April 9, 2013

CCC #39 & Big Changes



Time for this week's CASology Cue Card.
This week our cue word is:




There are big changes happening in my life right now. We live in Toronto, Ontario.  On Thursday of this week my hubby is leaving to begin a new job which is in Edmonton, Alberta, 3 500 kilometers away or 2 100 miles.  We decided that the time is not right to move our family, one heading off to University and the other has two years of high school left and my hubby needs to be sure about the job before we make changes. So he is heading out west and the kids and I are staying put, he will not likely be home again until the end of May and only for a long weekend. So this card is for him and is already tucked into his suitcase.




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Tracey McNeely (that's me)

Guest Designer:  Geri

I can't wait to see what TRAVEL means to you!


All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  Kraft, Enchanted Evening, White
Stamps: Compass (Immaginisce)
Ink:  Enchanted Evening
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
other: postage washi tape, computer generated sentiment

34 comments :

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! That really is big news! I know another blogger who's got a similar arrangement - let me know if you want to start a support group - I'm sure it will be hard, but I'm equally sure that you're strong enough to make it work! This is fantastic card - I love the idea of you being his compass (so romantic!). And the 'air mail' washi is the perfect fun addition!

Melissa said...

Oh my! Being apart is never easy, but I love that absence makes the heart grow fonder. :) Hugs to all of you as you begin this new journey and I wish you all the very best!
I just love the air mail colors with the kraft and that compass is just perfect for this occasion! Hugs!!!

Marybeth said...

You will be in my prayers ! This must be very hard for you all!
Your card is my new favoriate! I love this card and the colors! It's beyond perfect in my book ! Love that tape!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing your changes in family life, Tracey! I hope everything will work out with hubby's new job! This card is so thoughtful and sweet! I am sure hubby will think of you and family during the time that he will be away from home! HUGS! (I need to go on a diet before I see you...)!!!

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, that is a big change in your life. The card is perfect for hubby's travelling, though. Good idea with the Washi tape.

Happy Dance said...

Being apart is never easy. Thank goodness for cellphones, skype, and emails! Hang in there, it will be better. And I am just sure your DH will love this card when he opens his suitcase. It's totally brilliant. Really lovely sentiment. Bev

Annette said...

I am so sorry your husbands new job is so far away.. I will pray for your family.. that is hard being apart but with God all things are possible.

Your card is sweet..

Lynn said...

Oh this is a perfect card for your hubby. I will be thinking of you. It will be hard to be apart but sounds like the best decision. Thinking of you Tracey.

Bonnie said...

What a challenge you face, my friend! You'll all be in my prayers. I hope the time passes quickly. What a sweet thought to tuck this card in your hubby's suitcase. I'm sure it will be a comfort to him.

Rosemary said...

what a wonderful card for your hubby, tracey! that is a big change in your life! my hubby's old job took him to Alaska for up to 2 months at a time, so I know a bit about what you are facing. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an amazing wife you are, Tracey, and how greatly your lucky husband will feel that when he opens his suitcase and finds this stunning, loving card.

Thank you for sharing your update. I've been wondering for a very long time what was happening for him and a job. I know it won't be easy for either of you to be apart, or for the kids. The wonderful thing about life is that our decisions and our footsteps are not formed in concrete. They are fluid and they can be changed and keeping that thought can help during difficult times. I will keep your family in my prayers for strength and success as you start this new chapter in your lives.

Maureen Merritt said...

WOW, this brought me to tears. I will be thinking of you as you begin this new journey. I'm sure it will be difficult for all of you, but it seems like you have a great foundation that will make the transition easier for you all.

This card is perfect for your husband. I'm sure he will appreciate it and hold it close to his heart!

Hugs

Meghan said...

Oh Tracey....I don't know how you are going to make it except that you are one amazing woman and mom so you will, of course, do it! I wish I lived closer so I could help out! [Edmonton is sort of closer tho!] This is the perfect travel card for the perfect reason!

Kara said...

awww...that's so tough! my husband travels a lot for work and that is so hard, but you are making the best decision for your family right now. you'll be back together before you know it! such a sweet card for him. my husband and I also had a long distance relationship before we were married. we lived about 1500 miles apart for about 4 years!! 10 years later it's almost hard to remember!

Lisa said...

Ooooh NO my sweet sweet friend, you will ALL be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. You know I was facing this just a few months ago so my heart is MOST definitely with you. Love knows no boundaries and God WILL get you through. This card for your hubby is just precious (if a manly card can be precious!). I LOVE the sentiment and the airmail tape is divine. HUGS HUGS HUGS. I'm just an email away if you need to vent ;)

wandaguess said...

Hi Tracey! This card is really gorgeous, and perfect for the occasion. I love it, and I'm sure your hubs will love it too. Good luck to you and your family during your transition time. :-) Sending a smile and a hug to you.

Joyce said...

Your card is wonderful, and I'm sure James will really appreciate it. Think of the good things that will come from being apart--like the opportunity to mail him cards, and not having to hide the packages that I send you.

Renee said...

Love this!!
It's perfect...
and that washi tape just makes it! :)
I feel for you...
I can't imagine Patrick not coming every night.
He had an opportunity after 9/11 for a job because of some unique training he has and the salary was fabulous but turned it down because he would never be home.
But I like Joyce's view on it...
he'll never know how many packages arrive for you...
there's a plus! :)
Hugs Sweet Friend!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a change in your life this will be! I'm sure that your family will make it work. You are one strong lady so I know you will be ok.

~amy~ said...

awwwwww.....I'm sure that he loved his card!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...that IS a big change for your! I am praying that all works out and the right decision will be made when the time comes!!! What a sweet card...I know he'll treasure it!

Lesley said...

What big news Tracey, hoping all works out for him! I am excited to think one day you will be closer to me...I am not far from Alberta. Love your simple card and the tape.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, reading your post brought tears to my eyes...it is so hard to be apart and I am sure James will love this card as much as he loves you. It is just amazing! I love Joyce's take on the whole thing, no more hiding packages...just too funny.

Brandi said...

Wow! Big changes indeed! What a great adventure!

Your card is so cute! Love the washi tape addition!

Jen W. said...

Wow, Tracey! Really big changes! I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys and the time passes quickly. Your card is perfect - crisp, clean, masculine and I love the washi!

Greta said...

Oh Tracey--what a big decision for your family. I know you must all have mixed emotions. Wishing everything works out like you want--thank goodness for cell phones! Your card is so perfect with such meaning--love it!

Sharron said...

Awesome card and so very perfect for your hubby! I'm sure it will mean a lot to him. You'll be in my thoughts with your new arrangement. Wishing you and all your family all the best!

Leigh said...

Lovely!

Jean said...

Oh Tracey, WOW! I am wishing all the best for your whole family. I am sure this is the best decision for now, you and your family will be in my prayers. BTW, love the card!

Michelle said...

Tracey, this card is perfect for your husband! The sentiment is perfect, too! May is just around the corner...I know your time with him will be cherished!

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, that is big news for sure. I can only imagine all the feelings you are experiencing right now...I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Your card is wonderfully touching and I have no doubt your husband will hug it when he opens it. The compass, the sentiment, the washi tape...oh my, how beautiful it all is. May God watch over and bless all of you in this new phase of life!

mypapercraftworld said...

A wonderful card, Tracey, and so perfect for the purpose ... I'm certain your husband will treasure it. Good luck to all of you as you begin this big adventure ... thoughts and prayers for you all. Anita :)

Suzanne said...

Oh Tracey, so #1...I am obviously WAY behind in my google reader and #2 I had no idea you were going through this! If you ever want to chat to someone whose hubby has been traveling for 2 years, call me because I am happy to lend an ear. Last year he made 27 round trips to Seattle (cross country) and lots of weekends away. It's funny how you adapt... HUGS to you!!!

Suzanne said...

Oh DUH!!! I forgot to tell you - this card is a show-stopper!!!!