Thursday, March 31, 2011

thinking of you

First, a special THANK YOU to all you wonderful people who leave such amazing comment love :)  I know it takes a minute from your busy day to pause and say hello, so just know that it's always greatly appreciated.  You're all the best.

Tuesday will be 38 weeks with the twins, which is full term for multiples.  Twin B has gone breech, then head-down, then breech, and now transverse.  What a journey!  While I'd EAGERLY choose labor & delivery over surgery & recovery, my doc's advice is a C-section (twin B's not a good candidate for 'turning' due to a partial placental cord insert).  But since the pregnancy has gone well and the boys are growing at the same rate, she'll let me squeeze out one extra week, just to see what happens by 39 weeks.

I haven't done a lot of crafting, but I do have one card in the wings, also for Lee Anne.  Amidst all the craziness I think of her everyday which reminds me to stop, slow down, and pay attention to family.  Hugs to you, Lee Anne.
The dragonfly here symbolizes depth, unveiling, and life 'in the moment'.  I wanted a deep blue to accent rustic cream and woodgrain.  The dragonfly is inked in spring rain and kissed with pearl sky blue and enchanted evening.  I'm pleased with the design (even if photos didn't capture all the love). 
I call this shot, 'Still Life with Dirty Pot'.  But look at that perfect little dragonfly from Places Please.  The joy in discovery.

I also used this design for a melon berry birthday card with a sun-kissed peach.  I have the bitty dot ribbon in new leaf, orange zest, and blueberry sky as well, so I imagine I'll be making those color versions too.



stamps - PTI Masculine Motifs, Fillable Frames #10, Places Please
ink - PTI enchanted evening, spring rain; Versamagic pearl sky blue
paper - PTI enchanted evening, rustic cream
accents - PTI enchanted evening vintage buttons, enchanted evening bitty dot ribbon, vintage cream grosgrain ribbon, rustic cream twine
dies - PTI Fillable Frames #10, woodgrain impression plate
tools - EK Success oval punch


Sara Mac said...

Great card Christy! I really like the texture with the dragonfly. Great colors too. Glad all is going well with the pregnancy. Here's hoping you make it to week 39!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really beautiful! I love the blue and white, the dragonfly, and the beautiful wood grain. I'm sure Lee Anne will love it too. Praying that everything goes well for your delivery :)

I'm Renee said...

Love it all...
just beautiful.
I know Lee Anne will love it.
Been thinking of you and wondering how the little guys were and if they had arrived...
keep us up-to-date...
when you have the time:)

Jen Carter said...

You are so close to delivery now!! How exciting!

This card is so pretty and so well thought out! Very nice!

Amy said...

Eeeekkk! You are soo close! Thanks for the update! I love your color see it everywhere lately! I have had this combo in my head to use for a while now......You did a fab job here!

Sue Ann said...

How the heck are you getting your belly up to the craft desk.......... you are amazing!!! Beautiful card ...... just beautiful!!!

Tena Tahirih said...

The cards are lovely!

I'm so happy you post little messages about the twins on your blog, and in your tweets. It is a fun way to learn about your pregnancy.
We are so excited for their birth!
How ever the little boys make their appearance, it is going to be an amazing experience for you, and your whole family. We love you so much, and we feel so excited and proud! We can't WAIT.
But we will!
HURRAY for a cool doctor who'll let you wait and see! Hurray for such an amazing, strong, resilient, nourishing body to grow those babies in! Hurray for a supportive husband and daughter, who love you so dearly!
We love you, too!

Michelle said...

This is a wonderful masculine card. I love all the details you put into it, but still keep it neutral. I may have to case this card. Love it!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Gorgeous card...I bet it looks amazing in real life!