Monday, October 8, 2007

Feelin' a little rusty...

...and no, i'm not referring to "Really Rust", although there is a teeny bit of that Stampin' Up! color in the following card.

What i'm actually talking about is the fact that i haven't been doing a whole lot of stamping lately. I have apparently done damage to my hip joint and lower back, so i have some pinched nerves. Which is causing me to be unable to sit for longer than 5-10 minutes at a time. Which has made it a little difficult to make any cards over the last month! (I guess you can't make very nice cards while laying down icing your back.)

Anyway, after a couple of weeks of Chiropractic care and a LOT of rest, i was finally able to make a card today! Woo hoo! I was especially excited because i had paper i've hardly used and a brand-new Birthday set to break in. But it's been so long, that after i was done i really wasn't sure whether i like it or not. So, what do you all think? Do i need some oil on my rusty creative mind, thanks to my (slowly recovering) rusty hip joint?


Stamp set: It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, textured Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: Fall Flowers
Ink: Old Olive ink pad
Tools: 1/8" and 1/16" hole punches
Adhesive: Tape runner, dimensionals
Other: Earth Elements eyelets, Old Olive 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon

2 comments:

Claire said...

what??? By the looks of this card, I'd say you've been stamping all month. You never appear to be in a rut, since the cards I see on your blog are always unique. I would not have looked at this card and said, oh, that's a Melissa card - always reinventing your style! that's a good thing!

by the way, I have a pack of really rust cardstock for you...:0) for your title change to sr. associate!:0)

Love, Claire

Alison Shiloh Wear said...

i like the card. I think it's modern and fresh. Hope you'll be feeling better soon!