Sunday, April 1, 2012

With Love.. To You ALL My Friends

Hi all you special friends.  I know I hardly ever post anymore or get to stop by as much as I would like to leave you all the comments and love you all so deserve. But I have not been feeling good at all and we have so much going on.  The kids went back to school last Monday after being out for 2 weeks for their Spring break.  I have been sick, tired and all I want to do is sleep. We are trying to get some prices on having our attached carport closed in and made into another bedroom, which will be my oldest Daughters room.  With our 4th child going we just don't have any room.  We live in a 3 bedroom house, we have a 18 yr old daughter, an 11 yr old son and an almost 8 yrs old daughter. The 2 youngest share a room now and as they have gotten older it is not working out at all.  So My son Bailey will eventually get his Big sisters bedroom and Jazmine will share a room with the baby when he or she arrives into the world.  The baby will sleep in our room for about the first year in the crib, then will move into the room with Jazmine.  We are going to have to take out a loan as this was not something we planned or expected.  We were going to eventually one day make it into MY Very Own Craftroom.. tears flowing..well it still will be one day as the kids do have to move out one of these days and start their own lives. 

Well even though I am only 10 weeks along it is hard for me to get comfortable.  I guess for one I am older, it's been almost 8 years since I had my last child,   I have had morning sickness and with work and the kids and school I just haven't felt like doing anything at all.  Well that all changed this weekend, well just feeling like finally doing something. 
 I actually have made about 14 cards this weekend.  A few of them are still a working progress.. they just need embellishments. ALL the images had already been colored weeks and months ago. I didn't even pull my copics out this weekend.  I do try to color on my lunch breaks at work, as I don't get a lot of time at home to get anything done.

But here is one of them DONE!!! YAY!!! 
I used this sweet Digi image by Krista Smith from Saturated Canary called "Love Letter".

I used some Valentine 6x6 papers from Hobby Lobby(their brand).  I know Valentines Day is already gone and past but I wanted to make this card for you all to say how sorry I am.  I am actually going to give it to my oldest daughter Destiny.  Her and her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years split up a week ago Friday.  She is torn as he was the one she thought she would marry and spend her life with... well I did too.
He is in a local band now and has been for the past 4 months.. and that's all he can think about. So he decided that having a girlfriend was holding him back from committing all his time to writing music and practicing everyday with his band.  He decided that his band was more important to him than my daughter was.  My heart breaks for her as I know what she is going through and Most of us do understand as have gone through it ourselves. 
There is no promise that his band is going anywhere... Now I hope it doesn't and he has to look back and suffer from the pain of what he gave up for a band that had no future. 
I told her that she doesn't need or want to have a life with someone that puts her 2nd, she should never settle with anything less than 1st in someones life.
I know she will be okay but it will take time to heal.  As a Mom I wish I could take way all her pain and that my children would never have to feel the pain of having their heart ripped out.
If you read through this much .. thank you for staying with me and listening.. well reading.  lol.

Here is a list of supplies I used.

Paper: Hobby Lobby's Valentine 6x6 stack
The image was printed on Mohawk Color Copy 98 Bright White 100lb Cover CS
(My Favorite CS for coloring with copics or any alcohol based makers and believe my I have tried about 10 to 20 different kinds/brands of CS)
Memory Box Heart border Die
Wild Orchid Craft Roses
Red Heart Pins
Felt Red Heart
Little red heart embellishments
Red Dollie
Sentiment Ticket from Webster's Pages
Spellbinders Labels Die
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Close To My Heart Distressing Tool

Image colored with these Copics
Skin: YR0000,YR000,R12,E11
Hair: E50,E51, E53, E23, E34, E57 and E47
Pants: E30,E31,E34,E35 and E57
Reds: R59,R39,R35
Pinks: RV09,RV06,RV04,RV02 and RV00
Shading around image .. C1

This is the longest post since I first told you about our exciting news.  Oh and I am getting excited about having another child but I am still a little scared too, But I know as soon as he or she gets here I will be okay.
I go back to the doctor April 12 and hopefully my husband and I will get to hear our baby's heartbeat.  I think it will all sink in when we get to hear it, it will make it more a reality.

Okay it is after 2 am here and I am going to get off here and try to go and leave some comments before I head to bed.  Wish me luck that I can get even more crafting done tomorrow.

Hugs and Love to you ALL!!!


Renkata said...

wow Angela
what an amazing news sweetie.
I was not so much arrond myself and just know read about your news. Congrats dear.

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi angela, your card is absolutely gorgeous as always.
What bad news from your daughter but she is young she will found another true love.
But it hurts offcourse.
hope you feel a little bit better when you are going to the doctor on april 12.
I hope you find a solution with the bedrooms.
have a wonderful day and take care of your self.

greetings karin

Janny's Cards Creations said...

I wish you and you daughter al the best. I like your card. Janny

Roma said...

Hi Angela

My god you sound so busy !hopefully the morning sickness will calm down shortly and you wont feel so bad ,your card is so pretty i am sure your daughter will love it !they say time is a healer and we know that its true ,with her loving family around her she will be ok .

take care to you all x

Alessandra said...

oh no, hug that girl from me! I soooooooo know how it feels when the heart is ripped out and jumped on it!! poor Destiny! Of course she will be happy again, but it's not the future yet!
Hope you feel better, Angela! And that the baby is ok!

Lovely card, I love the colours and all the lush embellies too.

biggest of hugs, Alessandra

Isa said...

Love it ! Love it ! Love it ! Picture and your colours are Beautiful !!!

Lau W said...

Oh i'm sure that Destiny will find another love, she's a so beautiful woman ! Hope you will be better soon Angela. I wish you the best !
Tour card is fabulous, love it very much, as always !

June Nelson said...

Hello my darin aw bless you waht a time your having!! Poor Destiny, but she is so beautiful, and she will love again, but it is awful watching their hearts break, thats the hard bit about being a mum eh??? Brilliant news about another baby sweetie, just wish you werent poorly with morning sickness , its horrible!!! Your cards are stand alone my darlin I think y ou are a wonderful crafter, and turn out such beautiful creations, you are such an inpiration to me and I know lots of other crafters, your colouring is first class, its the most beauitful card, I must stry some of that cardstock to colour on too. You take care,look after yourself and your lovely daughter, God bless June xxxx

Shazza said...

you poor thing, hope it eases up for you. This card is jsut amazing, your colouring ROCKS!!!

Danni said...

First off, HUGS!! Pregnancy at any stage of life is overwhelming and a huge adjustment.

Take care of you!!!

Gorgeous card as always!!

and more hugs!!

Leanne said...

Hey Beautiful!
Love the card, it's gorgeous!! It will surely make Destiny feel better, especially when she knows how much love and support you put in to it.
Blessings to you all and thanks for sharing, no got get some rest!!

Kimberly said...

WOW...your colouring skills are out of this world...super fine design...tfs

Rebekah said...

Firstly what a beautiful card Angela stunning colours. I really feel for Destiny such a sad time foe her, she will grow from this and will be stronger but right now her heart is just aching poor soul. I am so excited for you too about the new baby, I hope all the building work goes to plan and you have a fab new room soon. I bet Destiny meets some lovely new boys at college too as she is so stunning!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Craftdee said...

Gorgeous card, Angela... but then that's all you do; "gorgeous" :-) I've just got back from holidays and checked out your recent works, yup, all gorgeous! It's so hard to watch your children suffer, but I think it's best that she found out before they had kids and commitments that he wasn't as interested as she was to the relationship. Another couple of weeks and the morning sickness should be gone... I know a couple of weeks sounds like a long time when you feel bad, but it will pass and you will have heard bubby's heartbeat by then, which helps you endure anything :-) Donna ♥

Melanie said...

What a beautiful card! I hope your daughter liked it, and I hope she starts to feel better soon. Her ex sounds like a tool and has no idea what he gave up. I know you will help her through this and that she will find the right person to share her life with.
I hope you are feeling better too - please don't worry about the lack of posts (or long ones). This is my first chance to catch up on any of the blogs I subscribe too in about 2 weeks because work and family are keeping me so busy, so I completely understand! I'm sure everyone else does too!
I love that you color at work...I try that too, but I don't have a good way to bring my markers to work so it gets bulky - how do you transport them?
Feel better!