July 7, 2015

CCC #154 and The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, Lawnscapping Sparkle and Shine

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Happy Tuesday!

It's hard to believe that it has been a week since I last posted. I am plugging along with my packing, but honestly I am getting to the point where I want to be done. With 14 years in this house and 25 years of stuff there is so much that will not fit into our new home. However, now is not the time to purge that is safer to do at the other end.  Next week I will start packing up my craft room, that is probably going to be the biggest undertaking. The key will be to do it without getting distracted!

It's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

This week the cue word is:



I don't know about you but I certainly could use a few of these on hand. I always have the best intentions, but I struggle with the execution. My repeat is the "Happy"!

This card is also my DT card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Celebrate!




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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...



I am also submitting this to the Lawnscapping Sparkle and Shine Challenge for the gold Stickles on his hat!




Yesterday my daughter turned 18, amazing how quickly these past 18 years have gone. I posted this photo on Facebook yesterday after sorting through 12 years of digital photos trying to narrow it down to only 9. What I re-discovered was how many things she was involved with in her childhood. There was 11 years of ballet, tap and jazz, 12 years of soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, school plays, skiing, arts camp, leadership camp and yes dirt bike riding. I am excited for her as she heads off to university this fall and I hope that she continues to get involved once she's there.



I gave her the card that I made for her during the Essentials by Ellen June Pin-Sights Challenge and she loved it because apparently I am her person too!

Have a great day!


30 comments :

Lynn said...

Love, love, love all the pictures of Brooklyn. Amazing to watch them grow!

And your card...seriously SO ADORABLE! Hope the packing continues to go well.

Ardyth said...

Happy Birthday Brooklyn! What fun to see you through the years! Hope you had a fantastic day! Tracey - love your card - the sparkly hat is the perfect finishing touch!

Nora N. said...

Oh!! Love this sweet card!! And your baby is 18!! Happy Birthday!! Love the fun photo collage you created!! They grow up so fast, don't they?

Hannelie said...

They do grow up too fast!
I love your cute design. That little tortoise is too darn cute!
(Best wishes for a smooth relocation !)

lostinpaper said...

What a fabulous CAS card Tracey!

laughadaisy said...

Oh, Tracey. ;-) I love the photos of your sweet girl, and the obvious love the two of you share for each other. What a beautiful young woman she is! Best wishes to her as she embarks on the next phase of life, and best wishes to you as you embark on yours. ((hugs)) Your card is awesome - love it!

Joyce said...

Love that photo collage of Brooklyn. So fun to see her emerge as a beautiful young woman from such a cute little girl. Happy Birthday to her, and congrats to you, mom, for getting 2 young people out and into the world as adults. Your card is adorable, and love the image of a turtle for a belated card.

Shannon McComb said...

love your cas card Tracey! That little guy is SO cute and love how you did the sentiment!

Annette Allen said...

I hope your daughter had a great birthday.. they grow so fast..

this card is adorable. I love that little turtle..

Laurel Beard said...

So stinkin' cute! And happy birthday to your daughter! Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping Challenge this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeee that card ... the turtle is ADORABLE!!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your girl!! She is a beauty!!!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

What a happy little turtle! So carefree on his way to wishing a belated birthday! Your pictures of your sweet daughter really capture a happy and active childhood. I'm sure there are mixed emotions about her turning 18. So much is going on in your life right now, but there will be an end to the moving, that one's certain.

Lisa said...

Such a cute repeat card Tracey!! I love the photos of Brooklyn and that you are her person!! Hop the packing continues to roll along smoothly. Put up some blinders when you head into your craft room ~ FOCUS Tracey, FOCUS LOL!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday to Brooklyn! What a great collection of photos, and what a beautiful and lovely young lady she's become! I know this is an exciting and exhausting time for you...I hope all goes well with your move and that you love your new home :)

Such a sweet card too, Tracey! I love this adorable turtle with his cute little party hat...fabulous take on the cue card!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the picture collage of Brooklyn! The years go by so fast. My little one will be 11 on July 10th....where do the years go?! Love your "Happy" repeat card!!! So darling! :)

Maria said...

Very fun card with the adorable turtle! Love all the photos of your daughter...Happy Birthday to her! And, good luck with the moving process!:-)

Beverley said...

Such a cute card and what a wonderful compilation of photos of your girl. Thanks for sharing :) Hugs Bev x

Jen Mitchell said...

Seems like I'm always forgetting birthdays so cards like this are a definite must in the old stash! I love the repeating sentiment and the glittery hat on the turtle. So cute!

Happy Dance said...

*Sigh* They do grow up fast, don't they?! One of my granddaughters will be a senior in high school this fall. Don't know where that time went. Thanks for sharing the collage of photos; she's a doll, and I'm sure she'll do well at University. Your card is adorable. Love that little turtle with his sparkly party hat. I think I need one of those! Love it! Moving isn't easy, but take a deep breath, you can get it done to your satisfaction. Can't wait to see your new craft room all set up! Bev

Virginia Lu said...

This card is so cute and sweet! Well done on CASing! And your little "birdie" is certainly ready to FLY away! I am sure you are so proud of her and have mixed feelings about her leaving home now...time flies!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Tracey. Love the darling turtle with the festive hat. Sweet pictures of your daughter. :)

Kara said...

so cute! happy bady to your daughter!

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be so late...I love your Brooklyn photo collage, so sweet and so beautiful! What a doll she is. And your card with that adorable turtle is as precious as can be...just love it and it reminds me that I have that set and need to use it too! As always, thank you for the inspiration.

Deepti said...

Adorable card! Love the repeat sentiment :)

Becca Cruger said...

Sniff* It must be bittersweet to see your little girl all grown up. But if she's anything like her mom, she's got to be one amazing person. Question: How do you line up your words so perfectly!?! I am JEALOUS of your ability!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I should have a truckload of these cards!!! Those pics of your daughter make me teary. Love your collage of her. what a gorgeous girl. I can certainly see how the years fly by! Sobering!! On another note, good luck with all the unpacking...!!!

Marisa said...

Cute turtle image and adore the gold hat :) Thanks for joining us at The Curtani Call.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sweet card! Love that darling turtle with its sparkly, party hat! And happy birthday wishes to your beautiful girl!

Anita in France said...

Such a cute card, Tracey ... love that turtle's sparkly party hat! Happy belated birthday to Brooklyn (I'm sooo behind!) ... what a beautiful collection of photo's ... no wonder you're so proud! Hugs, Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

SUCH a cute card! Love how everything is perfectly lined up and love the sparkle on his hat!