Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What Does The Fox Say?

Hi stampers!  So I know what the fox says...all too well thanks to my hubby loving to sing the song but I have something to say.......

So what does Mindy say?  We're having a baby!  That's what :-)  Baby Bada-Bing Backes is due July 30th.  That means I'll be missing out on Stampin' Up's convention but that's A-ok with me this time!  And it's probably one of the VERY FEW reasons I'd miss convention!!!!   It was pretty funny when the Mr. asked me WHY I couldn't go, bwhahahaha.  Well I COULD go if you were ok with the baby being born without you in SLC dear :-)  Which with him being a bit queasy regarding medical stuff I'm not quite certain that he didn't consider it for a split second ;-)

So now you may be understanding my blogging and stamping hiatus.  I have been exhausted most of the day and honestly I've had a hard time focusing on stamping because I'm so excited :-)  And since we started the treatments we did I was just unfocused stamping wise.  Hoping to change that now that I'll be out of the first trimester soon and that I've let the cat out of the bag.  I've kind of been avoiding blogging because it was so hard to keep quiet, lol!  You know, I'm SO good at keeping a secret, bwhahahaha!

And speaking of our struggle, I want to thank YOU my friends and readers for your prayers, thoughts, and words of support.  They and you mean more to me that you will EVER know.  When we started all this I felt so alone because it's kind of a taboo subject but I'm so glad I started talking about it because support came out of the woodwork!  I wish it wasn't such a taboo topic because learning so many people are struggling or have struggled right along with you makes all the difference!  If you are reading and are struggling with infertility PLEASE feel free to reach out to me!  It helped me so much to hear other people's stories and that people knew how I was feeling because while you may think you know how it feels you truly can only understand it if you've lived it!  I would be happy to answer questions, or just talk and pray for you!  I may have a few posts related to our struggles in the next few months so I apologize now if infertility talk freaks you out.  You can just skip those, ok? :-)

Ok, enough of the mush, right? :-)  So onto the card and YES, sorry I had to make a "What does the fox say" card.  Why?   Well because me and Mr. Baby Backes love to drive each other nuts with annoying things and that song fits the bill quite well, lol!  So when his birthday came up I figured what better card to make than the fox!  I googled fox punch art and used a tutorial I found with various punches (too bad I didn't have the word bubble framelits yet) and ta-da! (Edited to add:  Please see the comments for a link to the tutorial from Avery Murphy, it's a wonderful breakdown!!!!!  Thanks Avery!)
I used the alphabet photopolymer set to make the greeting and various punches for the fox which like I said, I googled fox punch art.  Thanks to whoever had the cute little tutorial!  It was a bit of trial and error so don't give up if you try and it doesn't look right on the first try!

Now, the funniest part was the inside....instead of the normal rubbish from the song lyrics it said something about "hap-hap-hap.....you get the idea here....hap-hap-happy birthday!  LOL!  I crack myself up ya know!  You can see I took a photo AFTER I gave it to him...try not to read my mushy writing inside, lol!

Ok, time to get up off the couch and out in the cold (although at 30 something degrees today instead of negatives it's like a heat wave!!!!!) and to spin class!!!!  I'll try to get back to regular blogging with supplies and everything and NEW occasions and SAB products!

Happy stamping!

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations! We struggled with fertility issues in the past, so I understand what you went through. Congrats congrats congrats! and I love the fox card. :-)

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  2. What great news! Congrats! I follow your blog regularly but usually don't post, but just had to let you know that I overcame a 3 1/2 year infertility and fully understand what you went through. My little miracle will be 16 in a few months, and his miracle brother (we call him a miracle because he came so easy) will be 15 this summer. I pray the rest of your pregnancy is enjoyable and uneventful. And cute card BTW!

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  3. Oh Mindy! I'm so happy & excited for you! Congratulations to you and your hubby on the baby due in July. I have two July babies my oldest will be 21 on July 6th this year and my youngest will be 11 on the 16th. Looking forward to following this on your blog!

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  4. A big congrats coming your way!!! Oh and the fox card is cute too!! Lol

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  5. Yahoo for you! Congratulations!

    I made What Does The Fox Say Christmas cards this year. ;)

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  6. YAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so super excited for you!!

    I love the card too!! ;-)

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  7. First off Mindy congratulations! That is super exciting news!!!

    I have been a long time "stalker" of your blog and love your cards!!!

    I was super excited to see your card today. I believe the tutorial you used was mine! I took a punch art fox someone else created and then made what I call a cheatsheet for it. My blogpost with the tutorial can be found at this link, just incase any of your other followers would like to know how to create it. http://alongcamestamping.blogspot.ca/2013/10/red-fox-punch-art-cheat-sheet.html

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  8. What WONDERFUL news Mindy!! I'm so happy for you and Mr. Bada-Bing too! You card is so cute, will have to Google it, TFS!! YEA!!! :)

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  9. That's wonderful news Mindy! I am so happy for you! ...Angie (a fellow demo from St. Louis, MO and I feel ya on the snow and cold as I finally ventured out today-1st time since Saturday!!)

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  10. Congratulations! What great news to share!! BTW this card is tooo cute!!! Will have to CASE it for sure!!!

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  11. Congratulations ! You do what you need to do!!! Hope all goes well. Super cute card thank you for sharing & thank you to Avery for the instructions! Have to try it!

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  12. Congratulations to you both - I, too, worked to overcome infertility issues and wound up with 2 kids, now 17 and 14. It's stressful in-and-of-itself, and the treatments make you so out-of-whack. I look forward to reading more about your journey to motherhood and seeing your great cards!

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  13. Such wonderful news, Mindy, congratulations!! Best wishes to you and hubs and baby fox too :)

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  14. So very exciting - congrats!!! While we will miss you at Convention, it's a great reason to skip. So happy for you! And super cute card btw. :)

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  15. What a way to start 2014!!! Congratulations. I been reading your post for a long time and have prayed you would have luck. My daughter is going through what you have been going through, so this gives us hope. Take care of yourself and keep us up to date.

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  16. Oh Mindy, what awesome news!!!!!!! So thrilled for you. I personally haven't been through your struggles but am an aunt to a handsome nephew and beautiful niece that cam

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  17. So so happy for you!!! Congratulations. My niece and nephew arrived two years apart through In vitro and prayers. So thrilled for you!!!

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  18. Congratulations Mindy! What wonderful news for you!!! 2014 is gonna be a great year! Oh, and by the way, great card!

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  19. Congratulations! I'm a follower of your blog from Australia, and I'm so happy for you. Have a healthy an happy pregnancy. And I love the cute card!

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  20. I follow your blog from Canada and love your style! Congratulations to you and your hubby on your exciting news! Best wishes!

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  21. I follow your blog from Canada and love your SU style! Congratulations to you and your hubby and best wishes for a fabulous 2014!

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  22. Mindy Congratulations to you and your husband. I check in here every now and again and have been hoping to see news like this on your blog for a while. Wishing you all the best and an easy pregnancy.

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