Wednesday, July 29, 2009

RYLEIGH'S COMIN' (sung to the tune of "Eli's Comin"

Probably dating myself with the reference to the tune - but oh well. I am almost officially OLD! Just a little over a week away to the half century mark. I can't believe it!

Anyhoo - who is Ryleigh? My great-niece who is due to arrive in our world on December 2, 2009. Of course don't hold me to the name because mom and dad can't seem to agree yet. One of the other choices is EVELYN - which reminds me NOT of a sweet little baby but of an older, adult woman. (No offense to those of you with that name - I realize that at some point you were all sweet little babies!) but Aunt Jill is hoping for Ryleigh!

My sis that lives in South Africa (until October) and I are planning the baby shower and I was allowed to be in charge of the invitations - because - well THAT'S what I do! LOL! I saw a cute diaper made from cardstock a while back on Splitcoaststampers and tucked the idea away for future use. Mine is made a little differently than the others - but the idea is the same. The baby is a Jill Haddad original because I couldn't find a stamp that was cute and fat cheeked enough to suit. On most of the invitations the baby is just in a diaper - but for this one I put her in a footed jammies set. The "fabric" matches the nursery bedding and decor - so this invitation was made special for my niece (but since it was stamped crooked this was my "sample".) And of course since we're having a girl, there HAD to be a floral headband! The flower is from a length of ribbon from Hobby Lobby (where else????) and the "band" is colored in with an SU!Old Olive Marker. I've also decided that I am not making diapers for all the invitations. Just for a special few that I know will keep the cards. Katie and Alanna you know I mean you!!!!!

Lots going on in my life recently that has kept me very busy and away from my beloved computer. I'm hoping to remedy that in August so be prepared for more posts.

Have a great rest of your day -
and until next time -
Happy Stamping!



Louise said...

Jill, this invitation is adorable, simply adorable! Love the jammies and the whole idea. I'm with you on the name! Hope you can get back to the fun stuff soon.

Becky said...

This is the cutest card, I love that chubby little baby, and love the diaper, awesome job