Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kind and Wonderful Friend *SFYTT*

Sometimes I wonder where the week has gone when I realize that I haven't posted for a week!
I have been working on a few Halloween goodies for my kids to give to their teachers. I have to run and get some more ribbon for them and I haven't had a chance. My little one is home sick as I am writing this and I don't want to drag her on a road trip just to get some ribbon. The store is not in my city; it is about a half an hour away, so it will have to wait for a day when she is back in school. Today's card is for this week's Sketch For You To Try. I really liked all of the panels which gave me the opportunity to use 3 different pattern papers. I have been wanting to use up my scraps of paper that I used for my Autumn banner and I thought today's card would be the perfect opportunity. I have really been enjoying all of the circles that Jen has been using in her sketches. When I saw this sketch, I really wanted to create a wreath around a sentiment; an oldie but goodie that I like to do.

I punched the circle using a Marvy 2 1/2 inch circle punch. Next, I punched out an assortment of leaves using one of my Martha Stewart punches and a variety of cardstock. I used my 2-way glue pen to adhere them. It gave me better control as to where the adhesive would go, since only half of the leaves are adhered to the circle. The sentiments are from SU!

I added some gold micro beads to the outside and inside panels. I also tied it all together with an acorn button that I found in my stash. I thought it was the perfect finishing touch.
I had my doctor's appointment on Thursday and found out that my baby has finally turned head down. I was getting worried that a C-section was in my future, not to say that is still couldn't happen. I always keep that in my mind, so that I won't be disappointed if it works out that way. He is right on track and measures exactly to the day. Yay! I also had my glucose test, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it comes back with good news. I haven't had any issues with my other two, but you never know.
Also, my son won his football game last Saturday! Yay! The other team's coach was such a poor sport and said that we should have given their team a chance to get another touchdown and that we shouldn't have made the final touchdown of the game. He said that it was poor sportsmanship. Excuse me? Try telling a 9 or 10 year old boy that they shouldn't do their best and that they shouldn't make a touchdown after an amazing catch and a clear shot at the endzone. I was scratching my head after that one. We are headed off to another one and if we win that, then Halloween will officially be the last game of the season. It is always a bitter-sweet time. Basketball will be starting soon, so I guess I should just enjoy the break while I can. Although, Basketball practice and games seem like a walk in the park compared to football. My daughter has been practicing for her Christmas recital in Ballet. I can't wait. Well.... I will stop rambling as I do so frequently. Wish my son luck paid off! LOL!

You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and Lorelie
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer,Leigh O' Brien!!!!!
Thanks for fluttering by!!!


Rebecca Ednie said...

Just so you know, glucose tolerance tests in pregnancy are controversial. Often they are not accurate. It is like putting you on a roller coaster and diagnosing you with a stomach problem if you puke! It is too aggressive a test and basically forces your body to react in an unnatural way. Many women fail who have no blood sugar problems at all even when monitored closely. So if the results aren't good, please don't panic. I refused to even have one with my last baby and the midwife was fine with it. Urine dipsticks should be enough monitoring. HTH! Rebecca RN

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

hi kelly! look at all that good news! your card is wonderful! i have that fern punch and always forget to use it. have fun today and i hope your kiddo wins his game. that other coach just had his panties in a wad because he didn't win. i hope it didn't upset your son. go team!!

Leigh OBrien said...

This is just gorgeous, Kelly...I love all of the details...everything about it!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very gorgeous Kelley! The acorn button is a perfect finishing touch!

Glad to hear everything is on track with the baby sis is expecting a boy on Christmas day...(she's 43! and having some gestational diabetic concerns...)

Hope you enjoy your finish of the football season!

Denise Young said...

Glad to hear you are feeling and doing well. Glad also that the baby has finally turned. Hope your little one feels better soon. Its not fun for anyone when a child is sick.
Love your card- you did a fabulous job with this sketch.

Maureen said...

what a beautiful Fall card! I love the leaves and acorn button...such wonderful details. Glad to hear baby and mom are doing well. I love watching the countdown on the widget :)

Marisa said...

Wonderful card! Love the colours and that sentiment is one of my all time favorites. Glad baby decided to turn around. My little guy ended up Frank Breach (butt down jack knifed body so I had to go with the C-Section. I'm blaming that on the fact we moved when I was 7 months preggers and he was tired of having his head rammed into my pelvis every time I bent over to pack or unpack a box! He was 9 3.5 lbs so maybe the c-section wasn't so bad after all LOL!

purplestamper316 said...

Wow! This is an outstanding card! I just love it and you inspire me :) and it sounds like God is 'chasing you down the street with blessings' - something I heard Joyce Meyer say once, and I LIKE that idea :) Have a blessed day <><

Amy said...

You are one busy mama! Hope your daughter is on the mend, so much crud going around!

Ok, I am just totally IN LOVE with this card, Kelly!! The wreath is a brilliant idea!

So happy that baby L has his head down like a good little boy! Take care Ü

Amy Sheffer said...

Stunning card, Kelly! Love the wreath idea and the wonderful fall papers! Glad to hear the good baby news and about your son's football successes!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful sketch, colors, papers -- everything! Glad to hear all is well with you. As for that coach...gee, who's showing bad sportsmanship? Sheesh!

Marcie S. said...

I've always loved that sentiment, and your card is gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly, I'm glad to hear all the good news!!
Your card is beautiful! Love the added pretty!

jen del muro said...

this is GOR-GEOUS!

starqueen said...

Hi Kelly,
What a lovely card! What kind of adhesive do you use to stick on the microbeads? Do they stay on?

Thanks for sharing!

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