Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yay, Sleep!

I got some last night! (sleep, that is. :-) Read the title of the post, silly!) We put baby to bed without rocking him last night. He cried for an hour and a half, but then slept until 2. He has been waking up twice each night wanting a bottle. At 2, we let him cry for a while to see if he would get himself back to sleep. He didn't, and at 3, I went in and gave him his pacifier, and held him, with no rocking or singing or talking, OR bottle. He went back down to sleep in a few minutes, and slept until 6:00am. It was SO difficult to listen to him cry, but I know it will get easier, and eventually he will be going to sleep on his own and sleeping all night! I am just so thrilled that I wasn't up at 4:30 with a baby who won't go back to sleep! 6am felt like sleeping in to me!

On the stamping front--Today is Hip Hop Thursday over at Unity stamps. Check out the SCS forum HERE. If you missed it last week, we had tons of fun and Angela and Chris gave away lots of free stamps. It is basically a day long party! You can also see a newly released, very cool single stamp, and some other good deals here.

Some of us were getting anxious for Hip Hop Thursday last night, so Brooke, one of Unity's awesome design team members, offered up a challenge to keep us busy: stamp something with green. I didn't do the challenge until this morning, but here it is:

Once again, I used Unity's August kit of the month--there are so many great images! Can you tell that the butterflies are 3D? I cut them out and attached them just by the body with glue, and curled the wings out with my fingers. Then I drew their deely-boppers (what are those things really called? Oh yeah, antennae) in with markers. Hope you like!

Happy Stamping, and HIP HOP!


Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is so cool! I love the bright colors and the way the butterflies pop off the page. :)

JAR said...

I love the colors and the butterflies are gorgeous!

Riley said...

I love this! The butterflies look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very, very beautiful. I am astonished at how gorgeous your cards always are and you have your little struggles with your little one. It will get better...promise!