Sunday, January 27, 2013

Use 10 different Embellishments

I am trying my hands on putting 10 different embellishments in a project! Here are all details from Moxie Fab World! I was having too much fun playing with the embellishments....I think I added a LOT more than I had set out to do.
The Best is Yet to Come
 Stamps: Love Jar by Hero Arts, (sentiment), Truth Is by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Ding--->This is a GREAT way to dig out the little embellishments that you were hoarding
are in hiding. Try a jar, glass or cup image!? I used all 18 of them (buttons, gems, pearls)!

Lastly, I just want to share something a bit more personal about health. I went through a first routine Colonoscopy this past Friday!!! And I survived :) 

 Boy, the prep was the worst! I was on a liquid diet for 2 days and then I had to take laxatives on the day before/of the procedure. The night before I had to be interrupted when I watched Grey's Anatomy due to the continuous bathroom trips! My family member told me that I was NOT a happy camper...I just buried myself in my craft room and oh..by the way, I still fed them! And guess what? The procedure went smoothly ( the sedation works magic!) and the doc found quite a few polyps (not revealing how many)! Now I am sharing with you that no matter how healthy you think you are, don't skip it! I love eating my vegetables/fruits and do so religiously and I am generally very healthy! But we couldn't control our colon, could we? If you or anyone you know of  have a family history or are over the age 50...and the doc recommends you to do it, you should!  Thank goodness for that colonoscopy, I am not a walking time bomb ( the doc told me that after my procedure)! I am glad that I get to blog some more :) 

And for this, I think I deserve this award badge  ;)

44 comments:

Barb said...

You are so funny! I'm laughing at the reward you gave yourself! :) I'm so glad you had the Colonoscopy and that the polyps are now removed and you're good to go! (no pun intended!)

I do ADORE your card! Gosh that's a clever way to use the jar stamp - absolutely adorable with all that bling pouring out! Hugs! :)

Brenda said...

I'm laughing right along with Barb here Virginia! But I am thrilled that everything came out A-OK! Great way to use 10 embellishments, I would never had known what to do here! Awesome card Virginia!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Ha... having had more than 15 scopes in the last six years I feel for you. It never gets easier but the drugs do help:-) And yes, I was grumpy each and every time! The truth is - don't put it off if it is needed. I have no choice - I have Crohn's and must do one at least every six months, but if it helps to save your life it is worth it.

Kelly Griglione said...

Way to power through that unpleasantness!! Did you treat yourself to a nice dinner after your exam?

Great concept for the 10+ embellies challenge ... they all make sense to be there!

paula laird said...

Lol Virginia I know where you are coming from. They are nasty unpleasant experiences!!!! Glad that everything worked out & you are going to be around for ages yet :o). Love the card too. What a great way to use up those odds & ends. Love your reward as well made me smile

Paru Mahtani said...

The card is stunning Virginia!!
So glad that you are well!
Love your blog award and you sure deserve it!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So glad to hear that your health issues have improved and that all that horrible prep beforehand was worth it!

I love this card so much - the perfect selection of buttons and bling and it just feels so uplifting and cheery to look at!

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog - truly made me smile! :-)

aaga said...

Love your clever and bright card and I'm glad the colonoscopy went well. :)

Brenda said...

This card is gorgeous and clever....love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing your health story. You are so right!

Lynn said...

I'm so glad you are okay...but man the prep work for that is awful..yuck! But in the end worth it!

And your card...awesome...loving all those fun buttons!

Kim S said...

I'm just glad you survived it and were able to make this truly amazing card!!

Sheila H said...

I love how used the jar stamp, Virginia - you are so creative! I'm glad you had your colonoscopy. The prep is indeed horrible, but your result was so worth it.

lenny said...

This is awesome!!
Love the jar filled with buttons and bling!!
Cool award badge...want that on my blog too...*dreaming*
Happy Sunday!! ;)

sandie said...

Virginia, I so love this card-what a joy to look at!
I had this procedure and oh my goodness the prep is the worst bit. They gave me too much lax and I was poorly for ages-in the way you can imagine. I sure hope you and I never have to do that again!

Laura B. said...

Such a cool card with the buttons falling out of the jar! You definitely deserve that hunky badge, Virginia! You've been through a lot lately! Sending hugs!

diana said...

Great card and great advice! I had one this summer ... unpleasant certainly, but certainly worth it for your health's sake. ;-)

Harriet said...

I love your button card....neat!!!

Melissa Shea said...

That challenges sounds hard but you nailed it! I love the goodies spilling out of the jar!

*High five* for the clean bill of health!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great card! Such a clever way to get all those embellishments in there! And I love that bit I paper with the stitched print at the bottom. Very glad that your test went so well too.....I would have skipped feeding people myself.....

pcm said...

that card is brilliant and go you for advocating for the colonoscopy :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling card, Virginia - just love your 10 buttons and other bling! So sweet coming out of the jar!! And well done for taking care of that item on your health list! I'm sure Dr John made sure you didn't forget!!

Lalo said...

HEHEHE...can you send me that blog award too someday :) Got to start off by saying I totally agree with you on the looking and feeling good but having mysterious things a workin' on the inside. Glad you got through it and you're okay now! (my mom did it and the prep was the tough part).

Okay now the card>>>ADORE!!! Way to put 10 embellishment without it looking so cluttered. Your "Dings" are the best :)

Julie Hoffman said...

First I have to say your card is adorable. Love how you kept it CAS and used all those embellishments! Awesome! Secondly, I have to say Good for YOU getting your colonoscopy! I was doing preventative outreach at the job I just left. In December a patient told me that I probably saved his life by outreaching to him for his colonoscopy. They had found a large pre-cancerous polyp. I agree the prep is no fun but it's totally worth it! So glad to see you spreading the word. Just reading your post could inspire someone to get their screening and save a life! HUGS!

Julie Hoffman said...

I forgot to add THIRD - I totally LOVE your award badge :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love this card! So clever and adorable! Also, so glad you are healthy!!

Emily Keaton said...

Your card is so adorable! What a great idea for this challenge. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

It means so much to hear that message from someone I truly respect.
Thank You for sharing your story with us!
I'm so happy everything is fine for you.

YOur card is delightful and that award, argh....you know Ryan and I go way back so I will let you have him ONLY because you went through a lot with that exam and i didn't but you have to give him back tomorrow, Okay?!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, so glad to hear your colonoscopy went well...sorry it wasn't pleasant, but sounds well worth the trouble!

I love your card...I have a jar full of buttons on my desk, so this reminds me of MY stash! So clever and cute!

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! What a WONDERFUL blog post and a FRIENDLY way to get us all to have that NASTY procedure, done!! :) I'm glad you're all fixed up and it's all "behind you" (pardon the pun)!! :) Anyway, I LOVED your card!! It's ADORABLE and "filled with" (another PUN) LOTS of embellishments!! You are the QUEEN of CRAFTING in my world. Thanks again for all of the INSPIRATION!! I just may call to make my appointment, ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!!! :) :) :) Love, Karen xoxo

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous card Virginia... so glad your procedure went well.

Carole said...

your card is adorable.Very clever and cute.
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rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great card! I had that procedure a couple of years ago. I could hardly get that stuff down you have to drink. I was so glad when they didn't find anything and they said I didn't have to come back for a long time. Happy that you are OK and you got it taken care of. Hugs

Lea L. said...

O.M.G. I am seriously in LOVE with this card. How cute are the buttons pouring out of that ever trendy stamped jar?!!! LOVE it!! Not to mention....thanks for the eye candy after that. YUM! ;)

Angie Tieman said...

Love this uber creative card! Looks like all kinds of goodies falling out of a wonderful sewing room!

Thanks for sharing your medical procedure notes, hehe! My husband has to have one this year and he's not looking forward to it. I'll have him read your post too! :)

MarcyK924 said...

You DEFINITELY deserve that award, V! Thanks for sharing your experience. There are many people out there on the fence about going for the procedure and to have someone humorously break it down in layperson's terms is SO appreciated! I can only imagine you "medicated!" HEHEHE!!

Your sentiment on this card is just perfect for your image! I LOVE the stitched border too!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, the joys of being 50+! We have all been there, but it is great that you have provided this public service announcement, Virginia. I am soo loving this card and how you used this jar stamp (which I have yet to ink up). I have huge jars of buttons, so this is a great idea. Just heavy to mail - ha! Love the variety and the layout, too.

Lin said...

LOVE your idea for the challenge, V! I have lots of jars full of buttons - your design is so cute! And so glad to see that you are taking care of yourself.....not a pleasant experience, but so worth the bother when you consider the alternative.....

Linda R said...

What a fabulous card my friend. I just love the buttons falling out of the jar. So creative.

I just turned 50 this year and YIKES time for me to get that test done. Not looking forward to it.

Oh Yea. I also love your blog post. But I don't look as good as this fella. LOL..

Hugs~

pamela said...

Oh I love this card! Mason jars still holding strong :)

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun card--love the tumbling embellishments! And I finally went through with the same procedure last year, and can proudly say I won't have to endure it for another 10 years! Wish I thought of awarding myself with your award! Sigh.......

Rose said...

i think you rocked the challenge with one fab card :)

so glad you went to the test!! :)

Alice Wertz said...

what do i need to do to get a Ryan reward??? =) glad to hear that the procedure went smoothly.

i think i see a winner here. what a fab card, Virginia!!! so clever and delightful. love love it!

Wida said...

I can't figure a thing out for this one and I want to enter! it is a cute idea...I DO have a jar. maybe it will be totally different if I use white paper ;)

stealing him from you :)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Use 10 Different Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

And congrats on surviving your first colonoscopy. I had to have one a couple of years ago and got a "clean" report. I think it's great that you have written about it here and hope that you will be well! :)