Sunday, February 27, 2011

Barber AIDAN

  So, most of you know of this sweet lil boy who has leukemia. So, with this comes chemo and then hair loss. Well, his parents, as GREAT as they are, decided they would do something so lil man wouldn't notice his hair falling out. What did they do?? They cut his hair and guess what?? Aidan cut daddy's hair too!!! Isn't that too stinkin sweet!!! Such GREAT parents to do this for their baby!!! 

       If you would like to send him "love" mail, the address is below. He has LOVED those he has gotten thus far. Thank you ALL for your cards and thought and prayers for him and his family. They are much appreciated and still needed. Your kindness has definitely warmed my heart. I am THRILLED to be a part of such a GREAT community of people who use their talent for others. Thank you ALL soo much!!!

                                                        c/o Tanya Stilwell 
                                                           P.O. Box 143 
                                                        Cecilia, KY   42724

                                            Hugs to you ALL!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

All for Aidan: UPDATE

  Hello everyone!! I am happy to pass on that Aidan will be going home today. :) YAY!!! His ANC levels are over 500 and his appetite is through the roof!!!   ( these are the amount of white blood cells needed to fight infection. )  Thank you all for the prayers and keep them coming. He still has a long way to go with chemo and appointments. He got some "LOVE" mail yesterday and was tickled pink!! His parents are VERY appreciative of your talent and time. Thank you for making them ALL smile!! If you haven't made lil Aidan a card and would like to.. the address is :

                                          c/o Tanya Stilwell
                                             P.O. Box 143
                                          Cecilia, KY  42724

                    Please continue to pray for him and his family. I will continue to do updates on him and try to include a "thank you" to each sender when I receive a card. Thanks again for ALL you do!!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

All For Aidan : Update

  First of all, I want to thank EACH and EVERY one of you have made and sent Aidan a card and praying for him and his family.  He will be over joyed with the LOVE mail. Those who were kind enough to re-post on their blogs and Fb.. THANK YOU as well. Alot of you have been asking for an update and more info so you can send something tailored to his "likes".. well, here is a little more information. :) Thank you ALL for asking.

   Aidan got his first ambulance ride yesterday .. Yes, he is back at Kosairs with pneumonia. He had been coughing alot and his temperature was steadily rising. His mom said he fell asleep in the ambulance, but didn't cry. He was a lil excited when he saw it. :)  Today, he is doing well, although cranky. :(  His mom is excited for all the happy mail and hopes it will help his somber mood. I am confident that all the mail he will be getting will put LOTS of smiles.

  Now, a little more about Aidan. Aidan likes almost every color like red, blue, green, yellow, orange. His favorite cartoon is Max and Ruby and Team Umizoomi, he is also pretty fond of Elmo. He also LOVES tractors and big trucks.

  Thank you ALL again for all your thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming!!!  Feel free to copy this post and re-post. I am also putting the mailing address again..

                                           c/o  Tanya Stilwell
                                               P.O. Box 143
                                           Cecilia, KY  42724


Friday, February 18, 2011

All for Aidan

     Aidan is a sweet lil 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia. On Wednesday, he had a port installed in his chest, spinal tap, bone marrow, and chemo in his spine. He did GREAT! This lil guy is such a trooper.  His parents have accepted that their BABY has Leukemia.. NOT the easiest thing to accept, but their faith in God and their support system have kept them going. T-Cell Leukemia has a high cure rate although chemo will be continued for quite a while. Lil Aidan LOVES mail, like any 2 year old does. So.... 

   I need your help. Let's get our crafting supplies out and send this lil guy some LOVE!!!  Pass this on to all your crafty friends. I think we can all take a couple minutes and make something special for him that will bring LOTS of smiles and he can look at over and over. 

   Please mail your cards to:     AIDAN 
                                          c/o Tanya Stilwell
                                           P.O. Box 143 
                                        Cecilia, KY  42724



Friday, February 4, 2011

"Mojo "challenge..

   So, I've been in a LAYOUT slump since before Halloween. It seems like every time I turn around I NEED to make cards. So, I pull out sketches and papers and photos for a LO and NO MOJO!!! Either I don't like the paper or I don't like the sketch or.. it goes on and on. So... I was telling a friend about my mojo problem and she emailed me a sketch and a challenge. I emailed her directly back.. "uuumm... hello... I have no mojo and how am I gonna do this with no mojo".. Well.. SHE had faith in me and pushed me further with a TIME LIMIT!! Well, still not so sure about the sketch, I dug thru papers and printed photos. Long story short... I got the sketch done in 24 hours!! Yep.. almost 2 whole days before my deadline. One of my "had to do's" was make at least one of my own flowers. I made 4 of them!!! Woot Woot!! So, thanks LORI for being such a GREAT friend and pushing me. :)  So.. here are a few pics. There are alot more on my Face Book.

  Yes, this is my daughter. I took these photos October 2010. She is blooming into such a beautiful young lady. She LOVES this LO. I may surprise her with it framed and she can have on her wall. What teenage doesn't look at themselves right? LOL  .  I made 4 of the flowers.. on the bottom.. the one with the blue brad, the one on the right ( big one), the one above the bog one, and the other one with a blue brad. Here are a couple close ups..
  Thanks for looking. Hope you like it as much as I'm starting to. All papers are CTMH, inks CTMH and Tim Holtz, Flowers Prima, Brads CTMH, metal Making Memories, Starburst Sprays from, Smooch. I used alot of different product so if you want to know about a certain element in this LO, please just ask. ;)  Thanks for looking.

                              Happy Crafting..  Tanya

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Paula's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #4

   So, it's Paula's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge time again over at Paula's blog.  I'm so excited since we will be using Nifty Fifties cartridge. I got that cart when they were on sale at and never used it!! So.. this was my chance. I'm loving these challenges and look forward to them weekly. So.. this card is for Paula's challenge and the Color Challenge over at Paper Crafting Mania . So.. here is my card ...

                                          SU C.S : Pacific Point, Real Red
                                          SU ink: Pacific Point
                                          Black C.S.: scraps
                                          White C.S: scraps
                                          Pattern paper: scraps
                                          Stardust jellyroll pen
                                          White Signo
                                          Pink By Design:Simply Everything
                                          Frosted Lace Stickles
                                          White thread
                                          Pop Dots
                                          Nifty 50's Cart : cut @3.04
                          Happy Crafting!!!

My FIRST Blog Award!!!

  WOW!! I check my comments to see I have a message from a good friend Eileen from dropped stitches !! I am sooo tickled pink that she thought of me. :)
      Now for the hard part. I am supposed to tell you 3 things about me that are different from most ..  Well...

              1.  I lived in Japan for 3 years and LOVED it!!!
              2.  I had my daughter at home.. nope.. no Doctor or anything.. Ambulance got lost!! Just my luck!
              3.  My hubby and I have 5 kids.. his, mine, ours.. Yepper.. (2 are mine oldest 14 .. youngest 3)
       Now, to send this to wonderful bloggers who have a lil "sass" going on !!

               Erin : Erin Lee Creative
               Kimi:  Lovebug Creations
               Candace : Paper Crafts by Candace
               Michelle: Scrappin With My Bug
               Paula:  More Than Favors

     Thank you soo much Eileen for this LOVELY award. :)

                  Hugs, Tanya