Thursday, July 3, 2008

I Hope It Isn't Contagious...

I don't know about you, but we have had a lot of friend's and family members announce they are either having a baby or have had a baby. I love my kids, but I hope it isn't contagious - LOL! So, I have been making a lot of baby cards and gifts lately, some of which I will share here on my blog as time permits. Right now, my kids are sleeping after a three hour trip to the pool this morning, so I have a good amount of naptime on my hands - YIPPEE!

The card above was inspired by one Lisa Nichols did for PTI a few months back. I loved it; it was so soft and sweet, yet natural. I knew I would use it soon and here it is. My friend Terri just had a little boy and I thought this would be perfect for her. She isn't a real frilly/girly person, and with three boys now, that works out great for her!

The second card was made for my cousin in Philadelphia who is having her first baby. I wasn't able to go to the shower as my son came down with pneumonia just before, so I missed all the fun again (this is one of the things that makes me really sad about living so far from my family). I tried to keep this one neutral since they are thinking she is having a boy, but we won't know until mid-July! Most of the supplies on this card are from Papertrey. For a complete list see below.

We aren't doing much for the 4th, probably taking the kids to see the fireworks at the raceway here. Not sure how my 2-year-old will handle them in person. My son, on the other hand, will love them! Then we have a barbecue on Saturday at a friend's.

I have some great memories of fireworks from living in Philadelphia as a kid. You couldn't live there without a true appreciation of the 4th of July! Whether setting them off in my aunt and uncle's front driveway or seeing the huge display just off the Delaware River, it always felt like home. I hope my kids have memories like those one day.

Happy 4th! Stay safe and enjoy your weekend!

What I Used:
Sweet Baby Card
Paper: Kraft, Martha Stewart Fennel (green), PTI White, Basic Grey LilyKate patterned paper
Stamps: Fiskars Baby, PTI Mixed Messages
Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On, Sponged Colorbox Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Sponge, Paper Piercer, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug, Scalloped Scissors, Riibon (Michaels Clearance), and Foof-a-lah Buttons with Su! Twine

Sweet Pea Card
Paper: PTI White, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Green Thumb
Ink: Aqua Mist, Thatched Straw Dew Drops
Accessories: Nestabilities, PTI Aqua Mist Polka Dot Ribbon, White Embroidery Thread and Needle, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

1 comment:

The Patterson 5 said...

Love the cards especially the sweet pea one!
I hope ya'll have a great 4th celebration!
I am working day shift this weekend so I will miss you at church :( Mr P is helping in the preschool class for S. School so maybe he will see your little boy!