Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Little Request

Hello Friends. This is our little neighbor boy Brayden. He's 4 and a half. This is his soccer picture from last summer. Isn't he a cutie?
Last month he was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a very rare form of cancer in children. It started out as leg pain that wouldn't go away a few months ago. In January doctors found a malignant tumor in his leg bone. Unfortunately the cancer has spread to his spine, jaw and nasal cavity. The last 6 weeks have been a total nightmare & roller coaster for him and his family. They are all amazingly strong and courageous. I don't know how they do it. They also have a younger son who turned 2 last month.

Please keep him in your thoughts, light a candle, say a prayer, anything......they could all really use it right now. They are just starting an aggressive 12 month plan involving, chemo, surgery, and radiation.

Here is another picture of him a couple of weeks ago, on a good day, after his 2nd round of chemo:

And, here is his little brother - painting with Ella. We have been helping watch him here and there during Brayden's hospital stays. We are just sick that this little boy (and his family) are going through something so awful. We are hoping for a miracle for him.

Thank you,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring Idea Book - Get Your's Today! :)

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
If you are a scrapbooker, cardmaker, or papercrafter -
then you should take a look at the
NEW Spring 2010 Idea Book from Close to My Heart.
It's full of beautiful artwork (as well as papers, stamps, etc. of course!)
You can click on the Picture link below to take a look, or I would be happy to give you a real live copy that you can thumb through. Just let me know-leave a comment on this post or email me!
And.........for the rest of this month, Close to my Heart is helping HAITI and customers all at the same time. When you buy 1 assorted pack of textured cardstock, YOU get another for **FREE**, and $2 will be donated to Haiti. A win-win for sure. I just heard that CTMH has sold 2 YEARS worth of inventory in the past 23 days! WOW! Get yours while you can. There are 3 choices still available: Autumn Harvest (Fall colors), Spring Harmony (pastels) and Summer Celebration (brights).
I hope to hear from you! You can never have too much paper or too many craft supplies.....can you??

Monday, February 22, 2010

Unforgettable - 3 Ways

I was in need of a sympathy card, and had I whipped up these 3 cards all using Close to My Heart's "Unforgettable" papers. I didn't have a sympathy sentiment, so I used "Thinking of You".
This is the one I ended up sending:
These are the 2 I didn't send, but now have in my stash. I think they would be great for lots of occasions....or just to say hello.

Hope you have a great day!
Supplies Used (almost all CTMH):
Unforgettable paper pack
Sorbet, Blush & Cocoa Inks
Treasures, Say in in Style, and Treasure Life stamp sets
Misc: ribbon, photo hanger

Friday, February 19, 2010

Meeting Baby Norah...and a Card :)

Well, it's been forever since I last posted. For some reason the past few weeks have been busy with daily life. Nothing too big - just stuff.

I do want to say "Happy Belated Birthday" to my brother Bryon who celebrated his big day on Feb 15th. Here he is 2nd from the left:
On Feb 1st we took a drive up to Ridgefield, WA to meet my Niece Kim and her husband Brandon's new baby girl Norah Marie. (This is my brother Bryon's oldest daughter).

Here are a few pictures of the kids meeting Norah for the first time.

That's Norah's big brother Carson on the far left:

It looks like Ella is ready to hit Norah (above) - but she wasn't. She was just mad that it wasn't her turn to hold her anymore. She didn't want to give her up to Alex. :)

Isn't Norah a cutie???

I asked the kids if they would like another baby right as I snapped this picture - can you see Malia's excited reaction here??? (Sorry kids, we are done!)

This is an aerial picture of me holding Norah, along with my own 3 kids. Yikes!! It stresses me out a little to imagine myself with 4 kids. I love kids - but just not sure I could do a good job raising 4 of them!! :) My kids **LOVED** seeing and holding Norah. They wanted another baby after that. Ella got mad if anyone else tried to hold her and just wanted to kiss her.Here is a picture of the ladies - That's Kim on the far left. Doesn't she look fabulous for having a baby 3 weeks old???? WOW! is the card I made to congratulate & welcome the baby's arrival. It's "Mamabella" from I would love to own all of their stamps. A girl can dream.

Have a great weekend! Hopefully the weather will be nice wherever you are. I think it's suppose to be sunny here. Yippeee!