Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Be Back Soon!

I thought I'd take a minute to check in since I've been gone for awhile. I've been laying around nursing a messed-up back since the beginning of December -- taking painkillers and alternating between Icy Hot patches and my heating pad. Needless to say, this has really cut into my stamping time! More accurately, it actually hurts to stamp! I'll be seeing my doctor on this coming Saturday, and hopefully she'll be able to identify what's going on and offer a solution. Meanwhile, here I sit going through rubber withdrawal.

It feels like I've pulled a muscle, but I find it hard to believe that if this is the case, the muscle hasn't been able to heal yet, especially with all the bedrest I've been getting.

A shipment will be arriving from Stampin' Up! on Thursday, so I'm trying to loosen up my back today by pushing through the pain and stamping some images for a friend. It would be miserable to have new SU! toys and not be able to use them!

It looks like I'm going to miss the DCBD challenge for this week. I have forty Build-a-Bear cards to make, and I've volunteered to help out a fellow demo by making some cards for her as soon as I'm up and about. I have a gazillion Christmas cards made, but not a single one has been sent out yet. I'm frustrated, but I have to count on people's patience with me until I can get back into the swing of things.

So, have no fear! As Arnold would say, "I'll be back!"

Saturday, December 5, 2009

DCBD Challenge #156

The challenge this week over at Diva Coffee Break Designs is a color challenge: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, and Whisper White. Piece of cake!

Stamp sets: Patterned Pines, Holiday Collection
Colors: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Punch: Jumbo Snowflake
Big Shot: Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder
And: Stampin' Write Markers, gemstones