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Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Although I am not diabetic, the baby is now apparently 8 lbs, 12 oz (mini amazon) now, but it could be a pound either way, so she could be 9 lbs 12 oz, or 7 lbs, 12 oz. (if I'm lucky). I still have 4 weeks to term, and at this stage babies generally gain about 1/2 lb+ a week so she will probably be a 10 lb + baby. My doctor is unwilling to induce early or decide to do a c-section until we get closer to the due date due to possible complications.
I am very huge, very uncomfortable, and VERY ready to have my body back. I am still on limited activity, but have been doing everything short of jazzercise if it means I will go into labor. I haven't been doing much of anything creative, just trying to get my house in order before the baby arrives.
Rob has been a HUGE help these last 2 weeks and continues to make me sit or lay down all the time. He has put up with a lot from this pregnancy. Overall this is easier than Lily's pregnancy, but the last 2 weeks have been difficult and we are bummed that we could have 4 more long weeks (at least I am). As long as we are all happy and healthy at the end, it's worth it.
I promise, I will TRY to get to creating soon. I miss doing all the SCS challenges as they keep my mind thinking outside the box. Please be patient...I will return!!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I'm in a Designer Paper (DP) mood tonight, so the striped paper inspired the colors for this one. The colors used are Certainly Celery (CC), Ruby Red (RR) Pumpin Pie (PP), Perfect Plum (PP2), and lastly, yes it's true, some of it still exists, COOL CARRIBEAN (CC2)!!! I am a paper horder you know. The main panel of RR (run thru the Cuttlebug) and the DP is layered on CC2 and CC with ribbon from Sorbet wrapped around the middle (I wish I could get 10 yards of this stuff!). I layered on 3 panels of PP (again run thru the Cuttlebug) over the ribbon. The sentiment is from 'For a Friend' inked with RR and Lavendar Lace markers. The flame is some 3D glue I got from Michaels with some glitter on it. That is layered on CC and CC2. Finally I added a 1" circle of PP2 with a circle of white uniball ink (traced around a 3/4" circle) cut it in half and added it to the corners. I never would have come up with this sketch on my own, so its good to try something new. I really liked how it came out!
I was inspired by the Designer Paper for this one. The colors are Kraft (K), Certainly Celery (CC) Pumpkin Pie (PP) and...wait for it...Cool Carribean (CC2)! I know you are all jealous, I have a huge stash of it still! The striped DP and the paisley DP are layered on CC and CC2, all placed on a K card body. I wrapped the layers with ribbon from Sorbet. The sentiment from 'Happy Harmony' is stamped with Close to Cocoa on Whisper White, then layered it on PP, CC, CC2 and K. I added a flower from the Pretties kit colored with So Saffron and Apricot Appeal then added the gold bling! Super easy peasey!
I used Regal Rose (RR), Pretty in Pink (PP), Rose Red(RR2) and the new SU! In Color Pink Pirouettte (PP2). I started off my embossing with white EP 3 images of the flower from 'Dare to be Fabulous' on RR, PP and PP2. I cut them out with the PP2 the smallest flower, PP the medium flowr and RR the largest flwoer. It is put together with dimensionals and I added 3 pearls to the center for some glam. The flower is layered on PP2 stamped with 'Filagree' then layered on RR2 and RR. The main background is all on RR. I stamped the next layer of RR with the 'Polkadot' background stamp with RR ink and embossed the sentiment in the bottom left corner with white EP and colored in the word with RR and RR2. The center layer is PP2 stamped again with the 'Filagree' background stamp and layered on RR2 with the bottom edge punched out with my SU! scallop punch. I added the holes with my 1.8" punch. RR grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around this layer and I added a bow with a mini glue dot.
So how confusing was that with all the RR's and the PP's?
The bright Designer Paper (DP) inspired the colors of this card. I used So Saffron (SS), Elegant Eggplant (EE) Regal Rose (RR), and Soft Sky(SS). The 1st layer is the SS DP prints from SU! layered on EE. I then wrappes SS ribbon around the bottom and added a bow with a mini glue dot. The fun DP is layered on SS and EE. I used my scallop punch to do the bottom edge of the EE then layered RR behind it for extra color. The sentiment is from'Sincere Salutations' on Whisper White paper with EE ink, then sponged with SS around the edges. That is layered on SS, RR and EE. I added a flower with a pink brad for fun. It's not my favorite card, but it's cute.
This card was the last one I did, it's for the Verve Anniversary challenge AVS06. Notice how the words are not center in the circle, and how my brads on either side have a different placement? I think I may have dosed off while making this one. Anyhow, I used SU! colors Basic Black (BB), Certainly Celery (CC) and Old Olive (OO). I stamped the OO with the Polka-dot background stamp with OO ink, then wraped the corners with a wide black and white polka-dot ribbon. I layered that on BB. The center circle is from 'Sage Advice', it's probebly one of my favorite quotes. I stamped it with Versamark on CC Designer Prints paper and cut it out - incorrectly- with my Colluzle (I don't have Nestabilities yet). The scallop edge is from Quickutz and I cut out BB, then made more polka-dots with my uniball white gel pen. The side panels is the ribbon and I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the brads. I didn't notice the brads were off until after I had finished the card. Oh well! The whole thing is on a Whisper White card body.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I made this card for my BFF younger sister, who is having a baby girl (just like me) on the 15th of September. I can only hope my baby decides to come that early, as she is due October 8th, but is likely to arrive early.
I made it using the Verve sketch AVS02, and I used Whisper White (WW), Pretty in Pink (PP), Regal Rose (RR) and 2 designer papers(DP) from Memory Makers. Its a square card, which I almost never make, so it was a great challenge for me. The card base is WW layered with PP and RR. The striped DP is scalloped using the SU scallop punch with holes punched out with the 1/16th punch. Those layers are then wrapped with a retired SU! ribbon (I'm a ribbon and paper horder). The next layer is made with the green polka-dot DP again, punched with the scallop punch, I cut the square in half and attached it to a piece of RR. I layered clear(backed with PP), green and clear green buttons on the RR with mini glue dots around the edge. I then attached my sentiment (For a Friend) which was stamped with Always Artichoke ink and colored in with PP and RR markers, layered on Old Olive paper. I attached the sentiment with 3 layers of dimensionals above the buttons and added PP buttons on top. Finally I made a knot with the retired ribbon and attached it with a mini glue dot.
I'm planning on creating some special gifts for her, as she lost her first baby 3 days after she developed toxemia and had to deliver at 25 weeks early last year. This new baby for her is a gift from God that will be spoiled like the princess she will be!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This is for the SCS card sketch challenge #186 this week. I started by selecting a stamp set that would complement the strip along the bottom of the sketch, so I picked out Double Line Doodles (retired SU!). I stamped the long strip first on Certainly Celery with CC ink, then highlighted the image with my uniball White gel pen and Old Olive marker. I layered that on Old Olive paper and using scalloped scissors, trimmed the edges down the length of the paper. Next I used another retired SU! item, the background paper (don't remember the name) and layered that on CC and Always Artichoke. The second panel is the SU! DS Print paper in Certainly Celery, layered on Old Olive. I stamped 'adorable' from Warm Words with Always Artichoke, 'cause she's adorable! The main image from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White with Always Artichoke, then sponged with CC and OO. I then cut out the center if the image and featured a photo of Lily behind it (isn't she cute!). That is layered on CC and AA trimmed with the scallop scissors (I don't have the Nestabilities yet) and I put white polkadots around it with the white gel pen. I added Moss grosgrain ribbon under the image and attached it with dimensionals. That's it! Thanks for looking!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Front of spinner
Back of spinner.
I used Whisper White card stock for the card body, then tied the wide black polka dot ribbon around it and tied it off with a bow. Sorry the photo is off. I punched the scallop circle punch in the bottom right corner. The spinner is the ladybug from Very Punny, stamped on WW with Basic Black, and colored in with my aqua painter and Real Red ink. The other side is stamped with the 'thank you' stamp from Short & Sweet, outlined with the real red marker. I added dots around the edge with the Basic Black marker. The image and the sentiment were punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered together back to back with a piece of red thread between. On the inside of the card, taped the ends of the thread to the back of the front of the card and placed a Real Red piece of card stock and with a punched a 1 3/8 circle out of that. Added some white polka dots and voila'! Sweet and simple!
This one is for the SCS Color challenge CC175 and card layout challenge SC183. So Saffron, Almost Amethyst and Wild Wasabi. I have to admit, that this card is inspired by Markie's Mom at SCS. She makes the most beautiful cards, and always uses black and white polka dots. Check out her gallery, it's great!!!
I used the Simply Said stamp set, colored it with AA and SS and surrounded the image with Soft Sky using the aqua painter. The main image was layered on WW, AA and finished with Basic Black and i added the dots with my uniball white gel pen. The SS layer is SU! DP and the WW layer was Cuttlebugged with swirls. and bother are layered on Whisper White. I added the balck and white polkadot wide ribbon with a strip of Wild Wasabi Sticked ribbon down the center and added a knot with a mini glue dot. The main panel is AA on a card body of Basic Black and added white polkadots. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, i just used a few words from the stamp, along with some bling in the corner.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This card was created for Mojo Monday and for the SCS Color Challenge 173. The color challenge was Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Purely Pomagrante. I haven't used this stamp set (All Natural) in ages so I thought I'd use it for this one. The background is Cuttlebugged and layered on PP and on a Basic Black card base (I used creative license by added that color to the combo). The WW panel is stamped with 'Script' and sponged along the edges. It's layered on PP and I added some brads that I colored black with Black Stazon. I used Cetainly Celery DP for the next panel and layered it on the PP also with Wild Wasabi sticked ribbon wraped around. The stamped pear image is done with Stazon so I could use my aqua painter to color it (using all 3 combo colors). I masked the image and stamped the 'Script' over it with CC and sponged the edges. It's layered on WW, PP & Basic Black. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Black, and I did the same technique as I did with the pear. I punched out the sentiment with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered it on a 1 3/8" PP circle and scalloped WW circle. I added the polkadots with the Uniball gel pen.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This challenge was to use, Regal Rose, Real Red and So Saffron. I had this great paper that I just got that had all those colors, so I thought I'd use it for this challenge. The So Saffron backgound is stamped with So Saffron ink and the 'Canvas' backgound stamp. It's layered on Real Red card stock. Now here's where I stray a bit... the next layer is Regal Rose, Cuttlebugged and put on More Mustard (not part of the challenge...oops). The 3rd layer is the designer paper on, again, More Mustard. The verbage is on Very Vanilla, stamped with Close to Cocoa and again with the 'Canvas' stamp and So Saffron ink for some texture. I finished off the card with twill ribbon, flower and rhinestone from the Target $1 stop, and punched out leaf from Target as well. I also paper pierced for some extra detail. This card is also inspired by Beate John's 'Weekend Sketch Challenge' #52. I'm sending this card of in the am to my DH grandmother, she sent us a generous gift for our 6th year anniversary! Thanks Grandma T!