I count myself very fortunate that I have a high tolerance of pain. I have to admit, I have wondered if that is a bad thing. I had surgery on Tuesday. I was told that my pain would probably be around a 5 or 6, if it reached a 7 or higher, they would give me pain medicine. I don't even think it was a 1. I got home around 6:00, my aunt called within minutes. We talked for a while and then my son drove me to a meeting. The funny part is when I talked with my aunt she mentioned she was going to send flowers but I didn't sound bad at all. I told her to hang up and call me back and I'd do better at not sounding so good. She laughed, as did I when I came home from my son's doctor appointment and saw flowers by the door.
My biggest pain from the procedure was from the IV they put in. It left a nasty bruise on my arm (2" x 1-7/8"). Ouch!
I found this gem of an idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect little thank you for all of the teachers and leaders that work with the kids in Primary at church. I included Scout leaders and Activity Day Leaders, which meant that I needed 36. I set out on a hunt for these cute, little 4 oz. jars. A couple of months ago I saw a lot of them but now it was hard to find it. After several unsuccessful trips, I ended up going 30 minutes away to another store that showed they had enough cases in stock. Super easy to make and well received.
For 8 jars, you will need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs. (2 oz. ea.) caramel dipping sauce
2 Skor bars or a bag of Heath toffee bits
8 (1/2C or 4 oz.) Mason or Ball jars
Mix the cream cheese with 2 of the dips. Divide it between the 8 jars. Clean the rim after it you smoosh it down and smooth it. Spread 1 pkg. of the caramel dip on the cream cheese layer in each jar. Top with crushed S…
Can you believe that it is October 5th and I'm actually starting my Christmas cards?! How many years I plan to be working on them by now and I really get started in November.
This card uses the stamp set Reason for the Season. I combined a lot of things I like on this card, embossing, piercing and using the aquapainter. The piercing is hard to see but it is on the red strip above the poinsettia.
Stamps: Reason for the Season
CS: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, WW, Season of Cheer DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Misc.: Boughs and Berries EF, rhinestones, Real Red 3/8" satin ribbon (retired), aquapainter
I hear this is popular to do again. I was trying to think when it was that it was "in" and I'm guessing it was 6 years ago. Like fashion, techniques come full circle with slight changes. The change this round is using the white pen to add dots. Super easy to do with a different look that pops. Stamps: Kind and Caring ThoughtsCS: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Black, WW Ink: Craft WhiteMisc,.: Delphinium grosgrain (discontinued), white gel pen, eyelet border punch, Dimensionals