Hello my crafty friends, here we are back at a Monday once again. And it is bittersweet for me. It was an emotionally draining week last week so part of me is glad to be in a new week and it was bittersweet for hubby and I because our youngest son left for college. Our first news was hubby had a CAT scan done on Monday to see where we are at with the cancer. We went in to get his treatment on Thursday getting the results from his doctor. Well it wasn't the results we wanted to hear! The cancer that had shrunk by half on his lung has now grown and the spot that was on the liver that was gone has been replaced by new spots. I was heartbroken!! Now he isn't in partial remission and he had to start aggressive treatments again. Which I'm fine with sitting in the treatment room with him as long as the dang cancer goes away!! I kinda' lost it out in the treatment room and our male nurse look at me and said, "This is just a hiccup, we will get him back on track". I sure hope so!! So after my 15 minutes of a pity party, I turned it back over to God and hubby's doctor. Doc told us in the beginning that hubby wasn't curable but he was treatable. I will be holding the doctor to that! lol I know God will guide doc with treatments and hopefully hubby will get back to a remission or partial remission and who knows maybe down the road there will be a cure to cancer for him. Our next emotional day was Saturday. We follow our youngest up to college and got him all unloaded and settle in his dorm apartment with his 3 other roommates. I know a lot of you have already been through this and we have been too with the 5 others leaving the nest. But somehow this time was different, actually it was the hardest with the oldest and the youngest. I don't know where the years have went but they sure flew by. I was told once that it is a long time until they are 18 years old-I have to disagree, it fly's by in a heart beat!! If someone thinks that then they don't enjoy their children. Needless to say we have texted our son quiet a few times since Saturday. This too shall pass I know, but right now it feels as though I have lost a son, which I know I haven't but it feels like it.
Now onto something brighter!! Time to smile and share my BBTB2 card with you today. My sweet design team sister, Laura, has challenged us to use a sun on a project. Well as soon as you see my card you will know who will be getting this one! lol I used Artbooking on real dial size to cut my overlay in white. I inked it up using many distress yellow and orange inks. Then I inked a background with a few blue distress inks and stamp yellow stripes on the end and yes, I got them in to far, lol. When done I spritzed the inks with a little water to get the water spots in the ink. Then I popped up my sun layer on pop dots after stamping my sentiment. Which by the way I made by using My Creative Time alpha stamps! Put that layer on top of a black card base and called it done. No frills, just a plain card to send to our son. I hope you will go over to BBTB2 and see what inspiration my talented design team sisters have for you and then join us in using a Cricut sun on your project! Thanks for stopping by today and sittin' a spell with me, listening to me whine and all that. You are all amazing and I'm so thankful for you all!! Crafty hugs, Brenda