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Friday, May 31, 2013

A Day To Remember

Hello!  It's the last day of May and it's already feeling like Summer here!  We're in our second day of 90 degree heat and it's supposed to continue through the weekend.  Today I bought a kiddie pool for Kayne (and a new book for myself).  We're ready for Summer, even if it doesn't officially start for three more weeks!  But tonight I'm sitting in the air conditioned comfort of my apartment and blogging.  I have a card to share with you and my last post for the Blog Every Day in May challenge.

First up, my card!  Here is a birthday card I made for a co-worker.  She loves to bake (more than I do, I think) so I chose Baking Betty from the Kitchen Fun Teen Scene collection by Simply B Stamps.  The sketch is from Try Stampin' On Tuesday (#120).  I created a frame using my Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities die from Spellbinders and used foam squares to pop it up over the image.  The sentiment (from My Favorite Things) is stamped on one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tag dies.  Border punch is Martha Stewart, of course.  I added flowers, flat back pearls, and a tiny rolling pin.

Markers used: Copics.

Day 31 of the Blog Every Day in May challenge: A vivid memory

I  have some cool memories: meeting my all time favorite band, Bon Jovi, live and in person; taking a train by myself cross-country to CA when I was only 20; living in Monterey, CA for a year where I would wake up to the sound of sea lions barking; visiting the UK and seeing Stonehenge and climbing Glastonbury Tor on Halloween...  When I think back, I've had a pretty cool life so far!  But the one moment in time that will probably always be etched in my memory is the day I had my son!  From those first pains that I chalked up to a bad burrito (oh, yeah, I couldn't get ENOUGH Mexican food when I was pregnant!) to going to the hospital a month before my due date only to be released hours later and THEN having my water break in the car to hours of waiting and working to bring him into the world- it is all so vivid!  I still remember the joy and the worry as they whisked him away from me for the NICU to examine him.  And then I got to hold him.  I was immediately smitten and not a day has passed since that I haven't held him, kissed him, told him I loved him.  There is no greater moment for me and if I had to forget everything else this would be the one memory I would not be willing to part with!

Wow, I did it!  I blogged every day in May!  Now, I think I'm taking the weekend off!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E79, E23, E31, E37, E74, R20, R85, RV10, RV34, N4, N6, N8, BG10, BG72, Y11, Y35).    



Heather D. said...

Congratulations on making all the way through the challenge! It's been a lot of fun reading your blog...albeit, I didn't read it everyday, but I did read every day's post :-)
Job well done! :-)


Sarah said...

Oh wow - your card is simply stunning! All your elements, dimension and your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday

NC Peach said...

Very nice card! I great colors, and I love the punching detail and that cute little rolling pin!! Congrats on posting through the month of May--that's not for the faint of heart, lol...New Follower =D TFS!