Thursday, December 9, 2010

I just found some Love, left by my readers.

Thanks Amy and Michelle for the wonderful comments.  I am sorry that I didn't see it sooner.

Happy Scrapin',


Update on my life.

My Husband returned from overseas safe and brought presents, I will have to post pics later.  He was only gone 5 weeks but it seemed like for ever.  I really missed him.  Now that he is home again, I sometimes wonder if I could send him back. lol  Maybe it was just Date Night that I missed.

I changed Dr.'s and I love my new Dr.  He has done more for me in 8 weeks than my last one did in 6 years.    My Dr. tested me for Diabetes and I don't have it.  He was very concerned about my blood pressure 197/94 on my first visit, but Steve had just left for the 5 week trip and his office was in total chaos.  My new Dr. had just replaced his entire staff, and no one knew where anything was, including himself.  I knew deep down that the Dr. who referred me to my new Dr. wouldn't send me to someone he would see himself.  I knew it was a test and we both got through it.  We talked about the pain meds that I have been on since I fell in 2008 and I really wanted off of them but I couldn't quit, I had tried to lower the dose and it didn't work.  We talked about the Guaifenisin Protocol and why I didn't follow it completely.  So he doubled my dose to 2400 mg's twice a day and gave me a copy of the Elimination diet with meal plan and recipes and said he wanted me to stay on it for at least 3 weeks.  Then he said he wanted to do a bone density scan to see if I could have Osteoporosis or not.  So I immediately went home and start on the diet.  That was November 4th.  I had the bone density scan on Monday the 8th.  I saw Dr. Tyler again on Dec. 1st. I found that I do have some bone loss in my hips and spine so Dr. Tyler put me on Boniva and suggested that I take 1500 mg's of Calcium and 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3.  We also talked about exercise and wearing a weight vest to help strengthen my bones in my spine.  I was very excited when we got to the part of the visit when he asked me if I needed a refill on my pain meds and I said NO.  I have only used 20 since he gave them to me on November 4th and I was taking 2 at night and 1 during the day as needed.  I have been off of the meds now for about 3 weeks.  Dr. Tyler was happy to hear that too.  Then we talked about the weight and I am now down 17 lbs.  My blood pressure is running about 120/72 now.  Dr. Tyler said that I might have to go on blood pressure meds if it continued to stay high.  The Guaifenisin is helping so much.  At one point Dr. Tyler asked why I hadn't doubled my dose of Guaifenisin and I told him that I don't like to do that unless I talk to my Dr. first and my old Dr. didn't even know it came in pill form.  He said "well you know it is safe, after all you read all about it before you started taking it.   Did I mention that I love my new Dr.?  He actually treats me like a human being, he even asked how my Thanksgiving was.  I you would like a copy of the elimination diet just Click HERE!

Jordan is still taking weekly allergy shots, having a slight reaction to them but not too bad so far.  We have to take him up to Kaiser's Nurse treatment center to get them, so he misses some school and then he is not allowed to do any physical activities the rest of the day.  It is so much fun to remind an active 12 year old that he can't do that.  Despite missing some school, his mom received a letter from the Principal that she is invited to join Jordan at school tomorrow morning for a celebration breakfast.  He made the Honnor Roll!!!  I am so proud.

Zack and Hailey needed Eye exams and we just found out that Zack needs glasses.  He gets them next week, I hear he is handsome in them.  As for Hailey, they just want to see in a year.

I think Mary is the only one who hasn't had to go into the Dr. other than the annual check up.  Mary is Knitting on the Knifty Knitter Looms that I have, she made her stuffed dog a sweater and so I told her if she wants to make more, I will put them out at the Bazaars next year.  She started on a Christmas one and has it almost done.  I will post pictures later.

My SIL passed his 2 classes with A's.  He works days at the base and was taking classes 3 nights a week.  He was worried that he wasn't going to get a passing grade on one of the classes since he had a week long trip back east in the middle of the term.  But he pulled it off with flying colors.

Dawn passed her classes and will be taking new ones in January.  She wants to be a teacher.  Hailey was very upset at first because Mommy's can't be teachers.  She thought that mom was leaving and did not like that idea at all.  Dawn took her to class with her one day and then she was OK with mom becoming a teacher.

My Son is working again, that is a relief.  He works at the beach and comes home on weekends, unless it's drill weekend.  He really likes his job.  I just wish he would get one permanently and a house of his own.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope maybe some of my trials will help some of you.

Happy Scrapin',


Friday, November 5, 2010

BCT Holiday Bazaar!

Wow, tomorrow it the BCT Holiday Bazaar and I have been working on it like crazy but I still have a lot to finish by tonight.  If you get a chance to stop by The Beavercreek Elementary School, I will be in the Theater at table #6, it is located along the back wall from the entrance, or along the wall that goes to the Gym.

Next Saturday, I will be at Carus School for their Fundraiser Bazaar, I signed up to be in the Hallway, I haven't heard yet exactly where I will be.

Back to work,

Happy Scrapin',


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Has it gone by already?  Wow I have been so busy that I hardly noticed, but I did get some cute pictures of my grandchildren.

Jordan was a fat Ninja?  I don't even know where that came from. He does have a weird sense of Humor, I think he got that from his Grandpa. 

Zack loves that he has a Military uniform and wears it as often as he can.  I think he would actually live in it if we would let him. So of course he was a Soldier.

Miss Mary was a witch with a green face and the mole on her cheek.

Last we have Miss Ariel, oh I mean Miss Hailey.  She loves that wig and outfit so much that I forget that she is really Hailey under all that hair.  I love the little poses that she makes when ever she sees that we have the camera out.  She just turned 5 on the 28th so she is really understanding how the trick or treating works.  Dawn said that as they went door to door Hailey would say" Thank you" and the next house she would say" Trick or Treat" and at the next house she would say "Have a nice day."  So she changed it up at every house. 

I stayed home and handed out candy while I worked on my projects.  We only have maybe 10 kids that come to our door since we are in a hidden area.

I have been so busy lately trying to get ready for the Bazaars that I signed up for that I have hardly been checking my email and have only gotten on the computer to print out tags or labels for the items I have been making.  If you are in the area and want to stop by I will be at the BCT Holiday Bazaar at the Beavercreek Elementary School located at 21944 S. Yoeman Rd. in Beavercreek, OR on Saturday November 6th, From 10:00 am till 4:00 pm and at the Carus Elementary School fundraiser Bazaar located at  14412 S.Carus Rd, Oregon City, OR on Saturday November 13th from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm.  

You can keep up with all my crops and projects on my Meetup group here it's FREE to join and you can come to any of the events that you wish to come to.  

Here are a few items I have been working on for the bazaars.

Altered Rolodexes and the replacement card sets

 Gift sets

Giant Paperclips

My model for the hair accessories, Miss Hailey

Hair and Hat or Scarf accessories

Round Scarfs so that they don't fall off of you.  I love these, they are the only scarf that I can keep around my neck.
Your wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a pair of Flip Flops.

 Children's Aprons with matching REAL oven mitt.

 More aprons that I have finished.

 Hat gloves and scarf sets.
 Also in Blue

Scarf and Gloves that match.

That is just a few things you will find if you come to my table at the bazaars.  This post was much larger than I planned, sorry.

Happy Scrapin' and Craftin',

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas cards, anyone?

 I taught my first class last Wednesday and wanted to share some of the cards we made.  We made 2 Christmas cards and 2 Autumn cards and a Birthday card.
 This set is called St. Nick and is a set of 5 and is only $13.95.

This set is called Harvest Home and is $18.95.
 This picture I took on my cell phone and it didn't turn out that good.  The card was very nice.
 This set is called The Present  and is $22.95.  It has 10 stamps total.
 This set is Royal Birth and is $22.95.

I made several cards with this set, I think it is perfect for birthdays.

 This one I embossed the crown with clear embossing powder.

This is another variation of the St. Nick card.

 I have also been playing with the Circle of Love set that goes with the new Magnifique papers.  I love this set and the papers.

I did the emboss resist technique with the peacock and then used a sponge applicator to add ink to the areas that I wanted to have color.

I added a piece of the same paper inside and added the sentiment and feather.

Here I used a kaleidecolor multi-colored stamp pad and embossed with clear embossing powder.

 This is a 3" x 3" easel card with some added pearls on the peacocks head.  I added glitter to the feather.

This is another 3" x 3" card.

I stamped a flourish inside this one.

This month is one of my busiest months.  We have 5 birthdays in our house in October and Grandpa is out of the country.  He has been calling every day and it is nice to hear his voice.  He sent some very cute cards to the Grandkids and Dawn for their birthdays.  

We had a Dress-up tea party for the Girls and the Boys went to Lazar tag. Here are a few pics of the tea party.  We had areas for the gifts for each girl, Mary's favorite color is pink and Hailey's is Purple.

We had pink and purple table cloths for the girls and their guests.

We had fancy tea cups and saucers.
This is the nail station.  We stamped on their nails.
This was the Jewelery table with lots of clip on earrings, necklaces,  bracelets and rings.  The bigger the better.  and the shoes sat under the table.
Charlie made a frame for 4 mirrors to stand together for the girls to see what they looked like.  And yes we had hats galore.
This was the clothes rack where the girls got to pick what they wanted to wear.
We had sandwiches cut into shapes like dresses, shoes, purses and hats, along with veggies and dip, jello with rings in side and Petite Fours for dessert.
We even had a purse cake.  I used grape flavored licorice for the handle.

 Miss Hailey and Miss Mary waiting for the guests to arrive so they could eat.
Miss Hailey in Go Go Boots.  The boots were a huge hit at the party.  Everyone had to try them on.

Miss Mary loves this dress and had to try on the Cheetah print shoes.

And of course Uncle James had to try to get us to stamp on his toes too, but they were just too smelly, so we all said no.  He even put the toe separator between his toes.

I hope you enjoyed my stories and I hope to be back soon with more.

If you are interested in my classes go to and join our group, there you will get up to date information on what I will be teaching and when the next class is.

I am getting ready to vend at the BCT Bazaar again November 6th from 10-4 at the Beavercreek school.  I am also going to be a vendor at the Carus School fundraiser on November 13th.  If you want more information on either of these bazaars send me an email and I will get complete details to you.

Happy Scrapin',