My picture came out a little blurry, but you get the idea. This is another one of my MILs images. Such a cute stamp and the card will make a great card to lift a friends day.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I made this card for the swap I was just in, and made a couple of extras for come gift sets of cards I made for Christmas, and one for a friend. I don't know why my pics are uploading so small now but if you want to see a closer, larger view just click on the pic.
I used TACs stamp set "Playful Kittes"
Paper is TACs Juliette SWIC and the cardstock is DCWV. I colored it with watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The papers are DCWV for the colored cardstock and the ivory cardstock is from TAC.
We are just getting our computer back from the "doctor" as it had caught a nasty virus. We were able to save most, but not all the things on out computer. Because of this I am having a hard time getting both scans and camera pics onto my computer (I have to find the original CDs ect) After today I am not sure when I will be able to post again. Todays is the last card I had saved already on my computer.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Paper: SU! and unknown patterned paper
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Big shot and cuttlebug swirl folder, small eyelets, zig pen for balloon string, watercolor pencils and blender pen for coloring, stickles, and white get pen
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
The kids and I started making holiday cookies today. Here are a couple of pics.
And last, but not least, a couple of pics of Juliana that I took yesterday.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Stamps-Playful Kitties (TAC)
Ink: Palette Noir, Retired TAC Brown
Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, DCWV Robins Egg (2 different shades)
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, watercolor pencil and blending pen
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
early Wednesday morning.
7 lb 1 oz
18 3/4" long and absolutely perfect.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thanks again for your continued prayers!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What is this? By definition, cholestasis is any condition in which the flow of bile — a digestive fluid — from the liver is blocked. Extrahepatic cholestasis occurs outside the liver. Intrahepatic cholestasis occurs inside the liver. Pregnancy is one of many possible causes of intrahepatic cholestasis. Other names for cholestasis of pregnancy include obstetric cholestasis and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Cholestasis of pregnancy can be dangerous for a developing baby, however. Early delivery is usually recommended. (They are doing this for me)
The cause of cholestasis of pregnancy is unknown. However, the condition seems to be triggered by pregnancy hormones.
Bile — a digestive fluid that helps the body break down fats — is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Pregnancy hormones can affect how well the gallbladder functions. Sometimes, pregnancy hormones slow or even stop the flow of bile. Eventually, this excess bile may enter the bloodstream. This is cholestasis of pregnancy.
For mothers, cholestasis of pregnancy may temporarily hinder the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Itching usually resolves within a few days of delivery, and subsequent liver problems are uncommon — although cholestasis is likely to recur with other pregnancies.
For babies, the complications of cholestasis of pregnancy can be much more severe. For reasons not well understood, cholestasis of pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth and meconium — a substance that lines the baby's intestines during pregnancy — in the amniotic fluid. If a baby inhales meconium during delivery, he or she may have trouble breathing. There's also a risk of fetal death late in pregnancy. Because of the potentially severe complications, labor is typically induced early.
The specialist told me they have no clue why the higher infant deaths, but that is one of the reasons they are inducing early.
So what I am looking at is delivering in two weeks. It may be earlier if there is any sign of stress to the baby, or my levels sky rocket.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
About a month ago (Labor Day weekend) I started itching on my hands and feet, and then very quickly after all over my body. I am talking CRAZY amounts of itching, the kind that drives a person insane. What I have learned since is that this is a sign in pregnancy that something can be wrong with your liver. My doctor ordered some blood work done that showed elevated liver enzymes, and meant even MORE blood work, which finally came back Thursday showing that I have something called the HELLP syndrome. I thank God for a great doctor who gently insisted I get the initial blood work done even though I was positive that it was just an allergic reaction to changes in my laundry detergent. God is good.
HELLP stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzyme levels and a Low Platelet count. If you want to know more you can Google HELLP and come of with some great information. I am not going to be on for quite awhile now since the baby and I are being heavily monitored by the doctors, and my doctor told me yesterday that they are not going to let me go past 37 weeks, but that things could change between now and then and I could have the baby sooner.
I appreciate all the prayers and notes I have been receiving from Christians across the country. It is such a blessing to have a wonderful family in Christ. Thanks so much
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thanks Tricia for posting about this on your blog...I would never have found this inspiring site without you.