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Monday, March 19, 2012

A day at the specialist

We went to the specialist on Monday March 19th. I was able to get a close up of the break in the xrays.
Waiting for the doctor. She was nervous he'd have more bad news. They changed her figure-of-8 sling. No dance, viola, recess or gym for at least the next 5 weeks.

When we got home from the specialist this was waiting for her:

Inside was a surprise and a card from a Cricut friend Bridgette!

This is the new sling whe will be wearing for at least 5 weeks. Then she'll go back into the figure-of-8 sling.

A broken collarbone

So...Last Tuesday afternoon Cheyenne went to play with a friend up the street. At about 4:30 she calls crying and very upset (she isn't allowed to cross the street, so she calls to let me know to come cross her. We can see the house from our front lawn). She comes home covered in mud and crying. Her side and shoulder are scraped and red, her finger is sore. The finger looks like a rope burn. So we put ice on the finger which helped with that pain. We put ice on her shoulder, but she said it made it feel worse. So we let her soak in some muscle soak in the tub. I gave her some Tylenol and a few hours later she went to bed. She said she barely slept. Wednesday morning she went to school. but we called the Dr to see if he could check her out. He ordered x-rays. Here she is after the x-ray. (Her sticker says "I had an x-ray") She got lots of stickers and a lollipop not to mention a bag of Teddy Grahams. She was VERY brave.

When we walked out of the x-ray room, I saw her films on the screen and saw the break right away. I didn't tell her. The Dr came in and she asked him if it was broken. He said "ah, yeah". I didn't get a picture at the time, but took one later. Of course I have the film backwards. I guess it is a good thing I am not a doctor!

For the next 2 days she barely slept, and was in quite a bit of pain. I have never **KNOCK ON WOOD** broken a bone, and neither has my husband. So we weren't sure how much pain she was in. Finally on Friday the prescribed her something stronger, and Friday night she slept 7+ hours. Saturday night she slept almost 12 and took a 2 hour nap!! And Saturday she was finally feeling better. Between Tuesday and Friday morning, she had only gotten about 5 hours of sleep. Amazingly she was not that miserable, but she sure was hurting. The poor thing!

A Baby Squirrel visits

Look what came to visit us the other day! A baby squirrel was sitting on our sidewalk, but scurried into our flowerbed when Cheyenne startled it. We went back inside so maybe it's momma would come back, and it came over and sat at our front door crying.

When we didnt come back it climbed up the wall and tried looking in the window. Later it climbed a little higher and fell into our mailbox.

It sure was cute, but as my hubby says "this zoo is closed!" The next morning it was no longer there, so we are hoping that it found it's way back to it's momma.

Friday, March 16, 2012

For a swap - Sympathy card fronts

Another example of bad pictures....

I saw this card on Mary Fish's blog, and I loved it. So simple and still means so much! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's "Word Play". I stamped it in Basic Black craft ink and then embossed it in black embossing powder. I matted that on another piece of white cardstock, then added 3 brads, 1 black, 2 silver, which I lined up using my mat pack from Stampin' Up. I embossed the back piece with Stampin' Up's "Vintage Wallpaper" embossing folder. Then I added the ribbon. I couldn't decide if I liked it with the bow, so I made some with and some without. The bow can easily be removed if the swapper who receives it doesn't like it added on.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm Dreaming of Spring

Yet another example of bad pictures. This card I made for the "I'm Dreaming of Spring" theme for my Favorite MB. I embossed the background with a folder, and then stamped the flower scene on watercolor paper. I used my alchohol markers to color the images in. (I am still not sure how to use them!) The sentiment is from the set the flower came with. I punched it out with my Stampin UP Curly Label punch. Then for the mat for it, I punched two pieces of brown cardstock, cut them both in half and then matted it.
I think this may be the last of this cardstock color. :( I like this color (can you tell?) I have a file folder of miscellaneous colors of Cardstock that I have been trying to use up, and this is one of them. The green and other purple "Beyond Borders" cards seen below were also in the file folder.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Isn't he cute??

Okay another example of bad pictures with my cell phone. I'll have to see if I can get a better picture of this little guy in the light. I originally made these for my Masculine theme for my Addicted to Cardmaking swap on my Favorite MB. But I think instead I am going to use these for the kids cards theme I have in April. The papers are all ones I had on hand. And the cards were ones I got forever ago in a pack with matching envelopes. The swirly pieces are actually the debossed side of an embossed piece of cardstock which I inked up my brayer and ran it across the back (debossed) side. The one card I used Pool Party ink from Stampin Up the other I used Pacific Point. The other piece of paper on the cards are from mat stacks which have been collecting dust in my craft room. I used to buy the stacks when they went on clearance, but I never used them, so I have piles of them. I have to stop doing that!!!

Oh and the sentiment I typed out on my computer, then punched it out with the word window punch, and added that to a modern label punch.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Based on a sketch swap

I made these 2 cards for my Based on a Sketch swap in January. The embossed pieces are actually from a RAK I received some time ago. Someone (I think it may have been LKRhodes) embossed some cardstock pieces for me in white. I added a little color with the purple and used them on my cards. There were a few different styles in the stack, this is just two that I used. The flower I made using Stampin Up's 5 petal flower (punched 2 times) and a 5 petal smaller punch (also punched 2 times) which is now retired, and I am unsure what it is called. The center is just a large white brad. The sentiments are from Stampin Up's set "Curly Cute".

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cards for a swap - Beyond Borders

I have to say I have been being very lazy about taking pictures of my creations recently. Most pictures I have been taking are with my cell phone and not very good. Or they are ones that I take when I actually swap out my swaps, which generally tend to be rushed and also not very good. These are 2 examples!

These are cards I made for February's "Beyond Borders" Card front swap that I host on my favorite MB. The first one you can see the colors a little better, but I included the second picture because I used three different color card bases. Just trying to use up some of my stash of cardstocks. :)