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Finally...A Card Picture

Okay, I have a couple of very dear friends that get on me ALL the time because I make a card or "BUNCHES" {is that really a word?} of cards and never post them.  So, being the good girl and friend that I am, here is one I created tonight!!!!


This started out with a pattern for a "onesie" baby shower invitation for our daughter-in-law's baby shower.  In my mind the image popped up for a dress!  So I had to 'create' before I forgot!  The colors are not good in this photo~~~I am not a photographer!  I also do not have a camera, so I had to borrow Daughter #3's camera.  I can't figure the silly think out, but I did the best I could.  The base is a retired blush color from Stampin' Up!  The designer paper is from K & Company (sorry SU!), and the ribbon is Crumb Cake seam binding from SU!
The dress has a long way to go, this is just a sample.  I scalloped the bottom and cut a scallop circle (both SU punches), and cut to fit the neck{yes, I promise and plan to get real circle punches so it will look better!)  Remember, this is only a sample!!!!  It will get better!  I plan on making some for a baby gift as "Thank You" cards.


These are only samples for invitations for the shower.  We will get paper that is themed with the baby's nursery.  I need a couple of examples so Daughter-in-law #3, (wife of Son #3) can do the shopping for materials.  I won't even try to give credit to paper and embellishments, because I'm old and can't remember where it came from!  The purple is SU! card stock, and I think it is Lavender Lace.

So, you two dearest friends, I DID IT!!!!!!  Are you proud of me?

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by Ron Hamilton
Who puts a band-aid on my knee?
Who holds me close so tenderly?
Who always sees the best in me?
There’s no one like mother.

Who always wipes my tears away?
Who tells me I’ll be great some day?
Who cares in such a gentle way?
There’s no one like mother.

My mother’s gentle love, my mother’s gentle love
Has taught me of God’s tender care, and turned my eyes above.
I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
Oh, how I thank my Lord above for my mother’s gentle love.



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