Sunday, August 23, 2009

More Fruity Cards

Here is the other set of cards I made for the August Card Swap on The Crafty Table message board. We are a small group of crafters that have card swaps and challenges every month. Feel free to join us. We also feature scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and other crafts. It's really a fun group.

Papertake Weekly Challenge is having their 100th challenge this week! They are giving away six prizes this week. I picked the sketch from week #99 for this card. I really hope I'm one of the lucky winners!

Fruit Cards set #1

This is a set of cards I made for the August "Sweet Treats" Card Swap at The Crafty Table. We have a card swap there every month. It's a private site, but you are welcome to join us. Feel free to sign up. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.

I entered this card in the August Sketch Challenge over at Rubber Stamp Chat. This month, the challenge is sponsored by Flourishes Stamps. Check them out, they have some beautiful stamps.

SodaStream.... Bubbly fun!

Todd's been wanting one of these for very long time. Kohl's had them on sale and I had a few gift cards, so yesterday we went to Kohl's and purchased one. It is way awesome. It came with a sample pack of sodas and so far they are all good. They come in regular and diet. The good news is that the regular ones contain sucrose instead of high fructose corn syrup and they have a lot less calories than regular soda.

If you want to win one of your very own, visit the From Val's Kitchen blog. She is giving one away!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Thirteen Days of Halloween!

I joined a really fun swap: The Thirteen Days of Halloween! I'm so very excited about this swap because I love Halloween! We've been paired up with our partners and I've already been in contact with mine. All of the rest of you should be very jealous. Her name is Kai and she is really nice and loves to communicate. She calls herself a chatterbox. She is also a very talented crafter, but don't take my word for it, check out her blog. She loves to celebrate Christmas Year Round.

This is going to be FUN!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Marty's Sexy Legs

This is a picture of our six year-old Beagle/Basset mix, Marty. On July 6, 2009, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Today he received Vincristine, an IV chemotherapy agent. Up until today, he only had one leg shaved, now they shaved the other one so they can rotate IV sites. I though he looked really cute and couldn't resist shooting this photo.

If you want to read more about Marty and his cancer, he has is very own blog! Marty's Lymphoma Blog. It has been six weeks, and had we not decided to treat him, he would be very sickly at this point. Prognosis without treatment is approximately two months.

He is doing really well on the treatments. He is acting very energetic and is his normal self. We are so very happy we decided to treat him. He doesn't know he is sick. Today the vet said he was "very energetic." After he came home from the vet, he knocked over his food storage bin and ate quite a bit of dog food... maybe too much dog food.