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!)
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!