Monday, September 29, 2008

Green Pepper Press

Yummy yummy yummy! Green Pepper Press has the most amazing crow images anywhere! Go check them out for some good goodies! Look for a swap using these birds soon........ Tell Michelle I sent you!

Vintage Halloween ATCs

Ah yes, the leaves are beginning to change, the morning air is crisp and clean, Fall is upon us! I love Fall! I especially love Halloween! So what better way to welcome my favorite season than host another swap. Here is my take on Vintage Halloween.

Click image for a larger version and feel free to leave constructive criticism.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lookie what I got!

In a great swap of Pass It Forward. All this awesome stuff to play with!!! I'm going to make ATC's all afternoon and see how much I can use up. Thanks Farley!

Use this foto ATC swap

Hey people out wanna play a game?
Make 5 ATCs and get 4 back.
Keep them the same, or not.
I prefer you back them with chipboard to keep it sturdy too.
You MUST use the attached foto. If you click on her a new page will open and she'll be nice and big to download to your computer.
Due November 1st.

I think she is so beautiful, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

English bulldog altered book page

hehehe.... I think I was channeling Traci Bautista on this one! I'm pseudo hosting a round robin for altered books, each with a new theme, and this is my take on "English Bulldog"

Constructive criticism always encouraged!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I broke my bone folder!

CRAP! That's not suppossed to happen! If you know what a bone folder is (and I'm going to assume you do if you're reading my blog) it actually snapped in half! the worst part: I got it so long ago, I can't find one the same size!

Someone please help....... I need a bone folder! Not bamboo, not the huge one, not the itty pitty one, the good one, made out of bone! ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Now doesn't that look like a great set of tools! I snagged the foto from Studio 5 book arts

Friday, September 5, 2008

Don't give up!

Yesterday was a HUGE day for my family!!! Emily, the youngest, has been blind all her life. Everywhere we go, she keeps her eyes closed, because she has nothing to look at. She keeps her head down, with no reason to hold it up. People always comment, "Awwww, she's sleeping". 'No, actually she's blind, but she can hear you' has always been my response, then they shudder away in some asinine attempt to avoid catching blindness.
I took her to yet another vision doctor, one who specializes in muscle disorders to get a final opinion, and hopefully some therapeutic advice, or the final confirmation of her diagnosis. Well, apparently, the other doctors wrote her off so quickly, they didn't bother to test her for nearsightedness. They looked for a medical anomaly to explain the lack of vision, always blaming it on Optic Nerve Atrophy, or Cortical Visual Impairment (Translation: I dont know why she can't see). Yesterday an incredibly patient, intelligent doctor took a look at her, asked me if we had a history of nearsightedness in the family, and when I said 'Yes, very much' she smiled and said "Well, she has some random muscular movements, but she is also very nearsighted!"....... WHAT?!?!?!
She said she wasn't going to guarantee glasses would help 100%, but she was sure that without them, there was no doubt Emily wasn't able to see!!!!
As if a miracle happened, my little babe put on her glasses, opened her eyes WIDE and started looking around and smiling!
The moral to this story: Don't give up! Unless there is no heartbeat there is hope! Things change, the brain begins to repair itself, people heal, emotionally and physically! This news couldn't come at a better time!