Monday, July 27, 2015

Sweet Juicy Watermelon-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! I haven't posted in a while and I may have not been to visit you in a while too. So sorry about that, I follow your blogs through email or bloglovin'. Mostly by email and I haven't been getting my email notifications anymore for some reason. This tends to happen from time to time and it is frustrating. I'm not getting my email notifications for You Tube either. So if I haven't visited your blog, I'm truly sorry. I will be back as soon as I get my notifications again. In the mean time I will get to the blogs that I follow using bloglovin'. 

On the medical front, hubby was given an extra week off from chemo. So no chemo this week. Doc is afraid that the chemo will do permanent nerve damage. So he is having hubby doing a CAT scan tomorrow and then on Monday he will go in for quite possibly his last treatment. Doc will contact our doctor down at John Hopkins to let her know that hubby is ready for the study. Hubby will just have to wait the 28 days to get all the chemo out his system. He should be able to do all the testing for the study. We will see what Monday brings, as well as the results of the CAT scan. I'm praying that the study will be just what he needs to kick this cancer's butt!

Ok, back on track here, we have a new challenge today and that challenge is being hosted by our sweet and talented Susan. She has challenged us as well as you to use watermelon on our projects. I searched all my Cricut cartridges for watermelons and then picked the one I liked best and this is what I came up with. 

As always thank you for taking time out of your day to visit me. I always love when you stop by and your comments always make my day more special! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Ant-Nate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge
Watermelon-Preserves Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment-Cardz TV Sugar Rush stamp set
Pattern Paper-May or may not be old Creative Memories paper


Carol L said...

I hope and pray that the latest round of chemo will help your hubby get on track for the clinical trials! It has to be heartbreaking to see him going through the horrors of his treatments. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers.
This is such a fun summer-themed card with that giant ant hauling off the slice of juicy watermelon1 I love the matching gingham heart accent with the sentiment. It's a typical picnic scene, and I love the added sequins too!
You don't get notifications, and I keep getting bumped offline 5 times a day or more. It's maddening and causes me to stay off the computer more and more every day because I'm always angry about it! Computers are wonderful when they work properly, and when they don't...........well you know what I'm talking about! Have a great week ahead and stay cool!

Veerle said...

This is such a fun card Brenda. I love it.
Big hug from Veerle x

L.B. said...

God luck with the treatment/study and great card

Lisa said...

I'm praying that the study works for your hubby, Brenda. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your card is so adorable!! The ant is too cute!! The gingham paper is perfect - like a picnic table cover!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Caroline said...

Wow, this ant has quite a load to carry. This card is total cuteness, I love the gingham paper/talecloth, the ant and watermelon and the sweet sentiment! I will certainly continue to pray for your hubby and strength for you. God bless you.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Praying and hope with you Brenda.
Card is great, love that cute ant and fun paper, and lovely sentiment too!

Sharon said...

Will continue to pray that all goes well with hubby!!
I so love your card!! That ant stealing your slice of watermelon is just to cute!!! And I love the sentiment and the little heart!!! Great card!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

This made me smile, Brenda. This is the sweetest card. Love the way you used the cutouts together. That has to be the cutest ant ever. Love the checked tablecloth too. This is a real mood booster.
Sure hope y'all got good news yesterday. Praying for good results and smooth sailing to the study. God bless you both.

Bonnie said...

That watermelon looks luscious and the ant is wise to carry it home, LOL! Love that gingham tablecloth! Hope all goes well with the CT scan and you DH can start in the study soon. Continued prayers....

Unknown said...

The red gingham sets the perfect mood for the little picnic and what a nice sentiment. Hope all goes well with your husband and his treatment.

Darnell said...

Your picnic card is so full of summery FUN, Brenda!! I love it to pieces!! I'm glad you posted as I was just off to write to you for an update. I'm delighted to hear that Dwayne is so much closer to being able to participate in the JH study! I'm praying that there are no more roadblocks during the next 28 days to making this happen for you both!! Love and hugs, Auntie Darnell

MaryH said...

Praying that things are right on track for the JHopkins trials, and that the CAT scan shows huge improvement. I know you are both on pins & needles. Also know that you both will stay real strong too. This card is just doggone cute (well, the paper ant is cute, real ones...nah, not so much). But when you have watermelon juice, the ants show up. He looks cute lugging that slice across the gingham tabletop too. Really adorable summer card. Hugs & TFS. MM

Anita in France said...

Such a cute little melon carrying ant, Brenda ... the gingham table cloth puts me in mind of a sweet summer picnic ... delicious! So glad that the news is better for Dwayne ... prayers flowing your way that it all continues well with the CAT scan and that the study at John Hopkins goes along just as planned! Hugs, Anita :)

Tina Campbell said...

Praying that this is the last round of chemo for Dwayne, praying harder that he might just not need this one :) So glad that he'll be able to get into the study.
I'm not getting my email notifications for You Tube either. Haven't in a long long time for some reason. Most of the blogs I check out are from blogger just so much easier to get that one each day and hit them all at the same time :)
You got a super cute card Brenda :) So sweet and good for using up some old paper that gingham is perfect for the card :)
Hugs my friend

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I hope that the chemo break will help hubby's body bounce back and that he will feel much better. Once it is all cleared out for that month, he can do the study and I pray that this study helps him to fight off that cancer. I really do! Always thinking of you guys and keeping you in my prayers. As for your watermelon card, its adorable! I love how that ant seems to look cute, something about him lol ... but sneaky too! Lovely summer card!

Loll said...

Adorable card Brenda. I'm glad you've had a little time to craft.

I hope all goes well with hubby's CAT scan. And that the appt. on Monday will be good news that he can start the study soon. Thinking of you both and sending hugs. xx

Hettie said...

This is really sweet Brenda. I was looking at some water melons yesterday and am going to pick one up tomorrow...can always share it with the Girls.
Sounds like good news for Hubby. Sending hugs and good luck wishes.

Glenda said...

Love this cute card! The gingham works great with the images. Perfect touch with the heart! Sending prayers for your hubby and you!


Happy Dance said...

Hope all goes well with your DH. Having gone through some of this, I know it isn't easy on him or on the family. I'll say a prayer for you all. And what a sweet card!! Love that ant carrying the watermelon slice away from the picnic table. A fun and darling card. It just makes me smile! Have a good weekend. Bev

Susan Edwards said...

Brenda you are one amazing woman! How do you stay so positive? You know that I am praying for you and your family!!

Your card is soooo cute. I love the ant and the gingham tablecloth. The background paper is awesome too - that speckle effect is great. Your sentiment is so sweet, and should be sent to YOU. Because you are so sweet!


I Card Everyone said...

Hey there, cutie! Darling, Brenda!!! That ant has high hopes, doesn't he? And don't we all for some miracles coming your way - always...
=] Michele [I'll be singing that one all day!]

Brenda in IN said...

I love that great big ole ant carrying away his slice of watermelon. You made such a cute tablecloth for your card. It screams summer! I hope by now hubby has had his CAT scan and you have his results and his last chemo treatment is over. You have both been through a lot and I hope he is getting ready for his JH study. Sending you good wishes and hugs.