Sunday, November 08, 2015

An Update on Life.......

Mom had her first chemo treatment on October 29th.
She is doing AMAZINGLY well....
I am so very proud of her, she is being very strong
and positive throughout this all.
I am a firm believer that attitude gets you a long ways,
especially where your health is concerned.
She is going to have 6 months of chemotherapy.
We are meeting with a radiation oncologist on the 16th
to see if she needs radiation too.
That will need to be done in Victoria, which is
 1.5 hours away, kind of sucks but at least there is
somewhere on the island that does it and
we don't have to go to the mainland.
She has had no nausea, a bit of a sinus headache
the night of the first treatment, which was taken
care of with good ol' Tylenol. We were told
this may happen.
She has been sleeping good and eating well.
She is having some issues with swelling in
her right arm, which we knew could potentially
happen. She has started to wear a compression sleeve
and is having lymphadema massage to help it.
We are waiting for her hair to fall out.
Sounds weird saying that but we were told
day 14 is when it would happen, so
pretty much any day now. I am debating
whether to shave it or just let it go.
I will let her decide that.
Mom and I took a drive to Victoria last
Monday and found her a wig and some
new hats to wear so she is all ready to go
when her hair falls out.
Have I mentioned how proud I am of her?
She is my hero...... =)

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Long Due Post........

It has been awhile since I have posted.

I have been finding it hard to be overly creative as
of late. My last post, June 17th, was EXACTLY a 
week before I found out my mother has breast cancer.

Cancer is not a rarity in my family, in fact, I pretty much
know my fate, it is just a matter of when. 
For some reason {because my mother was turning 70} 
I thought she was in the safe zone.

Silly me, being in the medical profession, I knew
that was not the case but I was hopeful. 

You never want to see your mother go through 
something like this. 

My dad is also a survivor of cancer and I know
my mom will also fight it because she has
her family in her corner fighting with her. 

Hopefully, once everything has settled down
a bit and we find out what the next steps are
{she is currently healing from her 2nd surgery}
I can join the ranks of creating and posting again....

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Birthday Wishes For a Coworker... =)

It's feels good to be posting again....

Today's make is for a coworker who
has just joined our team over the last month.

As many of you are aware, I make
birthday cards for all my co-workers.

This card is using the Saturated Canary
image. This little cutie was part of a digi 
pack that is currently available.
Her name is Sweetheart!

This is quite a simple card but that seems
to be my type as of late. I am really liking
the clean and simple lines.


E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29,
R20, R22, R24, YG13, YG25

The sentiment is from my all time favourite
one stop shop, Simon Says Stamps,
This sentiment is actually from the

For the sentiment, I used Stampendous's glitter
embossing powder.

Artistic View

Gina K Kraft card stock
Black layering card stock
Prima Doodle Deux DP
Stitched Circles
Sm Scalloped Circles 
SSS - Big Birthday Wishes

Hope you enjoyed this card I made.

Thanks for visiting....

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Birthday to My Nephew With Kenny K.. =)

So it's my nephew's birthday today!

I can not believe that he is 11 years old,
where does the time go?

I had a hard time finding the perfect digital
image to use for his card. He is a sports
fanatic! He plays on his LAX and hockey rep teams.

I am certainly super proud to call him my nephew!

The image I used was from Kenny K.
It is called Anime Hockey.

I chose to ink it up in his team colours
so it is more personalized.

The sentiment for this card was made
by me on my computer.


E000, E00, E04, E11, E41, E42, E43, E44,
E50, E51, E52, R20, BG00, YR13, YR16, YR18,
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, T0, T2, T4

I popped the image and sentiment up with the 
3D pop ups to make the image stand out!

Artistic View

Gina K 80lb Pure Luxury White
Black layering card stock
EP Jack & Jill
AC Basics
Pop Up Stickies

I really hope you enjoyed this little
number I came up with.

Thanks for visiting...

Thursday, June 04, 2015

OMG! I made a couple of cards....... =)

So I have truly been lazy, I don't know how 
quite to explain it but the MOJO has 
been sucked right out of me!

I have no desire to make cards
and this really hurts me because I love making them.

I did manage to get a couple done for my
cousin(s) birthdays. One is from my mom's side of the
family and the other is from my dad's side.

So that means that they are very similar, 
but cute none the less.....

These images are some oldies from CC All That Scraps.
Their names are Birthday Boy and Cupcake Girl.

Copics Used
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27
R20, R24, R29, Y13, Y15, Y17, G14, G19
B97, B99

Copics Used
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, 
E41, E42, E43, E44, Y02, Y04, YR21
V01, V12, V15, RV91, RV93, RV95
W1, W3, W5

Copic X-press It
Gina K - Slate Grey
Stitched Circles
SSS "Big Birthday Wishes"
White embossing powder

Copic X-press It
Gina K - Slate Grey
Stitched Circles
SSS "Big Birthday Wishes"
Clear embossing powder

Right before they went postal, I 
decided to add Glossy Accents to the balloons
and the top of the cupcake to add some depth.....

I really hope you enjoyed these cards.

I will try my hardest to get my butt in gear and 
post some more creations.