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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wow that was a long time away!! i have a good reason really!!

This Post will stay on top for a couple of weeks
UPDATE: March 18.

Well some good news and some bad news!  The good news first.  Mom's bone marrow test has come back clear and her cancer is NOT back!!!! YAY that is such good news!!  The bad news.  Mom has been getting some type of treatment for her bones, like calcium treatments... but they have a special name for it.  Well that treatment has caused her kidneys to shut down.  It's gone past the point of reversing it.  So mom has to have dialysis for the rest of her life.  Not the greatest news but, we all are trying to keep in good spirits and very happy that she doesn't need a transplant. I'm leaving on March 31st to go visit her, and i'm coming home on April 6th.  .  I would like to THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS.  AS YOU CAN READ IT HAS HELPED. THANK YOU! BEFORE I LEAVE I'M GOING TO TRY AND MAKE A DIGI PAPER KIT AND GIVE IT TO EACH OF YOU!


Good morning everyone!

 Well i’m writing you this on a sad note unfortunately.  My mom was just told this week that more than likely her Cancer( Multiple Myeloma)  has come back.  Just so that you know a little background.  My mom has had this cancer since I was 5 years old. I'm 29 now.   She has fought so hard all these years and we thought that she was past it.  She had been in remission for over 5 years now (as far as I know).  Either December or January she started to get sick, she finally got into see her specialist and they ran blood tests, her Creatine levels were through the roof ( a normal for her was around 75 it went up over 300. now it is at 360).  so that told the doctors that her kidneys are malfunctioning.  She just went back this Monday.  They did a bone marrow just to be 100% sure that it is the cancer that came back.  And they are sending her to a kidney specialist this afternoon.  We will find out more today hopefully and Monday when she goes back to her doctor.
The reason why i’m posting this is to ask if I could get some people to pray for her or send her a get well card.  She just loves getting homemade cards.  I'm hoping that she doesn't read this.  as i would love this to be a surprise to her.   
I would like to thank EVERYONE for all their thoughts and prayers. 
 Anyone who sends mom a card could you please send me an email so that i can put you into a draw for a great prize of $30 worth of Close to My Heart Product.  And yes you get to go through the catty and pick what you would like to have!! natadiem@telus.net
Her address is

Debbie Rear
185 Hatchley Rd
Harley, Ontario
Canada
n0e 1e0

My address is  i would forward her that cards
Natacha Diemer
2440 Lakha Rd
Kelowna, bc
Canada
v1x 7w1




Friday, February 11, 2011

Patties Creations Design Challenge #14

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  Mine hasn't been too bad. Just have some sick kids at home.  It's just a cold that they have but i didn't want to take the chance and get their classmates sick!  Now that it's Friday, i seem to be showing some of the symptoms of the cold.  I'm fighting it any way that i can!!
I should be getting one with Patties Creations Design Challenge. this week.  I can't believe that we are already on challenge #14.  This weeks challenge is to recycle a store bought card on your creation.  It can be anything, use the sentiment like it did.  Or you can use part of the background as your background.  Just be creative and see what you come up with!  I had sooo much fun creating this card.  I used the sentiment off of a card that a close friend gave me last year for my birthday.  The sentiment says " Friends make the world go round...."  I thought that it would work perfectly with the "Hot Air Balloon Ride" I used Kraft paper for the cardbase, the cloud paper is from my stash of papers sitting here.   The rainbow is from my stash too.  The white stitching around the card is done with my embossing pen and white embossing powder.  I used four blue gems i bought from the dollor store.
I hope that you like it and that you take that challenge and see what you come up with.  The challenge ends next Thursday.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Lines for Lollipop Press

Good morning!! Well i hope that everyone has made it through the winter storm, and i hope that it's over for many of you.  I was catching up on reading some posts this morning and i couldn't believe the amount of snow some people got! We didn't get any snow here but it's been very COLD, these temps are in Celsius so keep that in mind, at night time it's been getting to -15 C.  and during the day it isn't so bad, it gets up to -7 sometimes even -5.  I think that this might be the last day of the cold for us here in the Okanagan, or at least i'm hoping!! :)


I would love to introduce you to the new line from the Lollipop Press called Old School.   You can find the kit HERE.  What i'm going to do is take one layout a week and show you.  I'm going to start with my fav. This page is all about my son.  I thought that this kit was smash on with him and these pictures.  All products used are from the Old School kit.


I hope that you like it.  

Just a reminder about the other Challenges going on for my other DT's

Patties Creations Design Challenge you still have time to enter it!! Head on over to see what the DT have made for this great challenge!!!

Paperfacesdesigns (PFD) is starting a monthly challenge.  The challenge is make something blue! You can head on over to CG's blog to see all the deets.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's a Very Blue Tuesday!



Good morning!!  I hope that everyone is having a great Tuesday!  Well today isn't really blue, my card is just blue!!!  CG my friend from the Paper faces designs DT is hosting a Challenge for paper faces designs.  It's a blue challenge.  Therese Travis, the artist of Paper faces designs will have Mr. Linky on her blog so that you can link your blue project. I think that will be done later on today.  You can go visit Jeannie and CG says (something Loudly) if you would like to see what they both created. I used Therese's image "Friends I Heart You's" I just love this image.  I colored it using Paint.net.  The pattern paper on the very back is from my stash. the pattern paper with the sparkles is from CTMH and same with the cardstock the image is printed on. The ribbon is from my stash as well.  




Well While i was creating this post my friend Pattie From Patties Creations awarded me an award that i'm gladly accepting!! Thank you so much for thinking of me!!! :) It's called the Love Blog Award 
 I have to give this to 3 - 5 blogs I have visited that are relatively unknown and bring them to light [not with thousands of followers already]
so here are the terms if you accept the award.

1-create a blog post showing your award and say you accept it
2-say who gave the award and link back to them
3-link to 3-5 of your fave blogs and let them know about the award.


Here are some of mine:

1. Joanne (Jo's scrapbooking) friend in blog world and in the real world.


Dont' forget to head over to Patties' Creations Design Challenge, for this weeks challenge. If you would like to see my creation for it just scroll down!!! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Patties Creations Design Challenge #12

Good Afternoon everyone!  Sorry i'm a little late posting this.  Today is the start of Challenge #12 over at Patties Creation Design Challenge.   This week the recipe is 1,2,3  Use 1 sentiment, use 2 digital images, and 3 embellishments.  All the other DT #2 had wonderful projects to show.  We would love it if you joined us on this challenge and leave some love for the DT.    I had so much fun making this card this past week.  I hope that you like it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

WINNERS and FREE DIGITAL PAPER KIT

Good morning everyone, yes it's still morning here!! Over on the lollipop Press Blog Amber has posted the winner!!  My winner for the RAK????  Well i didn't have very many people want the kit that i created so i'm going to give it to everyone!!  That's right anyone that wants it can have it!!  


Here is the download link for it!


DOWNLOAD


Please leave a comment if you download!  Hope you all like it!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last day of the Blog Hop

Wow what a weekend so far!  I'm sorry i didn't have a post yesterday I thought that i had one already made but i see that i diddn't have it done.  Well today is the last day of the Hop.  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing all the eye candy and looking at all the Raks. You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! 

I would like to show you what the grand Prize is going to be 
Also you would get the Chic and Shabby kit and the Woodland Winter kit from the Lollipop Press

Don't you think that is a GREAT grand Prize? If you send a friend over you will get an extra entry and if you make a purchase on the website you will also get an extra entry.  You will have till 6pm today to leave all the comments, for the Grand Prize and my Rak.  We will announce the winner tomorrow (Monday). 

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! 


Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 6 Lollipop Press Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to Day 6 of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!!  I am very happy that you are joining me.
 You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Today i would like to show you another layout All products used are from the Woodland Winter Line from the Lollipop Press.  I just love this line!!  There are sooo many different things you can do with it.  

  
Everyday we will be posting another layout for either of the new lines and some of us will have pieces of a new kit that you can download. To get all the pieces of the new line you must hop to every blog of our DT everyday to see who has it for that day. Today i'm one of those ladies with the piece. and here is a link to the DOWNLOAD.


Just a note to Remember, You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize! 
To be put into the running for my Rak you must comment (tell me that your commenting to win my rak) post about the lollipop press blog hop on your blog and add our badges (lollipop press, and mine) to your side bar.  That's it!!! here is a picture of the Rak that i will be giving away to one lucky person!

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 6.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.

 See you tomorrow for day 7 of the blog hop!!
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Glitterbabe Greetings Grand Opening!

Good morning!  If your looking for Day 5 of the Lollipop Press Blog hop just scroll down it the next post down!


Stef my friend over at Glitterbabe Greetings is going to be having a Grand opening for her new store!  Stef has such cute images!  You are going to want to check out her new store, i have already had a sneek peek at it, and i think it is just wonderful.  So nice and easy to find what your looking for! 

Day 5 Lollipop Press Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to Day 5 of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!!  I am very happy that you are joining me.
 You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Today i would like to show you another layout All products used are from the Woodland Winter Line from the Lollipop Press.  I just love this line!!  There are sooo many different things you can do with it.    
Today i do not have a piece of the kit that your looking for. So if you don't have the pieces that your looking for keep looking!!!  Maybe tomorrow i might have a piece!  Who knows!!  You will have to come back tomorrow to find out!!

Just a note to Remember, You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize! 
To be put into the running for my Rak you must comment (tell me that your commenting to win my rak) post about the lollipop press blog hop on your blog and add our badges (lollipop press, and mine) to your side bar.  That's it!!! here is a picture of the Rak that i will be giving away to one lucky person!

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 5.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.

 See you tomorrow for day 6 of the blog hop!!
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 4 Lollipop Press Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!!  Welcome to Day 4 of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!!  I am very happy that you are joining me 
 You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Today i would like to show you another layout All products used are from the Chic and Shabby Line from the Lollipop Press.  I just love this line!!  
Today i do not have a piece of the kit that your looking for. So if you don't have the pieces that your looking for keep looking!!!  Maybe tomorrow i might have a piece!  Who knows!!  You will have to come back tomorrow to find out!!

Just a note to Remember, You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize! 
To be put into the running for my Rak you must comment (tell me that your commenting to win my rak) post about the lollipop press blog hop on your blog and add our badges (lollipop press, and mine) to your side bar.  That's it!!!  Here is a picture of what my RAK is


Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 4.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.
 See you tomorrow for day 5 of the blog hop!!
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 3 Lollipop Press Blog Hop

Good morning Ladies!  Thank you for joining me on Day 3 of the Lollipop Press Blog hop.  It's been so much fun so far.  The eye candy is all just so wonderful!  I still can't believe that i'm on a DT with these uber talented Ladies!  

You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!


I would like to show you another layout that i made from the  Woodland Winter Line from the Lollipop Press.  You can get your Woodland Winter kit here.  Plus if you did go get your own kit you get an extra entry to win the Grand Prize. Note:  On the first day i stated that we will be selecting the winner on Sunday Jan 23, but in fact we are going to announce the winners on MONDAY JANUARY 24

Today i do not have a piece of the kit that your looking for.  If you have not found it yet keep on looking!!
Just a note to Remember, You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize! 
To be put into the running for my Rak you must comment (tell me that your commenting to win my rak) post about the lollipop press blog hop on your blog and add our badges (lollipop press, and mine) to your side bar.  That's it!!!

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 3.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.
 See you tomorrow for day 4 of the blog hop!!
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog


Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 2 Lollipop Press Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!!  I am very happy that you are joining me for Day 2. 
 You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!


Today i would like to show you another layout All products used are from the Woodland Winter Line from the Lollipop Press.  I just love this line!!  There are sooo many different things you can do with it.    
Today i do not have a piece of the kit that your looking for. So if you don't have the pieces that your looking for keep looking!!!  Maybe tomorrow i might have a piece!  Who knows!!  You will have to come back tomorrow to find out!!


Just a note to Remember, You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize! 
To be put into the running for my Rak you must comment (tell me that your commenting to win my rak) post about the lollipop press blog hop on your blog and add our badges (lollipop press, and mine) to your side bar.  That's it!!!


Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 2.  Your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.
 See you tomorrow for day 3 of the blog hop!!
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lollipop Press First Blog Hop



Happy New Year and welcome to the First Annual Lollipop Press Blog Hop. Our Designers have come together to celebrate everything Digital and Hybrid. We are so happy that you can join us for this fun-filled event. 

You should have arrived to my blog from Jodi, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, be a fan of Lollipop Press on Facebook, visit all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs once durning the blog hop in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!  

During this fun Blog Hop our Designers will showcase projects that they have made using the Chic and Shabby and Woodland Winter lines from Lollipop Press. To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE.  You have until January 23  to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them on January 23 after 6pm MST.



I would also like to show you what my RAK is that i'm giving away.  To win my RAK you must do the following
1. leave a comment (please tell me in your comment if your commenting on to win the Grand Prize or my prize, if you would like to have a chance at both, please leave 2 comments!)
2. Post about this blog hop on your blog
and the final one is add the lollipop Press Badge and my badge to your sidebar.  If you would like to become a follower that would be great too!!
Here is the prize that your trying to win!!




I would like to show you 2 layouts that i did.  One from each of the new lines from The Lollipop Press  The first one is from the Chic and Shabby line. All -products used are from the Chic and Shabby line.

The second one is from the Woodland Winter Line.



Everyday we will be posting another layout for either of the new lines and some of us will have pieces of a new kit that you can download.  To get all the pieces of the new line you must hop to every blog of our DT everyday to see who has it for that day.  Today i'm one of those ladies with the piece... just to give you a little hint there are 2 more people today that have a piece too!!
Here is the link to the DOWNLOAD  Here is a picture of what you will be downloading
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Happy New Year to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Erin.  I know that you are going to love her projects!! I always do.
Sorry for the very long post, just sooo much to share with you!! 
If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list! Lollipop Press Blog

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Come see this new kit from Lollipop Press!!!!

Good afternoon everyone! This is the first day that i'm allowed to show you my projects from the lollipop Press New January Lines.  We are published in the Gingerscraps Magazine, not me personally (not yet!!  shhhh... I have a little secret!!  You will have to wait to find out!! he he he)  The layouts the rest of the DT made are just stunning!!  So if you have the time you should hop on over to the Gingerscraps Magazine and check it out!  


Well i should get on with why i'm here.  To show you 2 of my layouts. The first one is for the Woodland Winter Line and the second one is for the Chic and Shabby Line.  You can find them both here. 


The Calender is from Creative Memories
All other products used is from the Lollipop Press 

Don't forget to join us on the First Annual Lolliopop Press Blog Hop.  It starts tomorrow at 10 mst.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Patties Creations Design Challenge #10

Good morning everyone!  Welcome back to Patties Creations Design Challenge.


The theme for this week's challenge is 'Anything Goes'.  We wanted to ease on into this year's challenges with something simple to do.  Our DT created some wonderful inspirations for this week's challenge, and they love to receive comments, I know I do, so click on their names to view their blogs.

A winner will be chosen by Random.org.  The winner will receive a $10.00 credit towards the purchase at Pattie's Etsy Store and an 'I Won' badge from the sidebar.
'Allie's Choice Award' from our sidebar, will be given to an entry with a Pattie's Creations image.  That winner will be chosen by the DT Leads and can proudly display our badge on their sidebar.

The challenge starts now and ends Thursday, January 20th at 1PM CST (Central Standard Time).

Here is my card that i made for the challenge.  I'm using the image Tulips in a vase. Everything about it is digital. I colored it digitally and created the card in my scrapbooking program.

Hope you will join us in the challenge this week.



Dont forget about the LOLLIPOP PRESS BLOG HOP starting on Sunday!!  You are going to want to join us all week long because you never know when you are going to find something!!!  (hint, hint!!!)


Monday, January 10, 2011

Lollipop Technique Post

Today i'm going to be showing you how to make a shaker card.  Some of you might already know how to make one.  This has to be on of my favorite type of cards to make.  
The materials i'm going to use are:  
Chic and Shabby line for paper and some embellishments from Lollipop Press.  
image- cake and roses from paperfacesdesigns.
 I colored the image using Paint.net.  

Your going to start by picking the size of card that you would like to make.  Then you will be printing the paper, embellishments and image that you would like to use.   
I started with my cardbase.  I used at 6x6 Cardbase. ( i know the picture shows a standard base!!) I then cut my image to 2 7/8" square. Make sure that your image is toward the middle of the cardstock so that you can see it through the window. Instead of printing out a digital image you can also use a stamp set and stamp your image. 













Next you are going to want to make a "window" with another piece of cardstock. The same size as your image. You can make the window a shape or just a square, anything you want!!  i just used a square. I then cut out the middle leaving a border of 1/4 inch all the way around.  Make sure that your foam 3d tape will fit on your border. Increase the size of your border to the size of the foam tape your using.  Or you can just trim your foam tape to fit.   Instead of using cardstock you can just use the Digi paper that you just printed out.  I wanted my card to be a little more sturdier so i'm just going to cover the white border with the Digi paper at the end. 



 You will now need a piece of acetate, or window sheets.  I went to Office Depot in town here and got a whole box of them Qty 100 for $20.  You will need to cut it to the same size as your window.  I cut mine to 2 7/8 square.  At this point add some adhesive to the back of your "window" and stick the acetate to it. now on the same side that you stuck the acetate to your window you will now add 3d foam around the entire window.  Making sure that there are no holes. If there are holes you will get the glitter everywhere!!



Now your going to add some sparkle!!  any type that you would like to use.  I just used CTMH Prisma Glitter. Just pour some onto the window that you just created!



Now just take off the backing of the foam tape to expose the sticky.  Then stick your image onto the foam tape. Now you have your shaker window.  TAADAA!!!

Now you will just design your card just like you normally would.  
My Finished product.  
Don't forget about the LOLLIPOP PRESS  BLOG HOP coming up on January 15.  It will be 7 days long.  It's going to be sooo much fun and there are TONS of prizes to be won!!!  Hope you will join us then!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winner for Patties Creations New Years Blog Hop

Good afternoon!!  I would like to thank everyone who participated in Patties Creations New Years blog hop.  I had a great time hopping to everyones blog and seeing what beautiful artwork they had.  With out further a due here is the winner for the Digital Paper kit Made by Me. Elenor Sandström Please email me and i'll send the digi kit your way!  

Patties Creation New Year Blog Hop!!

The blog hop is now closed!!!  Stay tuned for the winner!
Welcome to Patties Creations New Years Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Cleota's Blog  then you are in the right place, if not go back to the beginning at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge and start at the beginning.
The hop starts now and will end at 1:00 PM Central Time on Sunday the 9th.

Welcome to my blog as part of your journey.  As you know, some of the DT are giving away a prize, whether it be in the form of Candy or Images it is a surprise!  I don't even know until I start hopping too!
  I'm another DT member that is giving away a prize!!  Would you like to know what that prize is?  It is a fabulous Digi Paper Kit. You can use it for your digi scrapbooking or you can print them out and use them for a card or a traditional layout, it's up to you what you can use them for.  

Your probably wondering how you can win this great prize.  
First - Become a Follower of my blog!


Second - Leave a comment below and I hope you like my creation for this hop!

 If you don't mind just passing the word on about Patties Creations New Year Blog Hop that would be great too!  I will be picking a winner using Random.org and i will post the winner once the blog hop is done on the 9th.



Here is a picture of my creation for the blog hop.  I used Patties Champaign  glasses. I started out with a cardbase, punched the side of it with a MS punch, added patties image onto that then i wanted to add something else to it so i added acrylic!  I stamped all over the acylic Happy New Year with a stamp from CTMH.  I think it gives it that little extra that the card needed!

Don't forget to leave a comment on everyone else's blog too so that you can be put into the running some great candy at the end of the hop!!
So now that you have visited me, i guess i should tell you were your next stop should be
Hope you enjoyed my stop on the Blog hop and you enjoy the rest of the hop!!