Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's that time :)

Hey, hey to everyone!

I'm so very excited- it's finally time!  My lovely postlady dropped off not just one package I was expecting today, but a bunch of packages which I wasn't sure when would arrive... a big WHOOT WHOOT!  Now I can finally post my announcement, and, following this post will be my post for celebratory blog candy.

Drum roll!!

There's a new baby on the way!  Hubby and I are expecting our sixth, and last, precious bundle around mid-December.  I've been waiting for test results which have thankfully come back normal so far (still have my 20 week anatomy scan at the end of next month).  This has been a huge relief since quite frankly, I'm not much of a spring chicken any longer lol.  But I was also waiting on my MIL to receive her card that I made for the gender announcement:

If all the blue didn't give it away, I am finally having another boy!  Yay!  After 17 years and three gorgeous girls, I am so very excited to be having another bouncing baby boy. 

So, about the card!  This card was very heavily inspired (with permission) by the Stampin for the Weekend challenge blog's owner, Rebekah.  I stalk her blog frequently as I just love her cards!  Check out her gorgeous work and leave some love :)

Papers are from the Vintage Summer Basics by Maja Design.  Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Beaded stamens and chrysanthemums by Kort and Godt are from The Ribbon Girl.  Bark Heart is from Live and Love Crafts.  There's also an adage ticket by Tim Holtz, and some scattered pearls here and there.  I used Cheery Lynn's Eastern Star Doily die, cut in half to hopefully resemble a large heart.  There is also the Stitched Tabs die and Heart Banner die, both by La-La Land Crafts.  The beautiful blue lace peeking out under the flowers is from my sweet (and very talented) blogging friend Dianne, who's blog can be found here.  The digi stamp is called Bebe, by Sugar Nellie which was colored with Copics.

I do hope you will all join in my "it's a boy" blog candy celebration which is located here!  I had so much fun picking everything out specifically for this occasion... especially since hubby said it's too early to be clothes shopping.  But shhh... I did a little of that too LOL

Wishing you all a fantastic rest of the week!

Crafting by Design - Anything goes (7/3/13) 
Crafting with Dragonflies - Vintage- layers, lace (x1, 7/9/13)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes (x2, 7/24/13) entry #1
Creative Moments - Flowers (x3, 7/9/13) entry #1
Divas by Design - Pretty pearls (x2, 7/2/13) entry #1
Fab n Funky - Use a doily (7/2/13)
Pollycraft - Anything goes (x3, 7/3/13) entry #1
Scrapper's Delights - Die cuts/punches (x2, 7/9/13) entry #1
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes (x5, 7/3/13) entry #1
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes (7/2/13)


  1. Oh wow, congratulations! I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. Your card is just stunning and what an amazing way to announce your new bundle of joy. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  2. This is adorable! Congratulations and Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

  3. Congratulations and what a lovely card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

  4. gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  5. What magical news for you all and that it is going to be such a joyous occasion. Your card is so beautiful - your MIL must be thrilled. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  6. Such a beautiful creation, I love the colours and that image is amazing!! Thanks for playing along at Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog.

    Kelly x

  7. Beautifully done and Congratulations on the baby news. Wishing all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy and labour!

    Thank you for playing along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  8. Well I'm glad to hear you will be taking it easy now, you must take care of yourself sweety. Love the layout, those 2 little squares of paper behind, brilliant it brings all the colors in the image, love the the scene you colored behind her. Thanks for sharing me dear friend and take care of yourself,I'm feeling like your Mother right now ^-^.
    Have a wonderful weekend..

  9. Beautiful creation, lovely image and great design, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  10. Congratulations to you, what a very exciting time for you all! And what a gorgeous card, just love those flowers, especially the rich colors. Amazing coloring on your baby boy image too. Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  11. Absolutely gorgeous and so adorable...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. a lovely creations thanks for joining us over divas by designs xx

  13. Gorgeous card Jenn, so pretty and the image is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  14. Adorable, love the sweet image and the flowers are beautiful, thank you for joining in with Diva's By Design
    Lindsay xx

  15. Look at that cute little baby face - he's just adorable! Your card has such a beautiful layout. I like how you layered this card and added all those gorgeous yellow flowers - really pretty!

  16. WOW... Congratulation!!! And your card is just awesome!!
    Barbara GR

  17. Fab card. thanks for playing along with Creative Moments Gill DT

  18. Just stopping by to wish you a heartfelt congrats on your pregnancy. May both this and the birth go smoothly, and may the eventual newborn find it in his heart to allow you a little "me" time for crafting now and then :-)


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