Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shopping our Stash #217 - Put a Bird on it!

It can't be more straightforward than this week's Shopping our Stash challenge - get your birds out! I used a Penny Black sticker and dressed it up with some French knots:

Supplies: Penny Black sticker; Reverse Confetti sentiment; Dusty Concord distress ink; MME paper; embroidery supplies

I used the grid design & the sticker elements as guidelines for the stitching - love how it makes the sticker design pop.

C'mon and shake a tail feather with us!

On a personal note, I know the blog has been super quiet - and I've not been around to comment much. The boys are struggling with depression again, and we're in the middle of adjusting their medications. Again. It feels like every time we get them settled and doing well, they grow and then BOOM it takes time to get back in to see the psychiatrist & adjust their dosages. A teacher friend asked me if I was looking forward to school starting and I realized when she asked - I've had two six-hour breaks this summer, total. No wonder I'm overwhelmed! Two more days and then the 'adjusting to school' drama starts - but at least I'll get a few hours a day to recuperate, lol!



Dotty Jo said...

Your card is simply gorgeous, hun. So sorry to hear that this has been such a tough time for you, Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful bird, gorgeous card. Sorry to hear they boys are having issues, and now they enter into the school term, Can you get respite for them?

Leslie Hanna said...

Beautiful card. I'm always amazed at your stitching additions.

Sorry to hear about the boys. Is this a normal adjustment with growth spurts? Hang in there!!

Chana Malkah said...

Your card is wonderful, Jessi!
Sorry to hear about the personal challenges! Stay strong!

Andrea W said...

The sticker is beautiful and adding the French Knots adds just the right amount of texture. Very pretty card Jessi!

I hope the boys will adjust to school and their new treatments quickly!

Chris Dring said...

Another stunning card Jessi! Sorry to hear about the boys, but knowing that you are a SuperMom, you and they will get through this. ((HUGS!))

lostinpaper said...

Those french knots are such a clever way to jazz up this fab sticker Jessi!

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is amazing and so gorgeous. Love the stitching on here too. Just a beautiful, beautiful card!
Hope things settle down for you and the boys soon. I'll be thinking of you.

Becca Cruger said...

Firstly - that's a sticker?! Genius! The card made me gasp and I totally pinned it. Secondly *HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGS* I'm so sorry that the boys are feeling rough right now and even sorrier still that you are, too. I'm thinking of you and sending lots of heartfelt encouragement all of your ways.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card!

You are a super mom and doing a great job, Jessi! Counting down for you on the few hours break when the boys are at school!

Donna said...

Hugs to you and to the dudes! Hope they have a fab first day of school today!
Lovin your bird card, the stitching....awesome!

lauren bergold said...

oh gosh, jessi, i'm sorry the dudes are having a rough go, that age is hard for everyone and it seems so unfair they have it even harder!!! hope the school days transition will go smoothly and things will settle down! meanwhile none of this seems to have affected your AMAZING mojo... what a fab card!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

Dana said...

Adorable card!! I love the colors and the bird!! Good luck with the adjustments and the upcoming school stress! Hopefully it will not be to bad!!

Lindsey said...

It's always something, isn't it? :( Hope things start to settle a bit soon. And amidst all this, you still create such awesomeness! What a smart idea to add the embroidery to the sticker to kick it up another notch.