One of my good friends asked me to make a diaper cake for her SIL's shower. They are Bama fans too so I was happy to do it.
I made 2 shutter cards. One was SOOO cute and I forgot to take a pic. I'm gonna have to get my BFF to take a pic of it. Here's the other for my niece turning 16. It's a shutter card.
And BTW, thanks for your thoughts about the adoption situation. I was really angry and considered calling someone over it, but I chilled and decided that if God wanted to work that miracle he would and if He didn't we would just accept it. I'm alright!
Those are really cute! Now I'm intrigued what the other card looked like as well - can't wait to see it! I'm glad you're feeling better over the situation. However, I really do think that you should contact someone regarding this if not for your own situation, but to at minimum change their rules based on internal technicality errors. Be the one to make the change. My hunch is you'll feel even better about it, especially if they reverse the decision on your case. I'll share with you my favorite quote which I feel fits perfectly with your situation:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Maryanne Williamson
You can do it!
DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
Thanks for the quote and encouragement! I'm a very stubborn and strong willed person. Usually I would fight for something just b/c I'm wired that way. I think that tells me more than anything that I'm just not ready to walk into this situation. DH has questioned why I'm "backing down" over this and I think for me its b/c I'm not really ready to wrap my heart in this situation. For me, this situation makes me question whether this child is to replace another. They are just too similiar. I dont want to do that.
You are right about changing things. I have worked with enough case workers to know that ALOT needs to be changed and I wish I could be an advocate for all these kids that are caught in a legal battle. I really do. But this situation is just ONE caseworker in ONE town. I fought so many caseworkers over Isaiah and nothing came of it. I think in this case I'm better off to choose my battles. Should I be directed to this agency in the future, rest assured they will take my homestudy!!! I think its just for this situation, I'm at peace with walking away from it.
Great embellishments on the diaper cake! And I love those shutter cards y'all have been making. This one is really cute without being too kiddish!
I'm glad you feel peace about the adoption situation. Still praying for you hon!
mom to Caleigh Grace
Now you know I LOVE the diaper cake, especially the hats! Those cards are too cute! In my fantasy world, I would make lovely cards for all those special people in my life. As it is, I only just now cut and pasted 2 birthday cards that are a month late!!
As far as the adoption process goes, hugs to you. I completely understand wanting to sit this battle out. Just bide your time and when it happens, you will have full reserves should it become necessary. Still sending positive thoughts your way.
I bet your friend flipped over the diaper cake! Did she know you were going to make it with all the Bama stuff?? So cute! And totally one of a kind! The card is sweet. The cupcake is perfection.
I've been praying all the time for your adoption process. Bless you for being at peace in this last situation. I know that's an emotional rollercoaster we couldn't even fathom. I can only offer prayers for you and know we are always here. Love you!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Kelly your talent just amazes me seriously! I would love to spend time with you just watching you work. ONly in hopes it could rub off on me. Your diaper cake is outstanding and your card is sooooo cool!!! THey both look like they took hours yet I bet it doesn't. Thanks sooo much for sharing!
I don't have the right words for you no matter how much I try to. I do hope you know however that people are still praying for you adn you are such a source of inspiration, even though you may not want to be. Hugs and prayers still coming your way here.
Married to my best friend 10-16-1993
DS #1 08-16-1999
that's one cool diaper cake! and I LOVE the birthday card! I still haven't managed to make a shutter card yet. I started one but gave up because I couldn't get the folds right. I guess I just suck at shutter cards ... but seeing this one makes me want to try again soon.
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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As all the other ladies have said, you're fantastic. That cake is seriously just so stinkin' adorable!!!!!!!!!!! My DH worked with the UNC football team (yeah, acc football sucks (and bball this year!)) - anyway, great idea for his friends in the future.
Which, btw, what cartridge did the helmet and footballs come from? Dh was asking me if there were any NCAA cartridges for the Cricut and I told him I didn't think so - is there? I believe he was primarily wondering about the mascots.