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Oct 22, 2012

Chipboard Embellishments and an Announcement!

Happy Monday!

I have an announcement to make! =D

I had the most wonderful weekend!! My son and daughter in law had a beautiful little baby girl on October 21st, right on her due date! It is her fourth child, and his first...and he was SO happy. 

Her name is Myah Ariana, and she is one perfect little doll! 

She's Daddy's little princess. Of course, my husband and I are ecstatic as well and can't wait to meet her. They live out of town, so hopefully soon!  

I just had to share, because in some ways you're like extended family to me. =D

Anyway, while I'm here, I'll show you what I whipped up last night. This is plain chipboard I turned into embellishments.

These were extremely quick and easy to make, and they turn out so pretty. It was hard to get a good picture of them. In real life they are even more beautiful!!

Here they are completed...
I finished them up this morning...they're still a bit wet...shhh, don't tell anyone! ;)

Well, that's all I have for you today. Hope you have a wonderful week! 

"Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29


***PS: Forgot to mention that there's a tutorial on how to make these on my FB page! Go 'like' me!! =D


  1. Congrats gramma Carmen! You look so young to be a gramma of (4)....

  2. Congrats and beautiful artwork. I'm heading to FB to get the details.

  3. Deze keer in het Nederlands. Ik las je reactie op mijn blog en begrijp dat je dat je het Nederlands niet verleerd hebt.
    Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met de geboorte van jullie kleindochter. Ik kan me voorstellen dat jullie haar zo snel mogelijk willen zien.
    Mooie embellishments heb je gemaakt.Ik zal ook eens een kijkje op je Facebook pagina nemen.

    1. Thank you Wies! =D Ik was haast zes toen wij naar Canada kwamen, maar mijn ouders spraakte het altijd...dus ik kan het nog. Ik weet niet waarom ik het nog kan schrijven.

  4. Cool embellishments!! Congrats on your granddaughter!

  5. Fabulous embellies Carmen! Congrats on becoming a grandma again...isn't it the most wonderful feeling!
    Hugs, Renee

  6. Huge congrats!!! How fabulous! Love your fantastic embellies! Can't wait to see what you put them on!

  7. Congratulaions Grandma, I can't believe you're old enough after looking at your picture. is this your first? Fabulous embellishments too.

    1. This picture is a couple of years old when I had lost some weight. Guess I should update it soon! I have 6 grandchildren. This is my sons first biological child, though they have 4 children altogether. Plus my eldest son has 2. =D

  8. Congrats to all Carmen.Hope mother and baby are doing well.

    Your embellishments look super.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Thank you all so much for the congrats! Glad you like the embellies too! :)

  10. Congrats on the baby "too young to be a grandma" Carmen! How sweet.
    These embellies are gorgeous. I will watch your tut.

  11. Fantastic news Carmen! Congratulations! Love your new embellishments

  12. Congratulations on the new grand-baby! Love the new embellishments, they look great!

  13. Congratulations on the new grandchild. I hope you get to see her in person soon. Love the chipboard embellishments. Their dimension shows up well.

  14. Congratulations on your new little grandchild! Hopefully it won't be too long before you get to see her in real life.

    Love your chip boards too.


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