Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who's Your Valentine?

This is a cute way of giving a little sweets to anyone of any age. I started to make some for Matthew's 4th grade class, filling the tubes with valentine-colored M&M's - then Kara told me that you can't give out loose candy anymore - you can't even make cupcakes and bring them to school to share with the kids! Boy, times have changed!

I took pictures of the ones I made, and I'll show them to you once I remember how to do it! (told you I've been away for awhile!).

You can purchase this set for $10 with an order of $35.00. It comes with 12 boxes already cut, a valentine stamp set, white, hollyhock, blush and (the new) silver glitter paper, and 12 tubes! Call m, email me or just go to "SHOP".

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I've Been Gone Awhile......

I thought I was home free after I had my hip replaced for the second time in June. I was recovering quite well and even represented Close To My Heart at the Spokane County fair in September. When my doctor wanted me to have an MRI to see how far my lumbar stenosis had progressed it showed not only progression, but a spot on my kidney. After a few more tests, I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and had half my kidney removed in late November. The good news is that I am cancer-free, for which I am truly grateful. Thank you all your cards and prayers.

 Needless to say, I have not blogged - or done much of anything for a few months, and I'm finding it quite difficult to get those creative juices going again.I have done a few things but the following photo and journaling book was made by my friend Gerriann Armstrong. It's much prettier in person than the photos show.