Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dreams come true... It's pickle barrel time from Keystone Scraps & how to get a freebie!

This is a day late sorry...
 Welcome to this month’s Pickle Barrel weekend. The Pickle Barrel is a once a month promotion that last only from noon on Friday until midnight Monday. Everything in the Pickle Barrel is just $1…. BUT if you pick up Keystone's scraps whole 6 piece Pickle Barrel Collection… you’ll also get a FREE BONUS!!  This month’s Pickle Barrel is truly enchanting  Introducing Dreams Comes True:11150313_10205056898795791_8300255729387962353_n
Here's what I did with this amazing kit...

Here’s a little goodie to get you started on a enchanting  page!  I have made a little freebie from the Dreams Come True packs! 11141208_10205062913546156_4780294303499709401_n (1)
Click on the preview to go to Keystone Scraps Blog to pick it up!

Happy Scrapping Ya'All!

pity party on asile 5...

What else is a blog for except to vent, to rant, to share. So today Im using this as kinda my journal to get some stuff off my chest.

There is this sweet guy that used to come in and send money to his kids in kenya. He was born and raised there . The other day I was working in self checkout, and he needed help.
He started talking to me about stuff. at the end he said thanks for listening to me sometimes
thats all people really need is to talk to someone and get things off there chest..
He was definately right.

As some of you that have kept up with my blog know, I have had cancer.
 In august of 2012 I found out I had cervical cancer. In October I had it frozen.
In March of 2013 I found out I then had Uterine cancer, that was frozen in October almost a year to the date.
I was doing fine until my 6 month check and I found out that it was back.
After a looong road I was able to have my cancer frozen in September of 2014 .
My 6 week check came and more than 3 weeks later I finally got the good news that my cancer was still gone.. All clear. I was estatic!
Thursday. The chemo that helped get rid of my cancer damaged my heart muscles and kidneys.
I have been taking pills and trying to get it under control. But it has been a downward battle.
Im constantly getting kidney infections, & Im soo tired all the time.
After an incident, I was made to go get a complete workup and tests done on Thursday.
I have been given lisinopril and coreg. I need to take these for the next couple of months, to see if any improvement is happening. if it's not. their next step is to put in a pacemaker.
This has freaked me out. When my cancer was froze last time I died on the operating table and
since then I have had nightmares about it.
I did not see any light or even know it happened, I just went out and remember waking up with my chest sore. But I have had nightmares about this since then, So the thought of going under is
terrifying to me. Not to mention that I have struggled with my body image forever and the pictures I have seen of a pacemaker is saddening to me.
I know that sounds superficial. I also know that  there are people that have lost their battles with cancer or are fighting it now, that are worse off than me.
Sometimes it makes me feel guilty for feeling the way I do, but I also think I did go
through all that stuff and I do have a right to feel this way sometimes.
It sometimes feels like it's never gonna get better. I made it through all the chemo and survived the cancer only to have this drawback.
I don't dwell on it, But I will admit to having myself a couple of pity parties, then I get over it and go on.
So thanks for letting me share, now to go get some tings done.

Happy Saturday Ya'All!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Reach for the stars... from Ldrag Designs

Im excited to share that I am now part of LDrag Designs Ct team!

Since I was a little late for the release I did ask to make some layouts using her previous kit
Reach for the stars.
This kit is super cute
In A Galaxy far Away and so many more out of this world alien encounters is what this collection is all about!
This product contains
19 papers (7 solids & 12 patterns)
1 full metal alpha with uppercase, lowercase, numbers and some punctuation.
and 66 ellies.
 there are also some coordinating products for this:
You can find these here:
She also has a freebie on her blog to coordinate. Head over and check it out!
Here's what I did with the kit...

Happy Scrappin Ya'All!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Super Heroes!, A new release from Magical Scraps Galore

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's Magical Scraps Galore's latest release, Super Heroes!! 

Super Heroes is a retro comic-book style kit that has come to your rescue in your scrapping needs!  With its halftone effects and bright colors, this fantastic collection is full of superhero stuff and comic-strip drawings, and is the perfect choice for adding some BANG and KA-BOOM to your layouts and projects. 

You can get it at Scraps N Pieces and GingerScraps at 30% off through April 16th:



Some inspiration from the Magical Scraps Galore creative team:

CT Karrie has created this fantastic freebie, just for you!
Click on the preview to download:

And you can also win this fabulous coordinating add-on that Marina created as a participation prize for challenge #277 at MouseScrappers, hosted by CT Annette:

And that's all for today! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Happy Scrappin Ya'All!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Make it Monday!.. Wood pallet sign

Happy day after Easter everyone!
I hope you all had a great day, I know I did.
Me & hubby went to my my sisters house, & spent the day with my mom, my sister & her boyfriend,
her 2 kidlets,  (my amazingly awesome nephews), & my brother.
We watched the boys hunt eggs, watched big hero 6 & ate the most yummilicious food..
cuz everyone knows that mom's food is always the best!
Then when we picked up the stepson, we ran to grab some stuff from walmart & since he didn't get to celebrate easter, we went to the casion river buffet and ate...MMM crepes!
family, food & fun..
what could be better?
Now don't get jelly but my mom made my sister & I these adorable little bunnies
Okay so for Easter, I made my sister a distressed wood sign, & since Easter is
over I can now share.
I saw a realy cute sign on pintrest that said you are my sunshine. I had heard my sister say she liked that saying... soo lightbulb moment.
yep I decided to give it a try.

Wood Pallet sign

I used wood fence board for my sign but you can just as easily use pallet wood.
( I can never figure out how to get those suckers disassembled lol)
*I originally cut my boards 24 inches, but the top part of the fence made it uneven . So I evened that up. I cut 3 peices. So my sign is around 16 1/2 by 22.
I then used some thicker boards I had left from a previous project and using wood screws
attached to the back to hold all the pieces together. ( I used 2 pieces across the entire length)
*Next I spray painted the front and sides of my sign BLACK. I knew I was going to distress this. and thats the color I wanted showing through.
* when that was dry I took cream colored acrylic paint and started painted over the wood. Since this was distressed looking, I left areas not covered as much so black showed through.
* Now I took a plate and drew the circle and painted it yellow, again not painted it a solidarity color just more in some spots less in outhers.
*Next came the words, I drew this out on printer paper then colored the back of the paper with black crayon. I then taped it to my sign where I wanted it, and traced with a pen over the letters... transferring the pattern with the crayon..
*I used a navy blue to paint the letters, I did paint this one in pretty solid, hower I did distress it later with a dremel tool.
*I then took a light turquoise color and made a line on bottom & on at the top.
* I sanded it in places to give it a more of a distressed look and ...
Here it is with the little owl I picked up at the dollar general for her, I however decided it needed a bow. so I made one for it :)

Happy Craftin Ya'All!
until next time...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Somebunny loves you. a new release from Anna BV Designs

Anna Bv Designs has a new kit out just in time for easter
Somebunny loves you

Pickleberry- bundle
pickleberry- peices

how about a little inspiration!
Happy Scrappin Ya'All!

Panda- Monium a new release from Magical Scraps Galore

Hello friends! A new month means it's time for Bits N Pieces, so take a look at what Magical Scraps Galore is bringing you this month! 

Panda-Monium is an oriental style collection including some super cute Pandas and lots of Chinese-inspired goodies as well as non-themed elements. In beautiful pinks and greens, this collection is just in time to welcome spring, and is perfect to scrap your pictures at the China Pavilion in Epcot, a vacation to Asia, a visit to your local botanical gardens, a night out at your favorite Chinese restaurant, a visit to Chinatown, a recent adoption, and so much more!

You can buy each pack for only $1 until April 7th, exclusively at Scraps N Pieces.

Here's some inspiration from the Magical Scraps Galore creative team:

Thank you and have a great day!