Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A quick post....



While I'm out I have pre-made this card and will post it on Wed....so I'm already half way done with my vacation, darn!!!!!! I made this using some stamped images that my friend Heather let me stamp. I used my new stamp from stampin up, it's a background stamp called gratitude. Have a great week!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MIA......






Teegan, Kanon, and Easton
Hello Peeps.....I am getting ready to head downstairs and thought I'd do a quick post telling you I'll be MIA for at least a week, maybe two or more....We went to the circus on Saturday and had blast!!!! It was going to hail so we took my brothers old min-van, which sometimes will open on the side door. We loaded through the drivers side and we all cheered when we arrived and the side door opened, then when we left it was pooring as we made a mad dash to the car and got to celebrate again as the "white lighting" opened!!!! I just had to tell that story, so I'll never forget!!! Anyways, we didn't get home till 12 am, so Sunday we hung out home and did some house work...blah, blah, blah. I colored the circus anya, but she lays on my table w/o a card to back her :(!!!!! I wanted to try the sketch, but I haven't won yet, so, no skin off my back. Today I watched 6 kids and 3 dogs at my mom's house, b/c my grandpa's cancer is back and he had to have a small tumor removed. It was a LONG day, and I don't have anything to show for it, well I did get Easton's b-day card done and addressed. They are simple, b/c I had to make them in one day and get them mailed.....but their done!!!!! Now for the VACATION, we are headed to AZ on Friday morning so I'll be gone for a week. The day we get back it will be 11pm and on Sat. we've been invited to go to the KSU game and carnival, which I don't want to pass up, then my neighbor who turns 80 on Easton's b-day, Sunday May 5th, we are having a surprise party!!! Then back to work, I think....I've planned earlier to have the 6 and 7th of, so I may keep them to get things done around the house!!!! And finally Easton's b-day party is Saturday May 9th.....and that's it for the beginning of May......Well, I have to finish packing and put stuff away, have great one!!!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Slumber party and Get well card for Barb





What's up world, or area wide girls..... :) It's S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last night Carson, Kev's sister's son came over and we went swimming, watched movies, and had a "camp out" in the house. They had a blast and I got worn out....but I love having kids over, it entertains Easton, though the don't know how to play without screaming!!!!! Overall, besides all the ways they got in trouble for jumping in the pool, that were not just jumping in and fighting over toys that one wants over the other, just like brothers!! I made this card for one of our nurses that got flown to Denver b/c her Dr. couldn't figure out what was going on with her and she collapsed.....I see what my friend Heather was saying about me being affected by working in oncology, and I guess around oncology someone is always sick or dying, I guess I can't help but talk about it or think about it, and it seems all the time, sorry!!!! Anyways, this is my way of making the world a better place, for people going through a rough time..... Barb is a very short blond nurse, who is very soft spoken and kind. She would always stay late and let the young mothers go home to be with our children, and that speaks volumes about her. I used one of Dr. Estephan's scripts and stamped get well on it and had him sign it and then I shrunk it 50%, I love shrinking things!!! I always wanted to have a tiny doll house when I was growing up and I'm half temped to buy polly pockets, but I've restrained myself thus far....but you never know!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diannibal

I made this for one of my favorite patients Diane, she has metastatic lung cancer and recently has been hospitalized b/c she has lesions in her brain that are bleeding out. She has a major headache and now is undergoing radiation treatment to her brain. She is the funniest, most out-spoken patient, I love talking to her and her family. I went and visited her in the hospital and she told the story of her having to get fitted for a mask prior to radiation. I could never, NEVER tell a story like Diane, anyways you have to know first that she is deathly claustrophobic, she requires 4 mg of ativan to even get in an enclosed machine, anyways to shorten the story she had to be strapped down and had a thin plastic material that formed to her face to make the form for the mask. She said they strapped her down and she felt like Hannibal and after they finished making the mask she looked like Hannibal. She has a knack of making the worst situation sooooo funny. While looking at the lesions in her brain she saw one spot in her brain, that looked like an alien, who she named Bob, and now is constantly talking about Killing Bob, one appendage at a time and that he is the one causing all of her headache trying to get out of her brain as they fry him!!! I have tried to "win" several of the Anya competitions and I was soooo excited to post them to see if I could win, but this card I made for Diane and no matter if I win or lose, I know she loves the card.
I used the Chef and made him, a her with on the farm girl, from who I cut off her pig tails, (b/c Diane doesn't have much hair and wears a do-rag), and I used Dorothy's head and cut off one of her pig tails (b/c I rock the side pony with a flower in my hair) and use the nurse Anya's body and included a syringe of Ativan with 4 mg's of Ativan for Diane. I drew the mask and attached some straps that you can't see, and on the inside I drew an alien and a machine that zaps Bob. I went with some black stars b/c of the constant headache and the checkered paper, b/c we all know what Hannibal is known for and Diane also loves to eat, and I don't mean that it a bad way!!! She'll tell you she's a big girl and that's why she requires that much ativan!!!! I have smiled at least 8 times just writ ting this. The Dr. I work for told me I need to not think of my patients when I leave work, and it mad me upset, b/c I feel that's what makes me who I am and I know that we are all dying and that no one knows when thier time is, but it's never to late to show people that you care and this is my way of coping. It also relieves my stress and makes people happy, so I am going to keep doing it!!!! Just b/c his a Dr. doesn't mean I have to listen to him!!! :P I hope you all give your loved ones a hug tonight and be thankful everyday for what you have!!!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday fun.....



Left to right: Carson, Easton, and Mason
The top card is a card I made for a friend, who is hosting a bridal shower. I try, when I am making multiplies to do quick, pretty designs, I think it worked, now if I could just find some more black flowers to finish........

I'm kinda back tracking to Saturday when Easton's Cousins came to visit. Carson and Mason hung out with us for awhile and the boys went into Uncle Mace's room to borrow some hats. Then after awhile they came out dressed up in Easton's clothes, they said they were bad boys and that they were going to steal stuff....Heather my sister-in-law commented that this was just the beginning of them being naughty, I'm afraid that she's right!!!

Easter Fun



Easton and his cousins hunting for Easter eggs inside d/t rain
Easton opening his Easter basket

Grogan (a baseball friend), Brownie, and Mace
Grogan after Brownie went to the bathroom on his pants....sorry....
My Dad and Zuze
I can't believe that Easter is over, but that means VACATION is coming soon!!!! We leave in one week from Friday, WOW I can't believe it...my husband and I haven't planned a real vacation, ever. I like to stay at home and be able to know where we are going. My husband and I fight when we get lost, it's no fun to travel together b/c neither one of know where we are going....the good news is that we are going to AZ. to visit Kevin's dad and step mom. Thankfully they have lived there for 2 years and know the area and will be taking us to where we want should go. They (my husband and his dad) have planned a train ride through AZ, a safari hunt, the AZ zoo, places to eat, places to stay the night at, a wagon dinner, and of course SHOPPING!!!! Plus will do some swimming and relaxing and the come home. Anyways, back to Easter, we spent it at my mom's house, we ate and hid eggs and had a great time. I love spending time at my mom's I am soooo blessed to have a wonderful family, thanks God!!! I made this card for Easton for Easter out of the Pink cat billy and Lilly stamp sets, he wanted a card with flowers after he saw me working on one for my friend so I had to put one on his card!!! He kind of over looked it on account of all of the candy that was way more appealing! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!! Till tomorrow, goodbye and thanks for stopping.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Content with life.....



I'm setting here typing at 12 am and thinking how lucky I am!!! TGIF, I better get to bed ASAP, it's 12 am and I have to be up in 6 hours....so this is a quick post, Goodnight and Good morning!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Awesome Blog Candy

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Easter Already???










Yesterday was filled with activities...to say the least. We went to story hour and had an egg hunt at the end, we went to the clinic to show off the puppy and I couldn't leave Zeze at home so besides 2 boys, I took 2 dogs...stupid me...needless to say we had a puppy play date at Heather's house which ended up having a search party for Zeze who escaped from Heather's yard and headed down Halstead (a very busy street) to go home...my husband almost died when he back hoed over a major gas line....NO, I didn't got to bed, instead I drove to the church for an Easter egg hunt, it ended up being a better evening...so now on to the cards, the first one is a card I made for a Physician Assistant that Graduated, I shrunk her Card for the coat and drew a stethoscope on around the neck...I thought this is one of my favorite creations!! Now, I'm going to give a shout out to my friend Heather. She is a great friend, some one you can count on, some one who will talk to you to whenever from 10- 4:30 in the morning :P, I am sooooooooooooooooo LUCKY to have met her at her first card work shop....give her some love here http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com/. I am totally ready for FRIDAY, but I can't believe that it is Easter, even though we already been to 2 Easter Egg Hunts. Have a Fabulous day!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Copic Chance

check here http://www.charmedcrafts.blogspot.com/ for a pic of what we all dream about!!!

BFF's








I made this card, just b/c I HAD to use my gorjuss girls!!! I colored them of course, with my copics and used some stampin up paper, hobby lobby paper, and a stampin up roller. I also used some rub ons in the corner. Here are also some pics of my girls playing together...or Brownie hanging on to Zeze's hair has she gets dragged through the house. I think the are just like sisters. Zeze doesn't want to have anything to do with Brownie and Brownie wants to be everywhere Zeze is....just like siblings. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!! I'm off to take the boy's to libaray story hour, work (to show off the baby), the park, then over to my mom's to show the other kids, and at the end of the day...we have an Easter hunt...pics to follow :) I plan to also squeeze in some Heather time so the kids and her puppies can play with mine, plus a new movie I bought for Easton, Despereaux and maybe Heather and I can do some stamping :)!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The new Addition.....




I took Easton to run some errands with me Saturday and he asked if we could stop by the pet store and look at the animals....and now we have a new puppy name Brownie. I thought Kev would be mad so I didn't tell him, surprisingly he loves her too!!! She's a Shitzu/Bichon mix and she was the runt. I feel like a new mother aging waking up every other hour to take care of the new addition. It's Easton's early birthday present, how could I saw no to those big brown eyes. You just never know what life will bring you, I guess that's why we're here. Have a great Sunday, hoepfully I can get some new cards made since I finished makeing my Easter cards!!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thank You



I just wanted to give a shout out to my friend Janna, http://stampspaperglitterohmy.blogspot.com/ If you don't already know her and her amazing creations...You Should!!! I got this AWESOME card in the mail and I was sooo pumped, I wanted to show you, even if you've already seen it...then I realized that I've never shown you all of the cards I was privileged to get from my girl Heather, ttp://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com soo I'll have to get those creations on the camera and show you!!!! That's all for now, I did make it through Friday w/o another wreck!!! I hope I didn't just jinx myself!!!! Rock out b/c it's F-R-I-DAY!!!!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Margaritas anyone???




Sorry it's been a few days, but I had a wreck and damaged my truck...oopps....I was hurrying to Zomba (my exercise class) from target on Tues and side-swiped a lady's car in the parking lot. Yes, the car was parked, no, I wasn't on my phone. I just hurried too fast and took a sharp turn in an extended bed truck...MY BAD!!! I put a huge dent in the truck's bed and smashed her fender.... Now I'll have to cut back on my stamp spending for a few months to pay off my damages...($2,ooo). Needless to say I didn't make it to exercise class, but I did have margratia's in my brother's hot tub!! Yesterday was my day off and I didn't have the lap top, so I didn't post, b/c it's too hard on my slow computer, so I posted quickly today!!! The boys and I hung out yesterday, here are some pics of my Easter card two different was (I've got about 7 more to make) and the boys drinking "margaritas" on the porch. I just used welchers strawberry breeze frozen drink mix and ice (a slushy), but it does make awesome margaritas, if you drink them...well got to get to work. Friday is almost here!!!!! P.S. I'm fine, just a little sore, shaken up, and a bruised self esteem....but I'll survive!!!!

My younger brother Noah and Easont

My younger brother Noah and Easont

Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons

Say Cheese!!

Say Cheese!!

My Sympathy Card

My Sympathy Card

Another unclear pic....

Another unclear pic....

My Thankyou Card

My Thankyou Card

Jewerly

Jewerly

Easton and his friend at the Zoo

Easton and his friend at the Zoo

LOVE

LOVE
Easton and a friend

Noah and My Dad

Noah and My Dad

Easton's big catch

Easton's big catch

get well card

get well card

boho background card

boho background card

birthday card

birthday card