Monday, January 26, 2009

At Long Last... Byrony!!

I've had her colored for over a week. I just couldn't get a vision of how I wanted to showcase her.

I put this card together tonight and I think I like how it turned out.

I stamped Byrony on PTI Special Select Cardstock and colored her with Copics. Her wings are painted with Shimmerz. I purchased both the stamp and the shimmerz from Susana. My card base is Certainly Celery by SU and the DP is Basic Grey. I added two Prima flowers as embellishment and the sentiment I just picked up two nights ago at Michaels.

Thanks for looking! Leave a comment if you will.. I'd love to know what you think of this card!

P.S. Stay tuned.. Tomorrow I'll be posting about my 1 year blogaversary blog candy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Such A Slacker!!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! It seems like forever since I posted any cards on my blog. Sorry for the long delay! I've been busy this week with a sick daughter and a sick husband. Sick Husbands are worse than sick kids, don't you agree? My gosh they can't do anything for themselves! LOL

Tonight I have two cards to share.

I decided to take Deb's challenge and create a Valentine's Day Card. Deb posted this challenge to the Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group. This Tilda stole my heart when I first saw her! She is the cutest.

I colored Tilda with Copic markers and used my Nestabilities Label One set to stamp the sentiment on. I added a couple of Prima flowers and brad and a piece of organza ribbon for embellishments. The DP is from DCWV.

I used a new stamp I purchased recently from Susanna. This is from the Shy Bear collection and I think he's just adorable!

I colored him with Copic markers. I placed some baubles on the four corners of the image that I punched with the ticket corner punch. I wanted to make this more of a masculine card because I'm going to send it to Kevin in Iraq. The hemp ribbon adds just a little more embellishment to the card. The DP is from a paper stack I got a Joann's but I can't remember who makes the paper! Sorry.

I'm working on a card using Bryony from Susanna's Faerie Song Arts Stamp Line. I finally used my new Shimmerz that I purchased from Susanna's store and will finish the card tomorrow night! I promise to share it with you when I'm finished.

Hope you all have had a great week. I'm looking forward to the weekend and getting my craft room set up!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The New Catalog Has Arrived!

The Spring/Summer Catalog is here!

I am really loving the new products just released by Stampin Up! This catalog is just beautiful and full of great cards and accessories.

You can shop online by visiting my Stamping Up website here.

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be posting some exciting new clubs I am starting.

Also, I haven't forgotten about my blogaversary blog candy! I need to get a picture together of all the goodies I'm going to give away and I hope to do that in the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mom Is Home!!

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you who left such nice comments and offered thoughts and prayers for my mom while she was in the hospital. I can't tell you how much it means to me and I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends!

Mom was discharged from the hospital on Saturday around noon. It's been a hectic few days since she got home. I am still staying with Mom and Dad until I am comfortable that she is able to get by without me. Her legs are very very swollen. My mom is a tiny woman and I've never seen her swell like this. The doctor finally called in a medication for her tonight to help with the water retention. She is using a nebulizer to take her breathing treatments four times a day. Her breathing is doing much better and I'm happy to report that she is not smoking! She hasn't smoked since Dec 31st.

She talks daily about how she didn't think she would live the day Dad called 911. She knows how serious it is for her to quit smoking. I pray she can do it!

I know I promised you all some creations, but honestly, I'm so tired that I have no mojo to put together any cards. I have colored a few images, but sadly, I didn't bring enough stuff with me to create cards for the images I have colored.

I am hoping to have some of my stamping buds over this weekend, if my Mom has improved enough for me to go home.

I haven't forgetten about the blog candy to celebrate my blogaversary either!

My box of Stampin Up Catalogs arrived at my house yesterday! I CANT wait to see it! My daughter is supposed to bring the catalog to work for me tomorrow and I'm dying to browse through it. ( Kristina, my daughter, works with me now)

I decided to dig up the very first card I ever made! Hey Joni.. if you are out there reading... do you remember this?? Joni is responsible for my new found obsession.
I think I've come a long way in the short year I've been stamping!

Night everyone... will talk to you soon! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 9, 2009

It's My Blogaversary!!!

Today is my One Year Blogaversary!

I can't believe it's been one year since I fell in love with stamping! Since I haven't had much time this week to focus on a nice blog candy to celebrate, I'm going to think about a nice prize to give away and in the next few days I'll post the details!

Thanks to everyone who visits! I've made many many wonderful friends through this great craft and I look forward to what 2009 has to bring!

It's Great To Be A Florida Gator!!!!

We did it!!! Tim (Superman)Tebow led us to another NCAA Football National Championship!! What a great game it was and it's great to be a Florida Gator!!!

On a more important note, my Mom is doing better and was moved to a regular room today after spending 7 days in ICU. We are hoping she'll be able to come home tomorrow.

I am hoping to get some cards put together this weekend. I brought some stamping supplies to Mom's which included new stamps and shimmerz that I just received from Susana. Can't wait to ink them up!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another Update on Mom...

Mom is still in ICU. We did make a little progress and they removed her from the ventilator but she's still not able to breathe on her own and is on a by-pap machine which is supplying oxygen for her. Her blood pressure has been through the roof and they are battling that too.

She's still unable to speak much and is very weak.

We were hoping she would be out of ICU by now, but that's not the case. Praying she'll be better enough in a day or two to go to a regular room.

I'll update more later tonight.

Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Update on My Mom

Well..unfortunately I don't have any good news to share. My mom is still in ICU on a respirator. They tried three times this weekend to wean her off the respirator and each time she couldn't breath on her own.

She's also having some issues with her blood pressure. They did an Echo Cardiogram and Ultrasound on her heart on Saturday to rule out possible heart attach, but we haven't gotten the results back yet. Hopefully in the morning we will know how that turned out.

Your continued thoughts and prayers are great appreciated!



Friday, January 2, 2009

Prayers For My Mom Please....

This morning, my Dad had to call 911 because my Mom was in respiratory distress. She has COPD and unfortunately is still a smoker. She's been fighting a cold for several weeks and yesterday and New Year's Eve Day felt progressively worse and short of breath. She had an Asthma attack yesterday morning and couldn't sleep all night. This morning she told my dad she wanted him to take her to the ER. He went back upstairs to get dressed, and when he came back down she told him to call 911.

My mom is in ICU and currently on a respirator and oxygen. She's been heavily sedated all day, so we haven't been able to talk to her at all. Lab tests came back this evening and her cardiac enzymes were elevated which my indicate that she also had a heart attack. They are going to run more extensive tests tomorrow to determine if she did or not.

It's going to be a long weekend at the hospital. I will try to update you all as soon as I can.

The picture above is of my Mom and I almost a year ago. She is my rock and my best friend. I'd really appreciate any prayers you can send her way!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve! We had a small gathering here at our house and spent the evening singing karaoke. It was so much fun!

I don't have any new creations to share with you all today, but my plan is to spend the weekend stamping and creating cards! I wanted to thank you all for continuing to come by my blog and visit! It means a lot to me. I've made so many wonderful friends this past year with my new found passion of stamping.

I wish you all a wonderful 2009 filled with many blessings, good health, love and friendship!

Hugs and Heartstamps,