PLEASE NOTE: I am taking a break from blogging. :) Rest assured that I am still crafting and creating, but life has gotten busy with 4 little ones plus homeschool, so please forgive me while I take a little hiatus. I will have a few random posts here and there, but nothing consistent for awhile. Feel free to browse my past projects or send me an email if you have an questions - thanks!

Monday, April 16

A ramble and a simple little birthday card (for a man!)

Hi everyone!! Okay... I don't know why this is, because it seems backwards to me... but for the month before my little one arrived, I wandered around in a daze just waiting. It was very boring and VERY unproductive. You would think I would have spent the last few weeks DOING something before having a baby attached to my hip (or boob) all day, right? Yeah... I thought so too, haha.

What actually happened was that I did NOTHING for those weeks leading up to Audrey's birth, and now that she's here (and I'm not so sore) I re-discovered my mojo and I have been a crafty-creating fiend!! She's been here only 2 weeks and during that time I have already made a booster seat cover for my other daughter, 3 pairs of shorts for my son, several (albeit simple) last-minute thank you cards, a changing pad/diaper/wipes rollup case, 5 more of these burp cloths and read at least half a dozen new books. Seriously... who would have thought? I guess this little face is just so inspiring...

Isn't she darling?! I am so in love, *sigh*. Okay, enough babbling - you want to see my card, right? Well, here it is!

Paper: scrap stash (polka dots), Basic Grey; Stamps: The Greeting Farm (image), Papertrey Ink (sentiment); Border punch: Stampin' Up!. Memento ink, copics, adhesive foam, pearls.

I needed to make a card for my brother, but I was late getting it in the mail so I needed something quick. I always wonder what image to use when making him cards, and now that I think about it, I believe I've used this WS-Edward for the last several cards for him, haha. Oh well. I really like the simple, easy design of this card and how quick it came together... I think I may make a few more to keep on hand in various color combos and using different TGF images. I love my Greeting Farm stamps... they are {so} cute and SO quick to color - gotta love that! :) The FFF challenge last week was to use classic patterns, so I pulled out my 2 favorites for this card: pinstripes and polka dots. Can't get more classic than that. ;)

Alright, that's it for me today. Although I haven't been showing them on here, I actually HAVE kept up with my Project Life layouts - aren't you proud of me?! :) I am going to try and get back in the habit of posting them each Wednesday. Now that the waiting-for-baby game is over, I feel like I can finally get back to a regular routine. Consistent blog posts included, hahaha. :)

Have a great day everyone!



jan farnworth said...

so fun glad your mojo is coming back. Hope to make a trip your way sometime in the future or maybe catch you when you come this way so i can meet the new bundle of joy.

cards2love said...

Your little daughter is gorgeoussssss!! Thanks for showing a picture.
I'm glad to read your inspiration is back!
The card for your brother is fantastic! The stamp is really nice.
Have a nice day, greetings Mary

Danni said...

She is just so precious!!!

Wonderful card too but she steals the show!

Thanh Vo said...

Your newest addition is so precious!

I'm so glad to hear you have your mojo back too! Woot woot