Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hoping for a wonderfully happy Easter

Good Morning...
This is my second post of the day!

Scroll down to see my Never Grow Up card for So Suzy Stamps.

We have had so much excitement over the past few weeks!

But today I heard the best news!

My twin grandsons have been living in the hospital for 26 days, (since their birth at only 33 weeks...), but Twin A, also known as Grady, did so well at feeding yesterday, that if he keeps it up today...

He will go home TOMORROW!!!

I'm SO proud of him!

And Twin B, Gabriel...  well, he made a very valiant effort yesterday, but just was to tired out last night, that he decided to just sleep rather than eat.  So he had his nighttime meals through his feeding tube.

But he's growing and getting stronger, so hopefully he will be ready in a few more days.    My son and daughter in law are so anxious to bring their boys home.  They are sick of trekking to and from the hospital and just want to be a family.   But it is definitely looking positive that that day is coming very soon!

We should have two more family members here for Easter!!  

So in the theme of Easter...  here is a card I made for my mom. 

I used my MISTI stamp the Gina K iris image three times using her Lovely Lavender Ink on Gina K Pure Luxury card stock. Then colored it with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, sketching in a few extra leaves.  I did a bit of blending of the softer lavender pencil with a blending stump dipped in Gamsol.  It softened the shade of the petals quickly and easily, and then I just layered the deeper colors over that.

The sentiment?  
I don't remember the name of the set.  It's an old one from Close to My Heart, and the packaging and label are long gone...   But I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I layered my panel on a light weight scrap of random yellow paper from my scrap drawer and glued it to a Royal Velvet card base...  (But no matter how I photo it, it looks black.  Sorry.)

That's it for me.   I'm celebrating Easter already!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Chris, this card is amazing, the flowers look so real. I love it!
    Great news on your little grandsons, Gabriel will catch soon. It is so nice having little people about. Have a wonderful Easter!

  2. You sketched in extra leaves? One would never know, gorgeous as always. ❤

  3. You sketched in extra leaves? One would never know, gorgeous as always. ❤

  4. Great news on the twins! I'll be so happy when they can go home. Beautiful card, as always. Love the purple. So Easter-y. Thanks for sharing!

  5. YEAH!!!! So happy for the boys and for the family!!! The card is pretty, but those little boys...well, they just steal the cake! :)

  6. Gorgeous Easter card with the irises! Wonderful news for your twin grandsons...congrats!!!