Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shopping our Stash #224 - Caffeine Fix!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see something caffeinated - coffee, tea, you get the idea! I grabbed my oldest mug, and a tea sentiment, and made my first tea card in a loonnnnng time (coffee does have my heart, after all!)

Supplies: mug from Market Street Stamps; sentiment from Reverse Confetti; 'steam swirl' from PTI; Palette Noir ink; Versamark & clear EP; distress inks for watercolouring; papers from American Crafts; enamel dots from MME

Who doesn't love a warm cup of happy? Come see what we made:

And you have until Monday October 26 to come play!

It's been a hell of a week, personally - I was in the hospital for diabetic ketoacidosis, and am slowly adjusting to using insulin. Months of slowly rising sugars led to a spectacular surge last week, and my doctor kept saying 'better get those down' instead of making adaptations to my medication. I'm definitely looking forward to not being exhausted all the time! I won't be complacent about my diabetes again either - this was extremely scary, and the number of times I've been yelled at that "YOU COULD HAVE DIED..." I scared everyone else too. Live & learn, and I'll be a better advocate for myself - I never would have accepted this approach if it were my kids, so I shouldn't have accepted it for myself. 



lostinpaper said...

Hugs to you hon. Glad to hear you are on the mend x

Barbara Godden said...

Glad the outcome was positive. although it should never have happened. Fabulous Tea card, love the sentiment the dots and the sketch.

lauren bergold said...

ack. not good. the week, i mean, the card is ♥AWESOME♥ obviously. i'm glad you're doing better, tho i wish it was that doctor who'd needed a hospital visit!!! arrrrrgh. :[

Leslie Hanna said...

I had to look up ketoacidosis. That's scary stuff. I'm glad you're taking control of the situation, though. NO DYING ALLOWED ON MY SHIFT!

Oh, and I love the card! I know you've used those colors just for me, too. :D

Donna said...

Sending lots of love hugs and feel better vibes!
I adore that BIG teacup stamp!! How awesome is that??

Becca Cruger said...

The key here is LIVE and learn. Tsk Tsk. I'm glad that you're out of the hospital and starting to get back to your snarky squirrely self. As a coffee lover, I give this card two inky thumbs up! Love the fun color scheme!

Lindsey said...

It's just way too easy to be complacent about one's own health, isn't it? I probably pay more attention to the cat's than mine. :D Glad you've got some GOOD treatment now.
And the card... love it! I miss Market Street stamps, and that giant tea cup is great! Great colours and design.

Chris Dring said...

That so called doctor needs to go back to school! What a quack!! So glad that you are on the mend and that you are taking control of your health. No dying aloud EDMT!!! Your card is awesome, as always. Love the sentiment and that big cup of tea! So cute!

Dana said...

Cute card!! I am so glad you are feeling better, sounds very scary, so glad your on the mend!