: a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen
: the act of preparing for something
My nephew and his wife are presently at the hospital having a baby boy. I am waiting for the phone to ring so I can put the little fella's name on the card I just made.
Actually I made 2 cards, one for my nephew, his wife and new son (above) and another (below) with some of the extra pieces. I don't always have a defined plan when I start a card. I began by just grabbing a piece of white cardstock off the table to stamp the baby carriage, a fun stamp from Sweet Stamps. Then I decided to use this great plaid DP and frame the image in gray CS. As an afterthought, I punched the corners, but then the white piece with image was too small. I set that one aside, measured another piece of white CS and stamped the carriage a second time. I went in search of some little plastic baby doodads I thought I had. I couldn't find them; they might have gone on the card for the shower. Instead, I decided to use these fun metal curlicues I found.
I embossed the background, wrapped it with ribbon and tied the bow, then added the 'congratulations' and image.
I started to tidy up my workspace a bit, which is when I decided I might as well do a second card.
It wasn't until after I had the second card front finished and was left with a small piece of plaid paper that the first card became an easel card. I used the wheels and handle of the stamp to add a little design around the edge.
As soon as the phone rings with the happy news, vital statistics and, as yet, undisclosed name, I'll print out
"Mom and Dad and Welcome (name inserted here)"
to add to the top of that small piece of leftover plaid.
Does anyone else make their cards in such a helter-skelter way?
Ah... the phone!!!!
Sorry, only the septic guy returning my call.
In the meantime I will enter the easel card in the following: