Friday, March 29, 2013

Time to say good bye...

Well, it is Friday again thank heavens and it's gonna be another busy one. I have a little sad news to share today also. I have decided I need (not want) to step down from Stamping Bella. As a lot of my regular followers know, my dad has had multiple health issues over the past year and we have just gone thru another problem and my mojo has been truly lacking. I need to be able to be there more for him and my mom and so I needed to cut back somewhere. Hopefully my mojo comes back but at least for now I can keep up with my commitments without feeling my family is suffering due to my hobby. I do have some exciting news though so keep reading!

Our challenge this week at Stamping Bellas was an inspiration photo and here is my interpretation.

I  have used Ramona in her Balloon and am pretty pleased with my card. It took me forever to color that balloon though! I kept getting blue in the polka dots arrgh! I have used a little bit of gray prisma pencil on some of the edges for a little extra depth, will def do that more often. Ok, next week our challenge is a sketch and you have two ideas to choose from.

And my last bit of news is a little sad but happy too. My older kitty died a couple of weeks ago which was sad but he had been ill since Thanksgiving so we were prepared. We weren't going to get another cat so soon but I feel my other cat, Lucy, is lonely by herself. So tomorrrow we are bringing Wimbly home from a local foster home and hope they get along. Cross your fingers for me! He is only about a year old and has lived with a single guy most of that time so hopefully he adjusts to our family without any major problems. Ok, have a great weekend everyone!


17 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment, so heartwarming. Hoping things go well with your cats ;-)

Mary J said...

:( I will miss you from the team buddy! But I visit you every day anyway so I won't really miss you at all!!

I love your card - so beautifully coloured and such a fabulous row of flowers!

sorr to hear about your loss but I can't wait to see more piccies of Wimbly (what a great name!)

Have a lovely weekend sweetie!

M xxxx

Hanneke said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! I do hope he will get well soon! I will cross my fingers and hope that your new cat will get used really quickly! Lovely card today, I love the sentiment! Hugs, Hanneke

Vicki Garrett said...

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your father and your cat too. I hope that your new kitty brings you much joy! Going to miss you very much on the Bella Team

Hugs and Love,

VIcki

p.s. your card is gorgeous!!!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...

So sorry to hear of your loss and I hope your new kitty gives you lots of joy..:o)

Have a lovely Easter...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, Amanda! Love that image and your color choices. Sad to hear about your fur baby but am so happy that you are adopting another one in need of a good home. :-D

Anita said...

Beautiful card Amanda and she's one of my fave SB characters. Sorry to see you leave the SB team as I have enjoyed your beautiful projects with their stamps. I hope your father's health improves but you are right to make more time for your family. So sorry for the loss of your cat. Our pets become such a part of our families so I know that had to be extremely difficult. Love the name of your new kitty and be sure to post updates on our he's adjusting to all of you :)

Dana White said...

Amanda I'm so sad to see you leave the team, but I so understand!! You will be missed!!

Elaine said...

A gorgeous card Amanda and a gorgeous furry boy too!
I've loved to see your SB cards, but of course your family must come first. Your mojo will return, maybe you just need a little R&R!

Big hugs
Me xxx

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amanda, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad isn't doing too well and I sure hope that he makes a speedy recovery. I am also very very sad to read that your cat died. That just really tears me up as well. I am glad to hear that you will be getting Lucy another little friend. I am sure that with time they'll get along as well. If you need anything or if I can do anything for you just let me know. You know I am here for you my friend. Take care and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs, Lisa

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Julie Z said...

Great card Amanda! Yet another project where your gorgeous coloring just puts it over the top! Love the strand of flowers in the corner too!

So sorry to hear about your dad and fur baby....I can see things sure have been pretty rough for you. And I'm sure it was quite hard to make the decision to leave one of your teams - I know you really enjoy each of them. I'm sure you'll miss it (& they'll definitely me you). But at least you will have a little bit more time for family & everything else going on.

I really hope your dad comes out of all the issues he's been dealing with quite soon. And I hope your (soon to be) new fur baby fills at least a little bit of the spot in your heart left empty by the loss of your other kitty. It's amazing how much joy these little balls of fur can bring back to our stressful lives. (And I'm so excited you're bringing home a foster kitty - I have a real soft spot in my heart for shelter pets, rescues, and foster pets!!)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter Amanda and that Wimbly is settling in nicely now!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Amanda. I'm sure Emily understands that family comes first!!!

Congrats on your new kitty!!! I hope he blends in smoothly!!!!!!!

Kathi said...

I just realized that I was leaving a rather long comment, so I'll just email it to you.

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job coloring that balloon. The Seuss quote is perfect too.

It's been too long since I visited, but it's getting late, so I'll try to remember to come back and track backwards tomorrow!

Faye said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. How is the new friend settling in? Well, I hope. So sorry to hear about your Dad too. I hope things settle soon.

Yu do amazing things with colour and this is absolutely no exception. X

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