Saturday, October 26, 2013

It’s Good To Be Back…

Hi all, I missed you so much while I was away! I wanted to check-in a couple of times while I was away but the hotel had horrible internet and I had to sit on the toilet just to connect, lol. The bathroom was the ONLY place we could connect and even then it wasn’t the best so I didn’t bother to take the time.

I’m glad to be home .. unfortunately, I started to get sick on the last night with a sore throat which has turned into a horrible cold.  I didn’t sleep much last night at all for all the coughing I was doing.  I felt bad for my poor hubby but he said it was okay because he’s still on vacation and didn’t have to get up for work this morning, lol.  I guess the long days and exhausting trekking all around NYC was enough to do me in. But I had fun anyhow. I was glad to be able to veg out in the car yesterday for the ride home, though.

My husband did really well on the trip. If you remember, he had injured the tendons in his knee before we left and we weren't sure how he was going to be with all the walking we were going to be doing. We took it slow and allowed him to rest as needed. The knee brace I bought him helped a lot. We also let him have the day off to rest at the hotel on Wednesday while my girls and I did some girly stuff like shopping and seeing a musical! We had a blast but he was missed .. and when we got back to the hotel at night and asked him if he missed us, too, he said he was getting a little lonely without us. What a sweetheart !

I'm hoping to get downstairs to my craft dungeon later today to make some cards so I’ll come back and post them when they are finished.

Have a great day, everyone, and I’ll “talk” to you all later.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sorry About The Mix-Up

Since I was away in NYC this past week, I had set the freebie up before I left so you could grab it this morning because I didn’t know exactly when I’d be returning.  I had everything under control, uploaded, and scheduled to post today BUT I forgot to change the links! Silly me…so sorry about that!!!!   I just got home and saw all your posts regarding my mistake.  It’s fixed now for anyone who wants to grab today’s Friday Freebie :-)

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

News & More…

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to pop in and apologize for not being online much this past week.  My husband was diagnosed with arthritis in the knee a couple of weeks ago .. which may not sound like a big deal but .. this past week he was at work and when he was walking up the stairs to the break room something happened to his knee that caused him severe pain and he almost wasn’t able to complete the upward journey.  He basically had to go up the rest of the stairs on his behind because the pain was that bad.  He called me at work and told me I needed to take him to the hospital because he wasn’t sure what was going on – just that he was in agony.  I thought maybe the knee popped out if its joint or something.  Well, after 4 hours of waiting at the hospital he was told that he had torn some ligaments in the knee (due to the weakness from the arthritis) and nothing much could be done except to RICE (rest, ice, compress and elevate) it.  He was given Tylenol 2’s for pain.  So we came home and he has been on complete bed rest since Tuesday.

We ended up back at the hospital last night because he discovered a huge lump behind the knee which was really painful.  After another 5.5 hours of waiting, the doctor told him that he’d developed a baker’s cyst from fluid build up due to the ligament damage.  Again, nothing can really be done and he was told to continue RICE’ing it and take some Advil (anti-inflammatory) every 4 to 6 hours along with the Tylenol 2’s as necessary.  He hasn’t wanted to use the Tylenol much because it upsets the tummy and causes bowel difficulties (makes it hard to poop, lol).

Having said ALL of THAT, I wanted to let you know that we are supposed to be leaving for New York City tomorrow for a 5 day visit.  The doctor said we shouldn’t cancel our trip but that he should try to limit walking.  Well, we all know that NYC & walking go hand-in-hand so I’ve been researching scooter (motorized wheelchair thingy’s) rentals.  We’ll see how it goes.

Because of our trip, I won’t be online at all for the next week.  I hope to create a Friday Freebie today and schedule it to post on Fri (Oct 25th) so please check for it.  I’ll be posting some cards after I return as well.  Haven’t had a lot of time to create lately, lol.

Wish us luck in NYC.  I’ll see you when I get back.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Nikki C for being chosen as the Birthday Candy winner!  Nikki, contact me by email within the next 7 days with the name & contact information of the person you referred to collect your prize.  My email address can be found on the top of the left-hand sidebar under the "About Me" information.

1. Pumpy  4. caroline w  7. Sidelle Menon  
2. Kathryn  5. Suman  8. Rosalie Young  
3. Melissa Deuss KaDoodle Bug  6. Sidelle Menon  9. Nikki C  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hurry!! Last Day To Get In On Birthday Candy!!

You only have until tomorrow at midnight to get in on the fabulous Birthday Candy giveaway so if you haven't entered yet, click on the link below and add your linky.  If you refer someone and they become a follower you'll get an extra entry in the draw.  Good luck!

http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/2013/09/birthday-time-giveaway.html

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Friday Freebie…

I must apologize again for being late with the Friday Freebie … but at least I got it out while it’s still Friday this time, lol.  As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clear It Out Mid Post Challenge Card–Thank You

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It’s mid-post time and I’m sharing what I made using this adorable image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I colored her with my copics and Bic Mark-Its. 

Skin/Cheeks – E0000/00/11, R20/22

Dress/Hair Bow  – V12/15/17

Pumpkins – Harvest Orange

Shoes - E37

 

 

I embossed my white cardstock with a folder from Cuttlebug.  I sponged over it with some rose ink by Tim Holtz.  Love me some Tim Holtz, lol.

 

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The required item for this challenge was to use an old sentiment.  I chose to use the velum statement from a package that I purchased years ago but have never used.  I chose the word rejoice because I have many reasons to rejoice and be thankful for so many things in my life.  I embossed the “thank you” below it with black embossing powder.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  For more challenge details, hop on over to the Clear It Out Blog.  Hopefully I will see your entry there soon.   Enjoy and don’t forget to go enter my giveaways!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Friday Freebie…

When the stink did it become Saturday and who hid my Friday?  Ok, so time flies but never fear .. it’s a little late but the Friday Freebie is still here.   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Thanksgiving

It's October and here in Canada the leaves are starting to change. Not only do we have Halloween on the 31st and get to see all the little cuties dressed up but, we also celebrate Thanksgiving mid month! 

Theme: Thanksgiving/Thankful

Stash item: A left over sentiment from another project (could be a partial rub on for example).

You have 2 weeks to play along (until October 16th).

You can make any paper crafting project you like just make sure to follow the theme and stash item. Only entries using a 'thankful' theme, a leftover sentiment, and have a  link back to us will be qualified to win. Don't miss out because you forgot ;) 

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Thanksgiving is a time where I reflect on the things I am thankful for so I chose to make a card for a friend who has always been there for me through the good times and the bad times.  The sentiment is made from a stamped image that I put aside for another card but decided to use it here instead.  I sponged around the edges in brown ink and colored the letter in with my brown copics.

 

 

Scarecrow Girl_copics_lacys_apieceofheartblogI colored the image using copic markers.

  • Skin/Cheeks – E0000/00/11, R20/22
  • Eyes – B06
  • Hair -- E29/37
  • Hat/Dress/Boots – E13/29/37/
  • Corn & Stalks – Y17, YG01/05
  • Fence – E74/77/79

 

You can find out more about this challenge on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.  I’d love for you to join us.

Don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAYS to win some awesome prizes.