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I am a wife to Ron and the mother to 3 kids: Alexis, Jake and Cian. We are expecting our newest miracle Grace Elizabeth on or around December 12th 2011. I love to scrapbook and make cards and want to share my passion with you! Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jeanette's Color Me Monday Combo

Jeanette Lynton, President and CEO of Close To My Heart has a weekly blog that she does and often inspires me to make something using her Color Combos that she provides every week. This week the combo was a non-traditional one for Halloween that I LOVE! I wanted to share with you a project that Jeanette created and I copied, although I changed a few things. If you want to see more of Jeanette's weekly postings on the right side of my blog you will see a list of Blogs that I follow. Just follow the link to Jeanette's work, you won't be disappointed.

These are some dollar bin stamps that me and my girlfriend Amy found at Michael's. I am pretty much an acrylic stamping kind of girl, but for a dollar? I couldn't resist and the stamps actually gave clean images the first time I used them. Be sure and check them out. This is another creative way to keep stamping in a tight economy.

Here I used some chipboard letters from CTMH and wrapped the "O" in embroidery floss in black. I drew some of the web on the letter and then sponged the letters in black ink to give them a shadowy kind of look. The dollar store stamps went well with my letters. I love the happy little spider hanging off the web.

Here is the finished layout. I am using mine as a Halloween door hanging but you can use it as a layout in a scrapbook as well. Just add a few pictures to the squares and Viola'! Hope you enjoy this project and thank you for being patient with me about posting my artwork. I think my MoJo is coming back.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sorry It's Been Awhile

Hello Everyone, I wanted to post a message to you as to why it has been so long since I have posted some artowrk. I found out I was pregnant in August and we were elated! This was my 3rd pregnancy and from the very beginning things didn't seem right. I bled slightly the whole time, which I never did with my other two pregnancies.

Time went on and we got to see our baby on ultrasound. Everything looked good and the baby had a heartbeat of 160 and was moving its arms on the ultrasound at 8 weeks! The following week I started bleeding heavily and knew in my heart something was wrong. I went back to the doctor and on the ultrasound we learned that our baby no longer had a heartbeat.

Needless to say we were devastated. I had to tell my kids which was the hardest thing of all. I was not sure if I wanted to let the miscarriage happen naturally or have a D&C but this past Thursday I woke up and had heavier bleeding and the cramping began. My body knew that my baby died and was trying to do what it needed to do.

I called my doctor and she encouraged me to come to the hospital to have a D&C that night. So I did that Thursday. It was scary to go into an operating room for the first time. But everything went well and I went home that night. I have just been recovering at home on the couch this weekend. I was 10 weeks along and the emotions have hit me today.

I have no appetite and dont feel like doing a damn thing. I am content to just be. Sometimes I want to yell and scream and other times just wail as loud as I can. I can't explain how this feels. I can tell you that my husband has been wonderful in every aspect of the word. Our 5 year anniversary is next week and I am sure it will be a special one for us. He is the best gift I have ever been given. I know with time things will get better, but for today they suck royally. Thanks for listening and wishing me well. I will post again when I feel like being crafty.