I apologize for going missing so long from my blog. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I unexpectedly landed in the hospital for several days. I went to the ER because I thought I was having an asthma attack, but it turned out to be a pulmonary embolism (PE). I actually had a bilateral PE which means I had blood clots in both my lungs. Scary! I’m soooooo thankful I trusted my instinct and went to the E.R. because a PE can be fatal. I was in ICU for a couple of days then transferred to the step-down unit where I remained for the rest of my stay.
Since I was in the hospital for nearly a week and the TV was horrible, I had to find creative ways to pass the time. I took a lot of selfies like the one above using various Snapchat filters. Selfies just aren’t quite the same with an oxygen tube on your face. LOL I installed the Kindle app on my iPhone and did quite a bit of reading. I spoke with friends on the phone as my lung function allowed. The one thing I couldn’t really do was craft because I didn’t have any supplies, although I did some coloring on my phone using the Colorfy app.
Now that I’m back home and two weeks removed from my diagnosis, I finally felt up to doing some real crafting. I decided to keep things simple for now and pulled out one of my past Paper Pumpkin kits I hadn’t assembled yet.
The kit I chose was from November 2015, so it contained holiday cards. I figured this was a good way to help jumpstart my holiday cardmaking since the kit made 10 cards, five each of the two designs. So, 10 cards down, about 40 to go. LOL
As a Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up!®, I also had the opportunity to place a preorder from the upcoming holiday catalog. I can’t show the catalog yet, but you can see a sneak peek of the cover in this photo.
My preorder arrived on Friday, so I’ve had a chance to look through everything to ooh and ahh over it. I’m really looking forward to feeling well enough soon to start creating some projects with the goodies I purchased. The catalog will be available for customer orders beginning September 1.
Until next time …