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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hubby is home...

Well... Hubby came home from the hospital on Tuesday. We have had visiting nurses in and doctor appointments.

This past week has sure went by fast!!! I'm so sorry I have not updated my posts. Ron is doing pretty good... another week and he will be doing a ton better. Everything takes time and I'm not real patient... hehe! I want him good to go NOW! It has been such a long haul for him and I pray this is the last of the surgeries he has to endure. He is a real sport and stays positive. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. We both truly appreciate them a ton!!! Hugs to everyone and God bless you all!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Woo Hoo... Hubby's Surgery Over...

My hubby had surgery yesterday morning and, so far, all is good and he is doing pretty well. They had to go in and reconnect his stomach muscles and close his stomach from a previous surgery in October. I so appreciate the prayers that he has received during his lengthy illness. Thank you so much. We are so hoping this will result in our lives returning to whatever normal will be for us. Thank you so much for the warmth and well wishes! God is good and is with him now during his recovery. I just came from the hospital and he looks wonderful - just pretty sore right now. I told him that in a couple of weeks this too will become just a memory. We have had a long 15 months and I feel he is truly on his way to being better now. Love ya all!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easel Card with Cut File

I decided to create a cut file for the Easel Card I created for my hubby and in the process made three different sizes. I created in Design Studio for both George and Plantin Schoolbook. There are little slots that will assist you in figuring out where to score your easel card. There are three sizes of each card… 4 x 8, 5 x 8 and 11 x 4.25 and all were made to fit in an A2 envelope (4 3/8 x 5.75).

Here is a picture of the card I made for my hubby that you can use as an example. I used Sweethearts for the cuts and Design Studio to create the card and cut files.

Here is a picture of the cut file for the card and where to score. I’m using the 4 x 8” cuts in the examples below.


Once the card is cut, scored and folded it will look like this…



After the card is cut – cut the pieces that will be glued to the card. They will be glued as the picture below shows.

This is how the card will look with the cut files glued in place...



Here is how the card will look if you have George and do the extra cuts included in the cut file.



Here is the cut file using both George and Plantin Schoolbook

http://www.mediafire.com/?1yy0wezqdoy
I also created a PDF file that you can download as instructions
http://www.mediafire.com/?m5mwtzdm1wj

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter to ALL

Just wanted to stop in and post a Happy Easter to ALL!!! I hope you all have a blessed and peaceful, fun-filled Easter. God Bless you ALL!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A wonderful surprise...

Audrey of Cute and Some has honored me with the Crafting Queen award. Her kindness has brought me to tears with the kind words she posted on her blog about me. I am not so sure I deserve this award; but, will display it with honor. Thank you so very, very much for this award and your kind words!!!

To visit Audrey's wonderful blog go here... http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/

I think I am supposed to pass this award on to someone who I feel has contributed to the world of crafting. I have thought about who I would honor with this award and the decision was difficult as there are so many folks that deserve it.

I have decided to pass the award along to OkieLadyBug. She has so kindly created a ton of design studio cut files and given for free to those that need them. She has also helped people on the board when they have questions and always has humor and laughter to hand out. I have used her cut files often and have been grateful for her generosity. Thanks Okie for sharing your talent. You can visit Okie's blog here... http://okieladybugsscrapnmore.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 2, 2010

Anniversary Card for Hubby

Many of you know that my hubby has been ill this past year. We almost lost him in January of 2009 and I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate this anniversary with him. God has been so good to us. He has to have another surgery again on April 16th and I ask you to include him in your prayers if you would.

Here is a picture of the Anniversary card I made for him. It was my first easel card and I like the way it turned out. I used George and Design Studio to create the base cuts, the Sweetheart cartridge for the cuts and my Pazzles to create the title using the CCSpills font. The border was created using the Stampin' Up Scallop punch. You can get this punch through Snowman Lover's site at http://snowmanlover.blogspot.com/.