Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feeling blue

Hi stampers.  I'm feeling blue today....well blue and green with this fabulous challenge over at the Friday Mashup.  

I just love the inspiration colors and the photo!  And I wanted to use the rectangles but I was in a rush to make a card before I had to go to work so I used squares instead because I didn't have to use math and could just use some punches:-)  It was just easy and quick.
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Merry minis, more merry messages
Paper:  Whisper white, marina mist, pacific point, gumball green, lucky limeade
Ink:  Marina mist, pacific point, gumball green, lucky limeade
Accessories:  Postage stamp, square, merry minis punch pack punches, lacy brocade embossing folder, mini brads, silver flourish designer frames

I'm not thrilled with the way it turned out...looked different somehow in my head...but it's ok.  This is the second version though.  The first one I put on a marina mist card base and I really like the white better.  Oh and that reminds me...I've had some comments/questions about the ugly cards (or the ones that just don't work out or I don't like, hehe) I make and no....I don't blog them.  So, please don't think that every card I make is fabulous....because trust me, there are a lot of rejects.  I just don't let you see them:-)  That might be a fun feature though!  Kind of like mailable Monday....throwout Thursday?  LOL!

So, this card is why I'm feeling blue.  In all reality I'm feeling pretty good the past few days.  Maybe I'm finally out of the funk I've been in.  This is a busy week at work but football is almost over and then I get a small break.  I've finally gotten my act together and have been eating healthy and am enjoying working out again.  And speaking of working out....I have gotten a lot of comments about my active lifestyle, especially running and our struggles to have a baby.  While I do appreciate the kind words exercise is not the problem.  If you didn't know, I'm not only an athletic trainer but also have my Master's Degree in exercise physiology so I'm quite versed in the effects of exercise and the body.  Many runners have very low body fat and body fat helps control hormones.  My body fat is well within the normal range.  My levels were even normal when I was about 10 pounds lighter earlier this year!  And in all reality I'm NOT a super crazy runner.  I run a couple of times at most and not long distances and I'm pretty slow:-)    I plan on working out until the day I deliver as long as it's a healthy pregnancy.  Working out has may benefits both before the baby and while pregnant.  But without going into detail, exercise is not the issue.  So, like I said, while I do appreciate the encouragement the comments/emails about exercise were starting to upset me and there were a lot of them.  I struggled for a while as to address this or not but I had to get it out there.  

Happy stamping!

9 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your struggles and some of the comments that have been upsetting to you. =( Will be praying for you and your hubby-- that God will bless you with a little one of your own. Thank you for being so honest and open. I enjoy reading your blog and love your cards! Hope you will feel encouraged and uplifted this week (and all the weeks that follow). =)

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  2. Just to let you know, the layout you chose for this card is exactly the same as the sketch challenge they have going on over at Nacho Average Challenge #15 this week! You should check it out and add a link!

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  3. I completely understand how you feel! (Except I'm not skinny and beautiful!). I just had my second child and exercise frequently. While I got completely annoyed at the comments about having the baby in the middle of spin class, etc. during my first baby, I stopped exercising at my local fitness center about 7 months with my first child.
    I happen to have very infrequent cycles, so getting that second child took a few years...
    With my second child I just decided people could stare and make comments if they wanted to, but I knew exercising was just fine and quite healthy for my baby. Anyway, I exercised and taught kickboxing and a sculpting class this time until the week I had the baby!
    Needless to say, this is not a comment to annoy you (I hope!) - just to say, that I hope and pray that you have the opportunity to enjoy a little prince or princess soon! Even though I don't know you (although I read your blog daily), I will say a few little prayers for you and your husband - and I hope your spirit is uplifted and filled with joy in the same way your blog fills all of us readers with joy!

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  4. I completely understand how you feel! (Except I'm not skinny and beautiful!). I just had my second child and exercise frequently. While I got completely annoyed at the comments about having the baby in the middle of spin class, etc. during my first baby, I stopped exercising at my local fitness center about 7 months with my first child.
    I happen to have very infrequent cycles, so getting that second child took a few years...
    With my second child I just decided people could stare and make comments if they wanted to, but I knew exercising was just fine and quite healthy for my baby. Anyway, I exercised and taught kickboxing and a sculpting class this time until the week I had the baby!
    Needless to say, this is not a comment to annoy you (I hope!) - just to say, that I hope and pray that you have the opportunity to enjoy a little prince or princess soon! Even though I don't know you (although I read your blog daily), I will say a few little prayers for you and your husband - and I hope your spirit is uplifted and filled with joy in the same way your blog fills all of us readers with joy!

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  5. Hey There... Love your card and Love you!!! Sending you Hugs....

    Faith

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  6. I love your white background. Great card to bang out before work! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week. And you know I support your active lifestyle... so keep it up! :)

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love how you've used the colours - and that frame is superb. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup! :)

    Good for you for addressing what has been bothering you! As well-intentioned as any "advice" may be, only you know what's best for you! All the best (hugs)

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  8. I am just getting around to catching up on your blog, and I wish you the best in your family situation. My niece, ran around our lake the day she delivered her healthy little man! She had always ran and excersied and her doctor encouraged her to do so....people mean well, but their comments might bug you and this is YOUR blog so you should say what's on your mind! I am glad that crafting gives you an "out" to all the madness that happens in our lives. God Bless! Julie From MN

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  9. Hugs, hugs, hugs. You know I'm always here for you my friend. I'm glad you came and played with us at the Mashup. I love when you use this set.

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