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Monday, September 13, 2010

Holy Tryptych

Hey everyone ~ I am sorry for my absense. It has been pretty hectic here since my daughter has been home from the hospital and her first day back was today for ½ days. Now my son is home sick.  Apparently there is another virus going around at the schools, and of course, he's home. His asthma gets really bad when he gets sick, so we have to watch him.
Haven't had a lot of "me" time, but I am really having withdrawls and trying to get in my studio.  Will have lots to share with you in the coming days, but for now, I want to share with you another Christmas card I did using the Holy Tryptych stamp set. Yes it is retired from Stampin' Up! but one of my favorites for Christmas.

I stamped the angel on vellum, waited for it to dry and turned it over coloring it with markers on the wrong side.  The frame was stamped with versamark and embossed with gold and then layered on Whisper White, then mounted on metallic gold cardstock.

Here you can see a little of the gold cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds on the angel wings. Here is a better picture:

Isn't she pretty.  I used the Baroque Motifs stamp for the background and stamped the verse in versamark embossed in gold too.
Hope you like it. Pretty simple.

Thanks for stopping by. And just a reminder to check down my sidebar and go check out my Facebook page if you haven't arleady.  I got some albums up and they are slowly filling.  Still more I want to get up loaded.
Off to make my BFF a birthday card for tonite.  Have a great evening and see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Getting Back to Normal

Hi everyone
My daughter is finally home and resting.  She tires easily and naps often, but home and on the road to recovery.  Now trying to get life back to a norm. First day of school today too - thankfully only ½ a day.

I haven't had time to do any cards yet, but I want to share with you a Wonder Onesie that was for a customer the week before Shaelyn was in the hospital.  It is sooo cute and I love the colors.  For boy or girl, she chose yellow and blue plaid and little duckies for the lining.

Perfect for boy or girl.  And here is the closeup of the lining:

She wanted a beach hat:

A closeup of the adorable embroidery bunny that was appliqued with some fuzzy fabric for the face.  Isn't it cute huh?

The whole set.  I just love this and think it is perfect.  

Let me know what you think?  Don't forget that you can find me on Facebook now too.  Just scroll down the sidebar and take a look.  There are lots of pictures up, lots of purses, and still MORE to come.  
Comments are also appreciated:)

Thanks for hangin' in with me this past week and all your well wishes.  I really appreciate it.  Hope to get some cards done over the next few days before getting on some more orders.  Facebook page has been updated with tons more photos so go take a look.  Might see something you like<3


Friday, September 3, 2010

Coming Home

Thanks for all your well wishes and comments regarding our daughter. 
She may be able to come home today, so crossing our fingers.  She had a pretty good day yesterday, but still fighting fever in the evenings.

I am on my way out the door now to see her and hopefully talk to the Dr to see when she can come home.

I want to give you the heads up that I finally was able to update my Dreamscape Studio/Fairy Dust Designs Facebook page.  The albums are slowly getting loaded, so please go check it out and hit the LIKE button. There is still more to come. The link is down on my sidebar.

Must run, and will hopefully be coming home early with Shaelyn. Yayyy!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Sorry this will be a little bit long.
I'm sorry for not being around lately. Not intended.  My, still baby girl to me (who is 10) has been in the hospital since Monday afternoon.
She had started vomiting on Sunday night.  Monday morning still not feeling 100% but as the day progressed, she couldn't sit or walk upright.  She also had trouble lifting her right leg.  So I called my BFF and told her the symptons, since she is really knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. I thought it was just cramping from the 24 hour flu.  She was still vomiting everything she ate and drank.  We went to the Dr's and when he saw her hunched over and not able to lift her leg, he tried to get her to lay down.  Checking her stomach he told me I needed to get her to emergency within the hour.  It was a possible blocked bowel since he could here nothing for movement in her abdomen.  They would call an ambulance if I wanted but I opted to take her myself since we both figured we would get in faster.  They faxed over a rush Dr's note saying she needed to be rushed in and an IV for dehydration.
Long story short, we still had to wait an 1½ once there in the waiting room, she's in a wheelchair huddled over in obvious pain.  She vomited again.  Finally we got called and they tried to do a blood test as well as a IV all at the same time to save all the poking.  Couldn't find her veins so they ended up taking blood first.  She was a real trooper.  She just layed there.  After finally getting an IV in, she was still really thirsty and they wouldn't give her anything.  Tylenol was given for the pain.  Did x-rays and all the blood work needed. It all came back negative for a blocked bowel but they knew something was wrong.  They brought in a surgeon specialist to check her over.  By this time, 4½ hrs passed.  Long story short (sorry after all that), they determined that they need to get her into the OR.  They were thinking it could be her appendix.  He said they would do a laperoscopy and check it but even if it wasn't her appendix, they would probably just take it out anyway since it doesn't do anything and this way they were safe just in case.  He wheeled her off to the OR at 10:30 and told us we should go home and tend to our other two and he would call when she was in the recovery room.
We got the call at 12:15 am that she would be in her room at 12:30 so off we went to the hospital. When we got there she looked pretty good considering and was pretty talkative.  A little drowsy though.  Talked to the Dr and turns out her appendix had ruptured in the emergency probably about an hour before going up to OR.  That was when her pain seemed to subside a little.  It had alleviated the pressure when it ruputured.
I have been going up there everyday and all day, coming home today for a 2 hour nap and then back at supper today.  I hate leaving her there but I think it caught up to me.  She is doing pretty good considering this is her first visit to the hospital and staying over.  She still isn't eating or drinking much, just started to sit up and walk around a little, but still vomiting when she eats and fighting a fever off and on still.  The Dr said it is a slow recovery.  Not sure when she will get to come home but hoping for the weekend.
Don't think she will be going to school the first week either. What a way to end the summer holidays.
I'm off to bed so I can get up early and be there early.  She wants me to stay the night so I may just do that. Pack up some of my craft stuff to keep me occupied when she naps.
I will do my best to pop back on.  Thanks for dropping by.


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