Monday, March 28, 2011

CLP DT Call Out

Hi Ya!  Wanted to share some info with all of you .. CLP is looking for new DT members to join us in the fun!


Here's some info I copied and pasted from CLP Challenge Blog:

Crafting Life’s Pieces (CLP) Designer Search


Ends: April 15, 2011
Term: May 2011-May 2012

Our CLP designers are looking for creative, enthusiastic, and committed artists to join our Design Team. We are a monthly Sketch Challenge blog, if you love crafting and want to be a part of our Design Team, please apply.

This is such an easy going bunch of girls to be with, and Chelsea is such a delight to "work" for.  hehe!  :)  Everyone on the team is absolute sweethearts!

Go to CLP Challenge Blog for more complete information!  :)

Hugs,
Elise





Monday, March 21, 2011

Basket Full of Love

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing very well!  This is something that I've gotten ready prior to surgery.

I've been doing very well since surgery!  I am still not able to do the "normal" things .. I can't lift my arms, reach out, carry anything .. but thank goodness I am able to at least type on my laptop which my sweet hubby helps put on my lap.  hehe!  I can't wait to get back to doing things like .. hugging and cuddling my little boy, showering (phewee!  lol!), cooking, crafting, and yes ... believe it or not .. cleaning too!  I know in due time I will be able to do those things .. I just really miss it right now.

But I do have some WONDERFUL news to share with all of you!  My surgeon informed me that my pathology report came back clean!!!  All of the 8 lymph nodes that they removed showed NO cancer cells!!!  Woot woot!  My doctor told me that they were all so very pleased at how well I responded to chemotherapy!  Yayyy!

Okay, so remember I purchased some distress re-inkers during Thanksgiving?  Well, I finally played with them prior to surgery!  I think I may be in love with Distress Inks!  lol!

Here she is!!!


I know I still have a lot of learning to do with those distress inks .. but that's the fun part of it eh?!  ;)

Thanks SO much to ALL of you!  Your supportive comments, beautiful emails and encouraging words .. they give me so much happiness!  You have all warmed my heart and I can't thank you enough!! 

Love and Warm Hugs,
Elise

Monday, March 14, 2011

Togetherness

Hey Friends!  This is one of the scheduled posts I'm doing prior to surgery and a card that I have ready for you.  This week at Belles 'n Whistles, our sweet and talented Jodi is giving us the wonderful challenge of "Anything to Celebrate Spring" .. whether it be colors, embellishments .. etc.  How easy and fun is that?!

I love the coming of Spring ... signifies starting fresh, newness, birth .. all wonderful things!!!  And this is a perfect theme for me don't ya think?  ;)

For this card, I used pastel colors and lots of flowers to celebrate Spring.  I also used this beautiful image Baking with Nana.  I love this image, as it's so versatile to use ALL year round!


Please come on over and join us in our Spring Celebration creations at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog!  The random winner gets to choose a stamp of their choice from Belles 'n Whistles Store!

Thank you for visiting me and my gosh, thank you SO much for all of your WONDERFUL support!!!!  I appreciate all of your encouraging words!!  Please know that I'll visit your blogs as soon as I am well enough to hop on a computer!  :)

Love,
Elise

Monday, March 7, 2011

See You in a While Crocodile!

Hi Friends!  Just wanted to drop a few lines ... I'll be heading into surgery March 9th, Wednesday.  Whew .. can you believe surgery time is here already?!  Gosh!!  I don't know what I feel .. lots of emotions going on in my head, but anxious to get it all done and over with.  ;)  Sometimes the reality of breast cancer just hits me like a load of bricks but sigh ... I REFUSE to let cancer stay or come back into my life!!!  My little 4 year old boy told me that God will "crash" my cancer and he will "lock it up forever."  ;)  Aren't children so pure and true and have a way with words to make you smile?

I'll be scheduling a few posts here on my blog for the next few weeks ... so that you won't forget me. LOL!  I don't know how long it will take for me to recover from surgery, but I guaranty that the moment I am well enough to hop on a computer .. I sure will!!!!  hehe!

In the meantime .. keep smiling sisters!!!  And I can't wait to come back to blogland to see all of your incredible creations!!!  See you in a while crocodile!!!  :)  hehe!

Love,
Elise

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CLP March Challenge!

Hello!  It is the 1st of March and you know what that means .. yep yep yep!  It's time for another exciting sketch over at CLP!  Chelsea has yet again provided us with another one of her GORGEOUS layouts to play with and this month we are sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs!

Here is my card using one of Chelsea's beautiful Gurlee Girls:


The Fun Stuff:
Paper:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils with OMS

I do hope to see you over at CLP to play with all of us!  Stop by and check out my DT sisters creations .. which are always AWESOME!!!

Thanks for visiting me and leaving me so many kind comments!

Hugs,
Elise