Sunday, January 4, 2015

2 Card Winners and an Update

Hello, Friends!
It's Saturday night and I made a card to share with you.  Unfortunately, certain elements of it are still wet, so I can't finish putting it together.  I know this because I stuck my thumb in silver glitter and the silver glitter is now stuck to my thumb and is no longer stuck to my card.  So, I'm going to use this opportunity to do something else I've wanted to do instead- let you know about a couple of honors my cards have received!

First, this card, which was originally posted here, won the Honorable Mention Distinction at Merry Monday!  The specific challenge was to create a Winter Themed Christmas Card.  I absolutely adore this stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  I know the dog I colored red is way too big to be a wiener dog, but it has a wiener dog face and ears and it reminds me of Frank.  This honor was voted on and truly is an honor!  I will start displaying their badge on my blog proudly!
This penguin card, which was originally posted here, won the Friends With Flair challenge at Unity Stamp Company here.  I received my prize in the mail this week- free stamps!  I got a bag full of single free stamps!  My favorites were a hedgehog, a snowflake and the sentiment, "it's the most wonderful time of the year." 
 It's fun to enter challenges and have your work acknowledged!  I also want to thank every one who leaves comments on my blog.  You don't know how much it means to me to see that someone has taken the time to tell me they like my card or they like my wiener dog!  Either one is sweet and I appreciate the comments so much! 
Finally, a little back update.  We have found a surgeon who should do my surgery even though I am on pain medicine.  To me and everyone else my family has talked to, it's common sense to do surgery, fix the problem, and then work the person off of pain medicine.  Unfortunately, my original surgeon didn't agree.  (She would have if she had been the one in the pain when I tried to go off of it like she wanted, though, I'm convinced!)  With people being on vacation for the holidays, though, it's been impossible to get my medical records to the new doctor.  He looks at the records first and then makes an appointment to see the patient.  I haven't been able to get an appointment because I haven't been able to get the records.  Hopefully, now that everyone should be back at work, we can get this accomplished quickly and then get an appointment with him so I can have surgery and get the disks in my back fixed soon.
I have found that stamping has helped get through this last setback with the surgeon refusing to do surgery while I'm on pain medicine.   That's why my blog has been super active again.  Making cards gives my mind something else to think about besides being in pain, having to wait for surgery, hating that my parents have to take care of me, etc.  They don't mind, I just wish they didn't have to do it.  There are some days when I'm just in too much pain to craft, but if I can, I'm going to keep doing it.  Entering challenges gives me a starting point and introduces new people to my blog which has been fun.
So that's the scoop on my Life With A Wiener Dog.  I'll keep making cards and sharing pictures of Frankfurter as long as my back will allow!
See you tomorrow with a dry, completed card!
Happy Stamping!

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