Hey there! After the best weekend ever meeting my new Granddaughter, Avaleigh, it is time to get back to normal Monday activities and that means Bitten By The Bug 2. My sweet Design Team sister, Sharon, selected the theme of this week's Cricut Challenge - Sympathy Cards.
Sympathy cards are something that we all need from time to time, but most of us do not enjoy making them. I am going to confess right up front that this is not my best card ever, though I do like certain elements.
I used two Cricut Cartridge to create this card, Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments and Close To My Heart Artfully Sent. I also used two Close To My Heart stamp sets to create the sentiment tag, the frame set that came with the Artfully Sent Cartridge set, and the Words of Comfort stamp set.
I dressed up the inside of the card with a double matting for my message and with one of the beautiful flowers from the Anna Griffin cartridge. I do love the flowers on this card so you can expect to see them again!
I do hope that you go by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog and look at the sympathy cards the design team created. While my head was clearly still in Gramma-land, the design team did a fabulous job on the challenge. We do hope that you are inspired to join this week's Sympathy Card challenge.
I am please to report that Bethany and Avaleigh did so well after the birth that they were released from the hospital a day earlier than planned. Their sweet little family is settled in at home and working on a new routine. It took great effort, but we stayed home yesterday to let them settle in on their own.
These photos of our little diva in her leopard trimmed gown and cap were captured at the hospital when she was one day old. I fear I am that annoying gramma who had to photograph everything!
The photo below was sent to me by Bethany on Saturday when we were having Avaleigh withdrawals! She also wanted to show off another gown and cap set that I found for Avaleigh.
Yesterday - yes, we did go hold, snuggle, and kiss out baby - Avaleigh was styling her Golden Girls onesie and her beanie that Uncle Ian gave her for Christmas. Bethany feared that she looked like a boy, but I pointed out that her little leggings has bling on them!
After we were home last night Bethany shared this photo of her and Avaleigh. Avaleigh had her bath, put on clean jammies, and then enjoyed dinner with her mommy before passing out with a completely contented look on her face!!
I promise not to turn my blog into the All About Avaleigh blog, but give me bit to adjust!! :)
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back later in the week with a new project to share!