Thursday, January 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday--Baby Shower

I don't know when this throwback thursday was created, but hey...why not share some old memories and reminisce.

My girlfriends and sister-in-law decided to throw me a baby shower last January. The last time I had a baby shower thrown for me was for my very first, Ian, which was almost 13 years ago!! I felt almost embarrassed to be honest. But I was also most grateful!

Me with the gals who hosted the baby shower.

First off, I appreciated the craftiness that they all contributed. The biggest hit and talk of the afternoon was the paper rosette backdrop (which now hangs in Asher's nursery):

Paper Rosette backdrop using the Big Shot and Rosette Designer Die.
All Stampin' Up! card stock and designer series paper.
Party Favors! Banner was created using the Celebration Kits (Bermuda Bay and Basics)
The cake topper was a project from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. 
My tummy really appreciated the yummy food and drinks:
drink station

mini bites with southern flair

ombre mini cakes
Last but definitely not least, I really appreciated the love that went into this party.

It was a wonderful day. SPOILED rotten I was (rather WE were)!

{Project Details}
Big Shot
Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die

Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-on Kit
Celebration Basics Kit

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Sunday, January 25, 2015


I found this while I was preparing for my next blog post. It was supposed to be posted 2 years ago! But I feel like I can post now.

Gifts can be defined as physical objects, talents, friends, and much more. But today, I'd like to focus on friends. Being a part of Stampin' Up!, I have had many opportunities to meet people that I would never have met and each person that I have met have blessed my life.

Three (five) years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and recruiting a wonderful woman into my Stampin' Up! world. Yvonne Norman was a smart, strong, and very creative woman. She lived her life without regrets and always seemed to accomplish any goal she set her mind to. She made me laugh and truly touched my life. Unfortunately, she suddenly passed away this month (September 2012). We got together with her family to celebrate the life she had and the memories we will carry with us.

After finishing this card, I only wish I incorporated pink. (It was her favorite color.) But I wanted to give her husband and family a card that showed some peacefulness and hopefully some comfort. And I tried to incorporate the distressing/sponging that she loved in projects. I know she wouldn't want me to mourn but be happy and relish in our favorite pastime and happy memories. She'll forever be missed and our group will never be the same without her.

Thank you Mojo Monday--the sketch that helped me create this card:
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year! Let's Sale -a- Brate!

Happy New Year!

I'm back and ready to start again. New year-new me!

A lot has happened this past year but the most special gift (and has taken most of my time and energy) arrived March 3, 2014. Please welcome:



You too can create simple birth announcements or photo invites for your own special party. My Digital Studio download: Proud Moment Baby Announcement.

And in celebration of the new year--let's Sale-A-Brate.

{Project Details}

Proud Moment Baby Announcement Download
MDS Download
My Digital Studio

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