Monday, June 4, 2012

Just a few minutes

This last week has been a whirlwind.  We had a friend of my husband's funeral and wake to attend on Monday and Tuesday which was difficult for him since he died of the SAME cancer my husband has.  They were college classmates so there were pictures of them together and they were in the UW-Marching Band.  It was overwhelming that 2500 people attended the wake and about 1000 for the funeral.  My husband knows a lot of people just like this friend because he was a teacher at a local high school for the band program whereas my husband taught music at the local college for 35+ years.  My mother-in-law, who is 87, was in a car accident on Tuesday where she was driving and was hospitalized with a leg fracture so my husband went with his sister to visit her on Wednesday since she is about 70 miles away.  We went to visit her in the nursing home where she is getting rehab on Saturday.  So needless to say, my husband didn't keep up with his fluid intake this week so Sunday night I had to take him to the ER to get fluids again.  I feel like all I do is nag him to drink and try to add flavoring to bottled water so he will drink it.  I did spend a little time today making these cards because I needed to escape.  Hopefully this week will be better.
We have new neighbors across the street so I made the first card using the color for Skipping Stones Challenge.  My second card uses the sketch for Sassy Cheryl.  And then I thought I better have a sympathy card on hand so I used Chupa's sketch and the CR84FN55 colors for this card.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Mediterranean Sea, Under the Boadwalk
Cardstock:  Paper Company & Recollections
Stamp:  Melonheadz - Moving day
Spellbinder:  Large standard circle
Buttons:  stash
Ribbon:  JoAnn's

Verve: Viva La Verve Sketch June Week 1
Skipping Stones :

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit- Hey cupcake
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Sassy Sally's Big Cupcake
             Just Rite
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Buttons:  Papertrey
Ribbon:  Offray
Spellbinders:  Small & Large standard circles

Sassy Cheryl - Sketch

Paper:  Bearly Mine: Plaid & Floral Breeze
Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry
Embossing:  M-bossibilities
Spellbinders:  Pennants
Pearls:  Recollections
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Chupa - Sketch 62


Sassy Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards. And don't ya just wish you could have a cupcake that size. LOL
Gorgeous Lisa!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Sketch challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Pat said...

Hi Lisa Lynn. Oh my, you had a rough thoughts and prayers are with you, girlfriend! I am so glad that you can "escape" into cardmaking occasionally. Your cards are all just gorgeous. I especially love the Sassy Cheryl card...Sassy Sally has always been one of my very faves! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful collection of cards! Love the pretty patterned paper you used on your CR84FN entry! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, what a lot of inspiration!! Wonderful cards!!

Jingle said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you so much for joining us over at Skipping Stones this week!

Pauline said...

Lisa, it sounds like you are having a tough time, I hope your mother in law recovers, and keep nagging your hubby - you know what men are like! I hope he recovers soon too.
Lovely set of cards, and your sympathy card is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week.