Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Good Luck! -- BLD Tuesday Inspiration

Happy Tuesday!!
There are a bunch of new school images in the BLD Digi Shop!!
Hope you can pop over there after you check out my card for today's inspiration post!

I have been MIA in blog land these past few days... 
Regretfully, I haven't been around to visit and I have not been my normal chatty self... 
MIGRAINES... again!! 

I made this card with one eye open and an ice pack on the other!!
(I don't recommend it!!!)

Here is Puddle Jumper School Time Piper
This card is based on when my daughters went to preschool.
The uniforms were navy polo dresses or navy jumpers with a red sweater.
They were also given little recycled canvas tote bags from the school to use as a book bag to hang in their cubby, so this image really makes me smile.  
I used this week's sketch from Retrosketches and it was just what I needed for a CAS card this week.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Marker Pop: #28
Retrosketches: Sketch #76
A.R.T. Challenge: #9 School
Kitty Bee Challenge: #5 School
My Sheri Crafts: #116 Back to School
Connie Can Crop: #13 Back to School

             
      (Age 4)                   (Age 3)      (Age 5)                         (Age 6)
My 2 girls when they were attending preschool and kinder.

Don't forget to pop over to the BLD blog to see what else the team has for you!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a GREAT day!!

36 comments:

  1. Your girls are way too adorable Nicole, and your card is perfect! Love the papers and that image is just so sweet! So glad you joined us at A.R.T.!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl !! :)) :)) I love the challenges @ ART!! Happy to play along!! :)) :))

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  2. What a sweet, sweet card and a super sweet story to go along with it! The paper was absolutely perfect and the good luck sentiment is such a cute finishing touch. Loved the pictures of your two precious daughters too! Oh and by the way if I could color with both of my eyes open as well as you did with only one, I would be thrilled! Your coloring is awesome!

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    1. Hee hee, you crack me up, Tina!!!! :)) :)) Trust me... I wasn't trying to test my skills... !! Just trying to "get 'er done!!" --- lol !!
      Thank you for your kind words! Your comments always make me smile!!! :)) :))
      Xo

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  3. I think back on my school uniforms with such fond memories! This card is too too cute and you've done a fabby job with PJ Piper! Your girls are just like Mama--adorable! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Sorry for your migraines :( I get them too. Dislike!

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    1. Awww, you are too sweet!!! Love that you think I'm adorable...!! :)) :)) So glad you remember uniforms fondly -- my girls (style divas!) hated them!! Lol !
      Yes, migraines are the devil & I absolutely hate them!! So sorry to hear you get them, too!!!
      Yuck!!! :(( :((
      I'm feeling much better today, so that's awesome!!! Xo

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  4. Nichole, so sorry you were dealing with migrains. My younger daughter suffers with them, so know how debilitating they can be. I must commend you for still getting this lovely little card done. Despite using only one eye, you have done a wonderful card. Feel better!

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    1. Thanks, Jenée !! It def wasn't my best effort, but I had to get it done. I think it turned out pretty cute considering I could barely see... Lol
      & I'm much much better today -- thank you!!!!!
      Xo
      PS -- sorry your daughter suffers, too! It's the worst thing ever !!

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  5. Oh Nichole, I'm so sorry to hear you've been dealing with migraines. Hope today's a better day! Your card is precious and equally precious are the photos of your girls! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our SCHOOL CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    Darlene
    A.R.T. DT
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. You are so sweet, Darlene!! I was miserable that night & the previous nights, but today was a new day & I felt great!!! Thank you so much for your well wishes!!
      Glad you liked the pics of the girls!!!
      Xo

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  6. What an adorable card! Just perfect for the first day back to school. I love the uniform look with the white knee socks! Too cute! Your coloring makes her look fresh faced and ready to walk off the card. Love the layout with the great prints. Well done! Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle!! :)) :))
      I'm so much better today!!! Xo

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  7. OH, this is just too darn cute!! I love your sweet card but those photo's of your little sweeties is just about as adorable as they come.

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    1. Hee hee!!! I put them on here to show my inspiration & to distract from my card a little bit!!! Lol (it's working, it's working !!!) -- tee hee !!
      :)) :))
      Thanks, Kim!!
      Xo

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  8. Wow - cute card! Considering you were so sick, this card came out just gorgeous. I'd say you're a pretty dedicated stamper! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it, Katherine!! I felt like absolute dog meat, but had to get it done!! :)) :)) I don't like to let a deadline slip by! Xo

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  9. This is such a sweet image! Hope you are feeling better!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie
    http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Connie !! I'm feeling so much better!!! :)) :))
      & thank YOU for following my blog!!! Xo

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  10. This is so cute!! Love the colors!

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  11. Super cute back 2 school card, Nicole! Love how you matched your girls uniforms...too cute! Hope you are feeling better! <3

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    1. Thanks, Sheri !! I wanted them to have something fun to remember their preschool days... They are so thankful they get to wear "regular clothes" now at elementary school!!!
      Feeling much better today -- thx!!!
      Xo

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  12. oh how cuuuuute! Your card is as always darling but the photos of your girls are so precious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So glad you like them, Mona!! :)) :))
      I love my 2 cute little muses.
      :)) :)) xo

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  13. Too cute--both the card and the photos of your adorable girls! Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Lori !! Yes, much much better!!! :))
      Xo

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  14. Oh those two are just dolls! Your card is super cute Nicole. The school themed papers are perfect to back up that little sweetie. Hope those old nasty migraines have left you alone. Hugs!

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    1. I'm feeling so so much better!! Amazing actually !! :)) :))
      Thanks, girl!! Xo

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  15. awwww! so adorable. I was stumped on this sketch. you did it up CUTE! adorable image, and perfect for the start of school. My boys have 10 more days and we are savoring every bit of it.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa !! I think we have about 12 days left... But, I'm not in any hurry just yet... More summer, please!!!! :)) :)) :))

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  16. Poor you, Nicole! You know I can relate. I hope you have a long time now before you get another one; that last one was a doozy! Still, look at you making this adorable card under these conditions! Obviously, you could out-card the best of us with one hand tied behind your back! And thank you for sharing more precious photos of your beautiful girls!! xxoo Darnell

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    1. Darnell --- I absolutely know how you must feel --- worst. Things. EVER!!! -- eeewwwww!!
      I wouldn't wish them on anyone - & I lose so many days when I do one... Just like you!
      So awful !! Thanks for popping by!!!
      & so glad you like the pics!! They make me smile!! :)) :))
      Xo

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  17. Great card
    Thanks for joining in at Kittie bee designs this week x

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  18. I'm sorry you have had migrains this week, Nicole...hope you feel better soon!!! Even with only one eye, you created such a beautiful card...your coloring is amazing!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Joan!! You are too kind... I wasn't thrilled with it, but my daughters were fighting over who would get it for their back to school card, so it must not have been too terrible!! Lol!!
      I have a card going up tomorrow that is also a back to school card & I'm curious to see which one of my girls will want it. :)) :))

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~~Nicole~~