Jan 27, 2011

Some exciting news

Hi everyone,

Long LONG time no see. First I want to apologize about my absent without notice. I’ve been taking a break and focus on family.  Here I am back to share some exciting news.

[We are expecting!!!!] It’s a boy. We are all very exciting to this new family member. Can’t wait to meet him in person this Summer.   

This explains why I disappeared for so long. The first trimester fatigue was killing me and I couldn’t get off the bed at all. I think I spent about 20 hours in bed every day. I can’t tell you how happy I am when I past the first trimester and enter the most comfortable 2nd one.
After entering the 2nd trimester, we kept busy moving the office/craft room out and turned it into the nursery. It was easy since I have so many stuff and with all the re-arrangement.

I just want to say thank you for all your support and I am happy to know that I am missed. I will be back soon to post something about the Blog Candy. Yes, I didn’t forget. It’s sitting in the mailing box and ready to go.

Here I want to share a card I made in three months for a sweet friend’s birthday. I couldn’t decide which color tune I want so I made two. I will enter these two for Hero Arts January contest. My card is inspired by the P.58 I just in love with the neutral color. Play it with different color tune and add a bit of my own twist in them.

I pull out my favorite Dogwood stamp. First I die cut the Lacey Circle and stamp twice with distress ink on the circle. I use my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up with the circle and stamp twice on the card base with watermark ink.  Then emboss with white embossing powder. Color the flowers with distress ink. Adhere the circle on the card base.Add glitter glue around the circle.

Stamp:S5362 Dogwood (Hero Arts)
Ink: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw/ Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky (Distress Ink)
Die: Lacey Circle (Spellbinders)
Tool: Stamp A-Ma-Jig

I will be back for another good news.


Barbara said...

very pretty card

Trinh said...

These are both beautiful! Great design & love how you spotlighted the image. Congrats on your pregnancy too!

Rosemary said...

so glad to see you back crafting, nicky! beautiful cards!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning cards! It makes me happy to see you are enjoying the 2nd trimester and even make some cards! Glad that you and baby are doing well!!

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Nicky. Congrats again and looking forward to see some pics of the little Guy in summer.. Enjoy the 2nd. Trimester, it really is the best:))

Yvette K said...

Gorgeous cards Nicky. Congratulations! Looking forward to see some photo's in summer.

Yvonne Russell said...

Congratulations. Good to see you back.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that you are well. I was wondering what had happened to you.
Health and peace to you and the baby!

Ingrid said...

Congratulations! What a lovely card. I live in an area with lots of dogwood trees, so this card hits a special note for me. The blue one is my favorite but the other one is also pretty.

Annelies said...

Congratulations! Hopefully you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy! Love this card, very elegant with these colours! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jean said...

Nicky, Congratulations to you and your husband. I'm happy you are back with us. My favorite is the blue card.

Татьяна said...

My congratulations!!
Happy to see you here again!

sandra said...

That really is great news!

You made amazing cards!
Simple and elegant!
I'm sure that your friend ill e happy to receive one of them (or maybe bout)lol.
Take care!

Tiffany said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! Wishing you much congratulations on your news! Enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy!

Larisa said...

Very nice card!!!! Congrats with so many followers!
may I ask - who is the lucky winner of your wonderful candy? ))) I keep my fingers crossed now.

Michelle W said...

Congratulations! So glad you and the baby are doing well. Your card is beautiful!

Anniebee said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting that is! I am exploring your blog and these cards are my favorite ones so far! They are gorgeous! I think I'll have to buy this stamp.