Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yard Sale Event!!!!!

Ok so the place that my adorable daughter works at is going to have a public yard sale and I am going to have a table there!  My first real sales event!  They have opened the sale to different people in the public so I'm going to assume that means there will be all sorts of things there to look at.  Anything from traditional yard sale items to handmade crafts like mine.  I'm so excited!

I almost forgot to mention that a large portion of the proceeds of what I sale will be going to help benefit my son Ben.  For those who don't know he is 20 years old and was diagnosed with stage IIa Testicular Cancer at the beginning of this month.  We have already had surgery and we will be starting his Chemotherapy treatments on May 2.  He has not been able to work and will not be able to go in much until this is all over.  He will have to go through 4, 3 week cycles of Chemo. So as a good mom, I am trying to use my talents to help raise money to cover his medical bills.  I will have most of my jewelry there for sale.

Come support an amazing place that helps so many people that need it.

So all of the info is as follows:

Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Provo

1053 West 1020 South
(801) 373-2630

Yard sale will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On May 14, 2011

Hope to see you there!  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Glass Jars

Who doesn't like cool funky glass jars? Especially when you get to decorate them and make them even cooler!  Ok at least I think they are pretty cool.

This first one I admit I used an SVG file from Michelle's adventures with digital creations blog.  I just fell in love with her garden fairy and had to figure out some way to use it.   

   Michelle's Adventures with Digital Creations.    

These cute little swirly birds I also found by following a link through Michelle's blog.  I love the files that people are willing to share with all of us beginners.  I can't wait until I can create my own to share as well.

Here I have them both together. Pink and Purple go so well together, don't you think.

Well I hope you all have enjoyed my spur of the moment craft idea.  I hope I have given a few more ideas as to what to do with some of the decorative glass hanging around your house.  That is assuming that there are more pack rats out there like me. (at least when it comes to random craft things)  Enjoy and thank you for looking.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

50th Anniversary Present

So I am going to talk about some happy stuff.  All can not be doom and gloom or one will simply go crazy.  Or make the people around us crazy.  Ha Ha  Anyway, I was hired to create something for my ex-in-law's for their 50th anniversary.  What I came up with was a beautiful large glass block with their photo on the back side of it along with two wine glasses.  I had so much fun making these and it was such an honor to be asked to make such a memorable gift for such an amazing occasion.  I hope that they enjoy it as much as I did making it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Update on Ben

UPDATE: May 3, 2011

So I just wanted to give an update, Ben started Chemotherapy yesterday.  He will have to do 4 cycles of three weeks.  The first week he will be doing Chemo everyday, and then get to take a break for two weeks before he gets blasted again.  His dad and I went with him yesterday, and it seems pretty chill.  The people that work there are such special and great people.  They make sure that everyone is comfortable and feel at home.  At least as much as you can in a clinic with tubes attached to you.  You meet some of the sweetest people.  So far so good, he's a little tired but doing okay. 

Thanks for looking and reading my blog.


So I decided I better give an update on Benjie. We were told on Friday that he has embryonal Cancer, a nonseminoma type. We will be going to the Dr. next week to decide what our next course of action is.  Our choices where 1)to start Chemotherapy first then possibly a second surgery to remove the affected lymph nodes or 2) Surgery first then chemo.  Doesn't seem like much of a choice right.  He seems to be staying in good spirits.  That always makes us smile.  He needs to look into the the option of sperm banking just in case these treatments leave him sterel.  I can only imagine how bad that would be for him.  I thank God every day that we were bless with little Mr. Leo, however I know how much Ben would love to be able to have more children latter on in life.

I'm sure that this is much more info than most people would want to know about someone, however I find it interesting to get all of the info.  Then you don't end up having just a ton more questions with no answers.

I am still making my necklaces to sell for him, I just need to add pics, along with a buy now button for all of my friends that do not live close.  I will update that soon as well.  I have lots of new patterns that I am working with and just about any color you would want.

Thanks for looking and letting me vent.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Something special for my son.

Thought I would give an up date.  So we had the surgery and everything went well.  We are hoping for full Seminoma Cancer so that it will respond to radiation and not require Kemo.  We found out yesterday that it had spread to some lyphnodes how ever he may not have to have them removed depending on the type of cancer that it ends up being.  We still have to wait for the results on this.  We have our fingers crossed that all will be well, and everyone is keeping their sense of humor so we wait.
Thank you for looking and checking back with us.

So just a couple day ago we found out that our 20 year old son has testicular cancer.  Not exactly the greatest news for anyone to get.  Anyway he goes in this Monday morning to have one removed and find out how far it has spread in his body, if it has spread and what the next course of action is.  My sweet boy is so scared and I don't blame him, I think we all are.  He has the cutest little 7 month old little boy.

As we all know this kind of thing gets pretty expensive.  So I would love to help him with this expense by sell some of my jewelry.  I found a new item to make and they are very pretty.  They are the washer necklaces I'm sure many of you have seen.  I am asking 15.00 for each necklace so that I may donate 10.00 to his medical.  The other 5.00 is only to purchase more supplies to continue making more, and cover any shipping cost for any mail orders that I might receive.  Please feel free to request your favorite color.  If you are interested in placing an order with me please send me a message so that I can send you all the details.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Metal Plate

I found this adorable bronze square candle holder today.  I just had to buy it when I noticed that it was also made out of a light weight metal.  So I decided to put on of my favorite saying on it.  During this process I learned a valuable lesson about clicking the weld feature in SCAL.  It sure makes weeding a project much easier.  I thought this was very cool when I got done.
Center of this measures 6 x 6
Thanks for looking!

Magnet boards

My new finished creation (or at least one of them) for this week is this awesome little magnet board.  A little history on me is I love teddy bears and butterflies.   So I created this SVG file that contained both.  Then I had to figure out what to do with it.  I have this problem a lot.   I remembered and extra piece of metal I had laying around after making a few other boards...still unfinished but hopefully this weekend...and thought it would be perfect!  Guess what it was!  The total piece measures  18.5 x 10 inches and the exposed metal measures 15.5 x 6.5 inches.  I also added some magnets that I made out these cute petal cut bottle caps and some regular ones just to add some pizazz!  What do you think?  Thanks for looking.