Thursday, September 20, 2012

Just a Note! PPA143

I have been working on note cards for myself and for my daughter to send out since many people have sent wonderful gifts for Emma.  I am glad my daughter still sends hand written notes since electronic mail seems to be the norm these days. However a quick text message can prove to be invaluable. What would you do if you were told that you would be transported to the OR in the next few minutes for a c-section? Reach for your iPad and get your Fantasy Football team squared away before the morphine clouds your thinking of course!  Whew - thank Heaven her brother texted Erin just in time to remind her to set her team - our league is not for amateurs........... :)

                                  Margaret has a great sketch this week at Pals Paper Arts!


                       Resting up before the big trip home!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Here's Lookin' at You Kid!

Here she is!  Emma Lin Wheeler finally made her entrance into this world - fashionably late! Mom, Dad and baby Emma are doing well after a long week in the hospital. Since Emma wasn't cooperating, her mom ended up with an unexpected c-section after three days of trying to coax her into this world. Finally all 7 pounds of her arrived squawking and wide awake! Here's Emma at 24 hours old sneaking a peek at her Grandma! I love September and her arrival has secured its place as my favorite month for sure.  My son's birthday is today so I have included a shot of him with his new niece taken a few days ago.

It may be a few weeks before I get back to normal with my stamping, blogging and commenting because I am going to be very busy doing this:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Freshly Made!

One year ago I was buying fruits and vegetables from a roadside stand when my cell phone rang.  It was Lesley calling to ask me to join the Freshly Made Sketches design team. So I thought it only fitting to use this image from Countryside in my card this week in honor of our one year anniversary! I have had the privilege of working with amazing and creative designers this past year. I have also been inspired by the many wonderful designs you have all made using Freshly Made Sketches!  Thank you to everyone who has made this such a successful and exciting year!  As soon as that granddaughter of mine arrives and gets settled in I will be back full time on the team and looking forward to another year of fun and inspiration!

Hope you join in our celebration this week.  Pick any of our past sketches and play along.  I turned Lesley's Sketch #50 sideways to create today's card.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Not So Frightening......PPA142

Frightening Feline is way too cheerful to be considered frightening! And combined with this week's colors at Pals Paper Arts she is downright delightful on this Halloween card!  

PPA142 September 6

Monday, September 3, 2012

Saddle Up! FabFri01

Ahhh it's September!  Summer vacation is over - time to saddle up and get back into the stamping and blogging mode!  Thought I would ease back into it with this anniversary card made using the sketch from a new challenge site called Fab Friday.  A bit of masking and voila - a pair of horses using the image from Horse Frontier.  


That new little granddaughter of mine has decided to make a fashionably late entrance so we still await!  In the meantime we welcomed these two little furbabies to the family.  My son and his girlfriend adopted Silas (a dachshund/poodle mix) and Adi (toy poodle) this week - they are as sweet as can be!