Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clear Dollar Product Parade (plus tidbits)

Dear friends,

Before I get to the crafty part of this post, I will share my physical update.  I continue to feel much better after my overnight stay at the hospital.  Water indeed does a body good, but only when it stays down.  It was clear that I needed IV fluids versus just trying to hydrate myself.  I also have a very nice glossy picture of my stomach tumor... I'll share I promise.

I met a wonderful young lady who was my hospital roomy for the evening and it was so nice to have to have a "fun" and "youthful" companion even though she was in post surgical pain.

I want to eventually fill you in on my acupuncture journey thus far, I've visited my acupuncturist 3 times now and will continue at this point.

I've made an appointment to visit with a naturopath who only deals with cancer patients and I'm looking forward to how that might help me along this journey.

I still have my motorcycle endorsement class to take (and pass) in just 2 weekends and I will eventually share a picture of a little surprise that Kevin "picked" up for me.

And finally, we are in Seattle right now enjoying a couple of days kid free.  He and his friend are off test riding some motorcycles for fun and I'm just relaxing here in the hotel.  I happy as a clam with my quiet and internet... what else does a girl need?


And now, for my crafty post.  As you know I'm a big fan of Clear Dollar Stamps and it's owner Lori McCroskey.  She is a friend for life to me and she continues to send me new releases, but doesn't hold me accountable for them... she call's them my therapy which they are, BUT... I did make samples with them and they are finally available to purchase NOW.  The rest of the team has been "parading" them for you, but I have been lax but want to share with you what I created with them as well.  Head on over to take a look around because there are lots and lots of cute images for you, plus all sorts of fun dies and accessories to go along with them.

Here they are, the ovals coordinate with a new die set called Elegant Accent Dies.  You know, dies are all the rage... LOVE them all!

This card uses the new die and an a previously released die and stamp set.  You know new and old friends do get along.

I did a lot of combining of new stamps and dies so there is a lot to see!
Here are just a couple more for now and I'll share a few more tomorrow.  Aren't these the cutest and festive images?

Okie Dokie... all done for now!  Thank you all for visiting and go and enjoy the weekend!

Until next time.


Donna said...

Wow Katie your cards are beautiful, you have been busy! Enjoy your peace and quiet in Seattle hun and look forward to hearing how your acupuncture sessions are going. hugs Donna x

Joan B said...

Your cards rock. Love that piece of cake! Glad you are out of the hospital and getting a bit of ME time!

Linda said...

Wow Katie, you have been busy with the cards! Trying to choose my favorite and it is tough. The black and white Happy Birthday card (#2) keeps standing out in my mind so that must be my favorite. Hang in there Katie.

Kathy said...

So glad you are taking time away, Katie! Can't wait to see you on that motorcycle...shall we call you "biker chick"? LOL! Love your cards especially the slice of cake and the whole cake!! Cuter than cute:)

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous cards Katie! Ihope you are enjoying Seattle! Big hugs!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, you've definitely got your creative juices flowing! Great cards! I especially like the pink cake image - so fun. Love all the patterned papers that you used. Have a great weekend.

Shell said...

Beautiful samples, Katie!!! I think I love the brown the best. So pretty and classy. Enjoy your kid-free weekend!!

Barb- NICUGypsy said...

acupuncture is the way to go. I had a nerve injury to my hand years ago and it was the ONLY thing that gave me pain relief!

Sue from Oregon said...

Katie, enjoy your piece of quiet! It will do wonders to recharge your batteries! Great selection of cards today too!

Whimcees said...

Hi Katie!

Glad to hear that you are feeling so much better and very happy to see all of your beautiful creations! Great cards, one and all!

Wishing you a good week ahead!


Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Katie! I'm so glad that you are feeling better and that you are enjoying some me time and creating some beautiful cards! I just love the slice of cake! Yum!!!

big hugs and prayers!


Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better and creative, too! Your cards are beautiful! TFS Hugs, Becky Jo

Susie said...

Oh, I've been hoping for an update from you :) I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. Also, that you are able to enjoy some quiet time (with the internet!)
I'm looking forward to you filling us in on the other news that you've hinted at.
Cyber Hugs,

Claire said...

It is wonderful to see you are feeling better and enjoying some peace and quiet.
I love your cards, especially the brown butterflies,such a delicate card.
Claire xxx

Cricket said...

Beautiful cards Katie. Glad to hear you are feeling better after your hospital stay. Great that you get some quiet time as well.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Katie these are darling. The tulips look awesome and I like the sparkle on the ice cream cone. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hey you even got to stamp. whohooo

judy said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling
better, Katie! Enjoy your little

donna calamari said...

You did Lori proud with those fantastic cards! I am thrilled to hear you sound so good. Continue to feel good body and mind. We are always here.

Lauren said...

You amaze me with your creative energy! Hugs!

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