Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Callista311 ShoutOut

Note my fabulous new blog banner!

The wonderfully talented Callista311 from Etsy created it. I'd highly recommend her for any of your graphic design needs. She is talented, and very quick to respond to convos and emails.

She offers a variety of styles, and is able to incorporate your images into other images, depending on your style. I asked her for something funky and vintage, in purple, cream and sage. I love the result.

Please check out her store. It's worth the time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My camera batteries. . .and a new blog banner

So - I just now figured out that my camera batteries hadn't been charging in the little charger thing. Call me brilliant. .. Hopefully - I'll get that fixed today.

I haven't heard from my oncologist with the next step, after the MRI that I had last week. I'm anxious to get moving on this. I am trying to decide where to go for a second opinion. I'm not convinced that the treatment plan proposed, is the best for me, as it is very conservative.

I've been working with a couple of Etsy sellers to help me with managing my anxiety thru the use of essential oils and such. It is a mind/body thing.

I did a couple of scrapbook pages about my cats and Christmas lights the other night - that was fun.

Does anyone create blog banners? I need help with mine!!! Leave me a comment.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Serendipity

All in all - a good Saturday. Move-It With M&S (our moving helper business) - had two jobs today. So - we kept busy. We went to Love's between jobs, to refresh and grab some go go juice - I swear - Louis loves truck stops. He got me a cute, cheesey "i love you" monkey - I'll take a pic when my camera batteries are all charged up.

My MRI went good this week - the CT scan - didn't go. So - we are in wait and see mode with my health, I'm working on having a better attitude, and not crying when I think about it! Thanks to all my friends for their support - that means so much!

I WILL create tomorrow!

I have a Etsy review ready to post, from a recent purchase - I'll need to take some pics of it also!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My mantra for the day

We can not do great things. . .only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Monday, January 21, 2008

Update on the C thing

So - I went to the oncologist on Friday at KU Med Cancer Center. I am having an MRI on Wednesday and a CT scan on Friday. After we get the results from that, I will have a surgical D & C with a Mirena IUD placed. The IUD will provide a low-dose of progesterone to counteract the estrogen in the tumor.

It's good for me to write this down. Make it more real.

I will be attending the Midwinter's Fantasy Scrapbooking Retreat in February sponsored by PaperPixie kits, down in Overland Park, KS. I can't wait!!!

This picture is of my beloved kitty, Jasmine. She decided to explore the new file cabinet that Louis got me for Christmas. Note the mess on my crafting tables to the right!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cancer update and My Guy

First - thanks for everyone's support. It is helping. Second - I am so flippin' mad. I still don't have an appointment with the oncologist yet! No one is returning my calls. . they tell me to wait, be patient. I want to scream "I HAVE CANCER!!!" It's so weird - but I want it OUT. I want it GONE! My Dad has called me twice today. I feel guilty for worrying him and Mom. . . Ok - 'nough whining for a bit. . . I think I need to roll around naked in glitter before I go to the oncologist.
The pic with this post - this man makes me happy. Love that cheesy smile.
However, he didn't care for the GPS he received for Christmas - so I'm using it. I like it! He doesn't like it telling him where to go. . . . .hrmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Valentine's Day Goodness, part 1

This picture is my first Valentine's Day artistic endeavors for this year. It is 2 chipboard shapes and paper from Work In Progress kit. I inked the edges with Ranger's Old Paper Distress Ink, then glued it all up! I used Scenic Route rub-ons for Louis and I's name. . .I think it's cute!

The WinterBella classes are so wonderful. I'm woefully behind, but making progress.

I found out yesterday that I have endometrial cancer. What a shock. . . .My emotions are all over the place. I am being referred to an gynocological oncologist at KU Med. . .More updates to follow.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

StilettoHeights ShoutOut

I obviously need to work on how to upload and manipulate photos for my blog. You'd think that a software development person wouldn't have so many issues with it!!! I do love the pic I managed to upload. .the angle. . .the ice. . .the fact that you can't quite tell what it is! Any guesses?
I received a great collage piece from Jenn Gordon of Her work is also published in of Pasticcio, a art zine by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. Jenn's work is full of depth. . .and the longing. That's the only word I can find to describe it. It is hauntingly beautiful. Visit her shop and her blog. It's worth your time.

I look forward to seeing more of her work in the new year, as she moves into collages with architecture.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Etsy Fool That I am!

I'm addicted to Etsy. I admit it. I'm a buyer only there so far, having purchased from some fabulous Etsy'ians. I will be reviewing and featuring their art here. I am going to ask them first, of course - if that is ok!

Our business, Move-It With M&S, is going well. We committed to doing more work this year, and so far have booked 3 jobs in 2008! We have a job in KC tomorrow. I supervise!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

WinterBella is Rocking!

I'm participating in Teresa McFayden's WinterBella E-zine. So far - it is fabulous. Her instructions and photos are clear, while mixing in whimsy and inspiration. Well worth the $20!

I'll post some of my pics, once I get them completed this weekend.