Sunday, June 10, 2012

It has been awhile since I have added anything to this blog. I am not sure if anyone has noticed....but just in case here is what has been going on. On April 30th I wasn't feeling the greatest so I didn't go to work. As the morning wore on it just got worse to the point that I couldn't stand up and pretty much had my husband help me back to bed. So I agreed to go to the doctor. Once there my doctor decided that he wanted some blood work done. And while I was downstairs where they were trying to draw blood I decided that sitting up wasn't an option anymore. They couldn't get any blood out of the one arm and was trying the other arm when I said I had to lay down. I have no idea to this day where they ended up getting blood from. But since I wasn't getting up they decided to call an ambulance.  This was a Monday and I didn't get out of the hospital until Friday. I had a bleeding ulcer.(Duodenal) They did 2 scopes before they found the "culprit" and gave me 4 units of blood. At one point my hemoglobin dropped to 7.9, which is scary. It is supposed to be 12 or 13.
God did bless through all of this. If my husband wouldn't of been home to take me to the doctor I couldn't of made it my self. Not sure who I would of called, not sure I would have called anyone. I now have a different perspective on things. I can't do it all. It doesn't matter. I can get someone to either help me or it can just wait.
Things I want to remember:( These are not necessarily in the order they happened) The nurse coming down to the lab to stay with me until the ambulance came. Danielle holding my hand after the second scope. I felt so nasty I didn't want to talk. She just held my hand. Stephen coming as soon as he could. Saying "Mom, I am used to getting these kind of calls about Dad...not you. Alison picking flowers (dandelions) just for me. Stephen bringing his whole family to see me even though the hospital might not of been the best place for his newborn to be. Madison worried about her grandma. Every one of my family came to see me. When I got home Monica came over and fixed lunch for us and ended up cooking for every one. Blaise coming in the house and the first thing he said was "Grandma Evens are you all better now?" Alison coming in and just sitting with me for awhile when she could of went and played with her cousins.
So needless to say it has been a experience and a journey back to feeling like my old self. Until now I haven't felt like crafting anything.( That was a concern) That isn't like me. I really didn't care about a whole lot of things. Thankfully I can say that I am starting to feel like my old self. I made Thank you cards and it felt good!

Friday, April 6, 2012

 We have a new Granddaughter, Maria Joy born March 20,2012! We are so excited. She joins Alison 5, Colton 3 and Shane 2.
 I found this neat Onsie that says" Daddy says NO DATING ALLOWED" And then in small print it says"(ever)" I found a pattern for this skirt ( )
I was lucky enough to find material that matched the colors in the shirt perfectly. I just added a bow to the shirt to tie it in with the skirt. The box is a file from . I even found paper and cardstock to match the colors of the outfit!
This is a project that I found on Pinterest. This is from Heather at Me Making Do. You can get her tutorial:

I found this material at WalMart. It is all glittery which doesn't show up in the picture very well.

It has a lining and you can put a pocket in side. This was easy to make and looks awesome when you are done! I would make this again. It was so fun to do this with out a pattern.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My husband needed a name card for one of his college classes. He wanted his to out do all the others, so he brought it home for me to do! :)  So this is what I came up with. I found a golf card at
Vickie's Creative Crafting Corner. . After I was all done with it he told me I decorated the wrong side ~ lol ~

Friday, February 24, 2012

Two new scrapbook pages.

I decided that it was time to update the wall in the "grandkids" room. I have a scrapbook page of each one of them framed hanging in there. This is a recent pic of Alison goofing around with  a old pair of reading glasses that I had taken the lenses out of. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

 A friend gave me this plain "chocolate" bag recently.The color just kept begging me to do something with the bag! Yep, maybe I'm a little crazy! LOL 

 I used papers from K & Company paper pack , Life's Journey. I like these papers so much I just bought another one! The pictures on the tags are from this paper pack as well.
The rose I made with Core'dinations cardstock. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but the color worked ok. I glued green fibers behind the rose.I also glittered the rose with Martha Stewart glitter, but it doesn't show in my pic very well. The fiber that I used for the tags is just a skein of yarn I purchased a long time ago. Overall I am happy with the way it turned for my picture taking abilities to improve!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Birthday Card

Made this card for my aunt for her Birthday. All files are from
Papers used are from K's Company and some misc. that I had to coordinate. The papers were double sided so I just used one sheet, cut in half. I flipped one  over so that I had opposites.
I am not sure where I got the stripped paper I used here. It was a scrap I had saved. Those small pieces come in handy sometimes. I also inked the edges to give the paper a more antiqued look.
I made a pocket for the back to slip a letter in. This is also a free file from I just changed the size a little to make it work on the back.