Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday, Obama-nomics, surgery update (oh yeah, it's random)

I'm in a hurry today, rushing around trying to get a project ready to send to Scrapbook Trends. I need stamps from the post office too for the Christmas cards and birthday thank you notes.
I think Woody is airing out rather well. I knew there was some advantage to keeping this place as dry as the Sahara desert.  
My sister has a date to meet with the surgeon at Duke 1/16. I think I can safely say that my going to CHA is out. First, flights out of where I live are ridiculous thanks to Obama's inauguration, which is that week (like $1000s for a round trip ticket). My friend Nicole S. wanted me to drive to where she lives and take a more reasonably priced plane out of there to CHA. However, I've had my reservations about that plan because of the winter weather. But I was willing to look into it. But last, the final coup de grace was my sister will be having surgery sometime after 1/16, which means that I lose my child care. My mom will be taking care of my sister recovering from surgery. So, no one thing killed it. But lots of things piled up and suffocated my CHA plans I think. I was really looking forward to meeting so many online friends.  I'm sad, but I know that making layouts for CHA for the manufacturers I work for will take my mind off it. And I'll be more free to focus on that without having to stress about my travel plans. There is always summer.  
Here is a card:
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy Patterned paper: Reindeer Games, Wrapping paper (front and back); plus Black and white cardstock; Kate Pertiet stitches stamps; Making Memories transparent alphas.
Instructions: You can either: 1. Get the making memories transparent alphas, adhere to patterned paper and cut out with a craft knife or 2. you can run your patterned paper through your printer, printing an outline font with a thick black edge in your typing program and cut around the black edge with a craft knife. Stamp stitches with black ink. Mount on white and black cardstock as shown.
Happy Friday everyone, it's the weekend! Not long now, let's wrap some presents! And buy a new computer. :(

16 comments:

Claude said...

I'm sorry you wont get to go to CHA...

I hope your sistr is well!

Lisa Dorsey said...

I am going to have to miss CHA too. :( Maybe we can hang out on-line together. :) I continue to say prayers for your sister.

Hugs,
Lisa

Lorrie said...

Bummer that you won't be making it to CHA. =(

Kimber-Leigh said...

gorgeous card...hope you get all of your to-do list accomplished!

Denise said...

$1000 for a plane ride. Uh...that would prevent me from going. I hope your sister's surgery goes well!

Excellent card! I adore it. :o)

Linda Beeson said...

Love the card! My CHA plans got put in the garbage can too and I can drive there! Oh well! We can create during that time!!!

Vee said...

I feel the same way about CHA, tix are insane. I am glad your sister will be going to Duke, that have the best medical care and that is far more important but I know you know that. :) have a great weekend!

Maren said...

Love your card! Simply gorgeous!
Sad that I won't meet you at CHA but I am so excited to see your creations!! Prayers for your sis!

Amy Coose said...

Love your card! I totally know what you mean about CHA. I don't think it's in the plans for me to be able to go, either! ):

Creative Junkie said...

LOVE that card - right up my alley - clean and simple and lots of white space. LOVE IT.

Susan Beth said...

Sorry you don't get to go to CHA. Hopefully in the summer. I went with LSS two years ago and can't wait for an opportunity to go back, but not this year - BAR EXAM STUDY TIME! I am glad though that your sister is getting into the surgeon and will get some relief from her current situation. Continuing to pray for her!

Nicole said...

was hoping to meet you...thinking of your sister as well. have a great weekend!

=)

Rita said...

Sorry about your plans changing! I hope your sister gets good news from the surgeons. Lovely card :) Love the simplicity of it, and those colors are gorgeous against the white background!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

are you super woman?

Allie said...

Very cool card! I love the stitched stamp!

NoraAnne said...

I love your card, so elegant. I hope your sister's surgery goes well and good luck with finding child care. Bummer about CHA, but like you said, there's always next time!