Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Took another photo of Nicholas and his new "do"

This is how he prefers to wear it, combed down into his eyes. LOL

How do you like my new background?

Since I am love with these Gorjuss girls, I found these wonderful blog backgrounds to use. Check them out here

Monday, March 30, 2009

Made this for my friend Erin

who got a new dog last week. His name is Wilbur. Isn't that a cute name for a boy dog?

A busy week ahead for us

We have a busy week ahead of us. Charlie has his rotator cuff surgery at 7:30 am on Thursday. We have to be there at 6 am and I will "sneak" out to come home and get Nicholas to school by 8:30. Its a 2 hour operation and we should be home by noon. Charlie will start his physical therapy right away on Monday and will go 2-3 times a week.

We hope to get the first batch of "Round Up" out on all the weeds. With all the rain we've had this past week, you should see the weeds poking up in the driveway. They are literally taking over!! So we will do this once it warms up (its only 39 degrees right now as I am typing this). We have to go pick up Charlie's sling at the orthopedic office. I was watching a you tube video last night on someone who recently had this surgery and he told how he bought a couple of XXXXL tshirts, cut one side of them up to the arm hole and then added velcro tabs so Charlie won't have to lift his arm up (he won't be able to for several weeks) so I plan to do this.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Magnolia Easter image

Susan sent me some new Easter images so I am making Easter cards today. How do you like this one?
Stamp by Magnolia
Easter punch from Stamp Shack
Nestability Labels 4
Copic markers to color
Punched holes were in paper when I bought it (on clearance)

Another Easter card

I thought I had my Easter cards all done, then I remembered someone I forgot so I made one more. I got this cute Easter bunny image from Susan and its by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I colored him with my Copic markers and my Twinkling H20's. I had attempted to make my own pearls and that was not working. I used my hot glue gun to make pearls and then tried to color them with different things but nothing seemed to work. So this card does not have any pearls, homemade or store bought. I just gave up!!

Homemade glue dots

Over at Splitcoast Stampers, I saw a thread about homemade glue dots. I thought I would give it a try. You need parchment paper (wax paper does not work) and Aileene's Tack It Over and Over glue (I could only find this at Michael's). Put the glue in dots onto the parchment paper, let dry overnight and voila, your own glue dots. They will dry more clear than they are here.

Looky, I'm in another magazine

Yep, I got my free copy today of Scrap & Stamp and I have 3 cards in it. YEAH for me!!! Now my goal is try and get on the COVER ... I have not been on the cover yet.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nicholas - Before and after

Yesterday Nicholas came home from school saying he wanted to get his haircut. He said he wanted it ALOT shorter. I made the appt and we went today after school. Amanda kept asking him if he was sure and he said yes so she started cutting!! He seems pretty happy with it so I'm glad about that.

We have had about 2" of rain over the past few days. My tulips are loving it!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I am giving a big shout out to Mary White and Ann Malone

even though the last time I saw Mary White she was Mary McWilliams. Mary got married 2 years ago and is now the Principal at JD Parker in Stuart, FL . Mary was the assistant principal at Hobe Sound Elementary when our kids went there. Ann also worked at HSE as secretary and now works with Mary. We are now emailing back and forth and its fun to catch up. So a big HELLO TO ANN AND MARY! See you on Facebook Mary!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I found another EK Success thin border punch - swiss cheese punch

I was shocked to see our Michael's had the latest EK Success thin border punches. We are always the last ones to get anything fun and new. I got the swiss cheese punch (love that name!). I made a couple of cards.
Stamps by: Gorjuss Sugar Nellie, Dog by Inkadinkado
Punches used: Swiss cheese EK Success border punch, SU spiral punch
Cuttlebug birthday folder
Cupcake ribbon from my stash

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Beach scene punch by EK Success

I found this punch at Michael's today and I made a card with it right away. Isn't it cute? You can click on the photos to see them bigger if you need to.
Stamps by: Inky Antics, Amuse
Beach scene punch by: EK Success
Starfish button from my stash

Friday, March 20, 2009

I made this funny card for Christie

My stamping friend Christie recently got a job at a zoo in Texas. I made her this funny card and she got it yesterday so I can now post it here. What do you think? LOL

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My new Martha Stewart bird punch

I knew this bird punch would be perfect for my latest Gorjuss girl and Leanne Ellis stamps. I hope you aren't getting tired of these stamps, its all I seem to be using lately :). I just love them!!
I also have been looking everywhere for the heart border punch by Martha Stewart too. I finally found it at Ellen Hutson's website. I ordered them on Monday and I got them today (Thurs). I love quick shipping!!

I got my stitches out yesterday. My hand is still sore and tender but that can be expected. I will start massaging it next week along with squeezing a ball.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I hosted a St. Patrick's Day ATC swap at the Stamp Shack about a month ago and these are the final ATC's. I love how they all came out!!!

Top row (left to right) Me, Joanie, Ellie ** Middle row (left to right) Sarah, Patty T, Chris H ** Bottom row (left to right) Michelle, Christine, Patty P

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Are you wearing GREEN today?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I made some cards today

Even though I still have my stitches in, I am able to use that hand again (yippee!!). I made some clean and simple cards. Over at SCS, they have a thread each Sunday called "CAS" (clean and simple cards) and they are always cards that you can make up quick and easy. I enjoy looking at them and thought I have been using alot of patterned paper lately so I thought I would make some one layer cards. I like how they came out and I played with my Twinkling H20's also. I cannot take credit for the button tree. I totally CASED it from someone at SCS and you can see her card here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I've mentioned Facebook a few times on my blog

and the CEO and Founder of Facebook, Mark Z was on Oprah yesterday. This is what I learned:

There are currently over 175,000,000 members on Facebook.
Over the age of 30 is the fastest growing members right now.
Mark Z is 24 years old and he came up with this idea 5 years ago while sitting in his dorm room at Harvard University. 1/2 million people join every single day.
President Obama has the most friends on Facebook and he has 6,000,000.
He recently set up an Oprah Winfrey fan club page. Just search "Oprah" and you will find it (yep, I joined myself!) LOL

Interesting, huh?

My friend Lesa is in a Utube video so this makes her a superstar in my eyes!!


You have to check out this very powerful video by James House. Its only 3 min and 15 sec long. Lesa has battled breast cancer this past year and is winning the fight! She is the one with the beautiful bald head in the video. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q4BSDMuhiA ..

Love ya Lesa!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Did you notice my cute new Riley moose blog button to the right?

If you go to http://www.kreationsbykrissy.com/ you too can have your very own Riley moose blog button for your blog. (go down the page a little and you can copy and paste the code) Just add it as a gadget onto your blog.

We're on the mend!!

Looks like we're on the mend to being well again. I never never never want to have that flu again. Its the worst ever. I hope no one else gets it!! I am feeling much much better. It felt great to take a shower this morning and I was able to get my hand wet. Stitches come out next Wed. Can't wait!!

Cards published!!

I have 4 cards published in the Spring issue of Just Cards magazine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flu times 2

Guess who else has the flu!! WOW, does it knock you off your feet!! Charlie got it on Monday. Started feeling better Tues for his birthday, relapsed on Wed and then I got it. I have been in bed for 2 days straight. I feel much better than I did but now i just feel weak. Hopefully I'm on the mend!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Assembling cards before my surgery

I had assembled these cards BEFORE my surgery so all I had to do was color and add the images. I was hoping to get these Gorjuss girls before my surgery but they came the same day I had my surgery. This is what I made with them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Charlie!!

He was sick in bed yesterday all day with what we assume was the flu. He woke up feeling much better today which is good.

I am slowly able to use my left hand more. Or at least my fingers. I can type with 2 hands again but slow. I go back to the orthopedic dr tomorrow so we'll see if he changes the "dressing". I am not expecting him to take out the stitches just yet since its only been 10 days. I think he said he likes to wait the full 2 weeks before the stitches come out so I will have to go back next week for that (I think).

I did go to my blood pressure dr today and my bp was way too high - 150/105 or something like that. She said it could be because of the pain I do have in my hand or because of all the Motrin I have been taking for the pain could cause it. I am now taking 2 Lisinoprils a day so we'll see if that helps.

Emily has a soccer game tonight so I am going to that for a little bit.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today I've had a bit more pain

than the previous days but still doing ok. I decided I would try and stamp with my right hand (surgery is on the left) and I colored some of my new Gorjuss girls. I can't seem to make a whole card just yet so this will have to do!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Its Wednesday and I'm still doing good

The pain isn't too bad at all. I slept off and on most of yesterday but today I got up, put my arm in a plastic bag and took a shower. That was a challenge but I did it!

That's all I have to report. Charlie and the kids are looking after me pretty good!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Carpal tunnel surgery is over

and I'm learning to type with one hand. Due to snow, surgery was delayed 2 hours so I went in at 12:15, had surgery by 1:30, home by 3:00. I'm doing good so far but then I am still numb from everything.

Alot of the snow is melted but we will have a 2 hour delay with school tomorrow.

We woke up to snow on the ground

No school today. My carpal tunnel surgery has been 2 hours delayed so now I go in at 12:15 for a 1:45 surgery time. Just took these photos ...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Old Memories ...

Facebook is new to me but in the past 2 months, 3 people from my past have found me. I already wrote about Diane and Laura, now its Heidi, from Largo Middle School. We go way back, some 30+ years!! She found me yesterday, she looked up my maiden name and there I was. She sent me a note, I sent one back, we chatted online this morning. She remembered when we went to the fair (in Largo, FL) and we wore "Vinnie Barbarino" (as in John Travolta from Welcome Back Kotter) tshirts. LOL How funny that she remembered that of all things. It just cracks me up!! Its great to be back in touch, after all these years. Heidi lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and 2 teenage boys. I hope we keep in contact.

Its raining like crazy now but we could get up to 6" of snow

tonight and tomorrow. I am scheduled to have carpal tunnel surgery tomorrow at 11:45 am so depending on the weather situation, I may or may not go. I am sure they don't cancel surgery because of snow but you never know about things around here, especially since we don't get that much of the white stuff. I am sure we can get out with Charlie's car since he has 4wd. I bet school will be cancelled too. If you don't hear from me for a few days, its because I am not typing with just one hand. LOL At least its my left hand and not my right!!