Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HSS 193

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday and Baby B is 3 weeks old today!  We're doing well, momma's just a little tired and hasn't been down to stamp yet.  But, since it's a new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I did do a little MDS during one of his naps!  The challenge this week is a sketch!


I'm in need to thank you cards for little presents we have gotten so this was a perfect solution!



Make sure to check out the other DT samples and play along with us!   Stamp some for me, ok? :-)

Happy stamping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short & Sweet!

Hi stampers!  No card today but an AWESOME deal!  Just like Baby Backes this deal is SHORT AND SWEET (even though he's pretty long, hehe)!


From today the 21st until the 28th you can join for the normal $99 BUT you get $150 to spend on your starter kit which is completely customizable!  YOU pick what YOU want!  You can sign up and get your deal and never buy another thing, join for the great discount OR run a business.  The choice is yours but the deal is great!!!!!!  You can also get your hands on Holiday Mini stuff early!!!!!

Baby Backes would LOVE to have you as part of our team too!  He's going to stamp with mommy later today!

Contact me with any questions if you're interested!

Hopefully I'll have some things to share by the weekend!

Happy stamping!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fab Friday 48

Hi stampers!  This new mom thing is a hard gig!  He's been pretty good but we haven't been home much with the extra hospital stay so we aren't in the groove yet.  So this post is short!   Head over to Fab Friday and play along, ok?  And take a nap for me!

EDITED:  So the wonderful DT I have surprised me with a welcome Baby Ian theme!  I'm so surprised and it means so much that they thought of us!  And for once I actually worked ahead and had a card ready to go lol!  So, I'll leave the card up and we'll do the colors sometime later :-)  I have the best DT and more importantly, FRIENDS ever!  Thank you guys so much and thanks to everyone who plays along with us!  I had a super rough mommy day yesterday so this just makes my heart happy (and we had a much better night last night!)!!!!!  Love you all!!!!



Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HSS 192

Hi stampers!  Quick post today as I worked ahead of the baby with the card but didn't get around to the blogging so I'm doing it on the fly from the hospital and the little guy is surely gonna be hungry again soon :-)  Happy Tuesday!  Ian is one week old today and I can't believe it.  And we've only had ONE day at home!  Hopefully we can go home today! EDITED:  We did indeed get to go home Tuesday night and Ian is doing well!  All tests were negative and I think he just had some dehydration and temp regulation issues secondary to breastfeeding not being his ideal method!  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

Anyway since it's tuesday it's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!  This week is a fun color challenge and I did Christmas in August of course!

Sorry I'm not listing the supplies but I don't even know what they all are right now lol!  I have a few other things I'm distracted with at the moment, mainly a tiny little perfect face with blue eyes :-)

But if YOU have time go check out the challenge, the DT samples and play along!  If I can't stamp right now YOU can stamp for me, right?

Happy stamping!

Monday, August 11, 2014

He's Here!

He's here!  Ian Lee was born Tuesday, August 5th at 6:01pm!

I was supposed to go in to start induction at 8pm Tuesday but the little guy decided to get things going on his own.  I woke up feeling funny every hour on the hour from 11-3 an finally at 3 I thought, this is kind of painful now.  Woke Jon up and then went to ask my mom what contractions felt like lol!

We got ready and headed in not a minute too soon because I was pretty uncomfortable by the time we got to the hospital at 4:30.  I'll share more of the labor story later but we kind of had a perfect storm of minor complications that all added up to a c-section being the best option although I'd like to avoid it.  But all that mattered was getting him here safe and I knew I had a higher chance of it due to having an oval shaped pelvis instead of round.  And the "little" guy ended up being 8 pounds even, ha!  20.5 inches long.  And honestly, even though I'd rather avoided it, recovery hasn't been anything as bad as I expected.  I felt not too bad the first day and immensely better every day!

Anyway, just wanted to let my friends, readers, and customers know I may be on a bit of a hiatus, we'll see.  The little guy has us back in the hospital after only one night at home.  Saturday he looked a little lethargic and hadn't had many diapers so we took him in and were admitted as his temp was on the low end of normal and he was down to just over 7 pounds.  Since, then my milk has come in and he is feeding like a champ and gets extra bottles and is back to 8 or a little over 8 this morning and doing much better and more of his spunky self.  Just waiting on all the labs to come back which takes 48 hours or so.  We hope to go home tomorrow but everything is looking up and he even let mom and dad sleep pretty good last night!  ;-)

I'll leave you with some pictures and I hope to be back to a little stamping and blogging as good stress relief soon!  Oh, and I got my holiday mini goodies.  They are so lonely at home with granny ;-)




Happy stamping (stamp some for me!)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fab Friday 47

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday and happy August!  So it looks like Baby B is going to be an August baby as he's still baking.  He was due the 31st but it doesn't look like he's in a hurry to vacate the premises. He did look good (as did I) at our check up and had made a tiny bit of progress since Monday so I'll take that!  Here's to hoping he does SOON because he's kind of mean to his mommy by kicking her right where she has bad nerve pain and just overall making me pretty large and uncomfortable!  But, while we pass the time.....we have a new challenge at Fab Friday for you!


My card is going to go to my hubby's boss, wife and his four kids as they got us an exceptionally generous baby gift.  Little Baby Backes is very blessed to have so many wonderful people in his life who have spoiled him before he's even here!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Starburst sayings
Paper:  Whisper white, calypso coral, crushed curry
Ink:  Bermuda bay, calypso coral, crushed curry
Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, starburst framelits, stars and hearts decorative masks

It was my first time getting to use the masks and they are so fun!  I love these stars!  All I had to do was sponge over it and had an instant background!  Maybe if Baby B holds out longer I can get downstairs today and use them more!  But if you're listening baby....feel FREE to come any time :-)

Make sure to head on over to the Fab Friday site and check out the rest of the DT samples!

And make sure to play along!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HSS 191

Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday and dude day eve for me and Baby B!  We don't have any exciting news for you as at our appointment yesterday there are ZERO signs of him making an appearance any time soon (although that could change within hours at any time, I know!).  But, so far he seems to be happy and cozy and quite content to beat me up from the inside!  The hubby and my mom keep thinking I'm going into labor when I yelp but he literally kicks me so hard in the side/ribs I cry out and double over! Naughty boy!

So, for some excitement, how about a new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments?  Anyone up for an inspiration challenge?


 I kind of love these colors but everyone knows I'm a sucker for coastal cabana...and I totally want that mixer!!!!!  Mom and I are making some blueberry and strawberry oatmeal muffins today and it would sure be handy as well as look so purty in my new kitchen!!!!  ;-)

Anyway, I didn't have a lot of time to make my card after my appointment and groceries and making dinner so I kept it clean and simple but I really love how the colors are so striking!  Oh!  And I got to use dotty angles which I had passed over a million times in the catalog and all of the sudden I kept seeing it on Pinterest and had no idea what stamp it was but I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT!  Funny how that works, huh?  It's just that one little thing that can make a card!!!!!!  I can't wait to use it more.  You may get sick of seeing it, lol!


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Perfect pennants, work of art, dotty angles
Paper:  Whisper white, night of navy
Ink:  Wisteria wonder, old olive, night of navy, coastal cabana

Don't pay any attention to the not-so-straight sentiment.  Not sure what happened there, lol!  Now, make sure to check out all the other awesome DT samples and use our inspiration picture to create your own project!

Happy stamping!
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