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
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
Hair: E50,E51, E53, E23, E34, E57 and E47
Pants: E30,E31,E34,E35 and E57
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!!!