It feels like forever since I've blogged. I have been busier than busy taking care of sick family. My son ended up staying home the whole week, but thank goodness I was able to go to work for a couple of days last week and now Dad is under the weather. Being sick on the weekend is nerve wrecking for me because as a caregiver, you have to find alternatives. I took Dad to urgent care just to get him checked out and get some meds and I totally didn't think that taking a dose of cough medicine with codeine was going to throw Dad for a loop, but now I know...It was an experience in more ways than one. Dealing with the unexpected is so draining for me and all I can do after all the ordeal is to sit down and have a good cry. Anyway, enough drama about me!
Today, I wanted to share with you my card for the August one card swap. Linda, who is the organizer for this monthly card swap, has asked us to make our card using an Asian theme. I almost forgot! I got this fun image from Tiddly Inks and her name is Chi. I had so much fun coloring her and making this card and I hope my partner KaRen likes it!
Here's the inside of the card. The symbol on the front (happiness) and the sentiment inside of the card (thank you) is from a Hero Arts clear stamp set. Pearl embellishments is by SU. I also wanted to share the beautiful sunflowers my Dad grew in the front yard. They are so cheery and happy! Here's a really close up shot of the flower.
These flowers are not too large and guess where he got the seeds from? The wild bird seed mix...he picked out the sunflower seeds and stuck them in the ground.