I was not sure I would get this post up today because I am struggling with my words.  My Grandmother passed away yesterday.  My mind is racing with thoughts so please pardon me as I try my best to word what I am sharing today.
This is my first week as a design team member for Sentimental Sundays.  Our challenge this week was to use a sketch designed by Dorcas.  Here is her sketch.  There are 22 examples by the design team on the blog to inspire you.  The team did an amazing job this week with their cards and I will say if you can't find one that you like then you can flame me  because the diversity is incredible and the talent is out of this world!  Unsure what the word means? Check below.

Urban Dictionary ddefinition of flame:

To insult someone electronically, or otherwise. Sometimes to be a group insult.

Okay so my card:
I used a sentiment from the new "Gratitude" set which includes 7 different greetings in over 70 formats.  I worked with several challenges when completing this card because as I mentioned, I am addicted to them.
My friend Pam sent me this kit from Cocoa Daisy for the month.  Almost everything came from it excpet the the lace, bling, and button.  Thank you Pam!
Aud Sentiments: #14 "Thanks" **There is awesome blog candy to sign up for!**
Daring Cardmakers: "Topaz" I had no idea Topaz is available in so many colors.  My first thought was of the blue Topaz and then I read about the variety of colors it is available in.  Wow!  Thanks for enlightening me!
My Sketch World: "Jan's November Challenge-Thanks and a button" She is offering a RAK at the end of the month if you join in so what are you waiting for?
OCC: "An Attitude of Gratitude"
S2G: "Use Thanks"  There is a blog hop you should see! 
There is Magic in the Air: "Thanks"  A new  digital site I found with some super cute images!

Thanks for stopping by!



I am so sorry to hear the sad news that your Grandmother has passed away. Sending you some (((HUGS))). How you've managed to work through this I do not know but you've made a simply beautiful card and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Daring Cardmakers too.

Love Lynda xxx


Amy, please accept my deepest condolenses on the passing of your DGM. I too am struggling as my GM was rushed to the hospital yesterday with trouble breathing, she is 95. And my uncle is also hospitalized with internal bleeding. On a smaller note, your card is beautiful!

Heather Rogers

Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. May you find peace and strength in this hard time. ((HUGS))

Your card is so sweet. Congrats on your new DT spot. I will have to go check it out. :)


I'm so very sorry about your loss. I will be praying for you & your family.

Your card is lovely.

Hugs & love,


Beautiful card! Sorry for your loss!


Hi Amy, so sorry for your loss - sending you lots of love.

Your card is so elegant & I love how the sentiment really stands out :)

Take care

Asia King (aka Joanna K)

Your card is really lovely, beautiful colours and DPs.

Sending your big, big hugs...xx


Nice card. Love the simple design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Becky G

I'm so sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers.

Your card is beautiful!

Hugs, Becky

Ann English

Oh, honey, aim so very sorry for your loss. It was all Saints Day at church which always makes me weep. It's good to grieve. Take care of yourself. Creating is very healing. Your work is wonderful. Your grandmother is with you always-I'm sure of it. Blessings.


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful card! I am so sorry to hear about your loss.


Amy, So sorry to hear of your loss.

Your card is gorgeous! I just love everything about it.


Amy, ((cyber hugs)) to you my dear. Sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother and the heaviness that comes along with loosing someone you love dearly. Only time will soften the sadness and loss you feel today. Here's to a uplifting tomorrow.

You card is just lovely and I love the design and the details to it. I especially love the colors and the pop of the blue banner. Just wonderful!! I am glad you found our blog and I hope you will come back and play along some more! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA at Paper Cupcakes!
Hope to see you next week!
Paper Cupake's Blog
(free digital images)
Paper Cupcakes-Stamps


Amy, Im so sorry about the loss of your dear grandmother.A difficult time for you Im sure but allow the Lord to comfort your heart and you go thru these next days. You did a beautiful job on your card in spite of it all. The layers, dp, lovlely lace and all the embellies work together beautifully!


Oh Amy...I'm soooo sorry to hear about your grandmother...hang in there....thinking of you...

gorgeous card..love all the fab details..


Amy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. This is a beautiful card and so well done. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you back next week with another awesome project. "Hugs" Carol


Striking colours and incredibly stylish card - love it!


Hi Ann, again I am so sorry about your loss. Your card is beautiful, I love the way you used the sketch!


I am so very, very sorry for your loss. BIG HUGS. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Joan B

I just found your blog. I am sorry about your grandmother.

ps. your card is lovely and I am also in No. VA!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh)

I am so very sorry about your grandmother. It is hard to believe that someone such a part of our lives is gone when the grandparents die. I lost a set of grandparents a few years ago. Sending prayers of peace and caring your way.

This card is very lovely and cheerful!

♥ Lisa


I am so sorry about your loss. Take care!!!


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and strength in this difficult time.

Your card is gorgeous.

Hugs and love,


Hey Amy i hope your taking care chick and im so sorry to hear about your grandma my thoughts are with you and your family. Your card is just totally lush! Take care

Sal xxx


So sorry about your news Amy ... thinking of you and sending you a hug ... Your card is beautiful ... cry when you need to, scream when you need to ... we'll all still be here ... xxx


So beautiful!

Lovely to see your work at Daring Cardmakers! Thanks for joining us!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

**Feel so sorry for your loss. Take care hun!**


So sorry to hear about your loss.

This is such a cool card - love the layout!

thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments



Beautiful card Amy and lots of hugs for yourself.
Shirley x x


Hi Amy, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Great card. Love the colors, lace, & bling!


This is gorgeous!


My sweet Amy I am soooo sorry for your loss of your Grandma:(

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now....
May you find some comfort knowing others care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Take Care xxx
`Many Blessings`

Gina Lindsay

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure your heart is broken.

Your card is lovely.

Julie Leblanc

Very Pretty, thanks for playing along at OCC.
Hugs, Julie


So sorry to hear about your Grandma dying recently. Our Dad died on Oct. 30th...so we feel your pain & sorrow. Just know that wherever you are, she is with you, guiding you along...take care...
and Congrats on winning the S2G THANKS Blog Hop...DEIDRE & KRISTINE


So sorry for your loss Amy! One never gets over the pain of losing a loved one. But she's led a full life. Remember the good times you've shared with her. Hugs to you! Please take care!

A really beautiful card! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, sending hugs your way...... take care!

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