25 Oct 2008

Personalized Brag Book

I've been wanting to create one of these photo albums for a while and finally got around to it (Granddaughters will inspire you to do things like that).
This is so easy you could whip one up on short notice, give it as a little gift or fill it with photos for a lovely keepsake.
I used Regal Rose card stock and Georgia Peach DSP, along with the Sweet Celebrations stamp set, and Regal Rose ribbon. I stamped the 'Rebecca' with the Defining Alphabet set. (Gotta practice that angular lettering some more!)
Inside are five of our clear translucent envelopes (page 167 in the IB&C, 50 for $5.95), each will hold two photos so ten in all. The envelopes are attached by their flaps to the covers with the ribbon.

Tailored baby card

I'm not totally smitten by any of our baby stamp sets right now so I've used a layout challenge to create a baby card. And, for some reason, it's taken two years for Sage Shadow to come to my attention - what a gorgeous colour! I used it, along with Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Basic Gray, and a Pretty in Pink patterned paper. Pretty in Pink Brads, and Pretty in Pink Ribbon - both the 5/8" grosgrain and the gingham were used to embellish. The stamp set is Sweet Celebrations.

18 Oct 2008

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Twenty years ago this October Stampin' Up! was officially born. To celebrate this special time SU is offering a birthday special from October 1-31, 2008.
Spend $20 in regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday stamp sets at 20 percent off. Click on the cupcakes above to see the sets on special.

Here she is!

Mommy, Rebecca Jane, Daddy, and sister Isabella
Rebecca Jane at one day old. She is simply perfect! (at least from her grandmother's point of view!) There's lots of hair under that hat, and some of it has auburn highlights (we hope they're permanent!)

But now I'm back home and she is three thousand miles away. Since I can't hold her or her sister, I'll keep my hands busy with paper crafts - so look for new posts soon.

Thanks to all of you kind stampers that sent congratulations - I hope you have the joy of your own grandchildren, if not now then in the future!

8 Oct 2008

New Granddaughter!

Things have been quiet lately on my blog because I have been looking after our 3 1/2 year old granddaughter while our daughter waits for our newest addition to the family. She arrived yesterday!

Rebecca Jane was born at 10:01 am on her grandparents' (me and my husband's) 36th wedding anniversary. She weighs 8 lbs and is soooo beautiful and healthy. Our daughter Julie is also doing fine. We have pictures of big sister Isabella holding and kissing little sister Rebecca (Bella and Becca) which are totally adorable. I'll tuck one on my blog when I return home.

Here's wishing everyone who reads this as much love and joy and contentment as I am experiencing with this new birth!

Hugs to all