Actually I know exactly who the responsible parties are...here they are...let's call this Exhibit A:
Yes, both kids have been sick with upper respiratory stuff. I had been bragging about how I had not had a cold in yadda, yadda, yadda years even though I had been around the kids a bunch...but my mouth must have been open during the bragging because one or both surely must have coughed or sneezed in my mouth...and yep...the New Year rolled in for me with a massive head cold.
So I've been under the weather so to speak this week...couldn't hear, couldn't talk in a way others could understand me, couldn't taste...and couldn't breathe!
But I found a wonder drug so if you get to where you cannot breathe I highly recommend this:
I hate nasal spray...there is something about sticking something up your nose and spraying stuff in it....just very unappealing to me but this stuff is a wonder drug. I sprayed that stuff and within 3-5 minutes I could breathe! It was just amazing. I was demonstrating to my husband how I could breathe. It was like I had finally learned a new SKILL! HAHA!
So, this hasn't been the most creative week...it's been a mostly nose in a kleenex kind of week....but I will survive.
I did finally get the cover of my calendar book done and TA DAHHHHH.....drum roll, please....I used Kate's ABCs cartridge for the first time (so this counts towards my personal goal of using all my Cricut cartridges...wooohooo!) to cut the year numbers out of Tim Holtz Grungeboard. I used the deep blade housing and did 2 cuts....probably needed a little more depth or a 3rd cut but it cut out pretty well.
I painted the Grungeboard numbers with a Pearl Paint Dabber...I used a Hero Arts background stamp for the left side of the book...also inked with the Pearl paint. Added a little ribbon and that was it. I really didn't want a bunch of stuff on the cover as this book will be used daily during the year and I didn't want a lot of embellishments that would be knocked off easily.
So I'm happy with it...and I will say I've written on each page and have a picture for the first week in mind that I will get printed and adhere...I think I'm liking my new little calendar and journaling book.