Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wow, was I impressed. I went to see my granddaughters dorm room yesterday and we had lunch. Her room is so big and has so much storage. They have bunks and a futon and foot stool that makes into a table. The whole other side of the room is all desk, large closets and above the whole unit is storage and their tv is there. It's right across the hall from the showers and laundry room. They have a nice kitchen down the hall and a great lounge where they can hang out. Makes me think young again.

Todays card uses non Halloween colors so it is different. It's also a mix of a Lockhart stamp, a Waltzingmouse stamp, a DeNami stamp, flocked paper (?) and inside a rub on from Verses Instant Expressions. I got carried away! I think I will enter it into the challenge at

http://www.chouxchouxpaperart.com/2015/09/challenge-1.html. There is so much talent there.
Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

 I took the http://onlinecardclasses.com/watercolorEM/.  My favorite was the gelatos background. I have them and they are so easy. Todays's card is made with gelatos and a sticker from Stickabilities. It was a sale item with two sheets of stickers for 83 cents. Oh, I don't have a cents key on my keyboard anymore. I guess this is the first time I've noticed that. It's also the first time I've ever paid only cents for something! Be kind to one another.

Friday, September 25, 2015

My Friday gal is sick today so no one is coming. I cancelled my lunch with my neighbor and I'll be cleaning and hope to get a card made this afternoon. This card today uses Lawn Fawn stamps and a snippet of paper I used last year. I am going to pop over to http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/ and enter this card. Be kind to one another.

Greta has give me a link to http://www.chouxchouxpaperart.com/ to link up my card. Thank you, Greta.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hubby is having issues with anger when he watches tv. He thinks those people are in his house and he is yelling and punching the tv. The Neurologist said to up his dosage of hallucination meds and see if that will help. Yesterday I did not turn on the tv at all. He sat on the couch with his snack and didn't mention it at all. He did tell the barber in the mirror that they had packed up and left. I say "barber" because that's who he thinks the man in the mirror is, the man who cuts his hair.

My girlfriend, Marilyn, came down last Monday. Normally we would go to lunch and a movie. I was waiting for the Go Docs to call me back so we just went to lunch at O'Charleys. After the lunch rush we had no need to rush and sat and talked for a long time. We hadn't been together for a long time, so it was nice to just visit. She brought me lovely flowers when she came in. She is so thoughtful and caring. Here are the flowers and here is the thank you card I sent her. That is My Minds Eye paper called Fancy That. It is just beautiful paper. Be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

We didn't wake up until 8 am this morning. It was so dark and rainy that Molly didn't know it was so late. She is my alarm clock and gets up as soon as it is light.  Not my preference!

We are now a member of Go Docs Go. They called at 4 pm Thurs. and said they would be there between 10 and 1. I said okay - when. She said tomorrow. Oh. They said they were coming for an evaluation to see if he was eligible. Two ladies came, one dr. and one assistant. She asked questions and typed in her tablet. Then the asst. took his blood pressure, listened to his heart. The other one cleaned out his ears and cut his toenails. Weighed him with their scales and said they would be back next month! Okay then. They will replace all his drs. unless I want him to still go to them. They will refill his meds, give flu shot, take blood and can do an ultra sound, xrays and EKG here at home. They will do wound care and post op care here also. So I am happy we are finally able to get some help for him here. He let them do whatever they wanted and was so good about it. The only drawback is that they call the day before and say they will be here the next day. They will also cancel if an emergency comes up.  That's okay if it is just a wellness visit. He did fall out of bed Thurs. night. It took a half hour to get him up again. I don't do it, he has to. It just takes a while for him to figure out what to do. Doesn't seem to get hurt so all is good.

This is the card I made for our son's birthday next month. This is the first time ever I am so far ahead! I used an embossing folder, viva gold in blue and lavender and of course, a crazy bird. I typed in the sentiment and used a Lawn Fawn bubble die. The inside says Go On and Celebrate from Mama Elephant. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I wanted to enter one more card into Darnell's NBUS today. This card is for my youngest granddaughter's birthday next month. I took the stamp out of it's packaging and stored it in a cd case because it is unmounted red rubber and I've had it a long time. I got it when my granddaughter was little, thinking I would make her a card with it when she got older. She will be 14 so I guess it's time! She is into bling so that's why all the jewels. See, that's what NBUS does. It makes you haul out things you've never used and give them love.  The pink and white paper is a snippet left over from Valentines Day cards so I am going over to Pixies Playground at http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/ this week. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Just to share a give away from Lisa's blog above at http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/. Wow, a fuse. If you don't know her you may want to stop in and say hello. Her cards are just beautiful with lots of detail and gorgeous flowers and ribbon. Be kind to one another.
Oh ladies, thank you so very much for your kind comments and caring about us. I didn't want to gross you out with the gory details but hubby did not have a UTI. At first I thought that was what was wrong and took a sample to the lab. They waited a week to see if the culture was okay and it was. They also ran one in the ER and it was okay. I have two different stories. ER said there was too much urine in the bladder and was causing constipation. Drained it and he did "go" when we got home. The Dr. Thursday said there was too much in the colon and pressing so he couldn't urinate. Since he wasn't doing either one I don't know who was right. The draining helped so maybe that was what was wrong. Now that he is better he still wants to go to bed between 3 and 4 pm and nods off during the day. He was his normal sweet self Friday when Katie came and has been okay since.  So I appreciate your help. A UTI was my first idea too. They are nothing to mess with, especially when you are older. I started a movie at 9 this morning for him and it is 9:30 and he is asleep.

I have a question for all of you. If you go in a craft or stamp store and see a card made up that you like and they tell you you can take a picture, does that mean it's okay to copy it? My thought is if they told you you can take a picture, they mean it's okay to make one like it. Or, are they saying make one similar? Since you don't know who made the card you can't give credit if you copy it. The card today is like one I saw in a stamp store. I fell in love with it because my granddaughter is in love with all things Paris, I took a picture and bought the paper there. I didn't have quite the same things  to make the card but it is close. I hope I don't get arrested. It is Graphic 45 papers and a Fiskars stamp set. The lady and stamps are popped up.  Be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wow, I think fall has entered the picture. It is so chilly this morning. Not enough for heat but enough to wear long sleeves and socks.

We have had a downturn in hubby's condition. He is talking to his image in the mirror every day. He thinks it is the guy who cuts his hair and he tells him stories and just laughs and talks. I stood next to him and asked who the lady was and he looked in the mirror, then me, then in the mirror and said he didn't know who she was! Oh dear. He yells at the TV and was punching the screen because he didn't like the guy in the program. He has done that several times. Sat. he was in a lot of pain and can't tell me what is wrong so I tried to get him in the car but he didn't understand how to do that so I had to call an ambulance to take him to the ER. Long story but they catheterized him and we came home. Told us to follow up with Dr. on Tue. We couldn't get in until Thurs. and he was so mean and hateful to the nurse and the Dr. That is a first for him. He will be like that with me but never anyone else. Wouldn't let them examine him or speak after he told them he didn't want to be there and was going home. It was awful. We got home, had lunch and at noon he went to bed and stayed there until the next morning. He keeps saying I've been gone and he had no food and didn't know where I was when I have been here the whole time. I have a call in to Go Docs Go. If we qualify they will send a Dr. to our home when he is sick and once a month to take vitals and just check on him. I am afraid he will have something wrong and I will miss it because he can't tell me. This is a slippery slope we are on now. Sorry to go on and on but that is where I have been instead of here.

This card today is one I made to send to my granddaughter in college. I think she will enjoy it and laugh. The family was here Sunday to celebrate the birthdays and we did have a great time. Hubby went to bed at 4:50 and slept right through all the noise we were making. This is a My Favorite Things stamp set and it is so cute. The stencil is also MFT. I am going to enter it at NBUS, http://www.djkardkreations.com/ too since it is new. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Today is the first day of NBUS at Darnell's blog here http://www.djkardkreations.com/. My card is using a Penny Black stencil that I inked with Distress Inks. Then I got ink from my hand on the right side of the card so I used the Papertrey rick rack die to cut that part off! The ladybugs are stickers that I got a long time ago. I haven't put a sticker on anything for as long as I can remember! It's good to use them now. The stencil and rick rack die and stickers are all NBUS.

I'm so happy for Darnell. She is the great lady that brought so many of us together in blogland to meet. She is sweet, funny and I love visiting her blog for a smile every day. Please send good vibes and prayers for her and her hubby today. She is going to have her hands full! Be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Oh, oh bad news for me. Candy corn is in the stores now. I could eat it all day long! Halloween and Easter are bad holidays for me. I love candy corn and jelly beans. I'm so happy they are not available all year long!

My sons birthday was Sept. 1st and the family is coming tomorrow to celebrate the Sept. birthdays. Grandsons is the 9th and DIL is the 12th all in the same family! This is the card I made for my son. I made this card last year when my neighbor was complaining she was turning 70 so it has been posted before but I love it and thought my son will get a kick out of it. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and be kind to one another.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Our heat is back. It should reach 90 today and through the weekend. It will be nice for cookouts Labor Day. I would like to welcome my newest follower, Shirley of http://mypinkieisinkie.blogspot.com/.  It's always nice to "meet" new people and I think you will like visiting her blog.

The agency gal called to tell me our regular gal, Katie, will be back on Friday. Now I hope we are going to be consistent for the first time. I am giving the helpers our phone number, normally they go through the agency, and asked them to call me if they know beforehand they can't come. This way in case the agency forgets to call I will have a heads up and can change any plans I have.

The card today is made with a tiny little stencil I bought at the Heirloom Show in March. It came in a plastic zip lock with no name on it so I don't know it's name. I used DI and that's it! I'm trying to get a stash made for my grandkids in college so I can send each of them a card a month. Also getting all my birthday cards made for the next two months. I'm anxious to get started on Halloween cards and I can't do a new thing until I'm finished with what I'm working on. I guess it has to be orderly for me. Maybe I should see someone! Be kind to one another.