Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Apologies...

So sorry for being absent for so long. But we had a fairly serious family emergency happen. My momma (who also happens to be our day care provider) had a massive heart attack on April 20th. It was totally unexpected, out of the blue. My momma is a super healthy  and active 53 year old. She's a vegetarian that works out and lives much healthier life style than I do. But she also has a rare blood clotting disorder that we now know about-and that disorder caused the heart attack which led to congestive heart failure. I've taken a leave of absence from work to help out with her care and recovery.

After a scary couple of weeks, she's doing really well. We'll met with her cardiologist next week, but as of now it looks like she will not need surgery to repair the damage (God is good!).
Don't want to be Debbie Downer-so I'll leave you with the post I had planned on writing the day everything happened:
My Echo Park Little Boy kit was calling to me. So I sat down and created this layout from our trip to Colerain Park from last year.

This line is perfect for all of the boys running around in my house! And it's even more perfect for all of the reds and blues of the park equipment. :)
I used my Close to My Heart Edge Distresser for the very first time on the patterned paper strips and I love the look and added dimension. I know I'll be pulling that out quite a bit in the future!!

I really liked the picture of the playground equipment and thought it added a nice visual to the title. It also provided a nice balance to the journaling card on the opposite side of the layout.

What looks like a collage at the bottom of the layout is 4 different 2" x 3" photos with their corners rounded. I had them printed at Shutterfly with the white borders (no need for matting!).

I'm loving this line so much, I really wish there were other versions of it-Halloween, Christmas, etc...

Supplies: Patterned Paper, journal card, letter stickers: Echo Park Little Boy; Cardstock: C'oordinations Lake; Buttons: CTMH; Edge Distresser: CTMH; Adhesive: Scotch ATG


  1. so sorry to hear about your mother. i will keep you both in my prayers--

    great layouts

  2. I had been thinking about you and thought I hadn't seen a blog post lately and then I see this. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, but so happy that you are able to be there and support her and care for her with all the love in your own heart.