Monday, December 20, 2010

Baby Shower invites

Ok I got the invites all done and ready to go! I think they came out pretty good I hand made all 52 of them!!!
WOW so proud of myself LOL. they are all stamped with teddy bear and hand colored with primacolor pencils and then  blended. Also the bows I hand tied all 52 LOL!! Wow were my fingers tired after that.
Here is a quick shot of the invites!

Friday, December 17, 2010

No Posts for a bit....

Got ALOT going on in my life right now. I wont be posting much till after the holidays. I am steadily workin on hand making 50 Baby Shower invites for my Daughter-in-law, we are soooo excited about the arrival of the grand baby. lots of  moving in and moving out of the home, its is just to busy right now to do much more crafting till after the holidays! It feels SOOOOO good to be able to cook and clean and entertain our growing family for the holidays! I cant remember when it felt so good with no pain before this knee replacement, it really has changed my life. I am done with Physical therapy and totally off any and all pain meds other than Tylenol. I am sooo proud of myself after becoming dependant on morphine and oxycodone, feels GREAT to have it all out of my system, it was a long road but I did it with the help and patients of my family(love u all), and left it behind me.
I will post a pic of the baby invites when I get a chance.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


This card was easy enough, very simple layout. Took me all week to get it done, had ALOT going this week and almost didnt get it done in time for the challenge deadline. Head on over to Designed 2 Delight for free weekly challenge to get free digi's!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

This is the most appropriate card for this time of year, we are getting cold here with heavy frost in the morning and temps in the mid to high 20s and highs during the day in the high 40s....Winter is here...
I have finished the progressive challenge for Design2Delight this week, I actually finished my card on Saturday afternoon, but haven't got it posted till now, had to do a few cause I was not liking the colors I was using till I got these colors together and was happy with it! So here is my card submission for the D2D progressive challenge. Go check them out this Friday 12/3 is the NEW freebie for everyone to get to start the month, you submit your project using the Free Digi by the deadline of Thursday 12/9, and when u wake up Friday morning you will have the new digi free in your inbox! Great way to build your digi file! So hurry...go check them out on Friday Dec 3rd to participate in the December challenge!!
I hope everyone had a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving! I spent my day with family and truly enjoyed it! Unfortunately my hubby had to leave on Thanksgiving day to work the next morning in SC, but the rest of the family made my day very enjoyable! But when work calls you gotta go! Plus work for him means more craft money for me LOL!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Penguin

Love this cute little guy! He is sooooo sweet! I have had my card done since Monday but life has been soooo hectic and I have been just go go go....So anyway thank you to Design2delight for the great freebie in the progressive challenge. Cant wait to see what the new digi will be Friday morning! Enjoy your turkey tomorrow.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards

I finally put together some Thanksgiving cards. I will post all 3 below.

Not sure where I did get this digi. If u know where it came from please let me know so I can give the artist credit. The inked stamp "Be Thankful" is from the new set I got from Michaels.

This one is a digi from BeccysPlace, she has some wonderful Digis she offers! I heat embossed the title, it  is Gold embossing powered and the stamp is from a set I purchased at Michaels on my Birthday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guardian Angel

I had to ponder over this one..did I want a little Christmas angel or did I want to send it to someone special that has been with me and gone through alot with me and has been my guardian angel in diskies. He/she will not know till one day I send this card out, till then I wanted to share it with you all, the digi is from the progressive challenge from Design2Delight she has some GREAT digi's for sale and u can join the porgressive challenge buy getting this design and submiting your project by Thurs Nov 18th at 11:59pm EST and then u will get a free digi in your email on Fri to work with and continue the process, it is an awsome way to build your Digi collection. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanksgiving "Harvest Basket"

Here is my first Thanksgiving installment! I have a bunch of cards to get get put together but here is my first it is for the Design 2 Delight "Harvest Basket" Check out her blog for a progressive challenge for free Digi's they are great!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Good Morning!

I have been so busy with life! I am continuing with PT (physical therapy) from my total knee replacement I am 3 months and 1 week post op now. I went to the Dr last week and he said he was "proud of my progress" how many Dr's will say they are proud of you? So PT has been great, dread going just cause I want to stay in where its warm and be lazy, but once I get there I am so ready to give my all! I have been working on the total gym, and riding the stationary bike. The first day on the stationary bike I only went 1/4th mile and I was so proud of my self, well now I am up to a 1/2 mile in 15 min. With the flexion (bending) issues I am having riding the bike is a huge step for me.
I have been working on alot of digi's from some great designers, now I just have to put some cards together for Thanksgiving with them.
Tomorrow Lisa, mom and I are going to a Craft show, so looking forward to that. Maybe pick up a few things and surly to get a lot of new ideas as well. Hopefully we wont freeze our tails off, they are calling for snow flurries, the first of the season here in VA.
Well going to get back to some more great digi's,  maybe this weekend I will have some projects completed to share!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My first challange entry

This is my first challenge I have ever entered it is over on PCP. You need to be a member so if you are not please join us!
now on to my submission, the challenge is to use the sketch from Anne-Marije, and then use the digi "Join The Party" from Phindy's Place. Here is mine version

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flower Delivery

So I set up a surprise to visit Anna with her hubby, we texted each other yesterday to set up the time for the visit today. I pulled into the drive and he said to her "oh someone just pulled into the driveway I will be right back" she is paralyzed and spends alot of her day in the hospital  bed in her living room. So he comes out to help me in and we walk in the door and he says "Anna you have a visitor" she says who its it I cant see, as she was facing the other way and could not turn to look, so he replies " hold on she is coming around the corner and I think you may recognize her" our eye met and she shouted "DAWN what a wonderful surprise!" Her husband was holding the vase as he carried it in for me, and I had it covered with a bag, and I said" I have a little something for you" and removed the bag and she was speechless for a moment as a tear came to her eye. She said "Dawn they are beautiful, thank you soooo much" I told her when she is looking at them to think of me and know I am thinking of her. I sat and we talked for over an hour, I could tell she was getting very tired so I told her that I must go. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

couple finished projects..

I spoke of doing a project for a special friend back a few weeks ago, well it is finished well ok I need to make 1 stop to the dollar tree to get some more dec rock to put in the vase cause yet again today I forot it while I was at the craft store..But other than that it is done and I am happy with it and hope she loves it! going to take it to her in the next few days as a suprise visit that I am aranging through her hubby.

and here is my most recent Halloween card... Only going to be a couple more of them and then onto Thanksgiving Cards. thank you again Beccy's Place for the great work and free digi's U are awsome!


Feeling Great today! got a ton of energy, PT (phycial therapy) was GREAT yesterday they got me on stationary bike and I rode for 10 min! I have been working on a  few more Halloween cards will post them soon. Going to head to Dicky's BBQ today they have $1 BBQ sandwiches for today only, then got a few things to take back to ACMoore and Michaels that either didnt work or are no longer needed for one reason or another, So much for starting Christmas shopping. Have a great day and stop by again soon!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

When all else fails Go Shopping!!!

Had a bad night, not much sleep, trying to get off some strong pain med having withdraw symptoms so back on the med I go. This time not going cold turkey, going to slowly go off, 1 time a day instead of 2 for a week and then next week every other day...Praying that works. Missing my hubby really bad he is on the road for work and been gone week  tomarrow......
So like my title says when all else faild Go Shopping... armed with coupons in hand I start out at AcMoore....I have been dying for Prismacolor pencils since I cant remember when, so I went and got a set today.....I also got some wood mounted stamps....then on to Michaels again with coupon in hand, found some good deals, got a Martha Stewart punch set called Bath Bubbles, got some more wood mounted stamps and even a set of un-mounted halloween stamps and some ink....see my shopping goodies below!!! Have a great night all!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Another halloween card I threw together, last night! The digi I am not sure where I got it from!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween card!

My latest project, seen a card simular on the web and liked the layout so I snagged it. Used the digi from Beccy's Place than kyou for your great files! Enjoy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Baby Shower

I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow with my daughter-in-law. So I made this cute Baby bottle card that I cut on the cricut. Do not recall where I got the file but love it very easy and I added the Girl and baby feet and pins from the Potpourri cart.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Something New!

Good evening! Finally I have gotten back at the craft table and created! Went shopping today, went to ACMoore with 50% off and Michaels with 40% off. Had a GREAT day shopping despite the pain and swelling in my leg! Here are the 2 cards I finished tonight. I do not recall where I got the digi but I love it and wish I could give credit where credit is due. I need to pay more attention to where I get them from. (Bad Me)...Anyway Enjoy my work.......

This one is my fav!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Physical Therapy today

Oh my goodness, today was a very bad day at Physical Therapy (PT) I went in with a 2 on the pain scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst ever pain. Well we started and it was OK, a few of the things we did felt good, well as we moved on to the sitting on the side of bed stretching the pain shot from 2 to 6 then we stretched more and the pain went up more...she (therapist) had me in tears. Well now I am home and it has been 4 1/2 hrs since and I still hurt bad pain scale its a 5 and it has been 2 or 3....lots of ice and pain meds for the weekend.

On to happier thoughts! I am blog hopping today there is a awsome site that I am a member of and they are having a Blog Hop..... CDAC Artist Blog Hop there is alot going on over there so if you have some free time check them out join some challenges, there are some great artists there.

Once my pain lets up a bit more with the pain meds I just took I am going to try to work on a craft project that I am doing for a special friend. I want to start working on some cards I have lots of ideas floating in this head of mine now just to get them on paper, thats the challenge for me these days!

have a great weekend and be sure to check back Monday for a new update and maybe a couple pics of what I got accomplished over the weekend!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Older items I made..

Physical Therapy is going pretty good. It is very rough and painful, but that goes with the old saying no pain no gain. Going 3x a week, should be getting me on the right road soon! So glad I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, there for awhile I began to wonder if there ever would be a light again, the pain and all was just to much to deal with, but way better now! Today I went to AC Moore and had 50% off coupon and $10 award certificate so I got an embossing heating tool for free! Gotta love that! Now I have to get the other tools that go with embossing so I can play with that technique. EXCITED!! On to a couple pics of some items I made at the beginning of this year.....

First is a bouquet of  flowers I made for my mom for
Mothers Day 2010 (I am currently working on another bouquet for
a lady I met in the rehab facility I was in after surgery, her and I hit it off great as
room mates and still keep in touch)

this is a card I made for my best friends Birthday

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wedding Card

First Post!

Wow! who would have thought, I have a blog... Well to bring everyone up to date, I love scrap booking and card making. I started over a year ago but had to put things on hold due to health reasons i was just not able to craft.
On July 30th 2010 I had a (TKR) total knee replacement. The surgery went well but I had a few complications after, the blocks wore off by the time I got to my hospital room so I was in FULL BLOWN pain from the surgery. Then I developed major blisters on the outer part of the knee and the Dr's had no idea what they were from. After being discharged from the hospital I went to a rehab facility, boy was that a mistake. I sorta got put in a bed and forgot about, did not receive physical therapy but a couple times in 2 weeks. So then I went for a Dr apt and asked to be discharged to go home and have home health nurse and physical therapy come in. That went very well. I am still 2 weeks behind but I am improving every day. I have been released from in home physical therapy now and this Wed I begin my out patient physical therapy. I am really looking forward to that so I can continue my recovery process. I so want to get back into crafting and scrapping!
Thursday the 16th our family grew by one, our youngest son Mark married Alexis and it was a beautiful wedding. They are expecting their first baby in March 2011 so I will have soooooo much scrapping to do with our first grand baby on the way!!! Soooo Excited!

Well that brings you up-to-date on whats going on in my life. Was able to make the kids a card for their wedding and I will post that as soon as I figure out that part of the blog! Enjoy