Tuesday, July 31, 2012

*Too Much White Space*

Hi all... here is my take on Sketch #201 for the Clean and Simple blog....  I think there is too much white space.  I had hoped that the twine would be enough, but it's really not... perhaps I should have used an embossing folder or something....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

*With My Feet Up*

I am writing from the La-Z-Boy portion of our sectional in the family room, where I have been camped out for a few days, on and off.  

Monday, I was being silly and went to do a TaeKwon Do kick and managed to kick the railing in my kitchen with my right foot.  This happened just as our company for dinner walked in the door.  Bruce came to my rescue and got dinner on the table while I sat with my foot up with ice on it.

My foot was pretty darn sore all evening long, often with sharp shooting pains while I was sitting completely still.  Sleeping was difficult that night because I had trouble keeping my foot comfortable.

Tuesday morning it wasn't any better... there was bruising, still the sharp shooting pains.... so I asked a friend to take me to get it checked out.

After approximately 4 hours at the Urgent Care Centre and an X-ray, I was told I broke two toes on my right foot (the baby toe and the one next to it).

Now, they don't do much for broken toes....  rest, ice, elevation....  Tuesday night it was still really bad, Wednesday, which happened to be my birthday, I woke up and it was feeling somewhat better.  I could walk with a little less hobbling.  I went out to lunch with friends, had dinner out with my family.... and then the sharp shooting pains began again.  I guess I overdid it.

So today, I have been on the couch other than to prepare dinner for Matthew and I (Alex is in New York and Bruce has to work late)...  it's more sore than yesterday but better than it was on Tuesday.  The bruising is beautiful shades of black and blue.

And I am so bored I could scream LOL!  I wonder if I could set up a way to get my foot up and still create??  I might have to try that tonight.

For now, I am showing you a card I created a while back....  I really wanted to play with bright colours on black.

Friday, July 20, 2012


It's an exciting week at the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog as Natasha has hit the 200 sketch mark!!!  I hope you will find some time to play along with us for this milestone!!

I almost skipped doing this weeks' sketch as my first few ideas just weren't going to fly.  I'm so glad I stuck with it because I like the card I created.
I'm thrilled that I finally had a chance to try out one of the washi tapes I bought a few months ago...  what's what the polka dot layer is.  I also made use of my Perfect Layers Tools to create at great 1/16" border around everything.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

*Fall To Layout #199*

It's been a wonderful summer so far....  it's kind of a blessing that I got laid off when I did so I can enjoy some of this wonderful summer.  We went camping for the long weekend (my sister flew in from Toronto to come with us) and then four days after my sister left Calgary, I hopped on a plane and flew to Toronto.  She wanted me to be there to celebrate her birthday with her so I went.... she and her daughter and I drove down to Niagara on the Lake for two nights and enjoyed some sight seeing, a ghost walk tour, a day by the pool and some great time together.  I got home on Monday night and found myself with some time to create this morning.

I loved this weeks sketch over at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog and I knew I wanted to play along.  I'm so glad that time and mojo were on my side!

I really think you could make this sketch more "busy" by simply adding some layers....  I chose to do a one layer card this time...
I love the colours of these flowers.... 

Enjoy your day!