Monday, June 23, 2008

MFT Monday

Hello everyone, hope you are having a happy Monday!! I went to see my nephew yesterday, so I have some new pictures of him at the end of the post. I was there for five hours and I think I held him the entire time, so when I finally let him go, I snapped a few!! But first, my card for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge and the Technique Lovers Challenge. Today's TLC was to watercolor using re-inkers. I personally am too lazy to do this normally, but I have to say that I love the way it turned out. I used my new What's Up Cupcake set from MFT and stamped all the cupcakes and tray with Black Stazon on watercolor paper. I used my Barely Banana and Ruby Red reinkers to color the cupcakes and then stamped the sprinkles in Ruby Red. The paper is from the Basic Grey Cupcake line. All the embellishments are from SU except for the flowers that are by Daisy D. This card is already packaged up and on it's way to one of my favorite stampers, hope she likes it!!
stamps-What's Up Cupcake?
paper-Ruby Red, Barely Banana, watercolor and Basic Grey Cupcake DP
ink-Black Stazon, Ruby Red pad and refill, and Barely Banana refill
tools-silver flowers, daisy d flowers, silver brads, cream grosgrain, Cuttlebug, oval punches, Oval Nestabilities

Okay, and now the fun stuff. Here is Jared in his bassinet when I finally decided to lay him down. You can't tell from the photo, but he is gaining weight like a champ!! Since he came home from the hospital, he has gained a pound!!woohoo!! I love how he sleeps like a person with his little arm kicked out. The other picture is of my DH holding him. I have to tell you, it brings tears to my eyes just to see Jared in his arms. He stares at him in amazement the whole time he holds him. We are both struggling right now with the whole emotional aspect of this, and up until recently, I wasn't sure he felt the same way I did. I love my sister, and I am so happy for her, but it is still hard for me. I will not give up my fight for a child until the day comes that I have one to hold of my own, and it was nice to realize that I wasn't alone. Travis and I even talked about adoption, so it is nice to know that the option is open for him to. Sorry to dump all that on you all, didn't mean to get all deep and emotional on ya!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!


  1. You are not alone. In the year after we got married, all 3 of my bridesmaids, my 2 sisters-in-law and 3 cousins were all pregnant at the same time! And I was devastated! After 2-1/2 years of trying (10 months with professional help including 8 rounds of artificial insemination) it was finally my turn!

    And it will be your turn too! Hang in there!

  2. Love your cupcake card, and that sweet baby. Thanks for playing with along with my sketch.

  3. Your card is adorable and so is your nephew!! Too cute!!

  4. Beautiful card and I wish you luck !!

  5. great card, Jessie! I think you captured Travis' feelings in that picture. Adoption is admirable (and something near & dear to MY heart) seek God in prayer...He can certainly bless you in that role whether or not you give birth (and you will have the capacity to love him/her just as if not more than if you did) HUGS!

  6. Your card is beautiful, but your nephew definitely takes the cake. Best of luck to you and hubby!

  7. Firstly I love your card (as I LOVE all your creations!) - you inspire me every day! I can't begin to understand how difficult it is for you to have a baby, but I will pray for you, hang in there, your time will come!

    ~ Kathy (scs aka Wattle)

  8. OK...could Big Trav be any cuter!! No wonder you have been hiding him!!!

  9. Your card is simply and totally cute - love that cupcake pyramid!!! As for the picture of that sweet nephew with your DH, it is totally precious!! Hang in there, it will happen, one way or another...have faith!! God knows what he is doing and adoption is a fabulous option! My SIL could not have children and has adopted two boys and could not be happier! And, dump all you's your blog! :-)


  10. Hi Jessie your card is just adorable, LOVE the fun design!

    Thanks so much for sharing some pictures of your sweet nephew, he is such a little sweetheart!

    Many hugs,
    Jennifer :)

  11. Your card is adorable!

    Your day will come, Jessie! Someone as caring as you will be a mother some day...don't give up hope!!

  12. Don't give up! 39 years ago my husband & I went through the adoption screening and were just months from having an adopted daughter when I became pregnant!!! I thought my son was a miracle, which would mean I had 2 miracles because I went on to have another never know what's in store for you,

  13. Sabrina aka okimom2girlzJune 24, 2008 at 4:17 AM

    Jessie, never give up hope. I was told by doctors that there would only be a 20% chance for me to ever get pregnant and after many years of nothing, I finally got pregnant at 35 and four years later when we moved to Japan I got pregnant again. You are still young, don't give up hope, you'll be blessed with a little miracle too.


  14. What a great card quickdraw! And Jared is just ADORABLE! That is so cute about the arm!!! Glad to hear he's putting on weight! I feel for ya on your own issues...hang in there. (Easy to say I know!) By the way....that was the first close up I've seen of your dh! What a cutie! ;)

  15. I hear yuo! Trust it is all in His plan, hugs!!

    (adorabel card, nephew and hubby!:)

  16. Okay, first on the pics of your nephew - DARLIN"!!! Secondly, no matter how you're blessed with motherhood, it can't be soon enough. Your baby will be blessed to have you as mother. It will happen my friend, I know it will!

    Beautiful card - love the theme and those rich, yummy colors!

  17. Awesome card - Jessie!!!

    You are the best auntie that Jared could ask for!!! Don't give up hope and keep praying - God is great and he will bless you - I know it!!! Also you have a great husband who loves you no matter what and that counts a lot too!!!
    Together you are strong and you will see thru this!!!

    Hugs ~Silke~

  18. Oh Jessie!!!!!!!!! He is indeed as precious as can be!!!! And you are so amazing with all the love you have to give!!!! I'm praying for you all the time sweetie!!!!!

  19. Jessie your card is really pretty!!
    Your nephew is so cute!!! I know how you feel, right now I am struggling to get pregnant again, it is so hard for me, but I trust the Lord and I know in his time I will conceive again.
    Keep you in my prayers.
    God bless you



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