September 14, 2007

A New Baby... and a Baby Card!

NO... not my baby!

My BFF Nancy had her little one today... or should I say... her BIG one! To make a long story short; Nancy's first baby, Hope was born 7 years ago as a micro-preemie. She weighed 1 lbs. 5 oz. (insert gasp here). Today she is a VERY busy first grader. Nancy has been trying to get pregnant without success now for the past 6 years... she had really sort of "given up" and she and her husband had begun the process to be approved for foster care... with the hope of adoption... and them BAM... Prego!

Micheal William was born today... 21 inches long and 9 lbs. 7 oz. and 3 weeks early I might add! He's ginormous! Isn't that so funny! I am so happy and giddy tonight!

Here is the card I created for Nancy's Baby Shower... no stamping actually... but lots of punching and paper piecing.

The Carriage was put together with A Marvy Circle Punch, and the edges were trimmed with Scalloped Scissors. The wheels are a small circle scalloped punch by Martha Stewart Crafts finished with blue brads. I fashioned the handle from an oval punch... punched the small oval first, then the large oval to create an oval frame... than I just cut a notch in it! The design is very simple actually.

The little baby boy has a 1" circle for a face... and the body is a 1 3/8" circle (wearing hand trimmed overalls).

Paper: Bazzil White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Patterned paper by Heidi Grace for Fiskars. Ink: Stampin' Up! Markers. Accessories: blue brads (unknown maker), ribbon photo corners by Anna Griffin.


Jana Weaver said...

Many congratulations to your friend, he's perfect! Having a micro premie myself who is now an amazing almost 5 year old, I can empathize with all she's been through. And the thought of this ginormous baby after all that gives me hope!!

I like the card too...but babies take precedent! :-)

jodene said...

Congrats to your friend..he is so beautiful! Great card!

Anonymous said...

That card is almost as cute and the beautiful baby....congrats to your friend and "big" sister Hope!

Michelle said...

Wow, how exciting. Love your card!

Juliann said...

Gorgeous baby and adorable clever Sarah!

AnneMarie said...

he is ginormous!!! lol!
congrats to your friend and to you having a new playmate!!
funny you should get this posted today.. I was just coming to tell you I am getting a new blog for my photography!!! yep!! I am gathering for a portfolio and hope it takes off :)

that is a great card.. could I expect anything less from you?? lol!
don't forget to make a card for the big sis!! She'll love it!

Carolyn B. said...

Congratulations to your friend on the newest addition to her family. Such a sweet baby boy face! Your card was fantastic! You are a true friend to go through the steps of creating such a masterpiece.

Dianne said...

He's just adorable...and so is your card!