Monday, October 10, 2011

Card #16 and Blog Candy Winner!

I promised to draw for the $25 Graphicat gift certificate on Saturday, but I kind of forgot it was Thanksgiving, so alas, I am late, but here it is: Winner, winner, chicken (or turkey) dinner!

My lovely assistant Ailis picked BARBARA out of the hat. Congratulations, Barbara, I will contact you soon with details on how to claim your prize!

So this past week has been full of ups and downs. On the upside, this card was chosen for a top 3 award at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays! Then I found out I won not once, but twice in Graphicat Designs grand opening blog hop!! Then yesterday I found out I won over at Scrapbooker's Anonymous for this layout!!! YAY!

On the downside, Jason had to write a professional forestry exam on Friday, and he was stressing out over it all week (well, for months, really). Once it was done, I thought there would be a big sigh of relief, but no. Now he's stressed out about the results! Guys, eh? He is NOT fun to live with when he's stressed! Then midweek, Brenna got sick, puked all over her crib, then all over me. I think it's some sort of flu bug, and she's still not quite over it. Also not fun! But the worst was when my mom called on Thursday to tell me my dad was in the hospital!!! She took him in because his leg was swollen to twice its normal size, and after running some tests, the doctors found he had blood clots all through his body, most disturbingly in the lungs. So of course we were all very worried, many tears were shed, but he's been in the hospital all weekend and it seems like the blood thinners are doing their job - hopefully he'll be out soon.

Needless to say, it was pretty chaotic around here, but I did manage to make this card for my Mother-in-law's birthday yesterday:
Isn't it hilarious?! Cheered me up a bit! I had to make it very quickly, so although I coloured this Bugaboo image with my Copics, I didn't worry about shading or highlights or anything. I was able to use up some scraps, and I even recycled some Prima packaging for that scalloped printed bit, a tip I saw in a Canadian Scrapbooker magazine! I loved playing along with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday crew so much, that I used this week's sketch so I could play again:
I hope all my Canadian friends had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! A few years ago, I vowed to my husband that I would never make a turkey - sorry, just not my thing! Somehow, due to circumstances, I ended up in charge of the turkey and stuffing!!! My mom and I teamed up and exceeded everyone's expectations (it was like the blind leading the blind, she doesn't do turkey either!) with only one war wound to speak of (my poor mom dropped the turkey and the drippings splashed all over her bare foot! Burnt her pretty good!) Now onto turkey pot pie!

Supplies: Close to My Heart and Bazzill cardstock, Bugaboo image and sentiment, Prima flowers and packaging, Three Bugs in a Rug patterned paper, Close to My Heart ink and pearls, Copic markers

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Sorry to hear about your Mom's foot - ouch! I found the first turkey dinner I made was the hardest but subsequent ones have been much easier! Good for you for giving it a go!!
    Congrats on all your wins! You are a ROCKSTAR!!! Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope he heals soon!
    Enjoy the rest of the day off! :)

  2. Wow what a hectic week you have had.. I hope all gets better fast.. Lovely card love the saying..
    Take Care

  3. Happy Turkey Day!!!! (we actually had ours yesterday) The trick of not having to do the turkey is, live an hour away and have a teeny tiny house (:
    Your Ailis is absolutely beautiful!!! I'm glad that your Dad is doing better!!! That must have been so scary!!! and I'm with you on stressed hubbies!! Lee can be something else!! I swear he is worse then a woman when it comes to moodiness (:
    Your card is too funny!!! Your MIL will love it! Congrats on all of your wins!!! How exciting!!

    Big HUgs!!!

  4. happy Thanksgiving, Our's is this next month. Congrats on all the winnings on your card. That is wonderful. I love your card this week. It is so cute. I needed a good laugh today and this provided it for me. Thanks!! Ohhh, I sure hope your mom is ok. That is not fun getting burned on the feet. Arlana's DH burned his feet a few years ago and he is still having problems with them. Take Care and I hope you have a good rest of the week.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Oh my you've had quite the week! I hope things are more calm now! Well this a perfect MIL card for sure! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  6. happy thanksgiving! awesome card chickie and take on the sketch....i love your colored image and sentiment! too funny!

  7. What a funny card! Love it!!!

  8. Hope your week improves, your card mad me giggle, I love Stella, the sentiment is so fun too. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT