Monday, July 12, 2010

Oh, I forgot... to post my shower invite.

Happy Monday to you all. Thanks first of all to the people who gave me positive feedback on my first article. It was fun, and I plan on doing more. it gives me something to do while I am developing my card business, and maintaining the other one. I never knew how hard it was to start a business that you are passionate about, and I am passionate about scrapbooking and card making.

Unfinished projects:

A friend of my mother's got married this past weekend, and I told mom that I forgot to ask to ask Miss Helen if she wanted me to do her wedding album. Mom reminded me of all the personal projects I have yet to complete: Mike and Deonte's toddler albums (Mike is 14 and Deonte (de-de) is 3); put Nine'na's baby layouts in an album; my 2004 Disney World album (adding in my 2007 Disneyland layouts somewhere in there); and start My Book of Me album. I also need to update daddy's album (a 6x6 one with the Air Force emblem on the front). So with that being said, I have a tip: Never start something that you are not going to finish. I just need to find the time to organize my unfinished projects, and weave in new ones. Thank God for Photo DVD's. I need to take both camera's (mine and my dad's) to put them on disks, so the cards can be erased, and ready. I need to do them this week, because, I need to take pictures for the baby shower, and for the Bee next week. (Longaberger consultant convention).


Shower invite:


As I said in the intro, I have a baby shower to give. I am going to be an aunt again in September (or sooner, this kid is trying to get out in the world). He is giving my future Sister-in-law a run for her money. So here is a picture of the invite for Mindy's baby Shower:



 For this card I used:

Bazzill blue Cardstock for a card blank: (tip: making your own card blank is much cheaper then buying a pack of 10 and sending from $3-$5 on the average, especially if have to make more than 10.)
Bazzill Limeade for background paper one (cut about 3.5 x2.5 in)
Patterned baby Boy Striped (forgot the name that quick) (cut about 2 x3 in) (another tip: If you are going to make the card again, take lots of notes, including what sizes you cut the pieces.)

For the baby on the card: The baby was cut from the Everyday Paperdolls cartridge for the Cricut. I did not want to do a blue on blue monotone card (in case Sidney still turns out to be a girl, even though he did show his winky in the ultrasound, LOL). I gave baby a green bling body (Bazzill bling), and a tan head. In case you have the EDPD Cart, the whole config is on pages 28 and 29.

The ribbon is stash, but it is made by Offray (1/8 ") green.


 The inside invite was created on the computer, and printing on vellum with the words at top saying: You are invited to celebrate Mindy and Leon's baby shower. It list the date, time, where hosted and the hosts, and when to respond (we have 3 so far other than family).


 A Gratitude of Thanks:


Well that is it for now. You'll be sweet, and thanks for taking a look at my blog. God bless each and every one of you, and I do say a collective prayer for each of my online friends. you encourage me, even when you do not say a thing, and even if you just drop by for a minute, and don't join. I know you are there. There are a lot of scrapbooking and card making blogs that inspire me, and I do not want to name some and leave out others, so a collective thank you as well. OK, I will stop now, before I get mushy, and I have been known to do that. Keep doing the good things in life, and even though I may not say thank you right at the moment, my smile says it all. God will bless you for it. I have many mantras, but one of my favorites is, "I do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." For this I owe Him all... my life, my joy, and my businesses.

Thank you,





  1. There are many creatively inspiring blogs but yours is one of the few that is also inspiring in a Christian sense. That is one of my favorite verses as well. Thanks for your ministry and your inspiration.

  2. Cute invitation! I also hope and pray that he stays put a while longer.

  3. Cute card and congrats on the wee one... I hope he decides to cook a while longer -- pre mees have so many issues!


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