Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm Pullin' For You!

Good afternoon! It has been one hectic day for me! First of all, I woke up at 6:30 (I am not sure why) and after that I just couldn't get back to sleep. That wouldn't be so bad but I didn't fall asleep until after 2! I have had these issues of not being able to fall asleep until 3 or 4 and the days that I do fall asleep at a decent time, I wake up SUPER early (well, early for me). So, since I have apparently become an insomniac who can't sleep (even though I'm tired), I find other ways to keep myself busy. For example, this morning when I woke up I did the dishes AND took some pictures of the recent cards I've made. Haha! Once my husband woke up I was occupied though because we had a funeral this morning. A sweet lady in our church had a stroke a couple of months ago and just didn't pull through. It was sad but it was her time and her husband is at peace with that. After the funeral we came home and as I was preparing lunch, Nick's stucco crew called and asked us if they could come eat at our house over their break. This is not unusual but I had just swept and mopped the floor and Nick has told them not to worry about removing their shoes, so they don't! Well, you can probably imagine what a floor looks like after a bunch of guys covered in stucco tromp all over it. Let's just say I had to sweep again. Great.

Ok, so now that I have rambled on and on, I am going to quickly tell you about today's card! :) On Monday, Leanne and I got together to stamp and she pulled out an adorable image of Flopsy from My Favorite Things. I have loved Flopsy since he was first introduced and had almost forgotten about him so once I saw Leanne's version, I knew it was time to pull him back out! I decided to check out the MFT sketch challenge for the week and discovered that he fit perfectly (almost) so I got to work! I colored him in with my colored pencils and OMS. He was paired up with some Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy" paper and sheer gold ribbon. I sewed the center panel and sponged all of the paper edges with some Antique Linen distress ink. I added some final touches by popping up the sentiment and applying the sweet pearls!

Ok, sorry for the unusually long post! I guess I was just feeling chatty! Hehe! Have a great day and I will be back tomorrow! :)


leanne said...

I love it! Great coloring and nice job with the sketch, friend.

Anonymous said...

Been having fun surfing your site. I had not seen PK powders for a long time.
A couple of suggestions for the sleep. (Hope you don't mind my posting here)I'm sure that you have heard that in dieting not to eat after a certain hour. Well that is not exactly true. I have a fit trying to sleep on an empty stomach. The truth of the matter when it comes to being able to sleep is to not eat carbs before bedtime. Protein will help you sleep better. And 2, if you still have trouble sleeping melatonin that can be bought at a drug store is very helpful and it is a natural sleep aid. Hope this is helpful. Love your site and enjoy what you do.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So cute!! Love it!!

Carolina said...

What an adorable MFT card. Hope you get some much needed sleep soon. I can't offer much help since I tend to go through similar cycles. Hang in there!