Monday, August 30, 2010

Little Toot....

My layout was featured on Create, the Scrapbook Trends blog today. I was pretty excited.

Here's the link.

How about a photo of my zapper.... when I get my radiation for my BC, I have to lie on the bed and the top part moves all around and zaps me. It's actually 5 zaps, not 4. The people are really nice. This one guy, I think his name is Kevin, he's about my age, he brought in a new wave 80's CD for me... it really makes the time go fast. Today was Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, and Tears for Fears. Ahh, the high school years....


I told them today that I felt like I was in a scene from Aliens or 2001 a Space Odyssey. Very Sci-Fi.

15 down, 20 to go....

Hope you had a great Monday!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finally... the printers tray!!

I can't believe it's been a whole week since my last post. I was going to post something last Friday (a freebie), but then one thing after another had to get done. Duty calls! Gotta work. I'm really glad I love my job.

School starts next Monday, so this past Monday we went to orientation for Ethan to go to middle school. He had trouble with his locker, but I'm sure he'll get the hang of it. I hope he knows someone in his homeroom. Don't first days just suck? And Emma will be going to high school.... HIGH SCHOOL... did I just write that? Wow, seems like yesterday she was an itty bitty babe in my arms. I'm sure she will do fine. And since she is 5 foot 6 already, I don't think she will get kicked by anyone on freshman kick day. Yep, my daughter is officially about an inch and a half taller than me. And gorgeous (if I do say so myself). My friend Patti's husband thought Em was 17! I quickly said "oh no, she's only going to be 14!" (9th grade is HS here)

Seriously, do I look old enough to have a 17 year old? (don't answer that!) ;)

skunky line2

Here is the 7 Gypsies Printers Tray. I must say, I love this. I loved working on it, had fun doing it. I painted, sprayed mists, inked edges and even used a Tattered Angels mist template. I think my gianormous pink butterfly is rather gaudy, but that's OK. I figure if there is something that I don't like down the road, I can just take it off and replace it with something else.

PT 1

Couple of close ups... cause, you know, I like 'em!

PT 2

PT 4

PT 3

That's it for today. Hope you have time to play with some creative stuff!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pinwheels, Parties, and Puggers - Oh My!

This will be my (almost!) wordless Wednesday.


Pinwheels for the party.


Birthday boy getting a kiss from mama. (this is my friend Carol's sister in law)


and a cute pugger!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I got zapped, twice... that's what I'm calling it when I get radiation... zapped.

It doesn't really feel like anything, although I feel very tight, but, I think that's my imagination because they said that I wouldn't feel anything for 2 weeks, then it will be like a sunburn.

When I get zapped I lay in a machine with my arm above my head and I hold on to a ring. After they adjust the bed and get me into the exact position, I'm then told not to move. I get 4 zaps. The first one the machine is really close to me. I have to turn my head to the right and not look in that direction. I wait... I hear a click, then this loud alarm sound goes off. I count... 1, 2, 3...24, 25... first zap done... 25 seconds. Machine moves to left and shifts into place. Again the click then the alarm... 1, 2, 3... 23... hmm this zap was only 23 seconds. I get 2 more zaps and counted those around 17. I counted because on the first day the one zap sounded like it went off for a full minute and the alarm sound was so loud I thought my ears would burst.

It helps to count. It made it seem to go faster. Today is treatment #3 — 32 more to go.

The cancer center is a scary place. When you leave, or at least when I leave, I always feel so lucky that I have (had?) the kind of cancer that I did. I see people in wheel chairs, a lady with a shaved head and a huge scar in the back - and I just know she had brain cancer. I am blessed that I had such good care. I also feel sad, so sad that this cancer center is so busy. I was thinking yesterday wouldn't it be nice if there wasn't anyone in the waiting room instead of it being full of people waiting to receive their drano (chemo) and zappings. I hope and pray everyday that all these people will get better.

So today, I'm off to get treatment #3 at 10 am. Yesterday it was at 3:45. I like the idea of getting it done with earlier in the morning.

On a scrappy note (gotta leave you with a little cuteness!), I am working on a 7 Gypsies printer tray. I have the photos and paper cut, and everything figured out where it's going. I just need to glue it down and glitz it up.

I ordered an ATG!! In pink! It said it shipped today. I got it from Flowers to Flourishes last week. I'm so excited. I hope to get it for the weekend, then I can use it to finish my project.

Weird how some tape can really make your day!! hee hee, it's the little things, ya know.

Anyway, here's my not quite done project:

sneak peak...

I need to put a picture in that giant pop cap {soda cap or coke cap to you Southerners ;)}. The cap is from Maya Road. The flower is from my good friend Lisa in Oregon. She sent it to me while I was getting chemo. Thanks Lisa!! She also had breast cancer, but was lucky to have caught it really early, so she didn't have to have chemo or radiation.

Have a great day, and feel your boobies for me! ;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Are you sittin' down???

I paper scrapped!! Yep, I sure did!! Wow, it's been almost 2 months since I sat down and scrapped a page.

This is a pretty simple page, but it got my mojo going (finally!!) Plus, I've slowed down a bit with work and have some time to play.

This is a project for my LSS Art Tech. It's all Reminisce. The line is called Unwritten and it's got all kinds of cool peace symbols and fun colors. As soon as I saw it I knew it'd be perfect for my daughter.

I did a photoshoot of my daughter and her friend. My daughter had a headband on, ala Elsie... very hippie-ish, perfect for this paper line:


Peace cu

I added a little bling to the page with a Creative Charms jewel, available at Art Tech (or A Cherry On Top). The circle strip came in a package called laser cut strips. It also had the scalloped edge and the butterflies... no need for a punch, just grab and go. I wanted to add some ribbon to this, so I threaded it through the striped laser cut circle strip. Love how it turned out!

In other scrappy news... I took the old printers tray and decided to use it for a little organizing drawer and put some schtuff in it.

Printers drawer

Printers drawer cu

It fit perfectly in the middle drawer of my desk providing easy access to buttons, trims, glitters and other miscellaneous embellishments.

In other non-scrapbook related news...
tomorrow is my first real radiation appointment. At 3:45 I will get zapped. The only bad part is that I have to put my left arm above my head and it falls asleep immediately (due to my surgery, cut nerves and such I guess). But, they say it should only take 10 minutes, so I can handle that. I keep reading bad things about radiation, but I need to put it all in perspective... first, these studies might be 3 or more years old and technology for cancer is changing daily, and second, some of the studies may be of ladies in their 60's... so I'm hoping that with new technology and the fact that I'm younger will make me able to heal up quicker and not end up with cracked ribs from radiation weakening my bones. It's all for the greater good.

Actually, knowing that I'm thisclose to being done with ALL cancer treatments — THAT makes me super happy.

And, as I've said my whole life, this too shall pass. :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

I {heart} OBX

I really loved messing around with the shape collage program. You can turn off the drop shadow, you can make circles and letters. When you do a square it puts the watermark in the middle, which is harder to clone off, so I did another heart, and cloned off the watermark from the bottom.

Here's the layout. I kept it simple since there is so much going on in the collage:

You can also change the size, so I made it 300 dpi. I liked the first collage I made better than this one, but I saved that as a jpeg, so it had a white background. It gives you different options each time.

Well, we are off to do some major back to school shopping. Wish me luck!! I hope they have some deals, and since it's Friday, maybe it won't be as crazy as going on a Saturday!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

How cool is this??

My entire Outer Banks NC vacation in a heart shape!
OBX heart

Here's a link, so you can do it too!