Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fish and Chips and Love Always

Happy Saturday. I'm, once again, exhausted. I'm thinking I should change the name of my blog to one of the following:

1. Exhausted Mom and Stamper
2. Stamping with Toothpicks (holding my eyes open)
3. Stamping with Jeszzzz..............
4. Stamp or Sleep? Stamp or Sleep? Hmmmm....
5. Always Tired, but Never too Tired to Stamp

What do you think? :-)

I may actually have to stamp something again soon, because I only have a few more Dare to Get Dirty Challenges to share with you! The first one was to include a "clear element" on a long card. So I made my card clear--can you tell? The second one was to take inspiration from a fabulous cake that was black and green with swirly designs. Fun stuff!

I love the little pearl accents in the middle of the Always card. Such a sweet detail, if I may toot my own horn! :-)

We had a fabulous time at the Dublin Irish Festival last night. We got some great walking exercise, heard some fabulous Irish music, ate some yummy Irish food, browsed some fun Irish shopping, and watched some beautiful Irish dancing. We discovered that the baby REALLY doesn't like loud noises like drum and bagpipe corps. We'll have to try again next year, because that is some super awesome music to hear! We also discovered that he likes fish and chips. Maybe? I gave him a few bites of mine, and he gummed them around a bit.

Once again, however, he did NOT sleep well, and I'm about at my wit's end! He used to be such a great sleeper! Now he's up ever 3 hours or so, all night long, and up for good around 5 or 5:30!!! GRRR!!!! But, as usual, I'm not REALLY complaining. I love my baby. I love being a mommy. I'm just super tired! I should be sleeping right now, since he's napping. But it takes me a long time to actually FALL asleep, and since his naps generally last only about 30 minutes, it just isn't worth it to me, because I might only get 5 minutes or so of sleep!

Stamps: Big Boy by Unity
Cardstock: clear transparency, Whisper White, Making Memories Dots
Ink: Staz-on Black
Accessories: Flowers from SU! Pretties Kit and Prima, stick on bling from K&Company

Stamps: Bliss and a Birdie & Sentiments O'Simple by Unity
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White, Heidi Grace Swirl
Ink: Staz On Black
Accessories: ribbon, stick on pearls


Cris A said...

The cards are so pretty. I also love the pearl detail! As far as baby not sleeping, I'm so sorry your not getting any rest, the only advice I can give is what my Mother would say to me..."this too shall pass".

Loretta's Blog said...

Get some rest! The cars are very pretty, and the detail is very nicely done.

Stamp happy!