Friday, September 18, 2009

Personal update

I haven't been crafting much lately. Normally I wouldn't put up a personal update, but felt that I needed to do so in case anyone follows this blog. I have Fibromyalgia and have been trying the newest medication approved for this condition. It's called Savella and is supposed to help those of us with Fibro. So far, I just feel more tired. I may have an interaction with 1 or 2 of my other meds which would leave me exhausted. Basically from what I understand, I would have a toxic combination and may have to quit this medication since I can't change pain medication. It's tough when you can't take NSAIDs. Also, it looks like my gastric bypass (2007) may be another problem. I have developed new complications and may have to have surgery again.
So, needless to say, I haven't been up to crafting much, although I am inspired to do so. I just don't have the energy to finish a lot.
I did recently enter an ornament contest through Creative Home Arts club. All the ornaments will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but maybe I'll get published in their magazine. Should I win even an honorable mention, I will share it here.
Well, that's about all for now. Hang in there while I work through some medical problems and hopefully get my groove back!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Couple of Blog Candy opportunities for ya & Project updates

While looking around at all the blogs I am following, I'm spreading the Blog Candy joy with you.

The first one is over at Froggaritaville. Visit Froggy's blog to find details to win her Blog Candy which includes Martha Stewart punches! You have until Sept 11, so get over there right now...

The second is over at Starving Artistamps. Visit soon as the contest ends on Sept. 10. What do you win??? Well 2 lucky people will win Starving Artistamps' newest release. Check out the ways you can enter this contest.

Updates on what I'm working on right now...
Outlines Rubber Stamps ornament toppers
Outlines Rubber Stamps layered ornaments
Clear Scraps mini mixables albums
Hero Arts quickie Christmas cards
Samples of KaiserCraft Memo board, train & clock.
And the last thing I'm working on right now is a once a month class on creating altered books. We will cover the basics of covering/creating pages, creating niches and adding pockets to pages.
So, if you are in the Greensboro, NC area and would like to check out one or more of these classes, you can get info here at The Stamping and Scrapbooking Room's website. Pictures will be posted soon here, but you will find some at the store's website.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I haven't posted in a long time and I'm bad about that... What have I been up to since CHA? Well, I've been trying to come up with classes I can teach at The Stamping and Scrapbooking Room in Greensboro, NC.

I'm teaching a couple simple Christmas Card classes from Hero Arts. I will be teaching more Outlines Rubber Stamps this year. We are doing layered ornaments and the ornament toppers. I'm working on a Clear Scraps Mixables album as well.

I'll post pictures of these a little later...