Saturday, March 2, 2013

Whalecome Baby / NAC #35 / MDS Today

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Hey y'all. Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a great day and a fabulous weekend. Do you ever wonder how you manage to get things done? It seems like lately I seem to wonder that more and more.*SMH* Are you wondering where I'm gonna go with that? Well, I'll tell you quick cuz it's almost 9 pm and I'm one tired lady tonight.

Well, many of you know I haven't missed a challenge with the fabulous ladies over at Nacho Average Challenge yet and if an Emergency Surgery didn't stop me I wasn't going to let this week slow me down either. How is it that we have such high hopes of getting everything done and there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day and I'm even one of those make a list kind of people. Things that make you go Hmmmmmm. At any rate, Things have been super busy at work, they're talking furloughs  (how in the world you can talk about sending federal hospital workers home without pay when senators and congressmen are taking vacations and leaving for long weekends laughing and smiling is beyond me!!!), I finished my first cake decorating class and I was up till 3 this morning getting things ready for my daughter's baby shower, which was this afternoon. Needless to say, I was running a little low in the creative department even though I had hoped each day to get a chance to stamp. No stamping just baking.  So, I whipped out the macbook here to create a little something and here's what I came up with-

Here's the sketch I was working with-

I obviously still have babies on the brain. :) I love the Oh Whale set and the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP set. They're seriously one of my all-time favorite sets. SO cute! 

Speaking of babies- Here's my beautiful baby girl at her shower today with some of her loot-

I can't believe my beautiful baby girl is getting ready to have one of her own
And here's part of the reason I haven't been able to stamp lately. I've been taking cake Decorating classes. I just finished Class 1 - The Basics, this week. It just went over Buttercreme's and basic frosting and flowers and stuff like that, nothing fancy like fondant. Nooooo, that's in class 4. But Me, I skip straight to the fun stuff. Never mind a timeline, I have a baby shower to make a cake for so here's what I came up with-

I just did Fondant cut-outs and not the whole cake it made it a little easier. It was my first time to do a double layer cake. The flavor combination was my idea, based on some of my daughter's favorites. The top cake was a Strawberry Nectar layer cake filled with Lemon Curd. It sat atop a Raspberry filled Lemon layer cake. Both were lightly frosted with homemade, lightly sweetened, Buttercreme icing and fondant that was custom tinted to her theme. It was well received and as there was less than a third of the bottom layer left after the party, I think it was pretty well enjoyed.  *Happydance*

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked my card and I hope it inspires you to create even when your tight on time. I also hope you didn't mind indulging in my little show of pride for my little baby girl, or my momentary lapse from stamping. However, did you notice that cute ruffled ribbon? Yep, Island Indigo S.U. !!!! :) We used S.U. Markers for the showers to write and it's binding the baby book too. :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit  my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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  1. I feel you pain! My husband is an air traffic controller--they're going through the same thing. I'm so glad you were able to participate this week--hope next week is less stressful for you!

  2. Great idea using MDS when life gets complicated. Congrats on becoming a grandma!


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