Today we are surprising Julee Tillman, creator of Verve Stamps, with a little virtual blog hop baby shower as she and her wonderful husband Mark as they begin this new adventure! If you came from sweet Charmanie Ikach's blog you are in the right place - or if you happen to start here you can begin with Julee and Teresa's blog for the baby happy party!
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch #229 designed by Mary Fish for my card today and loved the panels in the back. I alternated pieces of paper from MME Lime Twist: Fly a Kite and used the super cute giraffe from the To the Moon stamp set. I wanted to create little twin giraffes for Julee's twin boys and colored them in a fun blue and green and framed them with the frame from the Sweet Treats stamp set inked in red. I cut the center part of the frame out and then popped the giraffes out through them and finished it with a sweet sentiment: Oh BOY! I love these two giraffes (who I have named Legolas and Aragorn in honor of Julee's husband Mark who did mention a liking for Lord of the Rings)
Paper: MME Fly a Kite: Lime Twist
Inks: Ladybug red, Tuxedo black and Bahama Blue from Memento ink
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, corner rounder, EK success scallop punches, ribbon and candy dot from Taylored Expressions, copies and sponger
Julee and Mark, I am so excited for your new adventure and wish you every joy in the world as you welcome your sweet twin boys! They are so lucky to be blessed with parents like you and I can't wait to see their sweet faces soon!
I remember people always told me to enjoy these precious moments because they go so fast - at the time they told me that, I felt so sleep deprived and exhausted that I couldn't imagine it going fast at all - but it really is true - suddenly they are wearing baby clothes and getting new teeth (for which I spent sleepless nights patting my babies as the little tooth was coming in) - and suddenly they are losing their baby teeth and growing like weeds and I am trying to keep up with them!!! I feel so grateful for my little wee ones - they continuously teach me how to be a better person - they teach me patience, flexibility and teach me how to love with every fiber of my being.
Each age has its own joys and its own challenges - there is one guarantee - you will never be bored! Enjoy each precious moment - and take lots of pictures and more video - they love seeing themselves when the were little!! I wish I could be there in person to hug you - but I hope you feel my love and excitement and happy wishes for you across the miles :)
Next on the hop is the blog of sweet Shannan!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!