ADDED: WED 31ST AUG – I am doing ANOTHER happy dance! This card won a “Top 3” pick over at Simply Stampin’ Challenge! What a thrill! 😀 Thank you so much to the team over at SSC!
It has been a GOOD DAY today … good all around!!! Skye was freaking out last night about 2 presentations she had at uni today … and both went really well. Sheree has been applying for jobs for next year as she finishes her teaching degree at the end of this year. Two positions were advertised today at our own school (a small Christian school) and she is so excited at those opportunities. Stace popped into her work today to discuss her maternity leave and has the ok for another 6 months … so she is happy! 😀 And … BIG NEWS!!! My mum saw the orthopaedic specialist today … and got a really good report. Infection markers are reducing … haemoglobin levels are back over normal … fracture is healing well … and she can “ditch” the walker and start to manage on a stick … full weight bearing & beginning physio to get her strength back! So … this means … we can start to “wean” her off the 24 hour care … and begin to have our own lives back again!!! 😀 😀 😀 So … here is a visual for you all … of me doing a “happy dance” around the house!!! 😀 😀 😀
Today’s card is for the current “Simply Stampin'” Challenge … PUNCH IT UP! I have been itching to try this idea for weeks after discovering a tutorial online for some FABULOUS punched frames. Check this punched frame out … isn’t it sensational!!!??? ……
This Elegant Eggplant punched frame is punched using ONLY a Pinking Hearts CORNER punch! It is all ONE piece! 😯 Yes … I can see you all frowning … wondering how on earth it is done??? 😉 Well … you will be amazed at this great tutorial … “Amazing Paper Grace” – Right Angle Punching (no. 2). Becca also has 2 other tutorials showing smaller and bigger frames. Did you also notice the NEW “Wisteria Wonder” card??? I have been missing our lavender colours since SU! did their colour review … so it is nice to have a new purple to play with! And … it is here for 2 years … so that is super fab!!! 😀 (Avail: Sept 1)
Mum’s care will still be ongoing in the sense that after losing Dad so recently, she will still need company. She is still unable to do some tasks that involve “reaching” or “bending” … so I will still be popping down for 2 – 3 hours each day … but at least it won’t be 8 – 9 hour shifts like I have been doing for the last 10 days. Hopefully that will mean I can find some time to visit YOU!!! Thanks for all your ongoing support, encouragement and prayers … it feels like there finally is “light at the end of the tunnel”! 😀 See you all soon … Hugs xxaxx