Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Working My Way Back

Long time no see, friends! It's snowing here (again, still), and I wish I was back in Myrtle Beach, where we went to visit my snowbird in-laws last week. It wasn't that warm (50's), but at least there wasn't any snow!

So, you *may* have noticed that I haven't posted in a pretty long time, lol! My mojo took a double whammy the last two months or so:

1. Hubby's job which was 100% commission based was more unstable than ever in the 3-1/2 years he's been working it. So the stress of that has been lifted as he started a new job this week, and it has a salary, woohoo!

2. I found out the beginning of December that I am pregnant with our second child, and I have been SO SICK since then. I lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks. This has been kicking my rear end because I am hardly ever sick normally, and I wasn't sick for a second the first time around. I have been feeling better the last week or so, but it still comes around occasionally. My due date is August 8.

So I think I am on the way back to stamping and posting more regularly, but I'm not making any promises. I actually have a few things that really do need to get stamped, some birthday cards especially. When I am trying to get back into the swing of things, I always start by case-ing a card. This one is cased from Dawn McVey --> here<--. If you've read my blog for any length of time, you will know that I am NOT a technique kinda girl. So I improvised, and I like how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Text-style Backgrounds, Nature of Friendship (TSG) paper - lemon tart, new leaf, plum pudding ink - new leaf, black, versamark acc - white ep, scallop edge punch, black button, aqua mist ribbon

21 comments:

Heather P. said...

YAY, so glad you're back! I was just thinking about you the other day. :)

And a big, huge CONGRATS on your pregnancy!!! Sooooooo happy for you Becky! :)

~amy~ said...

welcome back becky!!! woot woot on your pregnancy...and a double woot woot on your due date...that's MY birthday:)

Excellent card..love it!!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Super happy that you are back! Congrats on your husband's new job and also being preggers!

Lisa H. said...

finally! serisouly, I checked every day to see if you found that mojo. love your card and you know I'm so EXCITED for you! glad you are feeling better {{{{{HUGS}}}}

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

You were missed and I am happy to here everything is ok!!!Big congrats to you!!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations Becky! Lisa let me know you had some news- she didn't tell me anything else so I had no idea how exciting it would be! Sorry you've been not feeling well- hopefully losing the 15 pounds isn't such a bad thing- I sure wouldn't mind losing some. Hope you get to feeling better real soon so you can enjoy this pregnancy. Congrats to hubby too! Thanks for sharing your big news with us!

JenMarie said...

CONGRATS!
Hope you get to feeling better quickly!

Marie said...

Becky, congratulations on all of the good news! I know the hubby's job was stressful for you guys based on things you have said over time, so that's just wonderful that he's on a new adventure in his professional life. As for the baby - that is fabulous!! I'm sorry you're so sick - I know that's not fun. Hopefully the sickness will ease and go away. Best wishes to you for a fantastic pregnancy!

Krystie Lee said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you! I was just thinking about your family yesterday and wondering how you were doing. It sounds like things are wonderful! Sorry about the sickness, though. Ugh, it's terrible.

I love the card, glad to see a new project from you! :)

denise:) said...

Congrats Becky!!! That is so exciting- my sister in law is also due Aug 8th! I hope you feel normal soon and up to your normal shenanigans!

Anonymous said...

becky, thanx for catching us up. glad to hear adam wont be an only! good news about the job. congrats all around. i had morning sickness the whole time my second pregnancy (nothing the first one!). when he was born i had gained a total of 6 pounds! i know; astonishing. try keeping ginger ale handy. and if you find something you can keep down....eat lots of it! praying for you. nerida

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Becky,
SO glad that I just popped in to your blog to hear the good news. Warmest congrats to you and your husband!! Hope you'll be feeling better with each new day.

Love the card, looks like your mojo is back in beautiful form!

Angie Tieman said...

Glad to hear you are okay! I came over here the other day wondering about you, was getting worried! Congratulations on upcoming baby #2! That's very exciting!! Sounds like he/she's making you work for it, though, poor thing! Your card is gorgeous, mojo is back in full force it looks like!

Anonymous said...

welcome back!
missed you.
love this card.
congrats on all your happy news!
thanks for sharing.
marty ferraro

Ann said...

I was wondering where you went...CONGRATS!!! Hope everything goes smoothly from here on out! :D

AJ said...

woohoo!! congrats! yep been popping in an out waiting to see what you are up to, now we know! love your card too btw!

Steph Zerbe said...

Congratulations!
I was the same way during my pregnancy. No mojo what so ever. I couldn't make any promises either.
We understand!!!
We'll be here when you're ready to inspire us again.
Blessings!!

Christi said...

Congratulations on the job and new addition!! Sorry you've been feeling sick. I was one of the lucky ones that had easy pregnancies. Hope everything stays ok and I LOVE this card!

Jackie Pedro said...

How did I ever miss this post? Well, it's not like I didn't know all this anyway!! LOL! Congratulations again, my friend, on the pregnancy and Chad's new job! Now if baby Carafa will just hold off until August 11th, then he/she will share a birthday with Sarah! Not that I want you to suffer.....{grin}

Jackie Pedro said...

BTW....your card is so cute! Welcome back to the stamping world....

Jess said...

Becky, I'm sorry you've been feeling sick, but congrats on your pregnancy!!! The next few months will fly by, and hopefully you'll feel better soon! Are you as nervous about having #2 as I am?