March 14, 2015

MIM #204

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Happy Saturday!

I am up in the wee hours of the morning because I don't think I can fall asleep.
Brooklyn left tonight for her trip to Italy and Greece. Don't get me wrong I am so thrilled that she has this incredible opportunity to travel in her senior year. She did not have to be to the school until 5:30 pm Friday evening to board the bus for the airport.  Their flight to Rome left at 11:30 pm Friday night. So after a whirlwind of a week I am of course worried and my mind can't quite shut off. I have some pictures to share below.

This was the perfect opportunity to do this week's Make It Monday Watercolor Smooshing!

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These girls have gone all the way through school together since second grade. 


Waiting to get on the bus and it was freezing.



81 kids heading to Rome!


Sent from the airport!


I'll rest better once I get the call they are on the ground.


35 comments :

Hannelie said...

I completely understand the way you feel Tracey! With 2 daughters studying thousands of miles away from home... believe me I understand. But... she will be ok, and will enjoy every moment!
Your card is beautiful!Love the pink & gold and aqua!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Tracey! Totally understand how you feel! My eldest is heading off to America for almost three weeks next Saturday - they leave at 10am and don't arrive til 7am - don't know how much sleep I'll get either!!!

sarah.boirin said...

gorgeous card Tracey and I hope your daughter enjoys her trip.x

Lin said...

I'm up, too, tonight, and just wanted to reach out from one Mom to another. I know it's impossible to turn off that worry machine when our kids are involved.......My oldest turns 40 in a few days, and it hasn't disappeared yet! Sending along special prayers for you and for that flight......

Rema said...

The girls look so happy and excited. They'll have an awesome time in Rome. Love your card. You did a great job swooshing...

Susi Kelly said...

How exciting for Brooklyn and her school mates - it'll be an amazing trip that will provide memories for years (decades) to come! There is such wonderful culture & history in Italy (it's where I was born, and I miss it and seeing my family as well). As a mom, I understand your anxiety, but there is safety in numbers and they will look out for each other!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous smooshing and the teal cardstock totally makes it pop!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving your card!! Just gorgeous!! And what an exciting trip for her!! LOVING the photos so far!!!!!!

Bobby said...

Darling girl you have there, Tracey. I have done smooshing in other ways and find it much easier that the PTI way. Maybe you just have to use PTI ink for their technique. You did and it turned out great.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card, Tracey and what a great opportunity for Brooklyn! Hope you get some sleep and hear from her soon. Hugs!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fantastic opportunity! And you have some 'me' time all to yourself. Love your pretty background, gorgeous and soft!

Maria said...

Beautiful card using the water color smooshing technique, Tracey! And, awesome photos of your daughter with classmates! I'm sure she'll have a wonderful time on her travels...how fun!:-)

LauraJane:) said...

Fabulous SMOOSHING!! It's a piece of art in itself.
After graduating HS I backpacked though Europe for 3 months...It would have been SO MUCH more FUN going with friends:))
Wishing your daughter safe travels on her adventure!!

Kara Lynne said...

Your water color smooshing is beautiful and I love it with the stylish sentiment! Your daughter looks so happy! I don't know how you relax, but I hope you can.

KayM said...

Awww, I know how you must be feeling. I can imagine how hard it is. I hope she is safely on the ground now and you can rest easily. She'll be fine :) Your smooshing in the wee hours is lovely!! The pictures are adorable!

sandie said...

Completely love this card, isn't water colouring so free and easy! Your daughter will just love Italy and Greece. The Greek Island are I adore and even got married on one of them-Santorini!!

Colleen said...

Some of my better creative endeavors happen in the wee morning hours! Looks like you are in the same boat! Great "smooshing" Tracey and what a wonderful life experience for your daughter!

Manuela said...

great smooshing on your card!

Asha said...

Gorgeous card, Tracey... so perfectly smooshed! I'm sure you baby girl will have a wonderful time. It's ROME... what's there not to like?! :)
hugs, Asha

Kara said...

What an exciting adventure and great opportunity!! Love your pretty background too!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous smooshing!!! Ohhhhh how fun to go to Rome!!! What a blast!

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Love those colors. Studying in Rom - how exciting and wonderful for Brooklyn.

Joyce said...

Love all those pictures. Brooklyn is going to have an amazing time--memories to last a life time. And, you are the best mom to get her ready to spread her wings and go on this trip. I love Rome, and am totally jealous that she will be there. And, your card is gorgeous--smooshing is harder than it looks, and yours is fantastic.

cm said...

Oh my...your daughter is simply stunning, and that smile! She must just brighten rooms - and faces - when she walks in! How proud you must be of her! Yes, being a mom means 'worrying,' but she'll be fine! You're pretty amazing for encouraging and supporting her on this venture; she'll come back filled with stories and ever so happy to be back home! Please, keep us posted on how she's faring!
Hugs~c

Julia Aston said...

A lovely watercolor design Tracey! The girls look SO excited in the pics - what a wonderful experience for them!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card Tracey, love the gold sentiment! Brooklyn looks so happy, what cute photos of the girls!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous smooshing, Tracey, delicious colours with the gold! What gorgeous photo's of beautiful Brooklyn and her friends ... so exciting ... she'll love her amazing adventure and will make memories to last a lifetime! Hope you got some good sleep eventually, my friend! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is heavenly, Tracey! WOW!! I think it's so awesome that Brooklyn has this opportunity and that she gets to go with lifelong friends makes it even more special!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, I love all the wonderful photos of Brooklyn and her friends. What a wonderful time she will have, memories that will last for ever. Love your card, so sweet and those pretty colored sequins, so fun.

~amy~ said...

Beautiful card Tracey!
How are you doing Momma?! Your girl is just thee cutest!!!!! Hang in there♡

Shannon McComb said...

I beyond love this card!!! the colors are gorgeous and just love the water color!! & how much fun for your daughter!! An amazing opportunity i`m sure she`ll never forget!:)

Annette Allen said...

pretty card.. love the watercoloring..

aww she is going to have some fun stories to share with you.. I bet it is hard having her so far away..

artful-notions said...

Completely understand the non-sleep thing when kids are involved. Been there many times when my son traveled abroad. He's been all over the globe, and it
never gets easier. Prayers for Brooklyn and the team, let us know when she returns.
Meanwhile, how did I miss your lovely card? So sweet in sherbet pastels!

Barb Ghig said...

Getting creative was a great way to keep yourself from going crazy, and your background is gorgeous, Tracey! Perfect sentiment, too!
Love seeing the photos of Brooklyn and her friends/classmates! She is such a CUTIE! I remember how hard it was to let my daughter go to Europe in her senior year (twice), but try not to worry too much...she's a great kid, and she's going to have a blast! And...I'm sure she knows how lucky she is to have two amazing parents to allow her this wonderful opportunity :) Hang in there, kiddo!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

devine colors and creation. Sweet pics of your girlie. Hugs and hang in there my friend!