11/07/2014

CCC #120 ~ Hello!

Hello! I would like to begin this post with a HUGE thank you for all of the emails, comments and cards I received for the loss of my beautiful boy Max. You, my friends, are simply the best and I appreciate ALL of you MORE than you'll ever know. We're hanging in there, missing him terribly and still finding ourselves looking for that sweet little face. I'm desperately trying to find a new normal, he was so engrained into my daily routine. 

I have some baby news to share too. Our daughter-in-law's blood pressure has been spiking with a couple of trips to the ER. The high BP is harder on the baby then her. As a result her doctor will be inducing labor sometime the week of the 17th. She will be considered in the full term range then. Sooooooo.....our sweet baby girl will be here soon and for Thanksgiving this year!!

I had a flu shot the other day and am having similar side effects that I had from that tetanus shot I had back in the summer of 2013. What's up with that!?! You try to do the right thing and then end up feeling pretty icky. Oh well, I had to get it done for our baby girl!!

After a long intro to this post I guess you would like to see a card huh!! Well I have a sweet little CAS number that I put together for the latest CASology cue word ~ Sea. I knew right away I would use my cute Inkadinkado lighthouse!


I bought this little stamp a few years ago while vacationing in Cape Cod, they had the best stamp shop there!! The die cut oval is one of the Stitched Tags from Pretty Pink Posh. I picked up this adorable wave die by Impression Obsession at the stamp convention this year, love it! The tiny sentiment tucked into the waves is by MorningStar Stamps. I added the tiny rhinestone as my light and popped the lighthouse/wave combo up with foam tape. I just love this card, so sweet and simple!


I hope you had a great week and I wish you a blessed weekend! ~Lisa

28 comments:

Deepti said...

This looks awesome :) love the waves !

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa! Gosh, so much happening in your life hey! I hope you get to feel better soon and I wish your DIL delivery goes extremely well for all concerned!
Your card is so beautiful and makes me long to go back tot he beach. (And I was there just a few days ago!)

Michelle said...

Love the white space! Such a peaceful scene, Lisa!

Ally said...

Hugs to you, Lisa, in finding the new normal of your life without Max. And best wishes for the safe arrival of your grand-daughter soon! What an exciting time! Take care and enjoy. ;-) (I love your beautiful clean and simple card, too!)

Kim S said...

Such a sweet and gentle card. In the midst of the sadness and the joy and the flu shot(!), your little scene is a peaceful haven.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful soft and simple card Lisa! I love Cape Cod but missed the stamp store. Love the chips too!
Sorry you are not feeling well from the shot. Keeping your girls in my prayers.

Patti said...

Oh Lisa each of your cards is a work of art! I love the waves!! and the tiny lighthouse : ) I love your card!!

I am so glad to hear your baby girl will be in your arms soon. I will pray for mommy and baby and you, grandma that you all feel amazing and are healthy!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, I already have three dies in my IO shopping cart and I can see that I am going to have to toss this one in there too! SWEEEEEET! So sorry you're feeling icky and hope it goes away soon! Have a great weekend!

jamie vanskiver said...

Oh my this is beautiful! I love that stamp!

~Tammy~ said...

So so exciting!!!! Just what you needed I would say! I'll be saying a prayer for that sweet baby girls early arrival!

Your card is just CAS perfection! Cape Cod is so unique in it's own way and what a great thing to bring home with you that allows you to create as often as you like and always remember your time there!

Sue Lelli said...

Love the wave die and that little lighthouse is so CUTE, fab card, Lisa!

Rosemary said...

love your sweet little card, lisa! praying that all goes well for your DIL and little granddaughter and so excited for you that you will be meeting her sooner than you thought!! hope you feel better soon!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa--CAS perfection! I so admire your incredible talent to make absolutely any kind of card! You're in my thoughts, sweet friend & counting down to Baby Girl Day!

Judy1223 said...

LIsa, I'm sorry to hear about Max. You are in my thoughts. I am also happy to hear that your baby granddaughter may be arriving soon...another reason you are in my thoughts! That flu shot can be nasty but probably a good idea. Your card? Amazing! I love the die cut waves in blue gingham! That lighthouse is so pretty...fits perfectly in the oval die. Such a crisp, clean card...just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I just love those little waves!! They are perfect for that darling image!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a beautiful card...I love that little lighthouse and those waves to so so sweet.
So sorry about your sweet Max...but wonderful news about your new grand baby.

Celeste Goff said...

Beautiful card Lisa! And congrats on the Thanksgiving grandbaby!

Maria said...

How exciting that your granddaughter will be here before you know it! And, your card with the little lighthouse is so sweet and cute...love it!

OH Babs said...

What a sweet CAS card, I love the waves and the gingham.

Jill Norwood said...

Lisa - I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Max! Loss is so hard and finding your new normal takes time! Big hugs!!! And I will keep your daughter-in-law and son and new grandbaby in my prayers. Your card is lovely!!! Such a sweet scene you created! :) Jill

Joyce said...

So sorry about your daughter's blood pressure--but I guess it is good news that you will have a grand baby before too long. Your card is just gorgeous. I really like how you have packed so many fantastic details into such a small bit of space on your card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful lisa--so serene! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Lisa, I continued to scroll back and was shocked to read about Max. I'm so very, very sorry. I know he was a huge love in your life and you will miss him always. I smile when I think of all the memories you have shared of him here on your blog.

Best wishes to your DIL for a safe and healthy delivery for both the baby girl and the mommy girl! They are in my prayers, as are you and your hubby as you deal with the roller coaster of grief and happiness. Big hugs, Darnell

PS your card is SO a winner!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aaah. Peaceful, easy feeling here! Great wave die. Might need one. ;)

Charlene said...

Beautiful!! I've missed a lot since I've been out of town

Melissa said...

Boy, I sure hope you and your family will soon be back to smooth sailing...with a brand new little bundle to snuggle with! ;) Hope you are feeling better as I type this and that your daughter-in-love will soon be holding her sweet baby girl, putting the current struggles behind her.
That is such a sweet little lighthouse and I love the little gemstone you added for the light! :)
Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology!

Jen W. said...

I adore your sweet little card, Lisa. Those gingham waves are adorable, I love the gem in the lighthouse and the hello riding the wave is perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

I'm so very sorry to hear about Max. You're right, there are no words. Sending you love and hugs and a big, sloppy kiss from Atticus.

Lisa Petrella said...

CAS perfection, Lisa!!! Love this!!! The gemstone in the lighthouse, the gingham waves, the rounded corner, the placement of the sentiment----FABULOUS!