Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sometimes...Life Stinks!

Life really does stink for my 14-year old right now.  He injured his knee a week ago.  This is a kid who plays competitive lacrosse and has hidden injuries from us just so he can play - but this injury is different.  We got him to his regular doctor last week who told him to stay off it and keep it up, so my active guy has unhappily been sitting in a lounge chair in front of the TV for a week.  The doctor also referred him to a pediatric orthopedist and we finally got in yesterday.  My poor guy cried with every bump during the car ride there, then the doctor bent and moved and manipulated his knee.  A very bad day for Erik.  After all of that, it's actually probably good news (but might end up being bad news), the doctor just couldn't tell for sure because of the swelling and stiffness.  So Erik is facing a month of physical therapy (PT, otherwise known as "pain and torture".)

With all of that, you will likely see some cards of encouragement on my blog - although I actually have a decent stash of this type of card.  This first one seems like a good start.

Life Stinks

I started out assuming I would have a creature and a word bubble to play along with the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I found the skunk with the perfect sentiment so didn't need the word bubble.  I thought the rain clouds and a few raindrops seemed like an appropriate substitute.


  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Stinkin' Cute, Lots of Dots (for the three little dots after "sometimes")
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Island Blue
  • Ink: Simon Says Stamp Island Blue, Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Cloud Bank die, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm sparkling clear sequins


20 comments:

Jen W. said...

Oh poor, Erik! What a nightmare! Fingers crossed that it's not too bad and that PT goes as well as it can.
I love that sweet little skunk and the clouds behind him are perfect! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable card...so sad for your son! Why does this stuff always happen when they're off school and supposed to be having fun.

~amy~ said...

Your poor boy! Hope he gets better soon!
This card is adorable...love that skunk and the sentiment!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim I am so sorry for Erik! I understand only too well the kid who hides the injuries (a.k.a. rugby) and those that joint related are the worst! Sending good thoughts that he heals soon and back on the Lacrosse field!

Tracey McNeely said...

...oh and I just love this card for him!

Lisa said...

Oh shucks the poor kid, that does stink. I will keep him in in my prayers Kim. Hopefully the PT won't be too painful and torturous and will get him back in shape for the next season. This card is super cute, perfect for the occasion.

Steph T said...

Aw! That is such a cute and sweet card. I hope it helped cheer up your boy. I think it would work perfectly even for adults. No one can help but smile when they receive a handmade card anyways!


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Paula said...

Having just had an arthroscopy on my own knee, poor Eric has my complete sympathy!! I love that we are able to make cards for people that fit the occassions/reasons so beautifully. Such a cute card Kim, he will love it. Hope you are well too ♥

Marjolein said...

Well, at least your card is stinkin' cute! Ha, ha, Love, love the little forest creature...is it a skunk? (not quite sure about the animals name....)
I feel sooooo very sorry for Erik! And for the rest of the family who has to deal with him not being able to do any sports whatsoever!
I very much like your take on the sketch, so artistic, ha, ha, love the tiny sequins ( I presume?) and the outlined clouds. The sentiment is just perfect!
Hopefully it won't be to much PT therapy! Your son has a nice name btw, sounds so Dutch to me, ha, ha.
Bye,

Marjolein

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love your card - that skunk is the cutest. Love the clouds and the sentiment which go along with the stinking injury. I hope the PT puts Erik on the mend. Love looking at your creations - it has been quite a while since I have been out there.

Nora N. said...

Kim, I am so sorry for your son. It is hard enough when we get hurt but when our kids get hurt... I hope the PT will help him. Do what they say and hopefully he will be up in no time!

Your card is ADORABLE!! I love that cute image and how you used the clouds. I hope it cheers him up!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...no fun at all for your son. But your sweet card should at least bring a smile to his face.

Michelle said...

Oh, poor Erik! This card is perfectly fitting for that sad story! (and it's so cute, too!)

Maureen Merritt said...

Aw, poor guy...life does stink for him right now :( I hope it turns out good in the end! Love your card Kim, as always!

Beverley said...

Sorry to hear about your son, hoping for a speedy recovery & what a cute card to cheer him up. Love the colours and the arrangement of elements. Hugs Bev x

Deepti said...

That's a bad situation for Erik! Hope things get better soon for him. You skunk card is so adorable, love it

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery for your son! Thanks for linking this up to CAS(E) this Sketch--it's a perfect take on the sketch!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome card - real and truthful!! Congrats on the Honorable Mention over at CTS!! Good for you!!

cm said...

Oh, your poor son, with an injured knee and the frustration that comes with being inactive! He sounds like a resilient young man, so I know he'll endure the PT in an effort to heal. Fingers crossed that the results will be speedy! Your card: perfect prescription to make him feel better! Stinkin' cute in every way!
~c