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So, on Tuesday night I went to my last High School Open house.  It’s kind of weird to think of it that way.  My boy is a Senior this year. Wow.  This is the boy that wrote on his face with marker, gave himself haircuts and all kinds of shenanigans.  

So here’s a card that I made because of how grateful I am.

I’m grateful for my family, my health and all things good.  
cardstock:  stampin’ up hello honey/cherry cobbler, paper accents vellum,  sticker:  carta bella/a perfect autumn  other:  may arts twine, stampin’ up modern mosaic embossing folder

 What’s sparked this?

I read THIS blog post.
(check it out, it won’t take very much of your time)

Truthfully, I sobbed when I watched the video.  It gives a person perspective, doesn’t it?

I was inspired by the following challenges:

I used the sketch!

Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler
Stampin’ Up Hello Honey

I’ve been really lovin’ their color combos!


I was inspired by:

the colors
the pattern on the bedding:  I inked up my embossing folder with white, can you see the slight contrast in color?

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28 thoughts on “grateful.”

  1. What a sad story how heartbreaking to face the loss of your life so very young, tissues needed for sure. I too am so very grateful for life and family <3. Love your card.

  2. hard to imagine my 7 and 9 year old boys as senior. time flies. love your card. the vellum adds a soft touch.

  3. Oh Amy…I know…walking in the homecoming parade with my oldest tonight. One more year until he goes off to school. So many reasons to be grateful. Your card is stunning and the story breaks my heart.

  4. Thanks for sharing the video, it gives perspective to tings. So sad and so much curage. Sure makes one grateful for what one have. LOVE your card, such beautiful colors, love the dry embossed inked background.

  5. So pretty! I love the letterpress technique you used and the texture from the twine is just right.

  6. Ugh … that video … *sigh* — reminds me of "Me Before You" … *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* …

    Love the card .. that tree is gorgeous!!

  7. Congrats Momma! I remember going to my last open house. It was sad yet exciting at the same time.

  8. Love your card, and your thoughts about your son, Amy… seems like yesterday. Hugs to you…
    =] Michele

  9. Love that you inked up the embossing folder, need to do that trick again. Seriously this is one challenge happy card– how can you keep track? And vellum, you know me….

  10. This card is so great! You really rocked all the challenges that you played in! And that story was so sad – but like you said, it really does put things in perspective….

  11. Wow!!!! Love the color combo!!! May have to case you!!!!!! Love the hello honey!!! Yay uh, awesome card, awesome challenges!!!!

  12. Whoa. I don't know what to say… Thanks for sharing? Your card is wonderful, especially hearing your story. But Britany's story… geez that sucks.

  13. Beautiful card, Amy! Wonderful take on The Challenge sketch! I read about that young lady too. Heartbreaking and inspiring to cherish the important things of life, like our children. My 2 sons are both college seniors this year. So I know where you are coming from. Soak up all those special times! Nance, DT, The Challenge

  14. Congratulations on attending your last open house! I'm teaching kindergarten, so I'm seeing the other end of things–parents letting their babies go for the very first time. Love the gorgeous fall design you created. The contrast of the white ink in the embossing looks great. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  15. This is a beautiful, bright, and happy card! I haven't been able to bring myself to watch the video, though–I know it will be heartbreaking.

  16. Loving the inked debossing trick – always a favourite technique of mine! The circle of vellum really provides just the right amount of interest to place the tree on too! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  17. Amy, I LOVE the textured background with the inking technique! I need to use vellum more often. It looks amazing behind your Fall tree! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me…! this week! XX

  18. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for taking the time out to share with us at Colour Me…! We sure hope to see you back again soon 🙂

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