Sunday, November 16, 2008

New baby

No, I am not expecting. LOL Wouldn't that be a trip! shudder.... No, my friend Peggy is expecting her first baby in January. We had a totally fun shower for her at my house yesterday. It was a ball. I have to say tho....I was definitely feeling old by the end of it. I had made up a questionnaire for all the guests to fill out with questions like "what is your favorite color, food, etc." One of the questions was "what is your favorite 80's song." Nobody could name one! One person said "cotton-eye Joe" and another said "YMCA." sigh....I truly believed the 80's were still alive and kicking. Kind of like when I was a teen and all the kids listened to the 50's music. Isn't the 80's this generations version of the 50's? Apparently not. Rude awakening to say the least. I felt so old I decided I was going to lose 35 pounds by Christmas even it if killed me and that I was going to at least look and feel younger even if I wasn't 'younger.' Anybody else out there having a hard time with the aging? My husband is loving it, not.
Anyway, I did make this fun baby garland for Peggy to hang over her crib. She liked it so much she took it off the wall before I could get a picture of it. yay! She was kind enough to send me a few pictures so I could share with you all. I really enjoyed making this! I used bashful blue cardstock and designer paper, along with white cardstock. The connecting ribbons are blue gingham and the hanging ribbons are white satin. I stamped animals and bugs with bashful blue onto some of the extra white scalloped circles that I ended up with after all the die cutting and trimmed off the scallop part for the medallions. I used dimensionals on the right and left side of the circle to adhere it to the scallop so the animal would stick out and not go into the fold. Does that make sense? I restrained myself from adding any beads, pearls or glitter on this since it was for a baby boy.
I'm really digging this Big Shot. Just wait to see what I post tomorrow!
Have a good weekend!


Carolee's Creations said...

That's so cute, Beckie! I love it! You are so creative....send some 'creative vibes' to Alabama!!

Kim said...

That banner is adorable. Have purchased the Big Shot yet, but I think I may just buy myself a b-day present. I just has my b-day on the 16th and I too am having a very hard time with the aging thing :( - so why not try and make myself feel alittle better with some retail therapy :)