Thursday, August 26, 2010

Best wishes

The card I have today is a simple embossed flower image in white and matted on a cuttlebug embossed background. The butterfly and sentiment are also embossed in white. Queen Ann's Lace was my Grandmothers favorite, they grew in abundance down at the summer house they had.

Today I had another ultrasound, everything is progressing well except she is very big. Both my boys were large 9.3lbs for my first and then induced 1 week early and 8.8lbs for the next. I can't quite remember being check so often with Wyatt so I don't know how his growth compares to hers. They estimate her at 4.2 lbs and in the 97% at 29w, 2 days. When I got home I looked up weights and the average is 2.54lbs at that gestation.  I really thought I was further along than that, but I guess they know better than I.  I am not sure if it had to do with her telling me how big she is or what but I experienced a pretty good dizzy spell today. I started sweating and felt horrible, once I sat up and rested for a few minutes I started feeling better. The Dr. felt sure they would still induce at 39 weeks, I just hope that I can get her out, I really don't want to have a c-section. Today after picking Owen up from school I showed him her pictures, and he was so funny asking about how big she was when God put her in my belly. Then he asked again how she was going to come out, I try not to go into to much detail.  I don't want him educating his class on where babies come from!  Tomorrow is Friday, looking forward the weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to school and butterflies

Just playing with some of my favorite copics, the BG10-BG15, will have to get refills for these as I seem to use them a lot! I also used the bo-bunny dot paper that I love to buy, but find hard to use!

Today is Owen's first day of 2nd Grade, Wyatt and I took him to school this morning. Owen was so excited to go to school today, I wish everyday was like that! He could not wait to show Wyatt his classroom and all the neat pets they have. Poor Wyatt he wanted to stay with
his brother. Now all he keeps asking me is "Where Owen go?"  I can not believe how fast time has gone, Owen looks to big, and I feel like it was just yesterday I brought my sweet first born home from the hospital.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Just a note...

I used the Memory Box queen anne's lace stamp, with a script background. They are stamped in Chocolate brown and a tan ink.  The Butterfly is from Hero Arts.

Only one more day of summer vacation, we had open house tonight to meet Owen's new teacher. I can hardly believe he is already going into 2nd grade. His teacher seems very nice, and he knows quite a few of the other students. The best thing was all the pets she had in her class, Owen loves animal so he is very excited to help care for them. I am not looking forward to getting back into the school routine,  and I know Wyatt is going to miss his brother terribly.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

I decided to try the Shabby Tea room challenge this week, after spending some time shopping for little girl clothes Friday I was totally inspired. I used the Year of Flowers stamp set from PTI, and Pattern paper from Memory box. The Rose is stamped overtop of script writing and then colored with copics. It was so hot outside that my lense steamed up when I tried to get a picture. I am ready for Fall!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spring bird on Friday

This card is made with memory box stamps, I found them while in Charlotte at Stamper's Alley . It is a great store, great inventory and they keep up with the new trends. I miss our local stores, being able to see the new stuff in person, and all the new ideas.

The boys left yesterday, even though they were gone most of the day I really didn't get a chance to do much. I spent 3-4 hours at the endocrinologist, meeting with the dietitian, educator, getting blood work and then seeing the P.A. and Dr. It really wasn't that bad, actually they did me a favor by working me in so I don't have to go back for 8 weeks unless I can't keep my sugars under control. It was so nice to get some direction this time, last time I had it with my first pregnancy I was told I could find the diet on the Internet and they had someone call me on the phone to explain how to check my sugars .It did not end up being a very good experience, so I truly appreciate all the info and help I will have access to now. Today I have to run to town and do some errands and then think I will go browse the mall. I really haven't bought much for the baby, so may start looking for some stuff. Then tonight I plan on renting the Last Song and curling up into bed to watch. Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sunshine bookmark

This is a bookmark for the Hero Arts Challenge, I started by stamping the swirl background in Antique linen, then stamping all the images in black. I colored the images with Copics and then added distressed ink in Antique Linen again all over the bookmark.I used diamond glaze on the inside flower and spica glitter pen on the bee wings.  All stamps except for the saying (PTI) are from Hero Arts.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PDCC # 42

I really enjoy the color challenges from the Play Date Cafe I love the colors they put together and yesterday had time to make a card. I used my new Poppy script stamp from Memory box and stamped it in dark brown on tan cardstock. The sentiment is also from Memory box.

It has been a busy last week or so, I failed my 3 hour glucose test and am now waiting for the refferal to the next Dr. to get all the stuff to start checking my sugars again. I only have about 10 weeks left, so it won't be that bad. Then Debbie and I went to Charlotte for the CK Convention, you can see her post and some pictures of  trip there. We had so much fun, but I was exhausted when we returned. This week is Iweb's last full week off of school, my DH is taking both boys too the mountains this weekend for the last summer trip. I am going to stay home, I have tons of things to work on I just hope I can accomplish something while they are gone! I always have good intentions but end up just spinning my wheels so to speak. I have to find a suitable bunk bed for the boys, haven't found one locally so I am not looking online. I am nervous about makinng such a large purchase online, but I need one with storage under the bed and nothing locally fits what I need. They both just have too much stuff!  Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bookmark and some chick picts.

For PTI release last month they had bookmark dies and a cute booklovers stamp set. I love to read, the problem is I read too fast, and seem to run out of authors I like. When Owen was little we were at the library at least once a week, it was wonderful! Fast forward to having two kids, and the second hating the library, when we do go it's a quick dash to grab something interesting before he has a melt down. When Owen and I have a chance we try to leave Wyatt with my DH so we can leisurely look for books, but not often enough.

I went out this afternoon and tried to snap a few photo's of our chick army, they are so quick and hardly ever sit still. Many are hiding under the hens, but I think I got most of them in these. I love the assortment of colors we have, they are Bantam Cochins we have red, buff, white, grey, and blue. 

These are the first batch of five that hatch, they are already fully feathered, and very curious. The grey rooster has become their pal and they hang out most of the day together. I have 3 roosters and 2 hens out of these.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chicks anyone?????????

This is another card using the unity set, I didn't like the color of it until Debbie suggesting distressing the green background paper. It made all the difference, that is why it is so fun to craft with a friend. Someone can look at something totally different and give some wonderful feedback!

I am so excited to be going to Charlotte on Friday with Debbie, if I can ever make it through this week. What was suppose to be a laid back easy week has turned into utter pain! I am so ready for some R&R! Friday cannot get here soon enough! On another note we spent the weekend with some friends on the waterway and had a blast. Before we left I had 5 new baby chicks that had hatched, when we returned I knew I was in trouble. There were so many chicks that I couldn't count them all! I estimate around 20 new babies, one of our hens must have had a nest somewhere and has brought her family to live back in the house! My DH just shook his head, I think I am going to post a sign at the feed store to try to get find homes for most of them. We just want to wait for them to get a little bigger. It is quite a sight in the house right now with all those little puff-balls running around!

Tomorrow I have to take the 3 hour glucose test as I failed the first one. I had gestational diabetes with my first, but not my second, I so hope I pass this one! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Larkspurs and the Aquarium

This card uses the new Year of Flowers Set from PTI: Larkspurs. I first stamped a script stamp then the image 3 times then I cut a oval out of the center to allow for a sentiment to be placed there. I colored all images with copics, stamped the sentiment (PTI), and a few butterflies and then attached to the back of the floral panel.

Yesterday I took the boys to the aquarium, it was my birthday and I wanted to do something fun with them. Owen went last year for a school trip, but it was so crazy with all the kids, he didn't get much of a chance to explore. It is a very nice aquarium, but for me growing up in MD, I thought all aquariums were like the Baltimore Aquarium. The first time I went I wanted to know where the rest of it was. I have since adjusted my expectations and do enjoy the experience. Owen's favorite parts were the snakes and the touch pool, I had to drag him away from the lady running it. Wyatt loved the poison dart frogs and the spiney lobster, he thought the lobster was chasing him and would squeal and run only to go back and tell it "No get me".  We all had a great time!

I love this photo, his crazy hair and that smile!

Watch out there is an Alligator behind you boys

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PDCC #40

Stamps: Hero Arts, PTI
Butterfly colored with copics

This is my entry for the PDCC, I was hoping to have time to make a few more cards but time has gotten away from me. I like the color splash challenges, highlighting a color creates such a bold card.

Today I am taking the boys to the Fort Fischer Aquarium, I can't believe it's August and summer vacation ends on the 24th. We have quite a few things going on before school starts. We are visiting friends at a beach house in Topsail this weekend, next week my in-laws are coming into town. They are taking Owen and his cousin camping at KOA for vacation. He is so excited, can't wait to swim, and ride his bike and sleep in the bunk beds in the cabin! Then Chris is taking both boys to the mountains the weekend before school starts, this will be Daddy's first trip with both boys without me. It was all his idea so I sure hope it goes well. I am looking forward to a few days to myself. Not sure when that will happen again for awhile so I plan on enjoying it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Love, smile and enjoy the moment...

Stamps: flower and script background - Hero Arts
Sentiments: PTI
Colored with Copics: BV000, BV02 & BV04

This is a card for the new hero arts challenge, "keeping in touch", time goes by so quickly I so wish it would slow down. It's been years since I have seen my best friend in MD, I miss her so much . We both have busy lives, but try to call or drop notes to one another. We probably spend more time talking to each others voice mail, but when we do finally talk it's like the years apart don't exist.

We had a low-key weekend, or at least Wyatt and I did. He has been off for most of last week, and friday came down with a fever. He is most pitiful when he is sick and only wants me, kept asking for me to rub his back and for ice pops! Thankfully today he is fever free and seems to be past whatever it was he had. I hate when my babies are sick, especially when they are little and have trouble telling you what hurts.