Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Bittersweet Day

I made this card for the My Favorite Things Stamp Sketch Challenge. I actually had a whole different idea and papers in mind, but when I saw the polka dots with the red and gold papers together, I knew they were destined for this card - LOL :)

I used my Favorite MFT stamp set"Lovin From the Oven". This was the set that made me a MFT fan!! I saw a card made in the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery, that someone had made and I said "I have to have that stamp!!". And the rest is history! I'm so excited to have many years of making birthday cards with it :) Isn't it cute??

I did make another card today but just as I was going to put the Finishing/last touches in my painting, I swiped my RED Tombow marker on my image!! AACK!! It's all Ruined!! :( Ever done that?? Oh well, I'll try to make another card and post it soon :)

And the BEST news of all today, I won the My Favorite Things September Guest Design Team Member spot!!! I get to participate in all the fun for a month, I can't wait!! I am so honored and humbled that my card was picked out of some Wonderful and Very Beautiful cards! This is something that I've wanted!! I am so happy! ...And now nervous, I need to do those wonderful stamps and everyone at MFT, right and make them proud! :)

Today also marks the 3 year anniversary of my father's sudden death, from a motorcycle accident. It is a bittersweet day for me, I wish he was here to tell all of this to. He would have been so proud! But this news makes me happier, knowing that I have a good memory attached to September 1st, now, and not just always thinking about what happened to him. I do think Dad is watching out for me from heaven and sent this small uplifting gift, to make me feel better :) I love you Dad and miss you very, very much!

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by Grace are ye Saved through Faith, and not by Works, lest any man shall boast.
~ My Dad's Favorite Verse


  1. Congrats Amanda! Excited to have you join us next month. I love your baking card. {{{HUGS}}} about your dad - I know he's proud of you.

  2. Hee Hee you are going to have a BLAST Amanda, love your card.

  3. Love your card - and congrats!!!!! How excited you must be. That's just fabulous.

  4. Oh, another beautiful card! Love the colors on this one. Great detailing!

  5. Amanda... this is such a sweet card.. yes I have swiped my image with a marker.. So frustrating. I know that losing a parent is so tough.. Keeping you in my thoughts.. Congrats on the guest DT..


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