I can't believe it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post. A lot has happened since then. First off thanks for all the concern about my migraines. Thankfully they have been better since the last post. The eye doctor turned out to be a big waste of time. He did not find anything wrong with my eyes but he didn't dilate them either which has me a bit concerned. I thought they always did that? He felt my blurry vision was from dry eyes. Not sure if I buy that. I am suppose to use some moisturizing eye drops to see if that will help if not I am suppose to call him back. So far I have not seen much of a difference.
Last weekend the weather was horrible. It was so cold I had to turn the heat back on. All it did was rain for 3 days. Thankfully summer came back on Monday and it is in the 80's again.
On Monday the day started out great! My Mother's Shaker Keepsake box was on the front page of Etsy and finally sold!
Later that day I decided to start cleaning my craft closet. That turned into a 2 day event. 3 garbage bags and 2 giveaway bags later it is done. I can't believe all the stuff that was crammed into it. It still looks full but at least the doors are not bulging out anymore. We still have to put new rollers on it though.
Wednesday night I went down to get some paper in my craft room and smelled something bad. I thought it was a bottle of polish since my craft room is my nail room too but I couldn't find anything. I decided to check in one of my stamp cupboards and found the culprit. A can of red spray paint had exploded everywhere. What a mess. After about an hour I finally got it pretty much cleaned up. I lost a few Cuttlebug B plates in the process but was able to save everything else. My hands were covered in red after that but are finally looking white again thankfully. Later that night I also discovered that Rich had accidentally thrown out my $40.00 set of knitting needles with the recycling because they were under a stack of newspapers. Not a good day.
I spent most of Thursday making a list of TAC stamps I want to sell since I am no longer a demo for them and need to make more room for my PTI stamps. If anyone is interested in seeing the list let me know. So far I have lots of sets from the 2005-2006 catalog listed at half price and ready to go. Some are even brand new so you are getting a great deal.
Yesterday I finally got a chance to stamp. I was planning on making a card for Rich for fathers day and then saw this challenge on Betsy Veldmans Blog. After I saw that I knew this shirt of Rich's would be my inspiration.
This is what I came up with.
The background was made with an image from the Distressed Stripes set and Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening and Brocade Blue inks. The sentiment is a free digi from Paper Makeup stamps. They are also having a contest for using it too. I cut out the sentiment using the Mat Stack Die #1 and added some tea stain dye ink to the edges. 2 wood buttons with twine finish it off. I love that sentiment. Rich is a great dad to Emilia. My dad never really knew how to be a father. He worked all the time so I barely saw him. Now that I am grown we have nothing in common so it is very hard to have a relationship with him. Thankfully my mom made up for it though so I try not to dwell on it. Well that's it for now I hope to be able to stamp more this week. Until then thanks for stopping by and I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one.
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