Thursday, October 6, 2016

Baby's First Halloween

I am very late at getting this posted today, but I have a very good reason. I took my daughter, Tricia, to the doctor this morning for a check on the twins. While we were sitting in the waiting room her phone rings and it's the doctor. And I see she is listening for a minute and then she says, "I'm sitting in the waiting room." So they call her name and we go back to see the doctor who tells us that earlier blood tests this week has shown that fer liver function is getting worse and her blood pressure has been up for several weeks. So they want the babies to be born today. Off we go to the hospital and by 1:15pm we have two new beautiful grandbabies, 5 1/2 weeks early. Little Arthur was born at 1:14pm and weighed in at 4lbs 7oz and was  17 1/2 inches long. Valerie, born at 1:15pm, was 3lbs 13oz and 16 1/2 inches long. Both are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Arthur is on a lung machine even though he was the bigger of the two. Valerie is doing okay and snuggling with Tricia. Tricia hasn't even been able to touch Arthur yet. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and I'll keep you all updated.
My card tonight is with the new Imagine That! Digis by Kris Halloween costume fun sets released this week.

I just had the feeling that the babies would be here before Halloween so here's my Halloween card for them. I used Imagine That! Baby Dragon Costume and Lizzy's Owl Costume. Using the pre-colored images I fussy cut both of the images several times and then popped up pieces of each of the images for texture on the card. I cut the background with Spellbinder's Labels 35 and inked the background with Momento Dessert Sand ink and Salty Ocean distress ink. The background paper is from Imagine That! Fabulous Fall Papers. The sentiment is from the Baby Dragon Costume set and I added an "s" to the end of monster. I added a ribbon as embellishment. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch as my inspiration.

Now for the awesome news. Kris is offering a tremendous deal on these new release stamp sets. Check it out here.

I am entering these challenges:

I had such fun making this card. Now my two little grandbabies are in this world and I can make them all kind of things. I got to go into the NICU this evening and see them up close and personal. No touching yet but I can wait to hold them as long as I know that someday I will be able to. Thanks for all thoughts and prayers headed there way. We truly appreciate it! I'll keep you posted.


Jenée said...

Well done. Images are adorable. Thank you for using our weekly sketch and sharing your delightful card with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Shelly Schmidt said...

First, Congrats to you and your family!!! I am sure they have told you the babies grow outside just like inside, so will be a few weeks for them to catch up with their weight. Congrats- and welcome to Val and Arthur!
You make some of the best cards! I love how cute this card is combined with these two images!
Prayers and Blessings!

Lori m said...

Oh gosh these are just darling, so sweet, hugs, Lori m

Annemi said...

Congrats to your grandchildren. I do hope everything will work out ok for the twins. Adorable card you have made for them. Love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Pam said...

Oh Donna, I have been glued to the Weather channel watching the hurricane coverage because of all my family in Florida so I didn't even see this post,
I am sooooo excited for you, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a surprise! two new beautiful little grand-babies. Well, I know you will be busy helping out.
Your card is so cute! Love the polka dots and cute images.
Take care of those precious little ones.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your new grandbabies!!!!!! I'll be praying all goes well for them, and that you'll be cuddling them all you want!
Cute card, too!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Awww - this is darling! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

Congratulations on the grandbabies Donna what a miracle of life! I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers I was a 3 pound preemie and I'm not tiny at all anymore LOL :). Thanks so much for making the time to along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations on the grandbabies Donna what a miracle of life! I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers I was a 3 pound preemie and I'm not tiny at all anymore LOL :). Thanks so much for making the time to along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us!

Patti said...

Oh my goodness I got so sidetracked about the babies I forgot to tell you how adorable your card was it is so happy and sweet what a great first Halloween card !!

Deedee Anderson said...

Congratulations to all of you! I know how much you've all longed for these babies -- what a blessing! I'm praying for Arthur and Valerie (love their names!) and all of you!

This card is so precious. What a joy to be able to craft for your grandchildren!

Gayatri said...

Very colourful and cute. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Halloween Inspiration challenge. Gayatri xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Beautiful sweet colorful card. Yup, you were right...born before Halloween. Beautiful names...I have only known one Valerie and she was beautiful! I had boys, but if I had a girl Valerie, Leslie and Caroline were my choices.

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