Monday, January 30, 2012


here i am, safe and sound...
(so far)
a bit of update on my health: chest x-rays: good; blood work: cholesterol; and sugar a bit high ---have to repeat in 3 months---and i am waiting for the stress test results. in the meantime i am doing ok, still tired and short of breath but my gerd has not been acting up much. i have made subtle changes and it seems to be working. let's see how long it lasts. :D i am hoping they find whatever in the stress test and can start treatment. i do not want to go for another open heart surgery :(.

before i show you my project, i want to show you a picture of Lulu
this was done by my son who is a
"Black Swan"
fan, and decided to turn Lulu into the diva she already is.
you gotta love her?
don't you?

I made this card and i altered this can along with a few other valentine candy containers and a banner.
they are on its way to boston.
card is 5.5 x 4.25 inch

the metal embellishment---how cute-- was embossed using a small cuttlebug folder and a metal paper from quickutz. i bought mine a while ago at hobby lobby. the trees and heart are from my stash of clear stamps and the sentiment is from my pink stamper. the patterned papers are from k&co.
altered can
i covered the can with kraft paper using a strong adhesive---i used a scor pal tape. that much i knew when i started, lol.
the hearts are from doodlecharms--cricut cartridge: page #85 of the handbook and image #4 on the overlay. i used the border feauture and cut an extra heart to pop it up with foam adhesive. the middle heart was wet embossed with silver powder and the edges were all inked.
i used brads to attach the ribbon around it.
the rest of the stamping was done at the end: like i said i just did not have a clue before i started what i wanted to do. it was not hard at all to stamp it at the end. :P

this is it for now,
i hope you enjoy it.
love you all!



  1. Love your projects--and Lulu!! And I really hope you are on the way to feeling better!

  2. Agnes I'm SO glad to hear your test results are coming back OK, I will keep you in my prayers! Love your projects, the metal effects look great! (And the pic of the dog, too!! Lol!!!)

  3. Love these, dear friend!! I really love the metal embellishment. That paper sounds neat. Love the pic of


  4. Great projects! Love the metal embellishment!

  5. Great news on your test results, prayers they can find a reason and you feel better.

    I adore altered anything, your can is luscious cute, and the card just so adorable. That little face put a smile on mine.

    Feel better, hugs, Lori m

  6. The picture of the dog brought a big smile to my face...thanks for sharing! The card is the metal embellies, but I want to know what's going into the can!! :-)

    ~Sharon C.

  7. Agnes,
    Just catching up with my favorite Blogs and so glad you're doing well...keep it up. Love your project, so unique.

    Will send an email with info...thanks.

    Take care!

  8. Forgot to your son's interpretation of Lulu. It's fantastic. Not to dark...just right. Great job Agnes' son.

  9. SOFUR...not was RELLY about SUFFER and with the MOB for Q- COW and COWSCULA and now SCULLS giving DISNEY a HARRY.
    Yeah a HARRY with GERRY and and SC with MP3 and GEDINA.
    He got a GEDINA with NADEDA.
    And there 's a NOSEEDA--- - NOSSEDA--- - NOSSEDA with DANADELAMAR .
    Oh- oh ......Oh oh.....Oh oh.......

  10. I love this and so will your son.

    DIANA L.


Have a fun day!!!