Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thanks, Baby

Mornin', y'all!  How's it going?  We're still super-busy with the wee baby, but hubs kept an eye on him for a bit and I got to go down to my poor neglected craft room and make some cards.  And they're still baby-related because I needed more thank yous!

Still totally loving Moon Baby.  I made a dozen of these, so I kept it very simple and ignored the urge to add some baker's twine or do Wink of Stella on the little star.  Because I didn't want to wait for Wink of Stella to dry--I sent off at least half of the cards I made already.  And they count for this week's Paper Players challenge:

I am really, really missing my paper crafting time (though wee baby snuggles are fun too), so I think on the weekends when the hubs is home and enjoying his own baby snuggles that I should make a concerted effort to get in the craft room.  I suppose I could try to do that in the evenings, but it seems like once hubs gets home we make dinner and then it's time to try to convince the kiddo to fall asleep so we can go to sleep too.  Anyway,  I reallyreallyreally want to work on some scrapbook pages but first I need to print off some photos like this one...

TINY BABY FEETS!!!  This was another shot from the newborn photo session when Ryan was 8 days old; as of today he's five weeks old.  He's already changed a lot from the newborn photos, but he's still absolutely adorable with all that crazy hair.  We blow dry his hair after baths! (Low heat and very carefully, rest assured we aren't doing anything that will hurt him.  Bonus:  it all sticks straight out from his head after we dry it, which is totally hilarious.)

Anyway, wee lad is asleep right now so I need to get cleaned up.  Our adventure for the day:  Imma try taking him to the grocery store.  Wish me luck.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Moon Baby, One Big Meaning
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, So Saffron DSP
Accessories:  None

Friday, March 10, 2017

Over the Moon, Baby

Hey, kids.  I know it's been quiet around here for a bit but I have a really good reason!  But first up, a card.

I fell in love with the Moon Baby stamp set as soon as I saw it, and this is its maiden voyage Chez Snapdragon.  I did a mirror image of a Fab Friday sketch:

I actually made the card in time to post over there, thinking I'd be able to get this blog post done before the challenge expired, buuuut that didn't happen.  I think you'll agree that my reason for not getting it posted is pretty good, though.

Meet our new addition, Ryan Luke!  I was *hoping* (since he was so late already) that he'd arrive on February 14 (and share a birthday with his dad), but this squirt had other ideas and didn't make an appearance until the wee sma's of February 15.  He weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and as of yesterday he's at 9 pounds, 3 ounces.  Which feels more like 90 pounds when I'm trying to schlep him around in his car set.

The hubs took this picture and I just love it.  Sure, it might be nice if the depth of field was a little deeper so both eyes were in focus, or if I hadn't been wearing glasses (the blurry bit at the top of the photo) but despite its imperfections this is one of my favorite pictures ever.

So when will I get to stamp again?  Guess that depends on Ryan and getting him established with a good sleep schedule!  In the meantime, he's about to wake up and demand some food.  Cheers, y'all!