Friday, September 12, 2014

A sad goodbye

     I am so heavy hearted today.  My wonderful friend and team mate, Amanda Reed, has passed away unexpectedly.  Amanda and I got to be friends before she joined the Mo's Digital Pencil team with me.  She was such a talented artist.  Not only talented, but a wonderful friend.  She was a tremendous help to me during my health issues.  She was a nurse and played doctor for me with lots of great advice an encouragement to go along with what my own docs were telling me.  I was so thrilled for her back in the spring when she got to take her dream trip to England.  Amanda didn't have any children, but she does leave behind her husband and her cat babies.
     My sweet friend Alyce Keegan had also become very be close friends with Amanda.  She has set up a fundraiser with the proceeds to go to Amanda's husband Joe.  You can find it here.
     Today is Bellarific Friday and I am dedicating my card using Ramona and Her Wagon to my cherished friend.  Amanda was a member of the Stamping Bella DT before my time.  She was special in so many ways.  I'm going to miss her dearly.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11
hair Y11, YR21, YR23
jacket BG93, BG96
skirt B0000, B93, B95, B97
pants E41, E42, E43, R37
shoes N3, N5, N7
wagon E35, E37, E39
flowers Y15, YR68, E09, E93, E95, E97
bird B0000, B21, B24
grounding W1, W3, W5

     You can find the wonderful cards my fella Bellas have created over at Blogabella.  Hext week's challenge is this cool color inspiration.

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     Grab some of your Stamping Bella goodies and join in the fun!
     Have a blessed day!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Ramona and Her Wagon", Verve Stamps "Take Note"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--My Craft Spot "Tiny Banners and Toppers"
Miscellaneous--My Craft Spot Jute Twine


KimCreate said...

Hi, Such a loss to loose Amanda R. I only knew her for a short while when I did a month's guest spot for Kraftin Kimmie. She was very kind to me at the time. She also was such a talented card maker. Prayers to all that knew her.

Cazzy said...

Such sad news, and you have done a lovely tribute to Amanda.

Hugs to you.

Cazzy x

Tracey T said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Tracy. It warms my heart, though to read that our lovely crafting community are working together to raise funds for Amanda's husband. Your stunning card is a very fitting tribute. Sending hugs, Tracey xx

Martinas Welt said...

Oh no...I just was on her Blog, as I am following it as well. I can not believe it! I am so sorry!

Fiona said...

such sad news Tracey but your post is so lovely.

sending you hugs


Sue said...

Oh Tracy. I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Amanda, it sounds like she was such a lovely and special lady and will be missed by so many.
Your card is a beautiful tribute.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Geri said...

So sorry to hear this, Tracy. You and her family will be in my prayers. The card is just the sweetest!!!

Becky said...

I am so sorry to hear the news of Amanda. She sounds lovely.

Pam said...

Very sad news and I am so sorry, Tracy. manda sounds like an amazing person. Her work was lovely. Your post is a beautiful tribute to her and your card is gorgeous. Hugs.

Abi said...

Such sad news Tracey, your post is a lovely tribute to Amanda. My thoughts are with her family & friends. Hugs xx

Joann Burton said...

What a lovely tribute to Amanda. My good friend Kim Bell told me of the loss yesterday and I just could not believe it. Our hearts are heavy as I only knew Amanda from leaving some comments on my blog. My thoughts and prayers to you Tracy for losing your wonderful friend. I have already been to the remembrance page and made a donation. God received a very sweet angel yesterday. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Tracy... it's always so hard having to lose someone you're so close to... Especially when you can call that someone a real friend... My thoughts are with you... Your sweet card is a wonderful tribute to Amanda...
Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

heidy said...

Such sad news, and you have done a lovely tribute to Amanda,Tracy!!
Sending you big XXXXXXXX

Heidi said...

I'm sorry for the sad news. But your card is gorgeous Tracy!
A lovely tribute to Amanda.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So very sorry to hear of this loss of a good friend of yours - very sad news indeed.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a precious post for your dear friend, Tracy! I'm so sorry for your loss. Good friends are hard to find, and she was lucky to have you. Such a sweet creation!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so sorry to hear this sad news! My heart goes out to her family!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tracy, what truly sad news!! I'm so sorry! I just visited her blog, and her work was exquisite!! I'm so sorry for your loss and for Joe's. I love your beautiful card in tribute of her!! Your coloring is amazing, and I always learn more each time I see a card! Thank you, and praying for you and Amanda's family! Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing Tracy. Your card is a wonderful way to remember her and what she meant to you. You and Amanda's husband will be in my prayers. xx

Lisa M said...

I am so so sorry to hear this Tracy. Horrible to lose friends who have meant so much. What a beautiful way to help to her husband too.
Your tribute card to her is just perfect.
Hugs to you sweetie!
Lisa x

Niki Estes said...

Such a cute card! I love the CAS design. I'm very sorry to hear about Amanda's passing. I didn't know her, but I can tell she was very loved and respected in the card making world. Hugs!