Monday, September 29, 2014


I had my last brain radiation today!!! I ordered a bunch of new stamps the past few days and cant wait to play.

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Creative Time

I have some sweet friends who come to visit me and my little dog. Shelby thinks they come to visit her! Sometimes they bring her a toy or a treat. I made this card to give to  them from her :
Live Love bark and  Loyal friends stamps and die set.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Crafting with cancer.

Hello my sweet friends. A little update. When I went for chemo a week and half ago, the dr. noticed something wasn't quite right with me. I had a stroke. I went straight for an MRI and was admitted to the emergency room. I was really confused and still am a little bit. We have to make some decisions. I chose no brain surgery, but said I would have radiation on my brain again. Ten rounds but that is the last step in radiation. My hair just started to grow back and it's all going to fall out again. Not sure if I will be on the chemo IV anymore, but definitely won't take any more chemo pills. One of the other choices was to stop all chemo and get put on hospice and may have 6 months to live. I told my family I will do what  I can but when I will know when it's enough. I have five little grandsons to watch grow.
Now onto the crafting part............There has been 3 times when I thought my time had come. What brought me out of it and gave me hope and joy? Being able to make cards again and enjoy my time here.Instead of just laying here, I found creating so important for my days and mailing people cards that made them happy. I love creating! Thank you for all of your thoughts, and prayers and support.
sending thankful thoughts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Easel card

My friend, grammat cut out these easel cards for me. After I cut them I ran them through an embossing folder that looks like wood grain. The pennant and sentiment are from My Creative Time.. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Landon

My sweet grandson will be 11 on Saturday. He loves to play basketball, so I made him a basketball card! The basketball paper is from a 6x6 paper pad
from Karen Foster 6x6 Sports pad.
The card was made with a Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Thank you

A sweet sister missionary from our church will be going home this week. She is so sweet and I am so grateful that we have had the blessing of getting to know her. I made this card for her. The trellis is a punch from E.K. Success and the Thank You is a die from Elizabeth Crafts. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth  of July. 

Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends, and sending you crafting hugs!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It feels so good to make a card

I used My Creative Time for the Fun size bow and Elizabeth Crafts  for the Happy Birthday. A few hand cut banners and sequins and it's done.

Monday, June 16, 2014

I made this quick card for my hubby. He wasn't home when I posted this so I had to be inventive to take a pic of this card. I propped my pillow up on my open laptop and it sort of worked!
Update: I woke up one morning and I could hardly hear. My hubby had to face me when he talked so I could try to read his lips. A few different Dr. appointments later and I had to have tubes put in my ears (am I 5? ) My grandsons had that done, but they were 5). I can hear better now. My grandsons had to go to the hospital and have it done. I just had a regular appointment at the Dr's office. It took about 10 minutes. I definitely understand why they have to go under anesthesia because it is so loud when they are working in your ear, a little one would never be able to lay still. I used products from My Creative Time and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The folder has large hearts all over it, but most of it is hidden by the layers.  The photo looks like the card is bowed out of shape, but, the card is flat in person. I probably won't use my pillow as a background any more! tfl......................dianne


We were so blessed to go to our daughter's graduation last Friday. She received her Masters Degree in Social work. She was so happy and so were we!