Wednesday, February 21, 2007

My First Baby Shower

I know it sounds "first" baby shower. I actually have three baby showers before the big day. While I completely appreciate all of the showers I am not much of a "party for myself" person. I know...the shower is really for the baby, but at this point I don't think that the little one is very appreciative. lol.

That said, we received many wonderful gifts for our baby who we will get to see in about five weeks. (I can't believe that it is going to be that soon!) With gifts come thank you notes that I needed to get out to all of the fabulous gift givers. Luckily, we didn't have school on Monday for President's Day, so I went to work designing and creating the thank yous. (Side note...we didn't have school today either...I think we will end up going to school through June at this rate.)

My inspiration for this card was a blanket given at the shower using the same colors and dots, although the blanket is MUCH more beautiful than the card. I also saw some gorgeous scalloped tissue paper stuffed in a bag that I had to use as an inspiration as well. The card is more like a postcard. I wrote a personal note on the back of each card, which was layered with a piece of Very Vanilla CS.

Stamps: Dots (Hero Arts), Noteworthy (Stampin Up), Label Classics (Stampin Up)
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sponge, Chocolate Rick Rack, Prima, Brad (Copper Mini Brad - Making Memories)
, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Scissors

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Choco-Red Cupcake

This card really had be stumped. It just didn't seem complete, but I just went with it anyway. I always thought that red chocolate cake looked scrumptious so I decided to make a yummy cupcake with, of course, sparkly sprinkles. I layed chocolate grosgrain ribbon with the red gingham to give the gingham a border. The stamps for the bottom border are some of my $1 Michael's finds...what a wonderfully inexpensive option!

We have had school cancelled for the past two days due to wind chill factors and unfortunately I have been pretty sick during this time as well. I was soooo excited to have a couple days off to do lots of stamping. My body had other plans. :( At least I got one done yesterday...

Keep warm!

Stamps: Chocoholic (The Angel Company), (XOXO & flower with heart)$1 Michael's stamps, Very Punny (Stampin Up)
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Grosgrain, Red Gingham, Stardust Red Gel Pen

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