Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playtime!!!

Let me just say first, that my baby girl has been very, very sick for over a week now.
Oops...I forgot...she looks like this now, but I still think of her as the photo above...especially when she's sick. Anyway, we've been to the Dr. four times in the past week because the glands in her neck have been swollen out to the Wa-Zoo and her tonsils have been swollen, which makes it painful to swallow. Poor baby. She has Mono.(no, not from kissing a boy) she got it in some (un)glamorous way which is still a mystery to us. The Dr. we saw yesterday finally put her on the right meds to give her some relief. Today the E.N.T. Dr. said we are on the right track now, and gave her the all-clear. This is the very first day she woke up feeling better rather than worse since all this began a week and a half ago. I'm very grateful!
So, to celebrate the relief from constant worry for the past several days, I did something creative tonight (close to her, at the kitchen table) while she vegged on the couch and watched American Idol. Have you ever heard of Grungeboard, by Tim Holtz? Well, it's fun stuff. It's flexible, unlike chipboard.
Remember the red glitter hearts I showed you a few posts ago from JoAnn's? Here's what I decided to do with one of them.





ARGH...I forgot to distress the edges before I Mod Podged the wings. I'll have to see what I can do about that later.
I also finished up this tag below, that I started earlier. Lots of fun.



And, you probably noticed the addition to my Header today. I FINALLY found myself a poseable hand at a funny little Art Supply place by the University. Yipee! Think of all the mischief I can get into with this little treasure when it comes to holidays.



THANK GOODNESS! : )

38 comments:

Carrie said...

I love the heart its wonderful! And the quote is the best.

Rambling Girl said...

Sorry your baby has been so sick but at least she is getting on the mend now.

Love the hand...to cute!

As always I love all the creations you share...

Ward Clever is pretty smart man!

Small House said...

Sick kids always worrysome. Glad she's feeling better.

Such cute crafting. Glad you were able to have a minute to relax.

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry your daughter has been so sick....I'm glad she is on the mend now.

As always I LOVE your crafts...LOVE the picture tutorial! That poseable hand is Fabulous and I noticed it right away cause I always check your header to see if you added something new.

I always enjoy seeing your crafts soooo much!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You are sooooo creative! I just love that little heart. Too sweet. Glad your daughter is getting better.

~ Jamie ~ said...

I'm glad your daughter's feeling better.

I love your V-day decorations. The heart is adorable. You are so creative!

julie & joe said...

The heart is Beautiful!!! I love what you have done with your mantle.

the undomesticated wife said...

Great little winged heart!

Momovthree said...

What a great project!

I'm so glad she is starting to feel better.
~Michelle

SmrfChic said...

I love the little winged heart, how sweet!
I hope your "baby" girl is all better soon.

mimi said...

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog today. Your blog is amazing--talk about inspiration!!! I have marked you as a favorite and I will definitely be back for more inspiration!!
Have a Wonderful Day
Mimi~
PS Your daughter is beautiful!! hope she is feeling better soon.

Cami and Dustin said...

Ohhhh, poor Sara! I'm so glad she's starting to feel better. And so glad that you don't have to be so worried any more! I loooove your heart and that card!!!! Beautiful!!

Miss G said...

so glad your daughter is starting to be on the mend. I have been sick for the past week too and my mom felt the same way.

That heart with the wings is great! I don't think you need to worry about not having distressed the wings. It looks great to me! Kelly

Songbirdtiff said...

Cute stuff. I just love your creativeness!

I hope your daughter gets back to her normal self soon. My little brother came down with mono a year or two ago. He recovered perfectly. I wish your daughter the same!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm on vacation for the next two weeks but wanted to stop in and say "Hi."
Both my kids had mono. My son was only down for 2 weeks but my daughter was out of school for almost 3 months! The mono attacked her organs and we ran to the ER many many times. I'm glad her doctor has your daughter on meds I hope this helps her to recover. What out for thyroid problems in the next couple of years on her though. I don't know why but sometimes mono causes thyroid issues later. ???

Your crafts are fabulous as always!
Robin~♥

Molly said...

I love those two projects! They turned out beautifully!

The sign at the bottom of the post is fantastic. I totally agree.

Also glad your daughter is feeling better!

Mimi Sue said...

You're right, the alligator wins! Everytime I looked at that rubber plant that ended up in my mom's living room, I got annoyed. Love the grunge board. Did you get it at a craft store? I'd like to take a look at it. The hand is CUTE. I know you won't do anything too goofy with it, will you? I can think of several possibilities. One of my girls served an American Sign Language mission so I thought she could come up with some interesting poses. Hope your baby is feeling better. Mono is the pits. We had it at our house years ago. All your creations are adorable as usual. Mimi

Erin said...

I hope she feels better. What a relief to finally figure out what was wrong. I love all your crafts you do. These are awesome!

Cindy said...

So happy to hear that Sara is doing better, finally! You are always so amazing with the decorations you come up with. I am in awe of you!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Poor Sara. Mono is no fun. Both of my girls have had it and it kicked their butt!! I'm glad she's on the mend and starting to feel a little better.

Love all your creative decor. Very A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

Blessings,

Sher

Joy said...

I love the heart.. it is so cute.. and speaking of cute... your daughter is a doll.

bec4 said...

I love what you did to the heart. Are the chipboard pieces from JoAnne's too? I am so sorry about your daughter. my son had mono a couple of years ago. It is hard on them. He wasn't fully recovered for 6 months, or at least not to full energy until then. I said a prayer for your sweet one!

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm glad your beautiful daughter is starting to get some relief. Mono really wipes the stuffing right out of you!
I love to visit your blog. I come to drool over your amazing blog banner and I love the things you create-I am going to be looking for these hearts this week. What a clever idea! I love the Ward Cleever quote-gosh I miss the Beav!

Rachel said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon! Seems like everyone is sick right now.

Love ♥ Love your craft! I think I might need to make a few of these! ;)

And I laughed at your daughter's coomment on ordering Addison..... How cute is that! Have fun making the quilt. It turns out so dang cute! Just be sure to use basting spray. Oh and I used a kids' glue stick to glue down the squares, I only glued the middle though didn't want to gum up my needle. If you run into something and have a ? don't hesitate to ask.

Okay one other thing. I didn't do her sting thing.... You'll understand when you get your pattern. Good luck!

Windy said...

Great idea! Glad your little baby girl is feeling better! Make sure she gets plenty of rest, even after she thinks she feels good. I had mono when I was a teenager for.ever. I didn't rest like I was supposed to and it kept coming back, so I would feel good one week, and then be sick again the next.

Tamara Jansen said...

LOVE your ideas! And the mono thing is a real bummer.....when I met the Big Guy he had been suffering from mono for months. He finally took some heavy doses of vitamins that helped his body get back to normal. Very hard to ALWAYS feel tired :( Hope she's better soon!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I'm glad your baby girl is on the mend. I had mono my senior year in college and it wasn't fun.

Love your creativity with the heart!

~ Sarah

Sue said...

Thankyou for stopping by my blog, and Im sorry ,but that is as far as it goes with valentines in my home! Hubby and I have been married nearly 21 yrs, and I think he may have given me one card! Oh well, I can emerse myself into craft and displays cant I! Im glad I came to check yours out, you have been busy, it all looks gorgeous!
Sue

Libby Buttons said...

Your baby is such a pretty young woman. Mono is so crappy and takes everything out of you. Sweet idea with the hearts, love that glittery red.
smiles
LiBBy

Sandy Toes said...

Your heart is just is wonderful!!!

I love it full of the red glitter and the words...so cute!

I am glad she is mending!
-sandy toe

Joy said...

Oh, that is the best quote!
I'm lovin' your V-day decor.
You are such a creative lady!
I hope your baby will be feeling better soon!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ok girl...you beat me to the punch...I was gonna do the same thing with the heart and wings...BUT I bought some christmas angel wings clearanced at Walmart and am gonna glue them on a heart I bought. Still gonna do it..but you are faster! I love tim holtz distressing inks. I am sooo sorry to hear about your baby girl...they are always our babies. That can take soo stinking long to get over. ok I got to go to bed. cherry

Holly said...

You really are truly whimsical. SOO much eye candy. I just love all of the inspiration! I may just have to make a winged heart of my own.:)

I am glad that your daughter is healing. It is always so scary when somebody that you love dearly is not well.

GRAMS said...

Thank you soooo much for offering to post my letters for sale. That is a wonderful offer. I would truly appreciate it. You're the best. Janis

PS. I love your new things. I need to try the grunge board.

Dakota's Mom said...

Glad Sara is starting to feel better!

Ms. Tee said...

I'm so sorry your daughter's been sick! I hope she is on her way to feeling better now. It's so hard to have to watch them be sick!

Your creations are beautiful - now I'm gonna have to try out this *grunge board*! Have a great week :)

Kimberly said...

Love the winged heart! Did you glue the wings on the back of the heart or push them into the side of the heart?

I hope your girlie feels better soon!

Carol said...

Your 'baby girl' is just beautiful!!