Happy Thursday---wow its almost weekend time again! Time sure flies when you’re busy and sick LOL! I’m slowly starting to come out of the fog that is sinus & ear infection induced thankfully…sore throat is gone too. Isn’t it funny how when you are sick life STILL goes on…I find it so funny…hmmmm. My son is home sick with a bad sinus infection which flared his asthma, so no school for 2 days and no football practice. And he hasn’t moved off the couch in those 2 days…nada…not one time. And I’m all for recuperating don’t get me wrong…but…..come on! I’ve asked him to check the website for his homework and get it printed out, read what he needs to for classes tomorrow…he’s in high school not a baby anymore…and I just had to YELL for him to get it done before dinner or else....now my blood is pumpin' oy I tell ya! AND I had to throw down a mini-Suzanne temper tantrum last night too at hubby. You know when you get pushed to a certain point? When you just don’t feel good and you are so tired you can barely see? And then someone does that ONE dumb thing or says that ONE DUMB thing….and you lose it? Yeahhhhh….that was me last night LOL! It doesn’t happen often but when it does everyone scatters…including all 7 animals..I can be frightfully scary!!! Well I’ve been sick yes? But I still managed to take care of animals, clean the house, clean toilets, vacuum, do laundry, run errands, grocery shop and make sure kids were good to go, make dinner and STILL do all my work stuff….while having a sinus infection, double ear infection AND strep throat. UGH! So last night after dinner I had asked the hubster to bring down the dirty hamper from our closet…the one that is IN OUR CLOSET. He goes up and does something and comes down w/o it…I’m like WTH? So he snidely remarks (he says he didn’t but Alexa is my witness that YES he did) “uhhhhhhhh ok I’ll go get it in a MINUTE”…ummmm what tone did you just take with me mister? Then I COMPLETELY LOST IT….STARTED YELLING ABOUT HOW I WORK 24 HRS A DAY DOING MY JOB AND EVERYTHING ELSE EVEN WHILE SICK AND HOW HE GETS TO COME HOME FROM WORK, EAT DINNER AND DO NOTHING? Yeah…NO! And this isn’t to say he doesn’t help me cuz he does but NOT as much as I think he should 80% of the time KWIM. So after my tantrum I go and finish some work I had left…come down stairs and find that he brought the gosh-darned WRONG hamper down…it had clean clothes in it and it was near my chair in my bedroom…NOT in the closet like I had said. I mean seriously he can’t see that the hamper has folded clothes in it that are ready to be put away…do you FOLD your dirty clothes before washing them? ARGHHHHHHHH NO! So I calmly say ummm you brought the wrong hamper down, that one needs to go back upstairs and please bring the ONE FROM THE CLOSET THIS TIME! So guess what? Yeah the hamper never did come down…..so what does Suzanne do? I dumped it out on his side of the bed this morning after he left….took everything out that wasn’t his or he hadn’t used and put it in the hamper and took it downstairs myself. His dirty stuff remains on his side of the bed…cuz guess what….yep its not getting washed this week…sorry I’m TOO BUSY! Now why does he bring hamper…because I can’t carry the hampers up and down the stairs well w/o having issues with my muscles. So I wash, dry, fold and put away and he carries the hampers up & down…pretty sweet deal I think…I want that deal KWIM? How much FREAKIN’ easier can I make it? Sooooo anyhow I’m not too pleased with him today that’s for sure….but I shall NOT do his laundry…so that makes me feel a bit better and I will continue on with my day
So if anyone can relate…you’re feelin’ me right now yes? Wanna vent….leave me a comment….I will vent with you…cuz sometimes you gotta let the steam out or your head will just EXPLODE…trust me its healthier LMAO! (PS…You know I love my hubby, he’s a great man and father, but he ain’t NO saint that’s for sure and he has days where I think I may just smother him in his sleep LMBO)
-So next weekend I will be in Stafford Springs, CT teaching my CMC Copic Classes on Sat & Sun including the All About Hair Class. I have a few openings so if you’d like to come, I’d love to have you…all details are at www.cmcroad.com
-SCACD—has a TON of new goodies! First there are NEW Paper Pads from Farmhouse that are to diiiiiie for and others for the fall and winter holidays too, so check them all out! New Memory Box dies are in (ohhhh I need some bad) and Make It Crafty Rubber Stamps that are so fab and cute you won’t want to miss out! Also NEW Impression Obsession! And no worries I want it all too hahahahaha!
So to celebrate my scary self from last night I’m gonna share a fun Halloween card with you today LOL! I love Halloween…always have…I love to see the kids dress up and trick or treat. My kids are older now so they aren’t as “cute” in their costumes but its still fun. We love to go to the Pumpkin Patch every year, it’s a tradition and we always do at least one corn maze. This year we’ll do the 10 pm corn maze again with the teens and their friends…that’s always fun…minus the chilly weather LOL! I’m also a HUGE fan of decorating the house…I love it…we go all out most years and set off the fog machine, creepy graveyard and fun sounds to creep it up good!
So my good friend Susana owner of SCACD challenged me to use this new stamp set by My Minds Eye called “Lost & Found Halloween” and I HAD to use the skeleton in it. She “thought” it would be a challengefor me but she forgot that I LOVE creepy Halloween stuff hee hee…and once I saw the papers I knew I’d go with a 50/50 mix of creepy and elegance for this one. And it was a fun card to create too!
So the papers I used are a mix of two—Carta Bella’s “All Hallow’s Eve” and MME “Lost & Found Halloween”. I used my Zutter Distress machine to distress all my paper edges and a fun CB embossing folder for the kraft cardstock layer that I then inked a bit. The fun accent is from a NEW SCACD Die called “Alice’s Clock Statement Corner”….it works as a corner die BUT I turned it around and used it as an accent because to me it can also create a creepy, torn lace look that adds just what I wanted to this card. (always try looking at your dies in different ways to make them versatile) The sentiment is from the same set…I just used half of the sentiment at the bottom of my card. The image itself was stamped in Vintage Cream Palette Ink from PTI and then once dry I highlited the skeleton with some Stickles to make it sparkle just a bit. A few pearls finish it off!
That’s it for me today--see you back here on Saturday with a new project! I’m off to take Alexa to her driver’s test, hit Michaels for supplies for the High School football game tomorrow (the fans are doing a NEON-OUT so everyone has to wear something neon…oy) and then come back and fix some homemade Guacamole and chicken enchiladas for dinner….the dayeth NEVER endeth eh? LOL! Have a good one!