Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PSA- Injury Prevention

Last tip of the year: When trying to unclog the tip of a dried up glue bottle, do NOT hold the glue with one hand and attempt to quickly jab your paper piercing tool into the tiny hole---Bad things can happen!

Exhibit A: My thumb
But, I am happy because:
1. It could have been way worse. Because of the way I was holding the bottle, the piercing tool did not go into my finger deeply (You can see the path right through my thumb--so it was pretty superficial!)
AND
2. It took me until the last day of 2008 to get a craft related injury this year! Can I hear a "whoot!"

Stamping is a dangerous job--but someone's got to do it!

*Giggle*

49 comments:

Jingle said...

Oh, paper piercers are evil! LOL! Congrats on making it 364 days, though, without a scrappy injury! LOL!

i {heart} papers said...

Ah yes...I've done that! And that is why my piercing tool is now called the "pokey tool of death."

Heal up...and have a great new year!

StampinCathy said...

Wow only 1 injury this year. Not that is something to celebrate. Maybe I should try another way after seeing this! LOL Have a great New Year!

Shirley said...

I bet that hurt.... but only one injury in a year.... thats doing good........
Happy New Years

Ifat Art said...

lol... you cracked me up...
Sorry about your thumb I hope it'll heal quickly.

Note to self: always listen to Cammie about craft injuries... hehe...

IfatArt

Bee said...

You are right, it is no small wonder that we don't injure ourselves more often with this crazy hobbie!.... ;-)
Happy New Year to you! :-)

Ashley said...

Cammie, are you trying to make me faint?? ACK! Blood before breakfast!

And I've done this many times. Good for you for informing the masses! I hope your thumb feels better soon!

Christie said...

I'm so glad you put your life at risk everyday for us!!! :0)

Karolyn Loncon said...

Silly girl!! Thanks for making me smile, even if it was at the expense of your poor little thumb!! Happy New Year!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh no! I do this all the time!!!!! I think you are doing really well if this is your first injury of the year (: I wish I could say that! I love your Valentines card (:

Nicole said...

CAMMIE GIRL!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!
I do that all the time, unclog with a paper piercer, maybe I won't do that again!
I hope you medicate it well and often!
Soak that sucker in some Hydrogen peroxide or something!!!!!!

Happy New Year, Girly!
Nicole

Sonya said...

ouch....dont you just hate it when your craft items hurt you..lol

I took off the tip of my finger with my exacto knife...ouchies.

Like you said though, it could of been worse.

Christi said...

I've so been there! Kudos for making it the whole year without a stamping-related injury. I wish I could say the same for myself! LOL Happy New Year!!

CountessLaurie said...

Youch! *Shivers* Thank goodness I don't have a paper piercing tool. Them things are d-a-n-g-e-r-o-u-s!

Thanks for the warning!!!

Gabriela said...

Man that must have hurt! ...and throbbed! I admire your quick thinking though by grabbing the camera and knowing blog fodder when you see it, or even when you inadvertently create it... I hope your thumb heals quickly.

kellygrl27 said...

I'm laughing out loud! I can't believe you had the forethought to grab your camera (and hopefully not get any blood on it!) Thanks for making my day!

Deb Neerman said...

LOLOL! Don't mean to laff at your pain ... and I'm so sorry you have an ouchie, but the way you wrote about it is too funny!

Well, you almost made it safely through the year ... some of us haven't been nearly as lucky, lol!

Between my Tonic guillotine paper cutter, my craft knife, my possessed paper piercer, and the misnamed "safety scissors," I've been bleedin' on projects the better part of the entire year. Good thing red's my color ...

May you have a happy, HEALTHY, and prosperous 2009, Cammie! And thanks so very much for all the wonderful inspiration in 2008!

~Hugs, Deb

Alli Miles said...

I do the exact same thing and have also been injured!!!

All the best to you crafty Cammie!! Somebody does have to do the job and I am sure glad you do it.

I think you and I need to do a challenge in the near future. What do you think?

Joanne B. said...

OMG, I just screamed and gagged a little at the same time.

Be careful girlfriend!

Kirsten said...

Geesh, my first inclination after seeing that pic was to giggle at the fact that it takes a pretty consciences stamper to risk potential tetanus in an effort to prevent future injuries to fellow stampers, but after reading all of the concerned comments, I'm feeling a little bad about that...so...

Hope your finger feels better,
Cams! :)

xox

Lorie said...

Yikes! That will smart for a little while. Hope you feel better very soon though!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

LOL Carolyn!!! Hope you heal soon! Happy New Years...I know this won't keep you done for long..chris

Whimsey said...

WHOOT, WHOOT!

Honestly...thrilled you are OKAY!!!

6 wacky women said...

OUCH!!
That looks like it really hurts. Just looking at it gave me goose bumps. Hope it heals up fast and stay away from anymore sharp objects til 2009...lol.

Have a great new year!
Karen

Rita said...

LOL, thanks for the laugh today...sorry I don't mean to be mean by laughing but I'm glad it wasn't worse. Any compensation for the injured party? Like more stamps???? That could ease the pain I think!!!

Jenn said...

I did this the second day at convention during our make-n-take session! (Luckily, I had gotten a swap earlier in the day that was a mini first-aid kit that included a band-aid!!!) It hurt for a week. Hope it heals quickly for you!!!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

hahahahaha, too funny!

Judi said...

Ouch! Oh, the pain we endure to stamp! lol Happy New Year!

retiredheather said...

Glad that is all that got hurt. Have a fantastic 2009
Hugs
Heather

Tracey said...

A little pain is a small sacrifice for all of the fantastic stamping you create!! Glad you are okay.

A very happy New Year to you!!

Anonymous said...

Ouch!!!!
I have tried to tell my husband that my hobby is very dangerous, but he doesn't believe me... I will have to show hime exhibit A! I fell victim to my paper trimmer earlier this year... I can relate.
I think a little Crystal Effects on it will heal it up! (they use glue in the medical field as I am sure you know!)
Diane
diane7@rogers.com

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I've DONE that!! Owwwwwie!

...I'm such a clutz and injure myself more times than I care to admit. You know those "# of days injury free" signs that they post on construction sites??...my husband suggested I set up something like that on my blog just to show everyone how proud I am when I make it a COUPLE DAYS without injury. Haha! Yeah, he's a funny guy.

Renee G said...

Cammie!~

Oh my word! At first i thought you just poked your finger and that was blood running down...(is that blood...? blahhhhah from the movie cheaper by the dozen) then i realized that it was a through and through...(sorry hubby is a cop..) OH man that had to hurt badly!!!! My hubby is scared with me around "tools" I do have my own table saw and other power tools..and he is for ever telling me to be careful. I once cut a huge gum ball for my son..with a knife...(round ball..slippery surface...do the math) and about cut the tip of my finger off...it was hangin on even cut through the finger nail! Have a lovely scar! So you be careful...and heal fast! Happy New Year! Renee'

Elaine said...

Ouch! Thank goodness it wasn't worse. Hope you feel better! Have a Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

If this is your one and only injury for 2008 then hats off to you!! It's an ouchie one as well!!! Cover it with a bandage and keep crafting!!

catdidit said...

WOOT!!! You go sistah!! Good one! *high fives you on the other hand* but OUCH!! Dang, when you do it you do it good at least, haha! No simple little needle poke for you..nope! You too good for THAT, rofl.

Wishing you a wonderfully Happy New Year Cammie! And am so glad I have got to 'know' you! One of these days all of us Texans gonna get together!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL thanks for making me feel ill...haha...blood and I don't get along. So glad you only had ONE injury this year...next year...let's try to beat that with NONE ;)
Happy New Year Girl!

mochamama said...

ooouuuuccchhhh!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Alright!! Who takes a picture of their bleeding thumb that they effectively pierced!?!?!?! You, my friend, are a complete NUT!!! What more can I say?!?!

Donna said...

cool! well at least you didn't run your big toe over with your chair like a certain someone in March and have it turn BLACK & finally grow out/fall off in NOVEMBER! yep that was me. Oh and tonight, I got stabbed in the foot with a turkey bone (don't ask)

jules p said...

Whoot! Whoot!

Crafting is a dangerous job and someone does have to do it. ;);)

Elena said...

Oh, no Cammie! Hope you thumb feels better now!

A Stroke Above said...

You are being cute, but that had to hurt..fingers have so many nerves. But you won't let a little thing like an end of the year injury hamper you for the whole year, now will you? Linda Crowder

Lynette said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you that it was only as bad as it was - that could have been awful! Here's the mom in me - please be careful!!

Nancy said...

Oh yes, the things we indure for our craft...the paper/body piercer, burns from the heat gun, slip and slice by the X-acto knife, attached to the project by glue, tired eye syndrome, brain fog, chair butt. :) It's a wonder OSHA hasn't gotten wind of it! hee hee!

Hope your thumb gets better quickly!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Melanie said...

sorry, you didn't get any blood on the CARD, THOUGH, RIGHT???the CARD is okay, right???? ;;)

If it makes you feel any better I sat on a thumb tack tday, it went all! the way! in! I feel like I had a tetanus short!! (maybe I need one!!)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OUCHIE!!!!!!! You cracked me up though with your comment about making it to the last day of 2008!!! LOL Wishing you a completely injuryLESS 2009!!!!

stampqueen said...

Only one injury last year - wish I could say that - I am an experct klutz!!!! And I have already managed to injure myself this year already - helping my daughter staple a canvus to a frame....my DD's words "AGAIN" LOL

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Whoot...and Ouch! dh cringes every time I pick up a knife or sharp object...I have a tendency to do things like this all the time.
hugs, Jami