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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Shower Mini Album

Hi Everybody,
Today I'd like to let you all know that I am in seventh heaven.  I have been spending the week with my daughter and new grandson, Mason.  He is just the cutest little baby (if I do say so myself) and has a great temperament.   I couldn't help but be the boasting grandma and share a picture.  So hheerree''ss Mason!

He's 13 days old and already trying to ham it up!

So on to today's project.  I made a mini album of the photos from my daughter Ashley's baby shower.  I didn't get pictures of everything because I'm not that adept at posting and remembering to take pictures of the process.  Soooo..... practice will make perfect.  The pictures aren't that great but I thought I'd try and share what I've got.

All papers are from DCWV's Baby Boy paper collection.  The binding is a piece of grunge paper that I painted with acrylic paints then distressed with TH distress inks.

The inside cover (that's my daughter and son-in-law) and the right side is the baby shower invitation attached to a flap piece that opens up.  (You'll see it in the next picture).  The inside holds places for more pictures.  The over all mini album is made of a craft paper bag that I got at Michael's.  I saw a great video series at My Sisters Scrapper on making a vertical paper bag mini album.  Ginger is an awesome teacher and makes the project so easy to create.  Thanks Ginger for all your videos!

Here is a photo of  the inside of the flap.

Each page also has a tag that pulls out at the top.  I punched a circle and stamped a baby face from a Peachy Keen stamp set.

Now this is the very back of the book which shows the waterfall photo mats I created.  There are 8 pages holding 16 photos approximately 3x3 inches.  On the left shows a pocket I made that holds a tag.  There are a total of 6 pages which have a flap that opens, a pocket that holds a tag, and a large tag that slides out from the top.  I can tell you that this mini album holds a TON of pictures.

My daughter loved it!  I'll be starting another album when I get home of all my grandson's pictures.  We can't stop snapping pictures.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love it if you think about following me and leaving comments.  Its such an encouragement.

God bless and have a grateful day,
Anita aka Nit

Linking Up to:
Craft Junkie Too
Through My Creative Mind
Craftin Desert Diva
Make It Monday
Pink Cricut
A Diamond in the Stuff
Doggone Dirty Craftin

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Blessings

Hi Everybody,

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the weekend.  I know I am. I've been crafting all night.  I've really made a dent on my Easter cards.  I'll be leaving Sunday to go to my daughter's to spend the week with her and my new grandson so I knew I would need to get my cards finished.  I am SO, did I say, "SO" excited to see my grandson.  It has been almost a week since I visited them in the hospital.  Oh, how I hate to work!  Luckily, I am able to take next week off to get my fill of him, oh, yes, and my daughter too!  :-)

Before I share one of my cards I wanted to share an Easter poem I wrote for this year.  I wanted to convey my thoughts on Easter and my hope for all of you.  

Easter Isn't...
Easter isn't about colored Eggs
Easter isn't about Flowers
Easter isn't about Ham
And Easter definitely isn't about the Easter Bunny
Easter is about Jesus!

It is about Him dying on a cross for Our sin
It is about Him Rising on the Third Day
It is about the Empty Tomb and
It is about Hope
It is about Your future
It is about a Decision

God made the way for you
Will You make the way for Him?
Choose Life, Choose Jesus

By Anita aka Nit

If anyone should have any questions about what I'm getting at I'd love to talk to you.  Just contact me through my blog.

Ok, onto the card.

Doodle Pantry Digi Stamp: Resurrection Star
Copic Markers: B34, B45, YG17, YG93, Y21, RV21, RV29, E31, E35
BIC Mark It: Pink Flamingo, Fandango Pinki
Doodle Pantry Digi Paper: Resurrection Star
Doodle Pantry: Sentiments from Resurrection Star
Cricut Elegant Edges: Scallop2 page 24 @ 4"
Yellow paper from my stash

As always thank you for coming and checking me out.  Your comments encourage me and your blogs inspire me.

God bless and have a grateful day,
Anita aka Nit

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Barnyard Buddies

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is a get well card for my friend who has been sick.  I hope she'll be cheered by the amusing design.

Card ingredients:
Papertrey Ink white cardstock for card base
Pig & Chicken: Cricut's Country Life pg. 39 sized at 2.5 inches
Clouds: Cricut Craft Room Basics sized at 1.0, .85, and .75 inches
Paper: Grass from American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad
          Blue paper unknown from my stash
Sentiment Stamps:
   Barnyard Buddies and Sending you TONS of love: Cardztv's "Critter Captions"
   Get well wishes: Papertrey Ink's "Big and Bold Wishes"
Flower Stickers: Marcella by K & Co. "Wedding Flowers"

Hope you enjoyed the card and for those of you on the east coast prepare yourselves for another winter storm tonight.  Thank goodness Wednesday will be in the 40's.

God bless and have a grateful day,

Anita aka Nit

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Baby Mason Arrived!!

Hi Everybody,

I'm so excited to announce that my new grandson has finally arrived!  Mason James came into the world on Friday March 15 @ 6:36 pm.  Weighing in at 8.2 lbs.  Even more exciting I got to help deliver him and see him enter this world.  I thought delivering my own children was the ultimate experience but this was incredible.  The first sign of him we got was of his enormous head of hair.  Phew!  I bought him a brush and comb already.  No wonder my daughter had so much heartburn!

As I went through this experience I was reminded of Psalm 139: 13-16 which says:

"For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be."

It is comforting to know that God knew Mason from before time and will have his hand on his life forever.

The new family arrived home today and are enjoying that first day.  Of course, bedtime will be a little nerve wracking but they'll get through it, with God's help.  Praying for peace and sleep!  :-)

God bless you all and don't forget to have a grateful day,

Anita aka Nit

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Hi Everybody,

Still no baby but my daughter is heading to the doctor today to possibly be induced.  Her amniotic fluid levels are dropping so being induced may have to happen if they've dropped anymore.  Keep your fingers crossed and please send up a prayer.  Only God and Mason really know when he will be arriving.

So in the meantime, the weather here has been gorgeous.  I broke out my flip flops yesterday and boy did my toes feel fffrrreee!!!  I hate to wear shoes - flip flops are really the only way to go!  :-)  Anyway, I went shopping at my scrappingbooking store yesterday and bought some beautiful spring colored washi tape in honor of the sunshine and warm temps.  I just had to make some spring cards and I love how they came out.

The washi tape is from Queen & Co. and is from the Trendy Tape line.  The colors are: Vertical Yellow, Dot Green, and Chevron Pink.  The sentiments are: "Just Because" from Paper Smooches and "Just bumbling by ..." from A Country Welcome.  The Country Welcome stamp is an old wood stamp that I've had for years.  Not sure if it is still available.

Linking up to:
The Pink Cricut
The Purple Pumpkin Blog
A Glimpse Inside
Craft Junkie Too
Inspire Me Fridays

Hope you enjoyed.

God bless and have a grateful day,

Anita aka Nit

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mason's Coming Soon!

Hi Everyone,

My new grandson should be coming any day now.  I took my daughter to the doctor this week and saw my sweet Mason's face on an ultrasound.  I can hardly wait to see him.

Anyway, I saw the banner I made for him hung up in the nursery.  I was finally able to take some better pictures of it so I thought I post the close ups.  Also, I couldn't help but throw in a picture of my beautiful daughter, Ashley.  She so done with being pregnant!

Enjoy the photos and have a grateful day.

God bless,

Anita aka Nit

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Baby David's Banner

Hi Everybody,

Last week I shared the banner I made for my new grandson.  This week I'm sharing a similar banner I made for my nephew's new baby, David.  Yesterday was the baby shower and I'm excited to say my gift got the most ooo's and aaahhhhsss.  Perhaps I should start taking orders!

Anyway, I remembered to take some better photos so...enjoy.

Cricut Cartridges used:
Baby Steps: onsie, diaper on Teddy Bear, bottle and duck
Create a Critter: Monkey
Teddy Bear Parade: Teddy Bear
Kate's ABC's: Letters

Blogs I will be linking up to:


I promise I will be showing you more than just banners in the future.  They were just so darn cute and fun to make!

God bless and have a grateful day,

Anita aka Nit