I’m in total shock… my face is on the front page of DST this month.

I’m so honored to have been asked to be their Featured Designer. It was a last minute opportunity that popped up and I was able to accept (I stepped in to help another designer who’s been having some serious real life issues… and I really hope she’s okay! I haven’t heard what’s up, but I’m guessing it’s serious…).

I shared this on the Paperie blog. Here’s a little peek at what I created for the Gold Members this month (click to see the whole preview at DST):


I really hope that people like it! It came together so fast that I feel really nervous about it. I kept going back to look at the preview again and again—LOL! I just like to feel settled in my own mind that what I’ve made is the best thing that I can make before I release it to the world—and this kit was just a whirlwind. WHOOSH!

In other news…

It’s getting to be baby crunch time! My official estimated due date is only 13 days away now. I do feel like every day I’m a little more ready. Walking is not fun anymore. It’s a little like “waddle, ow, waddle, ow, waddle.” So, I’m guessing the baby’s down a little lower than before. And the contractions feel less like a mild Braxton-Hicks and more like “We’re getting warmed up for the real stuff now!” They are super far apart though—please, no one get excited yet. I might loose my temper if you do. Ha! Yes, add increased irritability to the list, too. Ooo! I’m sure the kids just love hanging out with Mommy these days. I’m a barrel of fun! Whee!

The good news—I think all my baby-prep stuff is done! I had a list of things to do and things to get and I think we’ve about got it all now. Yay! So, that’s a weight off my mind.

Now, if we could just have mild 65-70 degree days with a cool breeze and no humidity in the air, I’d be one happy camper! (It’s 10:00 p.m. and I’m still too warm—wah!) But Summer is here… sigh.

Okay, signing off before I get more whiny! 🙂

7 Responses to “tidbits.”

  1. Mari Koegelenberg Says:

    oh man Nicole…I cannot believe it is nearly time!

  2. Jessica Says:

    I’m so excited to see this new little one… but not nearly as excited as you are I would guess! Do you want me to stop by the blog everyday and ask, “so… no baby yet?” like everyone does IRL? 😉 We’ll pray for an early and safe arrival!

  3. amymom24 Says:

    And what a sweet face it is:) I had a huge grin on my face when I saw it yesterday!! SO SO exciting!!!!

    Glad you are pretty much ready for the baby to come. I can’t wait!

  4. Dani B Says:

    Thank you so much for the kit! It’s the perfect thing I was looking for! I really love summer colors and themes!

  5. Judy Says:

    Your design work is absolutely gorgeous. So much talent. Can’t wait to greet your little girl or boy wonder?!?

  6. gabs Says:

    congratulations on being featured – so well deserved. can’t wait to download the kit!

    and I can’t believe it’s nearly baby-time! wishing you all the best!

  7. Sharyn Says:

    Nicole this is so exciting for you….both DST and the baby. We are sure looking forward to meeting this little one! And the kit is awesome – so stop worrying! 🙂