Saturday, June 12, 2010

Princess Tilda is here :)

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a month already since my last post.  I have been busy trying to organise myself & make money from home to start off my little Magnolia stamp & Copic collection.  Things are extremely tough, but I am doing my best to stay focused with my ultimate business goal.  Which I will tell you about shortly.

Last post I told you how it came about with my partner & I not working.  Money is extremely tight & things got alot worse for a while.

Did I tell you about my Daughter, Zoe, who is 10 years old & is a Type 1 Diabetic (insulin dependent)?
She has had this disease since she was soooo little at 3 yrs of age.  Anyway, she is my little Angel & I couldn't be more proud of how she looks after her Diabetes & for 7 years now all of her Dr's are extremely happy with her progress.  She is now on the Medtronic Pump & has been for the last 1.5 years which is alot better than having the 3 needles per day that she used to have to give her insulin.

Anyway, just a few weeks ago, my youngest Son Cory (who is 17) was rushed into hospital & diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aswell!  He is ok.  He spent the week being treated in the hospital & was taught by the Educators & Dieticians on how best to cope with it & has to have 4 needles per day.  He doesn't live at home so fingers crossed that he will take care of himself.

I was more in shock & quite upset that two of my children now have Diabetes, however I have to admit, it was a little easier to deal with the 2nd time around as I already knew alot about the disease & how it needs to be treated.  I just hope that Cory will take the same attitude that I've administered to my Daughter all these years, that you have to treat your Diabetes as a friend, not the enemy or else it will just get mistreated & neglected.  We don't want that to happen!

Whilst I am on this subject, we sent an application for Zoe to go to the next Diabetes Camp for kids through the ages of 9 - 11 yrs.  Zoe received her letter the other day letting her know that she was accepted & is now eligible to go to the Diabetes Camp in July!  Woo hoo :)  She is SO excited.  She can't wait to go as the kids will be doing lots of fun stuff, like rock climbing etc...but the thing she loves the best is that the parents aren't allowed to go! lol.  Children only!  So she has 4 days & 3 nights without us there & to be amongst other Diabetic children around her age which I think will be a wonderful experience especially for her to see that there are alot more kids with the same disease & i'm sure she will learn alot more from them.  I'm just grateful that there will be Educators & Dieticians there lol.  She will be in fantastic hands.  Do you or any of your children have Diabetes?  What did you find the most challenging?

I guess this is turning out to be a longer post than I expected lol.  Good on you if you have reached reading this far :)  If you read my first post in May you would know that I got sexually assaulted at work.  Well not much is happening in that area at the moment, however my lawyer is now taking it further & we are waiting for a date to go to the Human Rights Commission.  I can't say too much but I will tell you that I am still seeing a Psychologist every week & dealing with the 'outfall' as it has effected me greatly.  I will get through it & just need this to finally be over so that I can put this all behind me. 

So I have been keeping myself busy with working towards getting my new business up & running.  I'm not going to say what it is yet, but I will say, like many things in life, all choices normally involve money.  With that being said, due to no job, not being able to work & my partner not being able to get work (not for the lack of trying though), I am finding it REALLY difficult to get the money to enable me to get my new little business started.  However, remember I mentioned in my previous post that I was putting some of my stuff on Ebay to help me raise money to get my first Tilda stamp?  Well, I did :)  Actually, I have now got 2 Tilda stamps, ink & 10 Copics :)

So, to help me raise money to get my business name registered (which is the next step - cos I already got my business domain name registered - with the help of Ebay), I have designed a few scrapbook layouts & scrapbook/card toppers that will be sold on Ebay.  Hopefully they will do well at auction :)

Would you like to see what I have designed so far?  Of course you would lol.
Now just remember, I am new to the stamping, Tilda & Copic scene.. :)

Introducing my First Tilda design :)

~ Princess Tilda ~

I decided to be brave enough & enter my first Tilda design into a few challenges.
You never know unless you give it a go, right :)
Here are the challenges I have entered into.

Crazy Challenge # 18 - Distress It!
Pollycraft Challenge # 47- Ribbon & Bling
Crafty Angels Challenge # 38 - My Favourite Stamp
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 94 - Dazzle Us
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 32 - 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
By The Cute & Girly June Challenge - Something old, new, borrowed or blue (my new stamp :)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - A recipe
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge # 107 - Floral Delights
I used this sketch from 2 Sketches 4 U Challenge
sketch # 54

I glitzed up Princess Tilda complete with her Tiara, necklace & gold bracelet :)  I also gave her some buckle beads on her shoes.

I have to admit that I had HEAPS of fun giving Tilda a more colourful life :)
You should have seen Zoe when she saw Tilda.  She loves her as much as I do.  I let Zoe colour a Tilda in with her own texters & whilst she was colouring Zoe looks up at me with a weird look on her face.  I asked her what was wrong & she replied,
"Mum, I'm sure Tilda just winked at me" lol. 
I explained to her how Tilda & Edwin are Angels hence why they don't have a mouth & that she probably did wink at her :)  Zoe loved that idea :)

The copics I used are:
Hair - E34, 53, Y21 & Y38
Skin - E00 & scrapbook chalk for her cheeks :)
Attire: R59, 85
(More Copics on order as we speak lol)

Other embellishments I used are flowers, beads, paint, ribbon, stickles
& pop dots to give it more dimension.
I hope you like her.
My Princess Tilda is currently on Ebay up for auction.
If you are interested in bidding on her, click HERE.

Remember I mentioned earlier that I had designed a few layouts too?
Here is one that I did & is currently on Ebay.

~ Happy Birthday Boy ~
Its a Premade 12 x 12" scrapbook layout.
Here are some pics of it.

If you are interested in purchasing my Birthday Boy scrapbook layout, you can check it out
at Ebay.  It is also up for auction.  Click HERE

Anyway, so sorry its such a LONG post but I had to keep you updated lol :)  Next time it will be short...I promise :)

I have to go anyway as my man is hungry & wants his dinner.
Thanks for hanging out with me & will catch up with you soon.
Oh & don't forget to leave a comment.  I can take some helpful & friendly critisism (sp?).
I am new to the stamping & Maggie world after all :)



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow!!! I am so sorry to read all the problems you have been having hun...but you seem to be coming through the other side which is always good...sending you cyber hugs xx

As for your card hun its all the extra bits you have given Tilda just fab

Thank you for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy' good luck!!
Hugs shell xx

whoisthechallenger said...

Sounds as if you have got a lot to cope with at the moment but hopefully things will start to improve soon for you. Your card is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you again. Jill

Dena said...

Lisa! Your Tilda princess is adorable! Love the sparkles! Your layout is also very sweet!
Hugs, Dena

Janiel/ janny said...

Lisa, Very Beautiful!!! You would never know that you are new to stamping.. Your card is adorable!
Happy SUnday to you.
hugs, Janiel

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my “dazzling” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracey said...

Simply beautiful! I love your Tilda card!!

Christina C. said...

Beautiful work!!!!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Your Tida card is stunning! I love them all actually LOL Thanks for joining us overat BTC&G and Good Luck! x

Kathy Gerace said...

Your Princess Tilda card is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the coloring and bling on your card.
Kathy Gerace

Barb Hardeman said...

I'm so sorry that you're going through such a great trial. It's only for a season! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I truly hope that it brings in great bids on e-bay! Your scrapbook page is also so very delightful. Wishing you much success in your new business...hugs...Barb

Candy said...

Your card is FANTASTIC. Love all the details with pearls and bling. Great layout. Pretty papers and ribbons as well. Gorgeous work!!
Your layout is stunning and I hear people are always looking to buy these cause they have no time to make them. Wishing you the best of luck selling.
Hugs, Candy

Jo Nevill said...

So sorry to hear about all the problems you have been having.
Gorgeous card and layout and Tilda is looking so pretty with all her sparkly dress.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

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Oh my! That glitter is stunning! I could imagine a little girl being thrilled to receive such a card!! I love the balloons on the page below too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Debs said...

A beautiful card..and your new to the scene???!!!..your extremely talented!!...Thanks for joining us at BTC&G and good luck!!....Debs x