My Grandson Card #2, A New Baby

Hi friends. How are you. Here is my 2nd card for my grandson who wil be here in May. I guess I will call this the Grandma Series. 

It's supposed to be a Clean and Simple card for my design team work at the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog (FTL277). So I thought that I would make you a short video. In the video, I describe how I made the card because making the actual card took 45 minutes and I videotaped that but that was not going to work for any of us, so I just redid it a few minutes ago down to a 13 minute video and I don't even know how it got that long with just talking. I am a talker. This stems from being a very outgoing social person and not having adult companionship.

I also adjusted some settings on my camcorder as I had 4 high-powered Ott lights shining down on what I'm working on doing a video yet they come up muddy on You Tube. I made 1-2 adjustments so hopefully that was exactly what I needed. I guess I need a camera class too! I have my dad's "too much for me" camera that really rocks but I can't get the viewfinder to work so I got a video manual for his camera on eBay, along with some cords. My camera cord was broken as I've had it for 5 years and I couldn't find dad's anywhere and considering the minimalist he was, I am surprised. See, I'm just talking away again…….oh well, that's me and fortunately, my friends in real life like it. In this video, at least I didn't have to edit it since I was focused on getting it done and up. 

As I write this, I'm trying to do a design in my head about making my grandson something 3-D or interactive or even something "masculine elegant," if there's such a thing. I do know I want to use vellum and my sewing machine. 

I would definitely love to do my DILs baby shower invitations and Thank You cards. I don't know what colors the nursery will be. I think it's still a work in progress since they have a little bit of time. Knowing my DIL, who is a very hard worker in all capacities, she's going to have a nesting instinct on steroids.

I remember nesting with my 4th, Bailey, how I bleached all of the other kids' toys, who were 3, 5 and 12 at that time. I even had new carpet installed in the house. Now that I think about it, Bailey had eczema everywhere her extremties would be on the new carpet and I couldn't sleep. I think it was the chemicals in the new carpet. I had taken the kids on a vacation to the lake for Bailey's first birthday and the rental had hardwood floors and gone was her eczema, and I'm just now figuring this all out! But that nesting instinct definitely drove everybody nuts. It's natural.

I hope that when my grandson is born, my son will understand a lot of things about being a parent; their feelings about their kids and that love that's indescrible; how you can't imagine your life without them at any age and how words can hurt. Even when your kids are 2 years old and get mad at you and sometimes say mean things, you know that they're only 2 but it still stings. Fortunately, I serve a God that is bigger than anybody's words.

I need to go to Sacramento for those classes I signed up for before my 2nd knee operation, which will be a big one and I am so not looking forward to it. I think that will be #49 for me in a litle over 2 years, not on my knee, but just surgeries/procedures in general, 99% of them are on my back.  

I hope that you all have a great weekend and maybe I will do something over the weekend, abeit doubtful because of this knee. I need to get into the Valentine's Day "spirit," even though I think it's a horrible thing for those of us who are single because we always feel left out (I've also learned that single people are left out of a lot of things in a couple world, which is nothing new, but I'm tired of it) and it makes being single even worse. I'm 50 and should not be single, but that happens when you had a husband of 25 years who didn't love you. Even Rose is praying for a husband which blew me out of the water and she said that God put it on her heart. For me, I just pray for the Lord to put my family back together, that I am still a member of, or to bring me a man of God, not a Godly man. Big difference. I do wish God would hurry up though, this single stuff I really hate and always have, considering the past and I am not a spring chicken anymore. I don't think the spring chicken thing matters if somebody really loves you. I am still legally married so nothing will happen at all until the ink is dry. I do group activities sometimes, but a one-on-one date, no way. That is considered adultery in the Bible and I am so not going there nor even think about it because there is adultery of the heart too. My family won't be put back together unless there are willing hearts and at this moment, it's not happening and I don't see it happening due to hardness of the heart, which is a personal choice. But, it wouldn't be the first time God has performed miracles. He's in that business. I am the one who left, prayed about it a lot, and had Biblical grounds. In the meantime, Jesus will be my husband – I'm used to it.

Back to the fun stuff! Below is my video and then some still pictures. I hope that you enjoyed the presentation and I will see you soon with another project. I do wish I had my material here, like my Muslin that can be easily torn, tissue paper and tulle. Burlap and cordboard will have to do for now. Maybe I will pick up a thing or two today. Since it's my right knee, I am a bit paranoid to drive in heavy traffic just in case I have to make any fast stops because I will be more concerned about not getting hit or whatever before the knee as I won't be thinking about it. I think that 7 p.m. might be a good time. It's just one of those chilly, snuggle up on the sofa kind of nights having some tea to keep warm. Ha! I wish. Ya, ya, ya, putting away the pity party violin now.


1 Thessalonians 5:12-28. 



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Stamps: Inside & Out: Baby, Hanging Out (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento), Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartrese (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bundle of Joy, Boy (Echo Park)
Enamel Dot: Bon Bon Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)
Twine: Hemp Twine (Stampin' Up!)
Felt: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Die-Cuts: Hanging Out, Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink)
Punch: Banner Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz)
Technique: Die-cutting, punching
Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4





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  1. Hang in there Cindy, each step of each day has a purpose….to lead us to the Lord Jesus.  I can't wait until He comes for me and all the troubles and stuggles of this world are come to an end.  

    So delighted for you to be becoming a grandma, or gamma, or whatever he chooses to call you. 🙂  This care is so very sweet! I have an affection for clotheslines and tiny outfits. Wonderful papers you chose.

    Have a beautiful day!

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