So, when my children are ill and vomiting, I tend to try to occupy myself with busy work in between ‘episodes’, so that I don’t freak out about what’s happening to them and end up frightening them because I’m so uptight and… well, freaked out.
Two of them have been down and out since Wednesday this week, so I spent a bit of my angst on Thursday by creating cards. Six cards, to be exact. In one day.
(I know!! You’re wondering how on earth I can work card making in while they’re going through all this vomiting!! It’s weird, I know. Soooo very weird! But I don’t know what else to do with myself while we’re anxiously waiting for what’s up next – if you know what I mean. So while they rest temporarily, I very nervously make a card. Bizarre, really, I know. But it helps keep me calm. And keeping me calm helps keep them calm. Which makes a big difference!)
My girls are finally feeling better today, so I may be finished burning up all that nervous energy. But I don’t mind!!! I’d rather have my little ones healthy and well and me with no cards, rather than them not well and me having a bunch of cards! We’ll see how Little Man fares in the next day or two – I’m hoping the bug will just pass him by without a second glance.
At any rate, I have a card to share with you. 😉 Haha! This one was created for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #112:
As you know, I put a lot of effort into cards for Christmas this year. So I’m about spent on Christmas-themed cards, and basically only used the colors from the beautiful inspiration photo.
So I made a little Thinking of You card instead with this color combo, using my Botanical Silhouettes stamp set.
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Really simple. Because, let’s face it, though I’m trying to spend nervous energy by making cards while my children are ill, under the circumstances, I don’t necessarily have a lot of brain power to invest, whilst having to drop everything and run in a split second when their lunch comes flyin’ back out at me!
TMI. I know. Sorry.
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Rustic White, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Inks: Chestnut, Chianti, Moss Green (Colorbox); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Lace (Offray); Pearls (Recollections, from Michaels)
Tools: Rounded Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Scor-Buddy