Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Just Enough" Serendipity & An Update

It's here! My official first day as a Serendipity Scrapbooks DT member. I am so excited...a little overwhelmed...but thrilled nonetheless. I was fortunate to get to work with the Just Enough kit this time. It is full of Pebbles Inc "Skipping Along" papers and stickers, American Crafts papers, A/C Thickers, Bo Bunny flowers and Basic Grey bling and rub-ons! Lots of yummy goodies in this kit. I completed 4 layouts and 1 card wih the kit and there is plenty of product left fot several more projects. And believe it or not, I completed the layouts and cards using mainly kit items!

This layout is one of my favorites...mostly because this picture is soooo Keri. Despite her over the top personality, she is a true sweetie with a heart of gold.



The flowers were all made by layering stickers and hand cut pieces from various papers in the kit. I also want to add a little bit of pizazz so I hand stitched the swirls.



This next layout includes silly pictures of Morgan and her friends. I thought the pics went perfectly with the vibrant, carefree colors and patterns in this kit.



If you are interested in how to make the pinwheel flower, I've included directions at the bottom of the post.

So I heard from the doc about my MRI...no surgery needed!!!!! YAY!!!!! I do have a protruding disc but nothing surgery will correct. As a result, I will be spending quite a few hours in physical therapy. I have my first appointment tomorrow. I've been through the ropes before...it's just been several years. So keep your fingers crossed that this old body recovers as quickly as possible. LOL!

Before I go, I must tell you how much I appreciate all the well wishes. You guys are awesome. I'm trying to make my way around to visit but I'm still limited on my computer time. Work and postings for design teams is taking what little computer time I have right now. But like I promised last time...I will be lurking around your blogs again very soon!!!

Love always,
L

To create pinwheel flower:

Cut desired size square (4" used here) from double-sided paper.
Mark center point of square with a pencil.
Starting at one corner, use a ruler to create a straight diagonal line.
Cut along diagonal line toward center, stopping within 1/4" of center point.
Cut remaining three corners, creating 4 triangles.
Fold one corner of a triangle toward center & adhere.
Continue with remaining 3 triangles being certain to fold in same direction each time.
Decorate center of finished pinwheel with buttons, flowers, bling, etc.

30 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you don't need surgery. That is a relief. I hope your physical therapy starts helping soon. I had PT on my ankle last summer and the first few sessions helped a lot!

    Your layouts are great! I want to see the card too. I'm going to do the favorite things challenge this time, I promise! I'm also going to go back and do them all and make it an 8x8 scrapbook. This is such a good idea!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  2. Hi Lisa, I'm back!!!! I've missed you and reading your blog so much! Life has been crazy around here, and I haven't had any me-time at all, but I plan on making up for that starting right now! I'm working on my FP LO as we speak ... I hope Ellen will forgive me that I'm too late this month ... I hope she understands that my responsibilities to my family came first, though it's killing me that I wasn't able to honour my FP responsibilities as well ... I should have planned things more carefully, but sometimes things just come up, you know?

    I'm glad to hear your children are doing so well, you must be so proud. Although I must say that I'm also glad to still have my babies with me ... I dread the day they will leave the house ... oh yes, that's worrying me already, and they're just little ones LOL.

    I'm sorry to hear you and Keith are struggling. I'm sending nothing but good thoughts your way, hoping you guys can figure it out and make it all work again. If you ever need to talk, you have my email-address! And just say the word and I'll include my telephone number as well ... though that might prove to be not such a good idea to lift up your spirits ... once you get the telephone bill your spirits might easily go downhill again LOL. Just remember that I'm here if you need me.

    Lots of love
    xxx Peggy

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  3. With all that babbling I forgot to say I love your LO's, especially the fav things one. Gorgeous work my friend!
    xxx Peggy

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  4. Hey GF! Beautfiul DT work, I love your flowers and I'm lovin' the pinwheel too!!! Creating masterpieces, especially when you're in pain, now that's something! I am so happy you don't need surgery! Now don't make me yell at you to get OFF the computer!!!!! No more neck strain!!!!!! lots of love your way, deb xOxO

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  5. So glad to hear that no surgery will be needed and that physical therapy will help. Take good care of yourself - we have missed your cheery emails.
    Despite your pain, you have been really productive - you have created some lovely layouts and thanks for the info on the pinwheels. I particularly like the first layout and the way you created the stacked flower (I love to do that too) and the hand stitching.
    Hope you have a better week this one than last!

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  6. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo's!!!! YAY for the DT spot again!!!! And glad U don't have to have surgery....and good luck with the PT...lol...I remember the last time I had to do PT....hehehehehehehe my guy learned QUITE a few new words....lol! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. OMG, those layouts are BEAUTIFUL!! I love the handstitching on the first one! I love any kind of stitching:) I'm gonna try out that pinwheel flower too...so pretty! Glad to know you don't need surgery. Love, Jess

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  8. I love your flowers! Thanks for the tutorial and I hope your therapy goes well!

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  9. The LO's are all very beautiful! Love the stitching!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Love the Lo's you super talented sweet friend!!!! You did a Fabulous Job!!!! So glad the news was good and no surgery needed!!!! PT is a pain in the tail...but if it helps...YAY!!!!! Have a day filled with smiles!!!! :)

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  11. I'm so glad you won't need surgery. Congrats...gorgeous LO, love the pinwheels!

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  12. I hope the PT does the job for you! Glad you don't need the surgery! I love what you did with the kit and Pebbles! WYG!

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  13. Congrats on the DT. Your LOs are so adorable...love the flowers and the pinwheel tutorial!!
    Take care of yourself!!
    xOxO, Nerina :)

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  14. these layouts are truly gorgeous and I LOVE all the color!
    Good news that you don't have to have surgery! Congrats!

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  15. Lisa, doing a little "Yay! No surgery!" for ya! I have had well over a dozen physical therapists and some are fantastic, so here's wishing one of those 'great ones' for you. :>

    Really like your layered flower! Isn't it fun to scrap when its a photo you love?! And of a loved one?! Even better!

    Take care and hope the physical therapy can give you some relief!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Karen

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  16. CONGRATS on your first official day! You certainly made some ADORABLE LO's with your first kit! ♥ all the added touches like the hand-stitching & the pinwheel... TOO CUTE!

    As for no surgery.... YAY!!!!! Hoping that PT helps! :-)

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  17. Glad to hear no surgery is needed! But still how are you doing?? is the pain better?? It's one thing to be home sick, but well enough to still get some scrapping time in. It totally sucks to be sick and in so much pain you can't even sit at the scrap table!! HOpe you have a great week!!
    Hugs- Kim

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  18. Oh Lisa - you poor old thing!! I hope you are feeling more comfortable now. I can so identify with the MRI story - I had one last year for my shoulder & I too just kept talking to myself & tried to pretend I was on a beach somewhere!!! I'm glad no surgery will be needed & hope all the physio will soon reap rewards. I love your LO's - I spotted your comfort food one on Fave Things & thought how fabulous it was! I love your handstitched flourishes & that pinwheel flower is perfect! Thanks for the instructions. Many congrats on your first day as a DT member - enjoy the whole experience!! Please take good care & follow Dr's orders - we need you fighting fit!!! {{{Hugs}}} xxx

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  19. Glad to hear you don't need surgery, good luck with the therapy, I hope it isn't too painful for you but hopefully you will be as good as new soon! Love your layouts and especially your handstitched swirls!

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  20. The LOs are great! And I am really glad you're on the SS DT!

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  21. Love, love, love the layouts!!! Thanks so much for the directions to the pinwheel, its adorable and I will definitely have to try it out!!
    Great news on the MRI, no surgery is ALWAYS good news!! Hang in there girl!!!

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layouts!! Glad to read no surgery was needed.
    hugs
    Brenda

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  23. Hi Lisa, Love the way you used the pinwheel on your layout!!! Tell my sister Gina thanks for sending me your way!

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  24. Layouts are great! So happy you don't need surgery!

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  25. Love the layered flower cluster and fun photos! I'm a few days behind but nonetheless so happy to hear the good news :)

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  26. Beautiful work Lisa!!! So happy to be inspired by you over at SS, it's a great place to be. And I am so happy you aren't needing surgery. That is awesome. Hope you're enjoying Labor Day weekend!!!

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  27. Congrats on the reveal @ Serendipity! your layouts are wonderful! so FUN! & so glad to hear that no surgery is required! have a terrific weekend!!!

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  28. GIRL....I love that flower on your first lo! It is adorable! Love the bright colors too. I wish I could get myself in my scraping room, but all I do is stare at it (From my bed of course!) I am glad you don't have to have surgery. I am sure that is such a relief. And I am sure you will take the PT over surgery any day! Best of luck with it and I am so excited for you and all your design team posts!! Great job:)

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  29. sooo happy to read no surgery is needed praying the PT will help ease the pain for you!
    LOVE your layouts! Soooo beautifly done!
    love the hand stiching the photos are priceless!
    hugs
    Brenda

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