Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Delicious" birthday...

Hi sweet friends...you may or may not know this, but I had to take a bit of time off from my gig as a Sugar Bowl DT "Sweetie". I was in the process of opening a fabulous developmental follow-up clinic for babies and children who - for whatever reason (illness, prematurity, genetic disorders, etc.) - are at risk for delayed development. I'm so proud to report that we are open...and seeing lots and lots of kiddos. Each appointment lasts 90 minutes...and parents get to meet with Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists...as well as the hospital's Infant Development Nurse Specialist(that's meeeeee!) and a pediatrician during that time. Today we saw 9 babies...and, while it was an almost 12-hour day...and I am completely exhausted...I'm so thrilled that we made a difference for babies and their families!!

So...now that we have the clinic open, I have been able to cut back my work hours to 32/week. And you know what that means? MORE CRAFTING TIME!! Whoooohoooo! Plus...I've been missing my Sugar Nellie stamps and my sweet DT sistahs, sooooo, thanks to Sugar Mama Gayle and the rest of the Sweeties...I'm baaack! Thanks ladies....I've missed ya...and I've missed my Sugar Nellie stamps!

For this week's challenge, we're combining the optional theme of "Birthday" with Maria Therese's fabby sketch (below).



So...here's what I came up with...


Isn't she just the cutest little baker?? She's called "Delicious"...and is from Krista Smith's "Simply Sassy" collection! I got her from Funky Kits HERE...and, let me tell ya, this collection is the BEST!! She's colored with Copics...and the DPs, pearls, lace, and ribbon came from my stash! The sentiment is from LOTV! Here's an "artsy" view...


Please pop on over to the Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and take a peek at the amazing projects by my fellow DT Sweeties! Trust me...you won't be disappointed! Remember to leave 'em some love while you're visiting their blogs! Then...pull out your crafting supplies and at least one Sugar Nellie stamp or digi image...and come up with your own little masterpiece! Then make sure you enter it into the Sugar Bowl Challenge #60 for the chance to win a fabby prize...you'll never guess what it is...are ya ready for it?

A 6 Stamp Sugar Nellie "Pick 'n Mix" of your choice! (I'm so jealous!)

Thanks so much for stopping by...and, as always, for your kind comments! Oh...one more thing...
Happy Birthday Sugar Mama!!

13 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Gooooooooooooorgeous card sweetie , Love how you colored Delicious!!

Debbie said...

Oh Pat.. Congratuations, on the clinic openning and you being a part of it. It warms the soul to know you are doing such wonderful things for these babies and there families.

Good Luck!!!

P.S. Love the card...
Hugs
Debbie

Elaine said...

So very glad to have you back Pat,did you know... Sugar is an addiction!

Gorgeous card, I do love this image and she is so perfect for a Birthday card. The colours and papers are uber pretty, as are all the lovely embellies.

Welcome back Sweetie!!

Love Elaine xx

Christina C. said...

Congratulations, Pat, it sounds like a wonderful endeavor!!! We have an autistic child in the family, so I know how important early intervention is!!
Your card is stunning....such a precious image! She is colored and showcased magnificently.

Molecraft said...

Congratulations on opening your clinic! Gorgeous card today, love the image and great colours!
Helen x

Tiets said...

Glad you are back and your first card is just wowwwww!!!
Hugs Tiets

Sarah B said...

What a fun card, fantastically created, Hugs sarah B X

Iulia said...

Hi Pat! I so admire you for your work and being able to cope with so many things at the same time. What a great idea with this clinic! There never seem to be too many. The number of problematic births congenital disorders have seemingly increased lately. I'm sometimes so afraid to start all over with another baby...but that's a different story.
Your card here is a darling my friend, love those pearls and everything looks just so yummie! Perceft card for any celebration!
Hugs, Iulia

Erika said...

Such a great birthday card Pat and beautifully put together as always.
Hugs Erika. x

Sandy said...

Yum - yum - yum! The colors are yummy, the design is yummy, the Sassy lady is yummy and look at that wonderful cupcake on your bow. Is it chocolate? I love all the embellishments - fantastic card and I really love the colors.
XO
Sandy

Sandy said...

I got so caught up in the yumminess of this card that I completely forgot to tell you how perfectly you have colored this image. And I adore the pearls on her shoes. You are a star!!!!!
XO
Sandy

~ Ali ~ said...

glad to have you back pat and as always with a delish creation....stunning!

ali x

Sarah said...

Hello, just wanted to say thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog for my entry into the Sugar Bowl. Your card is just gorgeous! And your job - so worthwhile and I bet incredibly rewarding! Sarah