Monday, July 6, 2015

Tree's that Shade-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, here it is Monday once again. I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July. It rained here until 5:30 and we caught a glimpse of the sun for a brief minute. So we just hung out relaxing. And I baked hubby some cookies. Last Monday when hubby had chemo he had another allergic reaction, much milder because of their swift actions. They had given him Benedryl before starting chemo. After being into chemo for a while, the head nurse comes by and asked me if hubby had that rash on his forehead and I said no. He said he didn't think he saw one either, so he stopped chemo and started flushing saline through his system. Doc came out and looked at hubby and once the rash left, they started chemo back up and hubby finished up with out any more happenings. Now before he goes in next Monday, he has to take 4 new pills the night before, 4 the morning of and 30 minutes before chemo, he is to take 2 Benedryl pills. I assume they will be giving him a shot of Benedryl as well once there. That really knocks hubby and other chemo patients out and they sleep the entire time. Hope this next round doesn't have any reactions with it! We did get some good news, hubby's tumor marker came down by 50 points! We were so happy to hear that. Of course he has a long way to go, but we are going in the right direction!

Well you know if it is Monday then it is time for a new BBTB2 challenge. Our challenge was to use a tree on our project. It get's hot in the summer and we all love the shade a tree can provide in the summer months. I have to tell you that the layout I did for this challenge gave me all sorts of problems from the get go. The final thing that happened was I ran out of ink in my printer. lol But I only needed one more thing and that is a trail sign in front of my critter riding the 4 wheeler, so I will add it when I get more ink. Just before hubby got sick with his fevers, we went to VA for the Easter holiday. It was warm and sunny. We road the 4 wheeler's and a Ranger all over our friend's 300 acres and had a ball. So I took some pictures from that to make my layout with. Our friends have made all kinds of trails throughout their land, there is one spot where it is a huge hill that goes down, like a steep roller coaster hill. I always dreaded going down or up it on the back of a 4 wheeler with hubby. My friend (who is more like a sister to me) got a Ranger, so I started riding with her in it. That little truck ATV takes that hill like it is nothing, and it isn't near as scary. lol We went first down the big hill and then the guys came after us. One at a time. And since we were at the bottom first we took pictures of the guys come down. I wish the picture showed how steep that hill really is! We also went through some mucky water that had collected in a "hole" and became very muddy as well as slippery. Once again us girls went first and waited for the guys to come through and took pictures of them. We girls were protected inside the Ranger, but the guys, well their 4 wheeler's got muddy and they had to put up their feet to stay dry and mud free. lol It was a great time that weekend, ending with a beautiful Easter meal that us girls made. After the meal we got on the road to head home because hubby had his first appointment at Johns Hopkins. But as we know, he never got back down because of the fevers. We are hoping by fall he will be able to go back. 

As always, I thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to visit little ole me, your comments always make my day. If I haven't been around to see you, I will be soon. Crafty hugs, Brenda








Recipe:
Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge
Print and Cut using the Explore
Papers from an old DCWV paper stack, 
Plain light blue paper-don't know who it is by
SU Rotary Alpha stamp
My Creative Time die Arrows

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sure sounds and looks like fun. Love the layout. You chose perfect die cuts. So happy to hear progress with results of chemo. Glad y'all didn't have the scary problems with chemo this time. Still praying for all of you. Have a great week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Brenda, so very glad you popped over to say hi, as kept wondering (but just going on praying all the same) just how hubby was going but then forget to check over when online, bad me.
Love your layouts, well done on the execution, in catching the images and then for actually scrapping them, have yet to do that. :)

Glad that they are taking really good care of your hubby and praying he keeps well whilst on this treatment with minimal side affects for him, and maximum attack on that nasty cancer please, Lord.

Hugs, and may God bless you also, dear friend,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Brenda your layout is adorable. I love the cute little guy and the trees. Perfect for your great pictures. Looks like so much fun. So glad the chemo was a little better and glad the markers are down. Dwayne is so lucky to have you taking care of him. Hugs my friend-S

Katrina Brown said...

Great layout showing such a fun time! Summer here has been so hot and buggy! Yee gads, the mosquitoes are horrific here!! Not sure we'll get many good pics form summer activities here!

Scrapping Girl said...

Hope your hubby keeps hanging in there-yay for benadryl! Looks like a VERY fun time-my boys would sure enjoy doing that with the 4wheelers! Love your layout design!
:)
Michelle

jimlynn said...

Oh gosh, that sounds like so much fun!!! Looks like it too. I love the layouts and that little squirrel on the 4 wheeler. Great memories and wonderful pages......AND fabulous news of course, on hubby!!!
Lynn

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Great LO! Sounds like you had a fun :)
Praying for you and your husband and hope he feels better!

moknowsall said...

You know I love layouts Brenda - and Campin Critters is one of my favorites. And I love your layout - so fun, that little guy on the bike is perfect. I can't believe you go riding like that!! I love to do that too - wish we had vehicles.

Hurray for your husband - looks like his health is getting better - I pray everyday for him and you.

Maureen

Caroline said...

I love all the fun pictures. Sounds and looks like you had an amazing time, it certainly looks like fun! Your layout is such a tribute to such fun memories. I love the squirrel in the ATV. Cute, cute, for sure!

Anita in France said...

How fortunate that the medical team took such swift action to keep Dwayne's reaction under control, Brenda ... and good news that the marker is down by 50 points. Keeping you both in my prayers! Looks as though you had such a fun weekend ... what a blast on the quads ... and what brilliant layouts! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you hubby's numbers are going down!! Yay for Benadryl!! It saved me with the poison oak/sumac or whatever it was I had!! What an absolutely adorable layout!! I love the way you decorated it!! That is one of my all-time favorite Cricut carts!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

What great layouts Brenda, and I'm so glad your hubby got good news with this round of chemo! I have to rush as a thunder storm is bearing down on us, but I wanted you to know that I love these fun layouts with all of those great photos and cute embellishments! So glad your July 4th was a good one - ours was extremely quiet as it rained all day here too.........but I'm not complaining ;) Take care and have a great week ahead!

Lysa said...

Hi Brenda,
Just had to hop over to your blog, read a bit, and give you a shout out. Glad to hear chemo seems to be on the up swing for the hubs. God bless his strength! And yours too!! Prayers as always for good health and strength!!
Life here in Jersey is crazy, but crazy good. I am going to call on you for all my Bride venting. Brides are funny and now I am wondering was I this crazy back in the day. If my Mom was still with me what would she have to say. I think she is looking down and laughing. Lots of wedding crafting happening and I am already spending to much money on supplies. I will keep you up to date and for sure will call on you to vent silliness. Thanks for your support and blessing to you and yours,
Lysa

Sharon said...

Your layout is most awesome Brenda!!! I love that group of trees and the other cuts. And those photos are marvelous!!! Looks like ya'll had a great time!!!! :)
Keeping ya'll in my prayers!!!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Looks like you all had a real blast Brenda, my lovely friend! I LOVE your layout, it is such fun!! WOW! 300 acres . . . I can't even imagine that amount of space - living in a city - sounds a dream!! I'm so happy to hear Dwayne's markers were down, I hope your ribs are healing well? Have a lovely evening my dear friend! Hazel xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Good to hear that the markers is getting down and that they are swift to give him good help if needed.

The layout is so gorgeous with that matching detailing, Brenda, it really shows what a fun day you had together. Glad that you took a safer way down.

Have great week, sweetie!

Love, prayers and hugs
Maarit

Tina Campbell said...

Brenda such a fun layout and the diecuts are perfect for it :) Love how playful and fun the pictures are and the blue background works so well for the pictures :) So glad to hear the good news of Dwaynes praise God for prayers being answered :)
Hug my friend
Tina

Sybrina K said...

Brenda, Love this layout! It sure captures the fun you all had that weekend. And, thrilled to hear the news about the test results. Hope that extra Benadryl does the trick for hubby. Sending hugs and prayers.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful pages. Great design and colours but the thing I like best of all...seeing the two of you having fun.
Just kicking back and having fun is so important for both Hubby and you!

MaryH said...

First, I am so happy that the medical news is becoming encouraging. And hope that the next round will be allergy free for Mr. D. I know this is perking both of you up, tremendously. Second, enjoyed seeing the fun ya'll h ad. Some great pics & that hill looks pretty scary to me. You met the tree challenge beautifully with all the little tidbits you've added to enhance your pics too. The little squirrel riding along with his helmet is darling, and love the leafy border path he's riding along! Too cute for words. What a super way to remember your family's fun trip. TFS & Have a great week! Hugs - MM

Loll said...

I'm so glad you got good news with your hubby's markers. Yay! It must be a big relief to you both. And looks like the dr's have a plan to make sure your hubby doesn't have any more reactions to his treatments. Also good. :)

LOVE your scrapbook layout. Such great pictures of the men having fun ... and you've made them even more special with your added elements and design. Great keepsake, Brenda. Take care. xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Obviously you both had a great time. That is good because you both need that time to relax. Having fun is and laughter is a great healer in itself. You both are in my thoughts often and in my prayers daily. Stay safe and keep the faith. All will be OK.

Love, Hugs and Blessings to you both
Jim

D- said...

Sounds like you all had a lot of fun. I loVe how your layouts turned out. Thanks for sharing.
I am sooooo glad your hubby is doing better.
Sending healing hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, 50 points! What wonderful news and I'm so happy for you. Now that they know hubby has a reaction to chemo they can head that off before hand. Lots of pills but if it works, thats okay. I love your pages. They capture the fun the guys are having and how great it was you got to go and have a fun time. How cute is the critter on the 4 wheeler!

Hettie said...

Great news!! Just what we need to hear. Long may it happen Hugs to Hubby.
Love your layout. It wounds great fun.
A few years ago I did a sponsored 4x4 drive whereby you got blindfolded and had to drive around the track trusting another driver to guide you through. Great fun. Afterwards we were taken on a track going over humps and bumps....great fun.
A few years ago I was able to drive a similar track myself in Czech. MASSIVE fun!! the ex-army guy who was in the truck chickened out, but me? I managed to get lift off going over the last hump up hill!!! Happy Day!!
Hugs and thanks for making me remember that. I am typing this with a huge smile!!
xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful time and a great way to remember it, Brenda! Glad DH's numbers are improving! Continued prayers.

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Just been having a long overdue catch up on your blog .. .. so pleased that things are heading in the right direction for your hubby!

I hope that you are much better too and your ribs are back to normal.

Lots of lovely crafty creations to look at too and I have to say your wedding makes were gorgeous. I'm not surprised the happy couple were pleased with them. The monochrome frame was amazing. I bet it will have pride of place in their home!

You asked about my website Brenda. I have had one for a while now (www.alwayswithaheart.co.uk) but someone hacked into it over Easter and wrote all over the front page. I decided it was well past its best anyway and am working on a replacement .. .. so something positive will come out of someone's bad actions.

I hope the wedding went well. Another big proud moment for you.

Take care and thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. You are very kind.

Love Jules xx

Joann Williams said...

What an awesome layout Brenda! Really love the cut files and photos. Sounds and looks like it was one helluva day full of fun! I am also happy to hear that Dwayne's numbers are getting better and continuing to improve! I hope you both have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun layout of a really awesome Easter adventure! I love it, Brenda, especially the two different googly eyes you used! I have to remember that for my next critter card!! I'm sorry Dwayne had another bad reaction, but that sure is outstanding news about the tumor marker coming down by 50 points!! Keep up the good work, Big D and Little B!! Huge Hugs, love, and lots of prayers, Auntie

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, super adorable cut outs! glad to hear the good news about your hubs, wishing him a full recovery.

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vic said...

Hi Brenda I'm glad to hear hubby is a bit better I'm thinking of you all, your doing so well looking after everyone and crafting too! Your layout is absolutely lovely and I love the dies how cute!
I hope you take some time out for you too it must be very hard at times and wish I could help you
Hugs to you
Vic xx

Susan Edwards said...

Love, Love, LOVE everything about this layout. The little guy on the ATV is adorable. Your photos are great too!!
xx Susan

DIANA L. said...

Super layout Brenda, looks like a lot of fun.