Welcome to a very special blog post today! Our very own Sweeties teamie, Jinny Newlin, has welcomed a sweet, new little bundle of joy into her world! Jinny was on the inaugural Paper Sweeties Design Team and then stepped into an alumni position when she learned she was expecting this new little baby! Jinny has her hands full at the moment caring for her beautiful little family ... but even though she has stepped away from designing for Paper Sweeties at the moment, we wanted to do something to let her know that she is always being thought about in a very special way! Jinny shared her amazing time and talents with Paper Sweeties when the company was first launching ... and the faith and trust she extended to me signing up to be on our very first design team without even knowing what the stamps would look like meant more to me than I could even begin to put into words!
So, in honor of this momentous news about the birth of little baby Kaden, some of the Sweeties teamies got together and are throwing Jinny a virtual baby shower today in the form of a designer's blog hop!
I had so much FUN creating this fun little baby boy card - complete with a darling little 3-D banner full of goodies from the Paper Sweeties shop!
I used the Once Upon a Time stamp set to create the sentiment banners. I stamped a couple of the images from the Homespun Holidays stamp set - the present, heart and hobby horse - in pretty, pastel colors and then cut them out using the coordinating Homespun Holiday Sweet Cuts die! I added a few more bits and bobbles from the shop to finish off the banner - a Mint Paper Straw, some Cookie Dough and Robin Egg Sequins and then strung it all using a snipett of Blueberry Baker's Twine! The pretty baby blue polka dotted satin ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel Shop.
Please continue on the hop so you don't miss a single minute of all the beautiful baby-theme inspiration that the teamies have created in honor of Jinny today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
And, you can hop HERE to read all about how Jinny and her family welcomed baby Kaden into the world! I am so happy for you and your family, Jinny! You are an amazing mommy and have the most beautiful family! Sending you lots of hugs and kisses ... and all my best wishes! Congratulations, my very sweet friend!
Hugs - xoxo
Inspired by these current challenges: Colour Me #8 - neutrals, blue, pistachio; The Shabby Tea Room #206 - baby shower party; JUGS #229 - photo inspiration; Color Throwdown #280 - color inspiration; CASE Study #179 - photo inspiration/colors; Pile it On #7 - sentiment as focus; Word Art Wednesday #120 - anything goes; Top Tip Tuesday - stitching; 7 Kids College Fund #93 - anything goes