Monday, August 22, 2011

Maybe I Don't ❤ College...

Hello my Bloggin' Buddies...
Well as most of you know, my daughter headed back to college last week.  This being her second year, I've been dealing with it fairly well... until today.  I'm not even sure why, or what even set it off.

I've been trying my best to keep myself busy... making lots of cards, entering many challenges, pimping myself out to anyone needing or wanting a Guest Designer. My youngest and I have been spending a lot of time together, going to the pool, hitting balls at the driving range...  I even submitted to going to see a movie he picked, aaaaaand I'm pretty sure that just watching it, dropped my IQ several points.

Nevertheless, I'm experiencing an overwhelming sense of longing for her company.  Surely every parent with college-aged kids go through this same thing, and the ones I know, tell me "don't worry, it'll be okay..."  Well, yes, I know it will be okay.  BUT I still don't like it, and it still hurts that she's so far away... and so here I'll sit waiting to feel "okay" again.  However, I will not be idle as I sit and wait... I will make MORE cards, and enter MORE challenges, and spend MORE time with my boy. LOL!

So, I've made a card for my daughter Megan.  The sentiment simply says "fly"...   My hubby and I did the best we could raising her to be strong, smart, and self-sufficient.  And now that it's her time to "fly," I hope and pray that she "SOARS."

I've entered this card in this week's
  and the challenge is to use LAYERS...

The paper collection is Valise by Memory Box
The Senti is a Rub-on from Michael's
The Flowers were a gift from my dear friend Friday
and they're from Prima...

Almost as lovely as the person who gave them to me!
Wish you could see all the luscious shimmery goodness
that my Lindy's sprays provide!! 
Let me find a better pic... okay here it is...

I sprayed it all with Lindy's Stamp Gang in
I'm loving the Glitz Spritz, it's so versatile. It's just glitter, so
you get tons of sparkle without compromising the color!

Okay and just one more pic, 'cause I watched a vid today and learned a 
new Copic coloring technique. I used it on this image, and I'm really
excited about how it turned out...

Here's the vid I watched:

It's by Arlene the great "mybutterflykisses12" on YouTube.
The technique is to use your colorless blender to lay a 
base for blending before you color with your Copic Markers.

So my friends... long post, right?  Thank you for bearing through it!!! : P
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Smooches, Yvonne ❤❤❤


  1. Yvonne. You are amazing! So talented. I love the flowers and the girls hair looks awesome.
    Question: the bird is that a punch?

    Love your hard work!

  2. This is nice, the girl looks wooooo. Hugs

  3. gorgeous, gorgeous Yvonne! LOVE this card. You are amazing!! ❤

  4. Hello Yvonne! I had to come over and take a closer look at your card and I really love how you put it together! I have a son who is in college too and just turned 21 and I feel JUST LIKE YOU DO!! I am not all okay yet either....and he's been gone for 3 1/2 yrs!! I miss him soooo bad:( You did great on your copic skillz girl!! I love it! Hey, I just noticed my button!! Thank you so so so very much for sharing me here, your a sweet heart! :) xoxo Jules:)

  5. Yvonne, you are a coloring fool. Love her hair again, GORGEOUS! My kids are so very young and I can only imagine what you are going through but I know when that day comes I will be the same. Chin Up and big smiles. keep making these beautiful cards... Hugs!

  6. Hey Yvonne - what a great card - your colouring is fab. I'm sure you girl is missing you just as much! Hazel x

  7. Hola Yvonne!

    Wow!!!! Such an Amazing card...you work is Beautiful! I Love this! TFS! Big Hugs!

  8. Hola Yvonne! I hope it gets better with time! I have a freshman in high school and I know time will FLY!!! and your card!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  9. I am sure your daughter will love getting your lovely cards to brighten her days. This card is so beutiful, I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge!

  10. Oohhh your card looks great!! Thanks for joining us at KennyK's challenge!!

    gr. arjette.

  11. wowow this is a great card, como todas las que haces!!!! besos!

  12. Hi Yvonne! Thanks for popping in at my blog! I had to come check yours out and it's fantastic! I'll definitely be back! I love all your gorgous cards!...Nancy :o)

  13. oh wow such a cute card. I love it.

  14. Yvonne this is gorgeous! I just love everything about it- the bird, the flowers and girl-your coloring! I know your daughter will love it...when I was in college we called it getting 'happy mail' when anything came from home :) Hang in there...hugs, Katie

  15. Oh my gosh girl... I can't imagine what you feel... I am bribing my daughter... if she commutes, she gets a car... Lol.. Great card chic!!!