It is my DEMO anniversary!!!! I am 5 years old today! Woohoo!!!! Guess how I celebrated?!?!?
a) take myself out for breakfast with my Stampin' Up! catalog and plan my next big order?
b) spend the morning stamping with my Stampin' Up! rubber and ignored all phone calls?
c) selflessly worked to create my tutorial for my Carousel Notes Purse Album so that my readers would love me even more than they already do?!?!?!
d) go get a mammogram and commit rubbah-dultery.
Well, what do you think?
I know, I know, you all wanted me to say C or at least A, but the answer was really D. What a thrill.
The best thing about getting a mammogram is after it's done. You've gone and suffered by having your boobs sandwiched in a machine that makes cows, experienced as they are with milking machines, run for their lives. You've had this thing done to you twice on each side. It hurts and that's why the technician stands WAY over there at the controls...not to keep out of the line of stray radiation. It's to keep the women, who are having their appendages treated to what feels like a trip under a steam roller, from grabbing the technician's hair and beating her head against the equipment as they writhe in pain.
So afterwards, you feel GOOD, A) that your doctor will not be able to nag you anymore about getting one and B) that you've probably suffered the worst pain you will have all day, so the rest of the day is bound to be much better!
I will say that the technician this time was much worse than the last time I had this done. Just glad it's done with. And that the technician stood so far away, preventing me from hurting her, because she was nice and she has to make a living somehow.
I did get a tiny bit of stamping done (my rubbah-dultery)...though I don't know if you can call it that, since all the stamping was done a day or more ago. What I did was put together:
Ingredients: Stamps - Technique Tuesday Whirly Words, Story Time; Paper - Cardstock (Bazill), Patterned Paper (K&Company Urban Rhapsody Iconic Brocade Shimmer); Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Inks Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Adirondack Pitch Black; Other - Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (SU!), Zig Painty Pen, Making Memories metallic brads, dimensionals
I fell in love with the Whirly Words set at Scrappy Chic the other day and as luck would have it, it was Competitor Coupon day, so I got the set 40% off...gotta love that! And because I loved this sentiment, which says, "Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves" I had to have the StoryTime set as well with this clock face.
Then I felt this paper was a must for the card I had in mind. I found, however, that this paper was hard to work with. No matter how I cut it, it seemed like I would either have to cover up the owl (which I love) or the alarm clock (essential to my card theme). So I compromised and cut one of the owls out to put on the upper corner, allowing me to create that essential visual triangle between the owl, the clock face and the knot of ribbon on the side.
I had a heck of a time getting this done because I experienced a new disease...it's been a while and I've been very healthy lately, as you've noticed. But it was only a matter of time before I caught a new one. What is it? It's got a very fancy technical term: MOJO-A-GOGO-ITIS. It's very contagious, BTW. I've noticed it pops up quite often amongst those in the stamping community. What are the symptoms? Here they are:
a) A weird desire, when confronted with the tools of our passion, to run into another room and read a book or watch a movie.
b) The inability to settle to any stamping task.
c) The inability to design your way out of a paper bag, causing every thing that you attempt to look like doodie.
There seems to be only one cure and that is time. Oh, and chocolate doesn't hurt either. In fact, chocolate is preventative medicine for MOJO-A-GOGO-ITIS and the fact that I RAN OUT probably precipitated the current crisis. Right now, I seem to be better, a tiny handful of M & M's, found after a frantic search of the stamp room, having pulled me back from the brink, but no telling how long my current spell of health and wellness will last without more chocolate. Guess I know what I have to do this afternoon!
As for the tutorial...I'm woikin' on it! Ta!