Well, first let me apologize for my absence on here. It has been an unbelievably crazy week.
Monday & Tuesday:
I was working frantically on artwork for an article due in the UK by the end of August (i.e. it needed to go out by Wednesday.) Absolutely NO MOJO....nothing working for me....NOTHING!
get up, work out, strategize a plan "B" for the artwork while I worked out.
Obviously I was working too hard on the strategizing part of the plan vs. using the right form on the workout and ended up on the floor in so much pain I thought that I was going to pass out. I have had back problems all my life, but I have NEVER felt anything as sudden and painful as when I wrenched my back that day. Luckily I had my blackberry nearby and laid there and emailed my editor and other DT coordinators to let them know that I was NOT going to be making my deadlines in the hour that I was "stuck" on the floor waiting for dh to come home and help me get up. For the rest of Wednesday, I could not even sit up my back was in such bad shape...only laying (floor...i.e. Hard surfaces only) or standing.
2:30 am...still on the floor trying to get some sleep...had to struggle up to find something to kill the pain.
Found: prescription strength ibuprofen from when Kat was born...yes, 3 years ago. FINALLY some relief. By 6:00 am was actually able to sit up. By 10:00 am I had managed to relax my muscles enough to think about showering (I was still in my workout clothes from the day before... no way was I going to try to struggle out of a sports bra in the shape that my back was in before this... did I mention that I couldn't move for basically 24 hours???)
By noon, I was feeling pretty darn good and decided that I could handle the 3 1/2 hour drive (each way) to go watch Jacob play in his first football game.
UNBELIEVABLE! I have a twinge every once in a while, but otherwise, I am probably at 85%. I honestly thought that I would be stuck on the couch for a good week or more. Morale to the story: Prescription strength Ibuprofen= MIRACLE DRUG!!! ;o)
So I decided to stamp and ignore my mojo issues! Here is my card for Many Challenges!!!
Challenges= MIRACLE CURE FOR MOJO ISSUES!!
Challenge #1: Friday Fun Challenge from Kimme....
Aug 27- Fun Folds- Make a card with some type of fold technique. No standard top or side folds. This is your chance to try a stair step card or a standing pop up or an accordion fold. Anything besides your typical one fold card.
And here is my tri-fold card. Definitely NOT my typical fold...LOL!
Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls blogs for more inspiration.
We would also love for you to play with us-
Challenge #2: M4TW40...create a birthday card.
Challenge #3: Off the Wall Craftiness Color Challenge #22
Challenge #4: Get Sketchy Challenge #53 (which I turned sideways)
*Paper Makeup Stamps Danni's Flutterbies
*Paper Makeup Stamps Birthday Cheer Sentiment Set
*MM damask paper
*Collage Press papers (pink & green)
*StazOn Jet black inked
*EK Success border punch
*marvy Uchida circle punches