Quick & Easy Cards and a Rough Night
Here’s my third installment of Quick & Easy Cards. These cards use the Stampin’ Up!® Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends Stamp Sets. These days, I need quick and easy cards. I’ll tell you about my cards first, then I’ll let you know about my day. (Just a warning – if you’re one of my dear friends attending OnStage in Orlando, don’t expect an amazing pillow gift from me. If you get even a card swap, you should feel honored! My life is crazy right now.)
Both of these cards use the same basic supplies. The top one uses the Stampin’ Up!® Bella & Friends Stamp Set. What a cute little doggie! This is one of the cards Amelia and I were going to make at my craft day, but she decided Christy’s cards were more fun. Preschoolers!
For the Bella & Friends card, I stamped the cupcake image repeatedly on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the dog in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White. I colored him with Crumb Cake and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends.
I die-cut the dog with Layering Circles Framelits, and die-cut a circle from Lovely Lipstick Cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Then all that was left was to layer everything to a Bermuda Bay card base.
The Pretty Kitty Card is very similar. I stamped the cat image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die-cut with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. Again, I used a slightly larger Stitched Shapes Framelits Die to die-cut the Lovely Lipstick stitched circle. I colored the image using Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Call Me Clover, Cajun Craze, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
I stamped the floral image from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then used Petal Pink, Call Me Clover, and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends to color the image. Then I added the stamped and Lovely Lipstick Circle layers to the Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
So this was my day today. I picked my lovely Amelia up at 10:30 this morning. She was hungry (she’s always hungry; she’s a growing four year-old!), so after doing a little work at the office, we headed to Chick Fil-a for lunch. That’s her favorite restaurant.
We had a wonderful time, and she had a blast playing with other kids in the play area. Then we had to run a few errands. I needed some things to take with me to OnStage Live in Orlando, so we went shopping. I spent a lot more than I had planned, of course, since I had a helper.
Once we got home, I had a few phone calls to return and some business to attend to, and then… we played. She watered the plants where she had left her two pet caterpillars (Bob & Ed), played hopscotch, and played with the dog next door. And then, since her mom had to work until 8 p.m. and she was pretty dirty from playing with Bob & Ed, she took a bath. Everything was going great. Her daddy came by to see her before he had to go to work, and they had a fun time together.
All of a sudden, Amelia said her throat hurt. She’s had a runny nose and cough for a few days, so that didn’t surprise me, but then she started crying. Her dad held her. I held her. Katelyn had dropped by, so she held her and got into bed with her. Nothing seemed to comfort her. She gave Wes a hug before he left for work. And then…
Then we had our own version of The Exorcist. More stuff came out of that girl than could have possibly entered today. And then more came out. True confession – whenever the boys had projectile vomiting, Mike was in charge. He handled it much better
than I did – with dogs, cats, and kids. I didn’t mind helping with the clean up or holding and comforting kids, but while the process was going on, Mike was the rock. Sadly, my rock wasn’t home yet when this eruption was happening.
I don’t want to “toot” my own horn here, but for someone who can’t handle vomit, I think I did very well. I cleaned up the girl (with Katelyn’s help), cleaned up me (yeah, I got thrown up on. Not once, not twice, but three times tonight. Our water bill is going to be crazy this month.), and I cleaned up the floor.
Before the eruption, I was starting dinner for Mike, Amelia, Katelyn (who hadn’t gotten to eat all day due to car issues) and me. Well, that was on halt. While I was cleaning up the floor, I heard, “I’m stuck.” What? Katelyn said, “I’m really stuck.”
We have these gorgeous door handles in our house. They’re very pretty, but they do tend to grab belt loops, pockets, and more as you walk by. Usually you can get out of the trap, but Katelyn was stuck to the door.
So when you have dinner cooking but you can’t get to it, and a baby throwing up all over you, you can’t help but laugh when your 20-something almost daughter-in-law is stuck to the bathroom door. I tried to loosen her, but her belt loop and sweater were knotted in the loopy part of the door handle. She was seriously stuck.
Poor Amelia was so tired and feeling so bad and crying, but Katelyn and I were cracking up because she was stuck to the bathroom door for – well, ever. I tried for 20 minutes to get her loose, but there was no way she was getting out. Finally, I took the handle off the door. I think it was even funnier watching her clank around the house with a door handle stuck to her sweater.
After all this, Mike came home with meds for Amelia and some Ginger Ale. She seemed to be doing better, and even slept a little bit. Then, just before she was picked up to go to her mom’s house for the night, she threw up again – this time down my shirt. (Mike was extremely impressed, because he knew my “vomit meter” was over the red zone. But this was my granddaughter, so vomit down my shirt didn’t phase me at all. Go figure.)
At last report, Miss Amelia is doing very well. That’s good- because she’s planning on being Rapunzel for Halloween and I’d hate for her to miss her big night. And no one can be sick when we’re planning to go to Orlando, FL next week!
And – best news (besides the girlie feeling better) – Katelyn is free! While I was cleaning up the ick and taking a shower, Katelyn finished dinner for me (and it was delicious! Guess who’s going to be cooking when we’re in Orlando?). While were were eating, I picked up the door knob, and moved it around a bit. It fell right off her sweater. I guess it just needed a little rest.
So Amelia is having a restful night, Katelyn is free from the bathroom door, and I have a super long blog post. Google, I hope you love me today!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope you have a lovely day!