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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Because of You

Hello Everyone! I am in Arizona visiting my parents for the next few weeks! My father is 89 and my mother 86 and they still live in their own home. My mother is still driving (eeeks sometimes) and there are some health issues, but all in all they are doing fairly decent. It's hard living 2000 miles away from each other so I visit every 2 -3 months for usually 2 weeks. The weather is beautiful in the 80's and tomorrow we are going to a lettuce festival. I know, I know!! Lettuce??? Yep, they celebrate Lettuce out here in Yuma!

My postings will be really short until I get home with limited information. Sorry:( I downloaded the photo's to blogger and completing the posting from here. Needless to say I forget what paper pads, or anything else I used.  If you want to know anything you would like to know, write it in the comments  and when I return home I will be able to tell you the name of the products.

I like to make my DH cards before I leave and place them in different areas for him to find while I am gone. On this card I used the duo stamp set  "Because Of You"  a beautiful silhouette stamp and sentiment from Gina K. It is the first time I have ever used a silhouette stamp and I loved it. Ink, Stamp done!! I stamped it right on top of the music sheet paper and I think it gives it a dynamic look! Looking at the photo now I wished I would had left a little more space between the sentiment and the rectangle box. Oh well, we are our own worst critics! I can always find something to pick apart on my own cards! Do you do that?  

The Sketch is a sketch for the March and April issue of Through The Craftroom Door Magazine, an online crafting magazine. Stay tune for a great big announcement from ME in a few weeks concerning TTCRD! 



Sketch
I did my scroll by using an adhesive die cut and sprinkled red glitter over it.

Well ladies and gentlemen enjoy your weekend! 
Thank you for stopping by!! I will finally be able to do some blog hopping while I am at my parents!! So I will see you on your blogs starting later today!! God Bless and Hugz!

15 comments:

Sharon said...

A stunning card Colleen. Something totally different hey! Enjoy this special time with your folks. hugs Sharon x

ursula Uphof said...

A lovely card. I am sure he will be happy to get it. I am going to have a look at that magazine now. Enjoy the time with your folks and take care

Catherine said...

This is such a gorgeous card Colleen ! Your DH will be delighted to find it, it's such a nice thought ! Have a lovely time with your parents and enjoy the Lettuce Festival ! Hugs, blessing and love from Catherine

Trina said...

How sweet of you to leave your man cards! This one looks great! Have fun at the festival!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Colleen,I like the silhouette, the papers and the touch of red.
Kevin xx

LilyPinkScraps said...

Lovely card Colleen, I love that colour combo especially! I leave my hubby notes in odd places when I go away - funny the things we all do :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! I love the color combo and the silhouette over the music! Such a nice sentiment, too! Hope all goes well while you are with your parents.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card! I have that stamp and never used it so will have to dig it out. I love how you made the flourish and think the music paper behind the image is so pretty. Enjoy your trip.

Crystal said...

What a GREAT card Colleen, WOW your stamping and colors are absolutely GORGEOUS girl!!!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
hope you are having a fab time, a beautiful card,luv the design, lovely papers, sue,x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey GF - where in Arizona?? I live in Casa Grande!

cabio's craft corner said...

Delightful card Colleen. what a great idea using the musical notes background on this dancing couple. Clever idea. Hope you are having a great time visiting :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the silhouette stamp on the dp and your black/white/red color combo! I hope your family is doing well and you have a great time!

Monica said...

Such a striking and elegant card that. And love how you stamped over the music text. The sentiment looks perfect peeping out from the side. SUPER card.

Monica xxx

What a loving wife you are...

Anne Fenton said...

Love this card Colleen..beautiful job!

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