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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!



  1. This is gorgeous, I agree with you 100% with Allison's scrapbook kit, I too LOVE it when I first saw it, in fact, there are a lot of items in her shop are very pretty too, what a talented daughter you have!
    I love how you use the trim from Pixie Oct Kit with this creation too, very pretty, I am glad you enjoy the kit and thanks for the shout out!
    Sorry to hear about your house situation, hope you husband recover soon from the surgery!

  2. Oops, I forgot to say, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB, this is a perfect card for this week challenge!

  3. What a sweet card and I love that trim with the pearls :) I hope your husbands recovery continues to go smoothly and that he is 100% very soon! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

  4. Beautiful card ... fabulous set! Sorry about all the drama you are having ... hope things will soon be better ... thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

  5. OMG!! This is adorable.. I love it.! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. This is just precious! I did check out your daughter's store and the DT did a fabulous job and I was so inspired by their work! Sorry to hear about your family health issues! I hope all is better soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

  7. This is just an outstanding creation!!! I love it. Here's hoping your hubby rebounds quickly.

  8. Your card is gorgeous; perfect for the challenge. I hope your husband is recovering well! And thank you for your sweet comment on my little blog; I appreciate it so much!
    Have a wonderful day!


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