Sunday, February 7, 2010

SPCC #33

Wow I can't believe it's finally SATURDAY NIGHT!! Tomorrow will be my 6th day of work and I am excited!! Working 6 days when you're used to working 4 days a week really tires one out!! Today I came home and fell asleep on the couch from 5:30 to 8:00!! Good thing Jamie cooked dinner! We ordered Panago Pizza yesterday and now he's on this mission to perfect the pizza he makes. So today we had pizza for supper. It was probably the best one he's made to date. But boy, healthy pizza is definitely a little less tasty than unhealthy pizza. When we were deciding what pizza to order from Panago, I decided to look at the calories involved with each slice. Can you believe that a slice of vegetarian and a slice of the panago classic (basically a deluxe pizza with pepperoni, ham, onion, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers and sauce) BOTH HAVE 220 calories each!?!? So when i ate 4 slices at work the other day, I had almost 1/2 my days' calories!! 

Now I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned anything about my job but I'm a public health nurse. That means I visit new moms when they come home from the hospital with their baby and I also give immunizations in our clinic and a bunch of various other things that relate to primary health care. I had to visit a mom this week that had a 39 week old stillborn and it was an extremely hard visit to do. Even as an outsider to the situation, my heart ached for this family and I can't even imagine what runs through their mind every night before they fall asleep. There were so many unanswered questions and there always is. The biggest one for this family was the "What if" questions. What if I had asked the doctor to perform a c-section? What if I went to the hospital sooner? Sometimes I think we take for granted how amazing it is that a healthy baby is born. Just take a second today and be thankful for us being born healthy and for our healthy partner, family, friends and their children. 

Here's my take on this week's SPCC #33 challenge. I love the colors an thought of the Circle Circus set as soon as I saw the colors. I wanted a lighter pink in there so I stamped the Pink Passion "full strength" first and the other image I stamped on scrap and then stamped onto the card stock. It's a great way to get various shades from one ink pad. 

I better end this here and head to bed! Another day of baby heels to be poked and breastfeeding moms to help! 

Card Ingredients
All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Older & Wiser
Ink: Pink Passion, Read Red, Summer Sun
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Embellishments: 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, pink buttons (Wal-Mart?)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dots, Tomboy Multi Liquid glue


Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love this card! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

RobbynW said...

How fun! Great use of the SPCC colors!
Robbyn - SP Diva

Susan said...

Thanks for using SPCC colors for this joyous card. What a contrast to the sad visit that you had to make.

Lea L. said...

This is so bright and fun! I love the stamos you used on the white block!! Great job with the color challenge!


Heidi said...

oh, this is so happy!!! Thanks for playing along with us!! - Heidi, SP Diva

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Your paper is awesome! Lovely card :)

Deanne SP Diva

emily said...

i love this card.

emily-sp diva