I went to see the spine doc on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.  He said that I have ruptured a vertebrae in my back.  Thankfully, it is one of the lower ones and has some room to swell without affecting the others.  He says since I was 50% better than my initial visit, I should be able to heal.  It will likely take 5-6 weeks to do so. 

So my posting might be a bit sporadic for a while.  I have not been able to craft for a while, but do find little bits of time to play.  As I have something to show I will post.  So please bear with me as it might be choppy until the first of the year.  I go back to work full-time starting tomorrow.  So I will likely be very tired when I get home as I have not worked full-time since November 4th. 

DSC05260 (1024x580) While I was laid up I did find some time to work on my charms for the Flickr Altered Dominos & Other Game Pieces group swap of Christmas or Winter charms. 

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I used scrapbook paper for the background and used my little snowflake punch and some holographic paper to punch out a snowflake.  I glues down the snowflake and then put diamond glaze on top.  I added a few sprinkles or iridescent glitter to the diamond glaze for a bit of extra sparkle.  I then painted the tile blue on the sides and back and added an eye hook for the bale.  The letters got filled in so I took my Sharpie and colored them back in. 

I was so happy that the diamond glaze behaved this time.  Normally, when I use it I have about 30% that don’t play right.  This time all seven that I made worked!  Woohoo! 

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I made a Christmas card to go with them featuring an image of Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch story.  I then bagged the charms in grey drawstring bags and added a snowflake to the ribbon. 

A few of the ladies have received them and they have won raves!  That is the best praise of all for me!  That others like them!

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They say this year will be a little light on the snow for us.  I am not complaining at all!  We got creamed last year, so less is more is my motto for this year!