Wednesday, February 18, 2009

...Thoughts Of You...


Stamps: High Hopes; sentiment from My Favorite Things
Paper: Wild Wasabi; Groovy Guava; Regal Rose; White; DP by Deja Views
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Buttons and flower Ric Rac by unknown; CB embossing folder; Scallop border punch; white sharpie; Crystal Effects
Card Measures 5.5 sq


Good Morning! Before I get started I want to thank everyone for coming by here every now and then to check out my projects. I truly appreciate your always kind comments too!

I hope that you will also come by tomorrow and participate our very first Three Clover Thursday Challenge!

I don't have too much more to say today...I am pooped...I can't think straight. We set up a toddler bed for Maeve in her room. Well she thought it was fun for about 10 minutes. But refuses to sleep in it unless I am laying on the floor next to her...and she doesn't sleep...she just lays there. Fine, maybe she's not ready. Her crib is up...she can sleep there... But apparently she is so put out by the fact that we set this bed up that she refuses to sleep in her crib now too. I can't let her "cry it out" because she also learned how to climb out of her crib. So she just climbs out and comes into my room. Of course we are so tired that if she would sleep in our bed we would let her...but she never has...She'll just stay awake....turning and tossing and touching my face, pointing out my body parts: mommy, eyes! mommy, ears! mommy, tummy! tickle tickle tickle...etc... and at some point sticks her fingers up my nose. How she can go all night and not sleep: I don't know....But I am exhausted. And so is she....we are both VERY cranky this morning. Top it off with school vacation week for Declan and a 1/2 school day for Orla...by 3pm I should be a complete nutcase.


Anyhooooo, this frog stamp is from High Hopes. Isn't he cute? I placed a HH order for a bunch of their new releases and hope they come soon! They have such fun stamps! Plus I am waiting on my very first "stamp club" from Magnolia! oooooh! I can hardly wait!

Now if I can just get Maeve to sleep! Yawn.

Have a Fantabulous day!!!

27 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds like a rough transition, but she will get the hang of it. The card is adorable! I love froggies!

Tracey said...

Oh, sleeping issues are the worst!! That's why I have a 2 year old who still sleeps with me!! It was the only way either of us could ever get any rest.

Anyway, I also wanted to say that I love your card. Too cute!!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Oh you poor thing! I'm so glad I'm a grandma and not a parent to a young child. BUT, when my GD is over she sleeps with me even though she has her own room here. DH sleeps in her bed (it's a full size anyway). Maybe a music box would help?

Just be thankful that she's a typical little toddler!

Your card is - as always - beautiful. Tired or not! I hope you will be able to take a nap or catch some zzzzs however you can.

There's a country/ western song out by Darius Rucker that says "this won't last too long" and, it won't. Give it a week!

Much [[hugs]]

Olde Country Creations said...

You poor thing! I hope you get some sleep soon.

Your card is awesome. I love the image and the color combo is fabulous. Your coloring is fantastic as always.

Congrats on the Magnolia club.....their images are just the cutest! Can't wait to see what you create with them. :)

Hugs,
Tonya

Sally said...

You poor dear. It is a tough transition for them sometimes. My GD got up this morning with the runs and tossing her cookies. must be something in the air.

Ida P. Krause said...

How adorable! I love frogs and this one is so cute and you've really doen a fantastic job with the colors/papers etc...on this card.
So sorry to hear you aren't getting proper sleep. I can relate even though mine isn't child related. Lack of sleep isn't fun. Hoping things improve soon for you and Maeve.

Laurie in MN said...

I love the card and appreciate the list of copics used in on the card.

I am sure someone else will come up with a better solution but here are my suggestions.

I always gave my daughter choices.
Either put on your pajamas and go to bed OR put on your pajamas, choose a book for me to read to you, then go to bed.

Most nights, I enjoyed singing to her. The deal was she had to keep her eyes closed while I sang. We would also start with her holding my finger. Then I would move near door, then I would just sit in the room.

Let Maeve choose. Either she goes to bed alone, or, you will sit with her for 15 mintues if she does not talk, keeps her eyes closed, and only holds your finger. Time is a good bargaining chip since the little ones can't tell the difference between 5 mintues and 25 minutes.

Ask if the crib mattress should be put on the floor along side the new bed. She could be worried of falling out of bed.
Sleep with her pillow case so it picks up your scent. She might find that comforting.
Add body pillows might help her feel snug.

I really don't know the answer.Best wishes.

Danni said...

Hugs! Hope that she adjusts quickly to the new bed. Been there and done that, no fun!
Love this card. It's just so cheery and fun! Love it!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card, that little frog is cute. I had the same problem transitioning Syd into a bed, we resorted to the baby gate in her room for a few weeks and she finally got the hang of going to sleep in her bed. Me + kids in my bed= super cranky Mommy!!!

Stressed Stamper said...

Fab card, though so sorry about lack of sleep...looking forward to your challenge tomorrow...lets hope it is not too hard

Sarah

Jekka said...

This card brought a smile to my face today. Thanks!!! I hope you get some sleep....

Kathy W said...

what a nice bright and spring like card- makes me think it is coming soon!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love frogs...and really love how you added the sentiment to this card! Great job!

Good luck with Maeve. My son had a heck of a time transitioning too...there were a lot of tears for a couple weeks, and then one day...he was over it! Whew! Music does help sooth them also. I gave my son a little tape recorder he could listen to and that helped!

craftNmommy said...

Your card is darling!

Hope you get some rest soon... :)

craftNmommy said...

Your card is darling!

Hope you get some rest soon... :)

catt871 said...

This card is SOOOO cute!!! That frog is adorable!! I just put an order in too High Hopes too - I hope they come soon!!!

Christi said...

This is adorable! I hope rest comes soon!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute - love the matchng RicRac! Sorry to hear about Maeve not wanting to sleep in the big bed, she'll eventually get the hang of it.

Kristen said...

That frog is so cute, and I love the colors you used. Great card. Is it your Hh entry?

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh you poor thing! I sure hope you're getting some rest tonight Kerry!! Your card is absolutely adorable!! I love the fun colors and that stamp is over the top cute!!

Linda Beeson said...

Well, the flower is beautiful but with that little frog attached it is just plain CUTE! Great coloring job.

Elena said...

Oh, I am really sorry about troubles with sleeping...
I just wanted to tell you thatyour card is so sweet! I just love your COLORING! Looks very professional!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love your card! Your coloring matches the paper perfectly!

I know this will sound crazy, but enjoy every moment (even the no sleep) as soon she will be 16 and be smarter than you, not want to spend time with you, have a HUGE attitude, etc. LOL!!

MJ said...

I really need to find some cash for some of those High Hopes Stamps. I love them! You did such a fabulous job with this card, so many wonderful details. Sure hope you get some sleep soon, remember these moments in time don't last long, then before we know it we miss them. Enjoy the moment as much as you can with no sleep, lol!

kc_froglady said...

I hope you were able to get Maeve to get some zzzz's and yourself also! Love this little froggie card! Thanks for sharing!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! the image and layers are Fabulous!!....Oh my...I can remember days and nights like you are describing here....Hope you manage to get some rest!!...Hugs, Ila

nicky said...

very cute card! hugs nicky

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