Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Out of Commision.....sort of

I had surgery last month to repair a torn rotator cuff.  The recovery is long ans painful with pain meds and lots of physiotherapy.

I really wanted to get my holiday cards made for the kids and staff at school, but as I am not allowed any resistance on my arm, that means I can't even fold a piece of card stock in half!  So instead I put my Cricut to use and made tags instead.

 I know they will understand why they will not be getting the usual fancy gifts this year.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I am recovering from surgery that repaired my torn rotator cuff.  I am taking some time off to help with the recovery.  I thought I could catch up on cards, albums and scrapbook pages, but alas, no.  I had more pain than I had anticipated, so although I have managed a few easy card ideas, I will not be able to do all that I wanted.

My friend Kietha shared an idea for a mini album, it was so lovely, and I had an idea immediately, so I had to give it a go.  It was pretty easy to put together, and I didn't use as many embellishments as I usually do.  So here is Thomas through the years at Christmas...

I did manage to make tags for the kids and staff at school instead of cards.  These were pretty easy, as I just used my Cricut machine to do all the cutting so I only had to assemble them.

 The cute reindeer with the red nose are for the kids, and the other reindeer are for the staff.
I wanted to add something different to my Holiday Decorating this year, so I put mt Cricut to use and came up with this idea.

I have a JOY one as well, but I am in the process of redoing the embellishments as I really didn't like the way they looked.

Now I am working on my annual newsletter that I send out to family and friends all over the world.  My challenge is to edit it more so that it goes from 6 pages without photos to 4 pages with them!