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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A hint of what's to come

Don't know where the weekend went. Haven't been accomplishing much as having trouble with nausea again & haven't heard from my doctor yet about test. Having gone from 3 external hard drives to 2 internal drives, I've still got quite a mess to sort out and consolodate. Took forever just going through my font collection and deciding what to keep and getting them organzied. I am working on an ivory stash and wanted to post this free paper for you last night but too much happening. Here it is:
Pick it up here: I'm determined that tomorrow will be a more productive day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

About blues

Okay, so I've been stressed lately as we (hubby, niece, and I) get adjusted to living together. There are a number of differences between our household and the one our niece grew up in. And we haven't had a teen in the house for years. But I think it's going to be okay. I'm sure we still have bumps in the road ahead but we will work it out. Had to go for more medical tests too. The biopsies from my endoscopy came back normal. My four month visit with pulmonologist found my lungs clear but the breathing test showed no improvement in lung capacity. I'm still at 76%. Had a 4 hour test for gastro paresis on Tuesday. Basically it looks at how quickly your stomach empties and if it shows more than 10% of stomach contents remaining after 4 hours, it indicates nerve damage causing paralysis of stomach muscles. This can occur due to diabetes and other causes. Haven't heard from gastroenterologist as to results yet. So, you could say I've been busy lol. I did get a second set of Color Stash packages in turquoise in the store last night. Here are previews:
And I do have a free full size CU4Cu paper for you tonight:
You can pick it up here: More soon, I hope. Hugs!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I'm back & with a freebie

Finally have things sorted out. Niece is settled into university and new computer is up and running with most of my programs re-installed. House still has lots of stuff sitting around, waiting for me to find it a home but hey, one step at a time, right? Haven't been getting as much PC time as usual. Running niece around to various activities (glad she's making friends and getting involved in things but it's meant some night time chaufering for me), catching up on regular scheduled doctor appointments and having more tests. On plus side, endoscopy did not show any problems, breathing test yesterday put me at 76% lung capacity with clear lungs, and I lost 5 pounds without trying. Still having some chest pain, although much better since gallbladder removal. Have a test this coming week to rule out gastro pariesis. I just loaded another Color Stash group to Digi Style Designs - this one is turquoise.
Here's a free bow to go with:
You can pick it up here: Hugs!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ailing computer, family, new products, freebie

thought I had lost my PC for sure when I got some weird error codes while working in PS. Everything froze up, lost what I was working on and had lots of trouble getting computer to re-start. But for the moment, I have fingers crossed it's going to hold out a little longer. Managed to finish a set of elements and papers for my Color Stash series. These are in lime green.
Just got them loaded to Digi Style Designs.
Tomorrow will be very busy. Rachel is coming over in morning and will be staying a couple days to work on "her" room. We want to have her move in at least a couple weeks before school starts. Also, hubby has taken day off to take grandkids to a baseball game with one of our old friends. Afterwards, the kids will be coming back here for awhile until their mother gets off work so we will have quite a houseful. I'm going to cook beef stew tonight so it will be done for tomorrow. Not a typical summer dish, I know, but I've got a craving and it's nice and healthy. Have to get back to work in back room but want to put up a freebie for you. It's available in the store here: You do have to register and be logged in so I will try to get back later with a 4shared link for those who don't want to register with the store. (There are a fair number of freebies in store, however.)
Got to run. Hugs!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Look what I got in mail today

I'm a member of Creative Souls but haven't played in the ATC swaps for a long time. Noticed there was an Alice In Wonderland themed swap for June_July and decided to play. My partner goes by the name of Ivy Gurl and is from Canada. She sent me the lovely card above. With all the confusion around here, the caption, "Escape reality" was perfect! I'd forgotten what a delight it is to receive little pieces of art in the mail. Sure brought a smile as I opened Ivy's envelope. My scan doesn't do it justice. The colors are subtle and peaceful. The mirror is silver foil and she added golden Dresden crown and trim, plus glitter on the wings. Love it! Will happily trade with Ivy Gurl any time. I don't think my entry has reached her yet. I created a digital trio of cards that I accordian folded. I had wanted to decoupage copies of the major element to give some diminsion but soon released they were too small. I've been collecting Alice scrapkits, planning to make an altered Alice book. I used pieces from kits by the following designers to create my cards: Bits 'n Bobs, Designs by Ginger, Miss Honey, Natashas NaSt_Designs, and Scrapper's Delight.
More later - headache coming on!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

More CU products and PU freebie

Today was nice but tiring. Got all of our sweaters, jackets, and all but one coat washed and ready to be stored until winter. Did some laundry and cleaned out some dresser drawers. Messed around a little in back room where my niece will stay and felt overwhelmed by all the sorting and organizing that needs to be done. I've got to figure out where to store the things I want to keep while making room for Rachel's things. This house is just too small for all our stuff! Also learned why Tyler didn't put the futon back into sitting position when he last stayed over. He'd nicely removed the linens and folded them up so I'd wondered why he hadn't refolded the futon. Now I know - he couldn't figure out how to do it because I couldn't get it to work today. I do store some boxes underneath and at first thought one was in the way but it's not that. But we'll figure it out. Meanwhile that means less floor space back there for working. Tomorrow morning SIL will drop Rachel and Kristina (R's younger sister) off to work and we will see how far we can get. Hubby cooked us a nice fish dinner tonight (guess that's last night? Friday) and we had watermelon for dessert. Finished up a couple products:
And here is a layered paper and ribbon wrap for you. Personal use only please.
Pick up here:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We're in storm mode!

Again severe thunderstorms are hitting our area. I had a doctor's appointment at 11:15 yesterday and then some errands to run. Electricity had gone out while I was gone and stuff I left up in PS when I hurried out to appointment was gone. Had to start computers back up. Got home maybe thirty minutes before the heavens opened up again.. More homes damaged this time - fortunately not ours - but no reported injuries. Expecting more of same tomorrow. Hard to get any work done. BTW the keys were found, niece won't be coming until weekend for room cleanup as there was a conflict with SIL's plans and transportation. Have a paper for you tonight and tomorrow hope to get something else up.
Yes, another waterlily paper. Pick up here: