Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Happy Wednesday everyone!!    I left Maryland on Sunday after our snow storm on Saturday to visit my parents in Arizona!! It was 91 degrees here today  and tonight it is 65 as I sit in their living room with the windows open!! Needless to say I am one happy camper. However, Let me tell ya about my trip here!!  My parents live in Yuma and even though they have an international airport only USAirways  fly to it from the east.  I already had a voucher for Southwest Airlines and decided to fly into Phoenix and take a shuttle to Yuma since they didn't fly into Yuma.. WRONG thing to do!!  I had to sit between two very large woman who were competing with one another for the strongest, most horrible smelling perfume and the loudest high pitched voice. Let me tell ya!! This trip was for 3 hours and 45 minutes and each minute seemed liked an eternity!!

My father was diagnosed with Colon cancer several weeks ago and has the beginning of Alzheimer's disease. He is 88 and as hard as it is,  I have to support his decision not to have any surgery, chemo or radiation. He has severe COPD and would not do well. My mother has the beginning of dementia and it is very hard living 2000 miles away from them.  This trip, I had no clue what I would have to face when I arrived. Well, it's all good!! My father has lost a lot of weight but has no pain! He is in good spirits and still tinkering around the house. My mother is doing good and this is turning out to be a great visit!!I didn't know if I would be able to go home and I am flying home on the 12. . I will come back in another month and keep doing this until I need to come and stay. My hubby, daughter and family are coming in on Saturday and so all is good!!! I know what's coming, but God has given me a little bit more time to be with my dad and I am very, very thankful!! Well, anyway that is why I go in and out of MIA with my postings. Thank you for hanging in here with me!! I am so thankful!

My card today was made for one of my card customers grandson!!  My background paper is digital and I forgot to bring all the information with me. I printed it out once on white card stock and the second one is the same images only  I used Photo Shop to colored some yellow sections before printing. I used Soot Distress Ink on all of the edges with a sponge. I am not sure who's digi I used and if  you would like to know about it or the paper please email me and when I get home I will send you the information.

Skin: E24, E13, E11, E01. Black: C7, C5, C3, C2. Gold: YR24, YR23 and Y11. Blue: B21, B00, B000 The sentiment was made in Word and used Nestability Scallop Ovals to cut it out. The footballs are from Jolene.  

TIP OF THE DAY: Did you know you can make pearl dots, icicles and much more with your glue gun? These are video's by Jo Ham, who is on The Outlawz Design team! I bought the the pointed gun and started making my own for they are so easy to do. I did purchase Bazzill Splat Matt: which is one slick, non-stick work surface! This reusable mat withstands up to 500 degrees. Nothing sticks - glue, glitter, paint, ink, wax, soap, or starch; it all peels off once dry. Resists the hot temperature of a soldering iron, wood burning tools and hot wax or glue.Awesome pad for they glue dots come off of it so easily!!

Don't forget to check out SCACD for all your crafting needs! The new Victoria Case images are totally awesome! You can the city skyline on my posting below! I used it  for a Steeler Super Bowl invite but it could be used for Christmas, Halloween or any holiday! Check it out!



Monica said...

Hi Colleen,

Thanks for this post... am so happy for you that you are getting to spend time with your Dad and Mom. And the fact that you have such a caring and loving family.

This card has such a cool image. Like the colour combo as well. So boyish - just right for a sports person.

xxx Monica

Trina said...

I'm sure he'll love it, especially if he's a Steelers fan!

Catherine said...

Dear Colleen you and your parents will be in my prayers... I know what it is like to live far from one's family and in time of worry the distance seems even worse... Take good care of yourself Sweetie and keep making gorgeous cards ! I love your last creation, fantastic for a man ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Crystal said...

He will just LOVE this, what an AWESOME design GF!!! LOVE that football dude!!!!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors you used for this too.
So glad you got to visit your parents and hugs to you in the upcoming months.

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, great images, luv the colour combo, fab design, sue,x

Sara I. said...

This is awesome Colleen!! Love it!! I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. xx

Georgiana said...

Wow! Your card is FABULOUS! I love the image and the colors you selected. Thank you for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week. Hopefully you will try one of our challenges again.

Carson's Creations
Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team member

Patricia St Martin said...

Colleen, This is a AWESOME card. Just love the football theme. You have some great paper. Thanks for joining us at Color me Creative.
Hugz, Pat

Roxann said...

Fabulous card! When my nephew played in middle school, (he's a junior is college now) I could never find a cool football player! Hope your visit with your parents is a good one! Enjoy that weather!

Anonymous said...

Colleen, I love your card and I'm so sorry about your Mom and Dad dealing with all that, many prayers for you and them. Hugs, Lori m

charlene said...

Great card love your coloring and the layout the whole thing is just awesome !
Thanks for joining us at CMC Challenge

Linda Palmer said...

This card is awesome! Love the image and the way you colored him. Wonderful layout. I'm loving your blog since signing up to follow. I am so glad you are having some quality time with your parents. Your Dad sounds like an amazing man. Will have your family in my prayers.

Creative Diva said...

Truly love the colors you used on the card. It is amazing. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- stopping in from the blog list at Outlawz- I am already a follower of your beautiful work!

Brook said...

Wonderful card. Love that image and your digi backgrounds are perfect with it. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Time of day

Kostenlose Uhr fur die Homepage clock for blog


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...