Box, Scissors and the Emergency Room

You are probably asking yourself, "what in the world?"  What does this title stand for?  Let me tell you how my world changed in a split second on Sunday!

My Alexis LOVES to play with Stampin' Up! boxes.  Believe me, there are plenty that make it through my door.  She loves to decorate them, and color them. She had a friend over on Sunday and her and the friend were playing with the boxes.  They were using their imagination and making a cool club house.  I thought it was awesome.  Just a few minutes later I heard screaming.  It was Alexis!  The friend was poking a hole through the box using CHILD SAFE scissors and Alexis was on the other end of the hole.  The scissors poked her eye.  OUCH!  The nurse in me FROZE!  (yes, I was a nurse prior to Stampin' Up!)  I could see blood in her eye and that scared me.  We dropped everything and went to the ER.  I am so thankful I had a girlfriend  working in the ER that night.  Not only did she make my little girl calm she made me calm.  I needed that. {I love you Lisa!}  Long story short, Alexis is going to be fine.  She did lacerate the sclera of the eye (white part of your eye).  It's still looks awful.  Her vision is fine.  Thank God!  All this craziness happened on Sunday!  Monday was a day of going to see an eye Dr. What a MESS!  Again, I am just thankful she is okay.  Poor Russ.  Nothing is worse than hearing the frenzy over a phone. I kept him in the know at all times but I know it still hurt not being here.  For me, his calming voice was like a GIANT prozac pill.  Of course, that is typically what he does for me.  <sigh>

That's a mouthfull of information tonight, wasn't it.  Guess what Alexis taught at school yesterday?  Scissor SAFTEY!  <smile>

So tonight I am sitting quietly in my stamp room listening to music being a little thankful for many of the stamping friends in my life.  One talked to me for hours during the day and the other in the wee hours of the morning.  Ahhhh…. Took my mind to other fun places.  

  Let me show you a few things I have created! 


Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen




Remember I am on a mission to send Russ lots of Valentine cards.  I am so proud of myself.  This card uses a few stamps and a Stencil!  I used the Love U stencils.  Did you know there are 7 stencils in this set?  WOW.  All for 14.95!  I love that. 

Look at all these stencils you get in the pack:

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

I just laid the stencil down on my Kraft cardstock and then used a Real Red Craft pad and a sponge dauber and colored inside the stencil.  Since I used Craft ink I let it dry for a little bit and then I started embellishing.  I stamped over the stencil with the Bella Toile background stamp set with Creamy Caramel ink to give the area a little something somthin'.  I likey!  I added other little embellishments like a button (big surprise!) and then a few of those fun chocolate brads.  yummo!  Don't forget to give it a little spritz with shimmer mist.  Love those Shimmer Paints!!!


Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Remember a few days ago I mentioned I was having my big Diva night?  I've been asked what this is all about.  It's a special night of stamping for demonstrators on my team that have worked really hard in the last quarter.  I make dinner for them (they survived, yeah) and then we stamp all night.  Those crazy ladies kept me up until 2:30am.  I made them each a little goodie bag with this tag attached.  I love my entire team.  They are VERY special! The designer paper on this tag came from the Simply Scrappin' Kit called Love Sparkles.  Fun Scrappin' kit!  I love the little gems that come from the Eggcellent Eggs Kit.  If you get bored you can put one on your cheek bone and pretend to be Lady Gaga for a moment.  Ahhhh… I digress. 


Well that's my news for this Tuesday night.  I've got a lot of stamping to get done since none was done the last two days.  It's time to get busy!

Have a great week.  If you have kids, teach them SCISSOR SAFTEY!!!! 

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8 thoughts on “Box, Scissors and the Emergency Room”

  1. Hi Lisa.  So glad Alexis is going to be okay!  That was scary!  It is always nice to see a familiar face in the ER!  Glad you got a little down time to destress!  Love your cards.  We finally got some snow here in Virginia and school has been out for a few days so I actually got to stamp a little extra myself.  Take care.

  2. Okay Kimberly,  I just realized I said Hi Lisa to you!  I just got finished talking to Lisa and since you all are best buds she was in the back of my mine but I really was thinking of you!!  lol.  This old mind is losing it.

  3. Oh Kimberly, how scary!  I have two little ones–a kindergartener and a 2-year-old.  I will think of you every time they want to do a project with scissors and try and teach scissor safety!  Thanks for all your inspiration on your blog.  I love your style and appreciate you sharing your ideas!

  4. What a scare, Kimberly!  Thank goodness she is o.k. 
    Love your Valentines!  That stencil is awesome and I love the tag!  Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  5. So glad Alexis is okay, what a scare!!  Thanks for all your terrific projects, love them all!!

  6. Very glad that Alexis is doing okay.  It is alwaysa good thing to have friends how work at the ER.  Please say HI to Alexis.  Thanks for sharing with us.  All of your cards are fabulous. LOL     

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