A Thankful Heart - The Challenge #49

Happy November!

I'm kind of late getting my card 
this post done 
for this week's challenge 
The Challenge.

I've had a very hectic, crazy last six months to say the least. Since the passing of my father, I've spent three of the last six months traveling back and forth to WV to help my mom out. This last trip, I spent 7 weeks with her helping during her first few weeks of recovery from hip surgery.  I returned to NC on Oct 12, then two weeks later accompanied my oldest son, Patrick, on a four day trip to New Hampshire and just got back late Sunday!  Frankly, I'm not sure still whether I'm coming or going!  I feel quite like a stranger in my home. 

Yet, better late than never---

this week's challenge ---
a sketch!

There's still time to play too!

Check out the Design Team's projects 
leave them some blog love:

Nance Salkeld (YOU ARE HERE!)

Featured Designer --Geri - Manitoba Stamper
Guest Designer --Darnell Knauss

Here's my card, finally ---


And having a thankful heart for being able to travel with my son, I have to brag a bit with some photos from our trip to NH.  He attended a conference there for grad school to present part of his Master's thesis on American soccer.  I'm very proud of him and so glad we could spend that time together.  He lives waaaay over in Oklahoma with his wife, where they both attend school, and I live in North Carolina so I don't get to see him too often other than with FaceTime.

That is Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH
(where conference was held)
My son, Patrick Salkeld


Thankful Blessings!
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Bonnie said...

What a beautiful mix of papers and colors, Nance! I never can get those papers together! I love that sentiment, too! So glad you could spend that time with your son. What a blessing that you could have that time with him.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nancy, this is beautiful! I love the mix of pattens and colors! It is a perfect Fall thank you! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps! How wonderful you were able to spend such special time with you son! Fabulous pictures!!!! XX

laurie said...

Love your beautiful fall card!Such a cute apple. Sounds like a fun time with your son! I'm so happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week, Nancy! Have a great day!

LeAnne said...

I can't believe you found time to stamp! This is a real beauty...I just love that apple and all the layers, great sketch! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

Joanne James said...

What a fabulous mix of papers in gorgeous fall-inspired colours! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love these patterned papers, great job with mixing them to make such a beautiful fall card, Nancy!

Kim Heggins said...

Love all your wonderful photos! And your card is just adorable. I love that sweet apple.

Christy W said...

Love the layering! Thanks for playing along with the LT challenge!