Monday, August 3, 2015

A Bear and His Balloon

Hello Friends and Stampers,

I'm sorry to have not made my way around to all of your blogs in a very long time.  I had a Very busy July and just took my Certification in Case Management exam on Saturday.  I had two weeks of very intense studying to do but I am happy to report that I did pass the exam and am now Certifiable, lol.  

It's been a little while since I had that feeling that I could just sit and create something with nothing looming over me....except all the house work that NEEDS to be done, lol.   So I will post this and get back to cleaning up the house for the next chapter....which is going back to College in September for a Bachelors degree.   You know, it's always something right?  lol.   It's been 22+ years since I have been in school, so there is a bit of a relearning curve, but I think I can get back into the swing of things okay.  It's a new requirement that Nurses in specialty areas need to get higher degrees.  It will not make a difference in what I do or how I do it, but I will have some theory under my belt and the degree that satisfies the new requirements.  

I had a lot of fun with this bear.  I just love Birdie Brown designs.  This is Birthday Bears from My Favorite Things, I colored with my Copics and used Echo Parks Summer Bliss paper.  

Thanks for checking in. 


Playing in this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge. 


Lisa said...

This is so cute!! The bear is adorable!! I love how the balloon floats outside the circle!! Fun background paper, too!! Congrats on passing the exam!! Have a great day :)

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Donna said...

Adorable card and I'm envious of your coloring!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous CAS Holly, love it!

Lin said...

Fun design, Holly, with the tiny balloons all in the background! Congrats on your certificate - your hard work paid off! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Tracy Welham said...

So cute, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Millie said...

I absolutely love this!! Adorable!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Nancy Thomas said...

Oh..too sweet. Love your coloring on the bear. Congrats on passing the exam.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a darling card. I love the image and the paper is so cute. I admire you for going back to school I think it's easier when you want to learn something, rather than having to learn it just to learn it. Good for you!

Jill said...

Sounds like you've been really busy Holly! Glad you found a little time to create. If only there was more, right? :) Great little card--you make that bear happy! :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)