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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sweet Baby's First Birthday

My sweet baby turned one this past week, and is no longer a baby.  He's a toddler.  I can't believe how time flies!  It was only yesterday that I brought that sweet-smelling, snuggly bundle home from the hospital!
We celebrated with a big party for family and friends that weekend.  We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends and the love everyone has for our son.

I was pretty excited to get to make something for his decorations--I made his Birthday banner and his invitations.  Here are some pictures of the banner I made; sorry for the poor quality of the pictures; I still don't know how to take a good picture with back light.

I used Stampin' Up! paper : Big Top Birthday and some retired SAB paper from last year (something about ice cream??  I don't recall the name of it)
I used Pacific Point cardstock for the letters to spell Happy First Birthday.  I used some ribbon from my stash that used the same colors of the paper: crushed curry polka dots, real red striped, and old olive grosgrain.
This picture is way too dark, but you can see how I hung the banner across the windows

Here is the happy birthday boy.  He LOVES balloons


Here is the invitation I sent out.  I decided to add two bows of twine to each end of the pennant banner on the card front after I took this picture.  The bows were a perfect touch, and really finished the look I wanted.
Cardstock: whisper white, Pacific point, summer sun, real read, Big Top Birthday, red glimmer
Accessories: bakers twine, red/white twine for the bows I put on the ends (not shown), dimensionals, little star punch, tag punch, pennant punch, stripes embossing folder, Big Shot
Ink: (markers) real red, old olive, bashful blue, pacific point, blushing bride, daffodil delight, rose red (for mouth), sponge

I sure had a ball with this stuff!  I hope you enjoyed it, too.  
Now, go out and 
~ be creative ~

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Oh my goodness, how time has gotten away from me!  I can't believe Christmas is here!

Forgive me for slackin' off on my posting these last 2 months.  I do plan to get back into the swing of things after the new year.  I'll post all the beautiful handmade cards I've received, and some that I've made.

I will also share my class schedule for the coming 8 months or so.  We have an awesome stamp club, and would love for you to join us anytime!  If you need more details, please shoot me an email.

In the meantime, may you have a very merry and Blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!

~ be creative this Holiday~