Friday, September 25, 2009

Kelly Jo's color challenge

This is a repost of a card I made a coupl of weeks ago that fits Kelly Jo's color challenge for Orange. brown and green.  I loved this fall cards, it was one of the favorites that I made.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tag card


Here's a cute little card made by using 3 differnt sizes of the scallop punch's, the largest is about 21/2 diameter. If you look at the pictures you can see I folded down on side of one of the large scallops and adhered to the back of the matching scallop to make it into a card that opens. I saw this as a swap make and take at a stamping expo and thought it was such a cute idea and will be great for gift tags for Christmas too.
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I'm back in the swing

Here's another fall thank you card I made today. I've been a little out of comission as I had my gallbladder removed last Thursday. I really feel pretty good now, the first 2-3 days were a little sluggish, but I am glad it is over with now. Didn't have the energy to be creative for a few days, but it is all coming back to me now.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Progress on my burn healing

Ok, if you are squeemish, I aplogize right off the bat. This is my burn on the back of my left leg down by my ankle. I got it three weeks ago from the tail pipe of our model A. Hot, hot, hot. The burn nurses at the hospital helped guide me through the process of how to keep it clean and help it heal. It involved first taking the big blister off and then keeping it clean, using silvadene cream and scrubbing, scrubbing it each day to keep it from scaring, or getting infected. It has been gruling and I am ready for it to be done healing, but alas, it is a slow process. It is getting better, I am thinking about 3 more weeks and it will be completely closed. I kind of think it looks like the pictures of the inside of a cell structure we used to look at in science class. there are little red bumps in the open area. This tests my anatomy memory, but I think they are call fibroblast and they are necessary for skin regrowth. This is a good site believe it or not! Maybe I'll post the final healing process in 2-3 weeks.
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Fall is in the air!

I worked the last long weekend of the summer and I am sitting here this morning finishing my fist cup of coffee. In honor of the crisp fall air I added some cinnamon, allspice and pumpkin pie spice to my brew and savored the unofficial entry' into the fall. I have apples to pick from my tree out back and we have been enjoying the plums my neighbor brought us last week. I would have to say that fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the fresh fruits and vegetables and the colors. It is one of the seasons in Colorado that can be long and slow, or can be abruptly interrupted by an early snow. I am always ready to see the seasons change, but I am hoping for a long slow crisp fall with more days filled with fresh coffee with my own fall mixture of spices added in, MMMMMM. In honor of my love of coffee I also ordered some really cute stamp sets from Verve stamps. I have been following the Mojo Monday posts and every time I saw the posts with the little tea pots and coffee cups I wanted them so I finally ordered them last night. In this world of instant gratification I am sitting here already wishing they were here NOW. I am sure as soon as they arrive I will bust out some new cards. I will be sure to post them to show my new treasures. Now that I have finished that first cup, caught up with the daily news and had my toast and peanut butter I am off to walk the dog. Thats her at the top of my post. She was staring at me as I was blogging looking at me like "come on it's time to go for our walk" So I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture to show you what my exercise coach looks like! Her name is Hershey and she keeps me honest and on track with my walking regimine. Off we go.