Friday, July 10, 2009

SC236 - Using Up My Old SU "In Color" Paper

Sorry I have been MIA lately, but as you may or may not have heard, I am pregnant again. Yep, #4 is on his/her way. I am about 8 weeks along, and have been experiencing lots and lots of nausea. We are expecting the new one to arrive around Feb 18th or so . . . crossing my fingers he/she does not come early because I SO don't want to send my birthday anywhere near a hospital. I know what you are thinking -- "But, you just had a baby" and "Don't you know you can prevent those?" and "You must be out of your mind!" Al of those are true, but M and I had a hard time getting pregnant with #3 and we did not want a huge gap in between because we were not able to get pregnant again, or worse, not have another baby, so we decided to just go for it, and SURPRISE, we managed to get pregnant on the first possible month. Figures eh? Anyway, we are really excited about it. We always wanted 4 kids and this will be our last one.

That said, in my spare moments lately, I have been catching some extra Zzzz's because I have been SO TIRED! But today, I did it! I managed to make it into my studio to make a card. The baby co-operated by napping and the kids were playing happily, so I took some much needed mommy time. I might just have to go back and stamp some more this afternoon because I have a fun idea for today's challenge on SCS! We shall see.

Another reason I have lacked motivation is that my Nikon Coolpix is not working, so the only way I have to take pictures is using my blackberry. That is what I took this one with, so I apologize if the quality is less happy than normal.

I colored Riley using my COPIC ciao markers. I did a lot more blending than I usually do and used the blender tip to marker tip technique and I think it made it look cool. I will use that again!

Stamps: Motorcycle Riley (Hanna Stamps), "Hello" (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Waild Wasabi (Retired SU!), River Rock (Retired SU!), True Thyme (Retired SU!), Solar White Classic Crest (Neenah), Going Places - Travel Collection (Cloud 9 Design) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Rive Rock Classic Ink (SU!) Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Sewing machine (Singer), white thread (Sulky), black Brads (The Paper Studio), Grass Embossing Template (Fiskars Texture Templates)


Basement Stamper said...

Love the papers you used the tattered look fits well with this Riley!

Claudia said...

Amanda - I'm very happy for you that you were able to get pregnant again! Good luck and I hope this on is easier than the last one - especially your health after the delivery!

CountessLaurie said...

Congrats!! Card is lovely!

Anonymous said...

omg congrats! i am so happy for you. i am behind in my emails so i thought i was reading about your last preg!

oh and peppermint will help with the nausea or even candy canes.

i hope you get some rest.