Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Boys are Booming!

Funny, how things seem to happen in cycles. The last few years, everyone I knew that was having a baby, had a girl. This year, it's boys everywhere I look! My niece had a sweet baby boy a few weeks ago, one of the day camp leaders is expecting a boy, and any second now one of our former babysitters is going to meet her little boy. (He was due Monday, stubborn thing!)

This little guy has already had his room decorated in shades of ocean blues, so when I got started on his blanket I knew I wanted to incorporate that with a ripple pattern. Here it is (it measures about 30" x 36" or so):

Now to get a special card made with the little guy's name on it...

And on the topic of babies, here are a few baby cards I've made in the last while:

Supplies: pages from Cicely Mary Barker Fairy Book;
Cloud 9 Designs sentiment stamp;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink; black Sharpie (edges); black rhinestones
My all-time favourite baby quote!

Supplies: embossed cardstock from ACD;
hands & feet  flatback buttons from Dress it Up!;
all other supplies misc. that my sweet sister scored for me at a yard sale :)

Supplies: paper from Basic Grey "Sugar Rush;"
quote from Cloud 9 Designs;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
standard oval Nesties; flowers quilled by me

Supplies: papers from MME Fine & Dandy "True Blue;"
buttons from Basic Grey;
standard oval Nesties;
'congratulations' outline sticker - Elizabeth Allan designs;
puppy stamp from Inkadinkado; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Sugar Rush;"
buttons also from Basic Grey;
sentiment from Cloud 9 Designs;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
black sharpie for the edges
....aaaand that's about it. Nothing big is happening around here lately. I view it as the calm before the storm of school beginning. Now if only I could kick-start my crafty mojo to get some things made up ahead of the back-to-school chaos, that would be great! Abby the pup is doing great - she's a clever little thing, and is really learning quickly. I've got several books out on dog training - she's got a few commands under her belt, but I know I've got lots to learn about how to teach her. And lots of  people-training to do as well...a certain adult has a bad tissue-littering habit that's GOT to stop - apparently to Abby that is a wonderful, delicious, shreddable-all-over-my-carpet treat. At least based on the amount I'm picking up, she's not really eating much of it :)



Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!! You've been busy!! LOVE all your cards, but I'm especially impressed by your quilled flowers -sooo beautiful!

Meg said...

Oooh, that quilt looks so cozy!

Love all your cards, but of course I love that sweet little dog on a cloud the best. :)

Glad to hear Abby is making herself right at home. Addison knows three tricks, but she does all three in a row no matter what we ask her to do. ;)

Meg said...

Meg, I'm RIGHT HERE next to your name. You think I can't read what you wrote? Look, I'm just trying to get some dinner, and you're going to ask me to do all three anyway, so I'm just saving us all some time.


JJ Bolton said...

I'm constantly amazed at your crocheting and quilling skills! That quilled card is mesmerizing! And I love that first card with the fairies. I have a vintage British fairytale book I got as a child and it reminds of me of some of the fairy stories.

Jocelyn Olson said...

What's new with you is tons of crafting! Wow! Love the afghan...I received one for my son and love it! And the cards--gorgeous! Your quilling rocks...I'm always blown away when you do it. The page out of the book is so striking--what a cool idea! Yes, I agree that it's the calm before the (school) storm :)

walchowDesign said...

You've been busy with so many baby cards and that piece of blanket is so special!

Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - wow you've been busy!! The blanket is GORGEOUS. WOW what a fabulous line up of cards. I love this first card and the sentiment. The card with the quilling is amazing. All of them are fabulous.

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, Meg's comment about Addy doing the same three tricks in a row is hilarious! And how funny that Addy commented, too. :P

I love the beautiful afghan you crocheted and wow, that is a LOT of babies you made cards for! The quilled card is my favourite. I love that you are able to make so many cards in so many different styles, Jessi!

Anonymous said...

LOVE all your cards! But my favourite would have to be those layered Sugar Rush papers, such a non traditional baby card, but WOW it packs a punch! Your rug is so perfect for 'Ocean Blue' room, they will adore it!