Thursday, April 3, 2008

Reason to Smile

I really need to participate in more challenges! I think this is the fastest card I've ever made! It only took me 45 minutes! Which for me is fast! I am one of those 4 hour card people! LOL! This was for the technique challenge a few weeks ago on SCS. I would never have thought to ink up the inside of my Cuttlebug folder. I used Tri-colored Brilliance ink. I used that as my background paper. Then I used 2 colors of chalk inks and daubers to ink up the butterfly. (Thanks again Kivonne!) The other paper is by Memory Box. I did some machine stitching, added some Prima flowers, and a pretty silk ribbon.

On a personal note.....got a call from Misericordia yesterday. They want to set up an interview with Brian, myself, and Cortney. They feel she would be a good match for Misericordia. If the interview goes well, then the next step is Cort would stay there for a few days to see if it is a good fit. What does that mean? It means if she IS a good fit, they will officially put her on the wait list. This means she could get in in 5 months or 6 years, or 10 years. It is hard to say when an opening will become available. My emotions are so mixed up right now! I really want this for her, but I think the reality of it just kind of hit me right between the eyes! She is such a Mama's girl. I was thinking about the craziest things....like who is going to brush her teeth like me? Who is going to read her favorite books to her at night? Who will fix her hair everyday? Just writing this breaks my heart. I know no one can take care of her like me......but I know the reality is, I will have to let go at some point. For now, I pray they feel she is good fit, and an opening opens up in about 10 more years! (She is almost 13 now.)

28 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love those colors together! :)

Tracy.H said...

Love the card! What exactly is the program for your daughter? Is it aimed at older young adults or is this something for any age? Just curious. :0)

Amy said...

Awwww, my heart bleeds for you Michele! What a hard thing to have to consider--I admire your complete dedication and love for that sweet little girl!

Hugs,
Amy

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card Michele - truly gorgeous!

That sounds like a very tough decision for a mom to make - I am in awe of your patience and love for your daughter, and totally understand as a mom myself.

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise Bryant said...

Love this color combo. Congrats on your good news with Mis....Good thoughts going your way.

maria fiscella said...

Beautiful card, Michele...my thoughts are with you.

Sandra Smart said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. Your post here led me to look up what "Misericordia" was, and after reading about it, It really does sound like such a wonderful opportunity for your daughter. I know, easy for me to say right? I will say a prayer for you and your daughter!

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness i am TOTALLY IN LOVE with this card Michelle !!!! I really love it . Great job as usual !!

Have a great weekend !
Jenn :)

Jill said...

Very pretty! I love the patterned papers you used.

Crafty Connie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything works out for your daughter and that she is a good fit.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card!!! I'll keep you all in my prayers that good things happen for Cortny!!!

Deb said...

This is gorgeous and I'm sure you will do the right thing for both of you.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this card is awesome, love the colors and layout. You will make the right decision.

SpAzzGiRL said...

ink up the CB folder...awesome. Of course I don't own any but it looks totally cool.
And applause on the speedy card...can you see me cheering all the way down there?
I really didn't think this whole thing with Courtney would start out til years from now but it's a good thing, I would be stressing even if it were Max and he can pretty much get his own apartment any day now. Hang in there lady, everything will work out the way it's supposed to.

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dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card!
Wonderful colors..
Pretty patterned papers.
I love the Butterfly!
I really need to do more challenges too...when time
permits!

*Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

BEAUTIFUL card Michele! I LOVE that stamp set! Hugs to you. . .many thoughts and prayers too!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is just so beautiful and I just adore the colours you have used. Nikki x

Rose Ann said...

Your card is stunning!! I pray that everything works out with Misericordia.

Deborah said...

WOnderful butterfly card! Bless you and your family through this process. Deb

Allison said...

This is just a terrific card...great color combo! Good luck with your girl...we all have to let go in our own way throughout their little lives and it ain't easy (but I imagine even more of a challenge when they are so reliant on you).

Marja Sch said...

I love your card its so beautyful. It must be very hard to let your daughter go. Be it always will be like that. I think you a wonderful mam. Hugs Marja

Carol said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. The butterfly's intricite details are wonderful.

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I need to try that Cuttlebug technique--it looked really cool! Hope everything turns out okay for you & your family.
LeAnne

Elaine said...

Pretty card! I like the color scheme!!

I think I've got you beat; lol. I think it takes me longer than 4 hours to make a card. I told myself that I've got to stop thinking so hard about it, lol!!

MichelleO said...

this is a really pretty card! Sometimes the ones we stress less about and just let it go ends up favorites.

Prayers are with you and your family for a the best fit for all of you.

Nancy Grant said...

Another awesome creation Michele. Very tough decisions for you and your husband. I admire you so much.

Hugs,
~Nancy Grant

joslyn said...

great card i love those colors together.