Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We Made It!!

Well, today was my first day taking care of my nephew....and we both survived!! I had a fabulous day taking care of him, and it wasn't nearly as much stress as I worked myself up to thinking it would be. Because of the colic, he was a tiny bit fussy, but not nearly as much as I expected. Unfortunately for my sister and her husband, he gets worse in the evenings....so I will try not to rub it in!!LOL!! I got up early this morning to do the color challenge, but by the time he got here, I had nothing, so my entry is a lot later than normal, but it is here none the less. I used my Simply Special stamp from Paper Pretties and colored it using both markers and my aqua painter. It was cut out and layered using the challenge colors-Groovy Guava and Sahara Sand, and my Nestabilities. I decided to make the Sahara Sand layer bigger than normal so that I could punch holes in it...I did that the other day on a card and really liked the way it looks! The white layer was run through the Cuttlebug with my Floral Fantasy folder and then layered with Groovy Guava. I added some Guava ribbon and then framed my main image with some silver brads(thanks Donna for the inspiration). The sentiment and hardware are from SU. This card was fairly simple, but I love the softness to it. Be sure to check out all the Prettie Girl blogs(in my sidebar)-sneak peeks start tomorrow for our Stampin In Your Jammies party on Friday night(7CST in the Paper Pretties forum)!!! WOOHOO!!!
stamps-Simply Special by Paper Pretties
paper-Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
ink- Black Stazon and Groovy Guava
tools-Cuttlebug, floral folder, Nesties, silver hardware and brads, guava ribbon, SU markers, aqua painter
Here are some fabulous RAK's I received in the mail from two of the Prettie Girls!! The first card came from Danielle Lounds!! Isn't it FABULOUS!! I am lucky to have several of Danielles cards on my wall of fame and this will be a BEAUTIFUL addition!! Thanks so much Danielle!!

The second card is from Donna Baker. When I thanked her above for the inspiration , this card was what I was referring to. See those three white brads....how fab is that!!! I just love how she did that, so I had to try it on my card too!!! Her coloring on this is AMAZING and the paper is so super yummy!! Thanks Donna, I love it!!

And last, but most definitely not least, here are some super cute pictures of my nephew Jared from today...isn't he getting big!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Awwwwwwwwww........look at that absolute precious bundle!!!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day with him!!! You are such an amazing Auntie!!!

    I love your color combo card.....I hope I get to play later....I just had to spend time with the fam and catch up on some chores after my whirlwind Dirty Girl challenge weekend!!! LOL

    I can't wait to see the sneak peeks!!!!!

  2. Your card is gorgeous and I bet you had a great day with that little jigger didn't you! He is adorable!

  3. What a cutie he is!! Your card is beautiful too! :)

  4. Oh yeah..........I've also got an award for ya on my blog!!!

  5. Beautiful card, and yes, the brads around the circular images are way cool! Glad you had fun with your nephew...he is quite a cutie!!! :-)

  6. Oh what a sweet little treasure you have there! You're going to do just great, Auntie Jessie!

    And thanks oh so much for this beautiful eye candy this morning! What a great way to start my day!

  7. Cute baby and adorable cards!! I'm glad your day went well!

  8. Awwwww...your nephew is so precious!!! Your card is very pretty and what great RAK's you received!!! :D

  9. What a cute nephew! Your card is gorgeous as usual!

  10. I am so glad to hear that you had a smooth day with your nephew! Even with him having colic you still did an amazing job! :D Your card is beautiful too! It looks like you got your mojo back! :D I wish I knew where mine was. I didn't make a card all day yesterday! :(


  11. Awww, he's a cuuuuutie!

    Great card for the color challenge!! Love how you worked the colors. :)

  12. I love this card!! The scallops, the brads, the cute image. It's all just perfect!!

  13. Your cards are adorable and your nephew is so cute!!!!
    Just a little note for the colics, my DD used to have those so I used to iron a piece of cloth and when it wasn't too hot either cold put it over her tummy for few seconds.

    I hope that can help.

    God bless

  14. I was thinking of you the whole day yesterday and wondering how it went for the two of you. I remember how I was my first day with Mr. Man and the pics of Jared are just beautiful - what a lucky little guy to have you!

    Beautiful card!

  15. Oh my goodness - Jessie - your nephew is sooooo cute!!!

    Love your cards too, but I had to keep looking at your little man - LOL!!!!


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