Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Out of This World!

Lots going on behind the scenes here at our house.  The most difficult has been that our little nephew, who was just born a month ago today has been in the hospital in ICU with RSV.  I was really concerned, he's just so little and it feels like he's so fragile and then for him to be so sick....but it looks like he's improving and though he will be in the hospital for a while, the news is better now, he's been moved out of the PICU to a baby ward today.  We just love that little boy so much, and I'm so thankful that God is bringing healing to him.

Today I spent the day at the University here with our running teams from our Elementary School competing in the city wide Journal Games.  This was our middle son's last year on the team as next year he'll be in Junior High, and he was very blessed to be chosen as the anchor runner this year (they run 8 x 200 m relay).  This boy of ours was made to run, and he ran beautifully, even catching and passing another team.  We'll see if the team's time was enough to carry them on to the next round.  The girls team placed first in their heat - so they move on for sure.  Boy it's fun to see kids run!

This is him after his run, he gave it his all!  You can also see the mark on his eyebrow from hockey with his brother the other day (that's my boys!).  But as far as the running goes - it's really cool for them to experience something like this on this level.  They said 4000 kids will have run yesterday and today and being on such a big track at a University is just such a neat thing for them.  

So here's the card I made for my sweet runner...sorry this is a night picture and even my lights didn't  do the best job.  

Last month I was unbelievably blessed to win the PTI release all these gorgeous stamps arrived yesterday and I'm just giddy with all the possibilities.   This set is called Tiny Treats Birthday and it is SO adorable.  

I thought this totally suited celebrating his great run.  Colored with Copics, a little glitter pen on the stars and rocket trail.   Simple embellishing again with the tiles and twine because it's for my guy - though he'd still like most anything - he's such a sweetie about stuff like that.  His favourite color is red, so I think he'll like it.  

Ok, I'm exhausted from this day - and the cold I seem to have picked up.  I'll be back late Thursday night with a fun Flourishes Friday!

Stamps:  PTI - Tiny Treats:  Birthday;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade;  Paper:  Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Flourishes Classic White, SEI DSP - Happy Birthday?;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Herringbone Embossing Folder, Wavy Dotted Border Punch, Dimensionals, Black Twine, Circle Punch, Mosaic Tiles, Piercer, Copic Markers, Glitter Pen.


KarinsArtScrap said...

christine a beautiful card, what great papers they are colorfull.

greetings karin

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a proud mom you must be Christine!! And what a sweet picture of your son! Gorgeous card also!! I LOVE the colors! Your son will treasure it for sure!!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a gorgeous card!!! perfect collors and you have a wonderful son!!!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card for such a proud moment! There are so many great embellishments on it that aren't "girly". I'm sure he'll love it.
Sorry to hear that your nephew is still in the hospital. I'll be sure to pray for him and his family.
Beth Greco

Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew's illness Christine, I will keep the little angel in my prayers.

Woo hoo . . .way to go with your son's race . . . how exciting for you and for him! The card you made is so adorable and congrats on winning the PTI challenge, their stamps are fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderful that you've been able to watch your son run! That is such a fantastic experience for him. That card you made for him is also fantastic--love the red and turquoise. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the other fabulous projects that you'll be making with all of your new PTI goodies. You were indeed blessed to win!!!

Judy Rozema said...

How wonderful! Such a neat picture of your son! Your card is beautiful and has such a fun design!

Rose Ann said...

You so deserve to be proud, Christine...and I'm so glad you've shared!! He is so handsome! Love your adorable card, and congrats on winning the big PTI prize!! I'm so happy for you!! Woo hoo!!

Conniecrafter said...

sorry to hear about your little nephew, glad to hear he is on the mend. What a sweet card for your son, I bet he loved it.
Good luck on kicking your cold too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a pretty card!! Love it!!