Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scrap Around the World

Well I finally took the plunge and decided to do a layout for SATW!  I haven't before - been too intimidated by all the talented people who scrap their inspirational photos but decided to take the plunge! Here's the inspirational mood board.
 And here's my take on it - mostly pulled the colors from all the pink as inspiration together with the flowers. This is my gorgeous granddaughter, Madison, and is taken from her graduation pictures. And I've added chipboard from the Creative Embellishments chipboard who I'm now designing for.  Several pieces here.  The Flourish from the Flourish 15 set, the Cherish from the Moments Word Set, the butterfly from the Flourish Butterfly set 2, the the chain from the Chain border
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gossamer Blue

Playing with my Gossmer Blue May kit which seems endless - these are only a start.  I have tons of paper and goodies yet to play with!  Today's my birthday but it's been rainy and miserable all day long!  We are going to go have a couple of adult beverages at the only bar/hot spot - Chili's here in town.  Or at least the only one we have found so far - lol!  Hoping to get to go to Fort Worth/Arlington later this week for some antique shopping with Becky - my step-daughter.  Had a houseful this weekend with three of my four kids and four grandkids.  Loved every minute.  It was the two younger one's first time to see the house.  Course they are wanting it to be done - the pool in and ready for barbeques and sun-bathing!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

CSI Case File #164 and some Gossamer Blue

 Hope your week was wonderful.  Spent mine getting ready for a houseful this weekend.  My daughter arrived yesterday.  My son will be here tomorrow as well as my step-daughter and then my oldest daughter on Sunday together with a very large handful of grandkids!  Let the weekend begin!  Once again as it's been EVERY single weekend and more since we have moved here we have had either severe weather storm alerts or tornado alerts.  Can't believe it!  We lived near here when we were young but never remember this kind of weather.  The lakes here had channels that have been bone dry - now they are full!  Course all my new plantings around the house are loving it! I've gotten all the beds started all the way around the house now and am ready to get the pool in so I can terrace and landscape the rest of the back yard.  After living in San Antonio with rocks and deer I'm in gardening heaven! Here's how I solved the Case File over at CSI this week - have used some Creative Embellishment chipboard on this one as well!

Then here's some pages I have done with the April kit from Gossamer Blue and I still have more left!!!

Photos from Carmen Perez who did a photo shoot for Megan for Gavin's 2nd birthday.
Megan's new golden doodle Kono
More from the photo shoot
Some I took of Gavin while we were there for Brandy's graduation from Nursing School.
The graduates (Brandy in the middle)
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Creative Embellishments!

 I'm up again on the Creative Embellishments blog and today I have a layout to share with you.  Love the wheel clogs chipboard.  I combined some die cut clogs with the Creative Embellishment chipboard clogs for this page of cute little Gavin.

Here's a couple of close ups - I painted the clogs and then chalked them to make them more rustic.

Here's the chipboard I used for this:
Gear Set 2 Small  as well as
Gear Set Medium  
also the Gear Set Large

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Creative Embellishments

Today I have a card to share with you using Creative Embellishments chipboard!

Here's a closer up of the chipboard.
I used the Flourish Set 15 
 for this card - was just perfect.  Added some flowers and pearls to it as well.
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

CSI Case File #163 plus a special Case File - CC-5

 Just got back from a whirlwind trip back to San Antonio.  Drove down Saturday - had lunch with my son.  FUN!  Then went to a 60th birthday party of a dear friend of mine who was also my director for about 20 years.  Then stopped and loaded ANOTHER load of stuff from the storage unit (one more to go!) and had lunch with a dear friend before heading home!

Since the story was too long to fit on the CSI under the picture - here is the Story of Madi:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is the story of Madison who will soon be turning 18.  Eighteen years ago your Mom (Kim) and Dad (Jesse) came over to our house to watch a game because their air conditioning went out at their house.  They brought Morgan who was 18 months along as well – you were due any day.  Kim was like, “ Wouldn’t it be neat if Madison came tonight and you could come to the hospital and see it?”  I had remarried and just had two kids not too long ago so I said – how about I just watch Morgan and come for the afterwards!  (I was never one who wanted a party in the delivery room – my hubby ONLY).  Anyway around 12 pm she woke me up and said they were headed to the hospital.  Off they went – about two am I get a knock on the door and when I opened it Kim burst into tears.  Now this in itself is a major clue because Kim doesn’t cry – not for shots- nothing!  Jesse fell apart – he was like Mom she was fine – they sent her home and said it was too early even though she had to be wheeled out asking to be checked again.  He had even stopped on the way home to grab a taco!  I couldn’t believe it – she had a history of having her first one fast and they send her HOME when she’s asking to be re checked ??? (She was already a 3 first check!) Anyway she heads up to the rest room and I hear this big sigh and I was like Oh S_____!!! Sure enough her water broke.  I was just a year out of nursing school and specialized in ADULT ICU – no babies!  Anyway I’m heading her out to the car saying we are going back period.  No sooner do we get out the door then she says Mom she’s coming! – I mean right now!  I finally convince her she’s going to NOT do it standing up but going to lay down.  I scream at Jesse to call 911 - he was like should I call the hospital and see if we can bring her back!  I was like it’s too late for that – 911!!!  My hubby, Charlie, was flipping because we had just moved to this gated community and he wasn’t sure the gate would open (of course the fire department and police have this covered!)  Then the funnies started.  I get Charlie to bring me my work bag and ask him to bring some clean blankets and sheets.  Get the bag and as I take out my trauma sheers and cut the crotch out of Kim’s favorite jump suit I look up to see her trying to take it off at the shoulders.  Then here comes Charlie with my BEST afgan off the couch – I’m like Really??? Then because I’m flipping out in my own little head but can’t show it because I don’t want to scare all of them I’m trying to remember WHAT I remember from OB nursing school – seems I’m supposed to turn the head or something to help the shoulders out.  By this time I have Jesse at her head – Kim is like, “ She’s coming!” and I was like –“ No I don’t see her!”  Next second there she was – didn’t need any help at all – she’s just in my arms EXCEPT she had the cord around her neck twice.  Being a trauma nurse I’m used to patients who are OUT! And we talk to each other to tell everyone what is going on. Jesse was a med tech so though he MIGHT be some help – no he was in total father mode!  I managed to get the cords from around her neck and could hear her heart beating.  My middle daughter had just been there a few weeks before and left the syringe for suctioning their nose out so we got that out but Kim was still screaming because she wasn’t crying.  I finally calmed her down – let her feel her breath and her heart beat.  This is when I felt we had a few miracles on our side.  The syringe was left there – Madi managed to come out without help – nothing horrible happened.  I clamped the cord with my hemostats and wrapped her up on Kim’s tummy.  By then the fire truck and ambulance had arrived.  On top of this Jesse wanted to wrap her in foil and I was like WHAT?  Guess what’s the first thing they did?  We get in the ambulance because by this time I’m like sorry Jesse but right now I see I’m the most experience person here and she’s going to get safely to the hospital.  Course now that we are loaded the pill they had given Kim to make her relax and go to sleep kicked in and she gets slap happy.  They are asking questions and they go – well is it a boy or a girl?  We both look at each other – it was supposed to be a girl but in all the excitement we never looked!  On arrival at the hospital I was about to spit bullets but finally gave the baby up to the nursed who showed me a bathroom where I could wash up.  As I’m standing in there I hear them go – what is with this baby ??? She has grass on her!  Died laughing.  Before Kim left the hospital they had named her Back Yard Barbie!  The story lived at that hospital for a long time – I heard back from nurses who worked there who had come to my unit to work.  Madison did suffer compressed vocal cords and didn’t cry for a few months.  You just had to be looking at her to realize she was in full blown cry.  I didn’t sleep for months worried I had done some brain damage or something else wrong! We planted a flower bed where she was born and kept it full of beautiful flowers!  But she’s beautiful, smart and one of the sweetest girls I know.  She will be graduating next month from High School with her High School degree as well as her Associates Degree and headed to college in the fall.  So proud of her!

Then we have a second special Case File this week as well.  Had fun with all the PINK!

My little great nieces at their school Fall Festival.
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Look a giveaway!

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Creative Embellishments May Challenge

 Hello everyone - it's May 1st - my grand twins birthday (13th) and my first post as a Design Team member of Creative Embellishments! I have a soft layout I created from the inspiration photo of my great niece at her dance recital.

I have used several of their chippies here.  The Bubble Panel,
the Butterfly set

the Flourish

 and the Girl Word Set

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