New stamps get some ink!

Hey Blog Friends!

Sorry for yet another long absence! As I mentioned in my last post, card making has definitely had to take a back seat these days! But, I’m here with a quick card I made last night for some challenges. I used some yummy new Papertrey Ink stamps and My Mind’s Eye papers.

This card is for the current Retro Sketches challenge & also the Moxie Fab Asymmetry Challenge. I didn’t follow the sketch 100%, but used it as my guide for this card. I loved experimenting with different colors for this floral stamp – the possibilities are endless.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!
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Some cards & some soul searching

Hello long lost blog! It is good to see you…

I wanted to do a quick post as it has been over a month. I was home in America visiting my family for a month and card making and blogging weren’t really in the picture – it was all about family time with Jacob and enjoying the sunshine. All good things.

I did manage 2 cards when I was home. I had to use very limited supplies – I was restricted to what I purchased when I was home and my mom’s collection of card making basics. It was a good exercise. This is what I came up with…

I am now back in Zurich and we just celebrated Jacob’s 6 month birthday. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about motherhood and my creative pursuits. I have had no time to make anything since having Jacob. Between his severe reflux, which has made him a very needy baby, and moving to a new country, the first 6 months have just been intense and exhausting. Jacob has never even slept through the night – not even close.

I look longingly at my craft room and wish I could find the time, energy and creativity to be in there, but I really don’t have any of those things. And, I feel guilty for wishing I could spend time making cards, when I should just be enjoying everyday with my sweet little guy.

So, I’m torn – I am so grateful for the time I have with Jacob – grateful I am not working, grateful we have had so many opportunities for fun and bonding – but, I’m still sad I have let my creative endeavours take such a back seat. I have also decided if I do get any time in my craft room I should be dedicating it to documenting Jacob’s life, despite not being much of a scrapbooker. 

Really this is more of a question than soul searching – how do new moms do it? I have no family here to help and we have not considered any type of childcare yet. I am exhausted when I put Jacob to bed at night and there are still purees to make and bottles to sterilize. How on earth do you ever find the time, much less the creativity to make anything?!?! And, on top of that, how do you keep up your blog? Tweet? Talk to friends? Exercise? I am still in the stage when showering feels like a massive accomplishment – I thought that was supposed to be over by now! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 
Sorry for the ramblings – wishing all my lovely followers a lovely Monday & week!
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