Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The past few days were very eventful for my husband and I.

Last Wednesday, we found out that the house that we'd rented in the past was for sale.  We really loved that house, and since buying a house had been at the back of our minds, we decided to go for it.

Last Thursday, we contacted an agent, a mortgage broker, and made arrangements to view the house.

Last Friday was my lab tests, and after I recovered, we met with our brand new agent to draw the papers to make the offer.

Last Saturday, we went to our childbirth class, and we got a phone call from our agent.  Unfortunately, it was not good news.  It turns out that we made the offer a few hours too late -- the seller had accepted an offer on Friday afternoon (during my blood tests).

Since it was a whirlwind thing, I was not hit by the disappointment until Sunday afternoon, when I started thinking about the house and where our baby's room will be... :(

Our agent offered to look for other houses in the area, but we really just made a quick decision to buy because it was THE house that we wanted for so long...

For right now, my husband and I are benching the idea of buying a house and focusing on getting ready for our baby, who is due to arrive in 9 weeks.

I made this card because I keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that we will still have a chance at the house (somehow).

I made the flowers using a 1 inch circle punch.  I punched 8 pieces of 1-inch circles, folded them into threes, and glued them together to make a flower.  Pretty neat, huh?

I used these products from Stampin' Up:
Faith in Nature stamp set (Hostess, Wood:  122490; Clear:  122492)
Calypso Coral classic ink pad (122939)
Pool Party card stock (122924)
Island Indigo card stock (122923
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Everyday Enchantment DSP (Sale-a-bration:  126154) 
Textured Impressions Stripes embossing folder (123128)
1" Circle punch (119868)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) to attach each petal, forming the flower
Glue Dots (103683) to attach the flowers
Snail adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) to pop up the sentiment

You can buy all these products here.  Click on "Shop Now" on the upper right corner to start shopping.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!


  1. Awww Celle! I am so sorry about the house! Sometimes things work out for a reason though and something 10X more perfect will surface for you guys! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for a happy solution for you. Your card is really pretty! I love those flowers!! Very clever use of a circle punch! Keep your chin up! Things will work out! Big hug! :)

  2. Oh Celle, to bad about the house. I always try to think (to comfort myself) that It is not meant to be then it won't happen. I hope you have what you want!!!. That baby will have a beautiful home somehow!!! Love your flowers by the way, very nice sentiment!!!

  3. Sorry about the house but some times things happen for a reason. 9 weeks sure will go by fast and you don't need the stress of moving added to a having a new baby. When you are ready to buy the right house will come along. Your lowers are adorable, BTW!

  4. Thank you, ladies, for the supportive comments.
    We're trying to be optimistic about finding another house in the future. :)
    And thanks for the sweet comments about the card. :D

  5. Sorry Celle about not getting the house, but maybe their loan will fall through and they won't be able to get it. I'll keep the good thought for you Congratulations on the coming baby. I didn't know that. Love the sentiment on your card and beautiful flowers.

  6. Love those flowers!! Sorry about the house, maybe somehow you will still get it... or find one even better:)