Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

This Christmas has not been exactly the way I planned it when I retired this year. I was so excited I would have lots of time to decorate and make all the things I have planned. Sometimes things happen to put a ringer in it! For the last couple months I have been dealing with lots of pain on my right lower half of my body. The doctors tried medicines, but did not seem to work. After xrays and MRI they figured out what was wrong and now no surgery. They gave me some steroids and other pain medication and I started physical therapy, but still not much difference. Today, the doctor is trying something else in hopes I have a pain free holiday. It will just take some time, but I am so disappointed I did not get to do all those things I planned. I do have the shopping done and wrapped and hopefully tomorrow I will feel like baking. I still have so many blessings to be thankful for. I have a great husband who is my rock, two wonderful sons who were lucky enough to marry terrific girls. I love them like they were my own, and blessed me with 3 of the most beautiful grandchildren. I am so looking forward to them opening their gifts and see their joy, after all that is what is about. Thank God for all our miracles that surround each of us. Now I can fight through this pain a little longer and I know he will keep me in his hands and will be alright. Merry Christmas to all my crafting friends and I can't wait to get back at it soon with lots of goodies to share.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #72

This weeks challenge over at Paper Cutz is to do a layout, card, or paper craft using a banner for New Years. I choose the colors of black, silver, and gold for my layout. I think this will be perfect for the grandchildrens page for their 2011 album. I used several Cricut cartridges for this layout. I will make a couple more since I have 3 beautiful angels. I have been under the weather for a few weeks with pain to my ride side, but with medication and physical therapy I am finally getting better and will get back to doing what I love and that is crafting. I had a couple projects I wanted to do for the holidays but not sure they will get done, but then we have Valentines Day around the corner. If we get anymore snow like we had this week, I will get lots of scrapping and cardmaking completed now that I can sit for longer periods.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New challenge for Paper Cutz #71

This weeks challenge was to use a snowman or snowflake making either layout, card, or papercraft. I decided on a layout because I am trying to plan ahead for all the pictures of my beautiful grandchildren opening their presents. I have been down for a couple weeks and not in my craft room much. I was sitting in my living room looking at my beautiful tree and mantle and got the inspiration from one of the grandchildrens stocking. I am working on the second page to this layout too. I used paper from CTMH and cricut cartridge for the snowflakes, words, and snowman. Please join us over at Paper Cutz this week and enjoy creating!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not much crafting going on!

The last couple weeks, I have not even had much of a chance to work on anything. I have been experiencing pain from my right buttock down to my feet. I have been to the hospital for tests 3 times last week and hopefully the mri I had Friday shows something. Not much sleep and the pain pills and muscle relaxers do not work. They did schedule me to see a neurologist, but not till after the holidays. I got 3 cartridges on Black Friday and haven't even as much as looked at them yet. I am hoping today to maybe work on some Christmas cards. I have managed to do my challenges for the DT at Paper Cutz but that is about all. Now off to see if the doctor got the results back yet! Say a little prayer for me please.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenge 70

This weeks challenge over at Paper Cutz was to do anything we wanted with 2 pattern papers that were Christmas themed. I did a 2 page layout from last years Christmas that I am just finishing!! I used Kaiser Crafts paper and love the colors. Please join us this week with your creation.