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SUO Challenge 1 – Woodland Friendship

Today is the official opening of the SUO Challenges.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us!  You can find the challenge here.   To go with the fall theme I pulled out my Woodland Walk designer series paper since it has nice earthy colors and patterns.  I paired it up with Season of Friendship and the Two Step Owl Punch for this fun fall card.  The leaves are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and More Mustard.  Each time I stamped the leaves 3 times before re-inking the stamp to get a variety of shades and colors.  The owl sits nicely on his fall colored branch and sports a half pearl in the center of his chest.

I’m lucky to have anything to share with you after our experience yesterday.  On Sunday we had an impromptu block party to get rid of the extra hamburgers and hot dogs that were left over from the party last month.  I quickly baked some dessert and we headed down with the kids.  All of the kids were playing on their scooters and bikes and just having fun.  Evan wanted to go home to use the restroom so he ran down on his bike and Roger was following closely behind.  When he got to our driveway he said Evan was all worked up and crying because Colin closed him out of the garage.  What he didn’t tell us was that he fell over on his bike.  He continued to play and we were out well past dark roasting marshmallows and just talking with the neighbors.  When we got home to go to bed Evan was crying and said his elbow hurt.  He wouldn’t let me touch it, but it didn’t look scraped or bruised or swollen.  Yesterday he got up and watched cartoons, ate breakfast and just went about the day as normal.  We were going to run a few errands so we started to get the kids dressed and I heard the most awful screaming coming from Evan’s room.  Roger took off his shirt and Evan was yelling that he didn’t do it the right way.  That’s when we found out that his elbow didn’t bend.  It wasn’t bruised, but it was slightly swollen.  I called the pediatrician to find out if they were open and when they weren’t I took him to the ER.  He has a fractured elbow and is in a temporary splint and sling until we can get him into the orthopedic practice here.  We made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. Please cross your fingers that the fracture isn’t bad and that it heals quickly.  The poor kid can’t do anything he likes to do.  At least with the splint on he isn’t in pain anymore.  I felt so bad for him while they were splinting him up because you could really see in his face how much pain he was in.

With all of the things he can’t do my time is more limited this week.  I’m sure you all understand.

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Woodland Walk dsp, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Neutrals button, Two Step Owl punch, dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Half Pearl

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5 responses »

  1. Oh poor Evan. Hope you get good news today.
    The card is stupendous! So colorful.

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  2. Love how you used tree as a branch for the owl! And poor Evan – I hope he’s doing ok!

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  3. Jen – Your card is great! Hope that Evan is doing better and the news was good.

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  4. Oh this is so pretty! I love the tree from this set used as a branch! Wow…gotta try that.

    So sorry about Evan…poor guy! Praying everything works out at the ortho!

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  5. hi jenn-on my last post the name misty edwards showed up-don’t know why that happened-you can delete that post
    I am praying for evan-and thanks for the heads up on the suo challenge blog

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