Added: Monday 15th Aug … Looky Looky! Look what I got for this card … I am sooooo thrilled that even when my stamping time is so limited … I still get this sort of encouragement to persevere! Thanks so much Carrie (& the girls at PP) … this was a wonderfully special surprise!
Well … off to school today to see Sandy perform in the school talent quest! I am so thankful that my sis has arrived down from Q’ld for a few days … and I am able to hand over most of the “mum responsibility” to her … at least until Sunday! Sandy is doing a drumming performance with his friend Hayden … based on the Blue Man Group. They are a drumming team that perform all around the US … and Hayden went to a show when he and his family visited the US last year. The boys are doing the plumbing pipe routine … and have been practicing for ages! Should be fun!
Today’s card is a challenge combo … Inkspirations #81 sketch and The Paper Players #58 theme – “School Daze”. I am on a bit of a square card trip at the moment … I have three to show you! Here is today’s card …
So … I have to run over to Stacey’s to pick her up before the show. It is kinda weird after 4 mths of visiting hospitals/nursing homes … to suddenly not have to factor that into my day! Totally weird! 😯 And … it is nice to have a brief respite from caring for mum … although I am sure it will ramp up again next week! I had better keep moving … I don’t want to be late. Thanks for all your lovely comments recently! You have no idea what a lovely “pick me up” it has been each day to stop in here and know that my friends have visited. It almost feels like you have popped by to share a cuppa! Big hugs to you all … you are what keeps me sane at the moment! 😀 Hugs xxaxx
Glad you got a little break today to do some stamping! This is such a sweet layout—I love the stamped alphabet! Thanks for playing with us this week!
Andrea adds: It was such wonderful therapy … thanks LeAnne! I enjoyed having some time out … and it was a fun challenge! Hugs xxaxx
Love the apples, love the color combination and a great take on the sketch! So glad you were able to get some crafty time to yourself. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!
Andrea adds: Thanks Nance for popping by to encourage me. Such a fun theme … just wish I had some more appropriate stamps for “school daze” … but it’s good to challenge yourself to work with what you have got! Hugs xxaxx
On fire lovely….great combo of both challenges. Love the jumbo outline home made DP…too cute and perfect for the occasion.
Hope Sandy’s performance goes smoothly. Is it the same group that paint themselves all blue??? Take care on the run around and I hope the Qld relief to the Gong works smoothly!! ooxx
Andrea adds: He won!!! He & Hayden won the junior section of the quest!!! They were fab … I wish I could share the video! And … yes … it is based on one of the routines from the guys who paint their faces blue. I am almost wetting my pants … cos I just looked in my calendar… and guess what … TOMORROW HAS NOTHING WRITTEN IN IT! NOTHING!!!! Can you believe that? I ran from the talent quest to a funeral today … then took mum’s car back to her (after being at the panel beaters to repair that bump from some slimebag who backed into it near the hospital … and took off!) And … now I am home … and sooooooo excited about tomorrow!!! 😀 The Q’ld relief is soooooo appreciated!!! Hugs xxaxx
Very cute card, Andrea! Square cards are always fun! The apples on the Crumb cake and light blue make a great combo! Thanks for playing with the paper players this week!
Andrea adds: Thanks Lauri for your lovely comment. I wondered if this needed something else … or some other colour to “lift it” … but I do like this Crumb Cake/Real Red/Bashful Blue combo! It usually works really well. Hugs xxaxx
Wonderful colour choices on this one! Thanks for sharing your creativity at The Paper Players.
Andrea adds: Oooh … thanks Carrie! I was having doubts about the colours … so it is such an encouragement to know that someone likes them! Hugs xxaxx
cute take on the challenge, love the apples! Hope life is starting to settle down for you. Ta for the thank you card, much appreciated!
Love Fi x
Andrea adds: Hi Fi! So nice to see you! I have been stalking your blog … but it is pretty quiet over there!!! 😉 Glad you liked this one! Hugs xxaxx
I love this card, Andrea! The apples and stamped background look fantastic and that colour combo works so well together. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!
I read in Lynda’s comment that Sandy and Hayden won. Congratulations to them both!
Andrea adds: Thanks Sandra … it is nice to know someone is reading my replies!!! I know Lynda always reads them … but I wasn’t sure if anyone else did! 😉 Thanks for your lovely comments! Hugs xxxaxx
Good day Andrea! Thank you for the sweet comments. DO NOT waste time commenting on my posts do something FUN!!!! I am happy that things will beging to wind down to a more normal pace sans hospitals so that your routhine will be mor ein tume with your real life! As I said months back Blessings come in different packages sometimes. (wink) Hugs to you girlie and thanks for stopping in~
Andrea adds; I don’t consider it a waste of time … I consider it therapy!!! My stamping friends have been such an encouragement to me over the last 4 mths … I need to touch base every now and then! I am not as regular as I would like … but I love to visit when I can! Hugs xxaxx
Very cute card – glad you had some stamping therapy.
I do hope that “Tongarra’sGotTalent” was a blast yesterday & you enjoyed some time out. I’m sure it was great!!
Thanks for sharing your card,
Andrea adds: A little time out … then a funeral of a friend’s mum. But … today was definitely TIME OUT!!! Check Lynda’s comment for Talent Quest results! Hugs xxaxx
Adorable card, Andrea! I love the square layout! The scrunchy ribbon and the buttons are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!
Andrea adds: Thanks Ann … It’s so lovely to get such positive feedback! Hugs xxaxx
what a fabulous sentiment for a school related card and I love the color scheme. Fabulous!
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Andrea adds: Thanks for noticing, Jaydee … I did choose it deliberately! Hugs xxaxx
What an adorable card, Andrea! Love the color combo and the sentiment is SO perfect for a teacher. Very pretty! Such a great way to use that sketch, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! 🙂
Andrea adds: A lovely message … and a couple of apples for the teacher! Thanks for noticing, Anne Marie! Hugs xxaxx
Yay – for Sandy for winning! It sounds like it was a lovely day.
This card is a little bright… but certainly very happy.
Andrea adds: It is a happy one … and I am so enjoying every little spare moment of therapy I can grab at the moment! Hugs xxaxx
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