Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall Birthday

It has been a rough week for this grandma around here.
If you read a previous post you saw that we were
headed out for a little 'mini' vacation to see the colors in
northern Michigan.
We had no sooner arrived then I received a phone call
that my grandson Caiden (15) was seriously injured in an ATV accident
so we had to head right back home.
We spent 11 hours on the road that day.

He is in ICU for the next 7 days with a broken back in 2 places
and was airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis.
We then drove there to be with him.
He had a 3 1/2 surgery and now it is just a waiting game to see how he improves.
I have to say though that everyday since Friday has been a progress.

So, I needed something to get my thoughts collected
and what better way then to create.

I made a very CAS fall birthday card using some of the
leftover 'snippets' of the watercolor paper using the Nuance powders and water.
I love how these leaves turned out, such pretty colors.

The leaves were cut with the 'large' Impression Obsession leaf dies 
then popped up along the side.

The background is just simply a scrap of paper
that I embossed with a Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder.

A piece of orange hemp cord was added.

Like I said very simple but so pretty!

Entering the following challenges:
Impression Obsession .... Fall Birthday (x)
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... Snippets (x)
CAS Watercolor Challenge ...Autumn (x)

The Paper Players .... Leaf (x)


Loll said...

Hi Diane. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandson's accident. It sounds as though everything is progressing as best as it can for this very tragic event. Sending thoughts of healing to your grandson and your family.

Hopefully you were able to give yourself a small mental break from the worry while creating this beautiful card. It's really lovely with those pretty autumn leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

So sorry to hear about your grandsons accident. So happy to hear he is getting better with each passing day. Sounds like he is getting excellent care.

I agree, creating such a beautiful card, was good therapy for you. I will keep him in my prayers. TFS Hugs, Nancy

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Diane, I can't imagine the nerves you and your family must be feeling right now. I'll send healing thoughts your grandson's way. Your card is a beautiful rendition of fall! Sending hugs your way.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Diane, I am so, so sorry to read about Caiden. He is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he improved with each passing day. He's in good care in Indy.

Your card is gorgeous!! The leaves look amazing!! What beautiful colors!! Thinking of you my dear friend and keeping your grandson and family in my prayers. Big hugs :)

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Denise Bryant said...

Sending good thoughts for Caiden!
Pretty fall card!

Bonnie said...

Simple and GORGEOUS, Diane! Those leaves look real! I love the embossed background and the orange twine! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour! I pray that your grandson will make a rapid and complete recovery!

Darlene said...

What a gorgeous Fall creation Diane ... love those leaves! You know I am keeping Caiden (and your entire family) in my daily prayers! And you know I'm only a phone call away ... hugs!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a turn around to your weekend. Hopefully Caiden will continue to heal, sounds like that will be the case, but will be praying non-the-less. Sometimes crafting is the therapy that we all need, this card is gorgeous, simple and delicate at the same time. Great job Diane.

Ros Crawford said...

Diane I am so very sorry to hear the news about your Grandson ... What a terrible experience for you all ... My thoughts are with you sweetie and with your Grandson ... Here's hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery ...
Your card is beautiful, Love the leaves!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Diane, that's so frightening for the whole family. Those ATVs... we have a lot of accidents with them here on the sand dunes. I'm glad to hear he's making progress, and I hope it continues to a full recovery. Stamping is good therapy for the worrier. I love a CAS card, and this one is a beauty!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry to read your terrible news, hope that your Grandson will soon be on the mend. I love your card and the gorgeous colours of the leaves.

Sue xx

Sarn said...

It's a beautiful autumnal birthday card.

Sending well wishes to your grandson for a speedy and full recovery.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Colleen Begley said...

Diane, first sending well wishes for your grandson! I hope the progress continues.

Your card is fab this week. Love the leaf color treatment you've used and the embossed background too. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

Di said...

Fabulous card Diane, just perfect Fall leaves.

And you never said squeak about Caiden in our recent exchange of emails so this doubly shook me. I hope he makes a full recovery and that each day gets easier for all of you. Such a worrying time.


Di xx

stampwithsandy said...

Love your card, Diane! Those leaves are just gorgeous! I am so sorry to hear about your grandson, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!