A Musical Monday

Well, here I am.  Two weeks have already flown by since DD was born and I’m realizing again just how quickly little ones grow up.  Sigh.

I’m sure you’ve had quite enough of the photos of a particular newborn, so I figured I’d better get back to the regularly scheduled program a bit here on the blog!  (Only grandparents can get away with showing you such photos for weeks on end!)  Believe me, DD is going to grow up knowing full well that her mother is basically a paparazza!

I spent a little time in my craft room over the weekend and it felt so great to do a little creating again!  I made a musical themed card to go along with the Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  We are to CASE hskelly’s wonderful cards this week!  I chose to CASE this card.

Stamps:  Paper Trey (Birthday Basics)
Paper:  SU cardstock (Basic Black, Very Vanilla), SU decorative paper
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, foam dots, Nestabilities (circle), music note die, SU square punch (for making sentiment banner)

I figured this could be a masculine birthday card given its monochromatic color scheme and the lack of an abundance of bling!  I did add a little shine to the music notes with Crystal Effects.  The sentiment banner was made by yours truly as I realized I didn’t have a banner die that was big enough to stretch over the center circle!  Of course, maybe I really do have one that size, but time is of essence these days and I wasn’t wanting to spend a whole lot of it digging through my stash when I could easily make one with a strip of cardstock and a square punch!  The beauty of creativity, I tell you!

It’s off to DD’s 2-week check up today and another blood test to double check her bilirubin levels.  We were able to take her off the bili blanket Friday evening, so hoping she’ll keep stable from here on out!  So happy to be snuggling with her without the extra weight and bulk of the blanket!

Have a marvelous Monday!



  • Gillian R Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 12:53 pm

    Nice to have you back sharing some cards Melissa, but don't worry we could never get bored of seeing photos of gorgeous Bryna. Fingers crossed everything goes well at her check up today

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 3:48 pm

    Melissa we can never see enough of Bryna, keep the photos coming!! Love your card today, the music theme is perfect. So glad you are getting some snuggling time in, my daughter wore a brace for the first two months because she as born with hip dysplasia. I remember enjoying the snuggle time once it was off.

  • Lisa Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 4:03 pm

    So nice to have you back Melissa!! Must have felt good to get a little crafty. I don't mind the baby pics, keep them coming!! Your could is wonderful, love the music theme!

  • Lisa Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 4:03 pm

    CARD…how did I get could out of card LOL!!!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 5:02 pm

    This is sooooo pretty!! Hope you and baby are doing well!! 🙂

  • Lynn Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 5:13 pm

    Oh keep the pictures coming of your gorgeous daughter. So happy for you.

  • Dorothy C. Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 8:20 pm

    I personally never tire of baby pictures, especially baby girls. I've been blessed with a son and now a grandson so keep those pictures coming. Oh yes, the card was very pretty – nice 'case work'.

  • Deepti Posted Monday, 08/12/2013 9:54 pm

    Wow this is beautiful 🙂 hope the little princess is doing great 🙂

  • Sandy Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 12:51 pm

    Beautiful card Melissa – I often think simple cards are the best. I am afraid I miss a picture! She is such a precious angel and I don't get to be around little babies anymore so watching your DD grow and thrive is a pleasure. I miss seeing the boys too! Let us know how the doctor's visit went.

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Wednesday, 08/14/2013 7:36 pm

    Glad to see your stunning creativity at work again, Melissa! What an inspirational woman you are to do all that you do with a wee bairn in the nest, as well!! I hope Bryna's appointment went well and stays stable!!

    You've done a fab tribute-to-Harriet card! She so deserves to be honored in this way!!

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