Saturday, November 29, 2014

Be Happy Card.

Background is made with tissue paper, Perfect Pearls and Distress Ink. And I added some Origami corners.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stepper Box Tutorial.

You need an 11 1/4  x 5 sheet of card stock.

Then you score at: 2 1/4, 4 1/2, 6 3/4, 9

 Then you cut your panels for the front and back. You will need 10 Panels. Each is 4 3/4 x 2.
I took my center panel and painted it with chalkboard paint. About 5 coats and let it dry.
This is the outside.

This is my inside with the panels.
 I found the tutorial on : creatin with Kirsteen. She used a diagonal scoring plate for her boxes. I don't have one. So I went on youtube and looked up instructions for an origami box. Worked great. No scoring, just folding. For each box you need a 6 in square paper. For the lid you need a
6 1/2 in square paper. I only used 3 boxes.

 Then you attach your boxes. I used Tombow glue.

 I also put a 2x2 square in each box. This way your box won't come apart.

I also attached a mini gift bag on the side, which holds a rag and chalk. And I also changed the color of my lid to red. This is my box closed.

 Side view.

I hope this tutorial was helpful. I enjoyed making these boxes. I'm sure I'll be making a few more.  Have fun creating. Blessings Renate

Stepper Box.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Prostate Cancer: Our Journey

Hello Crafters,
On August 19th, of this year, my husband David, he is only 50, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. 12 out of 12 samples contained cancer. His PSA level was 2. After a physical a few weeks before, the Urologist, wanted to do a biopsy, since the prostate felt hard and David has a family history of prostate cancer. It still seems like a bad dream.
On August 22nd he had a scan done to see if it had spread to his bones. That test came out good.
David did some research and he decided to go to the Cancer Treatment Center in Atlanta. We went there to meet with the surgeon. He told us that the cancer had been there for at least 2 years.
On September 17th, David had the surgery. The surgeon removed the prostate and as much surrounding tissue as he could without damaging the bladder or his rectum.
We went back to Atlanta for a follow-up on October 29th. His PSA then, was 0.1. In 8 Weeks he has got to take another PSA test, which his family doctor can do, to see if his PSA level goes down more.
If it goes down more he won't have to take radiation.
David went back to work November 3rd. He is doing good. He still can't control his pee.
I just wanted to stress how important it is for men to have a physical every year. I just don't want anyone else to go thru this. It's an ongoing battle....waiting for the next test result...

"So, let's save Lives, and make sure that men get their physical every year."

Thank you and Blessings

Striped tag with origami Kusudama flower.