Tuesday, October 25, 2011

october 2011 blog hop

howdy! just dropping in to share my card for papertrey ink's october 2011 blog hop...but first, let me say that i've been a busy bee lately...i started creating this card for last week's make it monday...but got sidetracked with a little stay over at the hospital...in the labor and delivery unit!!! weston charles smith entered the world on wednesday, october 19th, 2011! my husband & i are so blessed with a beautiful and healthy little boy.  i won't go overly crazy in this post about him...i'll share a separate post about our whole experience as i want to have it documented so i won't forget any of the details, but please let me induldge with one cute picture at least! i'm a very proud mommy! :)

ok, thanks for that! :) anyhow, luckily for me, the card that i started last week fits with the theme of the blog hop! what a happy accident! the pumpkin is an imaginisce stamp that i paper pieced together with some pattern paper scraps, pti cardstock and dies along with a few extras from my stash (bakers twine, crochet fiber, gems, pins). hope you enjoy & happy autumn! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

make it monday no. 36: faux watercoloring

just dropping in to quickly post my card for papertrey ink's make it monday no. 36...faux watercoloring technique :)  it's a bit hard to tell in the harsh photo i just took, but i watercolored in the owls wings, around his eyes and ears and also on the leaves...the color didn't spread as well as i had hoped, but it did soften the lines of the stamp somewhat, which left a nice effect.  i ran the background paper through my cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder almost 3 times before i realized what i was doing (made this card while watching the chicago bears) and it really roughed up my argyle paper. it ended up stretching my paper so much that i just tore the edges and really like how it turned out...goes nicely with the woodsy theme. :)
baby update:  tuesday (october 18) is my due date! um, yes, as in 2 days away...) i can't believe it...but this little one is not ready to come out from hiding yet. i think i will probably go a few days past. my doctor told me at last week's checkup that she will let me go until oct. 25 and then we will have to schedule an induction. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that he will come on his own. he is sure performing a circus act in my belly right now as we speak! lol!