Friday, September 7, 2012

Pepper Update, A Card, Giveaway #2 & more!

Hi dear friends,
First of all my sweet baby Pepper is on the mend & doing well.  The swelling in her paw is almost gone.  She will be on meds for 10 days and I just need to watch for infection.  I am so happy and want to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers & comments.
Please please excuse any cruddy pictures!  With loosing my Nikon, thanks to Sue Kment telling me I could do this, I was able to retrieve them.  Editing all that I downloaded was just to much.  Hours worth of work, between 3 programs.  I bought Adobe Elements 10, but have yet to learn that one!
Remember last week when I shared WOYWW. This is the card I was working on.  With the passing of my Mother, I totally did not get my Mother-in-laws Birthday card done.  For her and in honor of my Mother, I worked very hard to do my best card ever and I think I succeeded.


Supplies used:
Paper:  Neenah White c/s
Stamp:  Mom, My Sentiments Exactly (I don't know if they are still in business)
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Lattice 2 die, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Scalloped Heart,  Floral Flourishes & Foilage,     Flowers by American Crafts.
Other:  Memento inks, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink & Pear tart.
Cuttlebug, Glue Dots, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Dimensionals,  Paper Studio Gem Stones, Stick Pin , Quick Stik.
This is a set of 12 Letraset Pro Muted Alcohol Blending Markers!  These Markers are the less expensive alternative to copics.  I have been told that they have exactly the same performance.
There is a little story that goes with these Markers.  Originally I ordered  This set & a pastel set from .  When I received my order, I got 2 of these Muted sets and no pastel set.  I called Dick Blick and was told they were so sorry and my pastels would be shipped the same day Aaand to keep the second set of muteds free of charge.  Needless to say, I had my pastel set in 3 days.  I love Dick Blick and will continue to order from them.
Anyway, on to the giveaway.....Yup, you have to do something for me to win these!  
All you have to do is
1.  Sign up to follow me
2.  Share this post through a group you are in or on your blog, even your Facebook or Pinterest accounts. 
3.Once you have share, just come back and leave me a comment. If you have a link to your share, please share it with me. If you don't, that is o.k.
My goal here is to get more followers and I hope you will help me with that.    Thanks for playing with me and helping me get more followers.  This Giveaway ends on September 30th 2012. 
Once I have reached 100 followers, I will have a great blog candy!  Pretty sad that I have less than 20!    I will end the Giveaway on September 30th, 2012, unless I have 100 followers before that date.  Then I will announce the winner on my 100th follower and send that person a little gift.
Now just sharing a couple of pix from my yard of visitors we had this weekend, besides the snake!  In this first picture (I am sorry for the blurr...took these pictures through my window) is a Black Bear.  I was not about to go out side to take this picture.  Black Bears are very dangerous!
In the 2nd Picture is a beautiful Doe, which came on 3 different days!  I feel like we are running a wild animal park!  LOL!!

Well, on a final note...the Nikon (Thanks to Sue) may just need a new Battery!  Funny thing is, I like my Olympus much better!  It takes better pictures and the editing program is much simpler to use!  At least the Nikon cord fits the Olympus!!!  Yay!!
I hope you are  having a wonderful creative day!  I have a lot more to  post, but I think I will save for tomorrow!  Thank you for visiting my blog and please come again.
Hugs Lori

Thursday, September 6, 2012

OOPS! Winners of 1st Giveaway & UGH!

Sorry about sending the post with nothing in it.  That is the kind of day I am having! :((

Anyway will explain that part after I announce the winners of Giveaway #1.  I only got 3 comments on that post and I know all 3 ladies for a long time, so I used to select the winners.

Congratulations to:  Christina Davey & Sue Kment!

Ladies please e-mail me your addresses so I can send.  I know I should have those addresses, but the mess & state of mind I am in would take some time to find them.   As soon as I have your info, I will mail out your Lace & Seam bindings.  Thank you both & Mary Waspe for commenting!

Now on to the UGH! part!  I have been trying so hard to get this blog up and running and I think I just fried my new NIKON camera along with a ton of pictures that I was going to post!  The battery died while I was trying to upload them and there was no way to click on disconnect camera.  I did not know that the battery was dead and could find nothing in the program to tell me why my photos were not downloading or if there were any problems (This camera is just to darn complicated!!).  Since I still have my Olympus, I am not to upset about the Nikon (except for the loss of $$ to buy it).

What I am upset about is the pictures that are on it can't be retrieved if the camera is fried.  I don't know if I mailed the warrenty card on it, but I am pretty sure I saved the receipt.  Now to find it!

You know sometimes I really wonder about all of the products these days that are meant to save time and make our lives easier.  It might be great if you didn't have to read and learn 3" thick (not quite that much, but it feels like it) volumes of instructions for each item.

Anyway, I am just sick about this & losing some great pictures, so that is all I am going to do today!  If by some miracle and a lot of prayer, the camera comes to its senses, I will get on with it tomorrow. 

This has not been my week, but I am not giving up!  ONWARD & UPWARD!!  I will see you sometime tomorrow!
I hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Hugs Lori

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

About Pepper & more!

Hi dear friends,

Pepper is home from the Vet and sleeping.  Her paw swelled up like a balloon and when I picked her up, while still swollen, it has gone down quite a bit.  She will be on meds for about 2 weeks and I just have to watch the wound for infection.

Thank you so much for your thoughts & Prayers.

I had a ton of stuff to share with you today before this happened.  One is the announcement of the winner of my giveaway and a new giveaway!  I was also going to post for the WOYWW again.  I even took the pictures.  Please forgive me, but I have to wait to do this until tomorrow.  I am emotionally exhausted and it takes a lot of work that I don't have tonight.  I do have a list of fun stuff and I will be back in the morning.  Hugs to you all and have a good evening.

Hugs Lori

Pray warriors for Pepper please!!!!!

Dear Friends,  It is 10:40a.m. est.  My baby Pepper was bitten by a snake.  Mark has rushed her to the Vet!  Please keep her in your prayers and share this with any who will pray for her.  She is my baby and after losing my Mother just over a month ago, I just don't know how I will get through this.
Lord please send my baby back home to me.  In Jesus name I pray!
Love Lori