Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Update on Mom

I know it has been a while since I posted anything. I wanted to update you on my mom. We are still trying to raise money for her surgery. As it stands right now we have enough for one hand, however we are still waiting to hear from the hospital to see if we can get help (payment plan or reduced fee) for the actual hospital part. If you would continue to pray for a solution to all of this we would greatly appreciate it. My mom is getting worse everyday. if I could pay for the whole thing I would in a heart beat or I would gladly take her pain. Please check out our fundraising album or our etsy store. If you are interested in something please contact me. Thank you and God Bless.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Slowly Gaining Ground

It seems like forever since I have been online....this cold/allergies/crud is kicking my butt! I have had zero energy or concentration to do anything. I miss crafting awesome creations. I hope to start posting great projects again soon but until then check out my etsy store ;)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cold, Cold Go Away, Don't Come Back....

I woke up with every intention of creating awesome creations..... but thanks to the lovely Kansas weather I have a cold/allergic crud, ugh!

So while I am trying to learn how to breathe again, (stupid stuffy nose) why don't you go over and browse my store. Who knows you might find the one item you just have to have.

Now I am off to dream world.....


Monday, January 7, 2013

Hello Friend

I wanted to post this card I made for 2 challenges quickly. I tried to post it yesterday but blogger and I were having troubles understanding each other. I am entering this card in the animal challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and The Sweet Stop  192.

Sorry for the flash bounce, I just wasn't winning with technology yesterday!

This card was made with paper from K & Company Urban stack, Pepper & Friends embellishment, Recollections rhinestones and I have no clue who made the stamp :)


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Love Song

O Happy Day!

I was able to squeeze in a little crafting time and what better way to use my precious time than to create a new card for a challenge over at Paper Craft Crew.  I gotta say, this was almost not completed. While I was trying to create awesomeness, my dog Strudel decided to chew a pillow she found on the couch. The filling was everywhere! Of course I can't blame Strudel completely, Madi was standing in the middle of all the filling too so she could have helped destroy the pillow but with Strudel's track record I would almost put money on her.

Any who on to the card that almost never was....

I created this card using Provencal stamp from Stampin Up, Early Espresso ink from Stampin Up, the flower is a Prima flower, the words love song is from a G- stamp and the paper is a little of this and that scraps.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Craft or Not to Craft?

Days like this one only come around every so often.

I woke up with great ideas of crafting, of making something spectacular, something mind blowing, something so grand trumpets would sound....then I opened my eyes and reality set in. I had errand to run, dishes to wash and other household cleaning stuff. I was still hopefully...I could get all my must haves done and then on to awesomeness.

Ha! I finished all my errands and just when I thought I was in the clear I saw the bookstore. I stopped in just to see what was new and I couldn't resist. I walked out with 5 books!

I proceeded to come home, wrap up in a blanket and read. I have finished one book and now I am on to another.

My goal for tomorrow- get off the couch and create!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Resolution..I Need Your Help

Good Afternoon, I hope your new year is off to a stellar start. I have had a great winter break and tomorrow it is back to teaching. I am anxious to hear what my students have been up to during the break.

Instead of posting a crafty creation, today I want to talk about resolutions. Now don't worry I am not going to start yammering on about losing weight, exercising and all that jazz. I have a different new year resolution one that I will your help with.

Many of you know my mom is in need of surgery on both her hands because of severe nerve damage. Normally insurance would cover surgical costs but when she had to leave her job to care for my dad after his stroke she lost her insurance. You can read more about her story in my first post here on the blog. Over the past 3 months we have held a fundraiser and I am happy to report that we raised enough money to talk to the doctor about starting on one hand. We are still in need of raising more money to help with the cost of the other surgery and after care. Our original goal was 8,000 and to date we raised about 2,500. You are probably wondering what this has to do with my resolution, well I want to raise the rest of the money for my mom.

I understand people have bills to pay, their own problems and some just don't want to give to a stranger but I am optimistic I can reach my goal. Instead of asking for large amounts of money I want to simply ask you to give $1. It may not sound like a lot to you, but one dollar adds up to two and then three and so on. If you don't feel comfortable giving a dollar then please check out my etsy store (located on the side of the blog and top of the blog) you can buy a handmade item created by me and a few remaining pieces my mom made before her condition worsened. All of the proceeds from my sale on etsy go to my mom's fund. I have a paypal account set up if you would like to donate directly, if not check out my store where I accept all major credit cards, money orders and paypal.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this post, I would appreciate if you could send this on to everyone you know.

I don't know how I will ever be able to repay your kindness,


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Candy Cane Wishes

Happy New Year! I hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy. I've been busy busy, Jason and I went to lunch today and then bowling. It was a great way to start the new year. Of course since we have been back home I have been scouring the internet looking for my next challenge; several hours later I stumbled onto Papertake Weekly and their anything goes challenge! Whoot Whoot, I am one happy crafter but what to make what to make.

After staring at my supplies and looking through my latest paper purchase I finally settled on a design. I have this adorable penguin image on cardstock I have been dying to use so I paired him up with white snowflake embossed paper, layered on a solid red card, added a splash of candy cane themed paper, tied it together with a little ribbon and added a sentiment at the bottom; BAM my little creation is born.

All I have to do now is name my little penguin friend, any suggestions?

Have a spectacular Tuesday!