Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas!!! We have a tradition where I call my kids and sing a line from Muppet Christmas Carol in  my worst voice.
After all there's only one more sleep til Christmas 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cute little penguin

A snowbank,a cute penguin, snowflakes and some bling! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're keeping warm!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A time for thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you a wonderful day ,spent with those you love.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scoring on cardstock

This is a quick tip for scoring on cardstock. I apologize for my shaking hands. I hope it isn 't too distracting, the chemo drugs make my hands shake.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank You

With heartfelt thanks to all of our service men and women who devote their time and their very lives,past, present and future.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lawn Fawn Owl Birthday card

This little card was made using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Thanks for paying me a visit. I really appreciate your popping by.

Friday, October 17, 2014


I ran this white cardstock through an embossing folder. Chalked the flowers and leaves and used Pearl Pens for the center of the flowers. I die cut the "hello" three times each and layered them on top of each other (My Creative Time). Added Wink of Stella on the "hello". When I first made these I was adding bling to the flower centers but it was very time consuming and the pearl pens looked much better. Thanks for popping by. Have a wonderful day!     dianne

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lawn Fawn and Sizzix

I needed a get well card for  friend and I came up with this.The stamps with matching dies are from Lawn Fawn, Get well soon. The card die is from Sizzix. triple circle flip its. The matching dies help me out because I have a hard time fussy cutting because my meds make my hands shake. Being able to die cut around the image works for me My hubby took the pic for me. Thank you for stopping by! .......dianne

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!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Great day!

Today was a great day! I've been dreading to find out the results of my MRI. It was really good news. The cancer on the left side of my brain doesn't even show up and the cancer on the right side of my brain is smaller. I'm very blessed.
I have missed making cards so much. I made Easter cards for my grandsons and forgot to take a picture for my blog. I need to work on my grandsons scrapbook, but I need to get some cards made!

Thank you for hanging in there with me.......dianne

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you can spend time with family and friends and your worship service.

Friday, April 11, 2014

April update

I had 3 Dr. appointments this week. On Monday I saw an ear specialist about my hearing, or lack of hearing! I have fluid behind my eardrums. My hearing has improved but not completely. If it doesn't improve I may have to have tubes put in my ears. Oh, my grandsons are going to get a kick out of that! They had to get tubes when they were little and probably didn't think that was for old people!
Tuesday I had chemo and Wednesday I had an MRI. Dr. is checking to see if the Tycurb pills are helping the cancer in my brain or not. Thank you for your prayers, they are giving me so much comfort.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I started on the Tycurb two weeks ago. I had to take a two day break from it. It was making me so sick. The radiation on my brain has some interesting side effects. My teeth got loose and one of my crowns fell out. I woke up one morning and could barely hear. My hubby had to face me when he talked because I couldn't hear what he was saying. Most of my hair is gone now, I had to bring out the beenies.
One day at a time
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.