Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer "Catch"-up

Just wanted to share a couple projects I made over the summer.

The first is a quick thank you card I made for a friend's son's t-ball team to give their coach.  I used George & Basic Shapes for the "thanks" and Everyday Paper Dolls for the glove and bat along with the Tiny Mosiac Cuttlebug folder and some fun American Crafts ribbon.

The second project is a cute gift tag I made for the same friend's daughter's birthday.  I cut the crown and its shadow from Gypsy Wanderings after using my Gypsy to remove the numerous decorative elements.  I added my favorite white gel-pen stitching, some purple gems from Recollections, and a "birthday wishes" stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Then I punched a small hole in the top and threaded the tag through some basic white curling ribbon.

I haven't done much crafting this summer.  Just quick cards and tags when I needed them.  I tried to pull from my reserves as much as possible.  I'm looking forward to the return of my scrappin' mojo so I can put all these fun supplies I have to good use!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello World!

Hello Cricuteers!

I am so proud to finally be able to introduce you to my son... Emerson John.

He was born on July 5th - 5 1/2 weeks before my due date and 2 1/2 weeks before the doctors were planning to induce labor.  He only weighed 4 lbs, 14 oz. and spent 11 days in the NICU due to his early arrival, but was perfectly healthy at birth.  He just needed a little extra time to coordinate his eating and breathing.  He is now 7 weeks old, weighs just over 8 lbs, and is doing wonderfully.  He has also grown almost 3 inches in length.  We are so proud of him!

Mom and Dad are doing great, too.  A little tired... but that's one of the many joys of parenting!  I am slowly finding time to return to my scrap room in between feeding, changing diapers, and napping.  I didn't do much scrapping over the summer as I somehow lost my creative mojo during my pregnancy.  I created a few projects here and there when I had a need for them, but I am more than ready to make up for the lack of creative energy now.  My scrap mojo is back!

Hope you are all enjoying the final days of summer.  I can't believe it's almost over already!  I look forward to catching up with you soon.

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~