Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dresses and Friends

Well I have some baby news. I had an ultrasound today (again) and they measured my fluid levels. Apparently I'm very, very, very low. So I have another ultrasound on Monday, they'll measure my fluids again and if they're still really low the Dr wants to induce labor. There's very mixed feelings about this in our house right now. On the one hand, I wouldn't be pregnant anymore--YIPPEE!! But on the other, I would only be 35 weeks along. Technically the baby should be in there for another 2 or 3 weeks at least. So we're a little torn on the whole thing. Dan's freaking out as usual. I'm trying to think of all the little things I needed to get done before the baby comes. I had planned to make nurse and doula gifts for the hospital, I got the chocolate today but I don't know if I can get them done by Monday. I'm not packed, I really wanted to get our Christmas cards at least started but that may not happen now. So it's going to be a really busy, hectic weekend. I think we're going to act as if they will induce me next week and then if they don't we'll just be relieved and carry on with life as normal. So if my posts in the next week or two go silent you'll know why. I'll try to post as often as I can with updates but you never know what's going to happen with this pregnancy. Even the receptionists at the Dr office today were like 'you've been in here more than us' and 'good grief, what's the matter this time' They're super nice, in fact I need to add them to my list of gifts to make :) So wish me luck next week and hope and pray everything works out ok.

Yesterday I got this beautiful birthday card in the mail from Joanna. She's my sideline who just earned Founders Circle and lives in Arizona. She'll be leaving for Founders Circle in just a couple of days I think. Have a great time Joanna!!! But isn't this card so pretty! When I opened it Logan said, "Mommy who made that card with the beautiful dress?" Isn't he cute!?

I don't have any of the lace yet but I love how Joanna used it on this card so I may have to order some! Thanks Joanna I LOVE IT!!

I have another card to show you today. This card was an experimental card. Normally I don't have the patience to do this and you'll probably never see it again but I wanted to try it. I was cutting a ton of the candy wrapper boxes from the big shot last week, you'll see why in a future post, but it cuts out these little squares to help the box fold together. Normally I don't save little tiny scraps but I thought, they're perfect little squares I'll try that mosaic thing I've seen. So I put them in a bag and saved them and did exactly that. It took a long time, first I started with a loose pattern, I didn't want it to look too planned but I also didn't want it to look like I just dropped the scraps on the paper. So after about 6 of them placed strategically I just started sticking them anywhere. So here's the result....
...what do you think? I coverd the white cardstock with snail and just stuck them on there. When I got them all on, I covered everything with versa mark and embossed it with clear EP. It gives it the shiny mosaic look but the white parts also aren't sticky. I used markers to color the greeting added some ribbon and a button and called it a day!

I'm glad I did a card like this but probably next time I'll have no problem throwing my scraps away. It's just a little too tedious for me. I think the result is very pretty. But I don't think I'll be doing this again, unless it's for the perfect project :)
Stamp Set: All Holidays
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight markers and VersaMark
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Black grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Buttons, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!


Jeanette said...

I really like the mosaic look. I think I'll try it. Good luck with the baby. It will work out well.

Anonymous said...

Well even if you dont have time to do anything just make sure you post a pic of the Baby and your son..I will be thinking of you and hoping that all will be well with your new little one..If I lived closer I would offer to help you out with your gift you have offered me so many Ideas though your blog..
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