DCWV Mariposa, DCWV Family Connections, and SEI Moonrise papers for notebooks.


We have had Home Health Nurses and aides in our home daily since late Wednesday night taking care of my husband, Joe, as he is recuperating from Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots in his lungs).  Click on any of the photos for a larger view.

Michelle was the first to find her way to our address.  She helped Joe learn how to give himself the shots he needed to thin his blood.  She did her normal nursing duties of taking Joe’s blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen readings.  Michelle got all the paperwork started and placed in a notebook for the subsequent nurses that would be following her  Thursday morning.

Michelle's notebookDCWV Mariposa papers were used on Michelle’s notebook.  The hidden bling is an item I picked up months ago from Michaels in the $1 bin.  The flower is from my stash and the center brad is a Stampin’ Up! purchase a couple years ago.  The name tag is created with rub-on letters and cut out with the Curly Label Punch from Stampin’ Up! – one of the old black style.

Thursday morning Bernita and Warren arrived at our home to take care of Joe.  Bernita is the RN and was training Warren in his duties when visiting the sick in their homes.

Bernita's notebookBernita’s notebook is made using DCWV Mariposa papers.  The flower is a from a birthday present I received from one of my daughters a couple years ago, the green flower below (acting as a leaf) is from my stash. I’ve used rub-ons to make the name tag and used the Curly Label Punch again.

Warren's notebookWarren’s notebook is covered in DCWV Family Connections paper.  The metal book plate is from Stampin’ Up!’s Hardware box.  I don’t think they sell that any longer.  The tag was purchased at Office Depot a couple years back.  The stamp is “Notably Ornate” from Stampin’ Up! – once again a few years ago.  I’ve spritzed, both, the tag bearing Warren’s name using rub-ons and the other tag with my brew of mists.  The large tag at the bottom is Cajun Craze, while the top name tag is Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and a blue color I didn’t look at.  A piece of multicolor ribbon was knotted then threaded through and tied on itself at the tag.

Warren did all the nurse work.  He took Joe’s blood pressure, temp, and oxygen readings.  He also stuck Joe’s finger to draw blood and placed a sample on a fancy machine to await the results.

William was the last to come to our home to see to Joe’s care.  Blood pressure, temperature, oxygen level checks and a finger stick to draw blood for the fancy machine.

William's notebook

William’s notebook is made using SEI Moonrise paper.  My last two Tim Holtz gears have been adhered to the front, with one being used as an accent to the name tag – also made using rub-ons.  An adhesive backed card stock “Bingo” sticker from Tim Holtz is applied as is a black and gold button from my stash.
The last notebook I completed is for Joe’s heart specialist, Dr. Miller, who took care of my husband while he was in the hospital.  We have an appointment early in September to see him and find out how Joe is progressing with the Home Health Nurses and my care.

Dr. Miller's notebookThe paper for this notebook is from SEI Moonrise.  The “Going to the Doctor” sticker is from my stash.  The calendar sticker is a Tim Holtz adhesive back card stock sticker.  The burlap is from a piece cut from a length used in my day job.  The turquoise striped paper is from Stampin’ Up!  It was a scrap I found and don’t know what set it came from.  Sorry, I don’t even know the name of the punch I used either, although it is from Stampin’ Up!

All five of the notebooks are filled with yellow legal pad paper 8-1/2 x 11 which I cut at 4-1/4 x 11.  The 4-1/4 x 11 lengths were cut in half at 5-1/2.  All of these notebook pads measure 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 – covers and all.

Thanks for dropping by to see what I’ve been up to.  Now it is time to go check on Joe to see if he’s napping or getting himself into trouble 🙂


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. millie on her world
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 19:23:23

    They look great! I especially love Bernita’s, the colors and design are so pretty! It was really creative to use the flower that had been recived from her before. 🙂


    • Message In A Fold
      Aug 28, 2012 @ 13:25:06

      Thank you for leaving a comment, I appreciate you. Sorry if I confused you, the flower I used on Bernita’s was one I received from a set by one of my daughters. I get to rambling on in my descriptions and leave things out 😦



  2. gardenpinks
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 17:27:36

    Great notebooks Leslie and love that Mariposa paper. Your Bind it All is getting a great work out recently 🙂
    I bet all the recipients will be pleased to receive these gifts and know how much they are appreciated 🙂
    Great to ‘see’ you in your craft room again! Monitor included. I understand how frustrating it is and how useful that monitor is going to be, I may have to invest in some of those as I have similar frustrations – Rod will shout something from the kitchen and I will shout a reply back but there is either silence and then a pained “didn’t you hear what I said” from the kitchen or a bellowed “what”. Drives me nuts too. Rod’s hearing is definitely on the blink 🙂 Bless him.

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


    • Message In A Fold
      Aug 29, 2012 @ 07:21:55

      Thank you Lynn for your generous comment on the little notebooks. We dropped them by the Home Health Aide’s office and the ladies behind the office window were sort of stunned and pleased to be passing them on. It is sad that this kind of thing comes as a surprise to people anymore 😦

      Joe, poor thing, was so distraught after we got him home from the hospital. The things I do for him while he is ill caused him to say he was worthless. That saddened my heart 😦 I told him that I could cope with all the things I had to do to get him back to health. The one thing I can’t cope with is the “What?” after I say something to him. I talk louder and he says I don’t have to talk so loud and the whole thing degenerates quickly with me loudly hurling back “I know you actually hear me when I do talk loud”. Hence the radios when I’m in a different room.

      You want to know what really irks the fool out of me? Well I’ll tell you anyway 😀 We’ll be sitting in a restaurant at a table across from each other. Less than three feet away. I’ll say something and he says “What?” and I have to repeat myself. Within minutes he’ll say to me “Did you hear what was said over there at that table?”. Mind you, “That Table” is 10 feet or more from where he sits. He can hear every word spoken far away but not me in front of him! Grrrr

      When do you go to your daughter’s to sit for your grandsons? Man are these days flying by or what? Take care of yourself and Rod.

      Love you – Leslie


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