Sunday, July 27, 2008

Soul and Sleep

Good morning. I sure wish I wasn't awake right now, but it is my day to get up with the baby! He is busy getting into all his toy bins, so I'm going to post something quickly and then play with him!

Here is another Splitcoast challenge. This one was to stamp simply: pick a simple layout, some favorite paper, a pretty stamped image, and add ribbon and/or embellishment if we wanted. I wanted. I always want to add embellishment!!


I used an old Heidi Grace striped paper that I've had about 1/2 a sheet left of for several years. I love these colors ! They immediately made me think of my dragonfly stamp, which I then had to make sparkly. I don't know if you can tell, but there are itty bitty rhinestones on each wing! I love the words that are in Unity's Butterfly Beauty kit. "Soul" seemed a simple sentiment, although I don't know what you send a "soul" card for... maybe as a "just because" card?

Baby still isn't sleeping great. We quit the sleep training because he got a bad cold about a week ago, and wasn't even able to sleep in his crib for a couple of nights. He's still not back to 100%, but he's doing much better--just a drippy nose, mainly, and an occasional cough. He won't go to bed without being rocked, and he's up at least twice every night, including his one night feeding, which happens at around 4 or 4:40am. Then he won't go back to sleep without MUCH assistance, and then only until 6 or 6:30, which usually ends up only being an additional hour at the most. Before he was sick, letting him cry when we put him down was SOOOOOO HARD.... but I want sleep! And I want HIM to get sleep!

Well, have a great Sunday, and Happy Stamping!


CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Unity's Butterfly Beauty
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Heidi Grace stripes
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Accessories: dimensionals, eggplant ribbon, tiny gemstones

9 comments:

SeaStar Creations said...

beautiful simple card! not sure how simple it was though -- its very elegant looking :)

sorry to hear that you are having sleep trouble! i could never let my kids cry it out when they were babies which meant a lot of sleepless nights and rocking! it gets better, i promise! nap when he does and hang in :(

Sue Daly said...

Very pretty card. I have not used this set much but should.

Tessa said...

this is so pretty!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you did the ribbon! Hang in there with your son. I had two boys who had trouble sleeping. I couldn't let them cry it out. I'll be thinking of you!

Beanhead said...

What a beautiful card - you make it sound like it's so easy! I hope you get some rest later in the day - 6:47 AM is much to early to be up and blogging!

Mandy said...

Oh, I love those purple and green colors! And the Unity butterfly ROCKS! Great card!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Great design and color combo!

Michelle said...

I love everything about this card! It is beautiful!

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

So pretty. I've been admiring the simplicity of your work and the images that you use. I see they're mostly Unity stamps. Uh oh! I'd better not even go look . . . .