Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Where has the time gone....





Wow the holidays have taking over my time... Well here is the newest project I did. I made a gingerbread house (castle) using my new cricut cake. Isn't it cute?
I used Once upon a Princess for the Castle. Paperdoll dressup for the Princess, Knight, and horse. I used Pagoda for the dragon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

On the 12th Day....


So this is a scene I have made for the Simply Betty Halloween Challenge. This is a young witch that is truly mad at her perfect (or so everyone always tells her) sister! She feels that she can not compare to her sister in anyones eyes and she is tired of it!!

She took her sister's picture and has smashed it numerous times. The glass shatters but it starts healing on its own as you can see in the picture frame (Tim Holtz die on acrylic). She has even ripped the picture to shreds and it healed itself also.

In this picture this is actually a piece of paper from her journal that blew up extremely big for no apparent reason.... Again maybe her perfect sister wanted her to not write about her. So this is how she reminds her sister not to do so!!!

As you can see, the expression her face is a simple smile. This is the very reason why she thinks her perfect sister has hexed her. She can only show a smile on her face at all times. When she is sad, really mad, and wanting to cry all she can do is give this smile. How does this work when she goes to a funeral.... She actually caused a scene once and ended up with a black eye. As her sister just smirked from around the corner!!

Not Simply Betty, EVIL BETTY!!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

On the 11th day






So here is my creation for the ever loved by me Simply Betty Challenge....
It's not my best work but I like the effects of it. I hate working as a night-shift nurse sometimes. It so gets in the way of my crafting time... How Rude!! Hehehe!
To tell ya what I have done now... I used Martha Stewart's halloween paper, cut in half, folded at 3inches and then 9inches so the card would open outwards. Then I took the other half of the 12in paper and cut it at 3in and 9in. I did this so I could adhere it to the inside of the card. Making it look all uniform.
Next I cut out little bats with my cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings. Adhered some with pop-up dots and some I made little springs from black wire and adhered. I hope that you can see the dimension (I'm really not the best photographer when it comes to doing photos of my work). Added the cool letters from Martha Stewart also. Then stamped the halloween and using embossing powder heat embossed it. Added the little vampire dude and that's all she wrote...
Thanks for looking!!!
The Burtonesque Dolls

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fabulous Dah-ling!




So here is a cute easel card I made for the 12 days of Halloween over at Betty's. I used the new die cut from Tim Holtz to make the spider. I added some stickles and some flock to him and little strips of cardstock for his legs...
I then hand stiched, yes hand stiched all of those spider webs. Attached it to orange bazzill cardstock with pop dots.
Next I added the purple bazzill cardstock to the bottom. Added a flower and gem. I printed out Spinderella and colored with copics. Then I wrote out the wording on white cardstock. Had the happy halloween stickers from recollections.
Challenges for this project:
1) Simply Betty Challenge- Spiders
2) Magical Mondays- Halloween (Mon)
3) Oh La La Creations- Scary Stuff (Mon)
4) Paper Playtime- Halloween
5) Simon Says Stamp and Show- Spook-ay (Mon)
6) Die Cuts R us- Make it spooky (Tues)
7) Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- No buttons or bows (Tues)
8) Papertake Weekly Challenge- Sparkly and Bright (Tues)
9) Top Tip Tuesday- Anything Goes (Tues)
10) Tuesday Taggers- Deep Purple Halloween (Tues)
11) ABC Challenge- Glitter (Wed)
12) Creative Belli Blog- Flocking or flower soft (Wed)
13) Cooking with Cricut- Not so spooky (Wed)
14) Crafty Creations- Halloween (Wed)
15) Little Red Wagon- Halloween (Wed)
16) My Grafico- Add some Sparkle (Wed)
17) Penny's Challenge- Purple, Orange, and Black (Wed)
18) Southern Girls Challenge- Glitter it Up (Wed)
19) 4 Crafty Chicks- Roll with the Punches (Thur)
20) AIFactory- Halloween (Thur)
21) CCMC- Halloween Haunts CCMC122 (Thur)
22) Dutch Dare- Halloween (Thur)
23) Paper Play Challenges- A Haunting we will go (Thur)
24) Pixie Dust Studios- Happy Halloween (Thur)
25) Shirley's 2 Girls- Trick or Treat (Thur)
26) Stamp Something- Digi (Fri)
27) Stampin for the weekend- Halloween/ Fall (Fri)
28) Crazy for Challenges- Halloween (Sat)
29) Speedy the cat's friend- Die-cut or Punch (Sat)
30) Corrosive Challenge- Halloween (Sun)
31) Cupcake Inspiration Challenge- Picture Inspiration (Sun)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Love Potion #9






So this a treat holder underneath a candle.
I used DCWV paper for the background. Took Modge podge and glazed the whole thing. Then I used a label I didn't like and covered the back with glimmer mist. I then stamped with embossing ink the cute little chemistry items from There she goes stamps. Colored them with copics and used more embossing ink and used ranger clear embossing powder to make them look glassy.
Made the butterfly from tin foil and alcohol inks. Placed some flowers I had.
Used tissue paper and glimmer misted that. Placed flowers and purple wire in place. Took some vellum heart paper and placed that. Then I placed a large candle at the very top so it looks like the whole thing glows. (the picture does not do it justice).
Hope you like...
Simply Betty Challenge

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scary Movie


So I know I missed the time frame by 9 minutes on the post but I made it so I am going to post it. My darn watch was 15 minutes different. I knew I should of checked the computer time. Oh well!
I used paper from Creative Imaginations as the background. I took the picture (which is awesome) from the website http://www.fanpop.com/spots/horror-movies/images/11226239/title/thirteen-ghosts-wallpaper .
I placed that on the Coredinations Cardstock. Cut out all the letters from the cricut using the Happy Hauntings and the October 31st cartridges.
I used stickles to color in the letters with black and burgandy. I used recollections ribbon over the picture. Placed the EEEK from Jolees. Then the transparency bling thing. I don't know who makes that.
I used liquid enamel to make the 13 ghosts stand out.
Again this is for the Betty Challenge that I missed by minutes. :(

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween card


A new little card I made specifically for the Betty Halloween challenge. I absolutely love that site. I can't believe I missed day 2 of the challenge... Oh well. I am all over it now... Here is the direct link to the festivities!
http://simplybettychallenges.blogspot.com/
The Burtonesque Dolls

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My favorite halloween costume


Yes that is really me way back in the day!!! Wasn't I a little brat!?!

Anyways I used Creative Inspirations patterned paper for the background and the cherry paper. Then I took the DCWV rockstar matstack and cut out the guitar, used Tim Holtz distress inks to change the color. I used copics to color in the Theresa Collins stamp, which I added glittery stars from MM. I took the Holiday Headstart download and cut down the Happy Halloween to just halloween. Didn't like the green so I used enamel accents to color it in.
Used a whole bunch of stickles, paper ribbon, and whole bunch of thickers.

Challenges for this project:
1) Simply Betty- Anything Halloween but a card
2) Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes (Mon)
3) The Crazy Challenge- No ribbons or buttons (Mon)
4) Tuesday Taggers- Here comes Autumn (Tues)
5) Creative Belli Challenge- Number Creations (Wed)
6) Color Throwdown- #112 (Wed)
7) My Grafico Challenge- Anything Halloween but a card (Wed)
8) Penny's Challenge- Circles (Wed)
9) Aud Sentiments Challenge- Halloween (Thur)
10) Some Odd Girl- Monochromatic (Thur)
11) Stamp N Doodle- Anything goes (Thur)
12) Crafty Anne's- Anything but a card (Fri)
13) Fun at the Fairy Knoll- Haunting Halloween (Fri)
14) Fun with Shapes and More- First Stamp (Fri)
15) Paper Cutz- 3 Patterned Papers (Fri)
16) Stampin for the Weekend- Autumn (Fri)
17) Cupcake Inspirations- Halloween Bliss (Sun)
18) Sentimental Sundays- Autumn or Fall (Sun)
19) Stamptacular Sunday- Layer it up (Sun)
20) Paper Sundaes- Something from your stash- actually have had the paper for over a year(Sun)
21) Cowgirl Sundays -Anything Goes Halloween (Sun-challenge list)
22) Ginger Loft Challenge- All that glitters or blings (Sun)
23) Kenny K's- Bling it on (Sun)
24) One stitch at a time- Spooky Halloween anything goes (Sun)
25) Scrap, Stamp, and Doodle- Open (Sat)
26) Scrap and Stamp- Open (Sat)
27) Create with Connie and Mary- Anything but a card (Thur)
28) Hannah and Friends- So Dotty (Thur)
29) Fab and Funky- Is it black or is it White (Wed)
30) Totally Stampalicious- Halloween (Mon)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Butterfly Tag


So here is a tag a recently made. I was playing around with different stuff that I haven't used in a while.
I took Tim Holtz's ink and inked the outer parts and blended inward. I haven't used embossing ink and powder in a while. So I used my bright red with gold flakes embossing powder and made the big flowers. I believe the stamp is from Making Memories but I am not sure.
Next I took tin foil and used alcohol inks to color it. Then I used my cuttlebug to to cut out the butterfly and emboss it.
I added the little roses and the fancy red fibers to finish off my project.
I hope everyone likes.
Challenges for this project:
1) Pile it on- Cute and Charming (Sun)
2) Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes (Mon)
3) Pollycraft Monday Challenge- No designer papers (Mon)
4) The Crazy Challenge- No ribbons or buttons (Mon)
5) Creative Card Crew Challenge- Bloomin' Marvelous (Tues)
6) Creative Belli Blog Challenge- Embellishment that starts with a B (Wed)
7) Little Red Wagon- Glitter (Wed)
8) AIFactory- Anything goes (Thu)
9) Charisma Cardz Challenge- Anything Goes (Thu)
10) If the Shoe Fits... Scrap it- Flowers (Fri)
11) Paper Cutz Challenge- Critter (Fri)
12) Stampin for the Weekend- Tag it (Fri)
13) Crazy 4 Challenges- Bling (Sat)
14) Paper Sundaes Challenge #37- Things with Wings (Sun)
15) Sentimental Sunday- Let's See Some Dimension! (Sun)
16) Digi Doodle Shop- Emboss it (Wed- Katie)
17) Stamp Insanity- Emboss (Katie)
18) Tellen's Place- Bling (Katie)
19) Scrap and Stamp- Embossing (PIO)
20) The Craft Den Anything Goes Craft Challenge- Cute (Scrappy)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Great website that I just found

So I was just on Club CK's message board and found this great little website...
http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-tim-holtz-blog-candy-giveaway.html
Super cute stuff and she is giving away Tim Holtz stuff!!! What could be better than that!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Get Well Card




So here are get well cards I made tonight. I used blue cardstock to make an easel card. Then took this cool patterned paper for the background. I took my copic markers and colored in this super cute little nurse stamp. I will have to post the name of the stamp co at a later time. Added some reflections felt ribbon. I added different words to say get well. Added a brad on the white cardstock to keep it from falling down. Sprayed with my favorite glimmer mist, Marshmallow. And Presto!!! My card for now. Hope you like!
Challenges this applies to:
1) Stamp with Fun: For a girl (Mon)
2) The Shabby Tea Room: a Wee Bit of Metal (Mon)
3) Color Q Challenge: Challenge #47 (Tues)
4) A Spoonfull of Sugar: The choice is yours (Tues)
5) Quixotic Challenge #38: Shiny Happy People! (Wed)
6) YNS Challenge #23: Bold, Bright, Summery Colors! (Wed)
7) Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes (Thur)
8) Cute Card Thursday: Dieing for a Punch (Thur)
9) Fun at Fairy Knoll: Anything Goes ( Fri)
10) Paper Cutz Challenge: Metal (Fri)
11) Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes (Fri)
12) Bee-Crafty: Anything Goes (Sat)
13) Kraftin Kimmies Stamps: Pearly Whites (Sat)
14) Ann's Creative Nook: Under the Weather (Sun)
15) Let's Ink it Up: Anything goes with yellow (Sun)
16) Sentimental Sundays: Clean and Simple (Sun)
17) Sundays With Crissy: Favorite Time of the Year- Flu and Pneumonia Season bc I get to make people better in the ICU (Sun)
18) Color Cue Challenge: aqua, gold, red, cream (Sept 7)
19) Just Scraps: Fussy Cutting (Sun- challenge site)
20)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A new little something


So this is an adorable stamp from unity stamps.
I took an acrylic tag and used alcohol inks from ranger ink for the background. I then stamped the image on the other side of the tag. Colored it in with a black sharpie marker. Then I used white cardstock and stamped a basic background stamp on that. Cut it to the same size of the tag. Distressed the edges.I used glue dots to adhere the two together. A little bit of ribbon and that's all she wrote.
Challenges for this week:
1) Cupcake Craft Challenge: Distressing (Mon)
2) Scrap Creations: Anything goes (Tues)
3) Tuesday Taggers: Lots of Lovely black (Tues)
4)Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes (Wed)
5) Cute Card Thursday: Whateva! (Thur)
6) Delightful Challenges: Distressing (Thur)
7) Dutch Dare Card Challenges: Anything Goes (Thur)
8) Some Odd Girl: So Punny (Thur)
9) All Sorts: Dressed up (Sat)
10) Digi Doodle's Shop Best: Use your favorite stamp (Thur)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby invitations






So I just went to a class last night called easel does it at my local scrapbook store. One of my favorite teachers taught it Amy, her blog is listed on my favorite blogs ( scrappin in style, http://scrappinstyle.blogspot.com/). Sorry I wish I was better with html. Anyways she has the cards we made on her blog, so you can take a look and see what we made. BTW they are gorgeous.
When I got home and the "world went to sleep," I started scrapping away. I made 20 big and 25 little pink baby girl invitation cards. They are not totally complete. I need to put the baby info on them whenever that happens. The little pink cards I didn't take a picture of because they look the same on the outside. They are just 3 inches by 4 inches. I don't have the inside done either!
And the great thing about this is I only used 15 sheets of cardstock. The big card measures in at 4.5 inches by 6 inches. So I used the left over 3 inches to make the small card. I also looked through all my scrap paper to use on the face of the little cards. So I saved even more money and used my stash.
I am going to do boy cards sooner or later... Stay tuned!
Challenges for this project:
1) Color Create- Hot pink, warm orange, and Saffron (Thur)
2) Dutch Dare Card Challenges- Anything goes! (Thur)
3) Paper Play Challenges- Anything Goes (Thur)
4) All Sorts Challenge: Baby/ Child ( Sat)
5) Crazy 4 Challenge- Girly Love ( Sat)
6) Just Us Girls- Template (Sat)
7) Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps- Mostly monochromatic (Sat)
8) Practical Scrappers- 7 or more (Mon)
9) Digital Tuesday Stampers- Dazzle me (Tues)
10) Kah-Wink-E-Dink - Anything Goes as long as it is cool (Tues)
11) Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes birthday card (Tues)
12) TCP Tuesday- Inspirational Photo Challenge (Tues)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Machine Love


So I worked on this cute little card last night.
I used the cuttlebug to make the background. Then I used the new Tim Holtz die to create the machine gears. I didn't use paper I used transparency. I used gold, coppeer, silver, and watermelon alcohol ink to color the gears.
On the background I shaded the design to give it more diminsion with Tim Holtz soot black distressing ink pads.
I took black cardstock and placed different rub-ons to make the lettering. Cut to size of the words.
I used pop-up dots to create diminsion off the card on the gears and wording. I wanted the word love to stand out so I used a clear sticker with the word love on it. Then took white enamel accents to make the dots on the word love.
I hope you like and always thanks for looking!
Here are the challenges this card are for this week:
1) Creative Belli: Alter it- transparencies (Wed)
2) Stampavie and More: #102 - Anything goes (Wed)
3) Shelly's Images: Any Day Any time (Thur)
4) Stampin' B's: Polka Dots (on the word love) (Fri)
5) Crazy 4 Challenges: Black, White, and Red (red letters of love)(Sat)
6) Just us Girls: Ink, Spray, Smash (Sat)
7) Mark's Finest Papers (Speedy cat): Punch it (Sat)
8) Ann's Creative Nook: Anything goes (Sun)
9) Crafty Ho's challenge Blog: Black, White, and ____ (Sun)
10) Sentimental Sundays: I can see clearly now (well it WAS clear) (Sun)
11) Sundays with Crissy: Monochromatic Mostly! (Sun)
12) Cupcake Craft Challenge: Acetate (Mon)
13) Practical Scrappers: Embossing (Mon)
14) Riley and Company: Cut it Out and Pop it up! (Tues)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Craving!!!

So lately I have been craving something out here on the west coast they don't have! GOBS! Nobody even knows what the hell I am talking about... The yummy chocolate and the soft white fluffy filling.... I miss them. So I found this recipe today from one of my very favorite ladies Paula Deen...


(Photo from Food Network's website)

Here is the site link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/two-brothers-chocolate-gobs-recipe/index.html
She calls them Two Brothers' Chocolate Gobs
And here is the recipe:

Ingredients
Cake:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
Filling:
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper.

To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla using a handheld electric mixer. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

Well there you go... Yummy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My birthday layout


This is a page I did for my 31st birthday. I know my birthday was in January. I just forgot to post it for you guys. I hope you like.
Challenges:
1. Scrapfit: WORKOUT #22 "Fans, Fans, Everywhere Fans"
2. The Color Throwdown: Color Throwdown #97 (Wed)
3. Quixotic Challenge: Take a break (Wed)
4. Color Create- Baby blue and Pastel Pink (Thur)
5. Shelly's Images: All that glitters (Thur)
6. Stamp Something: Happy Somethings (Fri)
7. Stuck on U Sketches: Embossing (Fri)
8. Cupcake Inspirations: CIC 63 Inspiration Challenge (Sun)
9. Sundays with Crissy: Rellish to Embellish (Sun)
10. Lexi's Creations: Something Old- me, jk actually the patterned paper in the background (Mon)
11. Practical Scrappers: Glitter or Flocking (Mon)
12. Party time Tuesdays: Anything goes Birthday (Tues)
13. There she Goes Stamps: Worn, Torn, or distressed (Tues)

Monday, June 7, 2010

anniversary card




So this is a little card I did for my anniversary that is coming up in September. But my wife already looked at it! The Brat.... Anyways hope you like!
Challenges:
1) Pile it on: Quirky
2) Cupcake Craft Challenge: Dazzle us
3) My Time to Craft: Wild Thing
4) Practical Scrappers: Eyelets
5) Tuesday Taggers: Touchy Feely Texture
6) Tuesday throwdown: trees and nature
7) Charisma cards: Flowers (flowers on the bikini top on the bear's head)
8) Delightful Sketches and Challenges: Texture
9) Meljin's Designs: Dry embossing
10) Paperplay challenge: Flowers and Sparkle (flowers on the bikini top on the bear's head)
11) Pixie Dust Studio: Punch it out
12) The Character Cafe: Red, Rhinestones, and Ribbon (Rhinestones are on the inside of the card)
13) Fun with Shapes and More: Handmade background
14) Stamp Simply: Sweet Stuff
15) Crazy for challenges: Pleats
16) Crafty Ho's: Anything goes
17) Paper Sundaes: Summer Fun
18) Sentimental Sundays: New or neglected stash (eyelets)
19) Stamptacular Sundays: I do I do I do
20) Sundays with Crissy: Relish to Embellish
21) LaLa Land Crafts: Summertime
22) Stampin for the weekend: Summer/ Travel Themed
23) Busy Beauties Creation Station - Anything Goes
24) Wee Memories - Punch It
25) Oh Alice - Show Us Your Muchness (your signature style). depth it out!
26) Our Creative corner: Summer inspiration
27) Raise the bar: Celebrate Summer
28) Every day Art: Summer
29) AIFactory - Anything Goes + punch
30) Crafty Cardmakers: Least and Most (least-red and most- blue)
31) Paper Cupcakes: Summer inspiration
32) Corrosive Challenge: Die Cuts
33) PollyCraft Monday Challenge: Ribbon and Bling
34) KL Stampin' and Scrappin': Shaped Challenge
35) Studio 313: SHC3 TOP SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIME ( I used the Joshua Tree by U2, the song is I still haven't found what I am looking for- but I did the opposite- I did find what I was looking for!)
36) Shelly's Images: Anything goes other than a Square or a Rectangle
37) S2G Challenges: Babies and Brides (Anniversary)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wooohooo! I won!


Wooohooo! I got picked for a challenge that I entered. Please go check put their site. It is a really good challenge blog!
Here is the link to their site! http://www.iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow it's been a while!

Sorry all I have been super busy. I just got back from NTI (National Teaching Institute for Critical Care Nurses) in Washington DC. It was so fabulous! I learned so much! I have to go back next year!!!
Anyways here is a project I worked on this late night. I hope you like!

Here is the list of challenges this applies to:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Hidden Message
The Crazy Challenge: Pink, White, and Black
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Let's Get Trendy
Tuesday Taggers: Touchy Feely Texture
Crafty Creations: Black, White, and a splash of red (I like a little bit more than a splash)
Fun with Shapes and More: My Favorite Colors
If the Shoe fits... Scrap it!: Ad Inspired (I went with the chemistry of the princesses and the prince that sweeps them off their feet).
Just Magnolia: Hot and Spicy
Sew Many Challenges: Three's a Charm
Stampin' for the Weekend: Project to make someone smile
All Sorts: Black, White, and one other
Sundays with Crissy: Layers
Simple Doodles: Anything But..
ScrapFit: Exercise Machines

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This is a cute little recipe box I made




This is a cute little recipe box I made for wintery recipes. Hope you like!
Challenges for this project:
Double Dutch: Box it up
Practical Scrappers: Floss, Fiber, Ribbons
ABC Challenge: Sparkle
Crafty Creations: Distressing
Penny Digital Stamps: Anything goes!
Sew Many Cards: Anything goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C34 Case it
Secret Crafter: Distressing
Winter Wonderland: 'Anything goes for Christmas'
A spoon full of sugar: Challenge 101 - 3 D

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I must be a super hero!

So just yesterday I had posted about how I sometimes feel like a super hero because I am an ICU nurse. I take care of patients that are on the brink of death and, in some cases, I pull them back.

Well yesterday I won a ticket to the local critcal care conference. I was actually not wanting to go because I am going to a huge conference in Washington DC in the middle of May. I need to work a ton to pay for the rest of my expenses. My boss told me I had to go and I wasn't allowed to work the night before. And she didn't get me a good enough reason. So, of course, I was extremely aggrevated! I wasn't even going to go, but then the other co-worker that won a free admission called me. "Can I get a ride with you for tomorrow?" Dang it now I have to go!

So that whole night before I slept a big whopping 2 hours (I am a night shift RN that keeps on night shift sleep patterns). I was exhausted by the time we got there. The first presenter almost put me to sleep. The second was very good and I was re-energized. Lunch break... They wanted us to come back early to do the award ceremony where they honor 2 people for excellent patient care.

The award ceremony started and I knew the lady that was talking. I couldn't remember how I knew her. Then she started to talk about how first hand she had a very serious event that took place just weeks ago. Then it dawned on me, she was one of my patient's mother.....

She started to tell her story of how her 30 something year old son was dying and that she as a respiratory therapist knew he was dying. She talked about how the day shift nurse (my co-worker that won the other admission) had worked so hard and so vigilent to try to save her son's life, keeping her updated, and consoling her when things looked beyond grim.

Then she started to talk about me. By this time I was already bawling, knowing what she was going to say even before she said it. How I fought for her son and called doctors and made one doctor very mad at me. How my diligence and extreme caring got the treatment that would soon save her son's life! She said that if I hadn't started continous renal replacement therapy (continous dialysis) her son would not be alive today.

He may still be in the hospital but he is soon to be discharged home...

I really do feel like a superhero. Some days I feel like I am taken for granted. But other days I get recognition that totally takes my breath away....

Now I just need a cape!!!!! Sorry I needed some kind of comedic relief. I am bawling right now, writing this down!

Here is the award I received.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Some of my new stuff


My first page applies to these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs: BLACK & WHITE
Kaboodle Doodles: embossing
Ann's Creative Nook: Use that chipboard
Stamptacular Sunday: A PENGUIN Celebration!


This page is all about me and the background is all ribbon. This page applies to these challenges:
Practical Scrappers: Fibers, Floss, and Ribbon
ABC challenges: sparkles
Penny's Challenges: Anything goes
Quixotic Challenge #21: Heavy Metal (the blue letters at top are metal letters by making memories)
Stampavie and more: Butterflies
Stamp Something: Something Layered
Stampin' For the Weekend: Ribbons and Bows
Sundays with Crissy: Make it a combo
One little word: GRATITUDE
KLSNS Challenge #26: "Bling it on"!
Crafty Angels: My Favourite Things
Flutter By Wednesday: Open


These are place cards for my garden. I used From my kitchen, Preserves, Home Accents, and Don Juan cartridges to make these cards. I laminated them and added popscicle sticks to put them in the ground.
Cricutters Anonymous: Spring themed
Noel Mignon: Eight is Great
Pile it on: All about Spring

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