A pretty day with warm temps.  Are you sure it's November?  It's been exactly one week since my Grandmother passed away and today I wanted to spend some time creating in honor of her.  She loved cards!  In fact, she had a huge stack placed in her hands  inside her casket. I have a bit of good news to share.    Yesterday I received a happy email from Paper Crafts magazine for a card to be published in the  May/June 2011 edition.  It was a grand day for me and I can't help but feel like my Grandmother had a little help in this.  ;-) 
Today I made a thank you card because I am extremely thankful for all of you that sent me encouraging comments or emails.  I truly was overwhelmed with how much support I received and I am so appreciative that you took the time to stop and think of me.  For you:
I used a few challenges for this card.  The first was an inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room
I focused on the lavender and lace for my card with some stitching and distressed edges for a shabby feel.  Here's close up of that:
The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo designs and was offered as a freebie a while back.  I love her  sentiments and  printed it off the Stamp Something challenge which is to use a digital image/sentiment.  The papers are gcd Studios.  I mixed in a piece of lace, a bow tied with a button, and a glittered  berry pick  to embellish.  My card design is  based off of CASE Study #14 which features a fabulous card by Heather.  Where have I been?   I can't believe I am just discovering this fantastic blog!  To wrap it all up, I am submittng this in the Paper Play #45 challenge which is for lace, ribbon, and flowers.  What an awesome combination!  Some of my favorite things indeed!  They are having a DT call so you might want to pop over and check it out!
Thank you again for visiting me today!  I wish you a wonderful day!



What a beautiful card. I hope your heart is healing.


Tenia Nelson

What a gorgeous card!!!


Woohoo a card published!!!! Congratulations! You deserved it and yes; your grandmother will be so proud of you. I hope you have the strength to carry on; it won't be easy but I'm glad we can help a bit by thinking of you and leaving a comment.
Oops before I forget:; your card is gorgeous!


What a beautiful card, so soft and pretty!


What a pretty little card you've designed here, Amy! Congratulations on your publication!! Thank you so very much for sharing this sweet creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)


I'm stopping by from Georgie's SSS list just to say "Hi". I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. The card is beautiful!


I love your card Amy...it's absolutely gorgeous!

Heather P.

This is such a beautiful card!!


So beautiful...


Absolutely beautiful!

Love Lynda xxx


Well done Amy what a lovely piece of news at such a sad time for you. Love your card so simple and elegant.
Hugs Shirley x x

Mona Pendleton

Pretty card Amy! So soft and serene looking!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh)

Oh that is great Amy! I am so happy for you getting published! This card is fabulous! Wow!


beautiful card. Sorry about your grandmother. Congrats on the publication.


This is beautiful, so simple and elegant! Just love that crochet lace.

Andrea Ewen

Congratulations on your card being published! This one is a stunner...love the delicate lace at the bottom and the wonderful sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study challenges!

Windy Robinson Life Handmade

Beautiful card & congrats on your happy email:)


gosh that is sooooo pretty!!!!


Gorgeous work here...sorry to hear about your grandmother and congrats on the bit of good news to brighten your day!

Thanks for playing along with the CASE study blog - I'm really happy to be their sponsor this week!


Congrats on your pub!! It is so well deserved! I hope you know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I loved to read how your grandmother was holding onto cards inside the casket...that is so sweet. Your card couldn't be more beautiful!


Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I haven't been online visiting anyone for awhile so I'm just now finding out. Please know I'll be thinking of you and your family. Lots of hugs and love to you!! This card is beyond lovely. It's so sweet and the addition of lace and berries are marvelous. Congratulations on your publication! That's so exciting and so well deserved!! Again, tons of love! ♥♥ Kay

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Totally delightful :) I'm glad you found us, thanks for playing!! xxx

Jean Martin

Oooh such a girlie sweet card!!! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! :)

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