Monday, April 28, 2008

Top Ten Event

Our design team at eBay is really buzzing this week! We have the charity event, plus we are also doing a Top Ten Event. We've taken the 10 most searched for items in scrapbooking and tried to create things for each of the ten items. Some of the gals got 10 items done. I've only done 4. With the events in my family earlier this month, plus working full time, I knew I couldn't get ten done. I had hoped for 5, and I may get another one done to list on Tuesday, or that's my hope! I hope you'll check these out!

Charity Auction

The design team I'm on over at eBay is doing a charity event this week, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation grants wishes to terminally ill breast cancer patients, plus gives support and other resources. I hope you'll check these auctions out, and maybe even consider bidding on these great items!

Hope Sympathy Card

I made this card for a friend on a message board, whose sister just passed away. Since I know that she received it, I thought I'd post it here. The inside message was about hope as well. I can't remember the exact words though!


Monday, April 21, 2008

A Special Wish . . .

My very nice boss is celebrating his birthday today. I made this quick card for him last night. I had intended to make brownies to take to work today, and my family ended up eating them! Thank goodness there were a few left, so I can at least take him one! TFL.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

There Could Never Be Another You

I have posted a paper bag album on eBay. It really did turn out cute. It would make an awesome Mother's Day gift, birthday gift, or gift for any day.

I hope you'll check it out! Here are a couple of pictures, but not all.

Also, my eBay design team, Memories Made Timeless Boutique, is planning an awesome event. I'll post more info as the time approaches!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Birthday Card for Lynn

I've made lots of friends on a scrapbooking message board, and a few of them have really become special to me. Lynn is one of them. Her birthday was at the end of March, and although I had ordered part of her gift, it didn't come until a week after her birthday. I just got her gift out in the mail this week, and it arrived safe and sound today. So, I decided to post a picture of the card I made for her. The inside says: "Is a gift. Happy Birthday Friend."


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Finally, A New eBay Layout!

This layout has been laying on the scrapbook table for well over a week. With the events of last week, I just wasn't into scrapbooking at all. But, I did finally finish it on Sunday night, but didn't get pictures taken until tonight.

Hope you like it and will check it out!

A Quick Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card for a co-worker. It's pretty simple, but I liked the colors!

Hope you like it as well.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Sad Day for my Family

I hesitated to post this because sometimes these things are hard to talk about, and I know that there's enough sadness in the world today without going to a blog to see scrapbook pages and cards, only to find more. But, since I needed to change my profile, I felt I needed to put a post here about this. My oldest daughter, who was expecting in October, has lost her baby at 12 weeks. She had called me yesterday morning to say she thought there was a problem with the amniotic fluid (she thought she was losing fluid). Of course she was distraught. She had called the doctor, who told her to make an appointment when the office opened. I met her and my son-in-law at the doctor's office at 9:15. We finally saw the doctor at 10:30 or so, who didn't even realize what she was there for. She thought it was a regular checkup. She ran back out to get an assistant and the small sonogram machine they called "grandma." She seemed encouraged and said that the fluid was intact but quickly sent us to have a full sonogram done. I thought all was well and called a few people to tell them that. But, when we went for the full sonogram, the doctor told us that there were two concerns: 1-the baby's bladder never developed properly and when it started to produce fluids, they had no way to leave the baby's body. He showed us on the sonogram that the baby's bladder was extended. 2-they could not find a heartbeat. When he said that, of course my daughter started sobbing. (And Mom did too.) The first thing my daughter said after the doctor left was that God took this baby to heaven because it was not perfect. Our faith is strong, but our hearts are broken for this sweet baby, who we'll have to postpone meeting until we get to heaven. In my mind, I will always remember seeing those perfect little hands in the sonogram picture. If you're a praying person, I ask that you say a little prayer for us -- especially my daughter and son-in-law. There will be some tough days ahead. We thank God for Ashlyn though. We know that God has already given them a beautiful child, and we have faith that He will give them another one someday.