Tuesday, June 24, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, June 28. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, June 27 at midnight.

and here's the 5.5"x5.5" birthday card that I made using the Sweet Lullaby Collection:


I made this card for my mom whose birthday is tomorrow! (Happy Birthday Mom!). The loves doilies, flowers and all things pretty so this image and flowers were perfect for her birthday card!

For this card, I distressed the background and added it to a white 5.5"x5.5" cardstock. I stamped the sweet little girl with her kitty image and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and blended them with OMS. I matted the image on green cardstock and added it to the center of the card. I die cut a white carriage and cut it to make 1/2 of a doily. I then threaded some red ribbon through it and added it to he right side of the image. I die cut a munch of the sweet lacey flowers, inked their edges to give them a vintage look and layered them. I added large pearls to their centers to continue the lace, vintage look of this card. I stamped and die cut some leaves and scattered them in the two flower clusters around the stamped image. I also stamped the sentiment and cut it out in a pennant and added it to the top right cluster. Finally, i added some liquid pearls to the clusters and stickles to the flowers and colored image.

Here are some close ups of the card:






Here's one last look at the whole card:


Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Lisa Nazario-Gregory

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com
Amarilys Doria: http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/06/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-june-alumni.html
Lisa Nazario-Gregory: http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/
Vicki Dutcher: http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-hop.html
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-blog.html
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Emilia van den Heuvel - http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Linda Loew: http://lindamloew.blogspot.com
Glenda Brooks: http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-design.html
Mary Faus: http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-june.html
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-dt-hop.html
Alissa Wells- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, May 31. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of May Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, May 30 at midnight.

and here's the 5.5"x5.5" easel baby girl card that I made using the newest collection, Sweet Lullaby Collection:

This year is the year of the babies for those around us since we know another 5 babies being born this year besides our own! This collection is simply perfect for those baby scrapbook pages and cards! I made this sweet card for my friend who is expecting a little girl in a few months. I used the gorgeous new pre-printed papers (which are great for when you are on the run!) for my base and embellished the card with the new flower dies to make some soft and feminine flowers to accent the easel card. I distressed the edges and added some pearls.

Here are some close up pictures:





One last look at the easel card:


Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Mary Faus 

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2014/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-may-blog-hop.html
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-design.html
Caroline Duncan http://stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com/
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-hop.html
Sarah Miller http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Glenda Brooks http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-design.html
Amarilys Doria http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/05/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-may-alumni.html
Mary Faus http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-dt.html
Alissa Wells http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com
Lisa Gregory http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop.html
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations April Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations April Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, May 3rd. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of April Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, May 2nd at midnight.

and here's the 6"x6" Spring card that I made:
I used the Vintage Floret Frame Precut Set stamp and die for this card and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. I also stamped the chubby little bird from the same collection and colored him as well. I used the gorgeous new Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set stamp and matching die to make my flowers. For their centers, I used the Delicate Asters Die centers in yellow and a dew drop. I stamped the sentiment and cut it into strips, omitting the first word of the sentiment.I finished it all off with stickles to add some sparkle to this fun Spring card!

Some close ups:



one last look at the card:

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: 

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
Vicki Dutcher -http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/04/heartfelt-creations-alumni-april-hop.html
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl/
Amarilys Doria-http://amadrian8.blogspot.com//2014/04/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-april-alumni.html
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com//2014/04/april-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-hop.html
Glenda Brooks http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/04/heartfelt-creations-april-alumni-design.html
Lee Ann Barrett http://greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/04/seize-sketch-and-heartfelt-creations.html
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com//2014/04/april-heartfelt-creations-alumni-design.html
Mary Faus http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com//2014/04/heartfelt-creations-april-dt-bloghop.html
Alissa Wells http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

sunday...Meet Josiah Luke!

Meet my son, Josiah Luke!

Baby's Name: Josiah Luke
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: April 15, 2014
Original Due Date: April 13, 2014
Weeks Pregnant: 40wks 2d
Baby's Weight: 7lbs 14oz
Baby's Length: 20.5in

Birth Story: 
At my 40W 2D OBGYN appointment, the ultrasound showed that the baby was measuring at 9lbs 5 oz and we all freaked out, including the Dr. He suggested induction, elective C-section or to wait til 41 wks to induce, which was his least preferred. He let me call my hubby at work so we could talk about it and 10 minutes later, I told him that we would go for the C-section. The Dr scheduled the C-section for the next day, Tuesday April 15. The C-section started at 5:50AM and Josiah Luke was born at 6:14AM weighing in at 7lbs 14oz and measuring 20.5in. He was perfect and I felt in love with him as soon as I heard that first cry. I cried when I first saw him. I couldn't believe that I was finally meeting my little boy. That little boy that I carried in my belly for 9 long months! My hubby went with him to the recovery room to wait for me. Dr Peppy stitched me up and I was on my way to the recovery room 30 minutes later. I was feeling horrible when I heard that the baby weighed less than 8lbs, thinking that we had made a mistake of performing a C-section when we didn't need it. I asked the Dr if there would have been any way the baby would have been born vaginally if we had induced and he said no. You see, even though Josiah was head's down, he was facing the side and not my back and his head was stuck that way. That's the reason why I wasn't dilating and his head wasn't dropping farther into my pelvis. Everything has a reason for happening and that C-section could have saved our lives and definitely many hours of laboring without a baby at the end. Pretty much Josiah was going to be a C-section no matter what but the elective c section was way safer than an emergency one. I did skin to skin 1 hr after he was born and he latched on immediately. He also held his head up to look at me when they first placed him on my chest. We were in the hospital for 3 days and were released Thursday afternoon. The nurses and Dr said I was doing really well so I had the option to leave on Thursday instead of Friday like I was supposed to. Not the delivery I had in mind but I'm glad that everything worked out according to God's plan and both Josiah and I are doing well.




Family Picture (1 st day at home)


Thanks for all of your thought and well wishes throughout my pregnancy! 

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Monday, March 31, 2014

monday...Swirlydoos March Kit Layout #5 (and a goodbye)

Happy Monday! Welcome to my very last layout for Swirlydoos as my DT contract is over using their March Kit, Salutations! I want to thank Krissy for giving me the opportunity to design for Swirlydoos. It was definitely a dream come true!


I used the neutral colors for this layout of me during my baby shower back in February. My cousin took a few pictures of me and I fell in love with this one and had to scrap it right away! The glittery picks included in this kit are perfect for achieving the outdoorsy feel I wanted while keeping the layout elegant.

Here are some close ups of this layout:






Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for all of your support and lovely comments! Have a great week everyone! :)

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