Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It looks like my cousin will only have to have some cells frozen or burned off. We'll know more about that on Friday.
My mom is doing better too. She did have a bit of a "wave" of something last night but thinks it was because she was pulling weeds and sweeping the driveway. So, she's just resting now. Her appointments are tomorrow with both her GP and her neurologist. Hopefully they have some info for us. Or at least, a blood thinner that doesn't make her sick.
Thank you all for your kind words. It really helped me...so much more than you all know!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sorry about the photo quality. I took these on a piece of white paper on my lap in the car at 7:45 pm. Not the best lighting at all! :D
Prepare yourself for lots of pictures! Here we go!
The cover. :D The letters are Thickers, love them!!! You can't really tell from the photo but, the Hambly transparancy is cut so that the clear parts are behind the "destination" and the green is behind the NYC so it shows up better over the photo a few pages back.
I covered the back of the "enjoy the journey" piece before I adhered it. (I used mainly Craft Glue Dots to stick stuff to the acrylic.) I love Scenic Route because lots of the pieces are the same size. Perfect for acrylic albums!
Here's that Hambly transparancy, I cut this one and the one in front of the back cover to the same size as the covers. The rest of them are 4x4 as are all the photos.
Oh, and the clear spots also highlight the words "loving" and "celebrate" on the back.
Right after the cover are just two general party pics.
And, the back! SR chipboard and another 7Gypsies sticker.
Thanks for sticking with me though this! It was one of the fastest things I've ever made! Here's the timeline. Co's BBQ was on Saturday, I ordered the pics Sunday, picked them up Monday, made the book Tuesday afternoon! I pulled my stuff from my stash (papers, mini book options, etc) on Sunday and the only thing I bought for this project was the Hambly transparancy...I picked it up on Monday. Anyway, I had to wait for some paint to dry and so we were 5 minutes late to dinner...and I still had paint on my fingers!!! LOL!!!
Thanks again for looking! (Oh, and I haven't forgotten to post about some of my new favorite things. Just haven't taken the pics yet.) :D
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We went to our uncle Doug's house first. Cody drove so I could photograph his mini album, I'll post the pics tomorrow. :D Co picked up his stuff and said goodbye to our awesome uncle. Uncle Doug has let Cody live in his basement for minimal rent for the last two or three years. So, it was an emotional goodbye.
Co and I talked the whole way to the airport about non-New York stuff. Once we got there, I got out to help him get his stuff and then I had to say goodbye. I held up pretty well through the hug and then lost it when I got back in the truck and he walked away. I cried and sobbed and when I wasn't calming down, I called Andrew. A few minutes later, I was okay. Well, sort of.
Anyway, that's how I am right now. Just emotionally wrung out.
Oh! And, I think we found our house! We have to see if they will come down in price, with this market I think they'll have to, but it's a great house. Well, for us at least. The roof is shake which will need replacing and the two full baths are dated and need remodeling. The kitchen and laundry room have the 70's dark cabinets with the thin edges and both rooms will need remodeling as well.
But, there are four bedrooms, another half bath and enough outbuildings for us. It would be a great 30 year home for us.
So, we are hoping that he is flexible and not too emotionally attached to the home. He actually has it rented right now, so hopefully that's not an issue. Then, we have to sell our house. Yipes! I hope it sells quickly. We need the extra room for when my brother comes home to visit!
Cody, I miss you already!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
And this is the inside of the card where my hubby will write something meaningful and witty. He is so good at that. I am terrible at expressing my feelings in writing. I think that's why I love to make the people I love cards, it's how I show I care. :)
This next card is for my mom. I have a love/hate relationship, not with my mom, but with making stuff for my mom. I love making stuff for her but, I hate having to wait for her to see it!! LOL!!!
I used my newly won Revolution to make this shaped card. The green flower and the button center (it's actually an epoxy shape) are both Making Memories. The flower is from their Garden Party line and the button is 5th Avenue. Oh! The swirls are Studio G Series 11 stamps! (And I added a little extra something...can't wait for that next post, can ya?)
I used another of my new favorite tools on the inside of this card. (I'll show you that in my next post. Are you getting excited yet?)OK, last card. This one is for my Granny. It's a card/gift all in one!
Where's the gift, you ask? Well, the flower comes off and....
...it's a clip! I stacked two Imaginesce flowers, attached them with a brad, glued the clip onto a green felt flower and covered the back of the brad with the felt. I had wanted to make a broach for my granny but as she is 89 11/12 and has arthritis, it's hard for her to work those little clasps. So...a clip!!! :D
Oh, and the paper is Making Memories Chelsea's Place, you know, that line that was at Mike's? And...it's glittered! Just on the flowers so it's not overwhelming. I really hope she likes it.
Have a great Saturday!!!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I got to see my college roommate Yvonne's little man yesterday for the first time. Mickey and I showed up about an hour and a half late because we totally lost track of time at the zoo. Connor is such a cutie! He even smiled at me! And, those dimples...don't get me started on them! Adorable! I wish I had a pic of him but, I didn't bring in my camera because I was afraid we'd have to leave quickly, in case the news about Andrew's dad turned out worse than we thought.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Handsome little devil, isn't he? He is also ridiculously tall! He, and my cousin and his wife, Shari got into town yesterday and they stayed the night at my dad's. So, we met them and Shari's folks and brother at Abby's pizza in Woodburn for dinner. Yum!!! :D