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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

taking time out for me

Ok things are really heating up in this house, the move is now inevitable and boxes are appearing all over the place, i am still sanding and renovating a few old pieces of furniture thats gotta look new for the new house and my husband is planning a business trip to China the week of the move.  If you are wondering how he can leave me with a house to move and three kids, imagine a screaming lunatic with more to do than one person can cope with and you get a pretty good picture of why he can decide to escape the move, lol.
So after sanding down a seat for the girls room and not having much joy today as the sander has now decided to give up the ghost so i gotta go get a new one tomorrow, i sat my weary toosh down and decided to make a card with an image that i have had colored for quite a while and enter it into the challenge on Sassy Cheryls blog  where the challenge is to use pink and a die cut.

I have certainly used pink and my die cut is a spellbinder that i used to mat my image.
Have a great week
smiles
Paola
P.S:  As we are all aware it is breast cancer awareness month and there is a new challenge called link up for pink in a breast cancer awareness campaign. so i am using my card to link up to the challenge as for those that know me will know this is a cause very close to my heart, perhaps later today i will be brave enough and share My story on my blog.  

26 comments:

  1. Oh! isn't she just sweet as can be! your coloring is wonderful! I love the softness of the colors!
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl think pink with a die cut challenge this week!
    Judy

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  2. Oh so sweet Paola! Good luck with the move hun. Hugs, Maria

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  3. Beautiful my friend!! You could also enter this into the Crafters Companion challenge as it's pink & green this month. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  4. Beautiful card, I love the soft colours and die cut.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

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  5. Paola - as always you make the most beautiful cards and with all your house in such an uproar, I don't know how you do it!!! Have a question for you when you have a free moment. I have been working on folds and pleats to no avail. My pens just wont blend the colors out, it looks like there is no saturation. Any suggestions? I am using cryogen, and am laying down 5 to 6 layers to no avail. Would love to get your input.

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  6. Gorgeous card! Please join Link Up for Pink; we have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes. My Creative Time is one of our sponsors! :)
    Yolie
    www.JustYolie.com

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  7. Gotta luv men! I think they do that b/c they know we can handle it. :)
    This is a gorgeous card Paola and an adorable image. Super stunning.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's think pink challenge this week. So glad you could join us.

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  8. Oh my, with all that going on how could you possibly find the time to create such a lovely card?! I don't know, I think I would have preferred it if my hubby had taken a trip to China the last time we moved. He about drove me crazy! If anybody can handle it, it's you!
    R/

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  9. Gorgeous image and colouring...really sweet card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. I love this Paola. Your colouring is superb, they should have you on the DT for Saturated Canary. Beautiful work as usual. hugs Sharon

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  11. It's Yolie again! I'm so thrilled to see your card linked at Link Up for Pink! Thank you for joining us!
    Yolie
    www.JustYolie.com

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  12. Hi Paola
    I am so impressed that with your house in turmoil with the impending move, you are still able to create such a beautiful card. You rock!
    I try not to dwell on why men do what they do at times, however he obviously believes you are perfectly capable of handling whatever comes your way. Do let us know when the move is due so that I can send out some good, positive thoughts for you.
    Each of us has a story to tell and need to be heard - I would be honoured if you share your experience with us. Take care x

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  13. Absolutely beautiful card....
    Thank you so much for linking up with us for Link Up for Pink....
    Celeste
    www.touchedbyabutterfly.com

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  14. I know you're feeling overwhelmed with the whole move thing, and so much of it rides on your shoulders - take heart dear one! You're moving to your very own wonderful home, where you can do with it what you like. I know it will all come together. This card is so adorable and I love how you did the sweet flowers to match. Talent just drips from your fingertips my dear. The image is so beautifully colored! You have the gift!
    Hugs,
    Barb

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  15. Hi Paola, what a gorgeous card!!
    Thanks for joining us over at LUFP with such lovely creation! ~Gaby
    www.gabycreates.com

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  16. Hey girlfriend! I didn't know your hubby is leaving for the move to your new home! YIKES!!!! Well...hang in there darlin'. Email me your new address and I'll get your little package in the mail! Oh...and your card? Stunning!! You've done an amazing job of coloring this sweetie!! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Have a great week, darlin'! Hugs. Pat (Frank)

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  17. I just found your blog and wanted to tell you how much I like your work. Your coloring is just beautiful and your eye for color is fantastic.

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  18. Um, your DH is taking the easy way out! God bless you!
    This card is positively adorable! So glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge. Hope you will join us again soon!

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  19. Wow paola this is stunning!!!!!! The colors are gorgeous and so is the design!!!!! Excellent work as always!!!!!!

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  20. I do hope you are managing to get through all you need to do. Keeping you in my thoughts.
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Good Morning

    I hope that you will be back posting soon, I miss your inspirational posts. Please hurry, I do however hope that the move went well.

    Have a great day.
    Marika

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smiles
Paola