Yeah I am back. Well sort of. I don't have full motion and use of my hand but I have partial and that is all that counts!! It gets my feet in the door of my craft room. First I had a reaction to an immunization and couldn't use my arm for a couple of days. Then on the same arm a couple of days later I had surgery. It's been alittle over a week after the surgery and cast/bandages removed and I am slowly regaining strength in that arm/hand.
I haven't been on the computer for awhile and noticed that Market Street Stamps was having a Block Party.
Well right before all this happened I got my Stamp of the month kits from Market Street Stamps. Oh boy that was torture!! I could only drool over them and not play with them. BOO HOO for me. So I decided to try to see if I could craft today. I found out I couldn't use the tape gun because of my wrist but I made it work the best I could. I didn't want to push it but I had fun with it.
I created this card with the February Market Fresh stamp kit. OMG I fell in love the minute I got it. What a beautiful doilie stamp. The papers and goodies are so scrumptious. I love all this stuff so much I had to force myself to use it.
I inked up the doilie in a dark grey ink then "kissed" the edges with a red ink to give it the toned look. I stamped it onto a spare tag that I cut out. I glanced to my right and I had the stickers out that came with the kit and noticed this sticker that would fit perfectly so I decided to use it. I wanted to add some background images. I grabbed my Vintage Notepad background stamp and thought it needed something on the edges so I stamped two lines using my Simply Stitched borders set. I distressed my papers in Tim Holtz's inks. I decided I didn't like the tag so I cut it down but then I couldn't figure out what to do with it. There were these awesome flowers of different textures so I played around with them and layered them and eventually came up with this card. The button and the pearl are even from the kit. Completely different than what I wanted to come up with but hey I am just happy to be crafting again.
Well I am off to see how much more crafting my hand will handle...PFFTT who needs to clean?? LOL
- Lisa B
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
- I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.