Monday, May 24, 2010

"Behold Elijah is here" 1 Kings

Arriving about two months early and weighing in at 4 lbs 11 oz, Elijah Andrew Medina made his appearance on Sunday, May 16th at 9:19 AM... Because he's a little tyke, Elijah is still in the NICU for a few more days, but he's been doing so well...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." (Mansfield Park)

So the laundry didn't get finished and there are still baby pieces in the living room that need a permanent home, BUT I did get my grandmother's Mother's day card done! :) Thank you Karm for this beautiful Tilda... I used the Magical Crafts sketch for this one, and am, thankfully, DONE with my requisite cards for tomorrow... but that doesn't mean to imply that my THANK YOU cards are done at ALL! :) So, more cards to come... and maybe a layout once the baby is born and I can have a glass of wine to get my creative juices flowing again! :) Hugs!!

"I certainly have had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be any thing extraordinary now." (Pride and Prejudice)

One more down, one more to go... Today has been a crazy hectic housekeeping day, and I managed to squeeze this card out while my darling daughter was rehersing for her dance recital... but otherwise, we've been moving and shaking getting things ready for the new baby (crib is up, bigger than I remembered lol, and we're GETTING there...)

Anywhoo, this card was created using the Whiff of Joy sketch for this week for my Stepmom... I still have to finish my grandmother's Mother's Day card before morning, but I have NO creative energy right now... :) Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"That Lady, I suppose, is your mother" (Pride and Prejudice)

Though the mean Lady Catherine had no love lost for Mrs. Bennet, I DO find her to be one of Austen's most humorous of characters... :)

With mother's day coming up this weekend, I'm sure I'll have a couple of other cards to post (or else my family will be disappointed, it seems... they are my biggest fans when it comes to my card making obsession...). Here's the first of what will hopefully be at LEAST three or four! :) Inspired by that Marie Antoinette stamp I drooled over from Kraftin Kimmie's Stamps, and humbly submitted for this week's sketch challenge!! (Color scheme and bling inspired by a CafeMom challenge as well!)

AND of course, yesterday was another elementary Tuesday at Design Dollies with a Teacher Appreciation Week inspired challenge for ya'll... if you ARE a follower of that challenge site already, make sure you play along this month cause we have YUMMY candy coming your way! :)

My teacher inspired card was made for Melanie's First Grade teacher, who collects and LOVES all things Moose related... Which reminds me... the week is almost over and I have to GIVE her the card, lol! :)

And there you have it folks... If I can get dinner done on time today (riiiiiighhhhht...) and clean up around the house (yeah, sure!), then maybe I can make another mother's day card before lesson plans and grading (um, yeah, ok...). WELL, here's hoping! :)