January 09, 2011

{SSSC99} My Heart Belongs to You!

Hello My Friends & Happy New Year!

Oh My!  I can't believe it has been several weeks since I last posted!  I hope you and your families enjoyed a very blessed Christmas.  I sincerely want to thank all of you who sent me beautiful handmade cards or sweet email wishes.  It means so much!   I've really missed stamping and blogging, but most of all, I've missed all of YOU!  ♥  

Today's card was created especially for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #99.  Hosted by Karen Giron of The Sweetest Thing, the SSSC has always been one of my favorites! 

This *adorable* little snowman is a digital image that I purchased on ETSY from Heather Ellis, the creator of Pure Innocense stamps.   Her Etsy shop is digistampcharacters.  Check it out!  Her images are priced very reasonably and she will promptly email you the file to save for future use.   I was able to print 8 images on one 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock.   Here, I've used Stampin' Up! naturals white and colored the image with Copic markers.  It worked great!

The circles could have been a little larger, but this is the only size of punches I have.  I guess I *need* some circle dies! ;)  This textured cardstock and designer paper is from a "Greetings of the Season" paper pack.
 I keep looking at it and thinking it needs some ribbon or something, but for now, I'm going to leave well enough alone! 

the inside sentiment seemed appropriate... "My heart belongs to You!"
If you recall reading my last post way back when, I mentioned I had some BIG NEWS I would share with you when I returned from vacation.   Drum roll please . . . as I shout from the rooftop!

I'm going to be a GRANDMA!!! 

Can you tell I couldn't wait to share this with you?!   Yes!  I"m SUPER EXCITED and can't wait!  Our daughter Katie surprised us with this news at Thanksgiving time and we are so HAPPY for her and our son-in-law Warrick.  They're going to be terrific parents! ♥  Oh, her due date is July 4th...yes, a little firecracker! :)

One other thing, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who've helped me downsize my stamp "collection"!  I've just updated the Stamp Sale pages and deleted the ones that are sold.  There are still several here for sale at great prices, so please check it out and let me know if you're interested!  

Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with many wonderful reasons to *SMILE*!

Quote for Today ~
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown


Carrie's Corner said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is wonderful news! You'll be a fantastic Grandma! Welcome back to blogland. I hope you don't get too much snow tonight/tomorrow. Stay warm!

Carrie's Corner said...

I almost forgot:) This is an adorable card! I'm going to have to check out the Etsy site. Thx

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...
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Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How exciting, Pam!!! I am so happy for you! For a minute I thought you might mean Andy and Jamie! LOL Please give Jamie hugs for me! Maybe her new niece or nephew will share her birthday! :)

Marisa said...

So nice to see you post :) Love the card and your little snowman. Congrats on becoming a grandma in July too!! Hoping mama isn't too sick with the pregnancy.

Gail S. said...

Congratulations Pam (and your daughter and son-in-law!!) How exciting! Love your card and glad you had a great break :) Will great grandma be quilting this baby something????

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

congratulations!! And welcome back to the stamp world. Ü

Vicki Burdick said...

Congratulations, Grandma!!!! Love your card and I am so happy to see you update your blog, I have missed seeing your creatiosn!!!

Christina said...

Congratulations, Pam! It's so good to see you back, and with such great news to share.

Your card is so sweet and I love the plaid background and stitching. Adorable image, too!

CreativeMish said...

Welcome back and congratulations on the new Grandbaby. I have another one coming the end of April. A girl! :) I love this digi snowman. Thanks for the link. there are several images I really like

Sharolyn said...

Congratulations and welcome back! Nothing better then being a grandma! (we just welcomed grandbaby #5 in November!)
As always...LOVE your card!

Karen Motz said...

What a sweet image!!! This card has a wonderful warm, country feel. I love the button too!!

Nancy Riley said...

Hello, my friend! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! (I didn't get any cards out this year *gasp*). I'm super excited for you, "Grandma"! What a blessing! HAPPY 2011 !!!