Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hello everyone and happy Monday! It has been such a long time since I've been able to participate in a TSG challenge but last night I whipped up a quick clean and simple card based on Iwona's inspiration piece. With everything that has been going on with Kylie over the last month, it is taking me a bit of time to get back into stamping but I think I'm finally getting there :)
Here is the inspiration piece-
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Created by There She Goes Clear Stamps at 2:27 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Welcome to our third and final day of sneak peeks! Today we have a little two for one treat because we are going to share two new stamp sets illustrated by Torico :) One is an awesome owl set and the other is full of Halloween goodness!!
Did you make your way here from the inky and fabulous Iwona? If so great! If not, you may want to head back to the TSG Blog so you can find out all of the details about this hop as well as how you can with BOTH stamp sets being shown today!
This project took me a few days to complete but I had so much fun using all of these images!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I made this card for a good friend of mine. We met in middle school and have been friends ever since. We sort of lost touch over the last 5 years or so because she now resides in Australia and is also a missionary traveling the world. I am so proud of her and love that she's saving the world one soul at a time lol! This card went along in a care package that I put together for her. I love this sentiment, it's perfect for our friendship :)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Kylie and I had a VERY long day yesterday! She had a full day of infusions and testing scheduled which means we had to leave our house at 5:45 AM to ensure that we could get to Seattle on time during rush hour traffic. We were still a few minutes late but we made it in one piece :)
The first thing she had to do was get her infusions. So we were sent to Oncology where she got her IV in place (after they got a few tubes of blood from her) and we got comfortable. We weren't in a room but more of a sectioned off area with a total of about 12 'room' all together. Each had a couple of chairs, some medical machines and TV. Thankfully I had brought lots of things for Kylie to do as well as my laptop because it took about 6 hours to complete the two infusions!
After that we went straight to the Pulmonary Functions Lab where Kylie had to get a breathing test done. She didn't do so well on that so that may be something we have to work on at home. (Building up her lung strength back to where it was).
After that we had about 45 min. until her next appointment so we went to the gift shop so that she could pick out her charm (we have started a 'tradition' where Kylie gets to pick out a new charm from the gift shop every time she goes to Children's Hospital) for her charm necklace. She ended up choosing one that said 'boy bait' and daddy wasn't too happy about that lol!
Our last appointment was to meet with the Rhuematologist that diagnosed her at her first appointment. She was almost bouncing in her seat to share the results of Kylie's new blood tests with us! Are you ready for this? All of her blood tests came back NORMAL!! I can't even tell you how happy that makes us! She is still a long way from being 'cured' of her disease but this shows us that the meds that she is on are doing exactly what they are supposed to do. We have even started the process of getting ready to taper her dose of Prednisone which will be a huge relief! It has disrupted her sleep schedule as well as made her feel hungry ALL of the time! It's weird to have her asking for weird foods all of the time (like the roast beef sandwich she had for breakfast lol!) because she always 'ate like a bird' before all of this happened. She has only gained half a pound in the last two and a half weeks which is great considering the high dose of steroids that she is on!
So all in all, things are definitely looking up :) Thank you so much for all of the kind words, thoughts and prayers that you are sending out for our daughter and family!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
*Poppy image was stamped in a staggered line onto a Chocolate Chip card base.
*Butterfly was stamped and embossed onto very vanilla, watercolored and cut out before being adhered to card base with dimentionals.
*Sentiment was stamped across a strip of Very Vanilla before being adhered to card base.
*Rhinestones were added to the sentiment layer
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
First of all, I would like to thank you all SOOO very much for all of the kind words, support and many prayers that were said for our family! Each and every one of them was (and still is!) greately appreciated. I'm happy to report that Kylie is doing extremely well adapting to the change of having to take different medications twice a day and we also made it through our first at home injection of the Methotrexate (scary stuff btw!) un-tramatized :) We take her back into Seattle Children's on Tuesday for a full day of tests and her first out patient Hemoglobin infusion. I will take all of this with a smile on my face and even say 'thank you' since I had been on the otherside of the wall thinking for a whole week that my little girl had Muscular Dystrophy.
Kylie also had her first day of school this week and although she had a rough time when I dropped her off at her class, she came home saying that she had a lot of fun and likes her teacher :)
Chloe also started school this week and is proud to be a full time Kindergartner! I asked her if she was ready to go back again for the next day of school and she told me yes and then corrected herself by saying "I'm excited to go!!".
So now that I have two out of three kidlets in school full day, I have more time to get things done during the day so that I may not need to stay up till all hours. I might find out what it is like to sleep again lol!!
Ok so back to stamping, So like I had mentioned awhile ago, I actually have a ton of cards that I have made but have yet to share them with you guys. My goal is to get a bunch of posts scheduled so that I can at least have some eye candy to share instead of nothing at all :)
First up is this ATC that I made for a TSG challenge a few weeks ago. I absolutely adore this beautiful cherry blossom branch that Chris illustrated for the The Journey stamp set. It makes my creative heart happy :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010