Thursday, October 29, 2015

Poppystamps Challenge #13 - Trick or Treats!!

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Well its been awhile since I've posted, but I was able to create some today and I decided it would be FUN to Play along with the Poppystamps Challenge #13 - Trick or Treats!! I started with the 1221 Stitched Landscape Border Die Set!! I then decided to Die Cut the                           I used the 1254 Alpine House Collection Die Set along with the coordinating 1265 Alpine House Roofs and Backgrounds Die Set!! I wanted to make the underneath Light Layer Shimmery and to look more like Glass!! So I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker and then coated it with some Clear Embossing Powder!! I LOVE the way it turned out and looks once it was layered with all of the other Layers!! I also thought it would be FUN to add a Red Front Door so I cut an extra house and added the Door!! I Inked around the Edges and the Windows for added depth and detail!! I layered the Trees and the Fence and then Die Cut some of the Pumpkins to add by the Front door of the House!! I cut a Moon with a Glittered 31 in it from some Patterned Paper and then added that to a Patterned Paper Background that I covered with some Vellum to make it alittle less harsh!! I hope you like it, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and it felt SO GOOD to be able to create something!!

Things have BEEN SO CRAZY here!! If you follow me on any of my Social Media sites you already know that I have been Diagnosed with Rectal Adenocarcinoma Stage 2 or Early 3 because I have a Few Lymph Nodes that are Inflamed!! Which at my age is SUPER RARE!! UUGGHH, go figure that I'd be one of the "LUCKY", 0.05% or (1 out of 2,000) people to have this type of Cancer at my Age!!  =( What can I say except that I am SO BLESSED that it was found early and HOPEFULLY with my team of AMAZING Heath Care Providers I'll also be able to say that I'm one of the "LUCKY" Survivors of  this type of Rare Cancer too!!?? Time will tell as I have started my Treatments!! I KNOW its NOT going to be FUN, but I keep telling myself I can make it through this!! My first Stage of this Battle will be 8 Weeks of Chemo and Radiation Therapy!! I'll be getting Treatments 5 Days a Week for ALL 8 Weeks!! Then I'll have 8 Weeks off to rest and then I'll have a Radical Surgery and then another 8 Weeks off to heal!! Then at that point we'll reevaluate where my Cancer is and I'll be doing more Chemo!! Hopefully NOT as much, but it could be another 8 Weeks of Chemo Treatments!! FEW!! That just SCARES me thinking about it ALL!! I'm trying to just think about EACH Step though and making it through each one as they come!! The GOOD thing to look forward too is that I'll be ending my First Stage right around the time of Beckett's Christmas Break from School!! So I'll be able to just Rest and ENJOY the Holidays with my Family and NOT having to do ANY Treatments!! =) That will be SUCH A BLESSING!! =) I'll be sharing updates occasionally and I TRULY APPRECIATE ALL of your THOUGHTS and PRAYERS!! More than you'll EVER KNOW!!
THANKS FOR BEING SO AMAZING and for stopping by my Blog!!
Hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!



  1. Hi Larissa, Amazing scene card you have created, love your beautiful colours and layout.
    Thank you for sharing with us on Poppystamps blog.
    Just been reading your post about your illness, I did know this I afraid, you have a marvellous positive attitude towards your treatment for this illness.
    Sending hugs & prayers, please keep us posted how you are and how things are going when you can.
    Pam x

  2. Your card is darling Larissa, what a sweet little autumn scene! You will remain in my prayers. You have a good attitude going into this. Just remember that God will see you through. Take care sweet friend. Sending a BiG BIG hug :)

  3. This lonely house with the pumpkins is so darling! Love the scene!


  4. Ok I just read your small print,Larissa. Know that you will be in my prayers .
    You sure created a beauty here and I know what you mean.. it feels good to create, I hope you have many days that you feel well enough to create. God Bless you!