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It’s been a while… October 2, 2010

Hey all…it’s been a while for sure!!  🙂  I have been a busy, BUSY chica!!  Sooo, what’s kept me posting??  Well, business has been good, I’ve had tests and projects due at school, was sick for a spell, AND I was the Matron of Honor/wedding coordinator of my bestie’s wedding!!  Whew…I get tired again just thinking of all of it again.  LOL

PLUS, I have been super busy at work in my studio and as always, you get to see what’s been cookin’ FIRST!

All of the pictures except the last two photos are some on my newest Christmas goodies.  What do you think?  The last two photos are a new alphabet die cut series that will be listed in my shop soon AND my color options for die cuts.  🙂  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

  • Flowers are 1″ each.
  • Foam striped stockings are 2 1/2″ long by 1″ wide.
  • Foam polka-dot stockings are1 1/2″ long by 3/4″ wide.
  • Foam polka-dot Christmas trees are 2 3/4″ long by 1 1/2″ (at it’s widest point).
  • Foam short, skinny gifts are 1 3/4″ wide by 1″ tall.  Taller, square-shaped gifts are 1″ wide by about 2″ tall (at it’s highest point).
  • The foam Santas are 2″ wide by 2 1/2″ tall.
  • The foam Christmas Variety Pack has 4 different shapes in it.  “Merry Christmas” is 3″ wide by 1 1/4″ tall.  “Joy” is 2 1/4″ wide (at it’s widest point) by 1 1/4″ tall (at it’s tallest point).  Each tree is 2″ tall and about 1″ wide.

Feeling MUCH better!! :) May 12, 2009

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Ohhhhh!!  What dear sweet people who visit my blog!  The sweet comments and well wishes meant so much to me and really boosted me on to the road to recovery!  🙂


I DID visit the doctor this weekend and found out that I have “multi-itis” (which apparently is Sinusitis, Bronchitis and a couple other itis-es).  I also had ear infections in both ears. 

The fix?  A steroid shot, a prescription of antibiotics, and a strict diet of breathing treatments (so this doesn’t interfere more with my asthma).


PLUS – the thing about my boss?  We found out today that we will be getting our NEW manager on June 1st and it’s a guy we are all familiar with.  So, while we’re upset about the loss of our previous manager, we are happy about the man that was hired to take his place.


Thanks again to all my sweet friends who look out for me and care for me.  I really appreciate your kind words.  You all know who you are! 🙂


Sickly for a WEEK!! Ugh! May 9, 2009

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yuck…being sick just sucks!  I’ve been dealing with this for about a week now…The scratchy throat, the congestion, the exhaustion, some insomnia (which I so rarely have), the “heavy chest” feeling, and now some stomach problems as well…UGH…plus I have asthma to boot, so it just intensifies the everyday struggle with breathing easy.


Oh and it gets better…   


So, on Thursday of last week (April 30th), my boss was suddenly terminated so the stress level, as well as emotions,  in my workplace is extremely high.  On top of that, Friday of last week (May 1st) was the 5-year anniversary of my dad’s death. 


While each year is getting a little easier, I’m still rushed back to the day he died.  I was almost 24 when it happened and I was his medical power of attorney.  I have two uncles, an aunt, and an older sister that he could have chosen, but I was his MPOT.  I had to make the decision to remove him from life support, and while nothing more could have been done for him, I still felt so guilty, as if I personally was killing my daddy.    At times, like the anniversary of his death, those feelings feel so fresh…


So, anyway…that was Friday.  On Sunday, I started feeling pretty sick and I just can’t get better.  So, here I am, not able to sleep, and I’m feeling crappy and miserable.  The after hours clinic at my doctor’s office opens in about 4 hours, so I think I will finally head there. 


Go on…you can tell me – I’m pretty pathetic!  LOL…Am I feeling sorry for myself a little bit?  You betcha!