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I was born with Cystic Fibrosis. I was diagnosed when I was only 2 months old. At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with Cepacia. I am now 32 years old. I am married to my best friend, Bryan. We have been married for over 13 years. In 2007 I was in end stage CF. I was told I was not a candidate for a life saving double lung transplant due to culturing Cepacia. I could not accept that. I found one center who would evaluate me. It was 2000 miles away from home in Pittsburgh, PA. It was there I started to die. After evaluations I had to be put on a ventilator to keep me alive. They decided to list me. On December 10,2007 just 3 days after being listed I received new lungs. I was given a miracle! God had a plan for me, God answered my prayers. It wasn't easy, but it is worth it!

A few Examples

A few Examples

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cause Ribbon w/Initial Bead

A great way to personalize your bracelet.I got a request for a couple bracelets with a purple cause ribbon for Cystic Fibrosis then the idea was proposed to add the initial of the their loved one who has CF. I played with a couple ideas of how to incorporate both things on a bracelet. This is what I came up with and they turned out really nice! The metal bead has a "C" on it, I am pretty sure I can get any bead letter that you would want. The beads cost me a little more but only a couple dollars.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Braided Bracelets Yesterday

These are all examples of the COBRA BRAID. The top one is brown/green camo with Turquoise. The middle one is a solid grey, and the bottom one is black and grey.

I can put about any colors together and they almost ALWAYS look good!

*I have to raise $1,200 to compete at the transplant games along with my airline tickets (travel expenses). So if you want to help me get there donate and get your bracelet or vinyl decal today!! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Transplant Games 2012

So I'm going to join team Oklahoma since this is where I'll be calling home for a while :) I have to try to raise $1200 so I can participate that will cover most of my expenses except my airline/travel expenses. SO I will be have items available on my blog to help raise money for myself and my team. I appreciate any donations. Competing in the games is something I have wanted to do since the the minute I learned about them during my transplant recovery back in 2007. . .Please help me get there if you can :)

The Games will be held in Grand Rapids, MI the end of July 2012!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Recycle Life Bracelet

Check out my newest design. . .I call it 'Recycle Life'. I can make it in any color you want. Single . . .possible two colors will be available. I haven't done a two color one yet, but I think it would be simple. The result would be top stripe one color and Bottom stripe the other color. For a "donate life" color combo it would be blue and green. I have ALOT of colors however. I can even add a paracord Cause Ribbon if you want.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CF/Transplant colors!

Check out this combo. . .Purple for CF and Green for Transplant/Organ Donation. I think they look *Fabulous*.

I just want to thank everyone who has donated and received a bracelet or decal. I LOVE making the bracelets and although my Vinyl Cutter is temporarily out of commission, I will be back to designing and cutting more decals soon too.

Oh and check out another bracelet I made I really liked how this one turned out. I added a green paracord cause ribbon for Transplant/Organ Donation. I think I will make one like it for myself too :)

Thanks again everyone, all your support means a lot to me :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Bracelet!! "HEART.LOVE"

I spent many hours figuring out this heart design! But it has turned out great :) You can now order One. I will post examples of color selections as I make them.

I can now make paracord bracelets to be a "one size fits most" design. They are a slip on style and will stretch to fit even large wrists or ankles. I am wearing one on my ankle now :) Great way to give one as a gift if you cannot get a wrist/ankle size!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

School Pride!!

Paracord bracelets to show off school spirit?! I got an order for a bracelet in University of Oklahoma colors (Red/White) which inspired me. I have made school colors a few times before. . .but I have never thought to really market that SOOOO, if you want to show off your school pride by wearing a comfortable, yet totally cool paracord bracelet look no further!! Just let me know what your school colors are and I will make one for you~
Here is how the OU one turned out. . .
For a little extra (I will have to price them out) You can add lettered beads to read ie: OU, ISU, BSU, or for high schools ie: BHS, SRH.  . etc.  I will try to get an example made and posted in the next week