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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mothers Day

Hello happy crafters!! May is here and flowers and trees are blooming and I am loving it!  For those that follow me regularly our new Tempurpedic "Cloud" Mattress arrives later today wahooo! I cannot wait for it will be our third mattress in the past 5 months and I am so hoping it is our last. I don't know maybe I am crazy but I think if you pay over 2000.00 for a mattress it should automatically be comfortable and they were not! If you are thinking of going this route...I highly suggest purchasing only from a place that gives you 90 - 120 trial. It is costing us 175.00 to swap out but if your miserable it is well worth it. This is another upgrade so if it is not comfortable for 3500.00 just shoot me and do it quickly!!


Ok, I am going to talk very frank and open here and if one person hears and listens to me....It will be so worth it. 13 years ago I had a colon-resection due to diverticulitis. This surgery saved my life for they found colon cancer in it's early stage.  I had treatment and have been cancer free all these years. I go every single year for it is so important for early detection. The longer you wait the more it spreads and the less colon they can save and it will metastasize outside of the colon and spread to other organs.  I am having a little bit of problems on my way for another screening. It's a pain in the butt to do, literally but so worth the outcome. Please for you and your family have your screenings done. Please if you don't do it for you...do it for your love ones.

Now happier things!!! Last week I was commissioned to make 15 cards and family members with birthdays and of course Mother's Day! Part of my order is for 9 Mother Day's Cards and I would love to share these two with you!! Isn't she a cutie pie!



  •  Image: Bugaboo Digi Stamps
  • Copic Markers: Top G02, G00, G000. Pants Y04, Y00, Y000. Hair E49, E47, E44 E15, Skin E13, E11, E00. 
  • Flower Prima at SCACD
  • Martha Stewart Paper Pad
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16 comments:

Catherine said...

Your cards are delicious Colleen ! I love the layouts and your embellies are gorgeous !

Country Mouse said...

Colleen...thank you sharing your story, you may save a life. I will keep you in my prayers.
I bought that same Mo's image to make some Mother's Day cards.:)

Super cute cards...love them both!

Monica said...

Hi Colleen,

They are both wonderful but I love the image in the first as well as the shade of green. In the second, I like the flower - so bright and cheerful.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers... and hope that your tests go well. You are such a sweet and affectionate person... I wish you the best.

I am happy that you will get the right mattress at last.

Thanks for sharing about your life - so much to learn, Colleen.

Hugs and kisses,

Monica

Sara I. said...

I can't decide which card I love more, Colleen! You did an amazing job with both - the papers, colors and flowers are simply beautiful!
I am definately praying for you that all is ok and standing firm in faith! big hugs and good luck with your tests!

Amy said...

Colleen the first card is SO pretty and the second is SO fun!! Love them both!

Crystal said...

Colleen these are fantastic hun!!! Both of these images are wonderful and your coloring and color combos are AWESOME!!! gorgeous designs and work sweetie! Hope you have a GREAT Tuesday!

Cely said...

Just stumbled on your blog... your coloring is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing your talents!
http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous, I like the image on the top card, and the layout on the second one.
Kevin xx

melissac said...

I love your cards!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity! Blessings!

cabio's craft corner said...

Colleen, Cute cards and you did a fabulous stitching work on them!!
hugs,
Cabio

Sara said...

Beautiful Cards Colleen! Thank you so much for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

Teresa Jenkins said...

They are both so cute! Love the bling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Digi Design House.

Mary said...
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~Tammy~ said...

I will keep you in my thoughts. Before I was a stay at home! I was a GI nurse endo nurse, so I know all about this! Thanks for your public statement!! It's needed!!!! On a lighter note! Love your cards! Happy to be a new follower!! :-)

Brenda said...

Great cards Colleen, great job on the ethnic skin coloring! Love the design on both!!

cabio's craft corner said...

These cards are so wonderful. Love the pretty layout design and coloring on both :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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