Saturday, June 9, 2007

Swapping FINALLY! (and an injury)

I haven't had my stamping impetus in place for several weeks now. I don't know where it went, and because it was missing, I'm terribly late getting my June swaps done. These are for our local demonstrators' group swap, and the theme is simply, Summer. I'm glad to have these done and glad to lift off the weight of guilt for not getting my swaps done (at all) on time. Both swaps were done using brand new, never-before-inked stamps, and it was fun to break them in.

On the card above, the Big Blooms blue flower is cut out and raised up on dimensionals. I have had this card in mind for a couple of nights now and it was good to ink them up and stamp them out.

This set is Artfully Asian and once I saw it was safe for the coming year's catalog, I went ahead and got it. The stamps were colored with markers and then colored in further with additional markers. The flower outlines are Rose Red colored in with Cameo Coral and the branches are Garden Green filled in using Certainly Celery.

CAUTION: possible squeamish alert for the following content!!!
As I was stamping the thank you notes, Ky called up the stairs, saying, "Melissa? I'm really sorry...but we need to go to the emergency room." Never good when he's just ready to go to the ER because I've previously had to talk him INTO going for stitches and such. The following photo is the very sanitized version of his cleanly bandaged and numbed thumb.
I did great until we got to the hospital, checked in, into an exam room, and then I was pretty sure I was going to pass OUT. I'm not normally a fainter, but the upper right corner of Ky's left-hand thumb is GONE, and it started to really sink in. After a little walk through the halls and a purchase of a Diet Coke I was fine. He had x-rays, and numbing shots, and it was cleaned out and wrapped up - no stitches this time because there's nothing to sew back together. He is completely fine with no bone damage - though he is banned from using the table saw anytime soon. It's is kind of cool (not that I'd recommend trying it out on your own fingers), but apparently, when he cut it off, the heat produced by the blade cauterized the wound so it really didn't bleed very much. We're to schedule with a hand surgeon on Monday for an earliest-available appointment. I'm very hopeful that the narcotic painkillers prescribed for him are VERY good or he'll be in a lot of pain.

1 comment:

SpAzzGiRL said...

I woulda fainted.
Your cards are lovely!