Happy Hip Hop!!
Thursday's Hip Hop days are one of my two favorite days of the week,
ied with Monday's for Hippity Hop!
You should have started at the Unity blog by now and worked your way through all the
Unity DT members and you should be coming to me from Karen Maldonado's blog...
to start at the beginning... click HERE!!
I made a card today following the Hip Hop Sketch Challenge HHSC 27 which was made by our ever so talented Ippity Guest Designer Angie Blom!! (You know her talents don't end with just amazing cardmaking... she is a great sketch designer (like Maria) too!)
Anyway, I got home from work yesterday, wishing I wasn't the procrastinator I am, because I really needed to go straight to bed and catch up on some overdue rest. But, alas, I had to finish my card for today's post!
I am nearly "drowning" in my responsibilities these days!! I am going through my divorce which means that all the household responsibilities that my husband used to assume are now falling on me (currently a broken disposal tops the list) in addition to all the day to day responsibilities that I continue to have. But to make matters worse, something horrible happened nine months ago causing a baby boom in my area that I just don't understand!! We are slamming at both the hospitals I work for!! I have been on call for 26 of the 30 days in September and am doing my best to train for my triathlon in October too! I am simply exhausted!!!
I put a post on Facebook (you can friend me BTW by searching for Kelly Mahany) stating how exhausted I am and how something needs to give. But I love everything that is on my plate, so I can't imagine giving up any of it!! My wise BIL Claude says "just keep juggling!!" And truly, he is so right!! :-)
But to put it in stamp terms... I need to "just keep swimming!"
What a fitting sentiment for someone who feels like they are drowning on a daily basis and also for the person (like myself) training for a triathlon who needs to remember to stay strong during the swim portion of my race and just keep swimming!!
I think I need to send this card to myself!!!
I used the Ippity stamp set called Fishy Philosophy to create this card.
If you are looking for this or any other Ippity stamp set to purchase,
please Click HERE to find a chick near you!
And the DP is from My Mind's Eye. I used two of the square scallops from Nestabilities to create the scalloped frame and then stamped the fish and background seaweed in SU ink. I colored in the fish (aka ME!!) with Copics and added a Gelly Roller for sparkle on the fishes' fins!!
Here's to hanging in there when it gets really, really tough out there!! I know I can keep it up... my whole life I have been in training for this specific time!! I am trying to patiently wait to see what happens next to help my life find some peace again, but in the meantime, I am just going to keep on swimming!! It really is what I do best!!
Thanks for letting me vent!!
Now to continue on the Hip Hop today,
please head over to Lisa Arana's blog for your next Ippity inspiration!!!
Have a great day and until next time.... just keep swimming!! :-)
P.S. Mark you calendars for World Card Making Day beginning Oct 2nd for fun filled activities all day long!