Monday, October 1, 2012

Mailable Monday - Affection Collection

Hi stampers!  Well the weekend's over again and it's Monday.  I finally had the weekend "off" aside from teaching aerobics anyway and I kind of took a blogging break too, sorry!  I've really kind of been struggling lately to find balance in my life with so many things going on so stamping and blogging are sometimes getting pushed back...not away....just back a little so bear with me.  I really wanted to stamp this weekend...I mean stamp a LOT, like lock myself away and stamp but I just couldn't get into it much.  I'm also a little down because we've been trying for almost a year now for a baby and it's just not happened yet and I had a pretty bad day today.  It kind of weighs my stamp mojo down too.  So, if you've got some prayers or positive vibes around maybe you could send some our way.  Not to be depressing on a Monday but I wanted to let you in on what's been going on with me and the stamping and the blog and why I kind of disappear now and then:-)  Oh and we're also having a no-Panera October and I'm also not getting random gas station fountain diet cokes...SO if you see me go completely off the deep end...you'll know why;-)  We really do have an unhealthy addiction to Panera (I'm most sad about my weekend morning oatmeal).

Anyway, on to the good stuff.  I did manage to play in the color challenge over at Create With Connie & Mary.

I immediately thought of affection collection....the stamp set we got for free at convention from the Holiday catalog.  It's kind of edgy and grungy and I like it!  And hey....it's not a fall card but at least it's not Christmas, ha!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Affection collection, bitty banners
Paper:  Very vanilla, pink pirouette, baja breeze, cherry cobbler core'dinations, silver glimmer
Ink:  Pink pirouette, baja breeze, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Lacy brocade embossing folder, sanding block, bitty banners and window frame framelits

I love how it turned out.  This stamp set is kind of a challenge for me.  I was able to make the make and take from convention with it (which I don't think I've shared still, lol) but aside from that I don't have a lot of ideas for it.  Hopefully I'll have more closer to Valentine's day!

Happy stamping!

26 comments:

  1. Love the card!
    I will keep you in my prayers. My husband and I tried for 3 1/2 years before getting pregnant. I know the ups and downs of all of it and want you to know that I will put you on my prayer list. May God bless you with a bundle of joy!

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  2. Blogging Hugs my friend! Prayers are being sent and I'm having lunch with a friend at Panera tomorrow so I'll think of ya!

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  3. Your card is just fabulous! I especially like the window of glimmer! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  4. The card is beautiful...as always. ;-)

    I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. I will also be praying that you would be blessed with the baby you so long for. {[HUGS]}

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  5. The card is beautiful...as always. :-)

    I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. I will also be praying that you will be blessed with the baby that you long for. {[HUGS]}

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  6. Hi Mindy, This card is all around amazing. I really love how you have worked with the Affection Collection stamp set pieces and how they are layered. The added Silver Glimmer is sparkly and fun. Thanks for adding your awesome card to Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  7. Love this card! This is a great set to pair up with the color challenge.
    Prayers go out to you and your hubby. Keep the faith and you will be blessed with that sweet bundle of joy!

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  8. Best wishes on conceiving....I know how difficult it can be, but be positive and keep trying....it works! Good Luck and I will say a prayer for you.

    Julie In MN

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  9. Sending positive thoughts your way and hoping you can get some real relaxing into your schedule. Love your cards!!!

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  10. Sending prayers your way Mindy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! I know it is hard to stamp when you are going through things in your personal life. Hugs!

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  11. love the card - great way to use those colors!

    Sending baby dust your way! I hope you don't mind me sharing a website... fertilityfriend.com it was wonderful for me. great calendars/trackers, discussion boards and support. it helps to realize there are others out there going through the tough times too. :) Hugs!

    Jenny

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  12. Sending prayers up to HIM for your desire for a baby. Psalm 127:3

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  13. Hey lady! I will pray for you guys... they say when you stop "trying" is when it happens. Just like when I "stop looking" I will find a man. ;) Love you stamping friend!

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  14. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you will be blessed with a little miracle!
    Your card is gorgeous...who would have thought that you were having trouble with your mojo? This is spot-on! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

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  15. I like what you did with this stamp set (that I don't have yet). The little wings look so cute popped up and in Cherry Cobbler. They are very noticable. So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  16. Oh my!!! This is stunning! Love the layers and especially the glimmer layer! Really sets it all off! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

    P.S. I can TOTALLY relate to your wanting a baby! So I will put you in my prayers! I know what a struggle this is as we went through this is exact situation! My heart goes out to you!

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  17. Oh Mindy...hang in there! You have really been under a lot of stress lately and that couldn't be easy on you! Your card is absolutely DARLING!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  18. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. And I love your card too. The glimmer paper really adds something extra special. Stamping is always good therapy so I'm glad you shared this with us.

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  19. Hey Mindy! First of all, super pretty card, I LOVE the embossed red and the glitzy silver. And you just hang in there, my friend! I continue to pray for you and your family...I know you'll be a wonderful blessing to a little soul! It took me longer than I imagined it would for my son, and I know how it makes you feel to wait. (((HUGS)))

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  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! I wasn't sure about this set at first, but the more I play with it, the more I love it! Keeping you in my prayers for your wish for a wonderful addition to your family. It took me over a year once we decided...sometimes it just takes time. Hang in there! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  21. Great card! I actually thought about the same set when I first started working with these colors - but didn't end up going in that direction. I'm glad you got at least a little stamping done by joining the Create with Connie & Mary challenge. Hopefully you can squeeze something out this week too.
    Don't put too much pressure on yourself - when the time is right (which might be when you aren't trying) it will happen.
    Monika

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  22. Great card Mindy! Looks like I'm not alone, that's quite a list of comments! :)

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about the baby ache! It took my husband and I 4 years, many tests and a 1 in a million diagnosis from the doctor before we had our first baby. We ended up with four kids eventually, the last being a total surprise. I know the hurt of waiting and wanting. I know the hurt of three miscarriages. Hang in there, the Father of all knows your heart's desire, take your hurts to Him!

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  24. Hey Mindy, Love your card and I will say a prayer tonight for you. Just relax and take it easy. Maybe take some time away from exercising a bit. That will help I have heard. I know everyone wants to give your advice but please know we all care. Hugs, Bev

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  25. Sending prayers your way.

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  26. Hope you are blessed with some good baby news soon, Mindy. I love your positive, happy attitude! Remember, even sunny people have cloudy days; don't be hard on yourself! Hugs from across the seas :)

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