Hello, Stamping Friends! I know some of you have noticed, but for those of you who haven’t, I didn’t get to blog at all last week. It seemed weird. A huge thanks to those of you who reached out to see if I was ok (or still alive!).
Before I go further, if you don’t want to hear my sad weekly story, scroll down until you see the card for today.
It was a crazy week, for sure. It started on Friday (February 7). I agreed to be a driver for the field trip that afternoon for Amelia’s school. First, let me say that just because you have enough seat belts and head rests for five kids in the back two rows of your car doesn’t mean you have room for five kids in the back two rows. I generously offered to drive five kids, and I thought I was going to have to leave one behind. I didn’t factor in the extra 10″ (I’m guessing; it may be more or less) per car seat. We finally got there, but as the afternoon wore on, I noticed Amelia flagging. She didn’t want to play, so she sat on my lap. I felt her head and it was warm. I couldn’t take her home and leave the other four kids at the site, so we snuggled until the event was over. Then I fought to get five kids and their car seats into a car that wasn’t big enough for five kids and car seats. As soon as we got back to the school, I dropped everyone off and headed home. Amelia ended up in tears at our house. “Seesa, please make me feel better!” My heart broke. I texted her dad who brought pain meds over on his way to work. He is a hero!
I’ll leave out most of the details from here on out, but between Amelia, Dad, and Mike (oh, did I mention Mike was having problems from some dental work he had?), I was either on the 2nd floor, babysitting my grand, or in the ER with Mike.
The rest of the week was the same. I had to cancel my first class/workshop in 17 years (except for weather). but then Mike decided I needed to get checked out for high blood pressure. So between a sick dad, a sick granddaughter, and a sick husband I needed to add a sick me? NOOOOO!
Yes. My blood pressure was a bit high. (Well, seriously??? With all of this?) So I now have a prescription for meds- which I hate, but for now it’s just a diuretic, so I can live with that.
So I realized when I was in my dad’s room that there are no cards or flowers or balloons. There’s no room for flowers and balloons, and it would just make more work for us when we take Dad home, so that’s ok. But cards don’t take up too much room, right? So this is for my dad who has always been there for me no matter what I’m going through.
This card uses some second release Sale-a-bration (SAB) products that you can order beginning March 3. First is my favorite – the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I love this Rose Gold/Silver Foil Design. I colored the flowers with Rococo Rose Dark Combo Stampin’ Blends, and the leaves with Granny Apple Green Dark Combo Stampin’ Blends. I think the Granny Apple Green really pops with the dustiness of the Rococo Rococo Rose.
Another new SAB release is the Tags in Bloom Set. I stamped the sentiment from the Tags in Bloom Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad. Then I diecut the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Famelits.
Thanks for hanging in there with me during this crazy week! And thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!