January 14, 2015

Reverse Confetti Sketch For You to Try

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A card for the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You To Try #20.

I had this card ready yesterday but a funny chain of events happened.  Monday night I told my daughter to take the car to school Tuesday, I had nothing going on and it was going to be -20 C. I slept in (needed) and got up when she left, I was having my coffee and a very lazy morning when a friend called. We were trying to figure out an evening we could meet for dinner. It is 11:20 now, so I walked over tot he fridge where I have the family calendar and there was definitely something written in BIG letters right in the middle of the month right on January 13th!  TRACEY Lakeridge Health MRI 11:30. I can't tell you what I actually said but I started heading upstairs thinking I could get dressed quickly be out the door by 11:30. I looked out the front door and remembered that Brooklyn took the car!! I definitely can't tell you what I said this time! So I called the hospital and let them know I was coming but would be about 20 minutes late, called Brooklyn at school (she was on her lunch break) and said you need to get home.  She came home, I drove her back to school, continued on to the hospital, parked and got to the MRI reception by 11:55.  Not bad and really lucky the hospital is very close. Of course I had to wait because I had technically missed my appointment, but I got there and got it done. When talking to my hubby later in the day he said I thought you weren't going to forget things now that you have the fancy striped planner! Lucky for him he wasn't in swatting range.  So that is my Tuesday story. All that racing around is really more than I am used to doing these days, so Wednesday is going to be a rest day.  I checked both my Erin Condren and the fridge calendar and told my daughter to take the car so that there is no reason to go out.

If you are still with me here is my card for the sketch:

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33 comments :

LeAnne said...

Hey, those doctors have probably made you wait tons more than 25 minutes!!! Glad you were able to work it out...it only gets worse as we get older, LOL! LOVE your card, it's bright, fun & cheerful! :D Enjoy your resting day!

~amy~ said...

Whew, glad you made it for your appointment! I wanna see a pic of your planner!

~amy~ said...

sheesh, how rude am I?
I was distracted by your story since I do stuff like that all the time....your card is awesome. LOVE the colors!

Lynn said...

Oh I am still with you...I love your card, but know that you're not alone. . Despite calendars both Pat and me having email reminders, etc. we still miss major events! Glad it all worked out!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow, that big red "love" just makes me smile Tracey. Love this card. I can relate to mornings like that. I had a similar experience except I caught it the night before. Good thing I looked at my "planner". Ha ha.

icardeveryone01 said...

First off... love your card! I guess it's lucky school is so close!! Take care, rest, I'm thinking positive thoughts for the MRI... xo
=] Michele

Annette Allen said...

So totally LOVE THIS.. fabulous designing..

Joyce said...

Funny story, Tracey. I hope your MRI results are good. A day at home without a car hopefully means lots of napping and crafting time. Oh, and your card is fantastic. I love those bold bright colors.

Lisa Petrella said...

What a crazy day you had! This card is absolutely DARLING! LOVE the mix of patterned papers and the combination of elements! Fabulous work!

Becca Cruger said...

Firstly, your card is so darn sweet. Loving that color combo and that white panel.

Secondly, whew! That sounds like a stressful couple of hours. Your hubby definitely deserves a swat. :)

Lisa said...

Wowzers what a day you had LOL, so happy it worked out. Good thing school & the hospital are both close. I agree with LeAnne too, how many times do we hurry up for an appointment only to wait an eternity! CUTE Card, love the DP!

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS card! And I just love your Tuesday story. Sometimes I even set something by the door for me to take with and somehow I will still manage to forget it! lol I can understand what you went through. ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

Great card, Tracey! We went back to the big calendar because of too many double bookings and trying to co-ordinate cars. Even with reminders on my phone, I don't hear them half the time. I'm glad it all worked out and you made the appt.

Maria said...

Glad you were able to make it to your appt.! It just goes to show you were thinking of your daughter before yourself 'cause you are so sweet!:-) And, love your colorful card! I've been eyeing those dies for some time now!:-)Take care, hugs!:-)

Jinny Newlin said...

Ugh! That would do me in for the day, too. So glad it all worked out for you, though. And your card today is super sweet! I just love all those little hearts, and this palette is so pretty!

Lyn said...

What a great card and super glad everything worked out <3

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey ... lovely layers! Your appt ... quick thinking ... hope the outcome from the MRI is good ... now take a little time just to breathe! Anita:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a mess!! But even if you would have been on time, you know they would have made you wait! LOL!! I love love love your card! LOVING the colors!!!!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of the life of Tracey McNeely....I enjoyed it! ;) More then you did I ams sure! Your card is bold and wonderful!!!

Kim Heggins said...

OH MY GOSH....I had to pick myself up off the floor in order to write this! That is just too darn funny. And all that happened with your fancy striped planner. I almost forget to make a challenge card and it too was written nice and neat is my fancy striped planner too. So funny, I am guessing we are just creatures of habit. Love your card so sweet and I love that fabulous slated die...it is in my cart as I type. Just love it!

Greta said...

You made me giggle, Tracey! Glad it all worked out. Darling card!

Claire said...

Glad you made the appointment Tracey - nothing worse than remembering a doc's appointment when it's been and gone (as I tend to do!) Anyway, this is a stunner - loving all those die cuts and the big, bold design!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Tracey! Love all the layers!

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy you made the appointment, Tracey. I had to LOL at your hubby's comment though, mine would have said the same thing. :) LOVE your card and the colors!

cm said...

Let's call that one nerve-wracking, hectic day, my friend! Fortunately, it all worked out; little wonder you were exhausted! WHEW! Your comment about hubby not being in swatting range...tee hee! Too cute! Your card: love x love x love it! Pretty, plus!
Hugs~c

KayM said...

Oh your story was great Tracey! I have days/moments like that all the time. Isn't it a bummer though when you think you have a day with nothing scheduled... now to your card... OH MY! It' is stunning! Saw it on Facebook and fell instantly in love!

sandie said...

Oh Tracey, this made me giggle, I can imagine you running around like a crazy woman! Glad you got it done, I hate having MRI's. I hope you are feeling more relaxed and keep looking at that calender!! Love all the hearts on your card x

Virginia Lu said...

oh Tracey!! I am SO glad that you made the appointment! Wow, I know what that's like ...to find out almost to the time of your appointment! Live and learn, right (wink)!? I love the layering of this card, just fresh and colorful!

Sharron said...

At least you made it to your appointment and that's what counts! Don't know any secrets about remembering things--just know it doesn't get any better with age!! LOVE your card--awesome design and fabulous colors!

Jen Mitchell said...

LOL! Glad it all worked out! And I am loving this card. The colors are so vibrant and your design is a great combo of layers and CAS!

Marisa said...

FABULOUS card. Well done on getting things in order so you could get the MRI done and lucky you didn't have to go back to the hospital to get hubby tended to after you were done with him wink, wink LOL :)

Jean said...

Absolutely fantastic! Great pattern/color choices!

Amy Sheffer said...

Glad you were able to get the MRI done! Beautiful card! Love the rich red sentiment especially!