Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

Monday, June 29, 2009

So Many Things To Do - So Little Summer!!

I am calling this piece Beary Busy! I am usually not one to fall in love with things I make, but I have to admit, I am loving this little guy. He is ready to have some summer fun!
He took some time. There were a lot of little pieces. I did some stuff with marker, too - like the napkin and the red stripes on the flag, in the interest of saving some time and sanity. I made the star on the flag with Stickles, of course :)
As always, I love to hear what you guys think! Constructive criticism is welcome!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Some July 4th Spirit

I have been hard at work all day , hiding from the heat and humidity we are suffering in these parts. While the weather has been terrible for my pain, it has been great for my scrapping! I have gotten quite a bit accomplished, so expect quite a few posts in the next few days. Here is one that relates to the upcoming Fourth of July holiday - one of my favorite holidays. I am hoping and praying for some nicer weather so I can get out and about and do something with my family.

These deco squares took me almost no time at all to make. I cut the squares with my Cricut. I also cut the stars, hearts, watermelon , and the rectangle for the firework with my Cricut. All I had to do was assemble them and add a little glitter for embellishment. The glitter I added was actually glitter glue called Stickles - one of my favorites! I go through the stuff like crazy! It is super easy to use, and comes in all kinds of colors! Just be sure to allow enough time for the glue to dry, or it will smear.
The scan did not turn out well, these look a lot cuter in person than they do here. The bigger squares are blue, not black.
I like the way these turned out. Though quick and easy, I think they will look good on a July 4th layout.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Another Recipe Page

Alright, it has been a while since I made this page, but when I pulled it out to show to someone I decided it was too cute not to post on here. Besides that, I am feeling pretty awful as far a pain. It is SO hot and SOO humid there is not a chance of me being able to go outside. The pain I have had the past couple of days is making it impossible for me to scrap. Someone very special to me passed away in her sleep last night and that has me down as well.

Hopefully things will be looking up for me next week and I will have plenty of new things to post.

As for this weeks recipe page :

For some reason when I scanned it the blue recipe part turned out a lot darker then it really is. You can see and read the words very easily on the real page. The cowboy PP I did by hand and it took me forever, too! I do like the way he turned out though. I completed this page long before I had a Cricut so the letters were also cut by hand. I wonder, now that I do have a Cricut, how I ever made it before that!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Think People And Puppies And What Do You Get?

People Puppy Chow!! Yummy!! My group is working on recipes swaps and this is one of mine. I have a real problem with liking anything I make, it makes my husband crazy, but I have to admit I am liking this recipe page :) If you can't read the directions and want this recipe, email me or leave me a message here. I will happy to send it over to you!

I am going to try to scrap through out the day..the boys and I were planning a hike today but we have been rained out :( It is raining like mad - almost two inches has fallen in less than 4 hours. Nearby rivers and creeks are overflowing already. We are still due more before it will move out of the area.

Rain means pain for me - I am trying to get some scrapping done, but I don't know how much will actually get accomplished when I feel like this. The pressure in my face is horrible and the pain is starting to get really bad. It is only a little after noon, so I know I am in for a pain-filled day. I need some dry weather soon!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here is another piece I made for my friend. I had an idea of what it would look like in my head, but it didn't quite work out :( I messed up when scanning her in and used white paper, so her face is not easily visible, but I think you can still get the general idea. The pen work was done by hand and took a long time - that is the part I like the best about the whole thing.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just Kinda Hanging Out...

Hi All!

I have been just hanging out today. Doing nothing more than what I want to do - scrapping :) I get so few days to do that, and it was just perfect, all the way from my pain level (mild), to the weather ( spectacular) ! My boys and I went for a walk after dinner and a neighbor asked if I wished every day was so wonderful. I told her I feel blessed to have any day like this. I meant that , too.

Enough of my rambling. I will explain a little bit about what I have posted for today. These pieces are more than likely something I would have never made for myself. I just don't see my ever getting to go to Japan, but then again I try to never say never. A great friend of mine, Kristal, did get to go to Japan. I made these pieces for her. I have not finished the third yet, it has a ton of detail. I had fun making these, though. My camera did not do them justice, the face on the doll looks a lot cuter in person. I hope she likes them! I hope you all like them, too!!
Have a great night! I will be working on some projects this weekend. If things go as planned, I will have plenty to post next week :)