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Monday, April 2, 2012

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Hello all my friends. It's been quite awhile since I have been able to do any postings, As we know, life throws us some curve balls. Let me catch you up to speed with me. First I live in Maryland and my parents live 2000 miles away in Arizona. On March 8,  I made a trip to my parents home for my mom wasn't feeling well. . On March 22 I returned home and on March 28,  my mom  was in a vehicle accident and I flew back to their home on March 29.  I truly believe God protected my mother during the accident. She was T-boned by a car going 60 mph and her injuries are a lot of bruising, but no broken bones and she is up walking around and going on with life. It's amazing for she is 85 years old!

Are you familiar with Through The Craftroom Door magazine started two years ago by Suzanne Dean and Marti Wills? It's a fun craft magazine filled with articles, tutorials, crafting tool information and a whole bunch more. Suzanne and Marti's life has changed significantly since they started the adventure and have realized they no longer had the time to devote to it as they once had.  Well, I am now the official owner of the magazine and very excited and scared to start this new adventure!! I have a lot of friends who are coming together to help me bring to you the best online magazine ever!  The first issue created by me and my friends will be May 15. Please come check out what Suzanne and Marti created for it is filled with excellent articles and it is only going to grow bigger and better!

The few days I was home, I made several cards! This one fits two DT commitments, The Outlaws Greetings Challenge , pastel mania and Through The Craftroom Door, Spring, use a butterfly! Usually I do a separate one for each, but this time it's two for the price of one!!  This cutie is Rose's Garden by Sara K made for a very special friend, Sandi Huggett who I pray gets well real quick!

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Paper: First Edition, Spring Feast: Oozak.com has all of the First Edition paper pads and I love each one! Fulls of glitter, shine, pretty patterns and  really great prices. Oozak has over 240 different paper pads and a great place to shop for great prices and awesome customer service. Stitching with machine around the border. Cheery Lynn  Designs butterfly and scrolls. Ribbon from stash. 

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15 comments:

Penny said...

Colleen, first I am glad to hear that your mom is OK. That was scary, I'm sure! Second, congrats on acquiring the emagazine! I look forward to it. Third, your card is just beautiful! Love the SK image and the pretty paper you chose for her. And I always love die cuts! I think you used the same two butterflies that I did today! Crazy! Love the stitching, too!
Hugs,
Penny

Sharon said...

Thanks for the update on your Mom Colleen. Praise God she is well under the circumstances, it could have been so much worse. Wishing her a full recovery. Hope you Dad's doing ok too? A beautiful card my friend. Congratulations on your new ownership. I can only see it being a huge success. Hugs Sharon xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Colleen, Its nice to have you back with us, and I am glad to hear your Mum is ok and wasn't badly hurt in the accident, also wonderful news about the magazine and I will be checking it out, now your card, its absolutely beautiful I like the image so beautifully coloured, the papers and those butterflies,
Kevin xx

Catherine said...

I am so happy your Mum is well, what a relief it must be for you Sweetie... Your card is gorgeous, I love the paper and your colouring is fantastic... Love the butterflies too ! Take care Colleen ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! I love the papers and the sweet image! Your coloring is fantastic, as always! Sandi will love it! Glad your Mom is doing well and congrats again on your new venture!

Lorraine said...

Whew, I'm glad your mom is okay, Colleen! Your card is just gorgeous! Love your coloring of that sweet image and the beautiful papers and embellies!

Monica said...

So relieved that Mum is okay, Colleen, and I do know that the Lord protects us in ways more than we can fathom. You and your parents are very brave and the Universe loves brave people... okay enough preaching there...
This card is a winner as usual. Love the image - her hair and blouse are the cutest. Amazing colouring.

Monica xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous and one of my favourite images, huggles Pops x x x

Patricia St Martin said...

Colleen your card is just darling. I love the stamp she is adorable.
Yes I would be happy to do a tutorial for the magazine. I have done things in the pass for Suzanne. All you need to do is let me know when you need it by.
Hugs, Patricia

Angela said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful Colleen! I love how you colored this image and the papers you used are lovely! hugs, Angela

grandmaplenty said...

"I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum". Your card is just beautiful!!! I love the coloring and the layout.

G8country life said...

Hi Colleen, I'm so sorry to hear about your moms accident. I'm glad that she is okay, I live in Mesa Az. So I know how bad traffic can be. Now on your new adventure : ) I'm sure you'll do wonderful since your a wonderful, talented person and this challenge has prove you are a strong person. Keep up the good work and good luck, and keep us inform. We miss you when your not here : ) Elisa

Margaret said...

Glad to hear that your mom is doing better and I hope that Sandi is doing better. Your card is gorgeous. I love everything about it. Good luck on your new venture. I'll be checking into it on rules for submission.

Julie Richards said...

congratulations on becoming the new owner of the magazine. I am pleased to hear your mum is okay."I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum

Anne Fenton said...

This is a beautiful card...such a cute image...

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