Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #65

Wow! I've been a terrible blogger. I've had an awful week with major caregiver issues concerning my Dad causing an insane amount of stress for my family - and several days off of work for me to deal with helping my Mom take him to doctor's appointments, go to Care Plan meetings, etc. I'll spare you all the details, but it's so frustrating to feel like you finally have everything in place and things are going to work out and then BAM! everything feels like it's crumbling apart again. On top of all of this, I have been sick for a few weeks now with what started out as just a little cold that turned into a full-blown major sinus infection earlier this week along with chest congestion and a gnarly case of laryngitis that has left me with almost no voice at all (I'm sure Joel is secretly loving that! ha!) and to top it all off the worst case of PINK EYE, of all things, I've ever seen! What the eff? (pardon my fake bad language, but it's just been one of those weeks! LOL). I'm sure all of the stress didn't help.

So anyway, I'm behind on EVERYTHING - I haven't been able to stamp or craft all week and I didn't think I was going to get to play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this week. But I was in serious need of a little Stamp Therapy this afternoon and even though my MoJo seems to be hiding wherever my immune system ran off to, I did manage to whip something up with this week's sketch:


I used the super adorable Rock-a-Bye set from Clear and Simple Stamps to create this little 3.5 x 5 inch baby card - the perfect size to slip a little gift card into or to attach to the front of a small baby shower gift!


Card Details:
Stamps: Rock-a-Bye (CSS)
Paper: Kraft Like a Rock Star, Simply Blue-tiful, Dish all the Dirt Brown, On the Catwalk Cream Cardstock (CSS)
Ink: A Blanc Check (CSS); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Hobby knife; Hemp Twine; Simply Blue-tiful Button (CSS)

be sure to stop by the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs to see what they've done with the sketch...
Then play along with us and post your own creation using InLinkz over on today's post on Karen's Blog!

11 comments:

Adlewiess said...

So nice and sweet Jen - hope the stamping therapy helped with your awful awful week and that you get time to do lots more this week!!! Sounds like you need it...xxx

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Jen!!! You are absolutely AMAZING!!! This is GORGEOUS and soooooo CUTE!!! I hope the stamping therapy helped and put a smile on your beautiful face.

xx Sarah

Julie said...

Fabulous CAS card, great job! Hope things get straightened out with your dad and that you are feeling better soon. ((hugs))

Pam Speidel said...

What the eff! ;) Sooo sorry to hear all you've been going through Jen! Take care and keep smiling and stamping! Love your cute card...it's perfect for this sketch! Hugs & smiles, Pam :)

Wendy said...

Do you want me to come there and help you out...I am there for you girl! I just need free room and board!! LOL But seriously, WTF!!! When it rains it pours and for you, it is hurricane! Rory's Mom is still on the waiting list for a facility so I know what you are going thru! I so hope you feel better soon girlfriend! Oh ya, love the card!

Nancy Riley said...

Jen, wishing I could take all your stresses away. You and your family are in my prayers.

Your card is super duper cute! I can't believe you pulled it together with all you have going on right now! You're amazing!

Vicki said...

Soooo adorable!!

Chris said...

what a sweet card, I'm glad you could escape the week's stress. If the stress starts to build again, take a tour through your blog and find a post from one of your happy days and read it over and over till you can reclaim those feelings.
Hey, you live in paradise, look out the window.

Karen Motz said...

Jen, your card is SO adorable!!! I'm happy to see you had time for a little stamp therapy amongst all the craziness of your week. Hopefully this week will be a hundred times better for you and your family!!

Justine said...

This is adorable Jen. I'm so sorry to hear about all of your whoas. If it isn't one thing it is another. Would love to chat and catch up but my schedule has been crazy also. I've been stateside twice since the end of Feb. We bot a home and will be moving to the mainland in June. Anyhow wanted you to know I was checking in and hoping you feel better soon. Hugz to you and the fam

Basement Stamper said...

Jen, so sorry to hear of all the things you are going through with your father, I'm sure it is very difficult. I hope that you get to feeling better real soon, I went through the sinus infection thing last year to the point I had to have a CT Scan done.

Great card, love the size of it and the colors you used!