Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This past weekend was my sister-in-law's baby shower.
It was so much fun preparing for it!
I was a little lost in that it was my first and probably only baby shower ever, but I think it turned out nicely.

The baby shower invitation:
Onesie Card Tutorial by Lauren Meader

My beautiful sister-in-law, Kari!

The favors:
The baby block holds a white chocolate mint truffle from See's. The square scallop inside the bag holds three Ghirardelli chocolate squares. The topper with the scallop circle is a See's pop.

The Strawberry Gingerale Cupcakes:

The Diaper Cake!

I can not wait to meet this baby! I have a niece, then there's my oldest son, then my nephew, and then my youngest son. So there has been three boys in a row. It will be SO much fun having a baby girl around! August... it's just around the corner!

Okay now...stay tuned for more!
I will be back later with the recipe for the Strawberry Gingerale Cupcakes and a general "how to" for the diaper cake.


A special birthday package from Alaska!

My dear friend, Jan, lives in Alaska and we have been online friends since I used to hang out over at the PaperCrafts a couple of years ago. One of the first emails I have kept from her is from February of 2006! lol! You can see more of her beautiful artwork at Far North Designs.

As always, Jan remembered to include treats for my boys!

Jan named the beautiful pin on this card "Summertime" (yes, I have been reading your blog!) Grungeboard was used here - and she included a sample of grungeboard much like what she played with onboard during her Cruise with Tim Holtz.

AH! You know me well, my friend! These flowers will be cherished and used preciously!

Remember those Ed Emberley FunPrint (Fingerprint and Thumbprint) drawing books? Jan sent the boys one and WOW! was it a hit!

Ken gives it a BIG thumbs up!

Thank you, Jan!
I will make it over to you one of these birthdays!

love and hugs,

Stampin' Up! Announcements!

This beautiful "Fresh Cut" stamp set can be purchased for $21.95 until the end of June. It is a special sneak preview of the Fall/Winter Idea Catalog!


The Spring / Summer Collections Catalog Retired List for the stamp sets are out!
Alphabetical List
Numerical List

Stampin' Up! is going home décor!
Introducing Décor Elements
Beautiful vinyl artwork available in different sizes in White, Kraft, and Chocolate, for your walls, windows, frames, glassware... basically anything that has a hard and smooth surface perfect for decorating. Create the space you can be creative in!

Happy Stampin'!