Belated Wishes and more

 I am so sorry to just abandon my blog. It has been super crazy at home and work lately so I am treading water as fast as I can.  :-)
My daughter recently fell getting off the bus and sprained her ankle.  Many diagnosed with  autism  have a high tolerance to pain.  She rarely cries and this  fall was a tear jerker for her.  I knew it was bad when I saw the tears falling quietly and it swelled up to a goose egg.  I took a photo to send her father when he asked how bad it was.  I am not a nurse so I figured a trip to ER  would be best treatment.  7 x-rays later it was determined it was a #2 sprain.  Not the worst and certainly will heal in time thankfully.
Meanwhile, the crutches are not the easiest.  Because she is on the spectrum, it makes using crutches very interesting.  Like how to space the crutches without doing a face plant, how to maneuver around objects without crashing into them,  and most importantly, how to remain a tip toe walker with two sticks and one injured foot not cooperating?  Good times in my household and at school.  The shining aspect, she has friends carrying her backpack for her which encourages social interaction with peers.  She also gets to ride the elevator at school.  ;-)  I really am trying to see the positive in this.  It happened, let's deal with it and make it work.  
I sat down yesterday and was able to create a card in between running the stairs which is really good exercise for me.  I made a card for my daughter's friend who had a birthday in August.  We missed it.  By a month and half almost. :-( Today we will see her to celebrate and catch up though.  :-)
I made this card for the latest challenge at Sentimental Sundays which is black, white, and one more color.  I used a Bugaboo image who is are sponsor this week.  I popped up his 'stache with foam dots and gave him a light coloring of pearl white from Copic.  That's a SRM sticker for the sentiment  The gingham print paper is from Lily Bee.  I love this paper so!  I am down to a tiny scrap.  I wrapped a piece of pink twine and made a bow to complete.
Here is a close up

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge!
Challenges I would like to enter in:
2 Sisters:  #113 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes 
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #30 Children's Birthday
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges: #41 Simply cute
Papertake Weekly: All Creatures Great and Small
Thank you for stopping by!


Julie Tucker-Wolek

:( So sorry she got her ankle hurt... I loveeeeeeee your card!! Loving the colors and the stitching!!!!


So sorry about your daughter's ankle. Your card is very cute!

Heather Rogers

This is such a darling card. I love the pink and black together. :D

Sorry to hear about your daughter. You are a good mommma and will nurse her back to health. :)


Kelly Lloyd

oh dear that looks painful.. Hope it heals soon.

Great childs card, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons this fortnight

Hugs Kelly

Ros Crawford

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter ... I hope she feels better soon ... and I know as a Mom how hard it must be for you ... glad you got to create and your card is beautiful!! Love the colours and that cute dog ... have a happy Sunday


so gorgeous card, love the cute image
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

La Vikinga

This dog is truly cute! I like the clean and simple touch of the card and the pink colour, thanks for joining in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight!



I am so very sorry to hear about your daughter's sprain!!! I pray she heals really quickly!!!
I love your card! That puppy is just adorable! :)

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What a cute card. So gorgeous design. I like the softness of colors and that dog is so cute. I appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Massman

Cute card and hugs and kisses to your daughter! Hope she heals quickly!


What a CUTE card! My prayers are with your daughter that her ankle recovers quickly...poor thing! HUGS!


Hi Amy, I hope your daughter heals quickly and so glad to hear she is getting help at school. Your card is so cute, love the pink, and that image is so cute. I hope your doing well too. Hugs, Rea

gina g

Fabulous card i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Hope your daughters foot is better soon.xx


Goodness your daughters ankle looks VERY sore!! Hope she has a speedy recovery. That card is just tooo cute! Love the popped up kitty. Im bet her friend will love it ;)


Your poor Daughter. That looks so painful. You know I have heard that a sprain hurts worst than a break. I love how you can make the best of a situation like this. Your card is just as cute as can be..

Big Hugs to you my friend.


great card , thanks for joining us at 2sisters challenge this week good luck x
hope your daughters feeling better


Sorry to hear of your daughter's sprain. That looks painful! Big hug!


Sorry to hear about your daughter, hope she heals up fast. Love your card and love how you did the adorable dog too!


Awww what a cutie! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xxx
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