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Old 05-27-2018, 04:22 PM
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... as you guys know, we're devastated by the loss of our colleague and dear friend Amber here at SSD.

I have received a ton of sweet and sympathetic messages from people who admired and loved her and who want to *do* something to help.

I am currently doing my very best to come up with the answers and a plan to honor Amber and help her loved ones as a community. The nature of the situation is complex, so please allow us time to figure these difficult questions. The moment we have a plan, we will let the community know.

Thanks so much for your understanding and support during this incredibly difficult time for our team.

Lots of love going out to all of you!

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Old 05-27-2018, 04:27 PM
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Love you so much R ❤️ Thanks for looking into this for us.


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Old 05-27-2018, 04:29 PM
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:30 PM
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:46 PM
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Thank to you Robin for let us know and finding solutions in this terrible time.
I'm so sorry for you too and the SSD team! I guess how difficult it must be for all of you, her second family...
I'm sending you all lot's of love, true prayers and courage.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:24 PM
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:25 PM
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Thank you R for figuring out.

Love you all so much! Sending lots of love to everyone
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:33 PM
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It's so devastating. Lots of love to everyone <3

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Old 05-27-2018, 07:57 PM
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Hugs to everyone, and thank you for all I know you will do for Amber and her family.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:57 PM
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Thank you again R for doing your best in a difficult situation.

I keep coming back to the forums for comfort. I wish I could give every one of you a hug.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:01 PM
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:06 PM
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Thank you, Robin.
I love you, SSD team and community. I'm lost for words...I can't believe this happened. I am shocked and heartbroken.
Sending love and hugs to everyone
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:46 PM
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My sincerest condolences to all of you who worked with and knew Amber. Such a shocking and tragic loss, words do not seem enough.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:16 PM
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Thank you, Robin. I'm sure that Amber's family is in shock and not at all ready yet to think about what might help. Once you know and have something organized, I'm sure there will be a lot of us ready to contribute.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for guiding us through this Robin.

I wish I could hug everyone or say something to ease the pain we are feeling, but as so many have already said, I have no words.
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:15 PM
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Sending my love and hugs to you all. Wish I could do it in person. Thank you R for all that you are doing.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:10 AM
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:49 AM
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Thank you Robin for all you do trying to figure out how we can help.
Sending love and prayers everyone ♥
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:52 AM
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I still have no words...
but thank you for all what you're doing Robin. ♥
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:37 AM
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Just sending lots of hugs and thoughts to all at SSD and to Amber's family at this difficult time.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:56 AM
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Such a huge loss for her family & friends.......the SSD family, the scrapping community Hugz & love to everyone ♥
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:54 AM
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sending all my love to the entire SSD community.. that is a horrible tragedy.. Amber will be missed
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:54 AM
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:55 AM
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Thank you, Robin for working to figure out a way we can help. I'm sure it's not easy as you're dealing with the same emotions we all are feeling.

This is one of those times that I wish we were all close geographically so that we can share real hugs. Since we aren't, I'm sending out big internet hugs to all of the online digi family <3
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:46 AM
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I just joined up today, I had to when I heard this dreadful news. I wanted to say how shocked and heartbroken I felt about this tragedy. It's so very sad, and my heart goes out to their surviving children.

I am a designer at e-Scape & Scrap but I would love to contribute to a kit if that is what is planned or one of the things planned. Hugs to the whole community, I feel bereft so I can only imagine what you all must be feeling.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:13 PM
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Yesterday I was talking to my husband HOW PROUD I am for being part of a community that has a big heart like the ones you all have.

It is beautiful to see everyone talking soooo many good things about Amber. And knowing there are SO many people out there trying to help.

Proud of being part of this team, this family, this community. Thank you, Robin, for the 9174589673921739 time for giving me a chance to be part of it all.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:33 PM
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This is so devastating. Thank you, Robin, for planning a way to honor Amber. It is truly a loss, and her family is in my prayers.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:48 PM
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Words cannot describe the grief that so many of us are going through right now. I can only imagine how those really close to her are hurting today. Praying for you all to find peace, comfort and closure in this terrible tragedy as well as wisdom and guidance for SSD to do the right thing to honor Amber.

I agree with Tammy. I really wish we were all closer to love on one another during this time.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:32 PM
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Thanks Robin... Also sending hugs and love to everyone!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:42 PM
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It had been awhile since I have posted here but I had to come back to my "home" to say how sorry I am to hear this news. My prayers and thoughts go out to Amber's family and friends especially her daughter, Devan. I look forward to hearing what you decide to do here - I am here to help.

With much love from an old friend.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:21 PM
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No words, just lots of love.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:28 PM
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I join Tammy and Wendy, just sending a big virtual hugs to all of you, wish we could be all closer to share love and hugs and to reconfort each other....
I think of Amber all day long, I talk about her to my mom and sister, they share the pain of this tragic loss. I still find it is difficult to admit what happen...
I really hope that we can do something to help her children and her family. Again, I'm sure Robin and the team will do the best!
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:13 PM
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Such shocking and heartbreaking news. I still can't believe how sudden this is, it was a couple of weeks when she told us about how her life was going with homeschool*. Been praying for her three kids and their soul to be free in heavens. Rest in peace.
We will be more than glad to be helping in a way we can. Stay strong, SSD fam.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:39 AM
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Sending love and prayers. I was so sad to hear of this.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:10 AM
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So heartbreaking! Sending love, hugs, and prayers to everyone. I haven't been around in a while, but willing to help if there is anything I can do. Take a moment to love those around you near and far.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:43 AM
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As @jk703 said, I have not been around as much lately but I still always felt so welcomed in the SSD family. Praying that your happy memories support you in these diffcult days ahead. Big hugs!
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:50 AM
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This is just so devastating and I know you are working hard, Robin. Thank you!
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:42 AM
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Days later and it still doesn't seem real. Amber was a beautiful person inside and out with an amazing, loving soul. She will be missed forever.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:07 PM
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no words, so heartbreaking...
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:19 PM
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I just received the newsletter and I think everyone made a GREAT decision. I didn't know her, but I am spinning ... taking this week to grieve and process is the right decision. Thank you for putting people first ... one more reason SSD is home. <3
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:21 PM
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:43 PM
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This is such an amazing group of people, so much love and positive energy. Such a tragic & heart wrenching situation. So many prayers & thoughts going out to her family & sweet children. Life is so precarious & precious may we all speak a little gentler, love a little harder & appreciate our own families & friends. Love and big hugs to all my sweet Shoppe sisters.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:28 PM
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Thank you for the Sweetshoppe email today about Amber. Very heartbreaking..i cant imagine what the ppl who really know and love her are going through.
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Very sad news May She she rest in peace.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:58 PM
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So heartbreaking. My heart hurts for what happened to her and her family. She didn't deserve any of that and she was so very talented. She will be missed in our community.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:17 PM
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I have been so heartbroken since hearing the news on Saturday. Amber was definitely kind-hearted and so very talented. From the moment I met her, she was an open book and was always encouraging to me. I know from reading posts from others that she treated everyone as if they were her special best friend.

Sending love to all of my SSD friends. I am praying for Amber's family and friends, and all of us in the digi community.
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I know I'm late to the game and have been gone for a bit, but I'm so sad about this so tragic
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:07 PM
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I know from reading posts from others that she treated everyone as if they were her special best friend.
Cheryl, I think this statement beautifully describes who Amber was and why her passing is such a big loss to anyone who knew her. There are not many people who can open their hearts to everyone they way she did.
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