Wednesday, December 31, 2008
As of this past October I was 3 years post chemo. I had labs about 2 weeks ago and saw my oncologist on December 22 (#4 in 4 years for reasons beyond my control). I wasn't due for a CT scan until March, but in order to get labs, exams and scans all "in synch," we bumped it up to December, so I had that on Christmas Eve. My labs were perfect - my CEA, which is the tumor marker, was even lower than it was in June (yes!). My CT chest/abdomen/pelvis scan was perfectly normal, no spots on lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, etc. More than once during our visit the doctor told Stan and me that I'm a "miracle." He said he had reread my chart (I'd only seen him once, last June, so he isn't very familiar with me yet) and with all I've been through and the course of things it really is a miracle. I guess that switch of chemo regimens midstream and the extra 2 treatments must have helped!
In March I will be 4 years out from diagnosis - the further away from 3 years, the better, and once we hit the 5 year mark we can really celebrate!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This was our monthly technique. It was made on glossy paper using a couple drops of reinker and an aqua pen filled with rubbing alcohol. Drop 2-3 drops of one color on the glossy paper, then spread it around with your aqua pen. Next, do the same with your second color. If it gets "muddy" looking, use the aqua pen to pick up the color where it's muddy. Let dry, then stamp image with Staz-On. Unfortunately, I pressed a little hard on this one and you can see the outline of where the stamp was punched out.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Stamp is from Stampin Up Cute and Curly, base cardstock is Stampin Up Soft Sky textured CS, designer paper is from the Autum Vine collection (2008 Holiday Mini). Felt ribbon is from Stampin Up. Pearls are from K & Company.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Supplies: All cardstock and stamps from Stampin' Up! (Set used is Web Wishes, which is retired.) I got the ribbon at Michael's, manufacturer unknown.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The stamped layer on this card started out as a piece of white cardstock. We brayered with yellow (I think it was More Mustard). Then we used removable adhesive to adhere a circle punchout for the moon. Over the entire card we then brayered Pumpki Pie. Then we stamped the reeds from Inspired By Nature with Chocolate Chip ink. The edges were sponged with Bravo Burgundy and the sentiment was stamped with the same color. I think this is a stunning card.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I have some more pictures of Glacier and others (Garnet, Montana, a ghost town) in my Webshots Albums if you'd like to see some more of "my" Montana.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
**A little bit about See D's stamps: Taken from the packaging of these stamps - "Designs printed on stamp backs for 'see where you are stamping' ease!" They are made for use with acrylic blocks and every stamp/set comes with a little stamping mat included in the package. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE MAT as it will make your life easier when stamping and help you to get a better impression.
If you have any questions regarding the stamps, please email me at the address provided on my blog.
All of these stamps are brand-new and never opened.
I bought a bunch of these cute little sets by Inque Boutique at my LSS and they have been on my desk in a bag for several months now, so it's time to sell them. As Blogger only allows 5 photos per post, please see the next post (above) for scan #6.
I'm selling these in little sets, tried to put them in "themes" as best I could. Prices are marked on each picture and shipping is extra. I charge actual shipping plus $0.50 handling for each small set if you purchase just one; $1.00 handling charge if you buy 2 or more sets. Accepted methods of payment are Paypal (bank transfer only, no credit cards) and money order only. Please contact me at the email listed on my blog with any questions.
These stamps are brand-new and packages have not been opened.
If you are not familiar with See D's, please see post above for information about mounting and using them.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Christmas Theme - 10 stamps on EZ Mount - $10
Photo Stamps - 2 stamps, 1 on EZ Mount, 1 on HALOS - $6
Chocolate Theme - 3 stamps, rubber only - $4
Grids and Frames - 3 stamps, 1 on EZ mount, others rubber only (ranging from +/- 2"-4" in size) - $8
TAC Nature Theme + bonus - At least 15 stamps, all rubber only - $10
Fall Theme - 6 Stamps, 4 rubber only - $5
All stamps will be sent in a padded envelope, shipping is extra (actual shipping) + $1 handling fee per package to cover cost of packaging and fuel.
I accept paypal (bank transfer only, no credit cards) or money orders. Email me via this blog with questions.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday I went to a workshop at my Stampin' Up! demonstrator's home. This was not our usual "Stampers 10" group, as July is a "free" month, and we aren't required to make a minimum purchase. There were only two of us there, which was really nice - room to spread out and not a lot of hurry up and wait (for stamps and other supplies that are shared). We made this "Bag-In-A-Box" which was super-simple and turned out so cute.
08/05/08 - Edited to add: The blog I think the instructions came from has apparently been deleted. However, Cambria has a link to the tutorial on her blog. That link is here: Stampin' With Di.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wednesday is my day off so I make a weekly trip to Wal-Mart for groceries. Today I had a plan to pick up a few things for a new chicken enchilada recipe I found in Kraft Food and Family Magazine http://kraftfoods.com/ Thankfully, we had a very cool and rainy today so it was a good day to come home and work in the kitchen without heating up the house (not counting my hot flashes!). I also made some candy to take to a Medical Transcription Week celebration tomorrow. I want to share the enchliada recipe with you, as we loved it and it's definitely a keeper.
Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas
1 small onion, chipped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cooked small chicken breasts, shredded
1 cup thick and chunky salsa, divided (1/3 cup and 2/3 cup)
4 oz (1/2 of an 8 oz pkg) cream cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro*
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup shredded cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese, divided (1/2 and 1/2)
8 flour tortillas
Preheat oven to 350. Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add chicken, 1/4 cup salsa, cream cheese, cilantro and cumin; mix well. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese; mix well.