Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby announcements and a little tip

Hi Everybody,

Here is the first baby announcement I have made.  It is very simple, just coloring and layering.  I will try a few different layouts.  Probably do some sponging and try different color base and background paper.  For this card, I used 28 lb bond paper and made an old fashioned 4-fold card.  All the info is on the inside.  I used the digi that Nikki at MelonHeadz made for me.  Don't you love it?  I printed the words with my computer.

I thought I would add a little tip on how I aligne my brads and gems.  I use magic mesh (or in my case, drywall tape).  The square grid makes it so easy to place your bling exactly where you want it.  I have made this little pic so you can see how I line up the edge of the paper with the grid and then use the spaces to place the bling.  I just used paper punces here to show you what I mean.  The mesh has a slight tack so stays in place until all your gems are placed and secure.  Then you can easily remove the mesh.  Love this stuff.  I hope this tip will be helpful to someone.  Any questions, just email me.

That is about it for today.  Hope your Sunday is going well.
Bye for now and take care.

Theresa in Kitimat

Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Update

Well, I just have to share some pics of our family's new little person.  Mom and baby came home yesterday.  I was busy travelling back and forth for visits, so did not have time to post until now.  This first pic is of big sister, Camryn and baby, Coen Kenneth.  I was very pleased with the name.  Took a while to warm  to the name Coen.  I had never heard it before.  But I do like it.  And Kenneth was my late husband's name.  Makes it kind of special.

Proud and happy Grandma here.

And had to add a picture of Camryn.  What you see in this picture is what you get.  Just a happy and fun loving little girl.  She will be the best big sister, ever.

I will be making birth announcements and I think I will use this digi stamp from Nikki at Melonheadz.  She made this digi just because I asked for it.  Got to love it.  Nikki has a great website with wonderful, fun digis.  You should check it out.

That is about it for me today.  Weather is good and I have some outside work to do. 
Hope you are all having a great day, like I am.  Who can't be happy when the sun is shining and life is good.

Theresa in Kitimat

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We have a baby

My daughter gave birth to a beautiful little boy late this afternoon.  Mom and baby are doing fine.  Big sister is very excited.  The little guy was 4 weeks early but still weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces.  Maybe a good thing he did not go full term.
It was a long but very happy day.
Wishing you all Happiness as well.

Theresa in Kitimat

Everything is a go

I just heard from my daughter.  Her water definitely broke and she is 3 cm. dialated.  They are going to try the gel to bring on labor.  If that does not work, she will get a drip first thing tomorrow morning.  Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes well.  Thanks.
Happy Day.

Theresa in Kitimat

I'm on pins and needles

Well, I was woken up in the middle of the night by my daughter who dropped her dogs off.  She and my sil were on their way to the hospital(45mins away).  At 36 weeks pregnant, she started leaking amniotic fluid.  It has been 7 hours and I have not heard any thing yet.  I hope everything is going ok.  I will keep you posted .
This is a card I made for a "Summer" challenge at Creative Accents Challenge blog.  It is a simple card that uses a 3-D sheet by Pixiedust.  I can no longer find her website so sorry, I can not give you a link.  Because this is 3-D, it does not scan very well, but the batteries in my camera are dead.  As I look at the scan now, I see I should have sponged the edges of the tag, and I still will do that.  To get the texture in the middle of the background paper, I inserted it into my crimper and only crimped part of the paper.  It gives a nice effect, I think.

I hope you like the card and I hope everyone's summer is going well.
Bye for now and Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitiamt