If All Else Fails

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch!  Wanda designed this week's super fun sketch.  Be sure to hop over and give her a shout out!

I made a simple card, as I'm pretty much dead on my feet after having my son Kellan spend a night in pediatric ICU, then two more nights on the pediatric ward for an acute asthma attack.  I'm hoping at his followup visit today they say we can taper the breathing treatments we've been doing every 4 hours round the clock since we came home on Saturday.  It's been a super stressful week to say the least, especially trying to pull off a release while I was in the hospital. Thank goodness for wifi and an in hospital Starbucks!!!  And today is Kellan and Trevor's 3rd birthday!  So glad he didn't have to spend it in the hospital!

Anyhow, chocolate was one of my go-to's this past week, so I thought this  If all else fails, there is chocolate sentiment  from the Chocolate set was fitting.  I had already stamped, colored and cut out the chocolate bar image from a previous project, then decided to pop in onto a circle cut from a Starbucks java jacket.  The sentiment is stamped on pool party and I also stamped the dripping chocolate on the circle, then on my main layer and lined them up.  The background is embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and I lightly colored it with Pan Pastels.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks so much to everyone who said a little prayer for Kellan this past week.  It is much appreciated.

If you haven't checked out the new Verve release yet, head on over...

Mojo Monday 388
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Stamps: Chocolate (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pool party, crumb cake, early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah), java jacket (Starbucks)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), copic markers, pan pastels
Accessories: classic circles nestabilites (Spellbinders), Rays Texture Fades (Ranger by Tim Holtz), embossing powder


  1. Super cute card - love the combo of colors. So sorry to hear about your son. I hope things get better very soon - asthma attacks can be so scary but especially so when it's a little one.

  2. Love the sunburst BG! Hope your life settles down to a less hectic pace and thankful to hear Kellan is home for his birthday! Can't believe the boys are three already!

  3. So glad you are home. I hope you have a chance to recover a little this week. {{Hugs and prayers!}}

  4. I'm so glad your little man is home. Birthday in the hospital would stink. Happy birthday to both little guys! Three already???

    Your card is lovely. Some days that end of the day chocolate is the only bright spot. ;) Your card celebrates that.

  5. I'm so happy to hear Kellan is home and that your family got to spend their birthday all together. I hope the day was filled with lots of precious memories.
    Your card is just perfect. It will definitely cheer someone's day.
    Thank goodness for chocolate, Starbucks and WiFi.
    Take care of your boy and especially take care of yourself.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignByDragonfly {blogspot}

  6. Love your gorgeous card.
    So sorry to hear Kellan was sick and in the hospital, but glad he is home and pray he will be a lot better soon. God Bless.

  7. So glad Kellan is home and doing better :) Hospitals have come a long way with coffee and wifi LOL! Darling card and here's hoping you can catch up on some sleep this week ((HUGS))!!

  8. Beautiful "chocolate" card Julee. I'm so glad Kellan could be home for his birthday. Happy birthday to your sweet boys. I'll be praying that Kellan continue to heal and that his breathing will return to normal. Also praying for you and your hubby - for strength and rest.

  9. Oh my, this is super cute! Praying for you and your family.

  10. Gorgeous card Julee - hope Kellan is over the worst of his illness and his asthma is settling down. Thanks heavens for chocolate - and coffee! - at times like this!


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