Wednesday, June 19, 2013


We have changes all of a sudden. My nurse had to leave me because she got another job, my Kaiser nurse discharged me from the Palliative care program today because she felt that my hubby knows how to take care of me, and that he can handle my meds. Usually you go from Palliative care to Hospice, so, being discharged from Palliative care is a good thing! It's good news, with a bit of concern that we are on our own now. Yesterday at chemo, my dr. stopped the bone strengthening IV meds because I have been on it long enough. That takes two hours off my chemo visit. It was nice to get home sooner. I only have one IV drug there from now on. So, here we go, on another cancer adventure....tfl...d

Computer birthday card

I found this unmounted stamp at a scrapbook convention. It cracked me up. My poor son, every time I have a computer question, I have to call him to figure out what to do. This is the first time I have not colored in the image, but, he likes grey and so I kept the card in those colors. The telephone is a Papertrey ink die and the thought bubble is from Sizzix. I can't do a video on it because my hubby was heading over to the post office to get it in the mail so my son would get it in time for his birthday......I don't know what I would do if it wasn't for all the younger people in my life who know way more about computers than I do!........tfl...d

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The meaning of the sentiment

I used the sentiment in the Simon Sais June card kit. Where in the world would I be without you has a very deep meaning in our home. My husband is the only who can lift me in and out of the bed, wheelchair and car. My only option is a nursing home if he can't take care of me. My nurse quit a few weeks ago, and my Kaiser Home Health nurse has discharged me from the program. We are on our own now! But, being discharged from Palliative care is a good thing because I am doing so well right now, that they don't feel that I need them. The other option with Palliative care, is going on to Hospice care. If you go on to Hospice, you are doing pretty bad, so, being discharged from Palliative care is a good thing! It doesn't change that I am still bedbound, but, it means that they think we can handle things on our own.

Happy Fathers Day

I made this Fathers Day card for my hubby with the Simon Sais Stamp kit for the month of June. Since he has to bring all the supplies to me, and would know everything I was using to make his card, it worked out perfect. Other than my paper trimmer and a couple of totes full of supplies, he only had to bring me the box with the kit in it. Of course, I have to make it with him in the room, but, he didn't peek. The only thing that wasn't in the kit was the metal, lifetime piece. I hope all of the Fathers in your lives have a wonderful Fathers Day. My Dad is in Heaven..........Happy Fathers day Dad.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thinking of You

My 2nd cased card. This design is from Lezlies Ink & Paper Creations. I don't have the border die, or the flower die that she used. I used an old flower die from Quickutz and an EK large border die. I added a bow to the flower stems and used my Candi for the flower centers. I ran the flowers through my Cuttlebug, with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Now it's time to get back to making up my own cards, but I want to give credit to the original creators of these cards. I love their creations.

Ecactly the same, but different

My kids used to say this and it cracked me up. These two cards were made using a few items from the Simon Says May card kit. The peach colored heart trim and the vellum are from the kit. I used my own patterned paper, cardstock, pearls, and butterfly die. The vellum layer on the butterfly is a really nice, heavy weight vellum from the kit, and it worked really well. I cased the design of the card from Vickypgr on You Tube. In fact I cased two cards this week. The other one is the post above this one. I don't usually case cards, but, these two have been in the back of my mind for awhile and I decided to make them.  I added the pearls and used different colors. She used flowers and sealing wax, where I have the butterfly and the hanging hearts. Hope everyone has some fun summer plans. tfl.......d