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Follow Your Heart!

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Hi there my blog friends!

Guess what! I got up this morning … and put on my “trackie dacks” & my slippers!!! That was my statement to say “I’m not goin’ nowhere man!” It was so nice to wake up in my own bed this morning … lie in (just a little) … and know that my calendar today says “nothing to do today”!!! Yep … a free day!!! 😀 😀 😀 Mind you … tomorrow is super busy again … but … hey … I am sooooo going to enjoy my day off today! My sister from Q’ld is staying with mum until Monday … so we have that covered for a few days. Yippee!! 😀 Can you tell I am excited???

On Monday … Jenny, Leonie & I managed to sneak in a stamping day (before mum came home)! My dh commented that it was a “quiet” get-together … not nearly as noisy and silly as it normally is. I think we were all tired. But … even tired stampers … can stamp. And … it was so nice just to catch up and have a good natter! We made a couple of cute punch art animals (for Leonie’s class that night) … and we did a challenge card! Now … Leonie hates challenges! Her brain seems to reject the whole idea!!! She said she prefers to CASE! LOL! So … Jenny & I like to annoy her by setting challenges for her to do!!! 😉

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Now … this was supposed to have the new in-colour “Pool Party” as part of the colour combo … but because we don’t get the new in-colours until Sept 1 … I substituted it with Soft Sky (an OLD retired in-colour) instead. It worked quite well. So … this was another double challenge … a Simply Stampin’ sketch (#19) … and a Create, Ink! Colour Lab combo (#52)  …

Honestly … have you ever seen a bad card using the “Bliss” set. What a shame it was only available during Sale-a-bration! It is such a satisfying set to use! I love it! I am really happy with the layered “So Saffron” background. So … would you like to see what Leonie & Jenny came up with for this challenge??? I am always amazed how differently people see things. They both used “Baja Breeze” instead of the “Pool Party” … and they both chose the same stamp set … (although I think that was just Leonie being lazy & not going to look for something herself! See … I told you she had “attitude” about doing this challenge!!! 😉  😀 )

Jenny

Leonie

Leonie also “tweaked” the colour combo … and added some Basic Grey as well!!! 😀 Well … even though I have a “free day. I do have a few things to do. I have several cards sitting on my desk that need to be written and posted … and I need to catch up on some bill paying. BUT … I do intend to stamp!!! Yippee!!! 😀 See you all soon! Hugs xxaxx

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13 thoughts on “Follow Your Heart!

  1. So glad you have a free, stay-in, trackie-dack type of day. I’ve been off work with a bad cold and am hoping to do a bit of stamping, or maybe, shock horror, actually blog something!!! Have watched a gazillion load of tv shows, including all the TV series I’d bought from Amazon UK, so need to something else today that I can do in my trackies too.

    Have a fab day!
    love Fi x
    Andrea adds: OOohhh … what have you been watching??? Sounds like absolute bliss … watching endless TV!!! But … I do hope you are feeling better soon. Looking forward to checking out your blog for some eye candy! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  2. I think you’re right about the Bliss stamp set. It seems to bring out the best in everyone! I love how you’ve created your own background paper. Simply a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at the ColorLab!
    Andrea adds: Hi Jen! It is nice that you noticed the little details! It was a lovely colour combo! Hugs xxaxx

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  3. It was fun to get together on Monday Andrea. We were a little “quiet”!!!! Challenges are always good to stretch us so even if Leonie is going to kick and stamp she WILL do them!! 😉

    Enjoy your relaxing weekend,

    Jenny xxoo
    Andrea adds: Grin … absolutely … she WILL do them!!! 😉 Hugs xxaxx

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  4. I am so thrilled for you! Be sure to spend more time making cards than paying bills!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for the advise, Kim. I actually only stamped 1 card (today’s post) … but I did catch up with my blog hopping. (Or most of it!) Was fun!!! Hugs xxaxx

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  5. Glad you got a little stamping time with your friends – it’s great therapy and you’ve all made some great cards too! You sound as if you’ve been having a very busy and challenging time lately – enjoy that day off Andrea!
    Andrea adds: Hi Vicky! Thanks for the kind thoughts, Vicky! My blog friends have been such a support over the last 4 mths. And … It was fab therapy to stamp with friends! Hugs xxaxx

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  6. All three cards are beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Simply Stampin’ Challenge this week…x
    Andrea adds: Hi Sharon! Thanks … it was such a lovely sketch! Fun to play with! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  7. Very pretty card 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks Ruth! I am hoping to check out the other SSC entries this afternoon! Hugs xxaxx

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  8. Three fab cards using this sketch! Fab! Love the guitar one, I os hope we get this set one day 😉
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge
    Hugs xx
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sarah-Jane! The Bliss Card is the one entered for the challenge … the other two are friends’ creations! Hugs xxaxx

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  9. All hail the national dress and comfort of the trackie dacks!!! I love em and live in them!!! I am so glad you are relishing a nothing day!!! May many more of them come your way!!!
    Again…so luvin the way that the 3 of you…even Leonie….came up with such different cards with the same basic palate. Bliss is da BOMB…and no..you can’t go wrong with it…cause it contains b’flies!!! hee hee hee!!!! Your backgrounf DP is magical and provides such a wonderful base for a beautiful card. So well done lovely. ooxx
    Andrea adds: So many lovely responses in one comment!!! You are the queen of comments! 🙂 Hugs xxaxx

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  10. Oooh a tracky dak day! Sounds like heaven… just one step more civilised than pj day…lol!
    I do like your card a lot – as you said Bliss is an incredible set that can’t be made to look bad.
    I love your background peice. It’s subtley divine.
    And I think Leonie and Jenny are slowly selling me on the Extreme Elements set. I really like their cards too!
    Cheers
    Sonia
    Andrea adds: I made a gift card “box/card” for my daughter’s boy friend last night. I don’t know what I would have done without Extreme Elements!!!!!! Hugs xxaxx

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous. Of course, I love everything with butterflies and flowers. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.
    Andrea adds: Can’t go wrong with butterflies! Thanks for taking the time to say hi! Hugs xxaxx

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  12. Love that gorgeous butterfly on your card and the texture on Jenny’s. 🙂
    Andrea adds: What … no comment about the trackie dacks??? LOL! 😉 But … thanks for the lovely comment. Hugs xxaxx

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  13. Dear Ruth,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I’ll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com
    – Hi Marina! I do hope that all your lovely words were meant for me … even if you have addressed them to Ruth. I was very flattered by your lovely comments! And … definitely will pop by your blog and say hi! Hugs xxaxx

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