Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My external hard drive is out of comission... hopefully temporarily!! However, it holds all of my images... therefor, I am not able to post any of my recent creations... EEEKKK!!!
I am PRAYING that it is fixable... as it holds all of my photo's... I will be HEARTBROKEN if it can not!
So, I will be able to post new creations soon, but the ones that were stored on my hard drive will have to be rephotographed for me to show you!
So, bare with me while I get things back to rights! :)
Thanks a bunch!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I am BURSTING with excitement yet again to share that I have been asked to continue on with Spellbinders and be a part of their 2012 design team!! The competition was extremely difficult! With everything taking place over Christmas, everything with Dad's illness PLUS all of the CHA work... It was a real challenge! However, I adored each and every project I submitted! I guess they did too...! :) WHOOT!!
Unfortunately I am not able to share any of my projects for the competition with you. They are being held for possible publication! Exciting!!
I would like however, to share with you a layout that I did for Spellbinders for CHA. This is a page about my 6 yr old Sammy. It's bright! It has no flowers on it! So it's a little different for me, but having 4 boys and only 1 girl, I have to break out of my elegant and romantic mode once in a while to scrap something fun and funky!
- S5-028 Nested Pennants
- S5-089 Home Sweet Home
- S5-097 Jewel Treasures
- E8-007 Classic Edges One
- E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
Cross Promotional Partner Products
- Echo Park Paper Co, For The Record Patterned Paper, Happy Days Patterned Paper, Cardstock Stickers
- Bazzill Basics Paper, Black Cardstock
- Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, Burlap Buttons
- Jillibean Soup, Twine
Other: Helmar Adhesives, White Gel pen
And sine yesterday was my middle man Camden's birthday, I'll share a birthday card with you! Not really suited for a little boy... but it's cute none the less! :)
- P3-004 Ovals Punch Templates
- P5-003 Party Pack Punch Templates
- E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop
- Spellbinders Presto Punch™ Machine
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine
Preferred Partner Products:
Cross Promotional Partner Products:
- My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found Two Sunshine Lovely Sewing Paper, Sunshine Forever Classified Paper, Sunshine Lovely Plaid Paper, Breeze Everywhere Correspond Paper, Decorative Brads
- Clearsnap, ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
Thanks so much for stopping by!! WOOHOO on making my second year with Spellbinders!!! It has been a week of celebrating... Making the team, Valentines Day AND my little man's birthday... so here I am late with them all, but sharing anyway! LOL!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Graphic 45: Once Upon a Springtime, “Flights of Fancy”
Recollections: off white
Spellbinders Paper Arts:
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
E8-006 Classic Petal Edgeabilities
ES-008- Garden Delight M-Bossabilities folder
Die Cutting Machine:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
ClearSnap: Shabby Pink
Ranger Distress ink, Frayed Burlap
Helmar Zap dots, 450 Quickdry
Echo Park “Little Girl” collection, “Betty Bird”, “Jody’s Stripe”
Kaiser Craft “Timeless” collection, “Script”
Best Creation: Glitter cardstock-white
Unity Stamp Company-Ornate Artisan Stackers
ClearSnap- Olive Pastel, Shabby Pink, Watermark
WOW Suzy West collection, “Bubble Gum”
S5-077 Labels Twenty Five
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S5-050 Rose Creations
Die Cutting Machine:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Liquid Scrap Dots
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Until Next Time...Happy Scrapping!!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I am THRILLED to share, that diagnosis has changed. Dad has been diagnosed with Limbic Encephalitis caused by an Autoimmune Disease. He was given MANY tests, and we are still waiting for blood work to come back from the Mayo Clinic in Boston. But they have not found any problems anywhere in his body, except for his brain. AMEN to that! They were afraid that it may have been caused by cancer or a tumor somewhere in his body. But it is not... there is absolutely NO reason!! THAT is a huge answer to prayer!!!
So, in Jan they started Dad on a cortisone treatment, which lasted 7 days and made a big difference. This treatment reduced the inflammation in his brain. Then, last week they repeated another set of this same treatment, as well as give him a new one. This one is called IVIG. It is basically filling filling him with antibodies harvested from aprox 20,000 blood donors. They hope with this is that it will help to correct the path of the antibodies attacking his brain. Amazing! When we were told there was nothing they could do...
Dad just finished this treatment and is doing amazing! The doctors have ordered another round of this at the end of Feb. For now he is being transferred to the Rehab unit in the hospital so that they can focus on helping him to remember things. Hopefully after the next set of treatments he will be able to come home...
That's such an amazing thought... we never thought it would happen. God has answered so many prayers regarding Dad... so many little things... I couldn't begin to list them all. I'm just so grateful to serve a God who cares...
Even if things had not turned out as they have... God is still faithful... he has a plan. I'm just so thankful that His plan is to keep Dad around a while longer. I am so blessed...
Thank you for your prayers... keep them coming!!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 7:58 PM
Monday, February 06, 2012
This card also features some breand new Spellbinder Paper Arts die templates... Bitty Blossoms and some AMAZING new Decorative inserts for our Edgabilities!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the WOW blog and let me know you were there!
Until Next time...
Thursday, February 02, 2012
For now, I want to share with you a couple of classes that I will be teaching in Rothesay, NB on Sat, Feb 11th!! If you are local, I'd LOVE to have you join us for the classes!! For more information, or to sign up, visit Scraptacular Images.
Both classes are featuring Spellbinders die templates! With each class, you will come away with a basic knowledge on how to use Spellbinders die templates in YOUR manual die cutting machine! Have a cuttlebug? It will work! How about a Bigshot? Yep, that will cut them too!! Spellbinders die's also emboss and stencil... you'll learn about that as well in these fun classes!
Class cost: $20
Class Cost: $20
(Adorable little boy not included... he's mine! LOL!)
DEAL!! If you want to take both Classes, you can do so for $30!!! WOW! That's 25% off!!!
I would love to see some of you there!!!
Until Next Time