16 May, 2013

You really need to know...

I realize that this is mainly a craft blog, but I need some assistance in getting out some information to any and all that will listen. Brain injuries (concussions) occur daily with our teenagers. And I have found over the past year that most persons are ill-equipped and illiterate about what is involved. I am not just talking about parents but about all the people with whom your child comes in contact(peers, educators, Scout leaders, extracurricular activity leaders). A brain injury is NOT VISIBLE to the normal person but it is VERY REAL to the person who has the injury. I hope by bringing this to your attention you will be more understanding and more knowledgeable should you find yourself or friends in need of help and assistance.

I will be posting several articles over the next few weeks. Please take the time to read and share this information. Thank you.


Brain Injury…aka concussion

 What is a concussion?

"A concussion is a brain injury that temporarily alters brain functions. It usually is the result of a direct blow to the head, but it also can be the result of a blow elsewhere on the body that has sufficient force to affect the head. Most young people are not knocked out during a head injury, and many do not experience any memory loss. Often, a concussion does not show up on an MRI or CT scan." (www.familymedicineassociates.com)

Most of you probably associate a concussion with a contact sport. We all hear about concussions in professional football - even in high school sports. But you do not have to be playing a sport to sustain a concussion.

Another little known fact is that concussions in children and teens are MORE SERIOUS than in an adult as their brains are still developing and are more fragile.

 What do our educators know about concussions in teenagers???

I'm sure that our educators are very complacent with their concussion knowledge. Schools have policies that require a baseline ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test. This is ONLY an aid. It is not a cure. It is not a solution. THIS DOES NOT INSURE THAT YOUR CHILD WILL RECEIVE THE HELP HE NEEDS.

I have found that teachers, coaches, trainers, and school administrators have NO CLUE about BRAIN INJURIES.  And furthermore, even with the technology available to us today, parents are having to educate the educators. Schools NEED to have workshops for TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, and PARENTS. The school nurse is often the ONLY person who knows about concussions and as most of you know, she is not the one who is in daily contact with your child.  She has no influence on what is done in the classroom. The TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATORS need to be informed and trained because those are the people who dictate what is being done in the classroom to help a student with concussion symptoms.

More later.

12 February, 2013

50% off Tim Holtz items!!!

As promised....more sales!

ALL Tim Holtz items are 50% off!  This is a great time to pick up some of those items you've been putting off buying!

Quantities are limited. No backorders! No other discount allowed!

Thanks for shopping with us!!!

08 February, 2013

BasicGrey Sale!!!

Hello all!

Hope winter is treating you nice in your neck of the woods!

Since it's February and winter and usually a dreary time, I have decided to have some sales at CutnPaste Memories to wish the blues away.

BasicGrey 50% off!

Check it out! All collection packs and 6x6  pads are included!!!

06 October, 2012

OWH World Card Making Day

Today once again Operation Write Home is sponsoring a World Card Making Day Bloghop! The hop starts at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog. You will be AMAZED at the talent of these artists!!!

OWH needs your help making cards...nice cards. The deadline for Christmas cards is quickly approaching and our heroes will need lots of cards to mail home to their families. Check the Operation Write Home site for information on deadlines, hints, sketches, and recommendations.

I chose to make a CAS (clean and simple) card using OWH Sketch #132.

Please check out all the blogs and leave some love. I will be choosing a random commentor for a "grab bag" of goodies on Wednesday! That will give you plenty of time to soak up all those neat card making ideas!! Thanks for stopping by!

26 May, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop

Memorial Day is a day to honor our men and women who have served and died for our country. We should all be grateful to these persons for keeping our country a free country. Today we still have numerous family members who are away from their families so that we can be safe.

Operation Write Home is an organization that provides handmade greeting cards for soldiers to send home to families and friends. You can help by becoming involved in making cards and/or by giving a donation. Check out the Operation Write Home website for sketches and information to get you started. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Memorial Day!

26 January, 2012

i have no idea...

WHOA!!! It's been a LONG time!!!

Here is a card that I made to get me back in the mood for cardmaking. I was looking for some sentiments or images that looked appealing and this one just jumped out at me. Not sure who would want to receive a card like this...but it seemed appropriate at the time! At any rate it got me back on track....been cranking out a few cards every day since!

The sketch is modified from an OWH sketch...#62 Bonus Sketch. That's what I like about sketches. They give you a place to start...and you can add, subtract, move to your heart's content. If you need a sketch you should check out the sketches at OWH.

Hope everyone is having a nice start to 2012. Be back later with some more cards!!!

12 August, 2011

Dance for yourself...

When I saw this orange and black material at JoAnn's, I knew I wanted it for cardmaking...Fall is my most favorite time of year and the colors just said fall to me!

Thanks for stopping by!