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Hi Damask Lovers!!

Now, before you’re allowed to read this post, you have to take a trip over to the Gallery Idol page and place your vote…and you get extra points if you vote for me!!! (Just kiddin’ ya – but you really should head over and vote for your fave!)

Click HERE to go register and vote!!



Now on to today’s post!

I think I’m a cardstock clairvoyant. A scissor-crafting psychic, maybe. Why?

Well, last Friday, when I found out that I’d be in the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Top 15 (YAY–have you voted yet?!) I brainstormed ideas for creative die cuts. Among the cards that I sketched and eventually created on Sunday evening was this card…

I just thought it would be fun to use all of the PTI Wonderful Words dies on one card, so I came up with this sentiment on a simple white card base. I figured this card would be perfect for a husband or fiance.
Then…the very next day…
Andrew took me down to the pool deck and showed me a 6 minute video he made for me. It showed pictures and videos of us and he even recited a poem that he wrote just for moi! I cried through the whole thing…and it was an ugly cry too. Not the “cute-single-tear-down-the-face” cry. The “scrunched-up-face-nose-running-I-might-start-hypervenilating” cry
Then, he gave me this beautiful handcrafted box (no he didn’t make it, although I did ask!)
Inside the box was this….
And inside that little guy’s hand was this…
and the cutest part is that this little figurine was dressed up just like my Andrew…right down to the red flower lapel pin!
So, you see, I suppose I’m a little psychic right? Why else would I have made this card….
and this card…
and THIS card????
(well, maybe this one is getting a little ahead of ourselves!)
So that’s the big, exciting news!!! We’re engaged and couldn’t be happier or more excited to be on the road to marriage. We haven’t set a date, and we don’t have a venue, but you might be interested to know that I do have the dress, the veil and the shoes!! That’s gotta be a record right?  I only tried on one dress…and that’s al I needed to do!!!
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love…now I’m off to CHA!!! YAY!!!
OH, and before I go…here’s a quick shameless plug for the happy couple….isn’t he so cute?!
Adios amigos!

65 thoughts on “Big News…and some crafting too!

  1. Big congrats to you and Andrew! Looks like hubby to be is almost as creative as you are. Good thing he’s not in the running against you at Gallery Idol! 🙂

  2. Awwww, that is the best news!! I am so happy for you!! I LOVED reading your post…how fun!! And what a giggle I got when I saw the baby card! LOL!! I wish you both all the happiness in the world! Congratulations!!

  3. Congratulations on your engagement! I can’t believe that given the opportunity to try on a load of wedding dresses that you picked the first one though?! You’re supposed to take advantage of the situation and THEN choose the first one you tried! 🙂
    (I do the ugly face cry too, you’re not alone!)
    Congratulations again, I wish you both all the happiness in the world 🙂

  4. Congrants Amber, I have not idea how i missed all the these posts. Congratulations on your engagement and having your projects featured on the Holiday Cards Magazine. You must be over the moon. So happy for you!

  5. OMG!!!! It’s been a bit too long since I have had time to “blurf” so I’m a little late to the party…but I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! CONGRATS to you both!!!! What an AMAZING story and proposal!!! You still must be on cloud nine 🙂 Hope you are having so much fun at CHA! Congrats again Amber!!! That is such FANTASTIC news!!! With your creativity and mad skillz, I cannot wait to see what fabulousness you come up with for your wedding 🙂

  6. Shut the front door!
    What a charming way of asking!! He thought of something that would appeal to YOUR senses. Crafty and clever. What a sweet guy! Congrats to the happy couple! Cute indeed! And girl you are simply stunning! You look oh so happy in this photo. Wishing you joy and happiness forever and ever! 🙂

  7. WOOOOHOOOO!!!! Just catching up on visiting my favorite blogs and WOW, this is BIG NEWS!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!!!! So happy and excited for you!!! You two look like a super fun and cute couple!!! Happy wedding planning!!!

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