What a week!

Chloe had her babies!  On Wednesday, she started stage 1 labor, and when she ‘returned’ her food, we were off to the vet.  Six hours later, we came home with one groggy Momma and four beautiful bulldog babies!  Here she is loving on her ‘posse’:

chloe-loves-her-babies

Life-on-the-outside is settling in (day 1 was a bit rough, as we had to learn and master ‘lay down’ before I would give her the babies).  She loves her babies very much, and will grunt/whine (as only a bulldog can) when they are in the basket.  Here’s lil miss Polka-Dot at 2 days old.  (I love her merle markings and ‘mascara’ eyes!)

polka-dot-2-days-old

I’ve had some hit-&-miss card designs:  Water coloring is not an innate talent for me, but I feel like I’ve got the multi-layer die cutting down; Tonight’s butterfly card in progress;

watercolor-ranunculus more-diecut-background butterfly-card

More die cut backgrounds;  Copic coloring and die cut cards x2; I love those ranunculus, but not this stamping approach;

diecut-backgrounds  5-25-cardsfuture-cards  meh

And, finally – wreath cards and up next (pig) coloring …

better-and-up-next

I lost a dear friend and coworker this week.  I am reminded how quickly worlds can unravel.  While I pray for healing for her family (and myself), I find some comfort knowing she is at peace.  We will pick up the pieces at work, moving on without her …  Maybe not as smoothly for a bit, but blessed for having her in our lives for the time that we did.

I also discovered the secret to my Sizzix Eclips die cutting dilemma.  Turns out I still have not mastered ‘reading instructions’ … Doh!  So, I’ll be dabbling with that a bit more when Cowbell and her Posse let me.

print-to-cut

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