10.26.2011

WOYWW and On Why I May Have Shown Up To Work Smelling Like Vodka

No. I am not a lush who takes shots before heading out on my 50 mile commute. Let's just get THAT out of the way! Although, some days...... HA! BUT...I get out of the shower this morning and grabbed a kleenex to wipe something down and notice there is blood on it...that's odd. Then I notice that there is actually quite a bit on my hand. That's even MORE odd. I figure it's a hang nail or something and turn to the sink to wash it off and investigate. Upon getting to the sink and viewing the reflection in the mirror, I find that it is not my hand bleeding, but rather my FACE! There was a tiny dot thing on my face yesterday, you see. It wasn't a zit, or at least, didn't seem like one. It was red and looked like a tiny blood blister or something. I have no idea how one would go about getting one of those on one's face, so I just figured whatever it was, it would work itself out and go away in time. That works for me. HOWEVER...apparently when I dried my face off after getting out of the shower, I must have caused it to start bleeding. Fine. I grab a tissue and dab a bit. It won't stop. Seriously? So...I apply pressure. Pressure stops bleeding, right? Right. Not right. Pressure did precisely nothing. Just say'n. SOooooo....hydrogen peroxide. Got it. Pulled that out from under the sink and applied.

Useless.

Seriously???? Is nothing going to get my face to stop spewing blood? This isn't good. So, I look for alcohol under the sink. Yes, it will likely sting, but it should work, right? No alcohol under the sink. And OF COURSE I completely forgot about the first aid kit that contains alcohol swabs. So..what's a girl to do? Well, there's vodka in the freezer.....hmmmmmmmm......

Yup. I went to the freezer, pulled out a bottle of Absolut Mandarin and attempted to use THAT to stop the bleeding. Yes, it stung a little, but not NEARLY as much as I thought it would. Rather disappointing, actually...very UNlike the movies. Just say'n.

Did it work, you ask? Of course not. That would have been too easy. You know...vodka is ALWAYS the easy way out, right? No? Hmmm....I didn't think so either, but apparently, my morning fun still had no end in site. I was seriously wondering if this was just going to bleed all day long and then began considering how much blood loss that would actually be....HA!

Styptic Stick. Do you own one? If not, go to the pharmacy and buy one! I had forgotten about it until this last desperate moment, but then I finally grabbed it from the medicine cabinet and, after three applications, the bleeding finally stopped. Whew! It was rather insane, I tell you! But, anyway, that's why I may have shown up to work smelling a bit like Absolut Mandarin. Just say'n.

Now...onto my workspace...this is a phone shot, so I had to lighten it up a bit and it is still kinda dark, but it shows my fun desk right now!
WOYWW 10/25/2011


You are looking at a stack of some fresh new Skipping Stones Design stamps that I am super excited to play with and there *might* be a set for me to giveaway in that pile, too. Hmmmm.....something to consider. You also see some fun goodies from Creative Impressions that will be in my work soon AND a couple of sketches that I already completed, but may do again this week 'cause I kinda like 'em. Just say'n.

And here is a little card that I wanted to share, as well. I stitched the accent with variegated embroidery floss to get the flow of color and then used two ink colors to get a nice ombre type look on the sentiment.

Stitched Congratulations


Just a pretty little Congratulations card. I am linking this up to the My Time To Craft Quite White challenge!

So, that's all for today. Although, I would imagine that vodka, a pink cuteness card, and my crazy workspace is quite enough. HA! Happy Wednesday!

Jingle Out!

46 comments:

  1. your card is just too cute! love the stitching!

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  2. And that's just the middle of the week!? I'd curious to see by Friday what's up, LOL. As always, I enjoy seeing your art desk, although for a laugh you should have put the vodka bottle and a glass sitting in the mess:) LOL. Glad to hear that the story didn't end with hospitalization! Put a bandaid on in case there are vampires lurking....(grin). Have a great rest of the day Jennifer, and drink some orange juice with the next shot....I'm just saying!
    Cheers! ox

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  3. Understand about the desk:):) Love the simple card~love simple!!!!

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  4. Good story... hehehe. Next time, try rubbing a stick of deodorant on it. The aluminum chloride in the deodorant stops bleeding :P

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  5. Your card is fun. Glad you are okay.

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  6. Hahahaha, you make me laugh! I love your busy desk and your card today is just perfect! :)

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  7. You poor lil' thing! What a way to start the morning! Yet, despite your dilemma, you managed to make us all grin! Seriously, once you are ABSOLUTELY certain you won't start the place bleeding again, IF you have some of those liquid bandage sticks (they come in a package of like 6 and have an adhesive attached to the swab end) apply that, & by the time it wears off, the spot will be healed. In the meantime, it's protected from stuff WITHOUT your having to sport a big old honkin' bandage! As for your desk, LOTS of interesting things to see there! And your pink-stitched card? Well, I MUST say, "Congratulations on doing such a pretty piece!" I think you should send yourself a - what else? - CONGRATULATORY CARD! BWAHAHAHA! (It's WAY to early for my silliness, huh? Pass the vodka, please!)

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  8. Lovely card and what a great excuse to hit the bottle early in the morning!! Valerie

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  9. Okay first, I would have taken a shot of said vodka just because you had to go through all that...second, did you not think to use Adirondack ink/ alcohol blending stuff..I think it is just alcohol...and it could of been considered crafting just maybe lol and Last I love your card, very sweet and clean and pink..I love Pink!

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  10. so glad you got that bleeding under control! we would have hated to lose you!
    lol!
    have a great day dear
    xoxo
    vivian

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  11. Blimey sounds like far to an exciting start to a day - could be worse you could smell of TCP.......

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  12. Thats not the best ways to start your day. Poor you.
    A x

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  13. So did they buy that story? Amazing how a little thing can just bleed! Sweet card, love the stitching!

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  14. Love the white card and the stitching! Very nice!

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  15. OH MY...I would have looked inthe mirror and my wild imagination would have thought that "something" had gotten me and then I would have fallen dead in the floor...no...not really but sine it's Halloween time I thought it sounded cool. (yeah..wayyy to much coffee this morning I think)I'm so happy you finally got it to stop bleeding. YIKES..that would have made for a very long day at the office!!

    Love the card...I really like how you use different items to make them POP!! Love all the things on your desk too...you always give inspiration by letting us peek!!

    HUGS

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  16. Your post titles are to funny!

    And I love your sweet card! Love the cross stitching :)

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  17. What an adventure you had! Glad you were able to solve the problem. Love your creative work space! It looks a lot like mine. When the ideas are flowing being tidy is the Last thing on my mind! LOL
    Love the simplicity of your card!

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  18. Lovely card, just right for our challenge at MTTC this week, thanks for sharing.

    Pat xx

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  19. What a way to start your day, but you have a great story to tell.

    Cute card! Love the cross stitching.

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  20. Funny post Jingle - hope you are OK now though. x Jo

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  21. Hiya Jingle - in the next day or two I've got a post coming up with a picture of my craft space while a "work is in progress" Whew! Sometimes it's outta control. Wonder if I can work vodka into that some how? Hmmm.... whatever it takes, right? Just sayin'

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  22. quite a morning you had! Hope you didn't get funny looks! gorgeous card, love the stitching!
    have a great day, Debxx

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  23. cute card! love variegated thread. And I'm glad you didn't bleed to death

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  24. hmm, you need to get the blemish that bled checked out by a dermatologist please. You should NOT need to cauterise your face under any circumstances.

    Love the card,

    went to get you your Happy Christmas stamp - ha ha ha - thereby hangs a tale (not so entertaining as yours).

    I will blog it Sunday as I have a stupidly busy time until then, I will mail your stamp Saturday.

    dx

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  25. Hi hun, cute card and a really funny post, but keep an eye on that spot as it sounds weird and slightly worrying, Jo x

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  26. Hey sounds like a fun morning not!!!!
    Love the stitching it looks brilliant.xxxx

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  27. Ahh vodka a girl after my own heart!
    Nina x
    Check out Design Team call on our blog

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  28. Hell, I woulda just DRANK the Vodka and then I would have to think about the bleeding! LOL
    Stamps shore do look purdy!!! Just say'n! *wink* *wink*

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  29. Pretty card. Great looking desk..had to enlarge - like the stamps very much - and the packet of tapes - yum! Glad you got the bleeding under control...getting to work with a floppy face is not as good a look as a perfume of Absolut Mandarin.....funny you should mention it...we were erm..employing Absolut Raspberry to parched throats at the weekend - I recommend that as a treatment!!

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  30. You should have just drunk the vodka and then you would have forgotten about the bleeding!!
    Pretty card tho and you could have used white cotton thread and then turned it red!! LOL!!

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  31. That's crazy!! What was it? A blister? I had a little blood encounter yesterday when my son (age 6) got a bloody nose, freaked out and somehow got blood all over the place. My bathroom looked like a crime scene. Then I discovered he got some blood in the carpet. So I now have in my computer history a search term for "how to get blood out of carpet." I hope CSI doesn't investigate me!

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  32. You've always got a creative mess going on, on your desk! LOL.

    Your card is simple, but very attractive.

    And, silly girl, you're supposed to DRINK the vodka to get the bleeding to stop. Yeah, that's it. heehee. (But you're right - not before a 50 mile commute....holy crappers, 50 miles?!!!)

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  33. Love your card, sweet and simple.

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  34. ugh the bleeding! That did not read as a fun experience and definitely was way too challenging in the morning for anyone to face if you can't have a little something stronger than coffee. ;-) Now that makes me sound like a...never, not me. But I would have been freakin' out about the blood. Onto your card it's adorable! Love the stitching. Hoping tomorrow is a little less traumatizing for you. :-) Amy

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  35. Great work desk...mine is filled with scarecrow pieces from the kids. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  36. gosh, for a while i thought it was something serious. glad you got it under control! seems like you could use those stamps in a lot of projects. thanks for sharing!

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  37. Your story is told so humorously but I am glad you were able to stop the bleeding eventually! I wonder what that was all about?
    Your pink and white card is simply perfection! Very clean and simple and pretty!
    xoxo Karen

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  38. Wow 50 miles to work, how long does that take you?
    As for your blood gushing face. I remember someone told me (when I was young) that if I picked off a birthmark I would bleed to death.
    Alwasy wondered how long that would take out of that little hole, lol.
    Your card is pretty, simple and pretty :)

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  39. You're so funny! I did the desk-cleaning thing this week, too!

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  40. Glad you managed to stem the bleeding in the end. We do have one of those styptic sticks, but it is in the dog first aid kit, supposedly to stop bleeding when we cut the dog's claws to close. It does not work there, probably because it is very difficult to keep an energetic dog still long enough to apply it properly. Those cards are so pretty and effective.

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  41. Thank goodness there were no vampires in the room ... LOL ... too funny!

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  42. There are worse things you could smell like. The variegated floss is pure magic!

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  43. Hey I'm with Boone. You should get that thing checked out!!

    Love your orderly desk! Ha! My whole house looks like that right now... what a bad order week example I am!!

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  44. The same thing happened to me once when we were staying with my parents. I knocked the top off a tiny mole on my neck and was panicking because it just wouldn't stop bleeding. My dad lent me his styptic stick and it stopped it! Weird how the clotting mechanism doesn't seem to work on some of these little things, isn't it.

    Love your messy desk - so creative and fun!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

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  45. Hi, I'm here for the first time, but I have to tell you that your card is amazing!!! So simple and so beautiful!

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