Sunday, May 15, 2011

Graduation Announcement

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends,

  Wow what a month it has been! Scott finished his first semester in college with a B average! And he got a job working full time unloading trucks at a local department store! And it is his dream job! It is so nice seeing him happy and smiling:)

  I ended up being admitted to the hospital on Mother's Day. Behcets causes oral and genital ulcers that are extremely painful all by themselves. One of the ulcers became infected with MRSA. I ended up very ill with a kidney infection on top of it all. We had to boost my prednisone to get on top of the Bechets flare and it caused my diabetes glucose levels to seriously spike. I am home now, but I have to go back to the hospital daily for two hours for IV antibiotics. The first antibiotic wasted away muscle tissue so we had to change course midstream and took a few steps back. However, it seems I am now headed in the right direction except that everything tastes like alka seltzer water and I don't want to eat or drink. I never thought I'd see the day where I couldn't stand my Diet Pepsi!

And in the meantime I had intended to get James high school graduation announcements in the mail over last weekend. Well the hospital took care of that. However they are in the mail now. Here's a peek at his announcement: (The black around the quotes is Core'dinations Black Tie-it shines in reality. And the embossed Core'dinations Pearl also has a shine to it in. Unfortunately the day is overcast and it it didn't show in the picture.)

Inside it says:
                     Every yesterday is a memory of dreams
                     Every tomorrow is a vision of hope
                     With great joy and pride Elizabeth Campau
                      Announces the Graduation of James Campau
                      With Honors from WHS Class of 2011

                       Please join us for an Open House
                       June 18, 2011 from 1 pm- 5 pm
                       At the Home of Elizabeth Campau
                       123 Any Street
                       Any City, State, Zip Code
                       Regrets only (111) 555-5555

On the opposite is his senior picture and the following statement
James will be continuing his education at Purdue University pursuing an Engineering Degree.

Supplies: Bazzill Linen Celebration Cardstock 8.5" x 11", Core'dinations Couture Black Tie, Core'dinations Pearl, Core'dinations Onyx, Black Satin Ribbon, Color Box
Platinum Metallic Pigment Cat's Eye, Glue Glider Pro Extreme Tac, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Spellbinders Labels 15, Spellbinders Just Right Nested Die Frames, Inkadinkado Graduation Wishes Stamp Set

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Elizabeth I admire you so much for your strength, your courage, you are such an optimistic person.
    Congratulations for your son! Wishing for him the best and for you to continue being a proud mother, not giving up with your health problems.
    Keep on....

  2. Elizabeth - I hope you are feeling much better and everything you taste is losing the alka seltzer flavor. You are such an inspiration, staying positive and upbeat. Congratulations on your son's graduation and the card you made is just absolutely beautiful! I love the Core'dinations paper, the sparkle is so elegant. Thanks so much for posting my giveaway and feel much, much better soon :)

  3. It is a gorgeous card. I'm sorry you had to get it out so late.

    How sad that you went through so very much. Blessings to you.



  4. Class and delightful card :o)

  5. OH, Elizabeth, your must be so proud! Congratulations. Your card is awesome! I love that quote you have in the front and the one inside is so nice, I need to write it down :o) The black & White was such a great idea. I love when the paper embellishes itself with glimmer and shine.

    I am glad you are feeling better. I so understand the antibiotics. I was on the IV antibiotics for 3 months, 24/7. (2 months in the hospital and 1 month at home) So when I was home, the bag was my constant companion. I could hardly stand to eat anything but organic lettuce. I lost 30 pounds, lol, now if I could just loose the rest while "enjoying" food. ;o)

    Keep healing :o) {{{hugs}}}

  6. what a beautiful and meaning project. thank you so much for sharing with the rest of us. thank you for linking it here couldnt be more honored. hugs

  7. Elizabeth, this is a BEAUTIFUL announcement!! Thank you so much for linking it up at Decorate To Celebrate! I hope we'll see LOTS more from you in the future!! :)

    I hope you are feeling much better now -- My heart goes out to you for all you have been going through... Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  8. Beautiful announcement. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Linked over from DTC.

  9. Hope you feel better!! You did a great job with the announcement!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  10. I found you from Decorate to Celebrate! I love the announcement. Great job! Hope you feel better soon!
    Sherrie K

  11. Beautiful announcement! Congrats to your son! I came from Decorate to Celebrate! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you are feeling better!

  12. OMG, I'm so sorry to hear about all of your medical issues. I hope that you continue to improve. TFS this beautiful announcement and congratulations.


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