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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Congratulations, Lesley & Corey!

Hi friends, coming to you today with an extra special, super surprise Blog Hop for a dear friend!  My uber talented friend and all-round sweet gal Lesley Croghan and her husband Corey are expecting their first child--a baby girl, squeal--so excited for them!  With the amazing organizational and creative talents of Lori Turner, we are putting on a Blog Hop today:
All of us--at last count there were about 70!--sent cards and presents to Lori who graciously packaged everything up and mailed it to Lesley & Corey!  Lesley is opening the package as this hop goes live and she and her hubby will get to go through the cards in person as well as online--what fun!  So, here's what I made to welcome Little Miss Croghan to the world:
So, the partial cutting technique is the same as I used on my card for last week's Paper Players challenge but I actually made this one first.  I just couldn't share it with you until now...you know because of the surprise blog hop and all!  This version is way more stepped up with lots of layers and embellies.  The Pool Party base is stamped with falling stars from the Moon Baby set and I filled in a few of them with tiny stars punched with the Star Border punch and silver glimmer paper.  Geesh, those were tiny but so worth it!
For this card, I stamped on Watercolor paper and used my Watercolor Pencil--Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo--with an Aqua Painter to blend.  There's also a touch of Blushing Bride on the rosy cheeks of this sweet baby--oh, she is just so cute!  Just like Little Miss Croghan is sure to be!
A huge thank you to Lori Turner for organizing this fabulous blog hop--so glad to be part of it! Lori is hosting the hop on her blog so we can go check out all the happy baby wishes from everyone.  You can even link up your own well wishes to Lesley on Lori's blog--come on and hop along with us! Check it out!

Lesley...wishing showers of happiness for you, Corey and your soon-to-be-bundle of joy.  What wonders await you.  You are going to be an amazing mother and little Miss Croghan is one lucky baby.  Big hugs to you, my friend, wishing you all the best....mwah!

8 comments:

Nance said...

Talk about uber-talented, this is gorgeous, Nance! And so is that blog hop banner you created! Thank you for all your help and talent in making this hop happen!

Marisa said...

Such a precious image and beautifully coloured. Darling card.

Linda Callahan said...

Total sweetness!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance this is so sweet! I love this stepped-up version with the glittery stars and layers of patterned paper, and your watercoloring is perfect. And as always your card inside is good enough to be an outside!

Nancy said...

Love your card Nance! Love the blog banner too! Thanks so much!

Joanne James said...

Nance this is even more adorable than last week's version! I had a quiet chuckle to myself when I read your post last week as I also went with the same stamp set and partial diecutting for my card to Lesley - although totally different to yours - but couldn't say a word! Great minds clearly think alike!!! Great job on the blog hop banner too - you are so clever!

Karen Day said...

This is adorable, Nance! I love the touches of silver, and how you designed the inside too :o)

Lesley said...

This is one gorgeous card and I love how you partially cut out the main image! I "need" this stamp set! That graphic you created is adorable and I must say, I was floored by all of this! Thank you so much, Nance for being a part of this special hop! xo