Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Puppy With Stocking

Hello Happy Crafters! It's Friday! Yay and tomorrow I will be on the beach in Aruba! Oh my gosh, I can't wait for it's been a very stressful 2 months. If you have been following my blog you will know I have had a very stressful two months after being told I had two brain tumors. It took 6 weeks to get an appointment with one of the best neurosurgeons in the world, at John Hopkins Hospital. And, you won't believe what happened when we arrived! We were walking up to the front door of the hospital and everyone was coming out and fire engines everywhere. All's I could think of was "today? NOW? you got to be kidding me" Well, to make a long story short - someone pulled the fire alarm and we only had to wait 15 minutes to go in.  PHEW.  My appointment was at 2 PM and I didn't see the surgeon until 4:30 - long afternoon. He showed me my two tumors on film and explained he could remove them or we could wait and see if they grow and  have MRI's every three months for a year. He said  there is the possibility that they will not grow any larger. We both agreed to not have surgery and do the MRI's. Don't fix what is not broken!!  

Hubby and I decided when this all happened we were going to Aruba for one week and it would be our Christmas gift to one another. . So I am packing by bags and tomorrow we leave! Ask me if I am excited!! I probably won't be able to sleep!:)

My card today is created with this adorable digi stamp Christmas Puppy and Stocking and you can purchase him at McMahon Five on sale for $1.50! Isn't he adorable?

Christmas Puppy and Stocking.

Colored with Copic markers: E29, E59, E25,  E23, E31, E21 and I think there might have been a few more in there! Red: R29, R27, R24, W7. Green: G05, G02, G00. Blue: B16, B14, B00. 
Paper: Bo Bunny: Father Christmas Collection.
Page from an old paper back
Scrolls created with Silhouette file
Distress Ink "Old Paper" was sponged around the image and papers. 

Hope you have an awesome day!! 

Entering These Challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Winter, holiday


Sharon said...

A beautiful card my friend and here's wishing you a stunning, relaxing holiday in Aruba after the stressful time you've had. Big hugs, Sharon xx

Penny said...

What a darling card, Colleen! Love that puppy and your beautiful coloring! Great design, love the die cuts & papers!
Now, go forth and enjoy the sunshine, Girlfriend! You deserve it. And be sure your hubby sings "Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take ya, Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama" etc. to you when you get there! ;^)

Catherine said...

Oh Colleen I am so pleased that you had some good news at last... I am sure you are going to enjoy your hols now ! Your card is beautiful, I do love those papers ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Monica said...

Thanks, dear Colleen for the update on your health condition... glad that as of now you don't need surgery. So glad you are going for a break - enjoy every bit of it.
This puppie is just adooooorable - love the way he has clutched the stocking in his mouth. The papers are awesome.
Keep well and have a great holiday,
Monica xxx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Your coloring is fantastic! So happy that you won't need surgery now! Have a wonderful trip to Aruba!

Jennifer Scull said...

to start, your card is just precious! I am going to look into that image, as it suits my vintage style so perfectly. :)

I am thrilled PINK to hear your wonderful news! prayers work, don't doubt it for one teeny tiny moment. and you, my friend, are being prayed for by oh, so many!!!

now go off into the sunshine and ENJOY! you have so many blessings to celebrate! :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

maryr917 said...

have a wonderful trip to Aruba-rest relax and unwind-I am joining all the others who are praying for you Colleen

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Adorable card Colleen!!
I wish you a great week on Aruba, relax and enjoy!
Great news from the surgeon!
Hope you don't have that headaches now anymore!

Sue said...

What a lovely cute card, Colleen! Gorgeous image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Sue x

Nonni said...

Hi Colleen, a super cute card! I love the brown papers and your coloring is fabulous. Have a relaxing holiday and all the best! Thank you for joining us at ATSM Challenge this week.

Tracey T said...

A very cute card - what a lovely, sweet image! Wishing you the very best of health and a fabulous, relaxing holiday. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

Danielle Vincent said...

This is a really cute card - so glad that you've joined us again at ATSM for the Make Your Mark challenge.

P.S. You are in my prayers that those tumors do not get any bigger and I hope that you come back from your vacation as happy and relaxed as you can possibly be! Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

He is adorable Colleen. Your coloring is gorgeous and love the design. I really like you tag. Beautiful card.

Laurian said...

Gorgeous! What a sweet image and your colouring is awesome!
Have a fabulous time in Aruba!


Faye said...

I'm not a doggy person, but what an adorable image! Super card. Thanks so much for joining us for our first Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. X

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So happy to hear your news Colleen!! Have a simply fabulous time and enjoy the relaxtion time :)
Oh, very cute card too!

Kylie said...

He is sooooo adorable! Just beautifully coloured too and way too cute for words! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous card - just gorgeous! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you back in the new year :)



Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card with fabulous colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

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