Then breaking your Bursa!
Today I had such a great day. Lynsay Mahon, my Canadian friend and fellow Demonstrator came over so I could teach her how to color (shhh…..she really didn't need my help, she did very well on her own.) She even brought me a caramel machiato, yum!
I snagged these off her blog. She has a better camera.
Here she is learning how to use the blender pen, and the watercolor wonder crayons. Here's a little tip for ya, one I shared at convention that seemed to get the most "are you kidding me?" response.
Scribble your watercolor wonder crayon(s) on one of your acrylic blocks for Stampin' Up! clear mount stamps. Then using your blender pen or your aqua painter get the color off the block and it makes coloring so much easier. You saw it here folks! Ha!
Here she is with her finished card. She turned the DSP over and so she used a different color ribbon and button then the original card. Cute eh? The card aint bad either!
Afterwards I took her to The Deli, I mean come on, you knew that was coming eh? She loved it and the stinker even treated me. How sweet eh? Thanks for a fun day Lynsay, I can hardly wait to hang out more at Founders Circle.
Here is the card that I demoed at Convention.
Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Watercolor Paper, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon
Misc: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Satin ribbon, Neutral button
So after we got back from lunch, Bruce (Lynsay's hubby) and their two girls came to pick her up. So later I cut some cardstock and sat down to color and work on something and when I laid my right arm on the table I was like "ouch" something felt weird, it was like my elbow hit the table before it should, so I bent my arm to look and it was huge, it looked like popeye or something, it did not hurt right then but it made me laugh cause of how odd it looked, I went in the house, and Jeff was like "Woo that don't look good, you better call the Doctor" and I was like "take a picture first", so here it is…
…freaky eh? So it got bigger then this and it did start to hurt and I got where I could not bend my arm cause it was stretching the skin, when I looked at it in the mirror it looked blueish like it might be blood inside, and it did feel like fluid in there. So I sent the picture to my good friend Sharon, she is a nurse, and the poor girl gets all my medical questions. So she was saying it might be bursitis and that I should have a doctor look at it, but I could probably wait till tomorrow. Well I envisioned the circulation being cut off and having to go at midnite to the doc and it was my right hand which I stamp with, so I said I was going to go to urgent care.
Jeff also told me to wait till tomorrow….so as I drove to urgent care (those who know my freaky worry wart side…are saying of course you went to urgent care) I was talking to Sharon on the phone and she said it looked like what is called Popeye elbow. She said "do you want me to meet you somewhere?", so we met in the parking lot at a shopping mall and she checked it out, thank goodness it was not on my tushy, that might have been funny to see in a parking lot…ha! Since I was almost at the urgent care, I hated to drive all the way home, only to have to drive back in the morning. So Sharon said "want me to go with you?" and I said "yeah", so off we went….she is such a great great friend she stayed with me the whole time, and we seemed to be there for hours, they finally called me in. The doctor asked what I was doing when it happened and I said I was coloring and then it felt weird and poof it was big…he was like "you were coloring?" and I said "yeah, I get paid to color" so he checked it out and it is either bursitis, or the doc thinks I might have burst a blood vessel cause of the blueish color…and I probably could have waited till tomorrow. He wrapped it, and told me to take some aleve, and ice it now and then. I asked him if I could use it, and he said yeah. So I said I could color and he said yes you can totally color. The world is good!!
So what a wacky day eh?
Well this old gal…I am old I mean my body is freaking out with old-ness. I am headed to bed.
Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in!
Gosh that is scarey! (Not the card, your elbow!) Hope you are feeling better now! I was thinking it could have been a bug bite. Will and I have been watching a lot of that show "Billy the Exterminator".
Jacqui Lines says
Ha..I use an old cd as my palette instead of my acrylic blocks! I've been doing that for a while! I get the same reaction…"who woulda thunk it!"
Nice elbow! I thought maybe spider bite or something since you have all those weird critters around your place. Did Alice peck ya?
Hope its better.
Created By You says
Wow.. is that like an occupational hazard?? LOL.. sounds like you had a great day coloring, love the results and the card, must be a great teacher!
PS.. my Mom had something like that happen a few years ago.. out of the blue she developed a nob on her elbow. It was a calcium deposit from an injury she had when she was 7… all of a sudden it just began growing uncontrollably! The doctor drained it, and it never returned… OH.. and it would be a olive oyle elbow, right?
Tracy Altemose says
Too funny hanging out with Lynsay has brought out "The Eh's" in todays posting. Certianly not that you never say it but seemed more today!!
Wow your elbow story is freaky. It scared me so last night when you sent me the picture. Glad it's not serious!!
Sharon is a SUPER SUPER Friend!! Hugs to her!
Debbie Keane says
Ouch! You poor thing. Glad it wasn't anything too serious! Who knows maybe it will add something to your artwork!!! Not that it isn't great already! Glad you and Lynsay had a good time. And what a great tip! That's one of the reasons I hang here… Have a great day.
Laurie Zoellmer says
First of all, OUCH! Glad your elbow wasn't as serious as it looks! (I would have gone to urgent care too :)) Secondly, you and Lynsay are honestly two of the nicest, cutest stampers I know…loved seeing you both at Convention. Your demonstration ROCKED btw!
Dorene Donaldson says
Sending get well wishes your way. We must have you able to color. Love your stories and your humor. Take care.
Do you think it might be a spider bite?? Your "Deli" sounds great! You should buy shares!
Hope your elbow is better by now. Can't have your "coloring arm" bunged up! I'll bet that Doc had some look on his face.
oh, i hope you feel better. it sure looks like it hurts alot!! I would've been freaking out….thanks for sharing your pains and your creative moments. love your blog….i check everyday!!
Jeanette, Bronx, NY
That looked mighty scary! I would've gone to the doctor right away too! But I'm glad it's ok.
Looks like you had a lot of fun coloring with your friend! I'm officially jealous! I don't have any of those crayons!
Carey Rogers says
You do get an "ooh you poor baby" out of me for that one. I hope it is better this morning (ok afternoon but I worked nights so it is my morning). If you hurt it coloring and you are paid to color is this considered Worker's Comp? I didn't think so but you can't blame me for trying. Glad you had such fun with your friend from Founder's Circle. Have a great weekend. Have Toby take good care of you.
aka Roscoe's mommy
oh my gosh…that looks horrible. Glad it is nothing serious. I'll admit that I laughed at your post. Love the way you write!!
Linda Grames says
Oh my gosh! When I saw your elbow, I was so worried it was from stamping (or coloring) too much, LOL!!! I'm hoping it gets better soon. Take it easy for a day or two! BTW, congrats on getting into the Founder's Circle. You are one fantastic demo — you're my idol!!
Kimberly S. says
Wow!! I hope you're OK soon!! We'd hate to not be able to see all your "colorings"!! Hee, hee!! 🙂 I like the card, too! And your little "tip"??….FABULOUS!!!!! Thanks for sharing that!!
Britiney @ Consider the Lilies says
HOLY CR*P! Good thing that didn't happen while you were demo-ing at convention! Hope it feels better soon. Glad it didn't impact your ability to color. The world would have been a sad, sad place if that had happened. :O)
I get paid to color! Love that! Oh, and the tip about the acrylic block really is brilliant!