Treasure Love Forever

Happy Tuesday to you and welcome to August! In just a short few weeks school will start back up for us. :-) DD is nervous to begin high school. I am praying it's a smooth transition for her. We have orientation later this month which is a great time for her to become familiar with the school. I am actually wondering if we need to go another time as well to be certain she is aware of her surroundings. Heck, I am just as nervous as she is. Parents tell me middle school is worse than high school. Not sure yet. I think we made it through middle school but as the year progressed we saw more insatiability in classes and general anxiety. Not to mention her true personality shined through the third quarter. Oh geez! She has the determination to be a fantastic lawyer with her constant objections to things that are unappealing or incorrect. Not that we don't all have something we loathe but the guards of politeness will shield us from projecting our true thoughts often. Kids with autism don't have this "guard" and speaking her mind is generally my daughter's fault in classroom sittings. One time she corrected a teacher for a mistake on the board. The teacher told her to ignore it but she held strong about it needing to be corrected as she was subjected to take notes and stare at the mistake. She has a point. The teacher did not take lightly to her refusal to ignore and sent her to the office for not obeying authority. I was highly annoyed that the mistake was not simply corrected and a peaceful classroom could be had. I guess I don't get why some teachers make situations more difficult. I want her to listen to authoritative figures but in this day and age, I can't say I have absolute faith in some of the people who are teaching/enforcing these areas. Rant ending because I don't want to get into political views since this is supposed to be a creative outlet. Yep just sunshine and smiles. Rainbows. Maybe even double rainbows. :-)

Unto my card. A slew of Webster's Pages papers with some fussy cutting to emphasize the beautifully detailed images. A little Fancy Pants ribbon, K & Co. pearls, vintage lace, and Creative Imaginations rub on to complete.
This gives a little closer detail of the birdcage and the butterflies.

Finished inside of card:

My card is for the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: #21home(birdcage) and shades of blue, cream, white, and browns.
JUGS- #44 wedding
Pile it on: #30 butterflies
Paper Sundaes: #29 stitching
Flutterby Wednesday: #115 butterflies
Wild Orchid: #2 lace
Thanks for stopping by!



Wie your Card is so wonderful!

(Alphabet Challenge)

Kelley Eubanks

Gorgeous card!! :)

Sue Lelli

So many LOVELY details! FAB colors, too!!!


I love your colors and the image is amazing!
Thank you for Piling It On with us this week.


wow...this is stunning, a great vinage look which must have taken you ages...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.



very interesting! Love how you combined all the elements - I would never thought about that and the result is stunning!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


Gorgeous! I {heart} the pearls and stitching! Thanks for playing along at JUGS this week :)


Thanks for sharing about your girl...double rainbows...love it...altho I agree with you about that teacher...They should have corrected the mistake...

Your card is absolutely stunning!!!

Sandi McLean

Lovely card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting too! Sounds like you are on the right track with your daughter. Similar issues in my own family so know the struggle and the rewards. Thanks heaven for the rewards!


stunning, thanks so much for playing along with PIO.


Wow, this is beautiful Amy. I love all the layers and little details. My little boy hasn't started school yet so we have those trials and tribulations to look forward to!


Wonderful design for JUGS and the Tea Room this week ... thanks again for sharing your talent with us all :)


Beautiful card! I love all the elements you have used & the colours are fab! Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x


Beautiful card! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Andrea M

This is just gorgeous in all it's shabby chic-ness! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with the wedding wild card challenge at Just Us Girls!
Hope your daughter enjoys starting high school!


Amy...as always, just beautiful! I enjoy each week taking a peek at your beautiful creations. Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)


Gorgeous card Amy! Love the layers and the yummy trim!

I think that your daughter did the right thing by speaking up and making a point. The learning in school should work both ways.

Joan Ervin

What a beautiful design...sooo shabby and elegant with the pretty paper, lace, stitching, and the awesome birdcage!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!!! I think your blog is wonderful, too!!!


The whole card is beautiful but your birdcage is breathtaking. Really, really gorgeous!


This card is just enchanting ... I love that it is so tactile


oh my goodness....this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!


Very pretty card.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Lisa Kind

Very clever use of the dp! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


Oh...this card is adorable!!! Love all the cute details! Btw, personally, i think your daughter did the right thing!! =) Have a great day!


So beautifully vintage! Love it..the pearls, the butterfly, the birdcage...perfection.

Audrey Pettit

Your card is just beautiful! I love the kraft base and the layers of Webster's papers, and that birdcage is fabulous. Your ribbon treatment and use of lace is wonderful, too, and I adore the little handcut butterflies. thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.


So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.


Fabulous card with amazing detail. Thanks for joining WOC this week x

Colleen Dietrich

Yay, Amy! Your card won the top 3 at TSTR! I am so happy for you.

Nathalia Castellon

First of all, you have a standing ovation from me. I cannot even begin to imagine how overwhelming it must be having your daughter in high school now. She was successful in middle school and I've no doubt she'll continue on and make you even more proud of her than you already are.
I've got two auties myself, so I completely understand their black/white view of the world. It's a no nonsense, what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong approach. Personally, I love that trait in my children. Because of it they've made the right choices in many situations that could have gotten them into trouble.
Anyway, I could talk all day long about my boys and autism, so if you ever do feel like talking, just holler at me! :)

Oh, and let me not forget your beautiful shabby chic card. I have some birdcage stamps that I never use because I can't come up with a creative way of using them. Now after seeing your card I think I'm going to have to take mine out to play with!

Sandy Ang

So clever to cage the birds & nest image !

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