Monday, May 25, 2015

24 Weeks!

How far along? 24 weeks or 6 months! I can't not believe we are more than halfway there!
Total weight gain:  approx. 10  pounds  
Size of baby: A cantaloupe! 10.5 to 11.8 inches (that's almost a whole foot!)
Maternity clothes?  Trying to work with what I have now and rotate through the same 10 dresses and skirts. I did invest in some maternity tank tops from Target because  recess at 2:30 in the south  is very hot! 
Sleep:  I usually sleep from 9 pm until about 5:45 am (on workdays), I wake up a few times during the night. A couple of times I've woken up because baby has been moving around
Best moment this week: Having a day off from work to relax and mentally rest. 
Worst Moment this week:  I am still trying to get over a cough/cold that I've had since last week. That has been challenging and exhausting but I think it is finally going away.
Miss Anything? Chicken caesar salad
Cravings:  ICEES, Ice cream, Milkshakes (mostly anything that is cold)
Symptoms: Trouble sleeping and swollen ankles (ick)
Looking forward to: Finally starting to paint the nursery and put the furniture together! I think we finally picked out a color for our baby boy! I've been in nesting mode but haven't been able to do much. Ready for summer vacation so we can get started!  

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Craft Obsession: Card Making

If you have been following me on instagram (@mrsjoy2) you know I am completely obsessed with card making. It is definitely my new favorite craft. There are so many different ideas and techniques you can use with card making. 

I wanted to share a handful of cards I have made in the past few months and tell you a little bit about my favorite things to use when making cards! 

These are just a handful of cards I've made recently.

I definitely love texture embossing! Have you tried it? I love using the embossing folders to add texture to cards. There are so many different folders you can buy and use, plus they are super easy to use! I think embossing folders might be my new craft addiction.

I also enjoy heating embossing. However I am still practicing it because it can be challenging sometimes. I can't tell you how many pieces I've tossed because it got too hot or was too messy looking. If you have any tips or tricks please send them my way! 

As you can tell from the pictures above, I'm also obsessed with squares and circles. :)

Do you make cards? If so. what are your favorite things to use? 

Now that the school year is starting to wind down some, I hope to post more consistently here. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!