Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Isn't This Nice

It is always nice to get a package in the mail. But especially when you receive items like these. These are all my mom's handy work. We have a Psalms 23 bracelet and 2 Galatians bracelets. The toggle clasps are too cool. So I kinda knew she was working on these. But then Bam! She surprises me with the ones pictured in the top photo and a bonus crystal heart pendant necklace. The one with the dark beads has little kitty gold tone beads. I love kitty's. And of course she knows that. I love hearts too. She knows that too. The bracelet in the upper left is stunning chocolate and smoky crystals were used along with this very unique x shaped silver tube bead...just stunning. And for the more whimsical side.... a fruity bracelet. She also included extra fruity beads so I could make earrings to match. She thinks of everything. Thanks mom for all you hard work and thinking of me. I can feel the love.

Serene Green

Chip and I sent this bouquet of flowers to my mom who had a really bad month. This is the picture she sent to me. And is now some what altered. Hey, it's what I do. Oct 13th she fell and this is what she wrote me about that..

Well another few people found out today that when I fall I melt. Kay and I were at Olive Garden for lunch after going to Joann's to look at beads etc. As I was going out to the car I slipped on something and down I went. Twisted my knee and bruised my shoulder. So far just some soreness and a few twinges. Kay could not believe it. She was still at the table and didn't hear a thing. She wondered if anything ever upsets me. I told her yes but not in public.The staff hurried to help me and were very nice. The manager told me to let them know if I needed any medical help and they would take care of it. I am having a hard time sitting in one place too long and it is not comfortable to lay down So much for a good sleep tonight. I will let you know if there is anything wrong.
I have a doc apt tomorrow so I will have him check me out.

Then she informs me she has been set up for a cath test and they have to put a stint in...because they found some blockage. I really don't think this is related to the fall but perhaps the fall was in a weird way a help to make a visit to the doctor sooner than normal. I haven't asked her about that I just thought of it now....This is the update I got about the cath test...

I just had a call from the doctor's office letting me know that they have me scheduled for the cath on 11/13 at 8 AM. This makes it easier than waiting til the 21st. I am not sure if I will be staying overnight yet. When I get home I will let you all know.

She has had the procedure done and the surgeons were able to remove the blockage with out having to put in the stint. She was home later that same day. Yeah... she is taking it easy and is doing fine. I don't know about you but that is more than I would want to have to cope with in the span of a month. Your a trooper Mom!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Thanks to all the ladies that were able to make it this weekend to the Journal Class inspired by the very talented Jacqueline Sullivan. A woman I respect immensely. So let's not hesitate to give credit where credit is due. And if any one has the opportunity to take a class from her I would encourage you to do so. Thanks to Ilsa for bringing those mini muffins to go along with the breakfast. Yum. I thought it would be nice to make everyone something to eat before we started. That seemed to go over well. I made one of those large party pot's of coffee with my not so famous cinnamon coffee and we were set for the day. Every so often I'd say okay I'm going up for coffee. (we were in my basement) then I'd hear something like "me too.. me too..."
No two journals colors were a like. I love that they were similar yet different. What an amazing group of ladies. Thanks to Deb for taking this picture. Thanks to Therese who shared her paints. I encouraged everyone if they did not have any stencils to visit their local scrapbook stores and pick up what they would like. So they now have a handy dandy palate knife as well as plenty of molding paste to create more journals or what ever thier creative hearts desire.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Twig In A Box

This is no ordinary box. Thanks to Deb Abel the thrifty shopper that she is. Finder of great treasures. Found 5 of these sewing cabinet drawers. Which she generously shared at our last Group meeting that was held on Oct 25th. We could decorate them any way we wanted. I used Catherine Moore's papers and making Memories paper. I still have some more things I want to do to it but I'm mostly done.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Overview of Polyvore

I've been asked to explain what Polyvore is ... so I have directed interested ones to the Polyvore site because they can explain it better than I. But I thought for convenience I would copy and paste what they are "about" onto my blog. I hope you find this helpful.

For a quick link to Polyvore just click on the image to the left under "My Polyvore"

Polyvore is a free, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching images from anywhere on the web. It is also a vibrant community of creative and stylish people.
Polyvore lets you create sets composed of individual images using an easy to use, drag and drop editor. After you have created a set, you can publish and share it with your friends and the Polyvore community

Polyvore is often described as "highly addictive" by those who fall in love with its collaging functionality and spend hours creating sets to share with others.
Polyvore offers an unprecedented level of direct engagement with real products and brands, while its social features make it a powerful platform for the creation and distribution of user-generated advertising.
Polyvore launched in February 2007.

1.6 million unique visitors per month
65 million monthly page views
440,000 registered users
10 minutes average session time on site
22 page views average per visit
3.8 million sets created
3.7 million products