Sunday, September 30, 2012

Robyn's Fetish --challenge #127- Stitching, real or faux

Happy Kinda Sunny Sunday!  I have had a rough few days with my own pain, but a NICE visit with my mom. I went up and stayed overnight with her her 2nd night after breast surgery, and helped her shower the next day, took over her outer bandage and all. I am SO happy and proud that she changed her mind and had the mass removed. They aren't going to do anything else, and she sees the breast doc in 2weeks.  Mom turned 86 on the 21rst, she looks great and her incision looks great!!  Hubby will hopefully be starting PT and OT this week. I am SO happy and proud of him also for getting the brace, and it is helping immensely!
Once again, Thank you to all of you that sent well wishes etc!

Now onto the card for this week  over at ROBYN'S FETISH challenge blog
we were to use some stitching , real or faux...I had to go with faux...I still am in need of a working machine, and my hands were not in a place to do hand stitching this week (which was my original plan)

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the winner will receive a $21 voucher to the store! WOW!!

I used Sunbonnet Thimble (sewsun)

Card stock for the card itself, ribbon and the markers are all STAMPIN' UP. The textured, slightly shiny card stock is  older and by MRS. GROSSMAN, The striped paper is new by MY MIND'S EYE. I used Stickles by RANGER on the needle and pins. The glitter buttons were rec'd as a RAK and the package says MICHAEL'S. I used decorative scissors to cut the image, sentiment and card stock. my tiny paper piercer to makes the holes all around the image, across the top and bottom of sentiment, and in the corners. I used my SAKURA Glaze pen in black for my stitching. Running stitch, hand stitch, and cross stitch.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Challenge #10 at THE GAME...Four Squares-newly edited

Hello everyone, I am a day late posting my own post...I posted on THE GAME from my Mom's house after emailing her all our pics. LOL



Create a 4 X 4 or other square size art with 4 squares on it, featuring at least 3 images. The fourth square can be another image or a quote something like that.  PLEASE go join us!
I made (making---as it is a WIP, almost done though)
a 12 x 12 Scrapbook page with 4 squares on it! 
The paper is "kraft resist" from Tim Holtz for RANGER. I used a handful of the TH Distress inks (I finally have them ALL, but not the re-inkers, yet) by RANGER to color the paper. I also used them on the card stock squares. Card stock is STAMPIN' UP.
The square with my kids on it, and the square with the moon and the witch hat, are both pockets, raised on foam tape. This is where I will put the journaling. The Moon Images are from RETRO CAFE ART GALLERY. the ribbon is from my stash, which was part of a de-stash purchase from someone else LOL.
I used a fine point sharpie to write.
"1999;  They are a long way from Goodnight Moon."
meaning my kids are growing up quick, LOL.

In this picture; April is 17, Tom is 13.5, and Amanda is 12.  Forgot to say...Tom is a Punk Rocker (dog collar and matching belt, are the real McCoy bought for him by me in Philly---I was still living on campus-he is also wearing mascara and black nail polish and lipstick...I think lipstick), Amanda is a hippie (I got that dress in a thrift store...hippie dress in beige with brown trim, I used one of my cool fabric paint dying techniques with blues and purples. She is wearing 2 different shell necklaces, a wire twisty choker, and has a painted peace sign on her cheek) April is a Cat...with a way skimpy mail ordered costume (she was living with her dad that year...I wouldn't have allowed this)

I do not plan on embellishing this page too much, as I like the words on the page, and I already covered up so many, I really hate the idea of covering more.

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Four Squares

Sunday, September 23, 2012

HUBS & Robyn's Fetish challenge #126

Hi everyone and HAPPY, SUNNY SUNDAY!!
GREAT NEWS!...My Husband is home and has his new brace on his foot/lower leg. It makes a huge difference in his gait and balance...not fixed, but muchly improved. His stomach meds are doing their job also, and his glucose is somewhat behaving!!  Thanks soooo VERY much for all the well wishes!

This week over at
we are making
Our sponsor is
The winner will receive 
3 digi images of their choice.

Since Ron was still in the hospital I wanted something simple but yet NEW-TO-ME.
I decided on one of those great jumbo Paper-clip bookmarks!
My image is COCKATU- Jungle Friends!
The image is colored with PRISMACOLOR pencils and blending pencil. I used Stickles by RANGER on the leaves. I also used Liquid Pearls by RANGER around the scallops. The punch and card stock are both from STAMPIN' UP. The jumbo paper clips (3.5" long) are MAINSTAYS from Walmart.
I folded the card stock in half, and put it into the punch, with the fold just shy of the top scallops, and punched. that way the fold remained. I then attached my little Cockatu. I opened it up and laid a line of beacon's 3-in-1 glue around the outer edge and a blog in the middle. I put the top of the paper clip into this blob of glue and pressed down, all around the metal, and inside the loop also. I also pressed down along the edges all the way around, and did so for a few minutes. Once it seemed to be holding all over I laid it down and rubbed it real good both front and back, and then added the stickles and liquid pearls!
This is a great book mark!
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BOOKMARK creations!!
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Robyn's Fetish challenge #125...Back to school

Hello everyone!

It that time of the year!! and here at
ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE BLOG, we are sharing it with our
BACK TO SCHOOL creations
our lovely sponsor this week is
the winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice!
and right now there is also 
a HUGE SALE going on at Robyn's Fetish, 
see the button at the top left of my blog!

I used Robyn's image "Backpack"

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The Stamping Boutique ...back to school

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Poisoned Peas Please- Challenge #7...STEAMPUNK

Hello everyone, this is almost a week late, as you may or may not be aware my husband was acutely ill and in the hospital, he is still there but doing much better!

Challenge #7 at 
is "Steam Punk"
our lovely sponsor is
the winner will receive
3 images from the sheet below

I used the image "Child of Morelia"
I made a 6 X 6 twisted easel card. I used the SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS image, along with 2 images from DEZINAWORLD (the top hat and the valve). The Gears Balloons were a freebie from the internet.
All card stock is STAMPIN' UP. Printed paper by MY MINDS EYE. I ran a piece of the burgundy card stock through my CUTTLEBUG gears embossing folder, brushed on cream paint, then wiped most of it off. I used my Gears by Tim Holtz for SIZZIX Die, and my Cogs punch by STAMPIN' UP. on silver paper, small corrugated chipboard, and the burgundy card stock. I have plastic coated wire in play, as well as 7GYPSIES tiny paper clips, and  a MAKING MEMORIES vintage pin- it holds the tag that says; "Get carried away".  I also used just a bit of Stickles by RANGER on the spider web on the candelabra and chair to her left.
Child of Morelia and the balloons were colored with my STAMPIN' Up markers and a couple of other water color pens. Because we are "Poisoned Peas" I also made her look "zombie like"

Here are some close-ups:

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Update on Ron and I'M BAAAACK!!

Hello all, I have only posted here initially about Ron...all other updates has been on FB.
 but this one is the best and it also allows me to get some of my life back on track.

The blockage has either fixed itself, or it is tiny...they may do a "camera capsule" study as an out patient. BUT for now, he is doing sooo much better.
bottom line info:

he has severe gastritis and esophagitis, they think it has been going on for years, and he has been asymptomatic.  now on tummy meds for the rest of his life.

He has cleared his bowels...YEA!

He is in "Transitional" care now, and slated for possible discharge on Wednesday! SUPER Yea!!

I wish to thank all of you who prayed, and sent positive thoughts and healing energies!

Be well, and take care!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hubby Update

Surgery is a possibility but not happening today, and I was told he was having a 2nd CT scan this afternoon.

UPDATE: Ron did NOT have a2nd CT scan, they scoped him. he has gastritis (inflammation) "DUH! he has been vomiting, and had a Tube down his esophagus and into his stomach." (I said in my mind---sometimes Hospital staff totally baffle me, remember I am a healthcare professional, so i know this stuff, and anatomy)

So I said to the nurse, "so, he has gastritis AND a blockage?" answer: "I don't kno

w, I guess"
me: I thought he had a blockage
answer: "yes"
me: ok, but you just said you didn't know
answer: "we won;'t know for sure til all the tests are done, and the gastro doc and surgeon consult with one another"
me: what other tests are they doing?
answer: "a colonoscopy tomorrow morning"
me: the blockage is in the early part of his small bowel, a colonoscopy only reaches to the end of the large bowel.
answer: "right"
me: Ok, you are now officially confusing me, I am calling his doctor.
answer: "ok"
me: My husband would like some watermelon, watermelon becomes liquid, so can he have some?
answer: "sure"
me: does he still have the NG tube in? As i know that could cause swallowing issues, I won't bring Watermelon, if the tube is still in.
answer: "yes you are right about the swallowing, but the tube is out."

This nurse is off duty at 7pm...Thank the Universe! I am going to spend the rest of the day at Ron's bedside, with some watermelon!

Thank you again for all your continued support and I will keep you all updated.


Emergency...will be out temporarily

Ron needs emergency surgery of some type involving his digestive system...I am waiting for the doctor for more info, and my children to come home, the nurses can't tell me more, than the fact that he has "some kind of blockage" and that they had "to put a tube down his nose into his stomach for draining"

PLEASE continue to pray, and send healing energies also.
I am a wreck...
he is far from perfect but he is my soul mate and we have been together almost 28 years. I am so not ready for ...I do not even want to think about it.

Thank you.

(for those unaware he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night because his glucose was over 600)

Susan G

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #123...Pearls,swirls and glitter

Happy Sunday all!  It is a bit overcast here. No special plans for this Labor day weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

This week over at
we are creating using 
Pearls, Swirls, and Glitter (I only used a tad of glitter)
Our lovely sponsor is 
 who gave us all this really cool "Paris" set
we had to use at least 2 of the images, (I used 3)
THE WINNER will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Melonheadz Illustrating store


Card stock: BAZZILL, printed paper: ME & MY BIG IDEAS, all flowers and leaves (except 2): WILD ORCHID CRAFTS, Pins: WILD ORCHID CRAFTS, Images: MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATING, Colored with: PRISMACOLOR PENCILS and blending pencil, Ribbon:  stash, and STAMPIN' UP, pearls(swirls): BASIC GREY.
The glitter is on the white ribbons around the little pearls.

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Pearls, Swirls, and Glittered creations

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge #8...THE GAME is Hide-n-Seek

Hi everyone...I am sharing an ATC that has something HIDDEN, which is the challenge this fortnight at THE GAME!

This ATC is a bit older, being made in April, it was for a swap on the Yahoo ARTchix group...But I do not believe I ever had them on my blog.

It was called "Meet the ARTchix"...we had to use our faces in artchix images.  I made 3 sets, as it was a large group, and then I made sure everyone got all 3 images I made of myself. I did this by actually making a 2 layer ATC, in other words one big POCKET ATC, and I inserted a pulled out that was folded, the other 2 images that the recipient didn't get on that Actual ATC, on a smaller scale, and on the inside is some info about me.

 Shows the pull out

 this side of the pull out shows SUSAN'S SPIRIT

 This side shows SORROWFUL SUSAN

 The other side, with my info

 a picture of them both

 a view of the top of the Pocket ATC
 A view of the pull out slightly out

 The back
ALL images, and most of the embellishments are from ARTchix Studios.

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