Much harder than I thought

Boy this getting back on the horse is a lot tougher than I thought. I know I had a massive surgery, but after 2 1/2 weeks I went into work today for 2 hours. That honestly took soooooooo much out of me. By the time I got home I took a 3 1/2 hour nap.

I know healing from this is going to take a very long time, but wish that I would feel up to making a card or two. Or a page or something, but I don't even feel that I can sit at my desk for more than a minute. So right now I am not even going out that. It is very sad, I really do miss it.

I am also taking online classes right now to get my insurance license, but I have to do them when I am not all messed up on pain meds.

Ok, just thought I would say hello to everyone and let you know that I have been reading up on everyone's blogs. Wonderful work, loving all the colors and beautiful layouts.



Here are some flowers that my husband had gotten me when I was in the hospital. He knows just want I like.

Dusting off

Ok so I have not been able to work on anything now for 2 weeks. I am really feeling the need to get back to my craft desk. It is crying for me to do something. I am starting to feel able to work on things and might try to do something this weekend.

Since surgery, every day is a new day and I feel a little better every day. Doctor says 9-12 months before I gain the feeling back in my arm completely, but I am able to function. NO LIFTING of ANYTHING with my left arm, but I should be able to sit at my desk for a little bit at a time.

I will post as soon as I am able to complete something. Hope all is well with everyone.

Home from hospital

Just wanted to let you know that I have made it home today and surgery went well. Unbearable pain, hope to be back soon.



Good morning all. I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.

Enjoy your day, doing what it is that you like. Hope everyone gets to create to their little hearts content.

On a side note this will be my last post for some time. I have surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am. Until I post again keep up with all the lovely work, can't wait to come back and see what everyone has done. Hopefully while I am down, I can think of many things to do.

May God bless you all.


Mother's Day Gift

Hello everyone - since I know my mother is not going to be on the computer any time soon, I figured I would show you what I made her for Mother's Day. I just finished them up and I still have to do her card.
This is all of them together. I have taken the 4 1/2 in. clips and turned them upsidedown, put the kids first inital on and added a old photo of them. This will allow my mom to put in a new photo whenever she wishes. She is blessed to have the six best grandchild in the world. Hope she loves them.
That is it for now. I have been working on this for a couple of days. Now I have to do her card and we will be set.
Have a wonderful evening and until tomorrow...........

Mother's Day

So my mom has 6 grandchildren, and I was able to give her 2 of them. I was thinking that I would make her something showing her what a wonderful person she has made be become, by showing what wonderful grandchildren my brother and I were able to give her.

Yes, I am still working on my mother's day gift and card and Sunday is Mother's Day. Sunday will also be the last day I can do anything for awhile too. So I guess I have to work till the last minute.

Here is a peak of what I am making for her.


1 Week

1 Week and counting until I will not be able to scrap for a month or so. This is so not cool. I really enjoyed my day yesterday as I followed along with Robyn - The Pink Stamper and her wonderful day full of challenges and prizes. I hope everyone was able to join in National Scrapbook Day in some way.

I hope to finish up a couple more things this week and get them posted, because I will also not be on the computer for awhile. Oh I just do not know how I am going to do with this. I will be in the hospital for 4-6 days after surgery. NO COMPUTER and NO SCRAPPING. What in the world am I going to do. Hopefully I will be able to do something so when I do start feeling better I will get right back to it.

I am finishing up some things for mothers day. I am trying something new, so hopefully it will turn out ok.

I am always nervous as to weather or not the person will like what I have done so sometimes I will just make it and keep it. I really have to understand that others are not as critical as I am. And that if it is handmade, most people are very excited to receive it.

Ok enough babbling.

Oh yeah, I also wanted to say that I had opened my new Creating Keepsake magazine this morning and within the pages there was a photo from Stephanie Howell - I follow her blog

Her story is amazing and her work is out of this world. Her photo is in the story - Photographing Fathers #4. Just thought I would share.

Well I think that is it for tonight. I am getting my new camera this week, for my birthday next week, since I will be in the hospital for my birthday. Really this does not sound fun.

I will be posting as soon as I can and I will get as much done this week and posted as possible. If I keep telling myself that, maybe I will get something done. Since I will be working late all week, trying to do things with my arm by the time I get home is next to impossible.

Until the next time.


NSD - Update

I have been working on the challenges today, and I have become totally unable to move my arm. I now have to type with one hand and I am finding this to be pretty difficult.

I have not yet been able to complete all the challenges, but I still have time to work on them. So I hope to get it all done by tomorrow.

I will get 1 post together to show what I have done today, but for now...........

#6 - Patterned Paper and Die Cut

This is the 6th challenge in Robyn's ( NSD event. This was to use patterned paper and a die cut machine. I choose to make this a 2 page spread. I will have to get the pictures on later.

#4 Mothers Day

Mothers Day Card or page, or something that you would give to a mother.

#3 - Yeah I skipped 2 for now

Here is my entry for #3 - Kids Page or Card


OK here it is - I know it looks huge, but...... this is the best thing since sliced bread. All you do is pull the trigger and it easily slides on adhesive. There are a ton of scrappers and card makers that use this and I have watched them use it on their blogs for some time now. And now I have mine.

Guess what the FedEx girl just delivered - You guessed it. The ATG 714. I will post a picture soon.

NSD Challenge #1 - Brown and Pastel

Ok so here is my entry for Challenge 1 - It was something brown and pastel. I completed in 35 minutes and I have to get going so I can work on the next challenge. Hope you join us.


I can not tell you how excited I am right NOW......
I will be getting my ATG 714 Tape Gun today. What a day to get it. I just checked the shipment and it is in town. It is scheduled to be here today. Really of all days how cool is that. National Scrapbooking Day and I will have my ATG gun to do my projects with. Really, I am supper excited.
Just thought I would share that with you. Till later, have a wonderful day, think outside the box, and scrap, scrap, scrap.



Please see below.
I will be joining Robyn - The Pink Stamper for National Scrapbooking Day. I will also be joining
This will be my first time participating in challenges and a dedicated weekend online. So please check it out and join us for the fun of it.
If you have an event for this weekend let me know, I would love to join. This will be my last weekend of scrapbooking for a month or so do to surgery.
National Scrapbook Day
The Pink Stamper!
WHEN: Next Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00am - 4:00pm CST
WHERE: Right here on my blog
WHO: Everyone is invited!!! Tell all your friends or better yet, get a group together and have a party while joining us!
WHAT: I will have 1 challenge every hour, one prize every hour, and one video every hour. PHEW!!!
WHY: Because I had so much fun last year I wanted to do it again!!!
I am soooo super excited for this!! I've already picked out my challenges and bought my prizes (which I am sure you are all going to love). All I need to do now is make my videos!!
*Note: If you are unable to participate during the day, you will have 48 hours to join us in the challenges & the drawings. I don't want to leave anyone out. :)

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