Nope, I didn’t fall into a hole, get abducted by aliens or give up stamping. I’ve been oh such a bad blogger. Actually, we have had a little wrinkle that I’ve needed some time to iron out. AND NO, I’M NOT PREGNANT! As most of you know, I let vanity and the fear of my 20 year class reunion get the best of me and I decided to start exercising as a resolution this year. Well, exercise is really over-rated and dangerous to one’s body and mental health. I lasted exactly one minute of a soccer game on New Year’s Day before I had torn my ACL and ripped apart the miniscus. Ouch. I distinctly remember the last time I tried to get in shape. It was in the middle of the triathalon that I kept saying that scrapbooking was such a more enjoyable sport! I should have learned my lesson! I tell you, when was the last time you heard of someone needing surgery because they scrapbooked. I’ll admit the Papersnips are sharp but come on!
So, I had my surgery on Feb 6th in the midst of the snowstorm of the year. I will say I don’t remember much of that day. I’m on the slow road to recovery and can manage to hobble out to the office and do a little stamping before the pain meds wear off. So, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Here’s a few of the things I’ve had a chance to work on.
This is the Valentine’s that Adria used for class this year. It’s a CD envelope that we used to hold a M&M cookie. They where super simple. I think the cookies where the hardest part and my MIL so kindly made those! I needed simple as I was just one week out of surgery.
- Stamps: Happy Heart Day & Heart Wheel (retired)
- Inks: Real Red, Black Staz-on
- CS: Real Red, White Basic Black
Here’s Denver’s Valentines. I was a pretty funny story. He wanted to use the plastic pillow boxes again so he filled them with M&M’s and I stamped the mouse from the Happy Heart Day on some paper and slapped it around the thing and was going to call it good. His face just fell. I asked "what’s wrong". He says, "oh mom, it’s so boring, can’t you "craft" it up a bit?" How could you resist such a sweetie. So we just stamped another mouse, punched it out with a circle punch and popped it off the favor. He was satisfied.