Saturday, December 13, 2014

Some Fun Christmas Favors and Cards

Hi there everyone...hope you had a wonderful Saturday....these Saturdays sure don't last's like you get up in the morning and POOF the day is over. Wednesday, I went to my friends house for a card making session, we made some Christmas favors and a card. In the month of December we usually bring snacks and a card for each of the ladies that come, my friend gives us each a gift. This years gift was 10 rolls of permanent tape for our tape gun....I was happy about that, cause I was running out and needed to buy some tape from her. Excellent gift.
So in the following pictures are the things we made. Here is a sweet Snow Lady. As you can see she is a Hershey bar holder. This is done with mostly die cuts...her head was threaded around the is called "spirally" thread art. Her face is from the Rubbernecker Stamp collection.
She really makes for a nice decoration. Probably the candy bar will be eaten or made into something else and she will be put away till next Christmas.
Here's a cute little chimney, this was fun to make. The panels were inked with 3 different reds, and the white part was cut to look like snow dripping from the chimney. The red bag is holding some sweet treats.
In this picture is the card we made. The snowman is a take off from the movie "Frozen" Olaf is his name. I guess he does not look exactly like "Olaf" I think he is pretty cute though even if he is not the real thing.
This was fun to make....5 Christmas tags. Each piece was cut from die cuts and we just pieced them together. They can be tags, or ornaments for the tree.
You want to hear something just so unbelievable???? Hope you are sitting down as you are reading this. Yesterday the nurse from my Doctor's office called and said my blood tests came back and the Doctor wants to put me on another medication to bring down the A1C (or is it AC1). The medication will be ready for pick up.

So I made a special trip to Shopko to pick up my new medication. It could not be found. Then the pharmacist came to the seems the medication ordered by the Doctor was $300....I just about fainted...."oh no...I cannot pay that." The pharmacist said he realized that and faxed the Doctor back...because the insurance would not pay for that either!! So at this point I do not know what will happen. The pharmacist also said that even with a co-pay my share will be $225. NOPE that is still way too expensive. I would have to take 3 pills a day, I can't imagine the cost of each pill and how often I would have to order these outrageously expensive pills!!!

I was so nervous after visiting the pharmacist that I literally got sick to my stomach and wanted to throw up. By the time I got home, I actually did. Friday was not a good day for me. I suspect by Monday or Tuesday I will find out what the scoop is. Also we may find out about JP's dilemma. He had an ex-ray and was put in that tube...MRI on Tuesday...the results should be coming soon.

Well time to close this post...I need to finish decorating my tree and finish putting up my village. So you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Tomorrow I am going to a Stampin'up Camp with a friend. We are going to make tags, bags and a card. Snacks and prizes are on the agenda too. I will post those items in my next blog. Cheers ~ Louise


NanaDiana said...

Louise, Don't worry too much about that medicine. AC1 is really a compilation of about 2 or 3 months of blood sugar levels. The dr is just trying to get you to a better number and get/keep it stabilized. He should be able to prescribe something more generic that will be affordable. You will be okay. I have one med that I used to take that cost me almost $300. out of pocket - but it was only a one month thing. It is just crazy what the drug companies do to us. So-don't worry-the doctor will figure it out.

On another note. Your cards are all just darling. You do such a good job on them. That chocolate bar cover is darling. I packed my Pilgrim away to keep for another years---minus the Hershey

I also love Olaf-he is really cute. Every single thing is darling. Glad you got some tape for a gift. xo Diana

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Thank you Diana. Sadly this medication has taken priority in my thoughts this weekend. Sadly the side effects are worse. Doctor has me on a med that causes weight gain....then he tells me to "LOSE WEIGHT!" It is a vicious circle. Hahaha glad you liked the pilgrim.

Brenda in IN said...

What a lovely gift for you. Your stamp camp things are darling. Love Olaf and the snow lady and the chimney is so cute. I hate that some meds are so expensive. It sounds like NanaDianas advice is good for you. Talk to your Doctor and see what he can do. Can't wait to see the tags and bags you make at the next camp.

Farm Girl said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend. I think you need that. After that scare about that medication.
I love your cards, you do make such cute cards and that box is wonderful. I will be praying that you get this all taken care of Louise. I will be praying for your husband too and the results.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Thanks Brenda, is always fun making cards at my friends house. Well, the price did come down, quite a bit. Thank you and more affordable, now if my body can just adjust.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Thank you Kim. Meds are always scarry..never know what side effects will be like. Thank you for your prayers....nice to know.


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