Thursday, January 25, 2018

I'M BACK.........Finally!!!

Hello everyone! Its been many years since I've been on here sharing my creative side and my life.  Well a lot has changed.  My kids are now 15, 13, and 11. They are growing up to be wonderful human beings with strong personalities! I thought they were getting that from their father but my dad was here to visit this Christmas and he told me it was most likely me!! lol  I have moved from the beautiful Kelowna,BC to Grande Prairie Alberta.  I started working with my hubby doing drywall, now that's a hard job!! It keeps us busy and pays the bills.  Rob (hubby) he really enjoys doing it so if i could help him, I'm willing to do it.. He has supported me so much through these years that's the least i could do! 
WARNING.... This is when it gets sappy and some of you might not want to read this......

Some of you will remember me telling you about my mom and how she was in remission from cancer for many years and then had kidney failure and had to be on dialysis for the rest of her life.  She was doing great for many years.  Three years ago i got a call from my dad saying that i needed to fly home, moms remission was no longer remission.  She had been getting ill again for a month or so.  She finally went in to see what was going on.  After a month in the hospital waiting for answers from her bone marrow tests, she got fluid on her lungs by this point.  The Doctors told her that she had leukemia.  That there was nothing else that they could do for her no treatments, dialysis would stop working soon too. My mom made the hardest decision of her life (in my opinion) that she would stop all treatments at the end of the week.  I landed on the Friday, Sent that night beside her at home.  That's what her last request was to be at home so dad with the help of the nurses made that happen.  So i got to sit there and talk to her, she couldn't really talk back to me cause it hurt too bad. the next day, Saturday, was one of the worst days.  I wish i could have just helped her so much more than what i did, all she did all day was ask for help and there was nothing that anyone of us that could have done. The next morning the nurse woke me up and told me it was getting close, she stopped asking for help, it was like she wasn't there anymore.  I went over to her side and read her the letter that my kids made her before i left.  I told her that i loved her so much and that she was the best mom that i could have ever ask for. Told her it was OK, that we would be all OK and not to be afraid. Fifteen minutes later (time to wake dad up and get brother here) she past away.  My mom The best woman i have ever known, my best friend was gone.  Still to this day I sit here and think would she approve of this, or what would mom say if i were to get her advice.  You might ask me why did you tell all of us this, yes most of it could have stayed private but this is the way i am healing. I feel much better when i talk about it, i hurts a lot too but i need to get through that part.
Alright.... enough of the sappy....
I'm actually starting to craft again!! I;m doing crafts after school with the kids from my kids school.  I'm also doing card workshops.   When i do have a moment i will be posting what we did at craft club as well as my workshops. I'll try to work on this blog too so it looks a little better that it does now!  I will talk to you all another day need to go to work. 



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!!
Her address is

Debbie Rear
185 Hatchley Rd
Harley, Ontario
n0e 1e0

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


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!


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!