Monday, August 27, 2012
My pirate. Arr!
My goofy pirate trying to put his sunglasses on over his eyepatch.
Hey, my peeps! Guess what! I have another post for you!! August is the birthday month for both my sisters-one on the 6th, the other on the 30th. So I have been making their cards/gifts. Because of my hands, I am way behind. But I did get my one sis' card done. She LOVES the color orange-obssessed is not even strong enough to describe her addiction-so I always use orange for her b-day cards. This year I did something different and combined the orange with pink. It is quite possibly the best card I have ever done. So there.
For this card I tried the card feature of the Art Philosophy cartridge for the first time. I cut the card at 5 inches on some gorgeous, double-sided paper. This worked out well for me as I was able to use the butterfly cut outs as embellishments on the front of the card. Then, using packing tape, I glittered the negative image on the card base itself and added some Liquid Glass to get a 3D effect. It worked perfectly! The positives of the butterflies added the perfect touch, I think. I love the whole 3D effect the card has. I used some sticjles and Liquid Glass to add some more texture to the cardstock and really help the beautiful pattern to pop! I can't wait to try out more of the cards on the cartridge. I hope you enjoy! Take care! :)
Thursday, August 23, 2012
3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (any type of chicken will do)
1 each of red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper, and green pepper
2 cups of sliced mushrooms (I couldn't add them because my husband is extremely picky!)
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 package of Fajita spice
1 can of Cambell's Cream of Chicken soup
1 jar of alfredo sauce (any brand)
1 package of Fettuccine noodles
Brown chicken in skillet with vegetables. When chicken is browned, add Fajita spice package and about 1/2 cup of water.
|The biggest test-my picky eater!|
(He LOVED it!)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have never gone through anything like that before in my life. It was so bad that my husband had to dress me, feed me, EVERYTHING! I couldn't write, use the computer, hold my phone, NOTHING! I couldn't feed my kids, clothe them, comfort them, play with them--my poor 1 year old was starting to think I didn't love him anymore because I couldn't touch him. It broke my heart and made me cry more than once! And worst of all-I couldn't craft!!!! UGH!!!! Literally, all I did for 6 weeks was sit with my hands elevated. That's it. Can you say B-O-R-E-D!?! Anyway, the doctor let me come home Friday morning, with strict instructions on what NOT to do, (which is pretty much everything), while my hands heal. I surprised my kids and hubby by coming home 3 days early and first thing in the morning--and it was the best reunion EVER! I think my neighbors down the street heard my kids' squeals! Oh how good it felt to pick up my babies and hold them and hug them and kiss them!!! Of course, my 1 year old has not stopped needing my attention since I got back but it is worth every slobbery kiss!!! I am the most loved mommy IN THE WORLD!!! My poor hubby is finally relieved of his 'single parent' duties to some degree as I am now able to help around the house more every day. Tonight I was even able to cook supper!! (Yummy post to follow.) My husband is an AMAZING man with AMAZING strength and patience. The poor guy deserves a holiday! As for my hands, they are definitely raw as I lost most of the top several layers of skin on both hands, and I certainly ain't at 100% yet. But time will callus them and I will be back to normal in no time...and begging for a break no doubt. LoL Now, time to get back to life and see my oldest baby off to his first day of Kindergarten in a week! *sniffle* Somebody wish me luck-I'm gonna need it! Take care!
Here's a peek at my infection. There is a gap, however, from the time I was in the hospital as I was without my camera. But those pictures would be too horrific to show on here. (No word of a lie!)
|How it all started.|
|The infection after I finished my 1st |
course of antibiotics.
|Halfway through my 3rd course.|
By the time I was in the hospital,
my entire right hand and 3/4
of my left were entirely covered
by the infection seen here.
Then my skin started to die and
come off leaving deep raw areas
all over my hands and fingers.
|3 days after I got home from the hospital.|
Infection is gone but the damage remains
to be seen. My hands are hypersensitive
right now and so I have to be careful.
|The new skin is extremely thin and will take months to|
callus and be at 100%.