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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Missing you...

Here's my color challenge and Rubbernecker Blogger challenge card for today. Many distractions got in the way already this A.M. It all started at about 11 P.M. last night when a loud whisper came from the boys bedroom. "Mom??????, I need a sack lunch for school tomorrow" WHAT!!!!! I then lay there awake realizing that the same child ate the rest of the bread, lunchmeat, cheese, and finished off the milk before going to bed. Grrrrrr. So, I say "what do you suppose you will take as you ate the only lunch stuff for a bedtime snack?" He has the solution. I can just "pick up" the rest of the stuff when I run to the gas station for milk at 6 AM. Yeah, that will be economical..... So, I set my alarm for 5 and get up so I can go to WalMart and be back to get kids up and out the door on time. Said child then fell back asleep after I woke him up this morning and I ended up having to drive him to school. At least Marissa got out the door on time and with an approved amount of make up and Mom approved clothes today. I am down to child #3 that I must get over to school with all his gear for their much anticipated 5th grade camp trip. At least I will have one less to deal with until Friday..... Edited to add: DD calls to say that the Mom approved pants have self destructed and can I bring new jeans to school? Gee, why not? I have now been to Walmart, Middle School, Elementary School and High School this morning and it isn't even 9:00!!! Now the card.
Jeanne's blogger Challenge is Paper Piecing today and I combined it with the color challenge. Most of my Rubbernecker images are not candidates for paper piecing, and the floral party dress just didn't seem to be the right choice in sage and brown. The suitcase came to mind next and was stamped on a twill My Minds Eye DP. I stamped the travel stickers on the luggage a second time on cream parchment, sponged them and cut them out. The buckle and strap wers also cut out and pieced on. The road map is stamped on parchment paper, folded and on dimensionals. I stamped the petite luggage tag on vanilla CS and it is also on dimensionals. The sentiment is part of a stamp that says No matter where you go or what you do, just remember.... I'll be missing you! Well, I will miss my 5th grader somewhat this week.


14 comments:

  1. Your card is awesome, but the story about your son was even better. Had me laughing. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. You're too funny, Shelly! Oh how I DON'T miss those days! I love your luggage card! Perfect for both challenges!

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  3. What a morning!!!!
    I love how you did your paper pieceing! that map and the stickers are so cute!

    Hopefully tommorrow will be better with just two children---or will there be less than that?? (heh heh heh!)

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  4. BWAHAHAHAHAHA oh how I remember mornings like that! It never fails when one does something all the others fall into place! Even when they come home from college they lose their car keys in the mall!

    Great card Shelly!

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  5. Oh Shelly!! What a day, and it's only just begun!! Your card is fabulous though!! Love the dp you used, and the buckle...perfect!!

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  6. Perfect image for the technique Shelly!

    I've soooooo had many mornings like that!

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  7. Oh my goodness.....your story is too funny...well....I can laugh because I'm away from it and didn't have to live through it today. I hate those days where it's a whirl of unexpected busyness. Good luck tomorrow morning...(small giggle).
    I really love your card...I like the buckle on the suitcase and the little folded map. These colours work perfectly too.
    Hope you can relax a once the card is done until the children come home. Joan

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  8. Great card! I love the travel stickers and the adorable buckle on the suitcase! Funny story! I know how that goes-ugh, I have so many more years to go...

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  9. LOL, what FUN kids are, huh?! Your story gave me a good laugh, hehe! What an awesome card! Love the luggage and buckle and how you made the bg! Your always give us such a wonderful treat when visiting your blog! This is FAB!! Have a great week with one less kid--I want to go to camp too! That sounds so fun! :) hugs and tfs!

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  10. Oh you poor Mom! (Please forgive my little giggles?!) Just when I think that empty nest can be quiet .. you've helped me to remember why that's okay now! haha

    And that map on the travel card is perfection!!

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  11. GOODNESS...I got tired just reading this!!! Wow Shell...you sure are one busy woman...lol. I know the feeling though...with 3 of mine own...they sure can keep me on my toes! HUGS! Oh...and that card has me thinking I NEED A VACATION!!! Just 14 more years until my youngest is off to college! *faint* LOL!

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  12. this is so cool!!! love it!!

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  13. Cool card. Love the map.

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  14. Fabulous card. I too agree about the story being just as good.

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