I have the WORST blogging skills EVER!! . Seems I just get caught up in work and home stuff. I am good at throwing quick pictures up on Instagram though if you want to catch up on my day to day stuff.
So... Let me take you back to November... Heidi and I went on an creative adventure to the studio of Tim Holtz! It was absolutely amazing!! A once in a lifetime opportunity!!! While we were there, Mario cooked us the most delicious meals, seriously!! Tim surprised us with the idea of creating a mini canvas using pretty much the same supplies. We used a basic layout inspiration and then jumped into creating!
And here are the results.
Left to right: Heidi, Shari, Tim
I love this picture of the 4 of us, especially Mario peeking in over Heidi... too cute!
Super fun times!
Christmas was super fun with Melody, she's almost at the age of understanding the magic, next year will be a BLAST for sure!!!
I jumped back into creating stamp designs and doing graphics for Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully you saw our DieCember and You Have My Heart releases. They are fantastic! We have another release coming in mid February which is great as well. I'm in the midst of designing our Early Summer release stamps right now.
I'll bring you to up to date to January... CHA
I was part of the Ranger Designer Challenge for the Ranger booth. I was privileged to participate in this challenge using the new Distress Crayons. I was given the brights set to work with but was able to get my favorite muted tones by adding a little Walnut Stain ink to them.
The canvas size is 9x12". I used Tim Holtz's Tattered florals and Tattered Poinsettias for my blooms.
I think it turned out pretty!
So my troubles of getting it to the booth at CHA... OI.
On my way into the show (wearing my cutest Dansko shoes for comfort)... I walked over some uneven brick and caught an edge of my shoe. Down I went...harder than ever. Ripped a hole in my jeans and skinned my knee on the right leg and really twisted my left ankle. A lady helped me up and to a bench. I had my "Chucks" in my backpack which I immediately put on... something I could tie tightly for support. I gimped my way in to the hall and put my canvas on the display, said a quick hello to Mario and gimped back outside. By that time, my possie was gathering and I went to the first aid station. I got wrapped, bandaged and iced, the girls brought me a scooter to ride around in.
Have you ever hurt yourself and the immediate pain subsides shortly after? This didn't happen, after a few hours I decided I needed a doctor to look at it. I grabbed a cab and off I went to the hospital. I came back with a half cast and crutches. I had a real live sprain, nothing broken, but a sausage for a foot and ankle.
When I got home I saw an orthopedic doctor who told me after more X-rays and exam that I had torn ligaments..., not just stretched... sooooo I got a boot. I'm not one to be kept down... so having a way to walk was really a relief for me.
Two weeks later... I'm still having pain and swelling in certain areas, sleeping is a challenge, but I'm dealing with it. I guess me and my boot will be friends for awhile longer.... at least it matches my wardrobe!
Onward and upward! Enjoy your day!
Here are some supplies from my Designers challenge canvas.
Disclosure: I am part of the affiliate program with Simon Says Stamp at no extra cost to you.