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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

City Crafter Challenge

The challenge this week over at City Crafter Challenge Bog is a card or project featuring "Little Children" and the sponsor is my very talented daughter Allison's CircusBoard Graphics.  Be sure to go check out the gorgeous work the DT and GD created with her Child's Garden kit.  I really love the soft subtle colors and charming vintage images of this set and figured I deserved to have some fun too! 

This sweet little gardener is fussy cut and popped on a mat embossed with Cuttlebug's Gracie's Frame and softly inked to bring out the beautiful detail.  I used some BG Nook and Pantry pp, some Webster Page's trim which was included in the Pixe Dust Paperie October kit (gorgeous!) and finished it up with a line of marching pearls and a simple stamped sentiment.   One of the really cool things about this kit is the unusual color palette--isn't it different and oh so pretty!

On a personal note, dear hubby had to have hip surgery two weeks ago and instead of finding a severely arthritic hip which they were going to replace, the surgeon found a massive infection in his hip joint capsule sooooo...as a result...and with some training...we're giving him three 2-hour IV infusions a day at home of a very serious antibiotic (two weeks down and four to go) and he gets to keep his original hip as a door prize.  Luckily he works from home and is comfortable sitting, so we're trying to get back to normal.   We have some terrific home care nurses who check in from time to time to make sure we're not making too many mistakes and then combined with 85 year old Grandma living here with hospice staff in and out, we feel a bit like we're living in a a bizarre medical reality TV show.  Never a dull moment.

Anyway, here's to a terrific Wednesday and happy creating!