Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

When I look how long it's been
since I've updated my blog I am amazed!

I have struggled since June when I had a surprise
diverticulitis attack.  I had never had that kind of pain
and I didn't know what brought it on - but none the less I got it!
I began by eliminating gluten from my diet and began eating
a veto friendly diet which I was sure would
heal me, however I had two more attacks and was sent to
a surgeon for a consult.  Our initial plan was to wait until the 
middle of January to see how I was doing and discuss whether surgery
was needed.  Unfortunately I had another attack 4 days after
a routine colonoscopy.  This one put me in the hospital right before 
Christmas for two days on IV fluids and antibiotics.  
I had another micro perf in my bowel
and I am sure now that surgery will not be an option but a necessity.
That being said, I am almost finished with this course of
antibiotics and will see the surgeon again in January.

Needless to say I did not get much crafting done prior to
the holidays.  Today I decided to use some of the images I 
colored and make some small little 3x3 notes.

For starters, I have made a faith & prayer journal for 2018.
Here is a picture of a "used" Kate Spade Agenda that I purchased 
online.  I wanted something with a zipper so the contents would be protected.
I take this journal with me on Sunday mornings
and as the pastor and church members talk about people who
need prayers, I have notes ready for me to personalize
and give to them.  This journal also serves as the location to keep
my  ongoing prayer list and sermon notes.


This morning I decided to add in a couple more
3x3 cares today for birthday and thinking of you.
If you have ever read my blog before, you know I LOVE making
this little size card.  Cardztv has a PERFECT set to use
on these little cards - it's called Mini Messages!
Love the font and this set has a message for anything!

Here are two more cards I made this morning!

The little snowman is on a mini action wobble!
It is so cute!


Sorry for the lighting on this set, but I wanted to show you
how adorable these cards are.  Also - I only used
scraps for all of these cards.  Love that I can create something
so cute from paper scraps.

Thank you for stopping by today.
I am hopeful that I will soon be able to update
my blog much more often than in the previous
6 months.

Happy New Year everyone!

Cathy


7 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your health problems. Hopefully they will be resolved soon so you can heal quickly and craft regularly. Your note cards are super cute.

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  2. Those are all such adorable cards! I love the idea of a faith and prayer journal. And how amazing that you make mini cards to hand out personal messages. You are incredibly sweet and caring! Love!

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  3. hi Cathy I am in the same boat haven't blogged for over a month...wishing you good health in the New Year. And I think crafting is the best medicine
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  4. Hi <3
    I like the idea of taking the journal to church and also those darling little note cards !
    You are in my prayers for a successful and HEALTHY 2018 !
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  5. (1) Darling cards! (2) Take care of you. (3) I also use crafting as part of my therapy rehab because it helps get me going and keeps me out of bed or the sofa! (4) And thanks for sharing how you use your journal and planner and implement it just about immediately which is so important to be a blessing to others. It can be so easy to get busy with 'life' and then not get a phone call made, or a text sent, or a card mailed. Again, thanks for sharing these crafting and personal insights.

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  6. Cute cards!! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday. Good luck!
    Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

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