Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday was a very distressful day for everyone here. My ex-father in law Jim was diagnosed with metastatic bone disease and it was a shock for all of us. Please keep him, Ina, my children, his brothers and sister, and everyone whose life he has touched in your prayers. He had ran a lawnmower in the ditch, did not turn it over or anything, and had a very stiff neck following this to the point of not being able to turn his head so we got an appointment with his doctor and went in yesterday for evaluation and tests, we had almost got home from the x-ray when they called on his cell phone and was told to come back in for a CT because they thought there was a fracture. We were told he might be transferred to UT for a Halo, plate, or possible fusion if there was a fracture. After the CT he was sent over to the ER and then was sent for an MRI and after a 12 hour day the doctors came in and told us that there was no fracture but they think it is metastatic bone disease which has metastasized in the spine at the very base of the skull and instead of sending him to UT he could go home. We were completely in shock! He is being referred to see Dr. Peters to see if there is anything else to be done. When Steve and I got a divorce I just divorced him but I kept his family and I love them and they have always been here for me and the kids in any way possible. They always come up for any celebrations we have and actually gave me the land I live on and they accepted Marc into the family with open arms when we got married. This is going to be hard for Jim because he has always been the one helping everyone else and he won't ask for help from anyone else. He has been in the Rescue Squad here since it was first started and has always spent every Friday night at the squad building and was always there for any rescue operation that was called out. I know this is a long post but I guess some of this just needed to come out. Please keep Jim and the family in your prayers. Thank you.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day everyone! It has been such a gorgeous day here, the weather is a little cool but we have sunshine and a slight breeze with beautiful blue skies! The blogger who was chosen to have the winner of the Creations by AR Customer Blog Hop was Gigi and the winner of the template was DisneyLisa! Congratulations Lisa!! Thank you to everyone who visited my site and the kind comments! I had such a wonderful time participating in this hop and hope to contribute more in the future. I enjoyed looking at everyone's creations and seeing all the various ways the templates can be used and I hope you did too.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
SURPRISE PURSE from Creations by AR http://www.creationsbyar.com/SURPRISE-PURSE_p_115.html
Hi and welcome Creations by AR Customer Blog Hop. I am honored to have you visit my little portion of this blog hop, I should be the 7th post! If you came from Deb Speijers -http://www.atimetostamp.com/ you are in the right place. If you just happened on this post you may want to go back and start at the very beginning at http://www.creationsbyar.com/. There will be a prize of a free template on one of our blogs and we don't know who the lucky one is, so if you would like to be entered for a chance to win please leave a comment on each of the blogs and on Adele's facebook page and if you would like to "like" Creations by AR on facebook that would be greatly appreciated. If you have never visited a Creations by AR hop you will be amazed at the variety of templates she has to offer and her instructions are so concise and easy to follow. This is a purse I made in honor of my Mother. Her favorite color was blue and she loved paisley prints and I honestly think she had a dress like the paisley paper I used. The template is at http://www.creationsbyar.com/SURPRISE-PURSE_p_115.html and it makes up so beautifully and quickly (and you can easily place a gift card to her favorite place inside or a picture of her favorite person). I have made these previously for my granddaughters' teachers and put candy in them and they loved them. Please visit the other ladies in this hop and leave them a some love because we definitely love having you visit (and you might be the lucky winner)!!
Lisa Eisner - http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/
Jennyfer Leung - http://scrapalajen.blogspot.com/
Diana Auberle - http://kreativfenster.blogspot.com/
Mary Roberson - http://handmadeheartfelt.wordpress.com/
Gigi Lorenc - http://sunshinelollipopsandbutterflies.blogspot.com/
Deb Speijers - http://www.atimetostamp.com/
Lenoria Kelly - http://lenoriaslidlbits.blogspot.com/
Rhonda Miller - http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com/
Carmen Mitchell - http://carmenscreationss.blogspot.ca/
Raissa Spatola - http://www.raissastamps.com/my_weblog/
Lynn Clifford - http://heavenlycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are a few goodies I made for the ladies at Angel's orthodontist office. The paper is Coredinations and has major glitter in it (see picture of blue purse)! The folders are from instructions at www.mychicnscratch.com. Instead of leaving the front straight I cut the flap using Spellbinders Classic Scallop Ovals and the decoration is also cut using the smallest oval in the set. I then put a rhinestone in the center and velcro for the closure and ribbon for the handle and inserted a fun-size Kit Kat and they were done!
I'm not sure why this picture is sideways and don't know how to rotate it on the blog! Anyway, this is a card I made for Kathy when she was in the hospital using a cut file from Birds Cards, Prismacolor pencils, and Gamsol and some Stickles for the glitter on the butterflies wings.