Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet {Monday} Sunday #43

Ok, first of all, I promise I wasn't just mad at Karen for those darn tilted panels this week - my modem suddenly died Saturday night (conveniently just as I was complaining ONCE AGAIN about said tilted panels TO that crazy sketch artist Karen herself on facebook - LOL) before I had a chance to publish my blog post...so this is a little late...{but I will say it serves Karen right for forcing those crazy things on me yet again...I mean COME ON...a girl can only take so much!!! LOL}. So anyway, I had to run and pick up a new modem today and was able to get it all installed and up and running after work this evening.

Anyway, here it is - a little late, but it's done - my post for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #43 - and yep - she's forced tilted panels on us again. {sigh}. hee hee. I actually forced myself to stick to the sketch this week. Here's a look at that sketch:And here's a look at my card (tilted panels and all!!):

I used some fun new printed digi papers from the Fra-gee-lay kit by Libby Weifenbach and Tracey Howard (Sweet Shoppe). I absolutely LOVE the papers in this kit and can promise you'll be seeing lots more of them on holiday projects in the upcoming weeks around here!! The ornaments are from the new Holly Jolly set from Verve, stamped in Versafine Black Onyx directly onto printed digi paper and the sentiment is from Ornamental Christmas.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs to see what they've done with the sketch:
Then make your own creation using the sketch as inspiration and head on over to Karen's Post and use Mr. Linky to share it with the rest of us!!

I'm WAAAAY behind on blogging - Joel returned from his week in New Jersey visiting the Grandparents yesterday - it was a good visit, but I think he almost froze to death. It's been like a REALLY long time since either of us experienced anything close to winter and even though I think technically it's not really full-blown winter there yet, it's definitely NOT Maui weather!! But anyway, it often seems like I do pretty much everything around here and Joel's just here for the fun stuff. Nothing like a week of being a single Mom to remind me that nope, he must actually contribute more than I thought because man, when he's not here I don't have time to do CRAP!! I mean seriously - I normally do something crafty almost every day and I think I only stamped or did a digi layout for about an hour TOTAL the entire time he was gone!! The rest of the time was spent just on full-time MOM duty. And I had to COOK. ick. In case you didn't know - I don't cook. Joel does 99.9% of all of our cooking. Ok, maybe I didn't actually cook last week, but I had to actually load Dean in the carseat like every SINGLE evening and then sit there for 5 minutes and make a decision about what we wanted to eat and then drive to Taco Bell or McDonald's or Panda Express or wherever. What a PITA!! So yeah, I kinda missed Joel and it's good to have him home!!! :-) Hopefully I'll get caught up on my blogging this week!

8 comments:

Karen Giron said...

OMG!! We are married to the same man!! I was laughing hysterically when I read your bit about Joel being gone. I do the same thing - I have grand plans to stamp into the wee hours of the night and get ahead in my blog posts, but nope! The kids go to bed and I crash on the couch. Michael does all our cooking too - so I drag the kids all over town to eat, haha! Oh yeah, your card is delicious!! I love that digi paper and since you so devilishly converted me to the dark side, I'll have to go check the kit out. Super cute card, Jen - I love that you kept your crooked panel, as much as it is killing you inside, bwahaha! Ok, I think I'm done with my novel now...

Amy said...

Oh, the colors on your digi papers are so lovely. Mahalo for sharing.

Allison said...

Love the bold colours!

Wendy said...

Seriously, he was cold!! LOL I so wish I could experience that! Damn snow...Hey, the stuff about getting in the van and the drive-in food, you crack me up! I will cook for you when you come here....in the snow!! When my 'first' husband use to go away, didn't feel any different so hense we are divorced...lazy ass he was! The new hubby does tons so if he left, it would be weird! Thanks for the funny story today girl!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

You crack me up!! Oh, the difficult decisions you must have faced at dinnertime. LOL!

Dee Dee said...

Love the ornaments. So funny about driving around looking for food. :)

MacKenzie said...

WOW! Look who did a tilted panel! I'm proud of you!

Maria Gurnsey said...

tilted panels and angles are not a fave of mine either ;)
This is super cute!!

Maria
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