Saturday, February 13, 2010

Counting the days

I've been working hard on my workshop cards for my upcoming trip to the UK, just finished them up tonight.  Now to make sure I have everything cut for the kitting process.  I've been cutting the pieces as I go, but have changed my mind on a few cards.  I'm excited and yet nervous for QVC.  I still have a bunch of things to prepare before I leave next Friday, it's hard to pack everything you want, but can only take what you need.

Here's a sample of another workshop "box" card. This is not my original construction idea, I found the box card on a blog, but for the life of me, I can't find it again to give credit to the originator.  Sorry bout that.



I'm in a numb state....got word that mom now has small tumors in her brain and that chemo has not been effective.  I have no words.....I just want to crawl under the covers to make it all go away.  More tests need to be run, but for now she will have radiation to relieve the issues of double vision.  I can't get down to see her until April, but will have another work trip that month as well.  sigh....... Sorry to be a downer, you all have been great in asking how mom is doing, I'm praying hard and cursing cancer.  blah!

I'll be back in a few days with some card ideas using our new woodblock stamps (have to prep for my demo and will sneak a few shots).  :)

Enjoy the long week-end if you have one.....oh and Happy Valentines day!

30 comments :

Kelly Booth said...

Shari you sweet Girl...hang in there. I'm so keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers and know this has to be so hard on you......especially when you are so far away....
Big Hugs!

Karen from MI said...

Oh Shari, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's health concerns right now. I'll pray for her, too. It has got to be eating away at you that you can't get over to be with her, but you know that she knows you care so much about her, Shari. I'm sure your cards bring BIG SMILES to her face. Love, Karen xo

Dotty Jo said...

So sorry to hear that news Shari. You and your Mom will be in my thoughts. Sending a big hug, Jo x

Eveline said...

I'm totally with you cursing cancer. I'm so sorry about your mum. I'll think of you both.
Eveline.

Kath said...

thinking of you and your Mom Shari...it is difficult when you live so far away....hugs kath xxxx

gscrapbooks said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I lost my Dad on Jan. 4 to cancer. I completely understand how you feel. I am so, so very sorry. It is such a difficult thing do deal with. My heart goes out to you.

dustypenny said...

Sending big hugs, Shari. Love your card. Wish I could go to your workshop!

Debbie said...

Shari, so sorry to hear that your mom isn't responding to treatment. Prayers and hugs for your whole family.

LynneForsythe said...

My ShariCarroll FRIEND....I feel your pain, sadness and frustration!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and the whole family!!!

Create....it's a GREAT thought diverter!!!
Hugs
Annetta (hehehe)

Tiffany said...

Lots of prayers and hugs to you and your mom!! And good luck on your upcoming trip and class! I love your box card, it is very unique and love the design!

JulieHRR said...

Oh, Shari! I'm carrying you and your mama around in my heart and sending PMVs. {{{{{{Shari}}}}}}} Strength and love to you!

chantille said...

My thoughts are with you and your Mum.

Can't wait to see you on QVC here in the UK. HA have always been my favourite make of stamps and the artists are the best!

Anthonette said...

I'm cursing cancer along side you! My aunt has a very rare breast cancer. Hope your trip to the UK goes well.

I've never seen a box card before. Love it!

Agata said...

That card is gorgeous! I wish I could be there for your atelier! I wish everything well for your Mom! Mine is also living far away and not doing great, either. So I understand a bit what you're going through... Take care!

Donna said...

Sending big hugs and prayers to you, your Mom and your family!!!

Barb said...

Shari, I am praying for your mom! Hang in there, and just know that there are so many of us out here that are thinking about you!

Don't forget to take care of yourself too!!

Hugs!

Jen Gallacher said...

Shari,

I'm so sad to hear about your Mom's update. There's nothing wrong with curling up. Whatever you need to do is a good thing. I'll keep her and you in my thoughts!! And pray for some better news.

Babsarella said...

Shari, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I've been through this and know how difficult it can be. I love your beautiful card and am always so inspired by your work!!

Jill H. said...

I curse cancer along with you...my fingers are crossed your Mom gets good news soon. Comforting thoughts to you and your family...take care :)

Pai said...

thinking of you....

Rachel Greig said...

Great card Shari! And yes, curse that cancer - I'm so sorry to hear your Mum is still not well. Look forward to giving you a hug soon!

Latrice said...

Praying for your mom here in Aurora. It's got to be hard to keep on going with such a busy schedule, but if think I know you, then I know that you are a very strong girl! Hugs, Latricetudeis

chantille said...

Shari I'm so excited you are coming to the UK. Can't wait to see you on QVC.

Deirdre said...

Shari, Will keep you and your Mom in my prayers.

Safe travels to the UK, will keep an eye on QVC for you! Hugs

Lizziski said...

So sorry to hear about you Mum you must be so worried, it's such a tough time. Just to let you know we are all looking forward to seeing you on QVC when you come to the UK

Cathy A said...

sorry to hear things arn't great with your Mum, you are in our prayers.
Hope to see you sunday
hugs
xx

Lin said...

Oh, Shari, not happy to hear your news of your Mom. It's awful to be so far away. Will keep you both in my prayers. Sending hugs.

Paul B said...

Sorry to hear about your mum Shari. Sending you a virtual hug. Look after yourself and stay strong. Px

Anonymous said...

My prayers, too, Shari for you and your Mom! Blessings as you travel!

Hugs, Judy Jung

Anonymous said...

My prayers, too, Shari, for you and your Mom! Blessings as you travel. Hugs, Judy Jung