Sunday, July 2, 2017

Color Throwdown #449, Creative with Stamps #16 & Just Us Girls #400 & Pictures of Brad & Mt. Rainier Climb

One card for 3 challenges
I have only been in my craft room about 1 day a week for about 4 weeks.  So ready to get back in here.

Got my order from PTI yesterday:  Garden Party, Birthday Cheer & To the Point Edger Dies.
in Catherine Pooler's Inks




My son, Brad fulfilled a long time dream of climbing to the summit at Mt. Rainier this past week.  
Here are a few pictures.  His cousin, Shawn was supposed to go with him, but pulled something in his neck and was unable to go.  So Ramie, his wife of two weeks, said she would try it.  She is a great hiker but had not trained for it.  She made it to Camp Muir, 10,000 ft, and tried that night at midnight to go.  That is the time they go in the dark and can only see a couple of feet in front of them.  Scary....  About one hour into it she had to turn and go back to Muir.  She said it was too hard.  Two guys also turned around.  We are so proud of both of them, Brad for making it and Ramie for even trying.

 Brad is on the right

Plus we are dealing with trying to figure what to do with my dad who will be 97 in August.  He needs more care and needs either someone all day or an Adult Family Home.  That has weighed hard on me and my sister.  Hard to focus on card making.  We have a couple of people working on things for us.  Maybe you could keep us in your prayers that we are able to find the right solution for him....

Thanks for Stopping By


  1. Congratulations to Brad and his bride! WOW~what an amazing accomplishment! I found it difficult driving up Mt Rainier :-o
    Sending prayers for solutions and peace for your Dad and family~these are such difficult years, Linda.
    Your card is gorgeous, love your new stamps! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps!

  2. Stunning your beautiful flowers! Congratulations for Brad and Ramie...what an incredible accomplishment for both them! Sending hugs and prayers for you with regard to your father, I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you and your sister.

  3. What a lovely card! So happy for your son and his new bride. What a way to celebrate! I'll be praying for you and your family to find comfort and a solution to care for your dad.

  4. BEAUTIFUL card Lin! Got that stamp set too but haven't had time to use it yet! Congrats to Brad and Ramie...what an accomplishment! And will definitely send lots of hugs and prayers your way for how to deal the best way with your gets so hard as our parents age, doesn't it?!! Hang in there my friend!!

  5. Lovely flower collage and use of the colors! Congrats to your son! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  6. First, Your card is stunning! You are on a roll! Love the colors! Second, I have to give both your son and his new wife Kudos! What an accomplishment for him and for her for even trying! I am in awe of people like them. Great pics too! Last, So sorry to read about your dad. I will keep you and your sister in my prayers that you figure out a solution soon. I understand what you are going through...My dad is only 87 but we are headed in that direction soon. HUGS to you!

  7. Lovely card! The color use is fabulous. Thanks for joining in at JUGS.

  8. Congrats to Brad and Ramie. Amazing achievement! The pictures from Mt. Rainier are incredible.

    Sorry to hear about the struggles you are having to find the right care for your dad. I hope you find a solution soon so that you and your sister know that your dad's needs are being met. Sending hugs.

    Your card is so beautiful, Linda. The colours are amazing together. Love the bright orange blooms with the brown polka-dot paper. xx

  9. Lin, woke really early here in AZ (same time zone now!) and just ran across this card gorgeous my friend! Love those flowers *wink! And the dies!! Great pictures f Brad at the summit...unbelievable achievement! Way to go for both Brad and Ramie!!

  10. I missed this post, Lin, but just saw you WON at JUGS, so I had to come and congratulate you! So well-deserved for this gorgeous card! Seeing the photos of Brad's huge accomplishment was a bonus! Congratulations to him, too! Sending lots of prayers that you find the right place for your dad that everyone is happy with. Hugs, Darnell

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the celebrate challenge at Creative With Stamps. Taking care of aging parents is a tough one but I'm sure you'll make the right decision. Dorlene DT CWS


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