Thankful for YOU, Nichole

This card is for you, Nichole in honor of the first PTI Nichole Heady Appreciation Blog Hop:
For 28 years, most of my identity has been as a mother. My two oldest sons are both living on their own, married and in their own homes and my daughter is in college. For the last couple of years I have really struggled with "letting go", which is the way it should be. I have done a good job as a mom and am proud of the adults my kids have grown up to be. But...what do I do now?
This is where you come in Nichole. I discovered PTI and your Capture the Moment blog. With it, I found something interesting, fun and creative that I can do with my time that fills up a little bit of space that my day to day mothering used to take up. I have things to look forward to every day that are centered on me, Cathy rather than on me, Mom.
I probably will never meet you in person, although someday I hope to. Your blog, your cards, your videos, and your wonderful company has given me so much pleasure, excitement and enjoyment of life. Because of you, Nichole, I have met so many wonderful people on the PTI forum. I absolutely love reading about and talking about everything PTI and your readers are the most thoughtful and encouraging people I have ever known.
Thank you Nichole for touching my life in such a positive, meaningful manner and for bringing such a big smile to my face on a daily basis. This is obviously not just a job for you, just as it is not just a hobby for all of your readers. I appreciate you and am so thankful for YOU.

35 comments:

Keva said...

Oh, those colors are great together! Love the card!

Laurie said...

Oh so pretty! Love the pink and black!

Aimes said...

Fabby colour combo! I just love this! And thank YOU for helping to spread the word of this blog hop!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

FUN color combo and card!

Sara Mac said...

Cathy, your words are so touching. We can all relate to Nichole's amazing influence. Your card is so cute. I really like the leaves stamped on the circle panel.

Susan said...

Cathy this is a beautiful card! And your words to Nichole are so heartfelt, they made me teary eyed. Thank you SO MUCH for helping me coordinate the hop. You are such a special lady and I am so grateful to know you. :)

BethieJ said...

Cathy your card is so PRETTY! I LOVE the color combo you used!!!

Kelly S. said...

Don't know if it posted, so I'll say it again! Your note is sooo sweet, and I so love the color scheme on this fun card!

Amy Beth said...

My fav color combo! I love the swirled circle!

Nerina said...

What a HAPPY CARD!! Love the bold use of colour here! Cathy - THANK YOU soooooo much for the time and work you put into this hop! What a beautiful idea. I'm so grateful to be a part of this opportunity to thank Nichole - what a great reason for a hop! {{HUGS}}

mamareebs said...

Great color scheme and I really like the black background.

peggysue said...

This is so true, stamping helps me discover parts of 'me' that don't exist within the family, same dilemma here with my three older kids in college, oh my goodness who am I now? And the stamping ideas we can find online at PTI help me so much.

Melissa said...

So fun and cute, Cathy! Love this idea! How wonderful that stamping has helped you discover yourself!

Kara said...

cool..love how you have combined stamp sets here!

Oooh, this is so bright an bold - i LOVE the colors and the card.

Gayatri said...

WOW! thats one fantastic color combo. Bold and Beautiful, Cathy! Love it to bits:)

Nadine said...

Oh Cathy, your message just touched my heart. Isn't it great the way Nichole and PTI has touched our lives? Thank you for sharing your story.
Your card is beautiful, bright and bold! Great color combo!

Quilter422 said...

so pretty, love the pop of the pinks against the black. and congrats on having your own identity - sometimes that's hard when you're "mom".

Amy said...

What a great story.....your card is soo pretty....those colors together are always a hit in my book!

Sue Ann said...

Love the colors and the card is perfect. Beautiful message and thanks for putting this together with Susan!!!

Jen Carter said...

Great color choice and such a fun layout!

IamDerby said...

Oh this is so cute!!

Bold and beautiful! I love the colors and the combination of stamps. Great job!

Lee said...

Such a super card.

Angy said...

You can never go wrong with Pink/Black color combo. Visually stunning - thanks for sharing.

teegee7617 said...

Fun color combo! Great card!

sugacatz said...

This is my favourite colour - raspberry fizz which looks simply stunnign with black. Lx

I'm glad you were able to find a hobby that fulfills you and makes your transition easier. Your card is beautiful!

Lovely card - creative way to use sets!
Sandy (Sankada)

Lisa V. said...

I love this color combo. Fantatic card.

Cathy, your card is very pretty. Pink, black & white is a striking color combo. Thanks for the inspiration!

Monica K. said...

Cathy, your words about Nichole were very thoughtful and touching. I'm sure she really appreciated it and your beautiful card!

Noora said...

Beautiful card! love the color combo!

Suzanne said...

Cathy, this is a fab card - the colors just pop off the screen. I love it, and your note to Nichole was very sweet.

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