Thursday, December 30, 2010

Keeley's back brace

We went this morning and fitted Keeley's back brace.  It is very pretty, it's light purple and has butterflies all over it.  She was very attentive and paid close attention to the doctor as he was explaning what she would need to do and how to put it on.  She is a real trooper!  It's very hard to see her in this "contraption", but she's not so very upset at this time.  Right now she wants everyone to see it!  I hope that she won't have to wear it forever.

Circle Blog Monthly Challenge Dec10:Holiday Gifts

For the December Monthly Blog Challenge, we had to creat a holiday gift item using the following guidelines:
  • Use atleast 2 Cricut Cuts
  • Use a tag made with a cartridge (there are so many great tags on so many cartridges!)
  • Use the color red somewhere.
  • Use ribbon.
  • Use a phrase from one of the cartridges.
I used a charger plate as a picture frame for one of my mother's gifts.  Here's my entry:

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #13--Inspiration Challenge

We had to use a piece of artwork by Laura Amiss as the inspiration for our Weekly challenge.  I was inspired by the zig-zag pattern in the piece.  I made a valentine gift bag with a zig-zag pattern of hearts.  Here is my entry:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Circut Circle Magazine December Gift Bag/Box Contest

I won!  I won!  The Baby shower gift box that I made was chosen as FIRST place!!  I can't belive that they chose my gift box--there were so many great entries!!  Here's the pictures of it:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The tale of my grand-daughter

I have been taking my grand-daughter to physical therapy two times a week for 12 weeks or more and yesterday she went to the orthopediac to see if there was any progress.  Sadly, there has been additional slipping between the discs in her lower back--lumbar region--and she now must wear a brace.  She is only 7 and so very active, how will she live with this brace?  I don't know if it is a soft or hard brace and I don't know when she will have to wear it.  Will she have to wear it all day or only at night?  I guess I'll find out more when my daughter gets the appointment set with the brace people.

She is out of school for the Christmas break and will be staying with us during the day for the next two weeks.  I'm exicted for her to be here.  We will make plans tomorrow on what we are going to do this coming week.  It will be fun.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #11--Card or Tag Sketch Entry

This is my entry for the Circle Blog weekly challenge.

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #11--Card or Tag Sketch

Very hectic week this week, doctor's appointments and Keeley's Christmas party at school.  Finally had a little down time to make a card for this week's Circle Blog challenge.  You had to create a card or tag using  the sketch below.  It also had to have two Cricut cuts. 

I made a Christmas card that I will be sending to Keeley's teacher Mrs. Lamphere.  Here is my entry:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #10--Holiday Recipe Challenge

Here is my entry for the Circle Weekly Challenge #10.  You had to create a project that is about, includes or holds a holiday recipe--it could be a scrapbook page, a mini album, a recipe box/book or a gift for a neighbor.  It had to pay tribute to a favorite holiday recipe in some way and you had to use 2 different Cricut cuts. 

I made a gift for my neighbor--a "Cocoa" container full of cocoa mix with the recipe on the tag.  All they will need to do is cut along the fold line of the tag and they will have the recipe for "Hot Cocoa Mix".  I make a big batch of this mix when it begins to turn cold and have it on hand for the holidays and throughout the winter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Keely's Ocean Card

While I was making the gift box for the Circle Mag challenge, Keeley got busy and made a card using punches and glitter glue.  Here is her creation--she calls it "Ocean".

Circle Magazine Challenge

This is my entry for the Circle Magazine Challenge--I made a gift bag for a baby shower.  You had to make a gift bag, use four Cricut cuts and use something from one of the magazine sponsors.  I cut my box from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, I cut the baby clothes from Nursery Tales using the Imagine and the "poles" from the same cart.  I embellished the dresses using the I-rock & gems.  I also used the Cuttlebug and emobssed the tissue paper with baby sayings folder.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #9--Black Friday

Here is my entry for the Friday Weekly Challenge #8: Black Friday.  You had to use something black and recycle or repurpose something.  I recycled an old picture frame by painting it black and then cut three  phrases from the Wildlife Lite Cartridge--two in black and one in printed field grass paper.  The pictures are of the pronghorn antelope that Logan bagged in Raton, NM on his 9-11-10 hunting trip.

Well, I wasn't lucky enough to win the Monthly challenge (so sad, I really wanted that YuDu package deal), but my little Christmas tree will be used as part of my decorations.  Keeley thought it was just grand and has it sitting out even though I have no other decorations out yet.

I did get a great surprise today in the mail!  I received a package of goodies from a circle friend, Cindy Messer (aka momto2cuties)--I got a roll of beautiful ribbon, some Inkadinkado swirls stamps, and a Christmas tree mini book!  Thank you Cindy!