Tuesday, 31 May 2011

She Art

Ya me, I just completed my first She Art Canvas and it only took me 2 hours!

almost finished


Ok it was only a small canvas, but I'm still impressed I taught myself to do it!! WOOOHHHOOO
I have seen these posted on Scrapbook.com and if you Google image them, heaps come up and they are so stunning!
I so cant wait to make a larger one, but alas tonight I must clean up, I sure have made a mess on my scraproom, oh and on my hands. LOL

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Broken again :(

Oh Lance what’s the deal!

Another trip to the hospital, yep Lance's heart went into A-fib (atrial fibrillation) again.

Our day started off like any other Monday morning, Lance and I sitting in the lounge enjoying a coffee before work. When Lance turns to me and says "that my heart is feeling funny" I leaned over to listen to his heart and it was racing a hundred mile per hour, and all he was doing was sitting on the lounge. I knew straight away that his heart was in A-fib again and I knew straight away to call the doctors. We got an appointment straight way so I took the kids to school; Lance went into work to tell him he had an appointment with the doctors straight away. We both meet in the doctor surgery, where the doctor did an ECG (echo cardiograph) on him and then the next thing Lance was being taken to hospital in an ambulance. AARRRGGHHHH

The feeling of why Lance!, hit me why is it a healthy 38 year old guy who is fit and looks after himself with good eating and all that, be suffering from heart problems. We wanted answers; we both wanted to know what the deal with this A-fib was and could be control with out his heart having to be started again like the last procedure.

Lance spent 3 days in hospital being connected to a mobile heart machine, and being heavily medicated to get his heart back into rhythm and also thinning his blood so no blood clots would form and cause Lance to have a stroke. One of the drugs that he is on is warphin and it’s such a strong drug that Lance has to have is bloods tested twice a week to see how his blood is thinning.

We have a long road a head of us at the moment with Lance having to have many appointments with a heart specialist to see what the deal is and why this is happening. I know that Lance is scared he tries to not show it, but I can see it I can see when he his sitting down in the lounge room or having moments to himself, that he his thinking why him? What will this do to him, will his active and adventurous life style end. He wants answers he wants to know will he be on medication for the rest of his life. Can they fix it so the threat of stroke will not have to be an every playing fear on his mind?

All I can say is that I'm going to be here for him 110% I will go through ever step with him, I will attend every doctor’s appointment if he needs me; remind him to take every pill. I will help Lance deal with this and I'll be his shoulder to cry on, and an ear to help him vent, a diary to help him remember.

That is what our vows mean to me!

Post those layouts

Ok its time to post my new layouts that I have done to share with blog land.

This layout of my DD and her besties spending some time on our boat fishing, the photo's were perfect for the Echo Park paper range, it is bright and reminds me of summer and spending time outside. I keep the embellishments to a minimum on this layout as I used two photos and I want them to be the main focus and plus they took up a lot of room on this single page layout.

This layout is of my eldest DS and I had to just scrap this picture of him wearing a tie....Yep ties are cool! Specially colored ties, and wearing a collared shirt over another collared shirt, its a teenage thing...LOL
With this layout I used scraps and used my new Tim Holtz mask again, this time I just rubbed an ink pad over it to get the masking effect.

Saturday, 28 May 2011


In the last two weeks I've really been enjoying making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) again.

Here are the few that I've made and I would like to share them on my blog.

Love Grows

Eiffle Tower

Strong (Boy ATC's)


Sunday, 8 May 2011

More then just another layout!

U only have 1 heart

This layout to me this month means more to me then just another layout to add to the album.

This layout describes how I felt about my husband after he was diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation and that we had to rush him into hospital for an evening for blood testing, heart machines and chest x-rays. You also had to see a heart surgeon to organize for your heart to be restarted back into rhythm (defibrillator).
I have never felt so useless in my life knowing that I couldn't fix you, knowing that you where struggling to walk at times because you heart was not working well. When I would see you sitting in the chair of an evening after being at work all day you looked so exhausted, it looked like you had run a mile when all you had done was a normal day at your job.
It was an eye opening to see you like this and it made me realise that if anything was going to happen to you, that I wouldn't cope alone. We needed you Lance, we needed you to be here for us and we needed you strong and well. I needed you, you are my soul mate! Our vows say in sickness and in health and I never thought you would take them so serious. But like it was written and said on our wedding day, I never left your side and I was with you in sickness and in health.

Its now been two weeks since your procedure and you are back to your normal self to some aspects. You can handle a day at work and come home will still have a bounce in your step. But I know deep down inside that you are worried and that sometimes that old heart of yours still aches. I think that you don't know that I know, but I do thats what a wife does. If it means that there is more time in hospital to fix this ticker of yours, I'm going to go through it with you all the way.

I will be with you in sickness and in health!

I love you!

New layouts

Here are some new layouts I have completed. At the moment I'm really into misting and masking, I've been using a few different mediums for this, I have used Kaiser paint, water and perfect pearls in a mini mister, tattered angels glimmer mist and Tim Holtz, colour wash.

Beautiful - This layout was created using Kaisercraft paint (raw umber) and water in a mini mister. I used a Kaisercraft wood flourish to create the stencil of the dress making doll.

I used tulle to layer the punched out bird and fine delicate leaves to add some softness to this layout.

Cousins - With this layout I used Kaisercraft paint (black), perfect pearls powder, and water in a mini mister. I also used Kaisercraft wood butterflies.

I really like that with this layout I added mirrors as embellishments and I also kinder glitz the edges.

Oh so Pretty - With this layout I use tatter Angel glimmer mist (Cherub Pink), I really like that this is such a soft glitter mist. I can see myself using this quite a lot of my daughters layouts.

Changes within you - I use the Tim Holtz colour wash (lettuce) on this layout.

As you can see in this photo how the spray looks on the paper.

With all the misting and masking I do on my layouts I used a heat gun to dry the mediums.

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