Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Magazines and poetry - such joy!

The newest challenge is up at These are a few of my favorite things blog - what is your favorite magazine? I have to admit that there are several I enjoy but my absolute fav for inspiration is Somerset Studio - so of course, that's what my layout is about. I used some Stampington paper (the publisher of SS), some actual tickets, a funky butterfly that someone gave me long ago, and a typewriter transparency. I would so love to have one of my creations published in a tangible magazine - that's one of my goals this year!
And since I won the Scrapping the Poetry challenge last time, I was GD for the blog this week. Be sure to check it out - the poem is really wonderful! Again I used Stampington paper and some funky old odds and ends. Everything just seemed to work together - I had a lot of fun with this one!

This morning I received good news about my biopsies - the one on my hand is precancer and can be frozen but the one on my chest is basal cell cancer so I go in next week to have it removed - no big deal - I had one where my neck is attached to my body removed about 6 years ago - 21 stitches but he did such a super job that you can hardly see the scar. It's so amazing what they can do today! On the other hand, the cost is a bunch and it will be scary to see how much I will have to pay - so depending on the number, we might be eating a lot of beans! LOL!!!!! I just feel grateful that I can get it taken care of - and that I am so healthy otherwise. DH goes down to the VA hospital in West Palm on Thursday for his 3month bladder cancer exam - he feels great and has had no symptoms at all so he is feeling very positive! 

I am finishing up the laundry this morning and have begun to sketch some lilies to paint this afternoon - and hopefully I can finish up the Prima BAP.  The sun is shining brightly and hopefully it will be warm enough that I can open up the house this afternoon. Dan is working at the golf course today and then we are going out for dinner tonight - yum!

thanks for reading and have a super day! and don't forget to check out the challenges!!!!!
Chris

9 comments:

McMGrad89 said...

Glad things are going well. Hope the bill isn't too high.

Very pretty pages, Chris.

marit said...

I'm glad you can have the cancer cells removed Chris! My mom had it too, years ago (can't even remember how long!) and is OK ever since... enjoy your day! Oh, and I will check out the "Scrap the poetry"... I sooo love poetry, but in English it's a bit difficult...

Hanneke said...

Love your LO's is that an artmagazine? Glad to hear they can remove the cells!!

Scrapamum said...

Congrats on being guest DT for the week!!!!
Love your layout for TAAFOMFT!!!

Heather J. said...

WOW Oh WOW !!! I am so pleased to have found you... what an inspiration.... love love love all of your work ... absolutely magical and full of mastery ... I am a follower now and i'll definately be back for more .... reading your blog I wish you much healing and joy in your life .. keep creating your deliious "stuff"
amazing just amazing ... take care and a big hug from me xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo happy to hear that everything came out ok!! And I know what you mean about the bill... I am not looking forward to the heart attack I will probably be having when I get my ER bill!! EEEKKKK!!! Our deductible is killing me... I swear... I love love love love love love love love your lo's!! I saw your STP on their blog last night! And you know I loveeeeeeeeee your FAVE THINGS lo... that paint is amazing! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

EverydayMe said...

happy to hear all is well with the skin cancer... I have to get checked every 6 months myself... have the same problem... love the lo's and the fav challenge is awesome!!! have a great week !!! {{hugs}} Michelle

deana said...

So glad to hear the good news, Chris! Beautiful pages, too!

I happen to LOVE beans and we eat them (red, white, black...any kind) almost every day! Great fiber and protein. You'll be saving money and being healthy all at once! :-)

polkacabana said...

The layout for this post is just amazing. I hope you are healing from your treatments! 21 stitiches? That is a lot! Awesome that the hubby is staying freed from the "UGLY BEAST", what is what I call cancer! I am just amazed by how beautiful your LIFE layout is!