Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby Photos and a Challenge

Well, our grandson arrived yesterday morning at 9:43 AM.  He is rather large at 9 lbs 10 oz and 21 3/4" long. It looks like all his newborn cloths will be quite neglected. Not only that, but we will have to exchange all the newborn diapers to the next size up, LOL. He is one big guy.  My poor daughter delivered him naturally and in less than 4 hours was taking photos with the family. She is a trooper, LOL.

Being her first child and our first grandchild, walking into her room and seeing her in bed holding a baby seemed so unreal. I never expected THAT to be the life changing moment! I thought it would be the first time I saw Camden or held him.  But was the first glance of my daughter with her new born baby in arms.

The room suddenly filled with people and quite startled the poor little guy. It went from a nice quiet Camden and Mom moment to....lets see...Meme (me), Papa (my DH), Uncle Peter (my son), Lauren (Peters' girlfriend), Maimer (the Dad's mother), Peppier (the dad's father), Great-Maimer and then the proud dad behind us all. Were the 7 of us bet...and Camden was not happy. One flash went off from a camera and he was even less thrilled. I can't say I blamed him for that, I don't like camera flashes either, LOL

Either he got used to the noise or we quieted down, not sure which. Everyone was taking photos and in the small room that was not easy. I decided to make my photo shoot today, since I hate competition, LOL.....No, Just Kidding...the others work during the week and I do not, so I knew I would have today to take all the photos I wanted.

Here are a couple of photos Lauren got on her camera:

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Here is the very happy and proud Uncle Peter on

the left. On the right is a very thrilled and ready to spoil Lauren. It was hard to get a good photo of Camden since he was so bundled up. I think you can get a nice peek at his cute little face here. Since he is only 4 hours old, I am surprised he didn't mind going around the room to each of the 9 of us and then around again a couple of times. He only whined a couple of times, being content to sleep away the disruption.

The only thing missing was the presence of his Uncle Patrick (my youngest), who is currently in Iraq. The blessing is he will be home Jan. we will have lots to celebrate...Patrick's 2 week R&R, Camden Riley Pinet and our belated Christmas.


I don't want to leave out the totally in AWE dad. I am certain it all seems like a walking dream at this point.

Can you see how big that baby is. It is not like holding a newborn at all. What a sturdy guy he is. Only time will tell how much he is going to tower over us all, LOL

Now onto the challenge. I found the most wonderful digital images I have ever seen the other day. They are from Fred She Said.  These stamps are right up my alley. I have been watching for some like these since I started stamping. Then the other day, with a simple click on a link, there they were.

Here is my first project using these magnificent digis:

Blue medallion frame edited

Blue medallion close up edited Blue medallion side view editedI made a spritz with the Stampin' up shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol and used it to spray the copies of the medallions after I cut them out.

While the paper was still a bit wet, I quickly molded the petals to create more of a dimension.

I adhered some seed beads in the center and attached the layers with dimensionals.

For the frame, I had a frame from the dollar store that had a photo of a flower with a sentiment and a blueish flowered mat. After taking it apart, I coated the  mat with some white dauber paint. After letting that dry I gave it a coat of the SU shimmer paint.

While that was drying, I made the corner swirls out of navy blue shimmer paper from Papertrey and the big shot home accents die. Since the die made a long swirl and I wanted a photo corner swirl, I twisted the "arm" parts of the swirl and voila... a photo corner appeared. I attached these using Aleen's tacky glue and a small paint brush. It is to bad that they look black in the photo, since the dark blue really seems to accent the other blues very well.

What a pretty and shimmery little home accent this turned out to be. I used this as my second entry in the Crafty Creations Challenge "Anything Goes".

Well...I am so glad you stopped by today. I have another really fun project to share tomorrow so I hope you are able to stop by. Till then...excited hugs from this new Meme...Sandy O



Laura - Layers of Color said...

Congratulations Grandma! I just became a Nana myself on February 9th. You're right, it's life changing for us as well, what a blessing! I thought our little guy was big at 8lbs 5 oz, but yours beat the band! And in only 4 hours, amazing! It took Jessica over 30 to have him naturally! I had a biggie in 1999, 11lbs 8oz! But after 9 hours they took him out C-section, he just didn't fit! I had two back surgeries since to repair the injured disks, but he was worth it, a very special young man now at the age of 12.

Blessings to you and yours, and may you have many more grandchildren in your lifetime!

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