Monday, July 26, 2010

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper...

No, I did not fall off the face of the earth, but it sure feels like it. I can't believe it has been that long since my last post. I literally have not felt like stamping. Yes, you heard me right, and I can't believe it myself, but I really have not had the mojo for it. This card is even a few weeks over due. The poor little guy is already 5 weeks old. How awful it that!

I really love this buggy stamp by 100 Proof Press and I have used it before in baby blue ink. Not wanting to be too traditional I decided to go with Early Espresso and Soft Sky by SU. The "Baby" stamp was only a dollar by Studio G. I ran the espresso card stock through the Cuttlebug and the image was cut out with Spellbinders label 2. A bit of lace to give it a vintage look yet not too frilly. After all it is for a boy. The teeny tiny rhinestones are actually a smokey brown but didn't photograph well. Hopefully the poor child hasn't already grown out of the outfits I am sending along with the card.

I have been insanely busy at work and it has left me with little energy to be creative. We are working towards our accreditation with the American College of Radiology for Nuclear Medicine. The paperwork that has to be filled out is endless and the images that get sent in have to reflect our best work. Needless to say I have been very picky as to which images I am allowing for submission. There was also some juggling of vacation schedules to get our service engineer into to do his work on our cameras in timing with when the physicist had to come in to do their testing. All of this Quality Control on the cameras gets submitted as well for review. Once the ACR gets your initial application and their money- we are given only 45 days to complete all of this. And if that isn't pushing it, we had another isotope shortage which limited the number of exams I could select my images from. I am now certainly aware of "when it rains, it pours" and I am soaking wet!!!

Once this is over I will have the rest of the summer to sit back and relax. That is, once I create an on-line education program on Radiation Safety for the entire hospital. Did I mention that I am required to educate anyone who works around or may come in contact with radioactive materials or our department, on an annual basis. Only now instead of having to get up in front of a group at department meetings, it will be a self study program on-line. I don't know how I am going to handle not seeing those looks of bewilderment or just pure boredom on their faces. I sure am going to miss that-NOT. And to think employees still need annual evaluations. Just where does the time go. I guess it just flies by when you are having so much fun.

I am looking forward to a distraction in a few weeks. The rubber stamp convention is in Novi and a bunch of us from our stamp club will be madly spending our money we have been hoarding and stashing away for months. "Calm down honey, it is just the pop can money I have been collecting"- Hee Hee.

Hopefully that will help with the creativity mojo, but I am disappointed that Tim Holtz won't be there. Maybe next year and if he does, I highly recommend taking one of his classes. It is worth every penny.

Have fun and enjoy!

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