Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine #3

Valentine #3 for the grandkids. This one is for Jonah. He will be two at the end of May. I might possibly make the same one for Wyatt. We'll see how much stamping time I have in the next few days.

I stamped the "Love Bug" on a scrap of white cardstock and colored him with Copics. I cut him out and mounted him on foam squares. I stamped him again on the red cardstock and added the sentiment. I also added Star Dust Stickles to his wings. I stamped the row of hearts on white, colored it, and added it to the red. The white strip is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

Wyatt didn't get to go home yesterday, but the plan is for him to leave the hospital about nine this morning. That will be nice!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red and White Swap

My Yahoo stamping group has two challenges every month. I have not been a participant in many of them. However, I'm going to try to start being better about them. One of the monthly swaps is a color challenge. This month's colors are red and white, and here is the card I made for it.

I used embossing paste and a Sizzix brass stencil to make the heart. I also sprinkled glitter over it for some sparkle (which does not show up in the picture.) I matted with white and mounted on foam squares. I stamped the sentment (from Inkadinkado) with Versamark and embossed with detail white embossing powder. Again, I matted with white and mounted on foam squares. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder.

Wyatt made a great recovery yesterday, and could possibly go home later today! I sure hope he does!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine #2

Valentine number two for our oldest grandson, Andrew.

I stamped the Recollections image with Memento ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I scored lines between the turtle and the sentiment, and also around the edges. I glued the image panel to the red layer, which was embossed with a heart Cuttlebug folder and I mounted that layer on foam squares. The bottom layer is plain white with a strip of Washi tape.

After over three days in the hospital, Wyatt is not improving. In fact, he is worse. :( He has pneumonia, RSV and has thrown up and had diarrhea. Poor little guy. I'm really afraid he is going to have to have an IV. They don't have much luck with them, and last time had to try about seven times before they got one in correctly. It will lengthen his stay, too. Not sure when he will come home. On a more positive note, my dad and brother and sister-in-law made it to Atlanta. They drove straight through (with several stops) and arrived at about 5:00 a.m. yesterday. My dad is doing well!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine #1

The first of at least five valentines I will be making. I'll make for the grandkids, then see if I have time for the "adult kids" and my husband!

The heart image on this card is from PSX, long retired. Such a pretty, delicate stamp. I stamped it on white, and then again on pink and red. I cut the hearts out of the pink and red, leaving the lace border off of the colored ones so that it shows on the white. I glued the colored hearts onto the white cardstock. I matted with red and mounted on foam squares. The pink background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The white layer was embossed with a Sixxix folder. I added some red and white ribbon to this white layer. This one is for our granddaughter.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

No Card - Just a Couple Updates

I don't have a card to share with you today, so I'll give you a couple updates. 

The first one is about my dad. He finished his thirty radiation treatments on his cheek and neck on Tuesday. He passed with flying colors! He really is amazing - truly. He did so much better than was expected. It's hard on ANYONE and he will be ninety in April! He hardly lost any weight, didn't get dehydrated, didn't end up in the hospital, kept a VERY positive attitude, drank his water, drank his Boost, forced himself to eat, etc. He will continue to get worse for a week or two, and then start the recovery and hopefully not have any more cancer. He is normally a VERY fast healer, so we're all hoping he will be healed up very soon. My wonderful brother and sister-in-law have spent the last two and a half weeks with him here in Minnesota and this morning they are leaving to go back home to Georgia and are taking my dad with them. That is just SO awesome. We're not sure when he will come back. He may love it down there and stay for a long time! He will be back by April for his birthday, though, and hopefully we can do our skydiving then!

On a different note - Wyatt is back at Children's Hospital:( He came down with pneumonia again and went to the hospital on Tuesday. He's doing OK and is getting great care. His breathing has to improve again before he goes home.

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