August 27, 2009

New Pic of our Little One!

We had our third ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing! In this picture it looks like our baby is looking right at the camera and might even be waving at us!

My goofball husband always has a way of lightening things up around here... he decided awhile ago to call the baby "Cletus the Fetus"! Sigh LOL

The baby nearly tripled in size since we last saw him/her 3 weeks ago and now its size is measuring within the normal range. What a relief! It is so fun to watch the baby grow. Our next ultrasound will be the big one in about 7 weeks to check the anatomy and hopefully determine the gender. Can't wait for that!

Thanks for stopping by :)

September Kit Projects Reveal - SD4U

Here they are... my projects with the September Delight kit from Scrapbook Deals 4U!

Love That Smile: Amber at her 6th birthday party. That big smile just warms my heart!

Full of Wonder: This is one of my all time favorite photos of Amber.

Delight: Amber spent the night at my house with her uncle Dan the night her little sister was born, while her mommy, daddy, grandma, and I were at the hospital. Amber had such a great time hanging out with her Uncle Dan which I think is shown with that great big smile!

Hoo Loves You Baby card using some of the kit's leftovers :)

Hi Friend card using some of the kit's leftovers :)

If you like what you see here, why not head over to the SD4U store and pick a kit up for yourself!

August 24, 2009

SD4U September Sneak Peeks!

Today I get to show you some sneak peeks of the layouts that I made with the Scrapbook Deals 4 U September Kit, *Delight*!

This kit is filled with rich colors and includes gorgeous blooms, pretty bling, beautiful ribbons, an awesome sparkly jelly roll pen, and lots more!

Here are my sneaks... check back for my full reveal soon!

All 5 kits (see my previous post) will be for sale in the SD4U store starting tomorrow!

August 21, 2009

SD4U September Kits Preview!

I'm excited to be able to show you the five, yes FIVE!!! kits that Scrapbook Deals 4 U is offering for September.

Cherry Hill kit:

Delight kit:

June Bug kit:

Snorkel kit:

Garden Grove kit:

Look at all of those perfectly coordinating kits! I can seriously see myself using them all and I don't know how one would be able to choose (more photos of each kit can be found on the SD4U forums here). The kit subscribers are currently selecting their kits, and mid-next week whichever kits are remaining will be for sale in the SD4U store!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my kit. I hope it gets here tomorrow as I will be stalking the mailman! Once it arrives I will be hard at work preparing my projects, so check back soon to see what I've made!

August 12, 2009

A Moment Like This

Last night I pulled out some of my favorite Bo Bunny papers and using a PageMaps sketch I put together this layout about the day of our IVF embryo transfer.

It's not a flattering photo of me at all LOL but it's the only one we have from that special day. This was taken while I was lying there on the procedure table. The photo that I'm holding there was given to us by the embryologist and it's of our two best embryos... one of those little guys/girls is the one that stuck!!!

I like how that big butterfly turned out! All I did was take a naked chipboard butterfly, ink it up with Broken China distress ink, and cover it with Glitz Mermaid Stickles!

I also accented the alphas in the title with Black Diamond Stickles for some extra sparkle. It's difficult to see that in this photo, though.

It's hard to believe that in a few weeks I will have already gotten through the first trimester! So far I have been very lucky in regards to symptoms and it hasn't been too bad at all. I am just super tired all the time. I hope it's true that the fatigue will subside during the second trimester :)

August 9, 2009

Dear Little One

Last night I sat down with a PageMaps sketch to scrap our first ultrasound pics and this is what I came up with.

I want to scrap today too but I'm so sleepy again! Hopefully a little nap will do the trick :)

August 5, 2009

Happy scrappy mail, exciting scrappy news, and baby update!

I've got a few different things to talk about today. Let's start with the happy scrappy mail!

A few weeks ago I was randomly selected on the Rusty Pickle blog to receive a prize pack just for posting a comment on their blog! I received a sampling of their Rockin America collection as well as one of their wing chipboard albums!

Then about two weeks ago I was somehow randomly selected on the Fancy Pants blog to win a sampling of their brand new Christmas Magic collection just for leaving a comment on their blog!

If that wasn't enough, Fancy Pants also included this super cute scrappy tote in my package!

Okay, on to my exciting scrappy news...

This summer I finally decided to throw my hat into the ring and submit to a couple of design team calls. You never know unless you try, right?!

Well I'm super excited to announce that I've been selected to join the Scrapbook Deals 4 U design team for a six month term starting in September!

I feel very fortunate and honored to have been selected out of so many talented applicants. SD4U is a wonderful monthly kit club and starting next month, Martha will be offering three, yes 3!!! different kits to choose from each month! Be sure to check out the kits and also check here in the coming weeks for some sneak peeks!

Okay, last, but of course not least! An update on the baby!

We had our second ultrasound today! It's been a little over two weeks since our first ultrasound and this time the baby looked more like a baby :)

After a few minutes of the doc poking around in there the baby started wiggling around! It was so amazing.

The heartbeat was nice and strong but the baby's size measured a bit smaller than expected for the gestational age... the doctor didn't seem too concerned about that but of course I am! We go back for another ultrasound in 3 weeks. Hopefully the baby will do some good growing between now and then! Dan tried to help in that regard by cooking his amazing beef stroganoff for us tonite :)

OH!!! Speaking of babies!!! There is something else that I have been wanting to mention!

Have you seen The Jelly Beans Boutique blog?!

Cristie makes the most adorable things and she welcomes custom orders! Oh my goodness I cannot wait to order a bunch of her stuff for my little one!

Thanks for stopping by :)

August 4, 2009


I just received some super exciting scrappy news, but I'm unable to share it just yet!

Hopefully soon! :)