Thursday, December 27, 2007

Xmas in the ER

WARNING: This is graphic so if you get queasy easily, do not read on.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Xmas. I definitely had an eventful one. I was trying to help clean up the dishes before dinner so everyone could enjoy their meal and no one would be stuck in the kitchen afterwards on dish duty. The final dish, rinsing it under the water. It slipped and hit the sink basin and broke into very large pieces. One of those pieces went straight through my palm. Why did I try to catch the bowl?? So I didn't get to sit and enjoy dinner with my family and friends, instead I spent my Xmas Eve being rushed to the ER with a blood-soaked towel wrapped around my hand. Luckily, they saw me within 20 minutes and I had some good pain meds in my system within the hour. 6 stitches, they didn't hurt a bit....the numbing needle however, gave the word pain a whole new meaning for me. YOUCH!!!

This is after 72 hours....swollen, throbbing like crazy, pain meds not helping much. Every time I move it hurts more. Very annoying I tell ya.
Oh and wouldn't ya know it's my left hand and I'm a lefty. Merry Xmas to me!!! LOL So please don't think I've stopped stamping, I do have some fabulous things in store...but I must rest for a bit and let this wound heal. :( Stitches come out in 10 days so I better be able to use my hand by then. I miss you all, so drop me a note and tell me how wonderful your holidays were!! xoxoxo

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Taking a moment...

Shelli (owner of Stampin' Up!) posted a letter sharing that her mother has passed on. I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge her loss. Whether it's expected or not, it is never easy to say goodbye to anyone....especially your mother. The holidays are such a warm, wonderful time in which we all seem to find goodness in each other, set aside our differences and petty family squabbles and come together to celebrate. But now this is a time of heartache and loss for her. I can't imagine how broken her heart must be at this moment because my mother is my best friend and I would be lost without her.

My deepest sympathy goes out to Shelli and her family at this difficult time.

Merry almost Xmas

Have you noticed I've been away??? I'm sure all of you are just as crazy busy.....baking, shopping, wrapping, traveling, attending holiday parties, do we function during this crazy time?!? Well, I wish I had some fabulous items to share with you but my stamp room is filled with the sound of crickets *enter sound effect here* as I have had little to no time to do any stamping. On the upside, I am sharing our Xmas photo we took with our new camera....LOVING IT! I wanted the lights on the tree to be fuzzy but our faces to be clear and sure enough, I read my little book and found out how to do it!

And guess what else I have in my grubby little hands?!?!? THE NEW STAMPIN UP CATALOG!!!!! Oh yes, I said it. I opened it up last night and browsed through and I LOVE IT!!! Maybe if you're nice I'll send you a pic of it for Xmas. LOL

In case I don't get a chance to post before Xmas....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!!! xoxoxoxo

Monday, December 10, 2007

Xmas cookie fun

These were SO much fun to make. My dear friend Laura invited a group of us over this weekend to make some Xmas cookies. She provided all the supplies for fondant and royal icing and taught the basics on how to make these beauties. The stocking is of course for my nephew Jack, the snowflake has edible glittah on it and the holly is my least fave because I did white leaf lines and were I to do it over, I would do dark green or leave them out completely. We also made truffles that were bite and you'd have to get peeled off the ceiling. But hey, they were yummy....caffeine high and all. :)

Sorry I've been MIA this past week. I've been working late at my job every night (new program), finishing up my Xmas cards, baking like mad and shopping every single day on my way home from work. Oh but my new camera will be here this of course I'll have to take pics of some new cards and see what you all think. xoxo

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Another Pretties Wednesday

Kristine made these for me and they are ADORABLE!!!!! So, normally I post the project that I made for the week's challenge but sadly my Monograms have yet to arrive so I will have to post my project a bit later. So instead I'm posting these pretties.....the challenge was simply to make something using monograms. Paper Trey Ink just released some gorgeous new monogram sets and luckily I was chosen as a Guest Star Stamper for my Snowflake Serenade card and will be getting one of those sets FREE in the mail any day now.

Be sure to check out the other Prettie Pages listed on the right and see what everyone made!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Crafty Weekend Madness!!!

Oh what a crazy busy weekend I had!!! Saturday morning was my monthly Stampers Club then right after that was the Xmas 30 for $30 class which included lunch and a TON of laughter. Then we all went shopping and got some great deals at Michael's and Joann's. Then I went out to dinner with some friends and boy did we stay out late! Sunday morning we got up to go to the craft fair and I bought this adorable little guy...
He's made by this fabulously talented woman Donna Massey. She makes these adorable characters out of gourds and calls them Gourdzooks. They are hilarious, I got a few more but my weekend hasn't slowed down to take too many photos. Tonight I had some gals over and we started making more Xmas ornaments so hopefully tomorrow I can show you my Snow People. :)

Stay tuned.....