Hiya and happy Wednesday. It's sunny in our area, but awfully windy. I just got caught up on returning visits/comments. We've had Mr's tummy problem rear its ugly head again, and then Tuesday night-early Wed morning, thought he was having a kidney stone attack. Ergo, off to the Emergency Room we go, after a lot of cajoling on my part. He was in a great deal of pain, and I wasn't sure he would manage getting down the stairs. Never thought of that kind of thing when we built this house, as we'd never lived in a house with more than one floor. Had a CT scan, no stones showed, so what the heck caused this? He got a shot of morphine to ease the pain, during the long wait to see a doctor, prior to the scan. Then another shot of 'something' before he was sent home, and prescriptions for pain & nausea. He's allergic to codeine, and any codeine derivative - makes him deathly sick. I always explain this to the folks, and they still insist that some of this stuff is NOT codeine. Yeah, but it's in a codeine base. Anyway, we managed, he slept most of yesterday - and so far he didn't get sick; I'm scare of jinxing him, but he seems to be feeling better today. Since my poor nursing skills aren't needed now, sat me down to spend some enjoyable time looking at all the lovely cards & projects by my sweet visitors.
Had a couple cards finished, but didn't want to post again until I got caught up.
One other bit of business before sharing today's card. When I showed the MISTI on the last post, I got a very interesting email from Darnell. She brought up a very pertinent concern about the use of the magnets for anyone having a pacemaker or other electronic health device. Since the stamper would be quite close to the magnetic energy (or forcefield, what-cha-ma-call-it) using this tool, it's important to be aware of this. I'm sharing her concern with her permission, so please read & if you know someone who might encounter this situation, advise them:
"You might have seen me mention this over on Jill's blog ... I also ordered the
MISTI, but then I read some warning on Splitcoast Stampers about using the
strong magnets if you have a pacemaker/defibrillator. (Of course, I also
ordered four of them, ha!) I checked with Iliana if it would be a problem using
the magnets, but she said she honestly didn't know. She gave me the name of the
magnet company and I emailed them. They told me (underlined) DO NOT use the
magnets less than 12" from my device! Well, shoot. You know you lean over
to work and get way closer than 12" away from the magnets! Hoping they
were being overly cautious, I then contacted Boston Scientific who makes my
ICD, and they sadly confirmed that I am not to use the MISTI with the magnets
less than a foot away.
I'm going to play with mine anyway using tape or cling sheets someone told me
about and see if it works without the magnets. I really like the idea of it so
I hope I can make it work.
I'll be doing a paragraph about it in a future post, but feel free to share
this caveat with your readers when you talk about it if you want. It's not
worth having one's device go haywire and having to go and have it reprogrammed!
I advised Iliana that she might want to put a caveat on her site. I didn't see
it in the FAQs. It's hard to believe I'm the first person with a device to
order a MISTI!"
Ok, here's the card with a DeeDee's Digi that is just so darn cute. Remember the monthly challenge is still open until April 26, so check it out, and get a free digi next month. Can't miss on this deal.
DeeDee's Chance of Showers, which has lots of cute images, some good sentiments, as well as some pretty papers in the set.
- Printed 2 precolored umbrellas, fussy cut one; die cut one & used S/B deckled oval to cut the base shape out. Sponged a bit of DI around the edges. Added Glossy Accents to #2 fussy cut, and shaped it a bit after it dried well. Adhered the GAccents 'brolly to the base 'brolly. Used Black Viva Décor pearls to add the little bits at the scalloped edges (and nearly messed up the first one, but decided it was ok. We'll just say that was my Amish touch: you know - where they always make a little deliberate boo-boo on quilts so that it is not quite perfect? I like that idea!)
- Sentiment is from the set. The one printed on c/s didn't print as nicely as I preferred, so used my test one done on copy paper; die cut with a MFT set of stitched fishtails. Added a stabilizing cut of c/s behind it, distressed with a similar DI as the one on the oval.
- tiny rhinestone butterfly was colored with a sharpie metallic green and plopped on to hide the edge cut with scissors - where it didn't have the stitching.
- Don't you just love that flourish background? This is a new PTI die (saw Miss Bonnie use it) & thought it was lovely, reminding me of a quilting pattern. Of course PTI was OOStock, so I have been waiting & drooling to get it. Used the debossed side & inked it lightly with DI Tea Dye, hoping to emphasize the stitching pattern. It didn't show as well on the green paper on the embossed side.
Card base is a sort of coral pink color - Bazzil. That's it. Pretty easy card & fun to make. Hope you'll like it.
Do be sure to check out all the new releases over at DeeDee's Digis and if you have time, jump in on that challenge. Thanks for popping by. Hope all is well at your home. Come again when you have time. Blessings & Big hugs