Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mojo Monday #123 and Amore

Here is my version of the Mojo monday sketch.  I have been wanting to try a round card for awhile now.  I have done some small tags in the round, but not a full sized card.  This card is 41/2" round. Colors are blush, chocolate, cocoa and tulip.  I used the Martha  punchs for the cupcake (it came with the acrylic stamps to do the two part cupcake awsome huh?) and the hearts boarder punch doubled for the boarder under the ribbon.  Papers and tag are CTMH paper from Amore pack.  I think I will be trying some more in the round cards soon, very fun!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mojo monday #122 sketch for Ovarian CA awareness cards

I had time again to make cards so I checked out the Mojo Monday sketch and loved the layout.  I combined it with the CTMH stamp set "find the Cure" and ocean ink and papers that match the teal color to represent ovarian cancer.  I will be sending this and the following cards to Shelly to use as thank yous for her recent benifit.  See post below for details nd pictures from the benifit.  I've attached some more cards for you to enjoy as well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A cancer benifit for my favorite Sister!

Ok, so I only have one sister, which doesn't take away from the fact that I love her to pieces and she truly deserves the title of "my favorite sister". The picture above is Shelly and I at her benifit and auction last weekend in Lincoln Ne.

I have a truly wonderful family and it was great to get together with my sister, Shelly and all her friends to raise some money for her to cover expenses from her treatment for ovarian cancer. The best part was celebrating the fact that she is done with her chemo and her beautiful hair is starting to grow back. The picture above is Shelly with two of my Brothers, Kevin on the right and Bruce on the left sporting their 'flat tops'. Makes them look even more like they are related huh?

I made a quilt for the auction that was sold in the silent auction.  I love this pattern and resisted the urge to buy it back for myself.  I always have good intentions of making a quilt for myself, but never seem to get it done, but this would be one pattern I would love.

Here is a picture of my siblings and I at the benifit.  The next pictures are some of my extended family.  Mom and Dad were wintering in AZ so they were unable to attend {Hi Mom and Dad, hope you enjoy the pics, we miss you, sure it is warmer there than the -17degrees it was in Lincoln for the benifit!}

This last picture is Jack, Shelly's wounder and supprotive husband with his oldest daughter, Kelsey.  And last I want to include two more pictures, one of some of the many auction items and last, but not least, a picture of Shelly with the wonderful ladies who have supported her through her treatments and held this benifit for her.  What great ladies, it is a testiment tow what a great person and friend my sister is too.

 Thanks for following my blog and please remeber to be good to yourself.  We women tend to care for everyone else and not ourselves.  You all are important to others and to this world so listen to your bodies, get your check ups and celebrate the uniqueness and awsomeness of YOU.  Happy 2010 and may it be the best year yet.
Below is a link to my shutterfly site so you can view even more pictures of this wonderful event.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kevin's Change of Command Ceremony

This is going to be a little longer post so please take time to view all the photos.  My brother, Kevin is an officer in the Nebraska National Guard's Helicopter unit.  On Sunday 12/6 he took command of his Brigade in a special ceremony.  I was fortunate to have the day off so we made the trip to NE for the installment.  It was a great Ceramony and I was honored to be able to attend.  Here is a picture of the whole gang.

From Drop Box

This is my Brother and his family. His wife, Anita, and children Eli, Gretchen and Sophie

From Drop Box

This one makes me smile. Kevin is wearing his Army issue glasses.  One of the officers bet him a dollar he would not wear them during his speech, so of course he did, but not without apologizing to Anita before he put them on. He had told her he would not wear them in public.  Added a little lighted humor to the ceremony, which is so typical for my brother.

From Drop Box

It was such a great day and my brother is so deserving.  It renewed my sense of pride for my family, my brother and the service men who work so hard everyday to keep us safe. 
Here is one last collage of pictures from the day. These were taken during the ceremony. I especially like the pasing of the command flag from the outgoing commander to my brother, and then he passed it to the unit commander to symbolize his trust in his troops. It was very touching.

From Drop Box

Saturday, November 28, 2009

back in the blog relm

I have been very bad and have neglected my blog site for over a month.  I have no good excuse.  I just have been focused on other things.  For those of you who have been following I have a very exciting update on my sister, Shelly who is battling ovarian cancer. She has completed her chemo treatments and is starting to feel better.  There is going to be a benefit in her honor in Lincoln NE in January.  I will be working on a project to include in the silent auction.  As I get it complete I will post more info on the project and how you can bid on it.  Shelly tells me there is work under way to have a sight where people can bid on the silent auction items so when I have that info I will send it your way.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am including a couple of pictures of some of my fall produce and some of my canning I did.  I made apple and cherry pies from the fruit from my trees, but did not take pictures of them, but they were pretty and best of all yummy!
Here is one of the sinks of apples I peeled, cored and cooked to make apple butter and canned apples slices for pies and apple crisp.  They were about 3inch diameter and I had  about 3 bushels from my tree.

From fall canning pics

From fall canning pics

Here are some of the canned apple butter.  These have been very popular with my friends and family and I made lots of 1/2 pint size to use as Christmas gifts, but didn't get pictures of them.  Maybe when I get them gift ready I will take some more pictures and post along with pictures of the canned apples slices. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

'Jetson'esk' Christmas card

These are some cards I made with my daughter, Kelli, while I was spending some vacation time with her in Minesota. We even got a little snow to help set the mood and we listened to Christmas music while we worked.  It was so much fun and I love this look.  I will be making some more of these to use for a benefit for my sister to help defray some of the costs she is encuring with her Cancer and chemo treatments.   I think they remind me of the 60's Jetson era.  I used embossing powders and ribbon in neon colors on dark cardstock to get this look and I love it.  Hope you enjoy as well.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day (WCMD)

Here is the first card I made yesterday for WCMD.  This is based on a card design from the CTMH book "Wishes".  All the colors and papers are CTMH.  Colors are Juniper, Creme Brulee, Olive and Tulip (and undertones of blush)  Stamp sets are Holiday Trinkets and Holiday Comentary.

This card uses the same paperpack and I tried to show the versatility of this pack to be used for more than just Christmas.  The little gifts are from the stamp set that comes with the Jingle cardmaking kit for this paperpack.  The Happy Brithday is from the stamp set For every occassion. 
 I was out of the loop and did not know that Oct. 3rd was WCMD (world card making day)  but to me any day is a good day to make cards so as soon as I found out I set to work.  Better to post late than to miss the opportunity all together right?  Enoy and I will be back soon with more Christmas card ideas.  I also hope to post some ideas and instructions this month.  So be sure to check back.