Sunday, June 26, 2016

High Five....CASology Week #203~Congratulations

Hello,

My husband is on his way home (yayyyyy!) from Colorado Springs today, with a goal to arrive at some point tomorrow evening.  Before he started his trek north, he had to complete two written exams (1 hour and 3 hours) and one oral exam (half an hour of intense questions) on the cycling course he was taking. He's exhausted, but the opportunity to learn from high-ranking racing officials has him quite stoked. As for his exams: no results for a while. He thinks he didn't do well, and I disagree *grin* which is why this week's CASology Week #203~Congratulations challenge provided a perfect opportunity to make him a card, with my NBUS CAS-ual Fridays Woot Woot set (discontinued):


Of course, I have to keep it hidden for a bit...but I know he aced these tests...


NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to receive Honourable Mention at CASology! Thank you, Deidre!!

Lest you're shaking your head, wondering why I selected "girly-ish" colours, my answer is found in this: an image of what his cycling jersey looks like...

See...pinks, purples, blues, and some black.  Given he wears this when he races, it's only logical to assume he *must* like the colours, right? I mean, he did buy the stuff.  Anyway, colour choices defended (sort of).

I'm glad he's coming home...it was weird officiating bike races over the past two days (I'm exhausted, too), without him around. Looking forward to catching him up on the nitty-gritty of the events...

Counting down the days (and hours...seriously!) 'til school is done!  Three and a half....happy me!  And then, we're off on our road trip to Whitefish, Montana, a new destination.  Lots to get done between now and then, but immensely excited!

I'm so glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!





32 comments:

Mimi said...

Awww, what a sweet wifey you are!

Carole said...

Hi there!! I,m back!! I love your card and I am sure your hubby will have passed with flying colours.....even those on his shirt!! Hope you have a fabulous reunion!!!!! and a great road trip to follow. Back to your card....not necessarily girly colours and what a shame that fab stamp is discontinued!! xx

Jeanne said...

How exciting for you to have him on his way home and to boot to be able to get your countdown to being done with school going in the same week! I don't know how you are going to handle all this excitement. Hey, and it looks like you won something, too! http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/mftv-plaid-stamping-with-dye-ink/ Congratulations ALL around this morning. :) Onto the card...magnificent. I think those colors rock! You are such a wonderful encourager. That may not be an official word, but it's what you are. You definitely have a knack for making others feel like a million bucks and I just bet your hubby is chomping at the bit to get home to your wonderful self. Happy Monday and happy LAST week of school! Whoo hooo! :) Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect placement! Great congrats card~

Ardyth said...

Great colours and layout - you captured that inspiration piece very well!

Geri said...

I LOVE THESE COLORS!!! Sooooo cool! Speaking of cool, um yeah...that would be the AWESOME stamp - 'specially inked up with the different

Discontinued stamp??? Bugger...cuz I fell in love with it the second I saw it (so versatile).

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful congratulations card. I'm sure your husband will earn it and love it too. I really love the fantastic word collage you created. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Shelly said...

I didn't think your card was girly colors! lol They work perfect for anyone! ;) Awesome card!

Charlene said...

Awesome card!!! Where's Whitefish?

I Card Everyone said...

Oh c, your man is going to love this card! How sweet, and very, very cool!!
=]

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is FANTASTIC!!!!!! I have this set, and have never once inked it up. This is such a great way to use it!!!!! (Please start that "copy" challenge. I'm in for this one) Oh, and I LOVE a man who will wear colors like this. Two out of three of the males I live with this comfy in their pink and purple. I always tell my sons to be comfy in their skin, wear pink, cook, dance and have the ability to laugh at themselves. They will find the perfect mate. LOVE THIS CARD!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous and amazing card! You are always so creative...just love this.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Carol, you are such a good wifey! I'm sure he aced them, too, and he will love your card! It's really special how you matched the colors to the color of his jersey!!! If I don't see you again before you go, have a safe and incredible time in Whitefish!! Hugs, Darnell

Susanne Vargas said...

How sweet of you to believe in him and make this awesome card in the same colors as his jersey! He is so lucky to have you!

Brenda said...

You are an awesome wife Carol! I love, love, love the card and the jersey! lol Of course I think men look great in pinks and purples, so I would love the jersey. And I really love how you matched the colors to his jersey. I'm sure he aced his exams too, but wow, you both gotta' be exhausted!!!! Now I hope hubby gets home safe and sound. Big hugs, Brenda

Rose said...

So sweet with the matching colours! Love the sentiments. Hope you have a fabulous trip!

Bobby said...

You're really educating me on cycling, Carol. Who knew there were 3 hour exams. I'm sure he did better than he thought he did. Isn't that always the way? And he'll love your celebratory card when he gets his results.

Patti said...

OMGosh! I love this!! what a perfect sentiment in the PERFECT colors!! for your hubbers! That is a pretty tough competition to take on YEAH for him!

I am so happy for you that school is almost out and you'll be on your fun vacation!

Have a great rest of your week.

Patti

Taunya Butler said...

I think you are the cleverest of them all - my mirror told me so - anyways, You are so clever to have pulled colors out of his race jersey to make this super duper awesome card of congratulations and great job for your sweetie - you are a lovely person and he is lucky to have you!! Have a wonderful day!!

Taunya Butler said...

P.S. Where is Whitefish, Montana - I am wondering how far away from me it would be??? ;) Could I sneak a trip up there to meet you and hug you in person???

Pam said...

What a great card for your hubby! I think the colors are fabulous. Get thru these last few days & then enjoy!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...what an accomplishment for your DH...of course he aced it! Love your card and his cool racing shirt. TFS

Michele Kovack said...

This card is AWESOME!!

Debbie L said...

great card - hope you celebrated in style

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool, Carol! I love it!

Marisa said...

FABULOUS card! Love the word cluster and how you pulled the colours in from his biking jersey! Congrats to him on his officiating rank advancement too :) My son is the same with his soccer reffing - drinks deep from FIFA refs and the like. ENJOY your time AWAY!!!! and YEAH for summer time :) Visit Vancouver...visit Vancouver...visit Vancouver....subliminal messaging occuring wink, wink :)

Anita in France said...

Fun, fab and deliciously CAS, Carol ... a perfect take on that jersey!! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim S said...

Isn't this just the best part of cardmaking? You can make a card for a man that's just perfect for him in pinks and purples!!

Petra Swart said...

What a great card for your hubby, Carol and big congrats on the HM - so well deserved!!!! And what a great and clever idea to use the colours of his jersey - it looks great!!!! I'm sure he has passed all his exams and he is going love your special card!!!!
Hugz

Jeanne J. said...

Oh gosh! I think this is so clever! The perfect arrangement of sentiments!

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well deserved HM at CASology for this fabulous card, Carol...So clever, and I love it!

Greta said...

What a fun card for your hubby!