Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Caring Watercolor Trio

So it's allergy time here all of a sudden.  Both children are suffering in one way or the other.  Jase woke up from his nap this afternoon with a sore ear, crying and all.  For a brief couple of minutes I wasn't sure what to do and then it occurred to me to put a warm compress on his ear, lay him down with his head on my knee and turn on the cartoons.  Within a couple of minutes he was right as rain asking for his PM snack.  At times it's quite surprising to me this whole quasi-parenthood thing.  I spend so much time dealing with my ever nagging guilt complex.  I constantly worry that I am not doing the right thing, that I will miss something important and one of them will be hanging from a bell tower with a rifle or something (god, that's awful but it's my reality.)  David believes in letting them go, and I am trying.  Before her death this past June my sister-in-law Eileen told me to, "Just let it happen."  I have taken her precious words to my heart and while I can't commit to them completely I keep them present in my thoughts and do hope to attain that level of parenting soon.  Okay ... stream of consciousness there folks just skip to the card if it's strange or too much.

Because Watercolor Trio

Can we talk about the new products of Stampin' UP!   Some of the new colors already have me hooked, Marina Mist is my personal favorite at the moment, it's such a warm inviting blue.  Unlike last year's In Colors this year SU picked a winning combo Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade are my favorites.  

Which brings me to this card, I broke into the Sunny Garden DSP (wickedly early for me I usually hold on to this stuff for months.)  Stamp set is the beautiful Watercolor Trio from the SU Summer Mini ... I wish I could tell you how much I have coveted this stamp set (we've had a love affair for awhile.)  The design is from a Jeanette Lynton book of course. 

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Watercolor Trio, Because I Care
Ink:  Stampin' UP! Classic Basic Black, Peach Parfait
Paper:  Stampin' UP! Sunny Garden, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Old Olive
Accessories/Tools:  Stampin' UP! Oval Punch,  EK Success Small Square punch, Colorbok Metal Dots
Design:  Jeannette Lynton, Originals, Pg. 102 Balance it Out

As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!


  1. I love it!! Very bright & cheery!

  2. Hi Ben,

    I found your blog through SCS - love your cards!

    Greets from Germany, Yvonne.

  3. Just found your blog from SCS. You have done some amazing cards! WOW!

  4. Hi Benjaman, I know what you mean about parenting... you sound like a natural. We all have to stop and think what to do... seriously. Its a learned experience. Your cards are fabulous!!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I will be back to yours!!! Looking forward to it. Hugs,