Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry I Have Been Quiet

Sorry I have quiet the last couple of weeks. At first I became really busy with a school project on Climate Control (yuck). I really do not mind the subject it is the project that I did not like.

So I finished what I needed to for my project and thought I would spend last weekend playing since I had four days off. My plans were put to rest after a visit to my doctor. Last Friday I went in for my yearly physical and a "growth" was discovered "down there". My life was frozen last week. Since the appointment was on a Friday I knew I had to wait at least until Monday to hear anything.

It has been a week of an emotional roller coaster ride. I played almost every scenario in my head this week. Today I was back at the doctors. It is a growth that will need to be removed. I am waiting on the biopsy to come back to see if it is the big "C" word. My "new doctor" told me that she does not think it is, it does not look like what she has seen of cancer, but a biopsy was preformed just to be sure.

I am told that the growth is probably a fibroid tumor. Wednesday I will have an ultrasound to see how large my tumor is. Friday I go back to my "new doctor" to see what needs to be done. She has prepped me though for a hysterectomy. Yes, 33 and a hysterectomy.

Anyhow, I am sure I will be quiet in the coming weeks. Maybe new posts, but I am not sure if I will have many new cards to show off.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dreaming of Friday

I know you are shocked, three days in a row! I will let you in on a little secret - I took a math test on Tuesday and I have not slept well since then. I am worried that I did not do well on it. I am NOT a math person.

Here is another card that I made with the Dream du Jour set. I like this set a lot. Maybe because I have been in the coloring mood this set has stayed on my table.

Of course I pulled out the Chocolate Chip Card Stock. I used Chocolate for the base. I topped this with Whisper White and then Bordering Blue. I pulled out the Designer Series Paper - for the pop of Saffron on the side there. I backed the Designer Series Paper with Chocolate Chip to make it pop.

I pulled out my Nestabilites again and used the long rectangle die for the frame of the words. Yes you are seeing it right the scalloped fame is in Chocolate Chip. The words are in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White.

The butterfly is stamped in Basic Brown and water colored in with my Aqua Painter (which there is a special on this month). I used So Saffron and Bordering Blue to color my butterfly. Not that you can see in the picture, but there is some glitter on the wings. The butterfly is cut out and glued on the corner of the word panel.

I also added three brads from the retired Hodgepodge Hardware set. Plus, there is some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and some Natural Hemp in there too.

Oh and in the bottom right corner of the Bordering Blue is a butterfly stamped in Bordering Blue, it is barely there, but adds a little something to the card.

I better get off the couch and see what is for breakfast for the kids today. Enjoy your Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Wednesday - Happy October

Not that I have much time to read lately, but I was in the mood to make a book mark with my long rectangle Nestabilities. I love to read so this will come in handy as soon as I have a break in my school work.

I of course pulled out my Chocolate Chip Ink and loaded up the flowers from Upsy Daisy. I stamped the daisies on Very Vanilla and set aside. I used the Nestabilite die with the Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper.

I knew I wanted a second color included, it was just deciding which one. I love fall so I went for the Earth Elements. I decided on Pumpkin Pie since I have ribbon to match. I then trimmed the Daisy image down to size and backed it in Pumpkin Pie.

The words were added as an after thought. I really needed something to cover up a smudge so I decided words were the way to go. "Life" is from the Upsy Daisy Set. I inked up the word with a craft spot in Pumpkin Pie. Then I clear embossed this. The words were not big enough to cover the smudge so I improvised from there. The brown circle is the 1/2 circle punch and the Pumpkin circle is actually from the Crop a Dile punch scrap from adding the Jumbo eyelet.

The bookmark came together quick and easy. For me the hardest part was not adding anything that was three dimensional on the part that would stick in the book. I am now ready to make a few more of these since I usually have more than one book going at a time.

Enjoy your day!