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BLEH!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

You may wonder where I’ve been lately. Me too! I’ve been under the weather for quite some time and finally went to the doctor to find out what the haps is with my body. I’ve been having crazy symptoms… everything from dizziness to severe pain in my neck, shoulders, legs, and twitching in my toes. I’m always cold and I can’t concentrate to save my life. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I went to the doc for my physical that I missed last year and told the doc about my symptoms,  my blood work came back fine, my mammogram and pap smear where all good.. next we did an MRI on my head. It came back clear as well. So we tried something for dizziness… a week later I’m back at the docs feeling even worse.  By then my toes were twitching and my feet were blue. So next stop is a Neurologist. You know how the medical field is… Hurry up and wait. I set my appointment and it gets moved to the following week as the doctor gets the flu. So waiting, wait, wait,

Finally last week I saw the neuro doc and he does all the usual physical tests on my to see if my muscles are working correctly with my nerves and my brain. I passed this test. Next… more blood work.

I have impossible veins for some reason. I have been poked so many times and they can’t seem to find a way in. So I always request a butterfly needle in my hand. It’s easier for everyone in the long run and I walk out with less bruises.  They ended up using both hands last Friday as after one hand gave a tube of blood it called it quits. I now have nice big round bruises on the fronts of both of my hands. At least I match!

Now I’m waiting for a call from the doc… and I’m feeling worse. I ache all over. I can’t tolerate the cold, I’m turning blue and white from it. I think they think it’s rheumatoid arthritis with Raynaud’s disease, but I think it’s hypothyroidism with Raynaud’s disease.

As usual when going to a doctor, when you have a history of depression and panic/anxiety they tend to write off symptoms that might be related to the following as … “all in your head”… but I know my body… and I know I’m sick.

If you’re a praying person I’d appreciate if you send one up on my behalf for a swift diagnosis so I can get on the mend asap!

Thanks for listening… I’ll be back tomorrow with the final commission piece I finally finished! Thank God for the extended deadline on this project!

Dream

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Dream

Finally… the second commission is done. This was so much fun. It’s got layer upon layer of love. Using gesso board I started by using crumpled tissue and then washing it with color. after I had the sky and the ground defined I added texture to the background with crackle medium, flocking material, black lava, and more. I used a brick patterned stencil for the foreground and used texture flakes on the bricks. I painted them with 2 shades of red and sponged some black in to finish them off. I used acrylic fibers for the grass and some jute for the flowers, topping them with pearl embellishments and mini beads. The houses are made from wooden shapes covered with a variety of collaging paper and topped with window dressing. I added butterflies and applied sparkle glaze over the top of them and then used mini Scrabble tiles to complete the painting.

I had great fun with this and hope that the recipient enjoys it for years to come.

Happy thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

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May your Thanksgiving be bountiful and I hope that you have as much to be thankful for as I do.

Paper, Scissors, Cloth

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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I used gorgeous fabric for this ATC. The texture is scrumptious. The backing is a fiber “looking” paper in an awesome berry color that’s perfect for fall. I glued the fabric onto the body and but it out, then I sponged the edges with maroon and on the back, I used both maroon and green. The embellishments are washers from the hardware store that I used alcohol inks on and wrapped with green hemp cord. Fun, simple, and downright gorgeous. I’m loving the autumn colors.

I took care of business today by getting my yearly mammy-gram out of the way. As a reward I was gifted these pretty pinkies!

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The cookie is because it’s BCA month… and the beads and applique are for doing the right thing and getting it done. Each year the radiology department I go to gives out “flair” for doing your dos. It’s incentive and encouragement for those who need a nudge. I’m now wondering what I’ll be making with the bling!

Get the girls taken care of ladies! God Bless till tomorrow and my final entry in my BCA Month series.

Belly Dancer

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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This Belly Dancer ATC marks day 29 of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month ATC series. Using lavender, black, and gold with a black/purple glitter background this card struts it’s stuff. I’ll be working on tomorrow’s card tonight as I have an appointment for some blood work and my mammogram tomorrow… Oh yeah… flat as a pancake time.

I’m way behind today on everything but it was well worth it. My parents came to visit and we had a great time. I’ll be going to their place after the election to play with paints with Mom and more than likely hitting our favorite variety store.

Christmas is coming up soon peeps… whatcha making everyone? Do share!

Tata for now. I have dinner to make and mail to read. Winking smile

Winged Warrior

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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May the Angels of the Lord watch over you… guide you, protect you, and serve you in all of your ways.

Have a blessed Sunday and I’ll see you again tomorrow for Day 29 in my BCA Month ATC Series.

With no Thorns

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

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Life with no thorns is impossible, but we can do our best to keep them out of where they don’t belong. Right gals? You betcha!

This ATC is a gorgeous coral colored collage paper layered onto Bristol Board. The foil enhanced paper has the same pattern as the background paper so I knew I had to use it. (Thanks Papa!) I used white pastels around the edge and smudged it in layered a strip of elegant lacy sticker trim and added this silk flower edged with a pinky coral color along with 2 leaves. The edge of the card is gooped up with a texture medium called Liquitex White Opaque Flakes. As of right now this is one of my favorites. Am much as I am a lover of Pink… Coral holds a special place in my heart as well.

Tomorrow will be here soon on the wings of angels so drop by for a cup of joe and check out Day 28 in my BCA Month ATC series.

Crayzee Colorful!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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I love crayons… that’s simply the only reason for this ATC. The color, the smell, the memories, and oh the possibilities… Like everything in life. It’s all about attitude, ideas, and what we put our mind to! Like finding a cure for breast cancer… and making childlike posters in support of the effort. Amen sisters!

I did my shopping today and again hit Walmart… nothing exciting to report this week, unless you count L’OREAL BB Cream. I bought my first one after several months of struggling with a foundation as thick as plaster. Even though I managed to figure out a few techniques to work with the foundation… I truly think it’s application success depends on the humidity in the air. Bleh…. so tomorrow I’m going to try this new beauty product and I’ll give you my feedback.

Also… I picked up a few things in the sample isle… one of my favorite places for a chance to try new products for a largely reduced price. Today’s find is St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub. I used this stuff epochs and eons ago and thought… why not. I’ll try it again.. especially when it’s practically free.

The rest is super boring and mundane but very needed… I will tell you that there truly is NO substitute for THIS product though…

That’s it for today… Tomorrow starts the countdown on ONE hand of how many days are left in my BCA Month series… so remember to check it out.

Have a great Friday night and have one for me!

Beauties of Bangalore

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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If you love bling you’re got to love today’s entry in my BCA Month series. Red, gold, black, and bling! LOVE it. I used everything I could get my hands on. The card itself is covered in a gold foil candy wrapper. You can get packs of them in the baking/candy isle in craft and variety stores. (They come in lots of colors as well!)

The body is cut from the inside of a Yogi Tea box. It looks just like the Henna tattoos that the women of India are famous for. Truly beautiful and artful. I would love to try that form of art.

Next I dug through my boxes of embellishments and found all these delish goodies. Enjoy the shimmers and I’ll see you tomorrow from something from the opposite side of the creative box.

Stay Tuned

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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Stay tuned by getting your yearly check up! I’m having mine next month. This jazzy card was inspired by vintage sheet music and glitter foam cut outs I found in Walmart. Super cute, colorful, and crazy fun! I added a 20s inspired choker at the neck. The idea for that came from a book I’m reading. It’s called 1929 and follows three couples through the stock market crash and the great depression. They go from riches to rags… Quite good and you really do fall in love with the characters.

That’s it for now.. tomorrow’s Day 25 in my BCA Month ATC series so drop by for a bit of bling. It’s got an India inspired flair.