Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's my potty and I'll cry if I want to

Dear friends,

Another Thursday has rolled around and I still feel just ok and I must admit that some of it may be psychosomatic.  Who knows, it's hard to tell sometimes.  Today is blood work day and.... SCAN day.  This is going to be a big deal and really the first crucial piece of tangible information for us since my diagnosis.  Yes, after labs today, I get to finish off my barium and get a CT scan.  I won't have results until Monday when we meet with my Oncologist.  This scan and future meeting is full of what ifs and who knows.  I don't even want to speculate so I'll "try" to put it on the back burner for now.

Until that point though I do have a card to share with you.  I love this image and the sentiments that go along with it.  The Clear Dollar Stamps Design Team did a fabulous job coming up with the matching sentiments.  There is a story behind this digi set.  Last summer, Kevin and I went with another couple on a motorcycle trip for an entire week.  We had a great time and on the way home, we stopped at a little restaurant in Natchez right at the bottom of White Pass.  Of course, you can't get back on the road without one last visit to the loo.

Well let me tell you that the first thing I noticed was this super cute wall paper.  It had vintage images of toilets and was in black and white.  I loved it, but didn't have my camera on me so Kevin being the super guy he is took one last pass through there and took a photo of the wall with his cell phone.  I then passed this photo on to Lori and as you can see we have come full circle.


Until next time.

-Katie

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: It's My Potty (Clear Dollar Stamps) fundraising digi image
Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink, Copic Markers
Cardstock/Papers: CTMH, Neenah, DCWV
Tools/Accessories: Spellbinders dies, May Arts silk ribbon, sewing, woodgrain embossing folder

30 comments:

Novice Naturalist said...

Hey Katie!

Cute cute card! Thanks for sharing. My thoughts and heart hugs go with you through your Thursday workups with tests and all. And on into Monday. Bless you, dear. Jay--And I always love seeing your thanks above--and the reminder that 'time IS precious.'

Hazeyj said...

I had to laugh when I saw the stamp set and I don't know if I'd use it 'cos the British are so 'poah - face' about the toilet. Poah is another euphamism for the loo in my family so I just made myself giggle. Your card is super tho and I love the story of your bike ride. Toilet humour is the staple in my family and I cannot wait to show them this.
Of course my thoughts are with you for now and Monday but I don't want to jinx it so will change the subject pdq. My family are making a visit to the USA in May as my youngest daughter has chosen to get married in Central Park, New York - we are so exited and me and O/H have just got our new passports. First visit to America and I get tingly just thinking about it...wow! Hugs to you and your beloveds, Hazel x

Donna said...

Hehe what a fab card Katie, love the design. I had a giggle thinking of you on the loo and looking at the wallpaper thinking " oh that would make a fab card" always the crafter eh? My thoughts are with you today, I hope everything goes smoothly for you with your tests and scans, Big hugs. Donna x

Chantell said...

Katie, will think of you today and pray that the results will be great.
Chantell - South Africa

Margie H said...

Katie, I think I have been commenting on your FB more than your blog - sorry!

This "Potty" set has a great story and love what Clear Dollar Stamps did with it! LOL!

My prayers are stronger than ever for those CT results to be a GOOD one!!!

Gentle hugs to you, my friend! xo

The Stamper's Touch said...

Katie, your card is marveouls!!! Look at that big yummy bow!!!! I laugh every time I hear that story on how this set came to be. We sure had tons of fun coming up with the sentiments too!!!
Fingers, toes, you name it, everything is crossed that ALL goes well with your scan. Prayers are sent!

Linda

Marni said...

Gorgeous!! Sending lots of love and prayers to you. Isn't cardmaking so therapeutic? It just seems to make everything else melt away, even if only for a few moments, it is the perfect escape. Take care.

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you today and loving your card and story..
Scott Hamilton was on The Today Show yesterday talking about his cancer and how he's flustered because people always talk about his health. He feels he does so much more than just having health issues. This is so true for you too. You are such a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, and story teller, baker, on and on.

Candy F. said...

Card is adorable and so is the stamp set! Prayers that all the results will be positive.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Great story girl!

Christine from FL said...

Love your card! What a great story behind the digi. Keeping you in my prayers.

Kathy said...

How cool that you took a motorcycle trip with your hubby. Mine would love it if I would agree to that (just as an aside...he doesn't own a bike! LOL) But even cooler that your sweetie took the picture of the "loo" for you. Your card is fabulously beautiful and the sentiment is funny and cute. Thanks for the story and the card!

Kathy said...

P.S.-praying for you and the results of your scan! Hugs

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your card and story...will be praying that you receive good test results on Monday...I know how stressful these tests are and the waiting for results..just remember that God is in control and He is good! Card making is my therapy for sure!

Joan B said...

wow, that is one gorgeous bow! great layout too!

I read this post earlier today and have been thinking about you on and off all day. Hugs

Audrey Frelx said...

How cute, and thanks so much for the good laugh!!!

Pam~ said...

Sounds like you had a fun ride and the wallpaper topped it off ... funny story! Great stamp and sentiment! Love what you did with it ... adorable card!

Anita said...

Stunning card! You are in my prayers.

Becky S. said...

I love this card!!!! I hope you got some rest this afternoon!!

Linda said...

Katie, love the card.. could not wait
till I got over to the site to buy the set.. now I can't wait to use it!
I had to laugh at the story behind the "potty"... I also quilt, and have a design drawn up from a picture of a bathroom floor.. I still have to laugh thinking about what the lady in the next stall thinks about the flash!

am with you in heart and prayers this weekend wait!

Sheri said...

Oh Katie what a cute card and through all of this you certainly have not lost your sense of humor! Your story was too funny !! I will be praying extra hard today through Monday for good results. I will pray that the chemo has frightened the cancer so much that it has gone into hiding!

Curt in Carmel said...

Super cute Katie! Love the bow and how you put the sentiment on the little tag hanging from it. You should have posted the photo of the wallpaper too. I'd love to see that. Thinking positive thoughts for your test results on Monday. I'm praying for excellent news for you. It's time for some good news! Best, Curt

teresa dawn cards said...

love the card, and check your blog daily to see how you are doing, you are so brave and it takes my breath away to think about you and your family.....and how you all cope i i wish you allthe luck on monday and will be thinking of you all the best teresa xxx

Donna C said...

You are in my thoughts this weekend. Waiting can be so hard. Hope you feel well enough to get out and enjoy your family. And, praying for wonderful results for Monday.

Claire said...

A fantastic card Katie, I love this sort of card. The best of luck on monday I'll be rooting for you, please may you get good news.
All my love
Claire xxx

Lorraine said...

Love your beautiful potty card - design, coloring of the image, inking. Not too sure who you would give it to though, lol. Praying for good news on Monday!

Glenda J said...

Great colours in this fun card! Love it.

Sending you positive vibes and hugs.

Davi said...

This is the cutest card Katie!! Love the fun image and great story to go with it :) That big bow is very pretty. Praying that Monday will bring Good new for you!!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhh that card is heeelarious! How did you make a potty card look so purty, hee!

Sending more virtual (hugs) your way, Katie! Will be thinking of you "especially much" these week :)!

Kelly S. said...

Theeese week???? Am I suddenly Vincent Price? What is wrong with me? HA!

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