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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2nd Post CASology Week #27: BLUE

Anything goes, but it must be BLUE!  This is my second card for this challenge.  I know I have been missing for months...there is a reason for that.  My older daughter was diagnosed on Sept. 12 with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma - two weeks later I was diagnosed with a cancer tumor on my lung.  My daughter is finishing up her final chemo in two weeks (we pray that she is done, we won't know until almost March whether she is in remission or not).  And I had my lower left lobe removed after Thanksgiving.  I am just now recuperating enough to get into my craft room and sit for a little bit of time.  I am chemo or radiation, they got all the it is just healing.  Prayers are sure appreciated for my daughter though, she has three children 11, 9 and 5!  We are walking with the Lord and trusting in His mercy and goodness.  Now for the card:  I forgot to add the link for CASology...HERE it is!
Stamps:  PTI Heart 2 Heart #2
Ink:  spring rain, aqua mist, blueberry sky,  enchanted evening
Paper:  PTI  White, blueberry sky
Misc:  dimensional tape


  1. Beautiful combination of colours & I love the layout with the single strip to one side. Great card. Jenny

  2. Those two cards are very lovely. Nice combination the cream backround makes with the blues and turqouise!

  3. Another fantastic card Colleen, I love those balloons. Thank you so much for sharing with us again this week at CASology!

  4. Wow, what a journey you're having! Thinking of you and your whole family! Your card is fun and full of upward movement, which is a positive step, in my opinion - hopefully things are all looking up for all you as you move forward! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Colleen!

  5. Wow, Colleen, you and your family have certainly been through a lot! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! I hope that you and your daughter are healthy and cancer free in 2013. Your card is perfect for the BLUE challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!

  6. What a fun card ... love all the different blues and patterns. You couldn't by walking in a better place ... thinking of you and your family. Anita in France :)

  7. Fun card! I just love balloons and the fun patterns and the fact that they are floating away really add delight to thin card!
    I am praying for peace, healing, strength and wisdom for you, your daughter and all those involved with treatment and care and all who love you.
    I'm so glad you were feeling up to crafting and sharing! What a lovely gift you've given us today!

  8. I'm glad that you are on the mend and hope that March will bring good news for your daughter. Love these sweet blue balloons! Thanks for playing along again with CASology this week!


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