Saturday, June 16, 2012

FMS39 and Laila Update!

The UPS man showed up yesterday...well, last night at 7:30pm!...with a box of goodies for me and my club ladies.   I was impatiently waiting for him as I really wanted to play with some new stamps!    I was a good girl and made thank you notes for my orders (see below) before I pulled out some new inks, paper, and stamp set to play.   Insomnia paid off last night as I was piecing together my cake around 1am!  I used the great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week as the guide for my card.   
I just adore funky cakes, so Topsy-Turvy Celebration was one of the new stamp sets that I was really drawn to in the new catalog.   It is just so whimsical and FUN!  I also used another product I was looking forward to, the Polka Dot Parade DSP.   I'm a big fan of bright colors and that paper has plenty of them!  The Color Coach had me pairing up 2 of the new in colors with an old favorite for this one:  Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, and Gumball Green.   Don't they look great together?   I think it might be my new favorite color combination!   

Stamps:   Topsy-Turvy Celebration, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die (retired) 3-inch circle die

Here's a quick picture of the little thank you notes I whipped up last night.   They use two new sets, Summer Silhouettes and Papillon Potpourri, along with the Elegant Butterfly punch.    Nothing fancy, but I like my customers to know I do appreciate them.   

Finally, an update on Laila.   My blood pressure was still up at my doctor's appointment on Monday but no other signs of pre-eclampsia.   I do keep adding in lots of new issues and am even having a bit of trouble walking around now because of all the pressure she's putting on my lower body.    My doctor took pity on me and she is now scheduled to arrive on June 27th at 3pm.   11 more days!!!!!   We are excited, scared, happy, nervous...just a mess of emotions.    This pregnancy has been a rough one for me as the physical issues have caused some mental stress, but I know in the end it will all be worth it.   I can't wait to meet our little girl!  


  1. oh how exciting!!!! Cannot wait to see pictures!! I can imagine it is a bit scary, exciting, happy and lots of emotions all rolled up into one!

  2. Ok, now I want that set, too! Too cute, Rita! Love the color combo, also. What's UP with the UPS guy showing up at 7:30? That's sheer craziness, especially when stamps are involved. Boo to him! The countdown is on for little Miss L! How exciting! :)

  3. I wish my courier man would deliver any time of the day or night lol.

    Love your cards, that cake is gorgeous in those colours.

    I have no doubt you are a huge bundle of emotions. Growing a baby is pretty amazing and you're coping extremely well with the health issues you're experiencing. Will be thinking of you particularly on the 27th and can't wait to meet little Miss L.

  4. Hi Rita! Love your card and I really like that color combo too! Best wishes for your "birth" day! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love, love, love your card! The colors are fabulous! The thank you notes are adorable, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. Wow, you really know how to knock out some fantastic cards. That cake stamp is so great - and one that I completely overlooked in the catalog, so now I think I need it!

    Let the countdown begin! I can't wait to see the pics of your sweet little one!

  7. Wow ... what a fabulous array of cards Rita ... beautiful colours and that is one awesome looking cake!
    Not too long to go now ...exciting!!!

  8. Rita...this is beautiful! I absolutely love it! You are so incredibly talented! Take it easy waiting for that precious bundle of joy! Can't wait for pictures! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Great card, love the color combo! Hope you and the little one are doing well! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Love this card! I made one with the same colors the other day using the Color Coach too! Yours is great! TFS!


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