Sunday, June 19, 2011


I'm finally feeling like things are getting back to normal around here--I had stamp class last Saturday, we have Stamp Club beginning this Satuday and it will run through October! YAY! I'm walking without a limp and my knee is feeling really good! YAYAYAYA!!! and...
The stitches are FINALLY coming out of my KNEE!!! SQUEEE! Some of my friends have said "Dana, seriously, you can take out those stitches, can't you?" (don't forget I'm an RN and I do own a suture removal kit)....however, I used to work at the hospital where I had surgery and take care of my doctor's patients and he would NOT appreciate it if I go into my appointment tomorrow morning and my sutures are already out. Nope. So...since I have to go in and pay a co-pay anyway (grumble grumble) I'm going to let my awesome doctor go ahead and follow through on his care for me.

Anyway...on to the FUN STUFF! I decided to multitask this week! (HA! That's a joke right? Who can really say they multitask?! Because my attention really has to be 100% on one thing at a time....but I digress....)
I'm participating in TWO challenges! I like sketch challenges, and the MOJO Monday one is great, and thankfully I never forget WHEN that challenge begins...ON MONDAY! So here's the sketch: 
Also, Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger totally made me SQUEEEE when I saw it!!! LOVE THOSE COLORS!!!

And here's my card:

Stamps: Stampin' Up Delicate Doilies, Word Play
Paper: SU Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: SU Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: SU Boho Blossom Punch, Fancy Label Punch, MFT Doily Die, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Corner Chomper, SU Mini Glue Dots, SU Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver brads, Wild Wasabi embossing powder

See those green brads? I don't have green brads, or pink, or blue. I couldn't believe it when I got to this step in my card because I have probably EVERY OTHER ACCESSORY AVAILABLE in the stamping world. No joke. I didn't even have SMALL white brads...I had BIG ones but I needed I decided to heat emboss green embossing powder on silver brads. Pretty cool. Use tweezers to hold your brad and it takes about 3 "dips" in the powder while your brad is hot and then embossed for the desired result. I totally SQUEEEE'd when I was doing it. 

Today is also Father's Day...I have an awesome dad and an amazing hubby who are so both incredible! I should really time my blog posts better and include the Father's Day stuff I have...but I do have this for you: 

I'm making The Pioneer Woman's Burgundy Mushrooms and grilling filet mignons for hubby for dinner. I'm taking my dad out to lunch this week to a Brazilian Steakhouse...nom nom nom!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011


Knee surgery went very well--no complications and thankfully I wasn't intubated, which means I didn't wake up with that horrendous sore throat! Yay!

Now that I'm in recuperation mode I can say it is TERRIBLY hard for me to just sit still.  And I can't just sit. I have had to elevate my left leg because it has been swelling terribly. Pfffth. So this means it has made even stamping difficult for me. It's made me a little grumpy, actually. Stamping withdrawal. Now that it's been a full week I'm hoping I'll be able to tolerate sitting up longer. I'm dying to get back into my stamp room now that summer has begun. It's not all a waste--I'm a huge movie watcher--so have been able to watch the foreign films and "chick flicks" my husband doesn't care to watch....and still love watching the Sci-Fi and Action ones, too! (I'm about to watch the new Star Trek "reboot" from 2009!)

A couple of weeks ago Lydia and I met up with Libby and Lisa and went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin...and I've had pictures from that day since then I promised I would email to them. Have I mentioned I put the PRO in procrastination? HA! I am just now emailing those pictures!! Here's my favorite!

I'll be playing with several challenges this summer--like Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger--so my next post will have a card for you. PROMISE!
What are some of your favorite challenges?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The countdown begins...

Summer is here! Finally! I'm so ready for the time off! And my summer begins with KNEE SURGERY! Yay! Pfffth. Thankfully it's not major and I'll only be on crutches for 3 days.  Summer also means it's time for a new Stampin' Up catalog! And Convention! SQUEEEE!!! But before that, we must have the LAST CHANCE LIST....the stamps and accessories that will be retiring in the current catalog when the new catalog is released July 1st.
And I've got the new catalog....and it is BY FAR the best Stampin' Up catalog I have EVER seen! EVAH!!!!! SQUEEEEE!!!

My next stamp class is June 11th (providing that surgery goes well on the 6th!)

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