Thursday, April 10, 2008

A little catch up and a layout!

Well, I'm going to start with the fun stuff and a new layout! I decided to try out for the Sketch This design team that Janelle Richmond does. I'm sure there'll be a ton of applications, but you don't know unless you try! I always love the sketches and have played with quite a few of them, so this is the sketch and my layout.

I also decided to try a challenge ides from the Sisterhood of Scrap online crop that's happening now. Lisa had a "Connect 4" challenge on her blog, so the cluster in the top right was born! I had so much fun playing with the new Making Memories "Jack" line on this one!

Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Paper is Making Memories "Jack" as are the epoxy and felt embelishments and star brads. The ribbon is Making Memories. Tag is MME Wild Asparagus. Rub-ons are Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Ink is Palette Burnt Umber.

Now as for other things going on... The biggest reason I haven't been blogging as much is that a lot has been going on with my grandma as some of you already know. She had heart surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow and though that went well, she's had some complications since - the worst of those being a stroke. It was considered minor and mostly affected her speech and swallowing, but those do seem to be improving. There is a lot of work to be done, but we're thankful there's improvement. I'm hoping that I'll find out they took out the feeding tube when I call today!

We're all good though! Nothing too much new with us. Sophia (my niece) celebrated her second birthday this past weekend and actually turned 2 on Tuesday! How time flies! I can't believe I've been taking care of her for more than a year!

I worked all last weekend because the store had their grand re-opening! It was absolutely crazy and there were great deals to be had for sure! I was wiped after working both days of the sale and then had preschool duty on Monday after that! Not my usual relaxing "day off" with the boys. Oh well, I got to go hang out with Kyle at school and he loves that!

Better run for now, but please keep my grandma in your thoughts!
Take care,


Megan A. said...

great page! good luck with the call!

did you read the blog where she said that her computer crashed and she lost everything? hope you re-sent it.

I love love love this page

~ Jayme ~ said...

Love your LO, good luck... :)

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the texture of the ribbon and clustering of circles.

Continued prayers for your Grandmother! Hope you get positive news.

Deanne said...

Cute vlayout, Colleen!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood blog!!!

Praying for quick recovery for your gramdma!

Kim said...

Great job with this sketch!

emily said...

Nice work! Hope all goes well with your grandmother...

Joƫlle said...

HI Colleen!

I hope your grandma continues on the path to recovery. My thoughts are with you.

toners said...

Oh Colleen, I am so sorry about your grandma. Sending ((hugs)) and positive thoughts for her to get better very soon!

And your layout is beautiful! Wow!