Good morning, happy Sunday! My life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately - my 19-year-old daughter Cass recently moved in with her boyfriend, and I just found out that my 21-year-old son Trev is coming home from the Navy on an honorable medical discharge because he was diagnosed with migraines & sleepwalking due to an inability to adjust to life on a ship. It's basically a mild form of PTSD due to stress. He will be considered a veteran and receive all of the benefits as such. Although he is very disappointed (he actually loves the Navy), he is also looking forward to certain things. So anyway, yesterday Cass came over and helped me to clean out her room - four hours or so later, and it's pretty much ready for it's next occupant. LOL It was just.... kind of crazy. My girl living with her boyfriend and my boy coming home - if you had told me a year ago that this would be going on, I would have laughed at you. :) Trev is considering taking the civil service exam and starting the process to become a police officer. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks for your continued thoughts & prayers - he's in Japan right now and I have no idea how long it will be before he comes home. From what I hear, it could be anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months!
So for today, I made a card for the following challenges:
I used Lucy Loo Pearl Necklace with Skull from The East Wind, printed on DP from My Mind's Eye and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits then cut out using a die-cut from My Favorite Things. The chipboard embellishments are also from MME - I added buttons from my stash. Peace.
Hi Jenn...I hope everything works out for Cass and Trevor. I'm sorry that the Navy did not work out for Trevor. I can only imagine how stressful a military setting would be...it's not for everyone! I hope he will be able to find a career and job that he enjoys. Hope all goes well with Cass and her boyfriend. If Trevor moves back home, you won't have an empty nest for long. Glad to see your cards popping up now and again! Love your work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card love the Image, design, papers and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs ShirleyxxxxReplyDelete
Pretty card! I love the paper!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along with us at TMS!!
Hey, can I come visit before Trev gets home? Miss you! Hope things go well for both your kiddles. WOW! How you manage to deal with all the changes in your life is amazing, Chickie! So is your adorable card, BTW. Thanks so much for joining us at TEW. xxDReplyDelete
Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!ReplyDelete
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So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.
Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.ReplyDelete
Love your project. Great design with the buttons, colours adn layers. Thanks for playing atReplyDelete
The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. PS Could you plz directlink next time, I had some difficulty finding your project. Thank you Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx
Hi Bettina! I did direct link - I left 2 links as per instructed on the East Wind challenge blog, one direct link to this post and one to my regular blog since I used an East Wind image. :) You must have clicked on the regular link...Delete