Tuesday, November 13, 2007


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!


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!


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!