Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ink It Up with Leigh Penner: I Can't Even

The last two weeks are a blur.  My son Ben left for his mission yesterday and I miss him terribly.  Between his preparations and the house basement repair, not to mention plenty of other things, I feel completely depleted.  Drained.  Because Life.  Can I quit being an adult now?  HA!  Life keeps moving on.  In all the crazy, I forgot my Ink It Up post again.  So this stamp set by Stamping Bella immediately came to mind.  It's called the chicks who "couldn't even".  Seriously appropriate, because this is exactly how I feel right now.

Humor is the best medicine, right?  I'm also listening to Christmas music this morning.  Don't judge.  I bought the brand new Straight No Chaser and Gentri Christmas albums.  Music always makes me feel better.  My house feels very empty right now.  I'm counting down the days until my two oldest kids come home for their college break at the holidays.  Usually I wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to my vast Christmas music collection, but not this year.  I need a shot of happy.

I love the adorable chicks in this stamp set.  Who hasn't had days or weeks like this?  I bought it earlier this year and it's been sitting in my unused stash patiently waiting its turn.  Today is it!  It was very therapeutic to color this simple image with my Copic markers.  I mounted the panel on a white scalloped card base.

Simple and to the point.  This card makes me smile.  Inside, I stamped the chick lying flat on its back.  lol  But yes, I can do this.  Just give me a few days!   :)  Hop over to Leigh Penner's blog, To the Full, to see her Ink It Up card.

Stamps:  the chicks who "couldn't even" (Stamping Bella)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  0, C1, C3, E08, E19, E42, E55, E99, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y26, Y35, YR15, W5
Misc:  Noted: Scalloped A1 die (Papertrey Ink)