Monday, September 23, 2013

No baby yet....

Still waiting for #19 grandchild to be born. If my ddil doesn't deliver today, the doctors will start her tomorrow, which is not a bad thing. Tomorrow my sweet granddaughter Jessica turns 20 and to have her cousin be born on her birthday is very exciting. She's quite willing to share her birthday with a new baby. The other grandparents will be there on Tuesday, and I will drive over to Madison on Wednesday, and it will be my turn to watch the big brothers and sister! I will take the three little ones; Grant, Lily, and Drew, plus the two college girl granddaughters, Jessica and Melissa out to the Hubbard Avenue Diner for dinner. If mommy and daddy aren't home from the hospital at dinnertime, then we'll all trek over to the hospital for a quick visit and the girls can see their newest cousin. What a wonderful world we live in. Sharing love and lives. I will post as soon as I hear anything and hopefully, I'll have some good photos to share as well.

I made a card yesterday. It's for my darling friend Mary. You'd love her. She's one of the sweetest people on earth, I swear! She was to take me out for dinner this past Saturday, but a YKW made an appearance, and that was the end of that. Instead, she dropped off a dozen peach colored roses and promises to attempt dinner once more soon! It's my fondest prayer for you all to have a friend like Mary. I made her a special Thank You card. And while I was at it, I thought I play along over at the Little Tangles Challenge. Take a look at their latest color palette:


How pretty is this?!! With all of the rich fall tones out there, this one was a refreshing change of pace.

My card looks like this:


It's really pretty irl.  The base and white panel are from Bazzill, and the pink, yellow, and gray are scraps. And you know, I keep digging in my scrap box of card stock, but it never seems to go down! Wonder what happens when the lights go out in here.... I used, of course, Neat & Tangled stamps, Memento London Fog ink, and some sequins bought at my local 5 & dime store. Inside is blank so I can write some really special thoughts for Mary. And now, it's time for me to get cleaned up, and wait for my friend Karen to pop over with a cup of coffee.We'll have a little coffee klatch, after which she'll go back to work, and I will play a bit more, and enjoy life. I know it's Monday, but do find something to do a happy dance about...well worth it!

15 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You're right about the beautiful colours! Love this CAS design! Good luck to your DIL - so exciting! Can't wait to hear the good news!

Tracey McNeely said...

On edge waiting for the good news Gramma. I just love your perfectly CAS card Bev! Gorgeous!

Hannelie said...

Not only IRL, but also on my screen, dear Bev! Not another YKW?
Hoping that baby makes his/her appearance soon!
Have a good day
hugs
x

cm said...

Thanks for the update on the soon-to-be-new-arrival, and all the busy-ness that brings. You are just a fabulous person, no matter what 'hat' you're wearing: grandma, mother-in-law, mom, friend. Your love shines through all your do!! And this card is yet again, more evidence of how thoughtful you are! Absolutely lovely! Your friend will LOVE this!! Have a great day - may the baby arrive safely, and the YKWs stay away!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

You've found so much to happy dance about here, my sweet friend ... hoping baby arrives soon and safely ... he or she will certainly be coming into such loving arms! When I saw these colours at N&T I knew you'd do something wonderful with them ... and you have ... simple, beautifully balanced and a special thought for Mary. Perfect! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...#19! How amazing! You are very blessed and your friend Mary is going to adore this CAS beauty!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...still no baby! Oh my and number #19 too, you are so blessed to have such a big family. Your card is just too cute too, love that light bulb!

Geri said...

#19....being blessed by a loving and caring grandma like you, has definitely made 19 kidlets very happy to have someone so very special in their lives!

I'm so behind on my commenting, that #19 has likely arrived. Looking forward to the details!

Beautiful card to honor a dear and special friend! I suspect that Mary will likely be near tears when she sees the beauty that you have made especially for her! The soft, pretty colors are so comforting...just like a good friend!

June Houck said...

Wow, #19?! Big congratulations to you :)

I absolutely love your creative combo of N&T stamps, sequins, and the color challenge. Fabulous card!

~amy~ said...

#19...wow. My mom only has 2 and they are both from me...

Your card is wonderful! love how crisp it is and you're right, it is quite refreshing...although I love fall cards, I super love this color trio!

thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Kylie said...

Love the card, Bev, and so will Mary. Everyone needs to know how much they are appreciated. :)

Kim S said...

You had quite a crew for dinner - I bet you had lots of fun!!

That light bulb is so sweet in pastels! I love your layout with it slightly to the side to leave room for the sequins! I bet Mary loved it! (Anybody who brings roses deserves a very special card)

victoria h said...

lovely card

Ren-Yi said...

Stunning fun card and great way in using the fun colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

Barb said...

I love the softness of this design! The colors are just perfect and the few sequins...fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!