Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Four Months


At 4 months, Declan is starting to get past his colic.  We still have one episode a day.   We are working on sleeping for longer than 2-3 hour periods.   The doctor says you are little on the lightside.  We are working on fattening you up.  It will help you sleep longer too! 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Fishing You the Best Day Ever

Hello friends, 

We just got home from the lake.  It was SOOOO hard to leave.  It was over 90 degrees, the water is calm and there was a cool breeze.  Alas, we had to get back to real life.   To chase away the blues, then create a summer card.  I pulled out one of my favorite die sets.  Box cards are so easy to create and they add a cool-factor to a project.  

I hope you are enjoying this summer weather.  It is going to be over all too fast.  I probably should get out some fall stamps soon.  


Materials List:

 Copics used:

Cream: E50, E51, E53
Brown: E31, E33, E35, E37
Navy: B32, B34, B37, B39
White: C3, C1, C0
Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04
Yellow: Y15, Y13
white gel pen

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Happy Fourth of July.... way late

Hello again, 

I'm slowly catching up!  I hope you are guys are enjoying these.  These are my handsome boys. We were able to spend the week at the lake for 4th of July.  Ryan loved the fireworks.  Declan thought they were overrated and feel asleep. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Three Months


I'm really on a roll!  I have another month sorted!  Declan started rolling over and can hold his head up.  His favorite thing to do is bicycle kick and stand up. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Poppy Sympathy Card

Hello friends, 

I need to build up my stash of sympathy cards again.  Sympathy cards can be tough because of the nature of the card.  I like to keep sympathy cards simple.  This way it doesn't distract from the message.  The poppies are from an older Stampin Up set.     I love the pop of color the poppies give the card.   

What images or colors do you reach for when creating sympathy cards?



Red :R35, R37  I did really simple blending.  

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Two Months


I've been playing catch up.  The last few month have gone by in a blink.  I snapped a bunch of pictures along the way.  It feels good to have a chance to sort and share some.    Here is Declan at 2 months.  He has learned to social smile.  It melts my heart every time!  

Monday, August 16, 2021

Seahorses and Sunshine

Hello all,

I think this is the longest I've gone without posting on my blog.  I have missed it.   Declan just turned 5 month old.  He is adorable and developing a personality.  His smile will melt your heart.  We did have a few crazy months there.   My husband had to travel for 5 weeks for work.  Leaving me home with a newborn and 5 year old.  Declan was colicky and doesn't sleep for more than 2 hours.   My mom helped out a bunch, but it was pretty much survival mode around here.   Things are slowly getting back to "normal"...and thankfully I'm able to get back to card making.  

This is one of the first cards I made.  I wanted to do something easy and fun.  I used watercolor pigment powders to make the ocean background.  I love watching the pigments move on the cardstock.  It always makes me wonder why I don't do this stuff more often.  

I hope you have enjoyed the first card back... I hope to have more cards and baby photos soon.  One step at a time right?

No copics today.  The background is created with watercolors