Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Grandbaby on the Way!




I am going to be a Grandma. . .hallelujah, yippee!  My youngest son and his wife are expecting at the end of February, and we are celebrating this new little person, who is on her way, with a baby shower!  The theme for room decorations are woodland animals, and the shower invitation arrived with a darling little white, Arctic baby fox wearing a pompom-laden, knit snow hat.  My creative juices immediately began to whirl and groan, as they were so not use to being accessed.

I have not been to my craft table since the night before Christmas Eve. . .I was just too sick to care. . ., and this went on for four weeks and three days without any noticeable improvement.   Finally, on the 31st day, halfway through the day, I noticed my constant coughing was considerably better, my nose was not running continually, and my sinuses were a little less plugged.  By the end of the day, I was pretty sure I was really on the mend.  It took three days, and I was quickly back to normal with an abundance of energy!  Thank the Lord!

For my card, my original intent was to use the Stampin' Up Foxy Friends stamps and punch set, but after a bit of searching through my digital images, I found a cute little fox that I thought would be perfect sitting on the left lower side of my shaker circle.  Yes...I wanted to make a shaker card.  Once I made my mind up about those two things, my card flew together.  I was able to use several new dies that I had recently acquired, which lend themselves to a woodsy, fox theme.

I finished my little woodland fox card, and then completed the decor and verse for my card interior.  Take a peek below...I'm pretty pleased with the way Ginger's card turned out!  I think she'll love it!

Ingredients:  Stampin” Up products:  Cardstock—Shimmery White – cardbase; Daffodil Yellow; Soft Sky.  Stamps—Weather Together (raindrops); Foxy Friends (tree stump); Baby Bear (sentiment).  Ink--Sahara Sand; Old Olive (mixed).  Punch—Scallop Edge (retired-inside design), Curvy Corners (retired-inside design).  Embossing Powder—White.  Other:  October Afternoon pattern paper—Hide and Seek (floral.  Digital image:  Pixel Paper Prints—Woodland Animals (fox).  Dies—Impression Obsession—Three Trees Background; Reverse Confetti—Edgers Confetti Cuts (scalloped "V"); Cottage Cuts—Stitched Wide Circle Frame, Pierced Ovals; My Favorite Things—Stitched Circle Scallop Frame; Spellbinders—Scalloped Petite Ovals.  Stash:  1/8” Daffodil Yellow Satins ribbon.  Sequins—misc. colors.  Size:  4-3/4" x 6."


  1. Carlene this is sweet and gorgeous card

    gr karin

  2. Gorgeous baby card and sure to be a hit. Huge congrats on becoming a new grandmother. And, so happy to know you are on the mend.


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