Friday, June 13, 2008

Baby Shower Creations

I know that it's been a long time since I visited/posted in the wonderful world of blogging. But, what can I say life gets busy sometimes! ;)

I'll give you a quick run down of what has been going on since the last time I posted. (that way we can catch up! ;)

I've spent a lot of time doing some serious spring cleaning (even though I still feel that my house still needs some work) and also getting stuff ready for a garage sale we are having next weekend. Oh, and I also painted one of our bathrooms last weekend. It's a very small bathroom but it still took just as long as a bigger room! All that cutting in around the windows, doors, etc takes forever!
I also got my wisdom teeth removed on May 19th. This is probably the main reason for my hiatus from stamping and blogging! I had all four teeth removed surgically. The extractions went fine for the most part with the exception that I couldn't open my jaw more than a 1/2 an inch for two weeks after!!! According to my oral surgeon my jaw muscle severely spasmed and contracted from the stress of the surgery. He said that he has never seen a case like mine in his career, and he has been doing surgeries for over twenty years! Leave it to me to be an anomaly! After he made sure that my jaw joint was fine he gave me some exercises to do for it. Man did those hurt!!! But I'm happy to say that they worked (if they didn't I was going to have to go to a physical therapist!) and my mouth is on the mend! Yay!!!

Oh, and I also got back my results from my dermo about the moles that I had removed. Three came back fine but one came back dysplastic. Dysplastic moles are the ones that turn into melanoma! I wasn't even that concerned about the one on my back that came back bad. My ob-gyn noticed it at my last exam when she was checking my lungs and she said that I should keep an eye on it. I'm so thankful that I finally quit procrastinating about this situation and got them taken care of. So I'm going to get on my soapbox now... Go get your moles checked! Trust me it's not that big of a deal and it's such a relief after it is done! Also, please wear your sunscreen every day!

Okay... on to the stamping part of this post! I made these cute invites and thank-you cards for my dear friend that is having a baby in July. She's due July 5th but I know she's going to go two days early so he will be born on my birthday! ;) The theme for the shower followed the decor that she picked out for the nursery which is farm and tractors. I searched everywhere for a tractor stamp and could not find one that I liked. So I finally came up with the idea of making a simple image in Word using the drawing toolbar. After I got the image how I wanted it I just copied and pasted the tractor and printed it off! I colored it in with my prismas and layered it in Green Galore, Barely Banana, and pp from Doodlebug Design (baby boy plaid). I really like how they turned out! Well I better go I have about 30 more of these thank you cards to make before tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by! I missed you all so much! HUGS!!!