Monday, June 27, 2011

A Baby Shower

I have just finished addressing 58 invitations to a baby shower.  I do not know why I had the "bright idea" of making these invitations instead of just printing some.  But I can now say, "been there done that."  LOL
My dear friend who teaches in the classroom next to me is going to be a grandmother!  We have taught together for 25 years.  She is like family, so we want to have a really fun party for her and her sweet daughter.  It os a boy, so here is the invitation.

The nursery is being decorated with baby blue and brown.  It also has a transportation theme going on.  So this is what I came up with.  I really do not have many cartridges that have baby boy things to choose from. I decided to use the onsie in the center of the card.  I used a brown gel pen to add the snaps and stripes around the sleeves and neck.  I then added the little sailboat stamp for the decor.  I hope the new mom likes what I came up with.  The shower is in a couple of weeks.  

Simply Sunday  Something penned


  1. these came out great I like the blue and brown great color combo. The design is simple but all the details really add to to the visual interest.

  2. It is adorable. You did a wonderful job.

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  4. Hi Charlotte,SWEET baby shower card!TO CUTE, AMAZING job with it!!:)

  5. What a wonderful friend you are. This is truly a labor of love. They came out beautifully.

  6. very cute invitations!! love how you used the pen on the onesie!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


  7. WOW. super cute invitiations, I love the baby onesie. Great job
    Thanks for playing along with us this week.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  8. Charlotte, this is just precious. I think the mom will LOVE these invitations. The colors are perfect and clever what you did on the onesie. Love it, great job.
    Have a great day!

  9. Our ideas always sounds so great until we are doing them LOL! I think it is great that you personalized them all though. This is a great simple card!

    Getting Cricky DTM

  10. I love that you matched the nursery and that you handmade them in plenty of time! (I am always rushing jobs like that!) The invite looks fantastic. The boat on the onesie is perfect! Chloe - Getting Cricky Guest Designer

  11. A really cute and great card for a baby book too!

  12. Very cute! Perfect that you tied the invite to the nursery theme- Brilliant!
    Thanks for playing with Getting Cricky this week!

    JulieK-Getting Cricky DTM

  13. Charlotte, I came buy to see what new creation you have done. I met you last week through the LULP. So I wanted to come back again. The onsie is adorable. I may have to lift your idea. My daughter is due September 4th. She's a kindergarten teacher, great timing huh! I'm glad I came back. Hugs, Pam at

  14. Love this card. The colors are beautiful together. Great job with the pens.
    Thanks for playing along on Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky
    Brenda. DTM

  15. Very nice card, you did a great job on this challenge. I just love brown and blue, I also love brown and pink. If you get a chance come check out my blog. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  16. Charlotte,
    Your card is so cute! You did a great job on these! I always love getting a handmade invitation for events. I love mass production too :) Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky this week :)
    Becky- Getting Cricky DTM

  17. Super job, love them and definitely way better then printing them our or just buying some...they are lovely

  18. HI Charlotte--this is just absolutely precious--your friend is going to LOVE it!
    So happy to see you again--I love seeing your name pop up over at my blog!
    Thanks for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew

  19. Charlotte, I have been there, done that as well, and each time I say "this is the last time". Nope... I just keep putting my foot in my mouth! LOL! Your invites are SO PRETTY! Love the color combo and the cute little sail boat on the onesie!

  20. Hello sweet Charlotte, the invitation turned out beautifully. Love that onesie & your paper choice. Just as lovely on the inside.
    Terrific job.
    Hope you are doing well & enjoying being out of school.
    Big hugs,

  21. Charlotte, as always, your card is outstanding... What a dear and sweet friend you are for tackling all those baby shower invites!! :) The color combo is beautiful, as is the embossing, and I LOVE that little sailboat on the onesie!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM