Monday, March 24, 2014

Christy made another COOL box :)

               Christy just completed another COOL box with drawers.:) This is the front view.

                                                                        One side....

                                                                   The other side....

               One of the drawer pulls...the others are parts of metal keys that she purchased from       Michael's Craft store.You can get a closer look at them when you click on the first pic.:)

                                                            Close up of one of the legs...

                                                                       The very top...

Christy used decorative metal sheets that she purchased from Hobby Lobby. On the front of the box...she glued some chip board cutouts to the box fronts and then overlaid them with the metal sheet. Glued and then formed them around the chipboard pieces.On the sides she embossed the metal sheets using her Cuddle bug folders.She antiqued the whole thing when it was completed. The brads on the sides were done just like the chipboard on the front. She laid them on a piece of tape in the order she wanted them and then attached them to the box ..then she removed the tape...cause it was just so they would line up .....then formed more metal sheeting around them. Christy used aluminum duct tape for the top so it would mold easily to the roundness of it.I really LOVE the way it turned out....and NO..she didn't give this one to me.She kept it for herself and I don't blame her one bit.:)

Thanks for stopping in again...huge hugs!
Valinda

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mama and Joe's wedding album







Mama asked me if I could please make her some layouts of  her wedding last year.I made her a heritage scrapbook a couple of years ago that has her previous two marriages ( she outlived both of them) and she wants to add Joe and her wedding to it. I thought it was a perfect time to use the Wedding Album I had created a while back. Most of the photos are from my camera...but the bottom layout of them lighting the candle is from my brother's camera.He is very serious about photography and thought to put a tripod behind them. Go Tom!! :)

Please continue to pray for Jimmy's leg. Still battling:) Hugs!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Another Update on Jimmy's leg.

First..I want to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your prayers for Jimmy! He spent another couple of days in the hospital this last weekend.The antibiotic the Doctor put him on wasn't working and his leg continued to get redder and more swollen. They admitted him to the hospital and ran a stronger antibiotic through the IV. which really helped. His leg is turning back to a normal color and not so swollen.YAY! His blood levels were too high ..which means his blood that they are trying to thin to a level between two and three...was OVER three and too thin. They didn't give him any blood thinners over the weekend and now it is down..too low. 1.8. So..here we go again trying to get the medical dosage of blood thinner to the correct amount. It's been a rather interesting time lately..but we are TRUSTING the LORD to take care of this for him!!! The Lord's timing is PERFECT! :)

Reminds me of that song..LEARNING TO LEAN! Jimmy has had a WONDERFUL experience throughout this whole time with the Lord's PRESENCE with him. NO FEAR AT ALL! :) THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Learning to lean on Jesus
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dHBtdsAGW8

Hugs,
Valinda

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Jimmy update and Christy project!


 The two top pics are of Jimmy's leg with the blood clot and now he has infection in it. The Dr. told us that this is common with blood clots because the natural antibodies aren't able to get to the leg freely because of the blood flow being hindered. He put Jimmy on an antibiotic and it seems to be a little better this morning. Still swollen but not so red. Better is good!! :)

 Beau, a friend of the family was with us at Goodwill recently (can't remember the day) and showed this box to Christy and told her it would be great for the top of his dresser to keep his stuff organized. She told him to put it back cause she could MAKE one for him that would be more efficient and look better too.


                                                       I think she SUCCEEDED!!! :)

Thanks for stopping in!!

Hugs,
Valinda