Finally done with the hospital, although it is likely to be a month or so before I really feel the benefit of the infusion. Based on the last one, I expect it’ll be a coupe of blood tests before I can see a drop in my CK levels and a real return to strength. I had to crawl under my desk the other day to re-connect my mouse and I was in fear I would not be able to stand up unassisted! Ugh.
The week has been stressful and tiring but I managed (over a few days) to make a page in my journal – pretty much sums up how I am feeling.
I created the text from a few different things.
The little Confetti is not a victimless crime stamp is from a long ago grab bag. Lots of good ones in the bag, actually, but this one was my absolute fave. The other bit is from a Jane Davenport stamp set and if you look at the link you can see I cut off a couple of bits, top and bottom. The I am and but are from different alphabet stamp sets, one def. from Banana Frog and one from a Scrap-a-go-go kit (?) or maybe retreat goodie bag, can’t recall. Wondering if AND rather than BUT might have been better….The globe-like thing I cut as a stencil. I wish the confetti had stamped clearer, but my archival ink pad needs re-inking. Typical. I HAVE the ink, I just didn’t remember it needed that.
Again with the stencil cutting. I DID buy some mylar sheets, and they do work with a deep cut (60 degree) blade. BUT buried in my stash was a HUGE stack of HiTi dye-sub printer sheets with labels on them.
Seriously. I must have over 150 sheets. They are labelled as either 4×4 or 4×6 but the size of the backing is about 5 3/4 x 6 inches. And they are wipeable and reasonably sturdy.
I hate to waste stuff and I hate to buy stuff if I have things that will work. This is pretty exciting. cause it means I can just play around with any design that strikes my fancy! I think I could even tape 4 together to create a big stencil, depending on the design placement. Of all the things I have tried, this one is by far the best. I have one more Idea I want to try , to see if it works, and if it does, I’ll report back on it. While I am well aware that there are not going to be many people who have this sort of resource tucked away in their craft room, I just think it bears mentioning, because you never know what you DO have that might work!
Back to finish my WOYWW visits now!