Sunday, July 29, 2012

Color Challenge - Orange You Glad I don't have the Blues

Hi there Everyone,

I hope you have had a better time than I have had this week!

It has been a rough week for me and the family.  So do, please, keep us in your prayers. {{{hugz}}}

These were the colors to be used:

This is my entry in the Color Challenge at Outlawz Challenges : 

Sorry about the poor picture, but the lighting in our apartment is really poor.

I fussy cut the flowers out. For my twist which was to add a flower I used flower shaped buttons under that embroidery floss bow :o) 
My knots on the 2nd card did not turn out that great.
This was as close to the chosen colors that I had in stock.

Well, thanks for the visit and stay creative, My Friends!

Until next we meet....

Much Love,


LATE ENTRY: Creative Freebie Challenge-Little Suzy

I had already done Lady Roxann for the Creative Freebie Challenge but I also just HAD to do little Suzy as well!

I am late with her as I have lost the use of my left arm due to extreme pain because my insurance refuses to pay for my Celebrex and my doctor has been out of the office for the last week. Because I am considered a "Complex Case" by the new Hospital's policy( the hospital took over the clinic ) no other doctor in the clinic will treat me because of this policy.  I can sort of see their point, but I think they should make an exception for when my doctor is out of the office or on vacation. I really need access to medical treatment 24/7/365 and not just when my doctor is in. My doctor will not be in until Monday which means I will have gone a week without my anti-inflammatory which means my body is wracked with pain from top to bottom,literally! I have pain in my eyes because they are swollen, I have pain in my left arm due to inflammation, and I have pain in my rump due to having Fibroids on my Piriformis muscle which makes sitting rather painful. I have to sit on an inflatable ring everywhere I go, it is quite embarrassing!

Then on top of that, my poor father-in-law Don a.k.a. Pa Bear or Bear-Bear has ended up in the hospital with his intestine folding into itself and blocking all passage of the bowels. They did a procedure on him last night that so far seems to be working but he still has a tube in place to aid in the draining of his bowels.

We were supposed to be celebrating his 85th birthday yesterday. The poor guy, he should not be in the hospital during his birthday!

So if you could keep him in your prayers I and the family would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!!

Suzy was a fun image to color, I loved her little dress and cute!

So without further ado, Here is Little Suzy.....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge-Roxann

Hello Everyone,

How are we all doing this fine evening? Great, I pray!

I did  manage to get one of my cards done for the Creative Freebie Challenge. She is so beautiful. She reminds of all the elegance one might see at a ritzy function at say the White House :o)

So here she is : May I present to you for your viewing pleasure, Dear Ms. Roxann from Sandi Huggett over at Outlawz Challenges

Roxann by Sandi Huggett

You cannot see it really but her bodice of her dress is covered in iridescent  glitter.  For the buttons on her gloves I used a shimmering pinkish-red nail polish I had on Hand.

It really does look better in person. The bow is also all shimmery. I have come to really love wire edged ribbons for bow making as they really do hold the shape better and frankly, it just looks more elegant in my opinion. Unfortunately, this was the only size I had on hand in red,lol. 

I am still waiting to hear back from my pharmacy as to which new medication I will be getting since my health insurance is refusing to cover my Celebrex. One gentleman I spoke with thinks it is because they have a couple of alternatives they would rather be used first before they will pay for the Celebrex. But we will have to wait and see I guess. But I do know from past experience that Celebrex is the only one that really worked on reducing the inflammation in my body. I know Naproxen 500 mg. is one of them and that does not work for me. I am curious to find out what the other one is though. 

Well, I pray that everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them and that get to create lots of beautiful cards, notecards, etc.

Welcome Friends, Get to Know the Real Me


Hello, My Sweet Wonderful Guests!

Without you this blog could not be possible and I sincerely thank each and everyone of you who take time out of your busy schedules to visit my little niche of cyberspace.

It is my hope to make new friends and share many wonderful creations together.

I am truly sorry if I tend to complain too much , that is not my intentions, but you know that sometimes you just have to get what is in your heart out in the open to get a better perspective on your current circumstances.

Here's my life story for those who are bored enough to actually read it as it is a highly suggested reading if you truly want to get to know the "real" me.
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Karen Michelle Roth and I’m Bipolar and suffer from PTSD. I am happily married and I own two types of pets, 5 Guppies in a small tank and a sassy medium-sized dog named Pepper.

My Background:

I was born at Fort Riley at the Irwin Army Hospital. My father was in the military then. We lived in Abilene, Kansas till I was old enough to go to school. My father then moved us to Hutchinson, Kansas in 1977. I do not remember much about my childhood. Over the next few years I was molested, beaten, abused, raped, and stabbed. 

 I was in an abusive marriage before I met my current wonderfully sweet husband, Ben. 

 I have two children that I do not have custody of. My son lives with his father. My daughter lived with my parents until she ran away this year with her boyfriend and his family. I truly want to thank you both for caring so much for my son and daughter.   truly pray that she is safe and doing well.  Neither of my children wants anything to do with me currently but I pray that will change for the better. In fact, my parents disowned me when I moved to better my life and to be married.

 I have tried numerous times to obtain my degree, but do to illnesses and the lack of funds I was forced to quit my pursuit of a higher education.

 My Present Illnesses:   I am currently battling  Fibromyalgia, Being HLA-B27 Positive, Asthma, Mild COPD, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Anxiety Attacks, Major Depression, Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropy, Concentric Bulging Disc in my L4-L5 region (that is spreading my Fascia nerves farther apart than they should be), Migraines, Seasonal Allergies, Pet Allergy (I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY PEPPER PAWS!!!!), Food Allergies, Both elbows and hands have Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel. I just discovered that i now have Thyroid Issues (Enlarged with multiple Nodules on both lobes and one nodule that is made up of different materials on my Isthmus (which is the piece of flesh that holds both thyroid lobes together.

I have in the past created a number of blank and lined stationery as well as seed bead earrings I have made. I also crochet ripple afghans for relaxation. Crocheting is my stress reliever. I have just recently discovered the wonderful world of making cards and scrapbooking. It has been therapy for me as it takes my mind to a happier place where I can focus on seeing that I can make others happy with my creations.

My Dream:

It is my dream to eventually open a Non Profit Charity named "Gentle Whispers of Love".

 I have always been involved with the arts for as long as I can remember. I fully believe that everyone has a creative streak and that some of you just need some coaxing to bring it out.

It is also my dream to be the first one in my immediate family to have made it to and through college. I only have 10 credits left. I have come way too far to quit and give up the ship now.

 I am a firm believer that anyone can rise above their circumstances and become a better person for it. But I also believe that we should always remember our humble beginnings even if they are painful as they are part of who we are rather we like it or not. Not so much as to dwell upon the hurt and pain but to rejoice in just how far we have come and have grown.

Now that you have come to know me a little bit I hope you will stick around as I have a ton of love to share :o)

Much Love,

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Color Challenge-Blue,Black & White

Hi there Everyone,

My entry for the Color Challenge is a wee bit late this week due to major pain and being unable to use my left arm at all today.

I tried a new flower tutorial I found online at Pinterest. It uses magazine pages and does not require glue or brads.  I found it here: How About Orange: Recycled paper Flower
My flower did not turn out like hers I think because my magazine page was too flimsy. But still I like it :o)  Marcelle,  this one is for you :O) I made it from a coffee ad. hehe, just kidding, Ya know I love ya!

I sure hope that tomorrow I feel better pain wise so I can work on this weeks card and my cards for the Creative Freebie Challenge. I have them printed out and sitting on my craft table to be colored ...does that count? ;O)

I pray that everyone is having a marvelous week {{{hugz}}}
Until next time, Keep being creative! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paper Roses Tutorial

I have just found what has to be the easiest Paper Roses Tutorial.  I will have to try this myself as soon as I get the chance :o)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. <3

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paper a la Mode Challenge- Nature

Hello everyone,

How are we all doing? Me, well, I just finished another challenge over at Outlawz called the Paper a la Mode. This week is was based on a Nature only theme. So I thought I would get a bit creative and create myself a Nature themed notebook with notecards. Took me all week due to having a Fibromyalgia flareup due to the thunderstorms. For some reason by bulging disc does not like clouds either so it also decided to flareup severely. But it did not stop me from going out with my sweet sister0in-laws Ruthi and Maureen. We had a blast! Well, I sure know I did as this times was a belated birthday gift shopping trip. I made out like a bandit because the places we went had really good sales. Thank you Joann Fabrics and Goodwill Industries! They also took me out to lunch at this cute quaint little cafe that is also a bed and breakfast. I even ate semi-healthy! I had a Chicken Caesar Salad with Strawberry Italian Soda plus water :o) Thank you so much, Ruthi and Maureen, I love ya'!

Now onto my nature themed project :  *NOTE- Enlarged pictures may look blurry as I just could not get a clear photo of them, I think my hubby may have changed the usual settings and I cannot figure out how to choose the right settings for up close photos..Flippin' Fuji!  Oh, and in the background of the first photo you will see the main centerpiece, card basket and my bouquet for Our Vow Renewal. I still need to hot glue them. But I still have plenty of time as it won't be until June 28,2014 :o) I will also be making a Victorian Ballgown to wear. As well as a quilted wall hanging to hang up behind us while we are saying our vows :o) So some time I need to get started on those.

Nature themed notebook and card

Inside of Nature themed notebook with notecards

One of sixteen notecards for the nature themed notebook.

Sentiment on front of nature theme notecards.

I hope everyone has a very blessed week ahead of them and may you remember to find joys in the little things :o)

Much Love,

 {{{hugz}}} to ALL!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Color Challenge at Outlawz-Cranberry, Pea Green and Coffee Bean Brown

Hey there Everyone * Waves a Paw* 

 It's another fabulous week at Outlawz Challenges! I just finished my card for the Color Challenge:Cranberry, Pea Green and Coffee Bean Brown.
Make sure you Hop on over to Tami Mayberry's blog for a chance to win a prize! 
 Have a great day y'all! {{{hugz}}}

Friday, July 13, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge: Girl

Here is my 2nd entry in the Creative Freebie Challenge :O)

I'm surprised I made two cards in the same day,lol I must have been feeling good!

Thank you so much for your cute little girl, Anne!

My goal for her was to turn her into a Peace -lovin' hippie chic :o)

I do not think you can see the background behind her very well but I colored it to look like a fading sunset. I drew waves in the water to look like the ocean. I took and drew vines that have wrapped around her leg and arm. I gave her some eyeshadow. It really is gorgeous in person.

My peace sign drawing looks like mud up against Anne's girl digi, but at least it gives off the hippy vibe I was aiming for :o) .

The heart on her jeans expresses my love for you all , my newfound cardmaking friends :o) The butterfly expresses the inspiration you all have given me since the time I started with the bloghops. The vines and flowers represent nature which I love very much (minus the snakes and spiders). The water represents the peace that flows over me from knowing Jesus as my Saviour, brother and friend. The flame represents me being refined through my daily pain-filled days. The paper flower represents my soul opening up into a beautiful creature.

Thanks for letting me take place in the challenges. I have much to learn and supplies to get as money allows. I do have a paper & ribbon fetish I can never get enough of either,lol. Yes, I love lace and pearls ,too! I'm such a sentimental romantic at heat <3

I hope you are all staying cool these days and I pray that garden survive this heat.

Much Love,


Creative Freebie Challenge: Roses

Here is my entry in the Creative Freebie Challenge over at Outlawz Challenges :o)

I have really poor lighting here at my apartment, sorry.  I just could not get a better picture even when I went outside this morning :o(

They really beautiful in person.

Anyway, Thank you Sandi for a beautiful digi {{{hugz}}}

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm A Winner at Outlawz 2000 Member Party

Hi there Everyone,

I'm so happy to announce that I won Mo's Digital Pencil $5.00 gift certificate for my Sketch entry at the Outlawz 2000 Member party.

That just totally made my day!

Here was my entry:

I had such a blast making so many new friends at the party. It was really fun!
A Big Thank You goes out to Colleen and her DT and to all the Sponsors! You guys throw an awesome PARTY!

I also congratulate all the other winners!