We have some new babies at home!
And this time, they are not from me! ;)
My sweet little son wanted a hamster for Christmas so badly, standing right
next to Santa at the mall telling him "I would like a boy hamster for Christmas. A light brown one so I can name him Sandy. Sandy Cheeks. Like from SpongeBob SquarePants ... except that Sandy Cheeks is a squirrel. I don't want a squirrel.... just a hamster."
The look on Santa's face when he panned the crowd and saw me there, each of us sharing that look of bewilderment-amusement on our faces, and me thinking "Wonderful! It's Christmas Eve ... this should be fun!"
My daughter and I later raced to the pet store where much to our surprise - they had two absolutely adorable hamsters alternatively snuggling and playing. We couldn't take one without the other, both girls.
Christmas morning, my son was so excited ... and then said "wait ... they're girls?" Poor kid has 3 older sisters ... imagine his dismay, LOL!
WELL .... much to OUR surprise, one of those little girls was a mama-to-be!
And the other one?
::: plot twist!:::
He was too young at the time to know he was a boy and it's been a whole lot of fun on "Hamster Watch" :) Sometime in the wee hours of the night on January 2nd, mama had her wee babes and we're excited to see what they look like, how many and we are spoiling Sandy Cheeks in the meantime.
My oldest daughter was made it her personal mission to spend hours researching what we should do and how to take care of each of them.
I felt it was only right to make her a card :)
Except I'm fresh out of hamster stamps!
But I do have some absolutely adorable House Mouses
and that's pretty close :)
I colored up this House Mouse called yawn,
and appropriately how we felt staying up for hours that night!
I wanted to play along in the current House Mouse challenge to use
Silver or Gold.
Oh me oh my, a challenge indeed!
But here it is .... a gold baby card, a first for me!
I found some metallic cardstock I had leftover from Thanksgiving
and got to work ~ using scraps of dsp from different mat stacks.
I found this great sketch to get me going from Sketch Saturday
and this card came together pretty quickly after that.
Here's my card:
Whew, sorry to be so long winded tonight!
If you made it to this far, thank you! It's been a fun week in our home :)
Here is a quick peek at the new additions ~
Isabelle is the new mommy hamster (left, black)
and Sandy Cheeks is the (now) boy hamster (right, light brown)
I'll be sure to post how many/what we had in the next week or so,
I'll enter my card into the House Mouse Challenge #160 - Use Silver/Gold
and Sketch Saturday #291- used the provided sketch
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!