Thursday, February 20, 2014

Happy Fat Rolls

Bet you never thought you'd hear the word "happy" in connection with "fat rolls"!!! But the photo I'm about to share shows a certain person who displays just that. She's about as roly-poly as a girl can get. Meet Miss Avie....




The photo is a little fuzzy, but the little star still shines! Look at those rolls!!! At five months old, Avie is cute as a button, and yep, she's got lots of happy fat rolls. That's why I've been AWOL. Had the chance to go keep an eye on her and her three older siblings earlier this past week. Just had to share this little one's photo.  She is, however, not always this happy. I affectionately refer to her as my crybaby. She's a bit demanding. But I think it's because she can't communicate what she wants/needs; hence, she cries. Often. Loudly. But one just needs to take a different tack, and find new ways to deal. We get along just fine. And, (insert happy dance here!) I get to go for the next couple of weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to help them out again. 


I actually did make a card this morning. More than one, but will only share my sister Lisa's birthday card. Lisa has a really full plate these days, dealing with the upcoming wedding of her daughter, age related issues of her fil, and she's the guardian of our 88 year old aunt who has recently been placed in a care facility. Prayers for her peace of mind would be much appreciated. 

It's a soft card. Gentle and calm. Exactly what Lisa needs. I have been stumped for more than a week, but came upon the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and it just pinged into place. 







I went with the square shape, using Neenah white for the base. Scraps of every thing else! Cut the "happy" out with my Cameo. A few pink pearls and done. I've got a million things to get done, so will stop here. Happy dances everyone

13 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Those thighs bring back memories of my own little baby girl almost 11 years ago! Love your pretty card - that's a beautiful font and perfectly accented with the shimmery pearls!

Shannon J said...

Just so pretty, Bev - the pearls are such a sweet touch too! I have a feeling your sis will love this ; !!! And those rolls...eeeek! SO ADORABLE!!

Deepti said...

Awwww Avie is so adorable, I just feel like giving her a tight hug :D I also love the name Avie :), Ur card looks simple n stunning!!

Anita in France said...

Such a gentle, lovely card, Bev ... so perfect for your sister's birthday. Keeping her and your aunt in my prayers.
Now, little Miss Avie ... what a joy she is ... and this is the most delicious photo! What fun for Grandma for the next few weeks! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

What an adorable little girl. I'm sure you just want to nuzzle those cheeks. That's a beautiful card for Lisa and I will be praying for her. That's my one saving grace in caring for my parents, that I don't also have children to take care of. It's an overwhelming job.

Geri said...

Little Miss Avie definitely steals the show in this post! Perhaps she will be an Opera star when she gets 'all growed up' and is simply learning how to enhance her lung capacity at this tender young age!

Lisa is going to love your card! It really is beautifully calm & gentle! She is very fortunate to have such a kind & loving sister!!!

Enjoy your 'grandma days' and make sure you nap when Avie does!

Hannelie said...

She is C-U-T-E!!!
And a card I adore... wow, a beauty!
That happy makes me happy too!

JJ Bolton said...

What a lovely card! Love how you used the vellum over the patterned paper:)

And that little one! Just want to squeeze her:) So cute!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a good thing you put your card last (which is a true beauty, btw, I love those colors!) because otherwise Avie would have removed any trace memories of your card, Bevie! My goodness, Little Miss Demanding is a true Gerber baby!! I'm so jealous!! And you get to keep going back for more ~ lucky you!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

First, sending prayers for your sister that calmness spreads its hand over the wavy waters she's facing. Second, eeeeeeee! How adorable is Miss Avie; every second with her is precious and happy dancing indeed that you'll be seeing her often over the next while! Cute as a button and so darling! As for the crying (my nephew was like that; we fondly called him "Mr. Wah Wah"), we know you have the magic touch to bring about that room-brightening smile! Third, your card is stunning; love that colour combination, as I'm sure your sister will, too! Thoughtful and heart-warming! Hugs~ c

Kylie said...

It's always a happy day when I realise there is a bounty of Bev creations to explore. Firstly, oooh your darling Avie is most definitely as cute as a button. Hope she graces you with more of those adorable smiles as you take care of her over the coming weeks. :)

Secondly I send my very best wishes to your sister, Lisa. She sounds as generous of spirit as you, dear Bev!

The card you have created for her is HAPPY! Such lovely colours and I love how you have anchored the sentiment. Those little pink pearls are beautiful!

hugs!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh so cute! Love the name too~

Cindy Hall said...

Love this "happy" and contemporary card! Great color choices and patterns, and beautiful use of embellishments, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!