Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you guys refreshed from the holiday weekend and ready for the work week ahead. I haven't done an update on hubby in a while, so thought I would up date you all. Doc put hubby on chemo pills, but that wasn't going to well. The chemo pills have a side effect of blisters on the hands and feet. Well after a week of taking them poor hubby came home for lunch one Thursday and he could barely walk. I felt so bad for him. Needless to say he was home the rest of the day! We called in and doc took him off the chemo pills. Then hubby went in for his one treatment and doc decided to cut back the chemo pills. So instead of take 4 twice a day, he was going to take 3 twice a day. Well, that didn't work either. So once again he was taken off the pills. This last time doc decided that since he could make it through a week of the pills that he would have hubby do 3 pills twice a day for a week and then have a week off. Then back on a week and off a week. So far so good. Doc is hopping that this keeps enough chemo in his body to keep hubby in remission. I hope too!!! Hubby says he feels great except for the side effects from the chemo. So I think that is a good sign.
Well our challenge this week at BBTB2 is travel! Pam our creative and so sweet design team sister gave us that challenge. At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but then it hit me. Ya'll know that my baby graduated high school and will be leaving for college in August. So I thought he has to travel to get to college and he will be basically moving out. So I did a layout of when he will be leaving. I will be taking pictures of him packing up his car to go. I will also be adding another page to this layout with pictures of his dorm apt. and maybe even his room mates. So exciting and yet so sad. lol Yes, it is going to be hard for me to let him go. After having children under my roof for the last 35 years-well it's going to be very different! I used the Artbooking cartridge for the calendar page cut, the "hello" badge and I cut 2 camera's from it too, but didn't use them yet. Not sure if I will use on on this page or not, but will definitely use them on the next page. My title is from the cartridge Printing 101 and my packed up car comes from Camping Critters. I used a SU punch for the photo corners on the notebook paper. That is where I will put a picture of his Jeep Liberty all packed up. I will be writing or die cutting his name to put on the "hello" badge as well. I used MCT square stitched die to cut out for my dates and the stitched caption dies for "what's happening" on the date squares. I also stamped using MCT stamps the month, the dates and the year. I used blue homemade enamel dots for my "push pins" to look like the calendar was hanging up on a bulletin board. My background paper is look a like framed cork board. I thought it was perfect to put the calender cut out on. There is a welcome weekend on the 16th and 17th of August for students and parents and then classes will start on the 18th. So when we go up with DS we will be leaving him there. I can tell you I will be crying the whole 2 1/2 hour drive home!!! lol Just the way I am. My oldest told me I was killing him with my crying when we had to leave him at AIT training at Ft. Jackson, SC and I cried for a few hours coming home from there. Don't mean to make them feel bad, but it is just a mother's thing. Or at least I think it is, please tell me you all did the same and that I'm not the only one who does this!
Well make sure to check out what my design team sisters have for you in the way of travel inspiration and then get that Cricut of yours humming and link up with us. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today. You know I always love when you stop by for a spell, your comments always put a spring in my step and a smile on my face! Crafty hugs, Brenda