Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween. Don't eat all your trick or treat candy at once.   This is a very simple card with a Stampin Up stamp and greeting. I do love the shading on the pumpkins. We don't get the little ones in our addition to trick or treat and I miss seeing the cute little costumes and what they say when they come to the door. Be kind to one another.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I'm thinking I'm feeling better. I had a bad episode of sweating, chest pain, short of breath, tingling in my arms and feet and feeling of nausea and a heaviness in lower abdomen. I believe now it was trapped gas that was so painful but after taking meds it did dissolve.  Several people have mentioned they have not heard of gas acting like that but I have had it like that before and so have several of my friends.  It's even gone up into my jaw before. Scared me that's for sure. I hope this isn't too much information.  I had to venture out yesterday to forage for food. It was 39 degrees and pouring down rain and today is suppose to be colder with a wind chill so I thought I'd better go yesterday. Today I hope to make some cards. I've started on fall cards for Thanksgiving. This card is masked off and sponged, then leaves stamped in black ink.  It is all Stampin Up. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Not exactly out of the woods yet. New symptoms, can't seem to get diagnosis. Hope for the best soon.

This is another Halloween card. SU stamp and sentiment. The black bat is added because of smudge I accidently made when I stamped from the block. Be kind to one another.

Friday, October 20, 2017

I still have my pretty car as they sent the wrong part so maybe today. It's not a hardship!

This is getting back to Halloween cards. Now that I look I haven't made that many because it takes six for my family.  We made one like this at SU class but I have a Poppy Stamp kitty die so I used that to make this card.  Very simple with just the die for moon and kitty and some twine. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I'm back in the world and trying to get caught up with everything. I took my car in for service since the light has been on for a while. After 55 minutes he came out and said my battery wasn't charging very well and didn't think it would make it through the winter. I didn't want to have to take it back so I asked them to go ahead and install one. Forty five minutes later he called me into the hallway and said they broke something installing the battery and they don't have the part. He was waiting for Enterprise to bring me a rental! Now I do have to go back! I have to say they gave me a sweet ride. This is a 2018 Chevy Malibu loaded. I don't care much about cars as long as they run but this could really sway me! Spoiled, that's what I am.  Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I finally feel much better but did end up at the Dr. yesterday with a UTI. Probably from all the meds I'm taking. But I feel like this is coming to an end. Thanks for sticking with me through these medical reports.

We went to my son's Sunday for the day and had a great time. My family is so much fun and we laugh a lot. Unfortunately, I fell down!! If you remember the picture from July with my DIL and their two dogs and Molly - they tripped me up as I was getting Mollys leash off. They got between her and I and I just fell flat on that hardwood floor on my left side. Ribs are so sore and heels of my hands. No broken bones so I am grateful.

This is the card I made for my son's birthday. It is several Stampscape
stamps. You mix and match to make all kinds of scenes. I used sky and clouds, water, land, the fisherman and the fish.  I'm not a big scene maker but they got the idea. Be kind to one another.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I messed up Mia's candy and tried to make it smaller but I couldn't delete the larger one. So I deleted the post and all that did was take away the post from yesterday. So here is the card I posted then.
Spinner card with the twine suspended between two bats.  Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Still haven't bounced back but I think the meds are helping, once I got them! No energy and just want to take it easy for a few days.

Here is the last card I've made with the Art of Brett Weldele. That might be The Art of Brett Weldeele. The e's are kind of run together on the package so I'm not sure. The graveyard and bats are from that set and the skeleton hand is Memory Box that I used before. The sentiment is Northwoods.  The background is sponged with DI. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I missed WCD yesterday and spent the morning very sick and the afternoon at Immediate Care. I got a nebulizer treatment, steroid shot in right hip and antibotic shot in left hip. Sent home with both in pill form which turned into a major snafu so I still don't have my meds and it is 10:45 am Sunday!

This is another card made with The Art of Brett Weldele. The background is smooshed DI and just a bit of Copic on her hat. Black cat from IO and the sentiment is from the same stamp set. I'm going to try to pick up meds today and watch Colts play. That is it! Be kind to one another.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

I had such a wonderful birthday and thank you for the beautiful cards you sent. It was a busy week since I had to cancel everything last week because I felt so bad. I was doing so much better and thought I was out of the woods but today got up with heavier coughing and still have all indications that the infection is still in my lungs. I will call Dr. Monday to see if I can get some help. My friend Marilyn is coming down Sunday for our monthly get together so I hope I can do that.

Here is one of my Halloween cards. The image is a stamp by The Art of Brett Weldele. This is a new stamp set to me and I've made three cards using it so far. The background is Distress Oxides. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and the tree is a Lawn Fawn die. The bat and skull are stickers. It's not too traumatizing except the fangs in the teeth! Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

My cough is not as often now so I hope I am on the mend. I hear of coughs hanging on so I hope this is not going to be the case.

This is one of the cards we made at my first SU class. It was pretty easy, made by running c/s through an embossing folder, coloring and die cutting. It does make a cute little fall scene. I love the idea of a card buffet. We can make eight of sixteen cards any way we want. You could make eight of the same one if you wanted to. I like have the options. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I wish I could say I am feeling wonderful but that is not quite the case. The cough is doing me in and it is not productive anymore. Now I don't know whether to supress the cough or get an expectrant. It is still in my lungs so I will be calling the Dr. tomorrow. It is wearing me out. I cough so hard but can't expell anything even though I am still rattling.

When I'm not coughing I feel okay so I ventured into my craft room. I was reminded that I have frantage by Pam the other day. Another NBUS product.  She used it on some leaves and it looks great.  So I got mine out but there are no instructions so I went to youtube. I used a Stencil Girl sunflower stencil and sponged color through it. Then I used Versamark ink to add sticky to it and sprinkled clear embossing powder over it, then added frantage in golds and the browns for the flower center. Then,  two unfortunate incidents happened. I didn't get quite enough powder all over and some of the gold did not stick. It is still flaking off. I used a SU wood mounted stamp for the sentiment and stamped it so crooked. I restamped it on c/s and inked around the edges and kind of fit it on so I was able to save the card. I will be trying to improve this technique since I love the look of it. Be kind to one another.