Baby News & Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!  I am going to start off today with some baby news.

Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment- and baby is measuring good and the heartbeat is good.  Now, if he’d just give me enough room to feel like I could catch my breath! 🙂  We got the crib set up this week- I actually did it with the kids, against Mr. Pink’s wishes.  But, I just get impatient sometimes- and I was careful.  (Ps. I already have an idea of what I’d like to do above the crib in vinyl!)

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(I took the picture at night)

As far as cravings go- I am just really thirsty all the time. I have also been craving lots of fruit and beef….as in steak and cheeseburgers.  The cheeseburgers have to have pickles and mustard on them- and no onions.  I still indulge in chocolate peanut butter ice cream and cookies- though, I’ve moved past Oreos.  Also, I haven’t been craving Pancheros burritos either. (I just realized that!)  Doctor says my weight is good- but, I feel HUGE!


We have about 7 weeks left–crazy, I know!  I still feel like I have so much to do and get before baby gets here.  One thing baby has enough of and won’t need is shoes!  Here are a few pair of shoes our baby on the way already has in his collection.

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Sperry’s to match his mom’s, sister’s and big brother’s

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Also, since my babies tend to run on a little bit of the big size, the doctor has called for another ultrasound in 3 weeks- to measure baby and make sure he isn’t getting too big…so, I am anxious to see how that goes!

That’s it for baby news- for now, but I promise to keep you updated in the next 7 weeks.

As for today’s crafty section–I wanted to use Pantone’s Color of the Year in a project.  If you haven’t heard, the color of 2013 is Emerald, which is actually a color I really like.  I like it because it is my birthstone, and the birthstone of my daughter.  I like it because I simply like green- and because I look really nice in emerald tops and dresses. 😉 So, good choice Pantone!

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One thing I did notice though, is that although I wear this color and am drawn to it when shopping- I am not drawn to it when I am crafting.  Kind of weird, huh?

Anyway- I dug through  my craft room- to find emerald pieces for a card that I wanted to do using the new Anna Griffin Acanthus Cuttlebug folder I bought at Joann’s a week or so ago.  I had some American Crafts Emerald Card stock and some Mistletoe Crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.  What I love about their ribbon actually, is that it is not TOO crinkly.  I love crinkly, but sometimes I want something a little softer looking.

So, using those things- here is what I came up with:

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Don’t you love that embossing?  SO pretty!  The green of my ink doesn’t quite match the emerald of the ribbon- so, I might have to look for a more ’emerald’ looking ink.  The ink I used was Clover Meadow from Close to my Heart, and the sentiment is from this month’s Pink by Design Stamp of the Month.DSC_0169


So, in 2013- I am going to try to use Emerald Green more often in my crafting.  So, that means I definitely need an emerald ink.  If you know of the perfect one, let me know.  I also secretly hope this little baby has emerald as his birthstone…which means he will come in May. 😉

Thanks for stopping by–and have a great Thursday!!


  • Great card! Love how clean it is. Every little man needs a great shoe collection! Love it! And you look great!

  • Love the baby update! Thanks for sharing!! You look too cute with your baby bump! I love your card – the embossing is awesome! I don’t know about this emerald green – I have a really hard time with greens – they just never seem to coordinate with each other or with other colors for me. so Im excited to learn from you as you use green!
    Have a great day!

  • You have been busy!!
    I just love those little shoes and you look so terrific. Great job on the crib too.
    Your card turned out great.

  • Glad baby news is going well. I do like the embossing folder and the emerald color! A clean simple pretty card. Great job!
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  • You are looking beautiful and love the GREEN gator theme! Shoes are way too cute and he will be one lucky little boy to have such a sweet family. Fun card and I really only love green with pinks or purples.

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