We are all still scratching our heads as to how this is possible. People keep asking me if maybe I had twins or if it really was the same baby. The answer is No, because this baby is due in Januray and my other baby had a November due date. I had to include some photos of the *fortunes* we got in our fortune cookies a couple of days after we took the pregnancy test, but before I had my blood drawn. The top one is my husbands and the bottom one is from my cookie. Crazy, huh?
Well, that is more information than I thought I would share. I have kept the miscarriage in, even though I wanted to tell everyone so that you might know where I have been coming from and for my lack of posting and creativity in general. I am hoping that I am on the tail end of my morning sickness and fatigue. I usually have great pregnancies with tons of energy after the morning sickness ends, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I can't believe I am sending my youngest to first grade on the 20th and bringing a newborn into the world. Some may say I am crazy and maybe I am, but I am beyond excited and can't wait to have this little one to myself all day long while the other kids are at school. It will feel like my first...that is until 3:30 rolls around and the kids walk through the door! LOL!
I guess I should get around to the card, huh? This is another fabulous sketch by Jen Del Muro, who announced yesterday of her impending birth! I think we are due at the same time! Do you know how long I have kept this crazy stamp set and pregnant girl stamp around just so I could make this card? Amy R and Taylor made a card years and years ago using this combo and I just loved it. The pregnant gal and the big work together perfectly. I started out by picking out some fun, *kindof* gender neutral papers from My Mind's Eye. I created the base by layering paper and doing some crazy sewing. I stamped the b and the g using Berry Sorbet ink by Papertrey Ink.
The girl was stamped using brown StazOn ink and then colored using prismacolor markers and copics. I decided to change the shape into a tag so that I would have a nice place to add some ribbon since last week I didn't use any at all! I made the circle smaller than the sketch indicated, but it would have covered up my focal image. I stamped the star image from Nursery Necessities and punched it out using the star punch. All of the edges have been distressed using Vintage Photo distress ink. I stamped the news sentiment onto a strip of chocolate chip cardstock and then lined it up in the circle punch so that it would align perfectly. I added a few buttons to the side for detail.
I guess I will save this card until I find out that one of my friends are expecting.