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Cottage Birthday

The rest of Evan’s test results are in and they are all normal. He however, was up all night with what were probably night terrors. We woke up at 1 am and crawled into bed with us. At 1:30 he wanted breakfast so Roger fed him some cereal and he came back into our bed. Around 3 am he started screaming that the teddy bear he had was not his own and we had to turn on the light to prove to him it’s the same teddy bear he’s taken to bed for as long as we can remember. He then went down to his room to read books and came back to our room around 5 am very frightened by the white flying bugs. He was swatting at them and it took at least 30 minutes to calm him down. Around 5:30 he finally fell asleep but only slept until around 8 am. Today I am barely functioning but I decided that I needed to stamp. I started with Taylor’s sketch challenge and everything fell into place from there.

I decided to go with the Cottage Wall designer series paper since I haven’t used it in a while.  I started with a Rich Razzleberry base and layered on Old Olive dsp.  The main image layer is Orchid Opulence with a Whisper White strip punched with the scallop trim punch.  I then used strips of dsp along with Whisper White for the main image panel.  I inked the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set with Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers.  I then added the Well Scripted sentiment in Orchid Opulence.  To finish the card I used Rich Razzleberry textured card stock with the Beautiful Wings die and a So Saffron butterfly that was left over from a previous card.  I added a half pearl from the Pretties Kit to finish off the card.

Tomorrow Colin has a Cub Scout trip to the Post Office to visit a historical building and then we are off to my parents for a last minute celebration.  We’ve been waiting to celebrate March birthdays and an Anniversary so we’ll be doing that after Colin’s event.  I’ll have a Sketch for You to Try card so stop by to see that and join in by making your own card with the sketch.


10 responses »

  1. Sorry to hear about the sleepless night, that’s not fun at all. Hope eveyone in the family is well and all catch up some sleep over the weekend!
    I also want to tell you that I really like how you use dsp on this card (or all your cards), it seems to me that you have a perfect sense of the right combination every time : )

  2. So sorry to hear about the poor dear’s night (and your own), sure hope all is well over the weekend.
    The card is beautiful, I love that paper and the bold colors. Have a great weekend!

  3. What a gorgeous card and a great job on the sketch! So sorry to hear about your rough night…hopefully he’ll be so exhausted that he’ll get a nice full night’s rest tonight…and you as well!

  4. I have been “lurking” and enjoying your lovely creativity for some time now! Thanks for sharing your obvious talents so generously!

    When my son was younger he had similar nightmare/sleep disturbance problems occassionally and we discovered he was allergic to the antihistamines common in childrens cold medicines. Not sure if there is a correlation to Evan’s poor nights sleep or not but just thought that I would share that with you.


  5. I don’t visit your blog very often, but I just read on another blog, her children were experincing the same thing, crying about stomach pain…she had taken them to the ER, many different DR’s, specialist…she finially said enough and started research on the web, well, finds out they had Celiac… her blog is

  6. Hi Jenn,
    Sorry to hear about the sleepless night. Hope things get better.
    You managed to create a beautiful card even with going thru Evan’s difficult night.
    Hang in there…

  7. Your card is gorgeous! Great job!

  8. Sorry that your little one had a hard night and thankful that the test results are good! Gorgeous card…not sure how you do it with no sleep but it is another beauty!

  9. Love what you did with the sketch. The colours are fantastic and I love the SU! stamps that you used! Beautiful!

    How old is your little guy? Mine is 3 and he has night terrors quite often although less often than he use to. They started when he was about 10 mths old. Occassionally I get a sleepless night like you’ve just described and I totally feel for you. Hope tonight is a more restful one. I’m thankful that your test results were good though…at least some relief for you there.


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