Monday, May 30, 2011

These are my thank you cards that I sent out after Rhylan was born. I have to thank my friend Lee-ann for the inspiration. I started with Certain Celery for the base of the card. I decided to try and use up some of my Baby Girl paper that I had in my stash, so I used three pattern papers from the same line. I am so sorry I just can't remember who made the paper line at this moment. I then used my cricut and the Simply Charmed cartridge to make the soother. The thanks was also cut with the cricut from some Crumb Cake cardstock. The ribbon was purchase from my LSS. I added two buttons in the right corner to finish it off. The only problem with the buttons is that they made the card to thick and I had to pay for a oversize letter. I decided to hand deliver as many as I could to save me some money. I need to make a few more so I think I will try to find something else to use in place of the buttons.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Here is the announcements I made to send out to our family and friends. I made them with magnets on the back so people could put them on their fridge. I started with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock cut to fit my magnets. I then used so pink distressed paper from a old CTMH line and made a scalloped border for the bottom. I used the small scalloped border punch from EK Success. The stripped paper was from a old line from The Paper Company. I cut a two inch strip for the background. I then laid some "It's a Girl" ribbon at the top. The flower are punched out using a EK Success flower punch from the same paper as I used to make the scalloped border. I added three small rhinestones in the centre of the flowers using the iRock tool. With my computer I printed out the her birth information, I then used Regal Rose Ink and my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my information stamp. The stamp is from a old Stampin' Up stamp set called "Bundle of Joy". I mounted it on some Blush Double Dot paper from Bo Bunny. I printed a 2x2 photo of Rhylan and mounted it on the same Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I love how they turned out but after making 75 of them I about done with them. They also cost me a fortune to mail as the magnets made them a little heavy, well I guess that is a lesson learned and I will remember how heavy magnets are next time I want to add them to a project.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm One Month Old!

I can't believe that a month has gone by already! It was definately a very long month. I stayed in the hospital for 5 days after Rhylan was born. We had to stay that long as she was a bit jaundice and needed the blue lights to help her get better. I couldn't complain it was a nice little vacation for me I got to read and relax while we were there. We then came home for about 48 hours and then I started to get really sick. I tried to ignore some of my symptoms in the afternoon but then by the evening they had gotten really bad and I was running a temp of 42 degrees. My husband rushed me to the hospital. It turns out that I had multiple infection throughout my body and I had started to go into septic shock. It was pretty scarry but we made it through. I end up spending 8 days in the hospital and had to have a blood transfusion on day 3. Things started to turn around after that and I got better each day. Now I have been home for about two weeks and we are finally starting to get into a routine. I haven't been able to scrapbook much, but I did manage to get most of my birth announcements for Rhylan out as well as all of Rhys' Birthday invites. Here hoping next month is a bit better.