Blessings to you

 We are in the midst of November now and I started my Thanksgiving cards to send to friends and family I can't share the holiday with.  I am so thankful for meeting friends here and other paper craft sites.  There are so many times I have wanted to toss all this to the side and say it does not matter but something tugs at me to reconsider.  Many times it has been you reading my posts and sharing a kind word.  You taking the time to  give me encouragement.  It has been extremely difficult for me to be here the last few months as you may have noted from so few posts and my inability to visit your blogs.  I apologize.  I feel very challenged because several months ago it was determined I had lost  visual acuity in one eye. Basically I feel like there is a constant shadow or a black spot.  I sought immediate care and was sent to a specialist. My pupils were dilated and  appeared normal so I was sent for a field vision test.   I failed it  and the doctor referred me for more tests  but I was busy with the new school year preparing my class,  my family, volunteering, and finishing a class I was taking for teaching.  I bought new glasses and started wearing them instead of contacts and also decided to step away from the computer more.   It seemed like it was better but last month I noticed it was happening with the glasses on and off.   I called the specialist and have an appointment on the books to be seen.  Yeah!  Thankfully I can still see almost perfectly with one eye which helped compensate for the other.  However, I don't want to continue on this path in case it leads to something more servere.  I keep thinking I am still incredibly blessed in all I can do and continue to do.   So all this leads me to my card for the day which is entitled blessings which I do feel greatly!
Thank you for stopping by!
Challenges for my card:

Bloggers Challenge: Birds of a Feather
Card Crafter's Circle: #49 Textures
Frosted Designs: Color challenge
Papercraft Star: #121 A Thank You 
Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks
The Squirrel and The Fox: #31 Anything Goes


Annette Allen

aww Amy I am so sorry to hear about your eye.. I will keep you in my prayers for healing... Hang in there and Have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

Your card is beautiful..


Beautiful card. Blessings to you also.


Oh my stars ... you are certainly in my prayers these days! I'm so sorry you are having these eye problems and pray that it will somehow reverse and be 'ALL GOOD' for you again! We are blessed to have your lovely creations to inspire us! Create & post when you can but don't over do it ... we will wait!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THANKFUL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'


Lovely card! The black doily and stiching are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Star!


Amy I am so sorry to hear about your eye and having less sight in one eye ( mu english is not perfect but hopefully you know what I mean...). I admire your positive mind about this; but it must be very hard to deal with from time to time.
Love your card; I want to thank you for all the beauty you create. It's always lovely to be here.Take care...


Ok, I'm in love with this card. Love how you used non-traditional colors and the black doily.
My eyesight is slowly getting worse too, even with new glasses and I also do photography so sharp eyesight it critical, so I am sending a big cyber hug. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters.


Oh Amy! I am so very sorry to hear about your eye!! I will add you to my prayer list. Hang on, I'll be right back. Okay, got you added to my prayer list and sent up a prayer for you.
In Mark 11:24 God says: 'Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.'
I know He answers prayers Amy, and I know He will answer this one for the best.
Your card is so so beautiful!! Love the turkey, the black doily and the great feathers!! Love it! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek

So sorry to hear about your eye!!! I hope you get answers soon!! Praying for you! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the doily and the feathers!!!

Truly Lori

This is a great card. I'm sorry about the issue with your eye and am impressed that you are moving on with finding out more about what is happening to your sight.

Thanks for playing along with us over at the Frosted Designs blog.

Happy Holidays!


Beautiful card, Amy, wonderful Thanksgiving card, love the feather! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star.

Lynne Armstrong

Thank yo for sharing the story behind your card Amy...I hope all goes well with your appointment and treatment...and that you can continue to craft. this really is a wonderful community! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox and hope to see you back again soon :)

Ros Crawford

Oh sweetie I am so sorry to hear your news ... I will keep you in my prayers and hope that soon you will see a great improvement ... you are a lovely lady with a big heart ... and we are always here to listen ... anytime ... I love your pretty card ... Thanks for playing at Papercraft Star too!

Trish and Treasure

Hi Amy,
Thanks for playing in our Textures Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. These are adorable papers and I just love your feather and the card colour combination,great card!
Hugs Trish xx


I am so sorry to hear about your Eye. That has to be so scary. I will keep you in my prayers my friend.

Big hugs


Sorry about your eye sweetie... I hope all is okay soon.

I love your creation - so elegant.

Thank you so much for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our Anything Goes challenge.

Hugs & HaPPy Crafting!
Karen - DT.xx



I'm so sorry to hear about your eye Amy. That must be very scary. Thinking of you and praying for a full recovery.


Amy, so sorry to hear about your eye condition. Hoping and praying all will be well soon. Lovely card!


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Amy, I didn't know any of this was happening... I am so sorry it has been so tough. ((HUGZ))
Thinking of you... Your card is beautiful. xox-Ali

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