Thursday, October 28, 2010

Donna Downey Visiting!


Donna Downey
is coming to Quispamsis New Brunswick!



Donna will be in the area May 27-28 2011 teaching and inspiring us!
Friday Evening Class / and Saturday from 9-9
Classes will be posted in February 2011

Come learn how to use paints , play with stamps & inks,
colorful iron ons , use watercolors, plus much more to get you " creating!"

Classes will be posted in February but you can reserve your seat today!
Don't delay because SPACE IS LIMITED!

to learn more about Donna visit her blog at
http://www.donnadowney.typepad.com

for more info email
Tanya@LetsCaptureOurMemories.com or
Kristine@Creative-Scrappers.com

To register CLICK Here

Monday, October 25, 2010

Almost Christmas Crop!

Our Local Scrapbook Store is hosting a crop!
It's Almost Christmas Time!!!
Come start or finish those Christmas Projects :-)

Let's Capture Our Memories
Amsterdam Inn Quispamsis NB
Saturday November 13 from 9am -9pm

Lunch will be at your leisure

Pizza & Caesar salad supper with homemade desserts!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Craft Gossip

Just a few days ago Francine from Craft Gossip saw my layout posted at 2 Peas and requested my " Daddy's Girl " layout to be featured as the Daily Inspiration page... ;-)

A little happy moment and also encouraging for me to start scrappin again
Time to open up some of those sealed paper packs !!! ;-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Update...

Remember a few weeks ago I blogged about my cat Eddie not feeling well and being diagnosed with Diabetes... I really was devastated, and so scared to say the least. Well this is an update....

The first week of August Eddie was diagnosed with Diabetes, to take 2 units of insulin twice a day. Something normal for diabetic cats, We also changed his diet to dry cat food for diabetics.

- we went home and did just that ... insulin and new cat food. Eddie was not feeling well - drinking way too much water and in 6 months lost 8 pounds.
- 14 days later as requested by the vet we went in for a Blood Glucose Reading, - showing 10mmgl
which is not too bad, but to remain on the same Rx - 2 units twice a day.
- Eddie is still drinking way too much water and I am freaking out!!!!

-- another 7 days goes by and i need to see the Vet to get another Reading for his glucose. Eddie is at 18mmgl --- that is um.. high. so Doctor says go to 3 units twice a day. Ok... i am a little skeptical but certainly accept the advice
-- same dry food, high numbers of blood glucose... too much . I am not happy and something is not right. I read online at www.felinediabetes.com and search for answers, what could be wrong, why is eddie not getting better, why are his numbers so high. I am frustrated beyond belief and I think I cried the entire Altantic Ocean out of my eyes....

Friday Oct 1st, i called for an appointment to get his blood glucose tested again.
I have done some research and just begging for someone to magically appear and tell me what can i do... what can i do to make this better. I cannot give up .. it is my kitty .... I cannot imagine having kids.. i think i would go crazy bonkers!

I go to bed Sunday night Oct 3 and lay there...crying .. sobbing and out loud I ask ...
(i do believe in God, but I do not pray often, and maybe i should... but ) out loud I ask...
Dear god, i don't ask for many things or many miracles but i need one now. i need some help, i need to know that Eddie will be okay... i need your help ... and please let me know that Eddie will be fine.....

about 10 minutes later Eddie climbs on top of me on the bed and begs to come under the covers with me. he rarely does this and quite special for me... makes me feel like a cat mommy ;-) ... and he lays there with me for about 15 minutes purring and then leaves. I seriously felt like he answered me... in a strange way.

Monday night Oct 4th we have a Vet appointment ... but the regular Vet is on vacation so this is a new Vet from out of town. about 1.5 hours away .. she is here replacing the vet on vacation. She actually has a daughter that has diabetes... wow what a coincidence. We got the change to sit and chat with her for almost 1 hour.... really does that happen at a doctors office... or a vet office... no it doesnt. She took the time to teach us so much and to validate everything i was reading online for the past few weeks. Diabetic cats do better on a good low carb diet with wet food ...

..... since Oct 4 Eddie has been eating PURINA DM for diabetic cats going from 3units x2 insulin to 2units x1 then 1unit x1 and today ...... OFF insulin. His Blood Glucose numbers are steady between 4.5 - 4.8 throughout the day which is pretty good for a diabetic cat..

here is a chart in case you want to read more...

so, Eddie will have to be monitored for the next month or so to make sure he is doing ok and his blood glucose levels are consistent or alteast not far from normal. I take a deep breath ....
I thank this VET everyday for changing our kitties life. For making it better.... and keeping him here a little bit longer with us. Believing that God does answer prayers...

the past couple of weeks have been STRESSFUL but i learned a lot...

I would say the moral of my post today is ....
Believe, and get a second opinion if you think the first one is not right.


man, i love my cat!

Luv A Lot Land

A little makeover for Jodi this evening!
I love the digi kit she selected... called It's a Wonderful World by Kristin Cronin Barrow and Meg Mullens ;-) Such great elements in this kit including a beautiful sunshine, and tree ... and birdie, and clouds.. and oh i just love it all ;-))


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CLICK TO VISIT JODi's New Blog

Thanks for letting me decorate your blog Jodi!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

SASsy Makeover!

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking got a makeover yesterday! I didn't create the logo but I organized the blog a little bit with a new background, favicon, sidebar and post title fonts, and I think it looks fabulous for this AWESOME SASsy site!

SAS is also hosting an online crop this weekend ..
maybe you can stop by and play awhile ;-)


Thanks Lauri for asking me to decorate your blog!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT Scrap Attack

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Friendzy Sketch


You can participate in this sketch challenge at
Scrap Friendzy!


Created exclusively for Cheryl ;-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Nick

Good Morning!

Just Nick has a newly decorated blog !! This was so fun to create, I see a little of Nicole in this blog and maybe a little of me. Paint splats, stitching, nice vibrant colors .... makes me want to redo MY blog again ;-))




thanks Nicole for letting me play!!!

CLICK HERE to VISIT

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Just letting my readers know that my blog decorating will be on HOLD for a few weeks. I am taking a class with Donna Downey - Fun with Fabric and I`m looking forward to participating. I also want to start creating more with papers so i`ll be putting my blog decors on hold. If you are interested in a makeover please email me to have your name added to my list.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CS Sketch 125

Celebrating 125 sketches at Creative Scrappers today.
Imagine, I participated ;-)
This is my second layout from last weekend..
Hopefully you'll participate in this sketch challenge with us???


October Afternoon - Thrift Shop Paper Collection
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Scrapper peeps!
no turkey for us today.... but roast beef for tomorrow ;-)


Monday, October 04, 2010

Sandi Lee Scraps

has a newly decorated blog! I love this digi kit by Libby W.
I had my blog decorated with this kit for months... remember my jean pocket??


Well, now Sandi has a jean pocket on her blog ;-)



Thanks for letting me decorate your blog Sandi! SOOOOO Much fun ;-))

Sussies Sketch

Scrapbook Sussies is hosting a sketch challenge this month
using one of my sketches!


Deadline to enter is October 15th.
Enter for your chance to win an awesome prize!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Smiley Face

I attended a crop this past weekend hosted by Let's Capture Our Memories. What a great time. The chocolate truffle was to die for... and the lazagna for lunch... ya.. yummy! Thanks Tanya for everything ;-) I sat with Marielle Leblanc and we had a great time chatting and getting acquainted as " sisters!" My BFF Stephanie couldn't make it ... but maybe next time .. right Stephie ;-)

I completed 2 layouts.... that's HUGE for me since I haven't played with paper or glue since April! I've been more preoccupied with Digital stuff such as Blogs, and really just playing online more than anything. I think I needed a break from scrappin.. but i think i've got my mojo back. Although, i feel like i need a course on what's new.... i was inking my edges and wondering... do people still do this?? I know glimmer mist is in .. but what about inked edges... LOL!!! oh my.

I had some beautiful October Afternoon papers from the collection - Thrift Shop and decided to create with those this weekend. Here is one completed page...

and a sneak for the other
since this is for a special reveal at Creative Scrappers next weekend..


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