Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome little Ali!

One of my co-workers was blessed with a beautiful little girl on July 30th, so I created this little card for her.  (Her older brother got the proud big brother card I made.)  Anyone who has been to my house knows I'm partial to giraffes - okay my husband would say that I'm ADDICTED and OBSESSED with them and so this cute stamp from Paper Smooches totally called to me!!

I have been on a big kick to try and use up some of my scraps.  And after doing a quick inventory, I know I have way too many!!  I have been trying to not cut into a new piece of pattern paper or card stock and use up the supplies that I have. 

I haven't been crafting a whole lot besides working on baby thank you cards and even that has been fairly slow going.  I have been bitten by the nesting bug and WOW - my house thanks it!!  I have cleaned and organized all but 2-3 rooms in the house - the master bathroom (I have done spot cleaning - just haven't pulled out all the stops and scrubbed it down), my craft room (mainly because I don't know where to start - part of me wants to sell a bunch of what I have and start over, this time being a lot more reasonable and smart about what I am purchasing) and the spare bedroom downstairs (which really doesn't need cleaning).  In the above picture, I'm 38 weeks and I felt AMAZING that day.  I was trying to see the bright side of life - as it would have been the first day back to work for me if I wasn't expecting.  I have been so fortunate to have felt really good this whole pregnancy - just in the last week, I have started feeling miserable.  I have another doctor's appt tomorrow and I'm really hoping she will give me an induction date, as I'm over my due date.  We know the baby is a healthy weight and I really don't want to give birth to a million pound sucker.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Proud Big Brother

One of my co-workers gave birth to her lovely little lady on July 30th and I kinda gathered from listening to Shauna that Zack was definitely loving being the big brother.  And Zack loves trains, so I thought it was perfect that I had an extra copy of 'The Polar Express', which is all about trains!!  I think he was more excited about the present then the card - LOL - but I'm sure I'm one of the few people who has a HUGE love for cards!!  Especially hand crafted cards!!
I have a few more cards to share, as I have been doing a little crafting ... in between preparing for my own little bundle to arrive!
I decided to make my own thank you cards and I came up with a really simple yet awesome design and I ended up going with a neutral colour scheme - kraft, light yellow and light green.  Can't wait to share those with you!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy 90th!!

My in-laws have been invited to a 90th birthday party for a lady who used to live in town and wanted me to whip up a card for her.  I had a couple different images in my mind but I haven't used this oldie for a while and given Grace's sense of humor, I knew it would be a bit.  Once again, I reached only to my scrap pile and found these papers.  I also absolutely love my cuttlebug, so I ran the blue and green pieces through 2 different folders. 

Now I just have to get working on my baby thank you cards.  I have come up with a pretty simple (yet beautiful in my opinion) that should be easy enough to mass produce.  Fingers crossed anyways.

And I'm still working on cleaning up my craft room, wit th ultimate goal being to paint it and make it beautiful!!  And to never get as cluttered as it is!!

Fingers crossed I can get my stamps sorted through!  I'm going to be selling a bunch of them because the more I look at my stash, the more I realise I have a whole bunch that I haven't even inked up yet!!

Happy Birthday Merrick!

So after being completely consumed with Pinterest, I should have more then enough card ideas to last me a long, long time!!  And I have come to realise that I also over think cards way too much and end up investing way too much time in them.  There are some stunning and beautiful cards that don't appear to be super labour intensive. 

This card had to be popped in the mail, so I didn't add all sorts of bells and whistles to it, as that just adds to the postage (BOOO!!) - shouldn't they just be happy that some people still snail mail??

I have a few cards that I need to make in the next few days - a wedding card for my cousin's wedding which is tomorrow that I'm going to have to miss unfortunately and then my best friend's birthday which is Monday.  I had the flu on Monday and am still not feeling great.  I have lost a lot of weight because of the flu (making my pregnancy weight gain just over 10lbs, which isn't a lot) and so the doctor is a little concerned.  She has me scheduled for an ultrasound on Monday and I'm to take things easy and rest a lot, as this little one could make an appearance any time now.

So here's hoping I can get some crafting moments in later tonight - I'm just doing some baking since I managed to get a little bit of energy and I wanted to make something special for Jeff, as he has been so good with me being sick and everything lately.

I am just going to whip up a blueberry/strawberry pie and then 3 different kinds of cookies to have in the freezer for once the baby is born and we have some company.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So friends - I'm back!!

So friends - I haven't vanished from the face of the earth or given up crafting.  I didn't even really take a break.  I just never seemed to take pictures of what I was making and I kind of lost my desire to blog.  But hopefully I'm back!  I know I'm refreshed!!  And so much has happened since my last post!!

I'm a married woman now who is also expecting her first baby - in a little under 7 weeks and so I have been nesting like crazy.  Seriously - I'm a cleaning machine!!  Which is great for my craft room, as I have neglected it for way too long ... and in cleaning it, I have come to realise that I just have WAY too much stuff.  So I'm slowly working at selling it and getting it organized.  And one of my goals is to not use a brand new sheet of paper until I work through some of my scraps!  And when I say some, I mean the massive mountains I have! 

The above card is already in the mail - popped it in there this afternoon.  One of my best friends just let the cat out of the bag officially that she is expecting again, which is something that I had been expecting for a while.  I'm so happy for her and her husband and her little guy!!  They don't know if it's a boy or a girl, so I went with both blue and pink on the card.  And I did finish the inside but it wasn't anything crazy!  Just another way I can use all the scraps I have left.  And I need to get better at throwing them out when they are too small or something I know I won't use again.  Like seriously - I am a paper hoarder and it has to stop!!

Stay tuned - I have more cards photographed and I'm definitely working on getting my mojo back!!