Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Compy is no more :(

Checking in to let all of you know that my home computer has crashed and burned a most spectacular demise. So dear hubby is letting me borrow his laptop so that I may quickly post. All of my saved card photos are unreachable, and I currently have no way to get cards uploaded through this laptop. Once I can get things figured out I'll be certain to post again, not to worry. Hopefully we can have the computer fixed soon and all will return to normal, just without all my glorious pictures and the other good stuff that was on our hard drive. boo hoo hoo!

thank you, everyone, for your kind words about my good health news! We'll hope that it continues. and I didn't make the House Mouse Design Team, but some very talented people did. be sure to stop by the website to wish them all the best!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

House Mouse Challenge My Valentine

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Velvet

Another little cutie mouse for the House Mouse Monday Challenge group. This one is a 4 1/4" square. I cut a heart doilie in half, lightly sponged it in SU! pink pirouette, adhered it to some pretty Flair Designs paper I've had around forever it seems, and mounted my cutie little mouse image! The heart center is covered in stickles. Pulled out the label maker for the sentiment for something a bit different. Flower is from Petaloo.

Now for some REALLY GREAT NEWS!!!! When I went to the dr. yesterday, he informed me that the PET scan revealed no signs of cancer!!!! yippppeeeee!!! man, oh man, are we thrilled!!! It did show another cyst that is actually bigger than the tumor on my pancreas (what is up with my body growing these weird things?!), but he doesn't see any reason for surgery now. This is a change from what he had told us at my last appt., but hey, I will take this news in a heartbeat! Anyhow, I have to go back in 6 months to have all the tests and scans run again to see how things have progressed. Sooooooo, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and kind words of encouragement! It means so very much to my family and me!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

HM Design Team Application

House Mouse Monday Challenge has 2 openings for Design Team members. To apply for the postion, each person is required to post why they want to be a member and photographs of 3 creations. I apologize in advance for those of you who regularly follow my blog - you have seen these cards before. But I do consider them to be some of my faves. My fam got a chance to pick their favorite HM card that I have made as well! :) So away we go..........

I have been a fan of House Mouse stamps since I first borrowed several stamps from a friend several years ago. I even remember which stamps they were - "Throwing Daisy Petals" and "Star Spangled". From then on, I was hooked on these precious little mousies!! I have since collected many, many more stamps and have a great time playing with them. I would love to become a member of the HM Monday Challenge Design Team, well, primarily to give me the perfect excuse to just keep creating with these cute critters! Since Gruffy and the Hoppers have been added to the family, they have also come to stay at my home in abundance! I enjoy the challenge that comes with the weekly blog posts - whether through color, embellishments, themes, or sketches. Thank you for this exciting opportunity!

P.S. Other House Mouse projects can be found below and throughout my blog. :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

House Mouse Challenge Hugs & Kisses

I am finally getting a chance to play in the House Mouse Monday challenges again, and I actually made 2 cards. I'll post one today and another later on in the week.

This one uses 2 heart die cuts from My Mind's Eye. I have an abundance of many wonderful die cuts from this company, but never had gotten around to using them. I finally decided to pull out my stash and put them to use. The paper is the Daisy D's that I had used on several previous cards. Lace is some really neat stuff made by Wright's and purchased at Wal-Mart of all places! Polka dot ribbon is from there, too. I know this stamp isn't really a Valentine one, but it just seemed like a perfect one for the challenge. The sentiment is from SU!.

Have a great evening! Jennifer

Groundhog Day in Punxsy, PA!

Coffee of the Day - Cinnabon by Seattle's Best

On the spur of the moment, the fam decided to take off for Punxsutawney, PA yesterday morning to see the famous weather prediction of groudhog Phil. We left the house at 3 am to make this amazing journey into American culture. All I can say is, "WOW!!!! What an experience!" Not really like the movie, which was filmed in Illinois we later learned, but one I would repeat in a heartbeat.

This photo is taken with one of the Council members. The people of the town
were so very kind. There are also about 20 of these fun groundhog statues placed all around the town, each one painted in a different manner. We all had our photos taken with different ones. Some of them are quite clever in the design of the painting.

We really did have fun! But as you all know, 6 more weeks of winter. (which I don't mind so much since I happen to like the snow!) And thank you so much for the prayers and kind words for my test. I'll know more after my dr. appt. tomorrow.
Have a great day! Jennifer