Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wade E Bug!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Jackie Rakoski's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week the challenge is hosted by Wendy Bond. Wendy has a few male birthday cards she needs to create this month for family members, so she challenged us to create a Male card.

This week the Design Team are using “Wade E Bug” and “Bugs & Fishes” which are both the stamp sets that are on special this week … 20% off!

For my card I decided to use the “Wade E Bug” set … love this set and I am pretty sure it was one of my very first stamps that I ever ordered from Paper Pretties.

The layout of my card uses a Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC66) from a couple of weeks ago.

Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC97.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

 

Stamps: Wade E Bug – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Blue Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fan-tastic!

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Hi everyone,

I have another “Pretties Peek” to share with you all today, in readiness of the Paper Pretties April release. The new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Monday 1st April.

My card today uses the new “You’re Fan-tastic” stamp set …. I just love this set!

If you want to see more Prettie Peeks today, head on over to Julie Masse & Jackie Rakoski blogs as they will be posting something also sometime today.

 

Stamps: You’re Fan-tastic – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ribbon; MS Border Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Easter Chick!

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Hi all,

It is time for another challenge over on The Pink Elephant blog. This week the challenge is a color challenge …. we had to use pastel colors to create our card.

Our sponsor this week is “The Cutting Cafe”, and the design team were all given some of their Easter Digi Images to create our cards. I decided to use this cute little chick hiding behind an egg to use for my card. I printed my image out on white and also designer paper so that I could paper piece the image.

Don’t forget to check out The Pink Elephant blog to see what the rest of the design team have created this week.

Stamps: Cutting Cafe
Paper: White; Pink; Green; DP
Other: Labels 12 Nestabilities; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

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Hoppy Spring!

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Hi everyone,

Only a few days left before it is Easter, so I decided to play with MFT Stamps “What’s Crackin” stamp set to create a gift card.

For the base of my card I used one of the new Spellbinders Big Scallop Rectangle dies. The rabbit I stamped and cut out and just added some pink to the ears and a little grey around the body to highlight the white of the body.

Stamps: What’s Crackin – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Red; DP
Other: Black Ink; Big Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Circle Punches; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cupcakes!

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Happy Friday everyone!

A few weeks ago, I attended “Silly Sunday” at my local scrapbook store. This was a special event as the shop doesn’t normally open on a Sunday, but there were great specials and lots of Make & Takes.

I only ended up doing one Make & Take which was using stencils. Most of this card I created at the shop, although I did end up adding the ribbon, pearls & sentiment to it when I got home.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

You’re Eggstra Special!

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Hi everyone,

Another weekend is upon us and being a Saturday it is time for another challenge with the Crazies over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Barb Anders, our challenge hostess for the month has given us a Clean and Simple Sketch to create with.

I hope this is clean and simple … it is as clean & simple as I can get hehe. The stamps used here are MFT Stamps “What’s Crackin’?” stamp set.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: What’s Crackin’? – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Green; DP – Heidi Grace
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Big Scallop Oval Nestabilities; MS Grass Border Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Welcome To The World!

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties April Release! The new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Monday 1st April. Check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs this week for more sneak peeks.

My card today uses one of the four new digital stamps that Paper Pretties will be releasing. This one is called “Lamb Toy” … and I am sure most of you aren’t surprised that I selected this cute little image to create my card. Yes I am still enjoying creating baby cards hehe … I almost created a pink card, because I also found some cute pink lamb designer paper …. but I just had to make it blue *smile*, luckily I also found some cute blue lamb designer paper as well.

I am having fun playing with the tent cards, so I decided I would create another for this baby card, this time round I used my labels#11 for the image panel and frame around the opening of my card.

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The sentiment used on this card is from another of Paper Pretties stamps which is also lamb related as it turns out … it is from the “Happy Birth Day Lamb” 

If you want to see more Prettie Peeks today, head on over to Jane Matsumoto & Julie Masse blogs as they will both be posting something also.

Stamps: Lamb Toy; Happy Birth Day Lamb – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Blue – Baby Stack DP – DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Labels 11 Nestabilities; Word Window Punch; Blue Brads; Blue Gingham Ribbon; Yellow Button; Copics

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

You Take The Cake!

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Hi Everyone,

It’s challenge time over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This month our challenge hostess for March,  Tosh Leyendekker has been been giving  us photos of food to use as our inspiration to create our cards.  All the photos are from Williams-Sonoma.

This week the inspiration photo is a stack of biscuits or cookies whatever you wish to call them :) so I decided to find a stamp that had something stacked up on it and ended up going with this stamps from Stampendous that have the cupcakes piled on top of each other.

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Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Cupcake Shoe – Stampendous
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Nook&Pantry DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; MS Cupcake Border Punch; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Candy Dots; Pink Button; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

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Hi everyone,

Yeap today’s my birthday … so far it has been a pretty good day. I have not long come home from having lunch with my mother and sister to help celebrate the day.

It’s also time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Jackie Rakoski's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week the challenge is hosted by Jana Weaver. Jana’s challenge is In honor of my birthday, find inspiration for your card from some type of Owl (real or fictional) and include a picture of your inspiration with your post. Cool challenge, thanks Jana ;)

This week the Design Team are using “Lady Sophia” and “Make A Wish” which are both the stamp sets that are on special this week … 20% off!

This challenge was probably easiest for me seeing I have sooooo many owl things around the house. I recently purchased a pad of designer paper which has a few different sheets of owl designer paper inside it … so I decided to use this for my inspiration piece so you can actually see my inspiration on my card. I used the DP to pull out the colors of my card.

Originally I had thought about using the Lady Sophia set, but then I decided seeing it was my birthday why not created a birthday card hehe … you can never have too many of those to use right!

Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC96.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

 

Stamps: Make A Wish – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Pink; Blue; DP – Papermania
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Star Punch; EK Success Curved Scallop Border Punch; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bunny Riley!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another challenge with the Riley and Company Design Team. This week our challenge hostess is Laurie Clout. Laurie’s challenge is a color challenge, to use pastel colors to create our card/project.

With Easter just around the corner I decided to create another Easter container. I used one of the new Riley stamps that was released last week. This one is Bunny Riley, doesn’t he look cute dressed as a bunny hehe! After stamping the image on my card I masked the image and used my copic airbrush to create the grass and sky.

My little basket is created using the Sizzix scallop envelope die, I cut out two of the envelopes, cut off an inch from the bottom flaps and then adhere it together to make this cute little basket. I also punched a hole at the top to create the handle.

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Bunny Riley – Riley & Company
Paper: White; Pink; Green; DP
Other: Black Ink; Labels 13; MS Ironworks Border Punch; Sizzix Scallop Envelope Die, Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Peter Rabbit!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Monday which means it is time for another challenge over on The Pink Elephant blog. This week the challenge is a sketch challenge :)

When I first saw this sketch, I wasn’t 100% sure about it, but now my card is done I love it! Last week a couple of my friends gave me some early birthday presents. One was a set of Peter Rabbit stamps and another was the designer paper I used on this card … thanks girls!

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Here is the sketch if you want to play along.

Don’t forget to check out The Pink Elephant blog to see what the rest of the design team have created this week.

Stamps: Peter Rabbit – unknown
Paper: White; Blue; Brown; DP – Heidi Grace
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Grosgrain Ribbon; Buttons; Brown Flowers; Blue Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rebus - “J” Words

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Happy Sunday everyone,

I have another Rebus puzzle card to share with you all today, this month the theme is “J” Words, all the solutions of this rebus puzzle with begin with the letter “J”.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

Here are the solutions from last months “Name of Bird Species” rebus.

  • Kookaburra
  • Kingfisher
  • Wren
  • Hummingbird
  • Parrot
  • Larks

How did you go???????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

It Moooo-st Be Spring!

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Can you believe it is Saturday already, it only seems like a day or two ago that it was last Saturday LOL! Of course Saturday’s mean it is challenge time over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for March, Barb Anders has come up with another fun challenge for us all! Spring is almost here … let’s welcome it with some bright and cheerful projects.

Our sponsor for the next two week’s is Digital Delights by Louby Loo. A

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Well it may be almost spring up there in the northern hemisphere, but down here where I live it is now well and truly into autumn … not that we really have an autumn in my part of Australia … they do in the southern states though … so while many of you are anticipating summer, I have winter to look forward to!

Anyway I got to play with one of Digital Delights by Louby Loo’s digi images to create my card, this one is called Claudia Cow … I thought it looked like it might be spring wherever Claudia lives hehe!

I decided to create a tent card, I haven’t made one of these in years so it was fun to play with this one, although it is a bit different to the ones I used to make.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Claudia Cow Digital Image – Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Paper: White; Pink; DP
Other: Oval Nestabilities; Big Scallop Oval Nestabilities; Scallop Circle Punch; Red Brad; MS Grass Border Punch; Pink Ribbon; Pink Button; Corner Punch; Copics

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Jules!

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It’s birthday time again for one of our Paper Prettie Design Team Members. Today Julie Masse is a year older, Happy Birthday Jules!!! Of course what better way to celebrate than a Birthday Blog Hop Prettie Girl style! As we can't get together to celebrate in person the next best thing is a virtual birthday party .... yahhhhhhhh what fun!

The hop started at Christie Ortman’s blog so if you didn’t start off there you might want to hop on over there now so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Every birthday needs a birthday cake, so I decided to use Paper Pretties “Time For Cake” for Julie’s card today … I just love this set, it is perfect for so many occasions! The layout of my card is from last Sunday’s Sweet Stop Sketch challenge (SSS47).

Here is the order of the hop:

  • Christie Ortman
  • Jana Weaver
  • Jackie Rakoski
  • Frances Byrne (you are here!!!!!!)
  • Heather Lee-Reppen
  • Wendy Bond
  • Jane Matsumoto
  • Jennifer Greco
  • Julie Masse (The Birthday Girl!!!!!!)

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the party festivities so far. Now it is time to continue on our birthday blog hop and visit the blog of Heather Lee-Reppen. Don’t forget to wish Kristy a Happy Birthday when you reach her blog.

    Stamps: Time For Cake – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Pink; DP – Creative Imaginations
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; MS Border Punch; Oval Punches; Flower Punches; Yellow Brad; Pink Brad; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Thursday, March 18, 2010

    An Easter Inspiration!

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    Hi Everyone,

    It’s challenge time over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This month our challenge hostess for March,  Tosh Leyendekker has been tempting us with pics of food to use as our inspiration to create our cards. Anything goes...shapes, embellishments, styles... we have to create our card/project based on each week's photo. All the photos are from Williams-Sonoma.

    TLL%20CCEE%20March%202010%20Challenge%20NestSo far this month when I looked at the photos of the food, I saw sketches. With this one I went a different way. With this week’s photo, I was inspired by the eggs and also the nest/basket that the eggs are in. So I created an Easter card.

    I used MFT Stamps “Pure Innocence – My Basket of Eggs” to create my card, the basket the girl is carry reminded me of the container holding the eggs in the pic. Of course I had to get my Egg Nestabilities out again to play with them, so I stamps the girl onto my white card and then used the egg nestabilities to cut her out. I added the sky using my copic airbrush, and the grass is a Martha Stewart punch. The pale pink egg layer was also cut using the egg nestie and then I used my scallop scissors to cut around the edge of the darker pink card.

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    For the inside of my card I die cut another egg shape from the pink card and added the sentiment that is included in the PI – My Basket of Eggs set.

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Pure Innocence My Basket of Eggs – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pink; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Egg Nestabilities; MS Traditional Eyelet Border Punch; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Pink Candy Dots; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copic

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    Happy Moose Day!

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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

    Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be given away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

    My first card I have to share with you today uses the new “TV Riley” and “floor” image, the sentiment is from the Riley Sentiment set. All the new stamps will be available to purchase from Riley and Company NOW!!!!!!! Don’t forget that besides releasing 6 brand new stamps, we are also re-releasing the floor, brick wall and Moose Sentiment set, so if you missed out the first time around you will be able to pick it up now.

    I created the scene combining paper piecing and masking.

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    My second card today uses “Cheers Riley”, this is perfect for the men in our lives. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to create the texture to my base card adding brown ink over the raised plaid portion of the embossed piece.

    Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the fabulous Silke Kittmann and see what awesome creation she has to share with you today.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

    Stamps: TV Riley; Cheers Riley; Riley Sentiment Set; Floor – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; Green; Blue; DP – Basic Grey
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Circle Punches; Plaid Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Brown Brads; MS Star Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Eggstra Special Easter!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Jackie Rakoski's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

    This week the challenge is hosted by Julie Masse. Julie challenged us to a color challenge, to use yellow (light yellow), aqua and kraft with any neutral (white or ivory).

    This week the Design Team are using “Eggstra Special Easter” and “Love You This Much” which are both the stamp sets that are on special this week … 20% off!

    With Easter just around the corner I decided to use “Eggstra Special Easter” for my card. I also wanted to play with my new Egg Nestabilities Die I received recently. The patterned paper is the piece that was cut from the die and I then layered it onto kraft and pale yellow card.

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    Want to play along with us
    How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC95.

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

    Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

    Stamps: Eggstra Special Easter – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Kraft; Pale Yellow; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Egg Nestabilities; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Baby Bump – Who’s That Girl? Hop!

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    Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another MFT "Who's That Girl Hop!" to celebrate the release of the MFT VIP Kit.

    The hop started at Kim's (MFT Lady) blog so if you didn’t start from there you may want to head over there now so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and believe me there is lots to see!

    Today only VIP customers have the opportunity of purchasing the WTG set "Baby Bump" THREE WEEKS EARLY!!!!!!!!!! There will only be 50 VIP collections available and then the set will be unavailable until the full release on April 7th at 10:00 PM EST.

    Here is what is in this months VIP Kit:

    Baby Bump VIP $32.50

    Baby Bump stamp set 15.95
    Baby Bump Ribbons 5.95
    Baby Bump “Diaper Pins” 4.95
    10 pack fossil (Kraft) scalloped note card set (A2) with envelopes 5.5
    Baby Bump additions FREE ($9 value)

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    Now anyone who follows my blog will know that I am about to become a Grandmother for the very first time in a couple of months time. So of course when I saw that this set was to be released I was so excited!!! You can probably tell by the color of my projects today that I am to have a Grandson!

    First up I decided to create an Invitation for a Baby Shower. I decided to create my invite pocket card style.

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    I paper pieced the girls blouse, and bags, I did add a little pink to the bags cause I figured baby shops would be gender neutral LOL.

    For my Invite I combined the “Baby Bump” set with “Invitation Only” & “Make The Date

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    After the Baby Shower, the new Mum needs to send out thank you cards for all those wonderful pressies she received, so I decided to create a Thank You card that matches the invite.

    For this I used “Baby Bump” and also “Baby Bump Additions” which is also included in the Baby Bump VIP Kit today.

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    Here is the inside of my Thank You card, the sentiment along the edge of my card is from “Baby Bump”, while the thank you sentiment is from “Baby Bump Additions”.

    Well now it is time to leave my blog and hop on over to the marvellously talented Megan Lock's blog, to see what she has created.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

    Stamps: Baby Bump; Baby Bump Additions; Make the Date – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pale; Blue; Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Rectangle Nestabilities; MS Cloudy Heart Border Punch; New Arrival Impressabilities; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Blue Button; Corner Rounder; Blue Brads; Blue Eyelets; Foam Tape; Copics

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