Saturday, October 30, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #26

Good morning! It's time for another new challenge over at EBTKS blog. The host this month is Kelly Marie and she chose these vases from her house to be our inspiration. And I love the color combo too! Here is her inspiration pic.And here is my card. I always need Thank you cards, so I figured I would add this one to my stash. I love this new stamp set from PTI! Although it took 11 days to get my order from them this month! GRRRR!And a close up of all the dimension.
And the sponsor this time is Lawn Fawn! They will have the Frosties stamp set up for grabs to the winner! :)
Stop by the EBTKS blog for all the details and to see all of the other DT's cards.

Have a Blessed day!


Saturday, October 23, 2010


Hey everybody! Well it has been a week since my last post. I thought I would check-in and let you know what I've been up to. Well Monday was my Birthday! I turned the Big 3-1! I had a pretty good day! My sweet hubby bought me a new laptop. I went with a HP & it's Pink! It is alot better & faster than my old computer, I just need to get use to using something different! Thank you for all of the Brthday wishes and Thank you to the friends who sent me cards! I LOVED them all! :)
I also called my Dr. on Monday and found out that they got my results back from my ultrasound that they did on my thyroid (almost 2 weeks ago)! Not sure if they would have let me know if I didn't call them about something different! :( It has been a very scary month for me and it feels like they have just overlooked me! (I'm not very happy about that!) But anyway, I now have an appointment with my Thyroid Dr. I found out about 4 yrs ago that I had a nodule on my thyroid, so I started seeing a specialist and he checked it often and everything seemed normal and the nodule wasn't growing. I missed my appointment 2 years ago and and I didn't ever reschedule. It was on my to do list untill all this throat stuff started! Not sure what the size of the nodule was before, but it is now 3mm big. I will find out if it has grown since 2 years ago, when I go to the Dr. on Tuesday. My throat has been pretty good, I still feel something in my throat, but I guess that could be the nodule and it still has flare-ups like it is swelling sometimes. But I am very Thankful that it's better than it was!

I found out tonight that my Step-brother is making progress! Sunday will be 3 weeks since his car accident. He has been in a medicated coma since then. But today he opened his eyes, his mom stuck out her tongue at him and he stuck his back at her, and she said give me a kiss and he puckered his lips! PRAISE GOD! We are all so excited about this news! The Dr. said they are unsure how bad his head trauma is, but after today.....we are seeing the miracle God is doing in his life and health! :) He has had some set backs with infections and things, but today is a GREAT day! Thank you all for the prayers for him and for me and for our whole family! Ya'll really are great friends! Thank you!

Well I guess I need to get into bed! I have a busy weekend! I do get to sleep in in the morning (I am very excited about that)! Then Chace has a football game and I am hosting a baby shower for a friend of mine. I have been making LOTS of cute stuff, so I hope to be sharing that soon! Stay tuned! :) I am trying to get all my info from my other computer onto my new one so I can post my card pics!
Have a Blessed weekend! :)


Friday, October 15, 2010

EBTKS #25 Sketch Challenge

Good morning! It's time for another sketch challenge over at the EBTKS blog! This week our host is Courtney. I really loved this sketch and I can see myself using it again and again! Our sponsor this week is Paper Manic! They are giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to the winner! They have great stuff at their store, go by and check it out.
And here is my cards. (I made two!) :)
I LOVE the new Practicing Creativity stamps!
I hope you all can join us for the challenge! Stop by the EBTKS blog for all the details!
I wanted to Thank ya'll again for all the prayers and well wishes! I am doing ALOT better than I was! I am trying to claim the healing in Jesus name! I ask that you would Please continue the prayers!
I would also like to ask if you will be praying for my step-brother. His name is John Wayne, he was in a car wreck on Sunday and was hurt pretty bad. He is in a medicated coma right now to help the swelling in the brain. We are going to see him and pray for him and his Mom at the hospital tomorrow. It is going to be really hard to see him like that. He has been apart of our lives since he was 2!
And Please keep Kelley in your prayers too. She is having surgery today.
Thank ya'll SO much and have a Blessed day! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Hey everybody! Well I am here today with a card I made for Courtney Baker! Today is her Birthday! Happy Birthday Courtney! :) And of course I had to use a couple of her stamp sets for the card. I love how alot of her sets can be used together. I used the tires marks and the license plate from the You're the Man set and the Bicycle from The Whole Cycle set and the sentiment from the Chatterbox set. I really like how it turned out and I hope she does too! :) Supplies: Cardstock- (Aqua Mist, White) PTI; Stamps- (You're the Man, The Whole Cycle, Chatterbox) Practicing Creativity; Ink- (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (Red Magic) VersaMagic; Ribbon- (Yellow) Michael's; Other- Copic Markers, (Slot punch) The Paper Studio

It is also my SIL's Birthday too. Happy Birthday Amanda! Love you!

Well I wanted to give ya'll another update on my throat issue. I'm sure some of you may be getting tired of hearing about it, because I am really tired of talking about it! But I know some of you may want to know and I still need prayers, so I wanted to let ya'll know.

Chance took me to the ER last night to get the uvula 'hangy thing in my throat' looked at. I started having a little swelling in it Friday afternoon and I hadn't noticed it before, so I wanted to be safe and get it looked at. The Nurse Practitioner came in and said it was swollen and long and he thought I should be admitted in the hospital for a few days to get IV steroids. He said he was going to get the Dr to let him see what he thought. He looked at it and said that I didn't meet the criteria to be admitted. He said it didn't look very swollen and that he sees WAY worse, so he didn't think it was necessary. So they sent me home. I will follow up with my Dr tomorrow to get the test results from last week and she said she might want to send me to a throat specialist.

I am still praying that the Lord will heal it completely because I know there is still some issues going on in there! It is still not 100%, but I do feel like it is way better than before. So Praise God for that! Thank you all some much for the prayers and concerns! It's really helped me!

Have a Blessed day!


Friday, October 8, 2010

I LOVE coloring! :)

Hey everybody! My computer has finally decided to work today, so I thought I would post some cards. The first one I started making on my "Friday night WCMD". I really love how simple it is. I made it for a friend who just got married. I really love these Wplus9 Design Studio Ever After stamps. I have really been working on my coloring now that I have lots of markers and I LOVE it! I still need lots of work, but I am self it might be a while! :)
I made this one for Chace's friend's family who just lost their Grandmother. The card was given to them from our "football program".I love coloring these flowers. :)
Supplies: {May all the days ahead be happy ever after! card} Cardstock- (White, Leaf Green) PTI; Stamps- (Ever After) Wplus9 Design Studio; Ink- (Tuxedo Black) Memento; Other- Copic Markers, pearl sticker
{With Sympathy Card} Cardstock- (White, Melon Berry, True Black) PTI; Stamps- (Ever After) Wplus9 Design Studio, (Mega Mixed Messages) PTI; Other- Copic Markers, Black pearl stickers
Well I am doing better. My throat still is not feeling 100%, the Dr. also suggested I try my acid reflux medicine, so I guess I will start that soon and see if that helps. I think it's just irritated from all the swallowing and my mouth has been pretty dry so that doesn't help. But who knows?! Thanks for all the prayers! Ya'll are the Best!
Have a Blessed day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hey everybody! I just wanted to give ya'll a little update on my "throat issue". Well I had the steroid shot on Monday and by Wednesday I was still having a little swelling and not 100% back to normal (but it was better!) . So I called the Dr. and they wanted me to come in and get a ultrasound on my thyroid and glands and I had some blood work done to see if there was an infection. I should have those results by tomorrow. The Dr. gave me a low dose of steroids to try and clear up the rest of the problem, I started those this morning.
I really want to Thank everyone SO much for the prayers! They really do help! :)

I wanted to post some cards, but my computer is having issues again. So I guess they won't be posted today! I have a very busy day today with Autumn's pep-rally, open house at Chace's school, and Autumn cheers at 2 football games tonight.
Have a Blessed day!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

World Card Making Day Late & Another Prayer Request

Hey everybody! Well I was not able to craft all day on World Card Making Day! Chace's friends grandmother passed away and Chance did the service for the family on Saturday morning and then Chace had a football game that afternoon (they won, he made 2 touchdowns :) ), then we camped out at our soon to be "home site"! :) We camped in a tent and the weather was perfect! We got to visit with some of our "soon to be new neighbors" that night and just enjoyed alot of family time! We woke up and had hot chocolate, eggs, and smores! What a great breakfast! :) It was just a Blessed weekend!

I did however get to craft late Friday night into early Saturday morning, so I guess these cards were technically made on WCMD! :) I just didn't get to post them until now.

I really love this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Cozy Christmas. It is so much fun and I love masking with it! :) I took the little fire man off of his log. I didn't want my stocking to get too hot! :)Here is a close-up of the glossy accents I added to the glass of milk. LOVE this stuff! :)

I really like this card, and of course I had to add glossy accents to the fire. :)
Santa likes chocolate milk too! :)
This is a plain one, but I think the stockings speak for themselves! :)
Some of my friends on Facebook might already know this, but I was asking for prayer yesterday. I mentioned last week that I had some dental work done. Well when they took off my old crown, they replaced it with a medicated filling that tasted TERRIBLE! Well my throat started felling weird and maybe a little swollen. I called the dentist that afternoon and they said, they hadn't ever had any problems before. The dentist said he has used it before on my teeth, but I told him that he usually covers it with a temporary crown. This was just a filling with nothing covering it.
So anyway, I went to the first specialist and he only gave me a 50/50 chance on being able to save the tooth! (Not good odds!) So I went to my dentist the next day and told him to take that medicated filling out and replace it with a regular one. So he did and he wanted to send my to get a second opinion from another specialist. So I went the next day and that guy was AMAZING! He took one x-ray and said, "I can fix it! Do you want to go ahead and do it?" I was like, NOW? So I had ANOTHER root canal on that tooth. (Who gets 2 root canals on the same tooth you ask?....Winter!) :) Thank goodness Chance was there, because I was SO numb that my eye was weird! My eye didn't really close when I blinked it! :) So I wouldn't have been able to drive! It stayed numb from 11 am until 6:30 pm that evening! So the tooth is now done! (other than getting the new crown on) Praise God! Just a little soreness in my jaw.
But yesterday I finally had to call my Dr. about my throat. I think it was getting worse. She seems to think it was a allergic reaction to that filling! I am allergic to Benedryl (I know it's weird!), so she had to give me a steroid shot. So please pray that this helps. I woke up this morning and I think it feels a little less tight. Praise God! I am just taking it one day at a time. I am just trusting in the Lord for Him to heal it! I have never dealt with anything like this before, but I do know that if my throat feels like this again, I will go to the Dr. sooner! This has been some scary stuff and VERY aggravating!
If you read all of this post, God Bless you! I know it was long! I just like to give all the info! :)
Thanks for listening!
Hope ya'll have a very Blessed day!