Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm such a slacker

I have been so slack about writing in here. Mind you I have been quite busy this week. On the go everyday until now. I started the new chemo drug this week. Number one side effect is flu like symptoms with aches in the muscles and joints. I certainly had that, but the weather was real crappy too, so who knows what it was from.....anyway, I feel better today. We're not doing anything special for Easter, the kids are too big to do anything with, they'll get the usual junk, but that's it. Mom and dad are coming up for brunch on Sunday, so I'm making a carrot cake today for dessert...mmmmmmm.....hopefully there will be some left for them.
I've sold quite a few cards at the store so far, I plan to get some more ready today and delivered just in case anyone needs some last minute Easter cards. Pictures to follow in a little while.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Relay for Life

Here are some cards I made to sell to raise money for the Relay for life. I joined the Oncology Team and we relay on June 10th. I sold $25 worth the first day. Annette and I are going to do a Crop day to raise money as well.
I am really happy with these. There are a lot of layers but quite easy.

These were time consuming with the coloring with watercolors, but otherwise very simple.

This is a card I made a couple years ago, but I thought it was worthy of being added with the others to sell.

This is another one of the bunny stamps from the Sensational Season SOTM from CTMH.

There's not much sense in making just one of a card, I make 3 or 4 of the same one once I start.

These are all older cardds I had in my stash except for the bottom center. That was Annette's card idea from the crop for compassion from last weekend.

These are more of the older cards and 2 of Annette's again. Hers are the 2 on the far right, well the ideas were hers but I made these!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Creative Block, April 3, 2011

I don't know where the time is going, here we are into April already. I've been struggling with doing a scrapbook layout and I think the only thing to do is to pack it up and put it away. It's been sitting out for days now with no progress. I need to focus on some other things right now. I am going to a crop for compassion in Chester Basin on Saturday, so I need to come up with a few things to have for classes. Thank God for Annette's help. After that I need to start making some cards. Stew is going to sell them for me to raise money for the Relay for Life in June and then Annette and I are going to do a Crop fund raiser at the firehall on May 7th. On top of that I have my regular club gathering that I need a 6x6 page layout for in a week and a new group starting this month as well. Creative block better go away soon, I also need a little ambition. I had lots yesterday. Got groceries in the morning, came home and after putting them away I scrubbed the bathrooms. Moyal put new doors on all the bedrooms, which made lots of mess. I swept and vacuumed all the bedrooms, cleaned Quinten's room and then made 3 big homemade pizza's for supper. Needless to say after I ate I crashed, when I got up I went to bed. Now I have to sweep downstairs again because the dust has settled again and mom and dad are coming for a visit.
Tomorrow chemo starts again. Again it seems like time is flying, I thought it would be forever before I got to this stage. I take the chemo everyday for 5 days and then take 3 weeks off and then do it all over again. This goes on for 4 months. I'm not nervous or upset. I feel quite confident it will go well. I didn't have too many side effects last time from the chemo, so hopefully I won't this time either. So by the end of August or the first of September I should be ready for my next surgery. I still haven't gotten my disability to kick in and I'll soon be able to go back to work. What a pain. Well, I must get my work done and get dressed and start the day.Hopefully I will have a photo of something scrapped to add later today.