Monday, November 14, 2011

A Quick Card -Anything Goes -Theme of Friendship

First-I used the cuddlebug on the background and I then used tombow markers and did a watercolour effect in blue, pink, purple and green and I used a butterfly sticker and corner flower stickers and placed it over the coloured tombow for the effect. I used pop up dots and placed it on the card. The bottom part, I used a fancy scissor to cut and coloured it in yellow and placed a "Thank-You" sticker. I made this card fast for the PSW (Personal Support Worker) who has been coming to our home since the summer. We consider her a friend because she has been so wonderful and patient with my mom. My poor mom-a very beuatiful lady inside and out who now is in the stages of vascular dementia. I just got the call last Thursday that a bed is now available for long term care. She is going tomorrow and I am so sad and scared. We can no longer provide the care that my mom needs. She fell for a third time and really bruised herself up and luckily my wonderful spouse, Michael, was here and helped her. She is OK...just had some bad bruises but she is OK. She has always been fiercely independant and defiant and when she realizes she is in a home she will not be happy and she will take it out on me and Michael. I have to do my best to be logical and not let my emotions take hold as I have so much guilt. I gave the card to the PSW but the card is for so many who have been here for me and continue to do so and also for my blogger friends who always leave such kind words. I spoke to a cousin last night who said "I guess you and Michael can't handle it and so you are putting your mom in a home." He has no clue. The butterfly means Joy of Life and I want to embrace that rather than the negative feelings. The next couple of days will be hard especially tomorrow and so I hope my mom will adjust quicker than I expect.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas cards for November

Yes I am late for In October one was to use Halloween colours in the cards-Green, Black, Orange and Purple with cut outs or so..OK I am going from memory and it is after 11pm here and I should be in bed...Well I missed the October challenge by a week for that site...why? I was going to post this on Halloween day but that was a day of hell. It started off where I wanted to find out information on early pension plan. I spent over a half hour on the phone and never spoke to one person. I wanted to check my banking...and "Fraud" came up after i got into my banking. I called the bank who had to promptly cancel my card and credit card as there was a virus on my computer at work. I had to call our computer guy who had to fix my computer. I was wondering why i couldn't reach my husband at home...answer-the men working on our road tore our cable off and we had no phone, TV or internet. They also did some damge to the wiring so they have to get this taken care of too. My mom was beside herself and we had to keep telling her every 10 minutes why she has no cable(she has dementia). I had to watch my Dancing With The Stars..It is my favourite show and I called my friend(using my old cell phone that i rarely use) and he said no problems in coming over to watch it. I get into the car...and it doesn't work-not a peep! I was, how should I say, slightly upset, so i walked to his place...took a good half hour but I got there. Our cable got hooked back up on Wed. and i got my banking taken care of but what a day. Needless to say I just did not have any energy to place my cards on until now. The Angel card I used my new favourite which are the prisma pencils and the other cards I used my cuddlebug to cut them out and also to emboss which I had to get the hang of so I had to do it in 2 stages. I think they didn't turn out too badly and I still ended up using glitter..Glitter is always good on a "rainy" day.