Monday, February 28, 2011

Rainbow Bridge & Rainy

Yesterday Rainy my very special buddy my cat who thought he was a dog, was brutally malled by three neigborhood dogs extremely early in the morning. I heard a ruckas outside at 6:30 to see what was happening but when I got there he was already dead. I picked him up brought him in, then I got dressed so I could bury him properly.
I got Rainy 4 years ago while visiting my brother. Rainy was 3 weeks old and he met me once, then later that afternoon he trecked over 1000 feet through rainy, winds and a tornado to get to us at the house. Soaked I took him in and dried him off, each time I put him down he would climb over the box or whatever to get to me. I'd never wanted a cat nor cared about cats but Rainy won me over. Mom and I laughed at him constantly he was fearlessly independant and brought sunshine to my life. We had two dogs so he actually thought dogs were cool and he learned to be like them playing with them all the time. I took him in an had him fixed and found out that his jaw had been broken but had healed crooked, the vet said he would be fine like that. He came when I called him, he sat up on his back end for treats, he loved the lazer light, he went to the door when he wanted out, he stood on his hind legs and padded (knocked) the door to come in, if I didn't come right away he'd go around the side of the house and knock on that window to get my attention, if and when I still didn't come he would lay down at the door and wait for me. He didn't sit on your lap nor did he want to be picked up but in the middle of the night he always came and laid beside me and rub my face with his paw to wake me up then purrrrrrrr while I scratched, rubbed, petted him for 10 minutes. Sometimes he stayed there or came back later but usually he loved to lay on my feet till 5:30 when he started meowing to be let outside. If I ignored him he got louder and louder until I let him out. I miss him so, he was one of a kind with the softest fur and the sweetest purrrrr. Wait for me Rainy at the Rainbow bridge and we'll see each other again my buddy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Butterfly Magic & Update

Yes these are the beautiful cards that I made for OWH challenge Any Occasion at Join in the fun and see all the completed cards. My butterfly is from 'Our Daily Bread' stamps and

colored with Copic's. I used SU cardstock and DSP with SU ribbon. I so love butterflies and have more than enough but I always want more and Our Daily Bread has a set of several stamps that all go together including this corner stamp then they have a die to cut out the butterfly.

Each one is a little different with Zva crystals, flocking powder or Cuddlebug folders used on the papers but each a little different and the glitter that you see (Never use Glitter on OWH cards) is actually Spica pens so that there is no rub off.
Personal Journey: It's 5:30 PM on Friday we have been on both sides of the spectra this week. Mom is still in the hospital, she had surgery Wednesday night at 1100PM. Today we have sat here waiting to hear if the insurance company will send her to Rehab, but after over 20 calls and many pleads they are refusing her any nursing home recovery time. They claim with the demencia and all her blindness and other ailments therapy would not be productive. So tomorrow morning she will be transported to the private nursing home I have had her at for the past 6 months and they will take as good a care of her as we can hope for. She will be on bed rest for 5 days and then possibility 'In home rehab' which we all know is more expensive than believable. This is really a sore subject but for those of us being caretakers make sure your ducks are all in a row. Have your POA's current, know that you must have a "Durable Power of Attorney" to pay her bills and take care of her affairs. I thought I had all of this but each company is different so make tons of copies and send them all off to her Insurance, Bank , etc. They are talking about putting a lean on our that's "OUR" checking account because of going to a nursing home. "They" meaning the nursing home conglomerant. This whole thing is making me sick, I will be at an Eldercare Attorney Monday for sure until then everything is in limbo except the hospital sending her home with no medical care. Sorry I'm on a downer right now. I was taught to respect your elders and she has paid for supplemental insurance for 30 years between them and Medicare you would think something would be done. Love and prayers to you all.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello, this is a card that I made for the soldiers of OWH a few weeks ago and have kept it in my stash file for a day like today. This paper is from long ago and my image is from
'As you Were' and I made 4 cards all together. Take time to 'Pay if forward' and make some cards for someone really special in your life.
Personal Journey: I am posting this from Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland, TN. My mother, Clara 92 years old fell yesterday when getting up from her chair. According to the nursing staff she appears dizzy and fell face forward. After much adew I convinced Mom she needed to go to the Emergency Room to see if she had broke anything. She could not stand up with the help of two adults nor put any weight on her leg so we got her out to my car and I drove her to the ER. Now I must tell you that Mom and I have a huge tollerace for pain and although she was moved several times she
barely complained. After doing a X-ray of her knee,hip, shoulder and a CT Scan they said her right hip was broken. Well here we are 25 hours later and we are still waiting for an opening in the surgery schedule. She is on pain IV and things don't look good for this surgery. She is 92, very frail, has demencia and doesn't even know whats going on, she's blind and only recognizes my voice so she won't talk. This morning they called me to come to the hospital right away because she was pulling out her IV's, her catather, pulling off hospital wrist tags, trying to get out of bed and she kept tearing her hospital gown off. Wow this is hard! It's now 7:43 PM, twice today I have been called to the hospital immediately the nurse stated Mom was combative and Morfene was altering her mental statis. I finally went for dinner at 5 PM (first thing I've eaten in two days) and gone less than 30 minutes they called my cell phone to say she had hit a nurse and was combative, her oxygen level was dropping and they needed me there immediately. After being called every name in the book by Mom she had her hands secured and the IV and cathater were in tack. Surgery staff finally came in at 7:31 PM and Mom was taken to surgery. I'll check back with everyone tomorrow and let you know how things are going. I need lots of prayers and strength to make it through this journey. God Bless.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I had so much fun putting this card together, first I found my Cocoa challenge colors of purple, green and yellow then I looked for lots of matching co ordinating colors punched them all out with MS Doily Lace punch and put them on the front of my card. Then I colored Cocoa (from Sweet an Sassy Stamps) with Copics put him on a Spellbinders die and he rode through the Hot Shot like a real pro. I layered the image just like the salutation added my Zva creation gems I won in a recent blog hop and then glued it on the front. I used the scraps cut when I punched out the lace for the stopper on
Pocket full of Posies DCWV DSP did it justice.
Then I moved on to Deedee challenge of having a card with buttons. That was easy peasy because I used her new Shamrock bear colored with Copic's and I cut him out then I layered him 3 times although you really can't see that. I used SU cardstock, Fred she said DSP Digital, Lattice Pendants from Spellbinders 1/4 inch taffeta ribbon that I put through the SU mini buttons and then made a triple bow for the bottom of the card. Check out Deedees digis right now if you want.

On the inside of the card I used the same DSP and some of the cute scraps from the Lattice Pendant and punched out my greeting with SU punches and I was finished. So much fun to play with punches and my new Spellbinders. I hope you enjoy both cards and have a wonderful weekend cause the weather is suppose to be beautiful. God Bless.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lucky 13 ---Linda's the winner

This is a card I really messed with yesterday and I'm still not sure if I like it or not. I'm not a messy- something- everywhere kind of a person although of late I'm getting to be a pack rat. But this weekend the weather is suppose to get to the 70's so I'm shoving some furniture out the door and hoping to have a small yard sale. But about the card I used SU Chocolate Chip for the base and used Paper Studio Christian Words DSP. SU Jewels, Glimmer Mist, Ribbon Mania and Reflection Crosses 3D. I tried distressing the paper and as I used Ranger Inks, Glimmer Mist and Tattered Angels Mist it just got worse but I love the sentiment that comes from Deedee's Digi's at her new store. That store is amazing and I just had to buy some things so why not stop by and see all her new digis and fun ideas at:

And last but not least I chose lucky #13 from my 20 comments on Deedee's birthday blog hop....Linda from Illinois is the winner so if she will contact me I'll take a picture of the blog candy and then send it to her. Until then remember to 'Pay it Forward'.

Monday, February 14, 2011

OWH I love you!

I had some time today to put a few cards together, I have 68 cards made and I do need 100 for the month. The images I used for this card came from 'As you Were' they are digitals and easy as heck to make a card with. I love the message it sends and the DSP is DCWV, SU basic white cardstock and the daisy ribbon is something I've had for 5 years .

As always I made several since I had the images already but each one is a little different with color or ribbons. I wish everyone would take a little time to make a couple of cards and send them off to OWH. Always remember to 'Pay it forward'. God Bless, Jeanine

Friday, February 11, 2011

Surprise Happy Birthday Deedee!

Happy Birthday Deedee, I hope everyone came here from April's blog and are enjoying this surprise blog hop for a very special lady Deedee! I've known Deedee for over five years, she's got the biggest heart the brightest smile and more compassion for people than I can imagine. She's blessed with a beautiful family, fabulous talent and smart as a whip. She opened Deedee's Digi's several months ago and has designed over 125 digital sets, if you can't find something fantastic at her store your in the wrong business. Check out her store and see what a fun blog she has at:
Now for my card I used SU cardstock and design series paper pack, SU ribbon, gold spritz from SU and gems with one of Deedee's scripture digitals from 'Trust in the Lord'. The set has 6 scriptures and this is one of my favorites. Deedee has taught me so much in the few years I've known her but mostly I thank her for being there for me through thick and thin. Now before I get anymore sentimental I'll tell you I have some blog candy to offer just a little surprise, so leave a comment then move on to Helen's blog at:
Don't forget to sign the comment area of the Challenge blog for some blog candy and lets send Deedee's loads of Birthday Wishes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I've been busy again!!!

Yep, I sure have been busy I'm behind in my card making for OWH so I had to do some serious card making this past weekend. I've done this a few times before when I need some cards fast. For those of you that don't know me, I make 100 cards all by myself for 'Operation Write Home' every month. These cards are made with SU white card stock and then I used DCWV Pocket full of Posies DSP, SU ribbon and my stamp is from Whipper Snapper Stamps. Below you can see all my variations, I made 20 of these but hey I still have 20 cards to fulfill my
quota for the month. I love doing cards and I love making cards as my way of showing my appreciation to the soldiers.
Personal Journey: This week is pretty busy for me tomorrow the people from 'The Bridge' are coming to pick up my old living room furniture so I've been packing up knick knacks that were my mothers, and putting other stuff up while the moving of furniture is around. After the furniture is gone I have to shampoo the carpet and move other stuff downstairs then on Wednesday I get my new furniture (gosh I hope it all fits). Then on Thursday I am rearranging bedroom furniture and hoping the Groundhog is correct an we have spring coming real soon. My basement is over-crowded and I need a yard sale soon. I've donated clothes, dishes, furniture and still have a ton of stuff so I want a Yard Sale in reasonably warm weather, I've had enough of the cold
weather to last several winters. So if you think about it take the time to 'Pay it Forward' and be thankful for all our amazing blessings.
God Bless

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet on U

Hi there, yes I made some Valentine cards although I wasn't going too! But I've had this SU punch for months and never used it so I decided it would be nice to make some cards. Then I plan to give them out to the ladies at the nursing home where Mom is on Monday. I hardly ever see anyone come to visit them and unfortuntely whenever I get there they are either sitting watching TV or eating meals. The card was made out of SU card stock and the DSP was bought at Dollar Tree the Owls are made out of the same DSP and I used a tag from the paper pack. Easy peasy card and I just had to use google eyes so they move.
Well that's it for this week, do you believe its February already? They say time flies when your having fun but geez slow down a little.
Remember to 'Pay it Forward' like I did. Today I called 'The Bridge' to donate my old furniture before they deliver the new stuff on Wednesday and that makes me feel good. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thinking of you

This is a card that I really threw together. I colored my eagle from 'Our Daily Bread' with Copic's then ran my 2 1/2 inch circle through the brayer, I mounted it on a 3 inch scalloped blue SU cardstock circle. I made the banner then stamped the sentiment in black. Very simple but certainly a statement that I will send to a soldier at OWH. I try to send one or two cards of gratitude to the soldiers just to let them know how much I appreciate what they are doing for us here in the U.S.

Personal Journey: This morning I took my daughter and son in law to the airport, they were catching a flight to LA to take a 14 day cruise to Hawaii. They were so excited and happy to be going. As I was writing this entry Vicki sent me a text message with a photo of the view from their balcony room of a beautiful bridge in LA. To be 42 years old and on their 12th cruise already wow. I can't find a travel partner to go on a cruise with me so I've only got 3 cruises under my belt and 64! Well everyone have a great mid-week and count your blessings, God is good.