I've been in the UK (Wales to be exact) for the last 4 weeks emptying my mums house now she is in a care home. This trip certainly taught me not to hold on to stuff I don't need :), it was so hard sifting through everything knowing I couldn't keep very much of it. The trip made me think CAS and the balloon just seemed to fit the F4A challenge. It's so nice to relax and play again.
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015 GMT Views: 685
Registered: July 25, 2011 Location: Georgia Posts: 44038
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 8:43 AM
OH! I know that was a difficult job. I look around my home all the time and wonder what I should get rid of to make it easier later in life. I love that you thought of a balloon for the challenge in light of your recent activities. Decluttering is a lighter way to live and helps us soar just as your balloon is doing. Gorgeous!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8179
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 10:23 AM
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how hard it is to see our parents decline. I hope there were things that brought you happy memories and that a few of the extra special objects will find a new home with you. How creative you are to come up with the idea of a balloon in a very uncluttered card. The script across the balloon looks wonderful. Beautiful shade of blue. Find little ways to treat yurself during this difficult time...great big dog hugs sure help.
Registered: August 12, 2011 Location: Bluffton, SC Posts: 24610
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 1:27 PM
I can relate to you cleaning out your mums home I did the same thing not to long ago. It is very sad but it taught me the same lesson not to hold on to so much! Your card is a really fun design love it!
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Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Posts: 29064
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 4:35 PM
It is a sad situation to see one's loved ones decline. I am pleased that you made a card, which hopefully gave you a smile. Your card is delightful - a fabulous CAS. I love Wales, have friends there who are getting on. It has been many years since I have been - such beautiful country. tfs
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39860
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 4:37 PM
Sorry to hear about your mom. My kids will have a hay day if they ever have to go through my stuff. hehe Love that you used a balloon today. AND how you put the text inside it. Way cool and just plain wonderful card here. Love it! TFS :0)
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