Saturday, August 16, 2008

An update

Bella survived her first week of school with giggles and smiles. She came home every day so excited that she was the line leader for the week. She has alot of little girls in her class this year. So, she has alot of new little friends to play with. she comes home every day telling us about a different little girl she was playing with. Last year there were nothing but little boys and just a couple girls in her class. I have to say I am happy to see more little girls.

This months Kit at Scrapbook Obsessions is amazing to say the least.
I have had a great time creating with it. I guess I need to let you all know, I don't even think I have said anything about it. J.R. and Chantel asked me to be a fill in on their team for the next several months. One of their regular design team members (that is so friggin awesome I can't imagine taking her place) everyone knows and loves some Colette! Has to take a break for the next few months.(this is temporary she is coming back I tell ya!! SHE IS!)I am very excited and happy that they thought of me to fill in for her while she is away. I am feeling a lot better and getting used to these shots so I think it will be good for me to get back to scrapping and try to get some normalcy in my life again. Lord knows the last 8 months have been anything but normal more like the middle of a train wreck where the cars are all zig zagged off the tracks explains it a little better. I think this is going to help alot. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH to my giyulls at Scrapbook Obsessions.

So back to this months kit. It is the awesome Pink Paislee Vintage Moon Collection and what a treat it is to the eyes. IT has alot of versatility. You can make your pages as simple or as complex with this kit. I have 3 examples so far:

This is a quick and easy page, that focuses more on th photos to tell the story.
I used the Die cut striped paper from the kit.
I cut the card stock to 8 and 1/2 x 10 rounding the corners.
I inked all the edges of the die cut and the cut card stock with color box fluid ink chalks in Dark brown
I used the brown and blue polka dot ribbon but turned it on the opposite side.
I took the center out of the flower and put the number 3 as its center.
I used the title AUTUMN on the top right.
In the bottom left corner I wrote "Nicholas - Boyd Pumpkin Patch, Brandon, Mississippi" with a Black extra fine tip Sharpie.
then put the year with Chipboard on the bottom right.

The colors are so vibrant. THE thickers have foil on them so they are shiny! ( you know me, I love shiny!)

When I saw the owl on this paper I KNEW I had to cut it out. HE would be so cool in 3D. SO I carefully cut it out. I added foam pop dots to it so it would lift off the page. I really wanted to focus on the guilt in this page also, So I pop dotted the center photo as well.

* I used the Threading water punch to add an edge to the top of the layer of patterned paper.
* I added flowers to accentuate the color of the pinky red lipstick used across her face in the photo.
* I used bling for the owls eyes.
* I used the ribbon for another layer of bring blue across the top holding my journaling in place.
* I added some phrases across the bottom of denial of guilt to help us question "who dun it"
* I used a number 4 in the bottom corner to remind me she was 4 years old in the photo.
* I inked all the edges.

Bling, the flowers, foam pop dots, and threading water punch, not included in kit.

The journaling reads: Sometimes I wonder if all 4 year olds are as mischievous as you. I cannot turn my head
for a second or you are into something. It has been that way since you were able to crawl. I had to laugh
under my breath especially when I saw the shoes, as you walked; little puffs of powder came out the back
like smoke behind you. It almost made me forget the fact you ruined your uniform and my make up a
nightmarish afterthought. I am so glad I got these photos to torment you with as you get older.

Wasnt me***** Make up? What Make up? ******* Did you SEE ME do it? ****** I WANNA TALK TO MY NANA!!

For step by step instructions on how to make this page, go here:

THE Journaling says:
I Pray you never forget the snuggles, the kisses and hugs. How good nana smells.
How beautiful she is inside and out. Her generous giving nature, but most of all
how much she adores you!

I used the September kit Pink paislee Harvest moon collection.
Black cardstock
Pink Paislee Vintage moon: Harvest moon, moon pie, moon Glade
American Craft Thickers
Prima Flowers
lace paper
Banana Bliss powder puff (add on in kit)
Blue Hawaiian powder puff (came in kit)
KI lace cardstock

* not in the kit
7 gypsies photo turns
hobby lobby pearl and jewel stickers
making memories journaling book
Basic grey buttons
Bazzill Just the edge strips
colorbox fluid chalk inks

For more information on these layouts,other inspiring creations by the Scrapbook Obsessions Design Team and the kit be sure and check out SCRAPBOOK OBSESSIONS.

The injections are going pretty good. They said I would get used to it I guess they knew what they meant. Still having a bit of headache and tired but NOTHING like it was. I did ask the dr about Tysabri the IV that you can take once a month and he just looked at me with a blank stare. I wonder about this dr. sometimes. I know he is very intelligent I can't imagine having to retain and remember all the information he has. I often wonder if he has me confused with some other patients. Im so glad John goes with me I always forget a lot of what I wanted to tell him in the midst of all of it.
We told him about some different symptoms and he just gave us blank stares like it could or could not be the MS. It is just weird. We already KNEW it could or Couldn't be it, when we went went in the first place. I get a lot more answers from the support group I go to online than I do from my dr. Sad huh. I guess that it's kinda good, These people live it every day so they KNOW what is what. They have helped me understand a lot of weird things that have happened. HE IS taking me off the carbatrol though so maybe that will help with some of the nauseau and things going on. HEY ONE LESS MED TO TAKE MAKES ME HAPPY!! One less med to pay for makes John very happy.

It is doing a whole lot of raining here today. I hope you are having a good day where ever you are.


About Me. said...

I truly think you need to find a new neurologist. If you are having new symptoms you could be relapsing and if he does not know about Tysabri then I am truly scared.

Patti Smith said...

The layouts are fabulous Nancy..I'm so glad you are designing in Colette's are such an inspiration Nancy not only in scrappin' but in everyday life....(((HUGS))))) Patti

Lynn said...

woo hooo congrats on your dt gig!! so good to see you "out and about" again!!!! your inspirition and courage is truly humbling.

DebW said...

Magnificent stuff as always! Glas you're feeling better too!!

Adrienne said...

KEEPING you in my prayers Nancy!!! Great Lo's!

Athene said...

Awesome layouts Nancy! I am so glad you are doing better. If you have some questions about the Tysabri, let's talk. I am so glad you are feeling better and getting back to your old self!!!

Aubree said...

You are doing an amazing job on this DT! These layouts are truly some of your best yet! and the pixs are just too cute. Gorgeous!!! Glad you are feeling a little better.

Vickie Lee said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better. Congrats on your temporary DT assignment. Love the layouts you did. I just got this kit in the mail today and now I can scraplift from you - love it!! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Didi said...

Whoohoo! So glad that you are feeling up to scrappin again...and God knew you were so had a little job all ready for you!

Julie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these pages!! You finally scrapped the makeup pics! Awesome!! hehehehe
I'm glad the shots are helping and you are feeling better!! You have no idea how happy that makes me!



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