Thursday, February 4, 2010

Renewed and Refreshed

Whew! What a whirlwind few weeks. You all amaze me. The support, encouragement, the meals dropped off, little treats from people I know and people I do not, the emails. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We have hope. My mom is going to a cancer treatment center near Chicago. It is a very good place and she will have her surgery sometime next week. We went wig shopping already, and I must say. . .I want one too! How fun to buy a long hot blonde wig and be someone different for a date night. Too much info?? ;-)

Well, when I am stressed I create. I think I may have mentioned that, but srsly. . .I pumped out like 9 pages and some cards and working on a shadow box art and mini album. It's good to stay busy and mentally be free. I also had some retail therapy and hit up my local scrapbook place for some new goodies. If you have an Archivers, they have these hero arts doily stamps in stock!

Also can be found here.

Also, with all of the scrapping I've accomplished, I needed a new scrapbook. I love this American Crafts one that I also purchased at Archivers.

Can also be found here.

Then of course, I had to get an etsy print to hang in my new little corner of the room. =)

Here are a few of my recent faves. . .


Dramamine Dream. My two girlies zonked out after taking some dramamine on a roadtrip. It was quite nice. Heh. ;-) Used a Kenner Road kit here - I think Dec's kit?


Used bits from the girl Noel Mignon kit and the buttons stamp is Kenner Road.


Three of my faves here. . .my kids, Sassafrass Lass and Glimmer mist. =)

One more thing. . .

Isn't that the coolest?? I love it and want to make one like it, which she has instructions on her blog somewhere of how to. You need to check out her site. Love her and she always has fun tutorials and amazing pics. Found the "how to" right here!
If you made it this far. . .you are a jewel.
xo

5 comments:

deana said...

Your LO's are so inspiring, Amber! And I'm so glad to hear that things are looking positive for your mom. Yes, I agree... wig shopping could probably be FUN! :-)


Big hugs....

chinamommy said...

My mom wears a wig... long story, not cancer. It's the best thing that ever happened to her, her hair was always a train wreck, now it looks nice (most of the time, except when it's too far down on her forehead & she yanks it back....). Oh brother, no one tell her I told you that!!!
your michigan pal,
m

Greta Adams said...

girl if you had dark hair id send ya my wigs...i love wigs...closet full of them...my hubby says he never knows who he will be going on a date with...LOL....

get one...they are fun..not to mention it's good times and laughs with your mom....

Xo
g

oh and the layouts...yeah...stress does you good cause those are BANGIN girl!!

Sara said...

Your layouts look great! I love that button stamp! Good news with your mom, rock that wig sista!!

Courtney Walsh said...

Loving your layouts, Amber! Super cute! :)

I have never had a wig on, but I could totally go for some hair extensions!! :) Glad you guys are doing well!