Friday, February 29, 2008

Baby Elephant!

This is my take on Beate's weekend sketch. http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it too. I got the elephant ribbon at Archiver's today along with the brads. I was wanting something new to play with here at the hospital. We're getting very bored, but boring is good, especially when Ethan is doing good. I tried using a color that I don't use much, cameo coral. I think it looks great on this baby card so I might have to try using it more.

This ribbon is really neat. It has adhesive on the back so it was really easy to apply and it sticks well. This is what I needed for my Valentine mail boxes! Hope you enjoy! I'm sure I'll make more cards this weekend. We don't have any company coming as Ava is sick and so is one of Ethan's Papa. The hospital is really quiet on the weekend so we'll have to be creative to keep Ethan busy.


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Easter!

Oh I just love this set "A Good Egg". I used another favorite too, brown satin ribbon. We're still in the hospital with Ethan, but it's amazing what you can do with paper and some ribbon. I thought this card would be really cute with stitching around the chick. I'll have to try that when we get home.

Ethan update: He is asleep right now taking a little nap. He's had a really good day and was up by 8:00 and played all day. He's a little crabby with the nurses and doctors, but I think I would be too. Hopefully by this weekend he will start getting some counts so his mouth sores will start healing from all the chemo. He doesn't act like it phases him one bit though.

Thanks for taking a look at my cards. Tomorrow I'm hoping to do a brighter colored card using the "Pun Fun" set again.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring is Near!

I attempted to make a card for Jen del Muro's sketch challenge. http://iheart2stamp.com/ I wanted to use the new set "A Good Egg" from Stampin' Up! I also used more of my rub-ons from the Sale-a-bration! Still limited on supplies here in the hospital, but that makes me be more creative. I'm anxious to have my sewing machine back.




Ethan is sleeping the day away. He was awake from about 11:00 until around 3:00 or so. He should be waking up soon. Maybe we can do something fun this evening if he is up to it. I'll take an uneventful day anyday. So I spent most of the day making cards. It helps to keep my mind off of things. This card is simple, but I love tulips and they remind me of spring. We can't wait for spring to get here!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Welcome Baby!

Here's a card that I made after a very welcomed uneventful day here in the hospital. I tried Beate's sketch for the weekend. I got the patterned paper and button brads from Target. The brads are so cute.

RECIPE:

Wild About You (Stampin' Up!)

Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink



Monday, February 18, 2008

"Pun Fun"



I just got this new stamp set "Pun Fun" from Stampin' Up! It's really cute and versatile. I tried to make a card by casing two in one. Take a look at the samples from the catalog and you can see what parts I took from both cards. As I said I'm limited on supplies here in the hospital, but I think it turned out pretty good. I didn't have any brad so I just punched small holes to see through to the orange and then cut a strip of the torquoise to go behind the middle hole. Hope you enjoy!







Here is the latest picture of my two kiddos. This was taken today in the hospital today! Aren't they precious


Saturday, February 16, 2008

"CUTE AS A BUG!"

This was my take on Beate's weekend sketch! http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

I'm kind of limited on supplies and embellishments so I'm trying to be creative with just stamps and ribbon. We're in the hospital with Ethan for his transplant so card making is keeping me sane! Hope you enjoy!

RECIPE:

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, A Good Egg (Stampin' Up!)

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Tempting Torquoise, Cool Carribean

Friday, February 15, 2008

"WANTED"


Ethan got to ride horses on Sunday....yes out in the 15 degree weather, but he loved every minute. I wanted to send the lady a thank you and I think this will be perfect.
RECIPE
Stamps: Wanted (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip


Garden Silhouettes



This is a retired Hostess Set from Stampin Up!, but I just love it! These are so simple to make and yet very elegant!
RECIPE
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Purely Promagranate, Certainly Celery


Baby Cards ..... with RUB ONS!



This is probably one of my favorite Stamp Sets from Stampin Up! I tried using some of there new rub ons too.....I really like them! I'm a little limited on supplies since we're in the hospital right now, but I think it turned out pretty cute!



Stamps: Wild About You (Stampin Up!)

Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Cool Carribean

Embellishments: Sell-a-Bration Rubons

Thursday, February 7, 2008

St. Pat's Cards



I stamped the shamrock from Stampin Up!'s set Pinch Proof! It is very simple and adds a little dimension!

Chef Ethan & Chicky


I love this new picture of Ethan so I had to post it. This is what Ethan was doing when we got back from the hospital. You'd never know he was sick! Ava is just too cute in her Valentine's shirt! The kids will let me take their picture at the top of the stairs.....this is my new favorite!



Monday, February 4, 2008

Chicky, You Crack Me Up!



Our daughter's nickname is "Chicky" so I had to have this stamp! I tried a sketch over the weekend from http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ . This is the first "sketch" I've ever tried. This is from Stampin Up!'s new set "A Good Egg"