Friday, April 30, 2010

Please Pray

A while back I posted about Elizabeth Manley's Apple Pie. Very recently Elizabeth has had some serious medical concerns come up and things are not looking good. Please lift them up in prayer as God works through this situation for His glory.

Elizabeth is married to Jon and they have 4 children. She was 24 weeks pregnant with their 4th child and found out last week that she had lung cancer. Later, tests revealed she had some cancerous spots on her liver as well. Shortly after discovering the cancer, Elizabeth had the cancer in her lung, along with 2 lobes, removed. Several hours later, her fourth child Megan was taken 15 weeks early via c-section when Elizabeth went into cardiac arrest. As a result, she was put on a lung and heart machine. She has now been taken off of that and had a device placed in her chest to assist her heart in the pumping of her blood.

Megan stopped breathing at some point when she was born. However, the doctors quickly got her breathing again and she is now breathing and moving around on her own. She is just over 2 lbs, and seems to be doing fine, now.

Elizabeth is in critical condition and they aren't sure she will live through the night. She was in surgery most of the day and the doctors chose not to close up her chest after the surgery so they could act quickly if they needed access to her heart again. Her kidneys have started shutting down, and family members have started coming in to say their goodbyes. She is 24 and will leave behind a husband and 4 children, ages 5 to newborn, if she does not pull through. Please keep them in your prayers as the Lord works through this situation for His glory. He can heal her if He chooses. Either way, the family needs strength during this time. Thank you for your prayers!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I haven't been in my craft room much the last month, so I decided to take a few minutes and play the other day. I was inspired by some of the Prima flowers I've seen recently, and thought I'd try my hand at creating some larger ones. I couldn't get any good pictures, but here are a couple to give you an idea... Then hopefully I'll be able to get pictures of some layouts with them on!

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See how sparkly they are!!! I used spray adhesive and "Glass Shards" (I think that's what they're called, by I'm too lazy to go check) to make them sparkly. I've had the shards for a couple years, but never used them - now I am loving them!

Here's a picture of the flowers separated...

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The gold one is tulle and the green one is sheer ribbon with polka dots on it. I wish I had a good picture, because I'm really liking them!

My mom is coming to visit in a month and said I should be ready to scrapbook while she's here. She's bringing heritage stuff to do, so even if I don't get a lot of crafting in before then, you can at least look forward to knowing that I will eventually have stuff to post again!!