Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Attempt At A card...

Okay...I REALLY want to learn how to make cards. I have been seeing these stunning cards people are making, and I would love to be half as good as they are. In the interest of learning, I entered a contest and submitted this card. I think it is okay, but that is the problem. It is just okay. SO ....all of you beautiful card makers out there who read this blog, what is this card missing? I would love any advice you ladies could give to me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Goin' Buggy!

I really, really dislike bugs. I especially don't want them in my house! One type of bug I do like, probably the only kind, is ladybugs. A while back , when I was messing with some extra thick mulberry paper, I made these little guys, or girls :)

I had a lot of fun with these and my big idea was to try and make some turtles and frogs. Of course, they are sitting, half done, in my 'in progress' file. I wish I could say I will get them done this weekend, but it is humid and rainy here again. That means my pain is all out of control..again :( In the event that I DO get them done, I will be sure to post them right here!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some Day My Prince Will Come...or not...

I originally made 20 Cinderella's and Prince Charmings, by hand, glittery dresses included, for a swap I am in. Just as I was putting the finishing touches on the 6x6 pages, some water was spilled and the pages were ruined. After some tears of frustration and complete disbelief, I got to work on re-doing the pages. I was running out of time, having to re-make so many pages, and I had to go a different route to get them completed on time :( I did take pictures of my work before the water incident, so I will post the original Cinderella's and Prince Charmings today.
Cinderella's dress is made from glitter card stock. I really like working with glitter card stock, but I am still cleaning up glitter from just about every surface you can imagine. At times I have even had glitter on my face and in my hair! Does anyone know of any way to stop the glitter from going all over?!
All of the Princes' were damaged beyond recognition. I was able to save a few of the Cinderella's, though I have absolutely no use for them at all. If anyone wants a Cinderella, or two, please leave me a message with you private email so I can contact you for mailing info - but please do NOT leave your mailing addy here! I have both the blue dress Cinderella's and the peach dress Cinderella's, so you can ask for a certain color if you want, but please remember it will be first come first served - I only have about 8 or 9 of them that were not damaged. I would also like for these to go to as many people as possible, so please, only request one or two. THANKS!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Summer PP

Well..the past few days have not been very good ones for me :( It rained here Wednesday and Thursday which brought the TN crashing down on me...yesterday was a beautiful day but after a doctor's appointment from hell ...a new doctor who I am certain is into torture, and took a safety pin to my face "just to see if it might hurt" my pain has been much to worse to do much of anything but pace around. I have not slept at all since Thursday night. At times the pain is so intense I can't even lie down to rest. Between the pain and all of the pain meds I am a mess. Today is another wonderful day weather wise so hopefully my very irritated nerve will calm down soon and I can get some much needed rest. Please excuse any grammar issues in this post, I just don't have the energy, or frame of mind to check for spelling errors right now. What I do have the energy to do is post a little something I created recently. As you all know, I am not one who likes what I make very often, but I like this guy. Let me all know what you think of 'Marco the fishing moose'. He was made from a coloring pages, as most of my PP's are, so if you are wanting the pattern I will be glad to email it to you.

Have a great weekend, and lets hope my next post is a much more positive one!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Those DOG Days Of Summer....

Just a quick post before I run the kids over to the pool. This is a cute little piece I made for a really dear internet friend of mine. I hope she likes it as much as I do :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Happy 4th everyone! Hope you are all having a great day, no matter what you are doing. It is raining here :( It has been since last night. It is on/off and not very heavy, so it did not prevent us from doing much and I think we will get to see fireworks, too, as long as any heavy stuff holds off until later in the night :)

I have been in some pretty bad pain through-out the day, but I have tried to get past it by taking my pain meds and do the activities my family had planned. My husband cooked a HUGE amount of food on the grill while the boys and I stayed on the deck, out of the drizzle , and made tie-dye shirts. That was so much fun! Already the boys are wanting to know when we can do it again. I took pictures and am trying to get some idea on how to scrap them - so, if any of you have any ideas toss them out to me!

I plan on working on a bunch of scrap stuff tomorrow. I might even put together some layouts!! Imagine that :) Until then, here is a little PP I did a while back for a beach layout. Once again, the finished PP did not quite come out like the image I had in my head :) I think it's alright, though. What do you guys think?