Happy New Year!

Things are slowly slowing down around here little by little and I’m feeling the emergence of some energy to start crafting again.  A lot of what you’ve been seeing the last little while are things that I’d made before life took off at breakneck speed!  It helps sometimes to have a little stash of unshared creations!

Today, I’m sharing yet another card I made prior to this week!

Stamps:  Verve

This time of year seems to be a bit less filled with birthdays in our family and I’m thankful for that, really!  Things will pick up in the spring!  I wanted a bright, happy color, so went with a mix of light and dark pinks for stamping the image.  I added a little bit of black Stickles to the flower centers just for a little interest.  The corners were rounded to go with the round flowers.  I love it when I end up with a one layer card!

DD didn’t sleep well at all last night, fighting some respiratory stuff that the rest of us had while we were traveling last week and that I’d hoped she’d be spared from.  There’s nothing like waking up in the middle of the night to what sounds like a baby seal!  All of our kids have experienced it at some point in time, so it wasn’t a new sound, but still puts a mother on edge.  Needless to say, I’m a bit groggy today, but so thankful she is taking a good morning nap!

She is drooling a lake these days!  Before long, she’ll probably be sprouting some new lower teeth…

Lest you worry she doesn’t smile much, let me assure you she only gets serious when I get my camera out!  Little stinker!  This is her “Seriously?!” face.

I hope your year is off to a smooth start!  I need to sit down and finish my list of things to work on in the months ahead!  I typically choose small changes that can be worked on daily!  Otherwise, I don’t get very far!

Have a great Thursday!



  • Deepti Posted Thursday, 01/02/2014 9:54 pm

    Sweet colors on the card 🙂 n ur daughter looks adorable

  • Lynn Posted Friday, 01/03/2014 12:37 am

    Such a sweet picture of your little one…hope she is back to 100% soon. I love your Verve card. Gorgeous.

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Friday, 01/03/2014 1:59 am

    Super cute card!! Man….your lil one is getting soooo big and sooooooo CUTE!!! 🙂

  • Lisa Posted Friday, 01/03/2014 2:39 am

    Darling card Melissa and what a cutie pie with those big beautiful eyes!! Hope she's feeling better soon 😉

  • Jasleen Posted Friday, 01/03/2014 6:42 am

    I love your one-layered card Melissa. Perfectly crisp and clean. And your daughter's so adorable. I hope she gets completely well soon.

  • Joyce Posted Saturday, 01/04/2014 6:03 pm

    I am in love with your little daughter!! What a cutie pie. Oh, and your card, of course, is CAS perfection. I love the two tones of pink with just a touch of black.

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 01/08/2014 12:54 am

    I love those sweet little flowers – they're so perfect in pink! And DD is absolutely gorgeous drool and all!

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