Saturday, September 24, 2011


I know it's been a long time since my last post.  I just wanted to give you an update of what's been going on.  Many of you know that I've blogged about my father's illness.  He has esophageal cancer and he is struggling.  Radiation and chemotherapy treatments began on September 13th.  Unfortunately, these treatments have really knocked the wind out of Dad.  I live next door to my father and I'm constantly in a whirlwind between his house and mine.  Unfortunately, this hasn't left much time for me to spend in my craft room right now.  I really miss stamping, need to stamp and hope to stamp soon.  It's just not happening right now.

I hope you will be patient with my lack of posts during Dad's battle with cancer.  I'm not completely giving up on blogging.  However, you may notice my posts to be few and far between in the next couple of months.  I 'm truly sorry, but my father really needs me right now.  Thanks for understanding.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I don't know why my blog posts have all been songs lately.  Probably because my brain is exhausted.  (Sigh!)  I made this card for a terrific friend of mine named Kim.  We were good buddies in college and recently reconnected through social networking.  I had the opportunity to visit Kim this summer after her mother passed away.  I hadn't seen her in almost 20 years, but she hadn't changed a bit.  She's a "what you see is what you get kind of gal."  That's what I love about her.  So, if you're reading this Kim, thank you for being you.

It's going to be a quick post for me this evening.  Tomorrow begins the five week treatment plan of chemo and radiation for Dad.  He's not been feeling very well lately and has had to have four days of IV fluids for dehydration.  Thanks for peeking in on me today!

Stamp Set:  Bold Blossom; Paper:  Cheerful Treat Hostess Designer Series Paper

Thursday, September 1, 2011


You belong somewhere you feel free...............Yes, I'm a Tom Petty fan.  I may even be dating myself a little with that song, huh?  Okay, so I noticed my card is having a little "wardrobe malfunction" in this picture.  Looks like I need to adhere the layers on the right side of the card a little better.  Okay, how many of you clicked on the picture to get a better look?  (Smile.)  Shoot fire!  I never noticed that until now.  Note to self:  fix it before it goes in the mail.

This card has a wallop of things going on.  Pearls, die cuts, piercing, paper piecing, watercoloring, sponging........You get the picture.  You should have seen the mess on my desk after making this one.

This is going to be a short post for me today.  I'm heading off to work and them to chemo education with Dad.  If you have any questions about the card, give me a shout.  Thanks for peeking in on me today!