Tuesday, August 2, 2016


This was me yesterday, Bree was fantastic and let me sleep in a bit, she usually runs in to my room to climb in bed with me for an hour or two around 5 or 6, but she's cranky about it, I'm not supposed to touch her until she decides it's time, same thing with the blanket, if I misconstrue the signs about whether she wants to be covered up or not she gets a wee bit testy usually, and then magically a switch flips and she's a cheerful girl after an hour or so. Yesterday though, she just played with some of her stuffies in her own bed until about 8:30 when I finally went in to get her and she was just in the best mood all day. She was snuggly, but not clingy and she played in the studio while I got a ton of work done (I photographed and edited cards, did my supply lists, and scheduled my blog posts with everything but the chatty parts all the way through September 16!) It was a very good day :)

I started off by stamping the little yoga girl in the center of a piece of Neenah cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I colored her with Copics and then I used my coordinating die to partially cut her out, stopping around her knees so she would still be attached to the "floor" she's sitting on. I used my scissors to fussy cut the spaces between her arms and body. I masked her off to stamp the woodgrain pattern underneath her in Lawn Fawn Manatee gray (which has become one of my favorite grays ever, it earned a spot of honor on the shelf under my desk of most used neutral inks instead of being in the drawer that holds all other neutrals... in case you're wondering, the bin has my My Favorite Things Hybrid Black, Hero Arts Black, Versamark, Lawn Fawn Manatee, and Lawn Fawn Walnut - the Walnut replaced my Hero Arts White Pigment ink because my daughter couldn't keep her fingers out of the white ink pad...)
Anyways, after the background was stamped I went ahead and stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Black Ink and trimmed down the panel a little bit shorter.
I cut a piece of Summer Splash cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and used my ink blending tool to make a pretty gradient color fade with Lawn Fawn Mermaid and Merman Ink, and Peacock and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I adhered the teal piece to a white card base and then adhered the colored and cut piece with the yoga girl on top and it was done!

I'm so ready for the baby to be here I think I've done everything to make sure she doesn't come early! I have her bag all ready to go, with her going home outfits already ironed and her pacifiers sanitized, We have everything I can think of that we need for her, the very last thing, the carseat mirror (so I can see her for the first few years while she's backwards facing in the car) gets here today, I have all of my blog posts ready to go, my house is clean and organized. (although that's how it usually is...) The only things really left to do are Jeff's to-do list: actually installing the car seat, assembling the stroller, assembling Bree's old swing, and measuring the pack-n-play so we can figure out how the heck we'll fit it in our bedroom for the first few months! I'm even mostly through the planning stages for Bree's birthday party in September, so now I'm just stuck waiting, but at least the wait will give me some time to crank out some Project Life catch up!

Have a fantastic day and think early (healthy) baby thoughts for me while I'm at my midwife appointment today! (I have my first cervical check today, which I distinctly remember being not so fun when I was pregnant with Bree...)





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