Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Penny Black inside

The challenge at the Penny Black Blog this week is to create a card with a inside. Usually I leave them blank to hand write my note, but really there is a whole area begging to be stamped! I think this flower stamp from PB is one of my favorite images to color right now. I used copics in YR15, 17 and 18 and YG03,05 & 07 for the leaves. The little creature ( I think its a bunny?) is colored with Y12, 15 & 17. The inside of the flower has flower soft in earth.Now for the inside:

I stamped and colored with the same copics as above and add the sentiment. This little guy is so cute, I can think of some other cute saying like "hang in there", "or thanks for stopping by". I find that I have tons of sentiments, mostly in clear stamps, but can never find the one I am looking for until after I have the card done. I so need a good organizational system to find my stuff. I have been keeping my desk cleaner, and less cluttered. So I guess one step at a time right?

I have been struggling with nursing my almost 8 month old baby girl. It is so discouraging since although I had issues with the boys they were with me not the baby. I have been concerned that she has not been gaining weight and when I took her back to the Dr. Monday she actually lost an ounce. So she has weighed the same at almost 5 months that she does at 8 months. She is growing slightly on her length and head circumference. The odd thing is she appears hydrated, with enough wet diapers, happy, meeting her milestone, already crawling, sitting up, etc. The only time she fusses is during nursing, I am starting to suspect I may not have enough supply, so today I am off to find the herbs I read about online. I am so frustrated and driving my DH crazy with my worry and neurotic behavior. I have always been determined to nurse the babies and believe absolutely it is the best thing I can do for them. So before I give up, I have to exhaust all my option. Thanks for listening : ) Hope you have a great day!


  1. What a sweet card, love that stamp on the inside of the card and as always your flower is colored perfectly. Don't give up! give me a call if I can help.

  2. I love the card and adding the flower soft really makes the flower look more real. Hope you'll find a solution soon. God bless.

  3. Oh Tanya, sounds like things are really stressful for you, it must be so worrying for you that she is not putting on weight, it is so admirable that you are keen to feed her yourself for as long as possible. Are there any mum help groups in your area with health professionals that could give you additional advise?

    Really love your card, the inside is perfect.