Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Here's a card I stamped a while back and had in holding just for instances like this one today............................I got to do absolutely no stamping this weekend what so ever. I was so sad. You see we got an unexpected phone call Friday night, asking us if Jake would like to play in a memorial day baseball game...........I sort of snickered because the coach, which is Jake's regular season coach, put this team together and it was made up of some of the best boys. I knew he had to be desperate for a player, but he assured me he wanted to give Jake some play time and extra practice. Boy oh boy was he ever right. Jake totally got his game together over this long weekend. He plays Right field, which he's not use to quite yet, he use to always play infield, but he has such an arm he really is a great asset for the outfield (now granted he doesn't quite get that yet LOL) He got out of his batting slump and smacked the ball a couple of times, caught some great pop flies, and even perfected his bunting a bit more. He's a good bunter, and he is fast so generally it pays off if he can lay down a good bump. We played a total of 6 games over 3 days, now don't get me wrong it was great to see Jake's confidence soar, but come on really...........no stamping over a 3 day weekend + absolutely no cleaning done by hubby Grrrrrrr! 15 days until my surgery, and my family gets here. That isn't that long to get this disaterous of a house cleaned up, especially since I'm still not suppose to be doing anything. Now if you've read this far I suppose I should give you a bit of info on the card LOL. The bird is one of those $1.99 stamps from Archiver's, the ribbon is a cheapy spool I got at michael's, the swirls are from 1 of the Rhonna acrylic sets that I have purchased in the past. The bird also has a bit of bling for it's eye! Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. Hugs
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Friday, May 25, 2007

Here's a card that I stamped not too long ago....................I just love the ric rac with the little prima and bling. This is one of the new acrylic stamp set that I have been acquiring lately. I seem to be drawn to alot of them these days. On another note: I got my sugery date for my hysterectomy, and needless to say I'm so upset, I have family coming in on June 13th (mom, dad, sister, and grandma) they are coming for my brother's wedding on the 16th, which I'm making the programs for (haven't started yet BAD!!!) My whole family excluding me is in the wedding, my boys are ring bearer's and Payton is a junior bridesmaid, along with John standing up with my brother. So you guessed it, my surgery is scheduled for the 13th of June, abdominal hysterectomy................if I didn't take that date, I couldn't get it done until the last week of July, which will conflict with my hopes of getting this job that I have a lead on, since my preschool room is closing at the end of this year. There just isn't enough time to recover for school to start, we start August 14th, and I have to have a job...............or boy oh boy, we'll be starving! I so hate this situation, the stress from the problems that I'm already having, the surgery, now the date of the surgery, and the probability of the fact that I might not even be able to go to see the wedding at least long enough to see all my kids, plus the added stress that this will put on my mom is killing me, I don't even think that there is enough ice cream or chocolate in this world to help!!! So my friends please hang around even if I'm not posting as much, as I'm sure it will get worse in the near future, but I do so love all of you! Hopefully with my mom staying after the rest of my family leaves on the 18th I can recooperate a little faster and her and I can get down into the stamp room, and I can show ya some creations. Have a great day!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Another card today

Well I got downstairs, and managed to make 2 cards...............didn't take too long, I was pretty impressed with myself. I don't know that I particularly care for this one, I think I'm going to add crystal effects to the apple, to make it shiney. I know that less is more sometimes, but the white card base, I just don't know Tell me what you all think, and please be honest. That's what I need!! Thanks, hope your all having a great day!

This is a similar version of a card I stamped for my lil' sis over on SCS. It's completely all paper except for the simple greeting in the lower left hand corner, it's difficult to see in the picture, it says giggle, it's from SU! The paper is from a 6x6 paper pad from paper salon. I really like their papers, I seem to be drawn to them when I step into Archievers. Speaking of Archievers I went yesterday and picked up some new stamps.........I worked with a few of them yesterday but tired, so I don't really think I like the cards but I'll check them out again when I go back downstairs today. Although I definitely see a nap in the day! I'm not sure I'm feeling more tired today then I have been in the last week since my surgery. So we'll see how much I get accomplished today.............along with trying to stay away from the food except for the 3 basic meals + 2 snacks. I've got to get my weight back down, I hate it that since the middle of March I have been so stressed from all the health issues that all I seem to do is eat!! I use to have that stress eating thing down..........but geez not now! LOL

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Obviously as you can tell this card was made for someone specifically............My BFF Bev, nothing fancy just simple! Bev and I have been friends for probably almost 8 years?? (is that right Bev) We met through Stampin' UP! and the Puyallup Rubberstamp convention and since then we've been the closest of friends. Even though I'm almost 4000 miles away now there isn't a day that goes by that we don't talk on the phone. I love ya GF!! And one day I promise I'll be closer to home!

Ok on another non gushy note: I submitted something that I made to papercrafts, I don't know what my deal is, I think it must have been the drugs that I was taking!! LOL :) I seriously doubt it will get published, actually I know it won't but it was at least a step forward, more like a huge leap, so maybe just maybe I might get the bug again and submit something else. Hmmmmm something more to ponder!! Hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday, it's gorgeous here, but alas I'm stuck inside because I overdid it a bit yesterday!! (What on earth was I thinking??? Obviously once again I wasn't!!)
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Dr. Called

Yipeeeee!!! The biopsy came back and it was all clean. I'm so relieved, excited, elated, any other adjective you can think of! LOL I called the Gyn. and am waiting to hear back from them with a surgery date, so we'll see where that falls...............Still no stamping today, yet............Hubby and I did a few errands and I had to take a nap.............I just don't get how I can get so tired just from a few short errands. Tonight is movie night with the kiddos, we're watching Charlotte's Web, the newer one, I bought kettle Korn popcorn and fudgebars, so all should be good on the home front........LOL

The Part of You That No One Sees

You are compassionate, caring, and soothing.
You like other people to depend on you...
In fact, you don't feel right unless you are helping someone out.

Underneath it all, you feel the burden of everyone's problems.
Without your guidance, you fear that many people's worlds would fall apart.
You like to feel in charge, even if it brings you a lot of stress.


I doubt any of you know this, but I am the PTA president of my boys school. I am by far not a solicitor in any way shape or form, but when it comes to something like the auction that we have coming up at our school, I will do my best. I have sent out a few letters to some stamp companies, and I will post my letter further down in my post. My letter explains pretty much everything, but I wanted to just take a minute to personally thank Stampin' UP!, and GinaK stamps because both of those companies have answered my letters and offered to send me a donation for this auction. If anyone knows of any other stamp companies that might be willing to donate to make a wonderful basket for the this great cause I would really appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. Here is the letter: At the top of the letter is suppose to be our school mascot which is a Hornet, but for some reason he doesn't want to make an appearance here today! LOL Watch later, I'm going to try and post a new card! Keep your fingers crossed I find some stamping inspiration!

Beech Grove City Schools

5334 Hornet Avenue
Beech Grove, IN 46107

To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to you in regards to a PTA auction that our school is having. I am currently the PTA president, and in charge of coordinating items for our auction. We are currently raising money for a young man that is suffering leukemia, his family unfortunately doesn’t have health insurance, and the medical bills are mounting. I am writing to you in hopes that you would be willing to donate to this wonderful cause that we have set out to do and help me share my love of rubberstamping and crafting. I have many friends that enjoy crafting just as much as I do and I know they would be thrilled to see a basket of items geared just towards them, and their passion. I love each and every one of your products and I know that your items would bring in a nice variety to our auction table. If this is not an option I totally understand, but I wanted to contact each of you in hopes that I might be able to count on you for your support. Any small donation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much


Jennifer Hensley



Thursday, May 17, 2007

Well I'm running out of cards that I have made, so I suppose that means that I better get downstairs real soon. Hopefully I feel up to it tomorrow. I seem to get tired towards the later part of the afternoon, and in the mornings I still feel sort of tired...............still not sleeping real comfortable. I'm still waiting to hear from the Dr. with the results, keeping my fingers crossed.
This card is the Real red and Cool Carriabean color combo, and I love it. I really like this stamp set too, though I can't tell you the name of it. The background is using the new glue pad, with dazzling diamonds, I like that pad, but it seems to me that you almost have to put some sort of sealer over the top so that the glitter real stays put, anyone else find this? I also did some paper piecing on this card, the center of the red flower is paper pieced, and the bigger flower is also paper pieced. I hope your all having a great day.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'm here

Yippeeee I'm up alive and moving around. I don't feel the bestest (lol) but I don't feel horrible. I haven't taken any pain meds since bedtime last night. I took a shower today, and I can honestly say it's a good thing John was home, because I had to have him help me wrap the ace bandages back up! Needless to say it was a really long day yesterday, I started to get really nervous around 2 or so yesterday so they gave me something in my IV and I took a little nap...............but then I got the great news that they were running about an hour behind schedule, so I got to sit around the surgery room for 4 1/2 hours...............The incision is about 3" long vertically, it will be a pretty little scar! Now I'm just waiting for the biopsy results and I'll be on the phone to the gyn. to schedule that hysterectomy. Hey might as well get it done while I'm on a roll..........LOL Thanks for everyones thoughts and prayers I really appreciate them, and I'm hoping that maybe tomorrow I might get to stamp a bit, but my right arm is pretty sore, so we'll see!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I hope your all enjoying a wonderful mother's day. It's been pretty low key around here. I did get a nap in, have done a few loads of laundry and a girlfriend of mine took all 3 of the kids with here to go see SpiderMan 3 at the IMAX. I just can't do those IMAX movies. They make me so sick and give me a horrendous headache. I miss my mom and to top it all off, I am so mad I spent an arm and a leg to get her box to her yesterday, but of course it didn't show up, so no goodies for my mom today. All I have to say is that it better get there tomorow or I'm going to strangle to Post office people. This card that I posted today is one of 4 I think that I made using this color scheme, and I have to tell you, I really really like it. I just got tired of it doing that many cards in the same day. I think it will definitely be a color scheme I fall back on. I used my prismacolor pencils on this one, and boy do I love how those things lay down the color!!! For whatever reason today I just don't feel like stamping today, what's up with that...............empty house, now granted the house is a disaster and needs a good cleaning, but who feels like doing that..........LOL Well we see what happens later tonight. Talk to you tomorrow.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007


I just got done addressing a couple of RAK's to send out, and got to thinking, if any of my readers out there would like a card that I have made or one that I will make, because I have really been on a card making kick, just leave me your address or e-mail it to me, and I would be more then happy to send out some cards. I can't promise you that it will be tomorrow, but I promise I will send one your way!!! Thanks for checking out my blog and if you really like it, it would be greatly appreciated if you could pass my link along to some of your other crafting friends. Thanks so much!

Well I think I can officially say that Summer is on it's way in. Hubby loves to BBQ, so when I saw this little BBQ stamp by Amuse, I snatched it right up. Sometimes I find it really hard to work with little stamps. I'm not very good at making a scene style card, guess that's something I should work on. I think this stamp would look cute stamped and grounded with an oval stamp with a sun and some birds up in the sky..............now if I could just find the sun and the birds. LOL Hope everyone is having a great Sat. I think we're going to BBQ tonight with some friends so go out and doing something FUN!
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Well here is the $1 spot Rhonna Fharra (sp) stamp from Joann's. I really like this stamp, but I just can't seem to color it to my liking. I don't know where to stop for the tail feathers. this card just sort of abrubtly stops, my other one that I did I colored further out, but not sure I like that one either. I also am not sure about the circle punch with the HI behind it, with the bird and scallop being punched out in an oval. I do like the colors. I will definitely have to use it again. I'm off work again tomorrow, I have an appt. to sign whatever papers are neccessary for my surgery on Tuesday. I talked with a nurse from the surgery center, and got all registered with them, and now I'm starting to get a bit nervous. Luckily I can take all my meds in the morning, including my anti-anxiety med. The nurse also told me that they can give me something through my IV if I get really nervous. Good thing, because from all this stress I've been having heartburn already........LOL Won't have to worry about that since I can't eat after midnight Monday night...........it really sucks though because my surgery isn't until 3:30 in the afternoon. What's up with that. They said the surgery is an hour long, and to expect a 2 hour recovery since I've never had any surgeries of any type. Good thing John took Wed. off too, because I can't be left alone for 24 hours. Hmmmm maybe he'll feel sorry for me and do the laundry while he sits home Wed. LOL Have a great night.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

This card went out as a Bloogers Rak also. When I first started I wasn't sure which direction I was heading. It turned out pretty simple. I really like this card, but I think for some reason the scallop piece might need something, or that it's too big. Oh well it's up posted and mailed not much I can do about it now. LOL I'm currently hosting a bella image swap over on my bellaholics group on yahoo, so I can't wait until those all start to roll in. I missed out on the first swap so I'm really excited to be doing this one. So many bellas to color I just can't wait, especially since coloring is my fav. thing to do!! Have a great Wed. talk to you all soon!
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Monday, May 7, 2007

Another Blogger's rak

This is another blog rak that I sent out. I was pretty impressed with myself, because I used a sheet of 12x12 DS paper that I have stacked to the ceiling........ok so not really to the ceiling but pretty close. I actually sat myself down and said I'm going to use this whole sheet of paper even if it kills me. This usually doesn't work well for me, it seems as of late I have been only making 1 of each design that I have been coming up with, I think it's the feeling of freedom, no swaps and all the new stamp items I have been picking up. I'm just too anxious to use everything I have. I've come to the conclusion that I think I might like 8x8 paper better, that way there is less to try and use up.............LOL Well we have baseball tonight, and tomorrow, and unless the coach throws in a practice that will be it for the week, but I doubt we will get that lucky. Oh I also got some news regarding my MRI, they didn't find anything that weren't expecting, which is really good. I have a lumpectomy scheduled for 15th, and then once the biopsy comes back they'll schedule my hysterectomy. Most likely I will be done with work after the 1st surgery since I can't lift anything over 10lbs...........and last time I checked not a single one of those preschoolers weighs less then that...........LOL I'm just thankful that I finally have a date for at least 1 surgery. I really want to be up and feeling better by my brother's wedding, June 16th because my mom will be here in town and she is planning on staying for a month. Have a great night.
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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Here is one of the cards that I recently sent out for some bloggers RAK's. I have gotten so many wonderful RAKS from some of these ladies. Every single card I have received has given me inspiration in one way or another. If you aren't already a part of this wonderful group you can find the link on the right hand side of my blog. I finally had my MRI done on Friday evening. I'm hoping to hear from the Dr. on Monday. I'm calling in the a.m. to make sure they have my cell phone # so I will get the call right away, and hopefully a date for at least 1 of my surgeries. I hope your all having a great Sunday. We have Baseball Monday and Tuesday, then the rest of the week we are off until Sat. Hopefully I'll be able to get some stamping done. Have a great week!
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Friday, May 4, 2007

Well lets see, yesterday was a crappy day. No MRI, the machine broke. They aren't sure when I'll be able to get the test done. I felt like I was going to have a nervous break down yesterday. I had such a migraine, and I went to be with it, so now I feel even worse this morning. I don't know how some people are able to deal with the stress, I'm loosing my mind. I did go downstairs and make 2 cards, I want to go down over the weekend and duplicate a few. I really like how they turned out this time. They were both very simple and quick. I think I'm really starting to like those types of cards. I didn't get a chance to take a pic of them but I will post a picture of a card I did the other day. It's a shaker card that I used the scallop punch with, it took a bit of fussing but i do like how it turned out. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great Friday!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Ok now this card was totally meant for Easter but once again I made cards and they never made it out. I get so frustrated with myself. Why on earth am I like that, and it's not like I didn't like the card. I totally loved how this turned out. I guess bottom line is I'm just pure lazy. Or maybe just maybe, have too much going on and not enough time in the day to get everything done. Oh how I like that explanation so much better. LOL Well hubby has a dr. appt this morning and I'm hoping to get some stamping done but with having to pick up a baby shower cake, and go to said baby shower by around 2:30 I'm not sure that will happen. Tonight is out since I have to have that stupid MRI done at 7 pm, whoever heard of having a test like that done so late at night? I suppose I'm rambling since it's almost 4 in the morning and I'm up because I can't fall back to sleep..........Grrrr how I hate nights like this. Hope you all have a great day.

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