Monday, March 26, 2012

Craft Show products

I'm busy working on Noah's life announcements and will show you what they look like when they're done. I have a few projects that I haven't posted about so I'll try to get those up so it's not so dull around here. Thank you for understanding this most recent break from blogging. I really appreciate it!

Here's some of the things that I've been making for craft shows. I still need to nail down the first show that I'm going to do but figured I should start working on my inventory.

Starbucks Notebooks - I am still looking for empty Starbucks cards, if anyone wants to donate. :)

Monopoly Notebooks - I have the traditional size (see picture) and I have some that are taller and narrower.

Gift Card Holders - They're all unique which makes them trickier to make because it take more creativity.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The day my life changed...

Hey everyone! I just thought I'd let you know how everything went down.

I woke up around 3am on Sunday leaking fluid. My Dr didn't seem too concerned and told me to go back to bed. At 8am I started getting braxton hicks that were mildly uncomfortable. They later turned into full on contractions that had me breathing through them. Finally at 10:00pm we decided to go to the hospital. We called Kim to watch Carver and the whole way to the hospital we were thinking we were going to be sent home. I got to the hospital at 10:30pm. Once we got to a room at the hospital, I was checked and was at 6cm! And my water sac was bulging. We got admitted and ordered the epidural since I knew I'd be in a lot more pain after my water broke. They couldn't tell what station I was at, so after I got the epidural they did an ultrasound and found out Noah was transverse. My Dr came in and we said a prayer (him in tongues). Then he moved Noah back into position and broke my water. Oh My Goodness! There was SOO much fluid. It GUSHED out of me and onto the bed, all over me, on the floor and under the bed. After they got me cleaned up, I was checked again and the Dr said "You're at an 8.... oh! Go ahead and push." After three contractions, Noah was out. The Dr had to manipulate my skin in order to get Noah's head out and that felt just great. He was born at 1:29am after only being in the hospital for 3hrs. The Dr was praying in tongues during the whole delivery and placed holy water on Chris's hands before he picked up Noah. We were able to have exactly an hour with him before he went to live with Jesus at 2:29am. Carver was able to be with him and give him kisses before Noah passed. My photographer came and did pictures around 9:30am and she got Carver to hold and rock Noah. Carver was right by Noah's side the whole time.

We were so blessed with our doctor. He has prayed with us so much and was praying in tongues during the whole time I was pushing. He has been so open with his faith and it has been such an encouragement to us. We have felt an overwhelming peace about us and feel resolved about everything. Noah is where he is supposed to be now.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers! We have felt each and every one. We don't know how we'll feel tomorrow or the next day but we have felt God walking right beside us this whole time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Girl Card

Here's the card that went with all the onesie thank you cards. This was from me to Sara. I love this stroller and tend to go towards that when I need a baby girl card.

Baby Steps 3.5"
My Minds Eye - Girl shoes
Core'dinations - Grapevine, St Valentino, Hawaiian Orchid
Recollections kraft
Bazzill - Limeade
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst
Pink by Design - Scripted Year

Monday, March 12, 2012

Final Set of Onesie Cards

Here's the final set of onesie cards I made for Sara's shower. I love this layout, can you tell?!? haha

New Arrival 3.5"
Create a Critter 2.25"
Paper Pizazz - Soft Trims Lavender Swirls
Recollections - white & kraft
CB - D'vine Swirls
Core'dinations Grapevine

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Onesie Cards #3

Here's set number three. Have I mentioned that there are 5 of each set?

New Arrival 3.5"
George & Basic Shapes 1.25"
Paper Pizazz - Soft Trims Pink Swirls
Recollections - white & kraft
CB - D'vine Swirls
Core'dinations - St Valentino

Friday, March 9, 2012

Onesie Cards #2

Here's the second set of onesie cards I made for Sara's baby shower. I think this one is my favorite. :)

New Arrivals 3.5"
9 Months 4"
Recollections Light Pink Dots, white & kraft
CB - Swiss Dots
Core'dinations - Hawaiian Orchid

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Onesie Cards For a Baby Shower

Can I preface this by saying I have been super busy lately making things for craft shows. I'm almost to a stopping point and then I am gladly getting back into cards and (hopefully) layouts!

I made 4 different types of baby onesie cards for a baby shower I went to. They all have the same layout but with different papers. Here's the first one I did. For Sara's cards, I had a black C for Charley Mae.

New Arrival 3.5"
Recollections Purple Damask and Black
CB Texture embossing folder
Flower punch (Alphalicious 1" for the C)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The LONG awaited bacon card

Here's the card that I mentioned, gasp!, forever ago. This is the Valentine card that Chris and Carver gave me this year. Chris said that he loves bacon so this sentiment was perfect. :)

Pink by Design - You Are
Marvy Uchida heart punch