Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grateful Heart

This week started off in such an awesome way for me. Late Monday afternoon UPS knocked on the door and delivered a box full of fabulous stamps from PSA Essentials. Hmm... like 85 stamp sets and plenty of ink pads. I mean, talk about being overwhelmed. This is my DT package.


Then, I received an email from the Jennifer McGuire regarding my recent Hero Arts card that was published on Create Stamping. I basically get several stamps from my wish list being taken off the list, thanks to Hero Arts publication incentive program. I thought I'll get one free set and I am already happy about that. But several?? Oh gosh, I was busting the dance move in front of hubby after I ran up the stairs yelling to let him know. ;) LOL...  Hubby call it happy stamp dance.

I organized all the stamps right away and only took out the ones that I need to use for my DT assignment, so I wouldn't feel overwhelm. Then, I received beautiful images from A Day For Daisies for my DT works. All in one afternoon. And, suddenly I just felt like crying. I mean, literally my heart feels like it could burst and I was filled with so much gratefulness.

It was such a strong feeling. Truly, card making has brought me so much joy this past year. I meet some fabulous, kind, & sweet new friends, I get to work with generous companies, I get do what I love, and I get to work with beautiful images all the time. How can I not but take a moment and say a prayer of thanks for all  these blessings.

Then there is you, who chose to follow my blog. When I lost my foster dad in March, you all keep me in your prayers, when I lost my job in April you send me encouragement notes, when I received great news about DT, you celebrated with me. So thankful for all of these.

For this reason, I feel the need to express the gratefulness that I feel in my heart. I know, many of these things are just small things. But they are small  things that fill me with so much gratitude. It's an amazing feeling and I thank you all for being part of it all. And, special thanks to my mom, hubby, and brothers who always cheering me on. Who always believe in me. Oh goodness... I am all sappy again.

Simply said grateful heart = joyful heart. You're still with me... reading this long post? Thank you. :) How about a card to end this long post? I wish you all many happy wishes.


May your days be filled with many things that fill your heart with gratefulness. Hugs.

22 comments:

Isha said...

Congratulations Vera. I am so so happy for you..everything well deserved:)
Hugs

Stephanie Muzzulin said...

Oh you lucky girl but so well deserved!!!Big congrats to you!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

What an awesome day for you Vera!! Such a sweet post. So happy for you!

Lin said...

And you deserve it all, Vera - so pleased for you!

Barb said...

What a sweet post, Vera! I'm so happy for you! Sending lots of hugs!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Aww, Vera. You're so deserving of everything! You're super creative & talented! Love witnessing your growth as a crafter! I wanna be like you! :)

lots of hugs,
Jo:)

Trina said...

:D

Judy1223 said...

Vera, it makes me so happy to see YOU so happy and it is definitely well-deserved. That is quite a package from PSA Essentials...have fun designing with them, I can't wait to see what ideas you share with us! That is so awesome to have won some stamps from Hero Arts through the incentives program, too. I'm not surprised at all to see your cards published...and I'm sure it will happen many more times in the future! I am most touched by your awareness of the goodness around you and your level of gratitude. I am grateful to YOU for sharing such a lovely post...a nice reminder to say a prayer of thanks every once in a while!
Judy

Virginia L. said...

So happy for you, Vera--stamping adventure is so satisfying, huh? Congrats on all your success!

Tanya said...

What a darling card.

And what a fabulous mail day! I love PSA, can't wait to see what you come up with!

chillin with Quillin said...

love your card, it so cute, so happy for you,and cant wait to see more of your work!!!!
Paula

Lisa Petrella said...

WOWZERS!!! What a happy mail day for you!!! I can't wait to see all of the wonderful creations you make with these new goodies!! Happy stamping!!!!

Aimes said...

Wow oh WOW! What an amazing delivery! I think I'd have to spend at least a week just stroking every set LOL!!!
So happy things are looking up for you! Goes to show that you just never know what fun ventures are around the corner :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cute!

Kim said...

Wonderful card Vera! I was right there with you celebrating when I opened up that huge box of PSA stamps...I gasped!! I'm looking forward to working with you on the team and can't wait to see your creations! Congrats on the Hero Arts pub too...don't they have the cutest stamps??!!

Brenda said...

Thrilled for you Vera! That's a heck of a lot of stamps to choose from! Have fun and cannot wait to see what you create!

Trinh said...

And we're grateful for you, Vera! Your success is well-deserved & I know you are going to be an awesome DT member for PSA.

Nancy said...

Happy congrats, Vera! I'm rejoicing with you. Enjoy your DT challenges and all the good things that come your way!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Yoohoo....congrats,vera! So so happy for you!
and your card is sooo cute!!! Love it!
Gosh....85 stamps....:)))

Pearl said...

Oh me oh my!!!!that is one super deluxe dt box!!!!!! How so very wonderful!!!! Very happy for you too! Tee hee!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, that is a LOT of stamps! Congrats on your new DT, Vera, and your card is the sweetest!

Levana Sunandar said...

so happy for you vera.. you are deserved andd it is looked so yummy! happy playing with all that stamp!

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