07 May 2012

Its a good day, especially for a Monday...

Wow, today has been a GOOD Day.
Its beautiful outside, hot but not unbearable, pretty, clear and springy.

I got a text this morning from my bestie Joleen who recently let the cat out of the bag that she is expecting her first child in November!
I blogged about this before with a little sneak peek of the baby journal I was making for her then I finished it up and sent it off. Joleen blogged about the book yesterday and then this morning was the text... (sorry about the circuitous route this has taken) that Sweet Stamp Shop had also featured it on their blog! What a compliment. I only wish I had a few more journals ready for my shop. There is only one listed now but its super cute :)

cover of book with button and ribbon closure
Below are a couple of the pix that Joleen shared in her blog posts of the journal I created. I used this vintage chenille as the color because it just SCREAMED baby. Its soft and pretty and even if its a little feminine for a "boy" baby it is for Mama to record her memories of the pregnancy. Check out this layout she did with a bunch of the trims I sent her and her first sonogram:
First sonogram layout by Joleen
She still doesn't know if the baby is a girl or a boy and I have to say its killin me because I have so many crafty things I want to make that require me to know! LOL She is planning to find out though so I know that news is forthcoming as soon as she hits that magical mark where they can tell. I'm so excited to be an "auntie".

sneak peek of some of the pages

the book open
NOW, in OTHER awesome news... I got a call today from the school I have been trying to get Hannah into for the last 5 months (while I have been homes chooling). I haven't posted the day to day tribulations of that whole adventure here but if you follow me on Facebook you have been privvy to a few rants about it. Anyway, today I got the call that I have been anxiously hoping and praying for! I got the call that we had been accepted into the school for the next school year, for 4th grade! It totally makes it worth all the hoops I have had to jump through. She is excited and so are we!

So, to celebrate, these good things and the fact that you made it this far reading ( lol) I am offering up a little give away of a packet of my art postcards. All you have to do is leave a comment on I will draw a comment next Monday in hopes that I can pass along a "Good Monday" to someone else. Good luck!


  1. Wow! That is BIG news! So happy for Joleen!!!!!!! How exciting!

    Also, so glad you got Hannah into the school you wanted her to be at.

    I started commenting before I even got to the end of the post.....art postcards!!! Wowza!

  2. Very pretty book. Reminds me that I need to update the baby books. I am starting on a creative recipe file this summer for my little girl.

  3. Wow lots of fun news in this post!! Congrats to Joleen and Hannah!!

  4. pick me please, I think you are fabulously talented and I love your work! All my best to you!

  5. Good news all around for you Heather!! Jumping through hoops paid off and your friend Joleen has a beautiful book for her little one on the way. Yes indeed, today is a good day!!! xo

  6. Oh that's great news about Joleen! And Hannah too! Hooray!

  7. Wow, what a gorgeous book - and congrats on the school. I know I'm too late for the drawing but I sure do know how difficult and stressful the school thing can be!