Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My First Blog Award!

I am so honored to accept this blog award from Amy. I am surprised, to say the least. I want to send out a huge thank you to Amy for nominating me!

Okay - here is what I have to do to accept this award - I hope i have everything ;)

To accept this award I have to do the following:

Thank the person who nominated me for this award.

Copy the logo and place it on my blog.

Link the person who nominated me for this award.

Name seven things about me people might find interesting.

Name seven Kreativ Bloggers.

Post links to the seven blogs I nominate .

Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them.

Thank you once again Amy - I am SO thrilled to get this :)

Seven thing you might find interesting about me....this is going to be a hard one..

1. I met my husband in September and married him in December of that same year.

2. I don't know how to swim.

3. I died my hair electric blue this summer when my boys talked me into it.

4. In the 16 years I have been married I have moved 12 times - ugh!

5. I walk at least 2 miles a day, every day, weather and pain permitting.

6. One of my favorite places in the world is the St. Louis Zoo.

7. I like to paint with watercolors - though I am good at it at all!

Seven Kreative Bloggers :

Krystal -

Amy -

Crafty Gifts -

Scrapin Outloud -


Kathy -

Irene -

It took me a while but I got it all done! Thank again, Amy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Recipe Pages....

This recipe for Watermelon Ice Cream Cake is not only good, the kids will love that it looks like a watermelon! Give it a try next 4th of July - it will be an instant hit with everyone!!

First of all, let me say that I got this idea from another recipe page I saw for cookies and adapted it to fit my needs. It was a bit of a pain to type the recipe in a triangle shape, but I like the way it turned out. I used doubled sided tape on the "piece of pie" so it is raised up a bit, that way the recipe slides in and out easily.

This is a true family favorite recipe for summer. Strawberry Lemonade - what could be more refreshing on a hot summer day? Everyone who has ever tried this recipe loves it so I wanted to make a page that would do it justice. I printed the recipe on white Vellum and chalked the edges with a pastel pink liquid chalk pad to give it a little dimension. I cut the straw by hand , I drew the lemons and strawberries, too. The fancy edges on the pink card stark are just decorative scissors. It was quick and easy just like the recipe is :)

The weather is mild and I am feeling SO much better today, as you all might have guessed!! I am working on some projects that I have wanted to finish for a while now. These are just a few of my recipe pages. I collect recipes and I am in the process of making recipe books for my boys - as future wedding gifts :) I am loving the process, except for the fact that it makes me hungry!

If the weather holds this weekend, I will be getting a lot of stuff done and have plenty to post on Monday - so think NO HUMIDITY!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another Card....

I made this card for an online friend who just became a Grandma! I didn't want to go with the traditional light blue theme so I tried lime green and white. I was also a little bored with doing the standard rectangle card and flipped it around a bit. You can't tell from the picture, but the wording and the feet have raised white dots on them, very cool! What do you guys think?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

On A Roll....

I am happy to be able to report that I am feeling much better!!! The humidity is all but gone and the temp. in in the low 80's. I am taking advantage of this as much as I can. Yesterday I spent cleaning and giving the house a good once over...well, the boys' rooms needed twice and three times over ;) Laundry and errands are all caught up, too. So today I can play!!

Here are a few little things I made early this morning.... Halloween is a HUGE thing in our house so you will be seeing a ton of Halloween things from now until the actual holiday comes around.
These little embellishments are very simple. I hand drew them myself, ( I am determined to teach myself how to draw yet! ), I think they could pretty much be added to just about any Halloween layout.
I am moving on to more complicated Halloween stuff after the boys and I have a nice picnic lunch on our deck ... be back later :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bow Wow!!

Well... the past three days I have felt trapped in a really bad horror movie. I have been in constant pain, up all night, and pacing most of my days because of the intense pain. All because of the nasty weather we are having here. I keep hearing on the news that it won't be as hot and the humidity will lessen - you could not tell it by my face so far :(

So here is what I have managed - it's not much....I do like the little dog I made for the deco squares. I call him Mort.

The Elephant is of course named Peanut :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Scrapping Pics From Christmas....

Alright...I know it is strange to be scrapping Christmas pictures in August but I have to scrap but interests me, or what I have ideas for at the time. I might scrap Christmas today and Easter next week. I figure it is fine, as long as everything eventually gets scrapped :-) Maybe scrapping Christmases past will help me stay cool as the heat index soars to around 112 this weekend. This little journal box is simple (only took me 10 minutes to put together), but kind of cute - simple has been my theme this week as I try and deal with some pretty bad pain. The humidity just keeps climbing, and with it so does my TN pain. I am hanging in there by thinking about the fact that September is not so far off and with it the cooler mornings and outdoor fireplace nights! I live for the early Autumn when I can bundle up in my Snuggie ( yes, I have one!) and spend time around the fire pit with my family!
I HAVE to get some swaps finished up this weekend and I am already working on some Halloween paper piecings! I will post them as I finish.
Oh! I also have a few holiday themed PP's that my boys refer to as "girly". Since they don't want them in their books, and I have no other use for them , I am going to be hosting a give-away on this blog in the coming weeks - so check back often for details on that ! I guess it will be my version of Blog Candy. Free and zero calories...who wouldn't love that!