Shy Hello

It’s been really quiet around the house lately…it’s actually a little lonely. <sigh>

Our middle son decided to stay at college for the summer to take classes and work…and spend time with his college buddies. I mean, I’m not dumb. I was in college once and know he’s having the time of his life! Our other 2 kids are home, but we hardly ever see them – work, friends, boyfriends, football practice (yes, already), driver’s training, etc. – they are never around. In fact, I am really pleasantly surprised when I see them in their rooms and we get to talk in person rather than via text.

I realize this change is inevitable, but change is hard and sometimes not fun.  Don’t get me wrong, my kids are wonderful and I am so proud of the young adults they are turning into, but I do miss having them around. A lot.

There are a few benefits, though. Lower grocery bills, no more mountains of laundry, dishes that actually make it in the dishwasher…. those I don’t miss.

From the Stamp Room

With the kids out and about, sleep sometimes escapes me.  Unlike my husband, I do not fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Instead of trying to calm my mind, I often lay in the dark reviewing the day’s activities and planning for the day ahead.  Bad habit, I know. To distract me from the day’s stresses and help me relax, many times I pick a stamp set and design a card in my head.  Once I have a card design done, usually I’m pretty relaxed and can fall asleep.

That was not the case with this card. The other night, I picked the Foxy Friends stamp set and in hindsight I now see that was a big mistake.  I love this set and the corresponding punch, so much so that I haven’t even cracked open the other stamp sets I got in the same shipment. Anyway, back to my story.  I was in the dark, going through some ideas with this stamp set and the card below popped into my head.  Okay….not exactly this card, but a version of it.  I was so excited about the design, that I got up out of bed, turned on the light (another bad idea – sorry, honey) and sketched the card in the notebook I keep by my bedside. I wasn’t going to be able to get into my stamp room for a couple of days and it was driving me crazy. The card design kept going over and over in my mind and I finally got to sit down and put pad to paper today.

As I mentioned, it’s not the exact version that was in my head, but close and I am sooooo happy with it.  It turned out so cute! Even my husband thinks so (and “cute” is not usually in his vocabulary). I’d love to hear what you think – send me a note and let me know!

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Let’s see what the sandman brings me tonight – maybe I’ll actually get up out of bed and head to my stamp room!

Hope to stamp with you soon – Happy Stamping!


#sweetpeastampin #stampinup #foxyfriends

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