Thursday, November 4, 2010

Waddle Waddle, Potty Training, and some exciting news!!

Exciting news first!!! I received an email yesterday from "THE CARDS MAGAZINE", and they wanted to publish one of my cards.  I was so happy, mainly because you never think it will happen and when it does you are blown away.  Funny story, I wasn't even going to try and submit anymore till after the baby, but I had a few  cards made and figured what the heck one last time.  Good thing I tried!

I honestly can't believe I even have patience for making cards because if you know me you know I have trouble sitting still doing one thing for long.  Even with things like the tv I am always doing something else when a show is on.  Anyway, when my hubby and I decided that I would be a stay at home mommy, I prayed long and hard that God would help me find something that I was good at.  (You know to keep me from going crazy in between diaper changes and cleaning the kitchen for the hundredth time.)  I had tried making cards before, but just wasn't interested.  Until, I think it was my sister, suggested that I make invites for my sons first birthday party.  Well I really got hooked!  Still am hooked or a little obsessed, which ever word you prefer to use! :)

Moving on, I now have 4 weeks left until my due date, and I have to say I have picked up a little waddle waddle in my step.  I am officially uncomfortable in all my clothes and feeling pretty big.  Most day I just want to slip into my husbands big tshirts and forget about looking cute.  Needless to say I am ready to meet this little boy soon! We are hoping he is here before Thanksgiving, fingers crossed!  Big brother is OK with the idea of the little one most days, but every now and then he just isn't interested! Hoping he handles it alright.
 Which brings me to the next thing, POTTY TRAINING! I am pretty sure that it will be the death of me.  Most days we are doing pretty good, others I just want to leave the room and cry. lol  He does try hard, but I think I may have started to soon, but it is to late now! So they say, that once you start you can't go back.  The only thing in my mind was having to change two babies diapers all day long and how wonderful it would be for one to be potty trained.  OOPS ! Anyway we will get there some day!

Now for a card and some tags...

Love this little card, mainly because of the Victorian lace die, but also because it is simple!

Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock, Rustic White, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado Pattern Paper: Distressed Dots Stamps: It's Official, Delightful Dahlia,
Dies: PTI Victorian Lace, spiral notebook page 

Here are a couple tags made using the PTI tag sale #1 die. 

Happy Birthday Tag #1
PTI white cardstock, Ppatterned Paper: PTI distressed dots Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames #1, American Crafts stamp Fresh collection, PTI button and rhinestone Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Happy Birthday Tag #2
PTI white cardstock, Patterned Paper: PTI distressed dots Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames #1, Martha Stewart Transportation collection, PTI button Other: Button Twine and Tea Dye Ink

Thanks for stopping


Sandy Ang said...

Great card and tags !
Love to see you at my challenge -

Blue6366 said...

Just found your blog via PaperCrafts on facebook. You have some terrific work on display adn reading through this post brought back many memories of when my family was starting out. I have 6 blessings and they are all close together in age so I can relate to the potty training/diaper scenario.

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love your card and tags! Congrats on the publication! Hang in there with the potty training. I know it can be so hard. I definitely think it was one of the hardest times with our kids, too.