Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Latte Card

Hi Everyone...
This is just a little card I came up with while I was having to lay in the bed Monday after my injection.  This was more of a cheer me up card than anything.  I love the warm colors and how it turned out.  I hope you like it.  Sorry it's lopsided :- /
Susan

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Possibly My Last Evening In Pain

Hey Everyone...
Well I'm sure those of you who know me pretty well know that I've had a lot of back problems since January.  Tomorrow I'm getting an injection in my back.  It's hard to believe that after being in pain everyday 24/7 nonstop for the last almost 9 months that one little shot is going to make it stop.  I have prayed that this will be the relief I've been longing for and I have faith that the Lord will help me.
I just wanted to blog about this so it will remind me to continue to be the person I am now.  I have always been soft hearted but I am more so now.  I have more compassion for the person who walks slow in front of my car at the store instead of being impatient and wanting them to hurry.  I have always been the type of person to let my health go and say...I'll start a diet on Monday or maybe go to the gym for a few months and fizzle out.  I now have been shown that I took the simple task of just getting out of my car and walking into the gym for granted....it can and has been taken away from me in a second.
It's hard to believe that this is my life.  I never imagined not leaving my house for days because I can't.  99% of the time I'm ok...but sometimes I get tired and cry.  It's hard having a stabbing pain in my back all the time.  When I clean my kitchen or run into Walmart for 15 minutes...it takes me days to recuperate.
I know this is going to post on my Facebook.  If you would...please say a prayer that this injection is my answer for relief.  I would just appreciate it so much.  My appointment is at 9:30 tomorrow morning and the injection will be at 10:30.  Maybe you could send some good vibes my way around that time. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hawaii Blog Hop

Aloha Everyone...
What a crazy week.  I'm glad we're having this hop...it lightens my heart.  Thank you Nicolette for hosting such wonderful blog hops.  My card isn't my best work...but I tried under some stressful circumstances.  I hope you all like it.  If you just came from visiting Dawnica then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning, hop on over to Nicolette's blog.  Here is my card I came up with. Have a great weekend.
Susan
Your next stop is the talented Gina

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Black & White project with a pinch of pink

Hi Everyone...
So this evening I decided to challenge my design team sisters with a black and white project and only a little hint of pink.  These are 3x3 notecards and the stamps are from Pink by Design that I won from Kassidy over at Inking It Up Crazy.  I just love the stamps.  I hope you like my cards. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Queen of my Craftroom - Altered Project

Hi Everyone...
This weeks challenge for Queen of my Craftrooms design team is an altered project.  It could be a box, can, pail, etc.... I totally scraplifted this idea from my sweet friend Emma over at My Creative Time.  These are Christmas giftcard sleeves and they are Cricutless.  This was a fun, mindless project.  I had some Christmas chipboard stickers from last year, used some scraps and a little ribbon and it took no time at all...I think they turned out cute.  Have a great week.
Susan

Monday, August 15, 2011

Show My Style

Hi Everyone...
Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having a challenge.  It's actually just a show your style challenge.  My style is simple with a little bit of ba bling ba bling :o) Here is my card.  I hope you like it.
Susan

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Peachy Keen - Let's Face It Friday

Hello Everyone...
Peachy Keen Stamps is having a challenge over on their blog.  The challenge is to make a shaped card and also use Peachy Keen Face stamps.  I love, love, love Peachy Keen Stamps.  I will never forget calling Kathy and telling her that I had lost my carrot nose from one of my Face Parts set and my husband and I had rummaged through the trash can looking for it thinking I may have swept it into the trash with scrap papers.  She said...oh you didn't have to do that, I'll send you a carrot nose.  I offered to pay her...but she wouldn't let me.  That's awesome customer service.  Anyway, here is a card I came up with for the challenge.  Have a great rest of your weekend.
Susan

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Retired Cartridge

Hi Everyone...
Emma is having her Throwback Thursday challenge...and the challenge is to use a Retired Cartridge.  I didn't have many of them.  Mostly what I had was font cartridges.  But I did have Joys of the Season and this is the card I came up with.  Have a great weekend.
Susan

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge - Straight From The Heart

Hello Everybody...
Mary over at the Cricut Cardz blog is having a challenge.  It's to make a Thank You card using a heart.  But the challenge is to NOT use pink or red.  I found out it seems red is in just about everything.  Although on my card the little flowers on the house look red...they are dark orange...I promise :o)
Here is the card I came up with.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yellow, Green & Orange

Hi Everyone...
Here is a cheerful, little card I made.  I saw these colors on scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com but come to find out these colors are for a challenge over at thepapervariety.blogspot.com.  The challenge is to use the colors yellow, green & orange.  It's a Citrus Color challenge.  Also, I shared these colors with a design team I'm on queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com.  I hope they enter there's as well...they are a talented bunch of ladies.  Here's what I came up with.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Blessing...

Hey Everyone...
I'm sure those of you who know me knows that I've been having some really bad back problems.  Well... it can get quiet depressing.  I'm not able to go back to a job that I love and I stay around the house most of the time (alone) except the days I have to go to physical therapy and then I spend the next couple of days trying to recuperate.  So recently I came across this AMAZING lady that writes poetry, she is a digital scrapbooker and just an awesome person.   Her name is Thena Cullen Smith.  So...one day I just opened up Facebook and this poem is the first thing I saw.  I know that God put it there for me and I know that He has placed Miss Thena in my life for a reason.  This poem was such a blessing and an encouragement to me...I wanted it out all the time so I can read it every day.  I made a plaque out of it and I just love it.  Not my work...but Thenas.  Thank you again Miss Thena.  I'm grateful to have found such an kind hearted, woman of God.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back To School Blog Hop

Hi Everyone...and welcome to Queen of my Craftrooms
BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP
If you are hopping from Old School Cartridge Blog Hop, click here!
If you've just came from Carol's blog...then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start the fun at the beginning, go to: Michelle's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!
Here is my back to school project:
Recipe:
Acrylic Frame from the Dollar Tree
DCWV
White gel pen, Sharpie fine point black marker
Simply Charmed, Create a Critter, Cindy Loo & Alphalicious
Inspiration from madebymomo.blogspot.com

Have fun and thank you for attending our blog hop
Complete line up of the blogs in the Back to school blog hop:
To continue on to the next blog click here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Old School Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Its Me Susan P and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop!
If you've come from visiting Amy at http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/ and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older cricut cartridges. So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way! After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to INKING IT UP CRAZY (http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/) and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges. The older the better;)

Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!


Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up (using all creative features buttons)
DCWV & Paper Co.
Peachy Keen Stamps
Lime Twist Twine
Button from Joanns
Computer Generated Sentiment

 
Remember to head back over to Kassidy's blog over at Inking It Up Crazy so you can link up your own project using an Old School Cartridge.  Thanks for hopping with us.  Have a great weekend.

Here is the entire blog hop lineup:
Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Peggy- http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com/
Justina- http://www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com/
Cheryl- http://www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com/
Amy- http://www.lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
Holly- http://recycled-genius.blogspot.com/
Diana- http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/
Cristi- http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/
Cindy- http://www.cindyrellascreations.blogspot.com/
Kathy- http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/
Lindsey- http://cricutcrazy94.blogspot.com/
Amy- http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/
Susan- http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/ <~~~ You are here :o)