Friday, December 11, 2009

My first Christmas card....

So this is a card I made, this is only the second card I've ever made but I'm very proud of it. I made it entirely of regular cardstock, and only used wire for the cord of lights. I have a few more I've started, but I need to go buy a few more supplies before I can finish them. I don't have a big supply of pens and am slowly running out of paper. I have a ton of paper, just not the ones I want....

Anyway, I'm back to making stuff now...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pazzles Craft Room....

So I decided to go ahead and give it a try and pay for the membership. I think I like it so far, although I've only had it one night. I think I would like to see a larger variety of pictures as some are the same things just a little different. I've come to the conclusion though that sometimes you never know what you might use something for, not everything makes sense when you have no use for it. I do like that they have a military section though as my hubby is in the Army. I'm excited to get my pazzles machine back out of the box and use it sometime this week. I should have time, our truck will be in the shop for almost 2 weeks!! SO I wont have anything else to do lol.. I have lots of ideas I'd like to try out, and a few things I want to learn. I want to try to make some Christmas cards this year... I've only ever made 2 cards before, and they were both pretty simple. I want to try a window card this time, maybe with an ornament hanging in it or something, we'll see.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Crazy times!!

So recently things have been a bit different.. I recently found out I'm pregnant, now about 13 weeks, I'm due April 20th, 2010. I have a few complications though, which have made this a bit hard for me. My first pregnancy was relatively uneventful, towards the end I had pain in my leg, from the veins. I went to a vascular surgeon a few months back, who diagnosed me with May-Thurner syndrome. I had a stent placed in my left iliac vein in June, and found out I was pregnant about a month ago. I went in for a ultrasound on my stent and go figure I have a clot in there... they immediately started me on lovenox shots twice a day. Theyre blood thinners I inject myself into my stomach... they hurt pretty bad sometimes. I also have to wear these compression stockings everyday, which stinks but Im getting used to it now. I am a bit nervous for the delivery, they say they'll have to switch me to heprin 10 days before delivery because it can be reversed if I have a bleed. It's very scary for me, I've never really had any medical problems before so it's a bit of a shock to have some so serious. When I have this baby, I plan to get my tubes tied, I don't want to risk so much again, 2 children will be fine with me. :)

On other less scary news, we're moving. We got a house on Fort Campbell, I'm very excited. I will be very close to the hospital and all the stores and resources on base will be in walking distance. It's going to be especially great because the weather is very cold here, and the heater in our current house is awful, it stays about 55-60 degrees during the day now inside and the homes on base have amazing heating ... hee hee
Well that's all for now, I'm going to lay down and drink some hot chocolate until my son wakes up from his nap.. ugh lol

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy life.....

So lately has been crazy, I have found out we are moving on base, which is very exciting for multiple reasons. We're going to be within walking distance of everything I'll need.
Also, I'm pregnant. Somewhere around 8-9 weeks now, very cool. I got to see an ultrasound the other day, and they were able to show me the little arm... :) I'm due April 24, 2010.
I also got some other news, not so good. Apparently I have a blood clot in a stent placed in my lower stomach. It's not big for right now, but its big enough that I'm on blood thinners, and asprin through my whole pregnancy and after. Scary stuff. I'm trying to not get too worked up over it as I can't do anything about it, nor can the doctors really since I'm pregnant. I have to get ultrasounds done once a month of my stent so they can moitor the clot. I'm assuming if it's still there when I deliver the baby they'll go in and do something about it then.
I haven't gotten any scrapping done at all, and I'm afraid I wont for a while, I have so much going on it's too much to stop and think about being creative... When we move on base, I don't even know where my desk will go, and if it'll fit. Bummer.
Anyway, well that's it for now.. I have appointment after appointment to make so I should get busy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm pregnant!!

So, I just went to the doctor yesterday and found out I'm very pregnant. They said my hormone levels are very high, suggesting I am about 8 weeks along already! I kinda thought I was pregnant but I wasn't sure, we had already given up on me being able to get pregnant, and here we go! :)
I don't have my first appointment until September 18th, but I think I'm going to be a high risk pregnancy because of my vascular problems. I'm excited though, this is my second baby. I think it'll be more of a precaution to make me high risk than anything, the hospital here uses midwives instead of doctors. I need someone who knows what they're doing for my veins too...
Anyway, this pregnancy is soo different, I am always tired. Im ready for bed by the time I stand up from waking up in the morning! On that note, Im going back to sleep before my son wakes up! :) wish me luck lol

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Food for Thought

So... I was sitting here making my grocery list for the next 2 weeks.. and I got on and saw a brief headline that said... Slow cooker Sundays... hmm I thought to myself, I wonder if I have that many recipes, or if I would actually keep it up..
I have only used one once, and it was a few days ago, it was amazing. I made a deer roast my dad gave me. I think I would like to try this out. Maybe not every sunday.. maybe every other. I don't think my hubby would like it if I made that many roasts lol... but I did see a recipe for lasagna. maybe I'll try that. Seems interesting enough.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My latest layout

So... long time since I posted on here... I've been busy with life... I finally got this page done this morning, only took me 3 days.. It's of us at the beach, well kinda, it's a shore in a bayou.. so it's kinda a beach. Anyways, so my son was absolutely terrified.. we went out on my cousin in laws boat and stopped at this little piece of shore to swim for a while... my son FLIPPED OUT!!! He hated the boat, the lifejacket, the water, the sand... everything!!! It took us like 2 hours to get him to be calm, and he still wasn't really having it. He eventually warmed up to the sand, once I threw a bunch of it on myself to show him it was ok... wont do that again lol....

ANyway, here's the layout. I used paint for the sand at the bottom then my PI for the rest.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My first card!!!

Ok, so I made this card on my Pazzles machine. I admit I got the file from a group I'm in on Yahoo. I decorated the card with glitter pens, next time I plan to use something different, but for a four year old I think it'll do. :) I don't really understand why my camera didn't get a better pic of it though... the inside of the card is actually pink, and the outside is purple... hmm..... maybe bad lighting... you can kinda see it in the first one..

It was kinda fun, and soo easy! I think I might start making some more cards... I don't know what for though lol....

Friday, June 19, 2009

What a week....

This week has been horrible. I had so much going on it wasn't even funny. I had my air conditioner go out, it ended up being about 90 degrees in my house. My son and I were soo miserable, DH got to go to work lol....

I had an orthodontist appointment, we got my hubby's motorcycle partially fixed, he now has a hole in his gas tank and we have to replace that, $600 later... ugh.

My Dh grandpa got put in the hospital for a triple bypass surgery, he is doing better now though he's still in the hospital. I did manage to do a small bit of scrapping, mostly just 10 minutes at a time over the past week. I was working on my latest challenge. It was a sketch, which by the way I wasn't entirely sure what to do, but I figured it out I think. Here's a picture of it.
I don't know how much I like how it came out... my hubby said it looks like something from the 80's lol.... I suppose he's right. He did say he liked my design, just not the colors. I agree with him there. The button is crooked in the pic, which I only just now noticed. I didn't have it stuck on when I took the pic, it must have moved. :D Anyway, well that's all I have gotten done recently. I'm out of page protectors for my books, so I'm kinda trying to stall until I can go get more.

Monday, June 15, 2009

My first challenge.

So, I did my first challenge this week. I haven't ever done one, but they seem to inspire me to try new techniques and styles on my pages. Anyway, I did these for the challenge in a group I'm in on The first challenge was to do something outdoorsy, so I chose my son at the park. The second challenge was for using a recycled calendar page. I chose to make this one about the 12 months my husband was gone to Afghanistan. I think my favorite is the calendar one. :) I can't wait to do another challenge. I really had a lot of fun with it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

An Interesting day....

So we got some news about my husbands motorcycle, it's in the shop right now. He only got to ride it to work for 2 days before it broke down... go figure. Anyway, there's a whole bunch wrong with it, he needs a new gas tank, which is $600 we don't have, then a bunch of little things, then the shop wants to charge lmost $400 for just labor.... ( makes me think I should be a mechanic for that kind of money lol ) So needless to say it hasn't been a very good day.

I did get a scrapbook page done though, here's a picture of it. It's pictures of my husband and I from about 3 years ago, and it's taken me this long to get it in my book lol....
Anyway, guess I'm going to start another one now......

I wish I had a Cricut!!

I just came accross one of the new cartridges for the cricut machine, the Stand and Salute cartridge. I couldn't believe it, I always wished they had a military one and now they come out with one. I sold my Cricut machine for the Pazzles, and I think I'm still glad I did.... :D but I do however want that back lol... just for that one cartridge at least. Our local scrapbooking store actually rents out the machines and cartridges for a few bucks a day, so I'll have to look deeper into that now and see if they have that cartrdige yet. :) I'm so excited. My husband is in the Army and it's got everything I'd need to do some great pages in his scrapbook. He's switching his job now, and he's going to work on Chinooks and there's actually what looks like one on the cartridge.... I can't contain my excitement. :) hee hee

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Noahs Ark Picture

So I was playing around with making a paper picture. I used regular cardstock paper and my Pazzles to make this. My plan is to frame it, it would make a good picture to hang in a baby room. Anyway, I like it... but I want to make something a little more detailed and real looking next.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

What to do, Where to start????

I've been out of it for a few days now, I had surgery this past Wednesday but I'm back on my feet now. I have all these different ideas in my head, I just don't know where to start. I have a few card ideas, a few page ideas, and a few random craft ideas... I also don't know what to do with them when I'm done.... maybe I'll post them on craigslist if they come out good. :)

I've been thinking about a challenge or swap too, I looked at a few online, not finding one I'm really interested in. I've never done one before so I'm ot sure how they work entirely. But I like the idea of having a random project to do, I think it would boost my creativity, especially to learn about other techniques. Anyways, back to my scrappin now I guess.....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

So many ideas.....

I have so many ideas for things I want to make and they're all just stuck in my head. I did have a little inspiration though. I was looking on one of the blogs I follow and I saw something I've been thinking about for a while now. Framing. I would like to do single pages in a frame, as if they were in a book, or just do pictures out of paper. I also saw a diaper cake... I have always wanted to try to make one, but I'll have to do a little research on them... living at Ft. Campbell a lot of people are having babies here.... maybe I could sell them... hmm the possibilities... :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm so behind

I have a billion photos to print, and I didn't realzie how behind I am in my sons book. I decided to make a scrapbook just for him, kindof a baby book type thing.... anyway, I have so many pages to do. I need to have a weekend retreat in my office lol....
I have so many pictures, it's hard to decide which ones to use..... ugh :P

My husbands first fish

This is my fishing page, I had a lot of fun doing it. I have to tell you about the picture of my husband with his little "minnow". (top left of second page) He actually had never caught a fish before, this was his first, and what was funny was he was sooo excited and showed my dad this little fish, and it was a bass smaller than his pocket knife... I wish I had been there. My dad took the picture on his cell phone and sent it to me... He'll never live it down, how proud he was of his little "minnow" :)
I have been experimenting with new things on my pages. For example, I've never tore my paper before, I haven't ever really used wire before this and my easter page either. I do like where it's going, I hope I can get a lot better and more creative. I tend to be a little too cut and dry. I would like to get into card making too... so far it hasn't really worked out for me. lol

Monday, May 25, 2009

I love chalk!!

I did my sons Easter page and I saw that it was missing something when I first cut it and peiced it together, it was sooo boring. I hadn't ever used chalk before so I went and got an awesome set and used it for the first time today.

This is what I made. I got the design from Klo.(Thanks!) and I gave it a shot. I I admit it's nowhere near as good as hers, but I think it looks ok. I did change a few things on the rest of the page though, I made some eggs out of my pictures, and made one for journaling along the grass at the bottom. I like it.....

I also tried wire.... I got some at the craft store, and I love it too.... although it's a lot harder than it looks to make things out of it, I'm having fun with it..... today I tried a butterfly.... lol needless to say, it didn't work. :)

Now I have to try to figure out what page to do next......

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I have been on a scrapping frenzy the past few days, I've gotten old projects done and started a few new ones. This is one I did today of my husbands motorcycle. I used my pazzles machine for most of it. I like it but I think it needs something.....