Saturday, January 31, 2015

Uriah is in the news!

Apparently my grandson is the "face of measles" these days. My son and daughter-in-love were interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News January 30th and ABC news made some calls to them also. (Updated to include CBS Evening News, BBC Radio, KIIS-FM Radio Interview with Ryan Seacrest, article)

Here's the link to the NBC video and article

During his isolation at Children's Hospital of Orange County he still managed some smiles.

Uriah was a pretty cool customer in front of the news cameras!

It's important for everyone to know that your child is not fully immune until they have the second shot. CDC Vaccine Info  Measles Information from CDC
With so many people choosing not to vaccinate their children we are seeing a resurgence of a killer disease that was once nearly eradicated. Measles spreads easily with infected people not showing symptoms until days after they are contagious. It first appears as a cold or flu until the painful rash shows up a few days later. Uriah was very sick and he had a fairly mild case of measles. There are no medicines for treating measles. I hope by sharing their story it will help others in making decisions for their children.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CHA Moments

(I'm sorry this post is delayed a bit I meant to have it up before this but life intervened. I'll explain later in this post).

I had a wonderful time working in the Lawn Fawn booth at CHA this year. I enjoyed another 4 days of non-stop make-n-takes with some of my favorite crafty people. It's so nice to see the same smiling faces again each year and to meet new friends, too.

Here's a look at the make-n-take projects  this year:

I designed our Gleeful Gardens Make n Take for Saturday. 
This card also features the new Stitched Circle Stackables, Gingham Backdrops and paper from the Pint-sized Patterns - Beachside Collection.

On Sunday we made Candy Boxes! Lots and lots of Candy Boxes! 
We added a cute tag to the box made with Flirty Frames and Let's Play. 
I just love that sweet squirrel and designed him peeking out of the corner of the tag.

Our Monday Make n Take was this sweet Baked with Love card, designed by super talented Chari!

Kristin designed this Stuck on You card for our Tuesday Make n Take. It was a big hit! 
It also features Pint-sized Patterns Beachside Collection and the new Stitched Squares Lawn Cuts!
All the new Lawn Fawn products will be available in mid-February, yay!

Here's some highlights of the week-long extravaganza that starts with set up and ends with tear down:

The first Make-n-Takers of 2015!

One of the special highlights for me is when I get to play chauffeur to "visiting dignitaries"!
Recognize anyone in this fun group selfie? 

Even just a short visit with Sandy is special! Seeing friends each year is a definite highlight.

I enjoyed a quiet lunch chat with Shari Carroll one day. We compared grandma notes and shared photos of our sweet grand-loves! Alas, no photos taken together :( 

Booth tear-down crew: Nicole, Tiffany and Ivy 
All the Fawnies are hard workers and so much fun!
 I am so blessed to be a part of the Fawnie Team!

So back to life: I usually take a few days off after the show to totally rest so I can head off any Chronic Fatigue recurrences and I did great this time. While I was enjoying my second day of down-time I got a call from my son, he had just taken Uriah to the Children's Hospital ER with a high fever and rash. Yep, my little guy got a case of measles. Although he has gotten his first vaccinations, he was just getting over a nasty cold when he was exposed to the virus and full immunity isn't achieved until after the booster at 4 years. Uriah spent 3 days in isolation being studied by doctors who had never seen a case of measles before (that's how well we had eradicated this disease). I'm happy to report that he is fully recovered now and enjoying his awesome 3 year-old life. 

Grammy on the other hand has become very clumsy lately. I tripped while cleaning the bathroom and tumbled backward into the tub. The next morning I felt like I'd been hit by a truck. Hubby is having me fitted for a padded suit, ha! Then just last week I was carrying a box to the car when I bumped my knuckle on the door knob. No problem, right? Half hour later my knuckle had swelled to the size of a golf ball and hurt like the dickens. I spent the rest of the day in the ER to find out if it was broken, Luckily I just broke a blood vessel and the swelling eventually went down. That was Monday of last week and my hand is still swollen and very colorful. 
I'm thinking the padded suit might not be a bad idea!

I'm going to be spending the next week or so making Lawn Fawn sample cards to send to our retailers. Hopefully I will have something new I can post after that. Let's be careful out there!


Monday, January 5, 2015

New Lawn Fawn, oh my goodness!

It's a new year and I've got new Lawn Fawn cuteness to share! Today is Day One of the CHA 2015 Sneak Week on the Lawn Fawn blog. I'm so happy to share 2 of my cards made with Baked with Love and Gleeful Gardens. These sets are so cute and the images are so fun to color!

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog this week to see all the sneaks and to enter to win new product before you can order it, yippee!

Here are my cards, one of them uses a new set of dies too!

Gleeful Gardens:

Baked with Love:

I'm getting Make n Take kits put together and organizing samples for the Lawn Fawn booth; CHA starts Saturday!