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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Twas the Day of Halloween....

OMG~~~I can't believe that it is Halloween already. Where does the time go? It seems like I have lots of reasons for being AWOL, but right now I have a really good one. Two weeks ago tomorrow I had surgery on my wrist to hopefully relieve some issues that I have been having for over a year. I have been going to Physical Therapy 2x per week and will continue to do so for a while. Right now, I have gotten back some of the movement in my wrist, but am not allowed to do any lifting, pushing, pulling etc. I finally got permission on Thursday to do some limited typing on the computer (yeah!!!). I have been mostly using my phone to do e-mail and facebook, but this weekend I finally got on my laptop.
Well....I am hoping to be able to get back in the swing of posting at least weekly, so please bear with my my peeps!

We have been missing Jenna, Dave and Ben lots around the house lately. We can't jump in the car and drive to CA to see Jenna and Dave, but we can jump in the car and drive to see Ben. So today we decided to visit Ben for the afternoon. Peter's birthday is Thursday, so we picked up a cake (and hid it from him) to have a little celebration with as much of the family as we could get together. It was a beautiful day, so we walked around the campus for a while. Peter was really impressed!!!! After an enjoyable lunch at California Pizza Grill, we left Ben off at his dorm and headed home. It was a nice way to say "ADIOS" to October!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Memories from New Orleans

Now that my craft room is up and organized, I am trying to spend a little time each day working on projects. I am under strict orders to limit my time due to my hand condition, so being able to work for a little bit and walk away is great. I had this awesome kit that lent itself to the colors of New Orleans. Kaisercraft has these amazing wooden items that you can alter, and I found one that would be perfect for Ben to put into his dorm room. Here is the finished result, with some of Ben's fondest memories from our recent trip to New Orleans together. Can't wait to give it to him when he visits next week!

(the rosette in the 2nd photo is made with the fantastic new TIM HOLTZ sizzix die~~love, love, love it!!!





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Monday, October 4, 2010

Hanging out with some Graphic 45

I have been following doctor's orders and limiting my crafting time as well as my computer time. Soooooo, please be patient with me as I am going to be saving up some projects and trying to post when I can.
My friend Gerianne recently gave me a pad of new Graphic 45 paper to play with. If you aren't familiar with Graphic 45, it is a line of nostalgic,retro scrapbook materials that take us back to the turn of the century. I have fallen in love with them, because I have been fortunate enough to inherit a wealth of family photos and have been wanting to work with them. However, I don't have all the information that I want, and am desperately wanting to treat them special. Once I saw the Graphic 45 papers, I got so excited because many of them will work great with my photos.
Well...Gerianne knows I am interested in Graphic 45 and also Tim Holtz. This new and "quirky" line came out recently and she thought of me. Not sure if that was a compliment or not, but I took a look. WOW~~~this line, called STEAMPUNK DEBUTANTE reminds me of the industrial revolution. There are beautiful women along with bicycles, gears, and other industrial-like gizmos. Weird, but interesting!!!
I made these 2 cards and a post-it note holder with papers from the 8x8 paperpad. VOILA!

(front and back of post-it holder)

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