Tuesday, November 13, 2007

SO BLESSED!!

Today started out stinky---literally STINKY!

I woke up at 1:00 am to a stinky house. A skunk had let loose under our home. YUCK! Not the best way to start my day. I was cranky and a bit bitter. However, we have started a no complaining rule in our house. So, I was forced to find the blessings in this day:

--I have a home to get skunked
--The bedrooms and the bathrooms are not stinky (so our clothes are not stinky)
--We have zoned heating so I can turn off the heat where it stinks and air out the house without freezing the bedrooms or wasting electricity
--The dog did not get skunked
--It is unseasonably warm today (supposed to get to 60F) and sunny
--The skunkiness is on the opposite side of the house from my stamping stuff
--DH's stinky running clothes don't smell so bad (in comparison)


Then I got online this morning and two of my stamping buddies (Shelly and Judy) had a challenge: A card with "So Very _____________", with no flowers, and using the colors Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky (which I substituted Cool Caribbean since I am Sky-less). So that inspired this card with even MORE blessings:

--I have so many stamps that there are ones that have not seen in in MONTHS (true for all the stamps used on this card)
--I have friends to stamp *with* (though they live FAR away)
--I have plenty of clothes to wear to keep me warm while I am stamping (it is 45 F in the house)

So, here, finally, is the card.

It was inspired by CPS #39. Not sure if I took too many liberties with the bottom and the ribbon, or not. But it is a great sketch to work with! The zipper pull also says *blessed*.

Materials Used:
  • Stamps: Zoofari, So Very, and Polka Dot & Paisley by SU!
  • Ink: Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean

  • Paper: Water Color paper, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean

  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayon (Chocolate Chip), Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals, Sm. Corner rounder, Ribbon, Zipper pull ,

Thanks for stopping by--Have a BLESSED day!

3 comments:

Lynda said...

Hi Juliana!
Your post is hilarious! Especially about your husbands clothes not smelling so bad! Actually, being skunked can't be fun and I think you are dealing with it quite well!!! Your card is darling!

~Lynda

Rose Ann said...

Sorry about the skunking! Loved reading those blessings...especially DH's stinky clothes comment.

Your card is so cute, and you did a fabulous job with the coloring!

JAR said...

Beautiful job, Jules -- it is so cute!! I empathize with you on the skunk thing -- been there; done that --- TOO many times!! hahaha

Your zipper pull is just the right touch! You skunked me on this challenge!! LOL Awesome card!