Monday, September 19, 2016

The Show Must Go On

     I thought this cute circus performer (Scrapper's Delights Progressive Freebie) would make a great encouragement card for a gal trying to decide if continuing with college is something she can do in the face of also raising twin 6 year-olds.  It does seem to be a juggling act, and nobody knows that better than I since I did that whole parent vs college student decision many years ago.

     In the long run, it was worth everything it took, including a lot of nights with little or no sleep.  Some people said I was lucky to graduate but was it luck or making one's own luck through perseverance?


     The image is colored with my ProMarkers, then die cut with stitched rectangle dies from Die-namics, as is the sentiment.  I layered that onto striped dp from the DCWV "Basics" stack.  That became the card front and I added the twine for a bit of embellishment but still kept it a very CAS card design.

     Challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Boots
Crazy Challenge
Lemon Shortbread
Path of Positivity
Simon Says Stamp
Words to Craft By

     I'm getting back into my routine after 10 days of craziness and then a day off completely to just be lazy and do nothing.  I'm going to do another one of those tomorrow if I can manage not to answer the phone.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Please continue to leave comments.  The "Word Verification" really isn't on.  BLOGGER INSISTS ON SHOWING THE "CAPTCHA" BOX BUT IF YOU IGNORE IT AND JUST PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT, IT WILL POST JUST FINE.  I WISH I COULD GET RID OF IT BUT THERE'S NO OPTION FOR THAT WHEN THE COMMENTS ARE WRITTEN IN A SEPARATE BOX. SORRY.  

18 comments:

  1. A thoughtful and wonderful card to encourage someone who has to be all things. Love it
    Faith
    x

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  2. I love the colours on this one Connie. Such a beautiful image too. Enjoy your lazy day tomorrow and hope the phone doesn't ring too often.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

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  4. LOL!! This is so super cute Connie!! I love your design and what a fabulous message! :) HUGS

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  5. Gosh, I was so afraid this card was going to be about exercise!!! LOL! Love it and yes, it really is a juggling act to go to school with small children.
    Hope you're ok and all is going good.
    Lynn

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  6. What a fantastic card, beautifully coloured and your colour scheme looks fabulous. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots All Squared Up Challenge.

    Dionne

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  7. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

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  8. Great design and coloring. I love the striped background paper. hugs, tEresa

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  9. Hey, NanaConnie! This card is delightful with its bright colors and fun image! School does take a lot of perseverance, but circumstances can definitely make a difference in the achievement of those goals! I certainly join you in wishing that young woman the best of luck!
    Katrina
    ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

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  10. .......and of course, thanks for sharing with us over at PoP! I was so into your message, I almost forgot to say that part! hahaha!

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  11. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  12. With all of that on her plate, that gal is going to need lots of encouragement - and this beauty will surely do just that! Thanks for sharing with us at Words 2 Craft By!!!

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  13. Connie, What a great card for a friend in need of some encouragement! I'm sure she'll appreciate this humorous take on juggling career, family, and schooling. Thanks so much for sharing with us -- and joining as a follower -- at Words 2 Craft By. :)

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  14. Fabulous card love the image, Thank you for joining us at our GI Markers Colourcrazy challenge. Helen DT xx

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  15. really cute project, love the image. good luck DT
    http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-24.html#comment-form

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  16. This is a fun card, Connie! Love the vivid coloring!

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  17. wonderful make Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    xx

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  18. Super fun card and really apt for the receiver!

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I read each and every comment and I so much appreciate the encouragement you give me. Thank you for taking the time to comment.