Saturday, January 5, 2013

Baby Mia

Good morning!!!

My co-worker/friend Desiree is pregnant with her first baby and she's having a girl!!  We are so excited to meet little Mia and can't wait for her to get here!!  Last month we had a baby shower for her and her DH.  The room was decorated with giant gorgeous balloons made by my co-worker, with cute stuffed animals, the balloons were awesome and sooo cute!!  I will also share those as well, they are too cute not to. Everyone had a wonderful time including mama and papa-to-be.

I wanted to make this card super special, well just because.  {hehe}  I had seen this cute Butterfly baby from Saturated Canary and thought PERFECT!  Pulled papers from Simple Stories, Baby Steps, and lots of dark brown cardstock.  (Be warned there will be a ton of photos and this might be longthy - lol!)  I have to say this is one of my all time favorite cards!  Desiree had the sweetest compliment.  It's a funny story!  She never took the card out of the bag when she opened my present so I thought she hadn't seen it.  :(  After the party and when all the presents were packed away, I told her to make sure she looks inside the card that there was a giftcard inside, she confessed that she was afraid to take it out because she didn't want to mess it up!  {hehe}  She really hadn't seen the card at all!  I told her no worries, it's really sturdy!  The next morning she text messaged me and it was the sweetest compliment!  She loved the card and a few other things.  Totally made my day! :D

You might not be able to tell but it's a HUGE tag card with lots of layers and accents!  Here's a close up of the front of the card featuring Butterfly Baby.  She's so cute!  I colored her using colors from the papers.  Finally tried my hand at some rolled roses which I have always wanted to try thanks to Mary J. She makes them look so easy to make and they do add a feminine touch.  The sentiment is from AmyR.

Another close up of the bottom of the card.  I layered some white lace ribbon and created some buttons out of paper.

Here's a peek at the top of the card.  I used C.C. Cutters mini banners and button set.  The sentiments inside the banners are all handwritten.  I debated on the word "BABY" and "MAMA" and went with BABY, although we've been saying Mama Mia I kinda thought it was a bit cheesy.  {lol}

The ribbon is from my stash and one I've hoarded for quite some time.  Love that it matched my color theme for the outside.  And here is the other banner where I handwrote "MIA".  Tied off the button with some pink and white twine.

Now for the inside of the card, I didn't have enough room for the wings here, so I cut them off so that the sentiment, AmyR, could fit.  Colored her outfit similar to the front, but a different color.

Here's Papa {Justin} & Mama {Desiree} to-be and Baby Mia. :)  I don't think they will mind me sharing.  :)

Check out the flower balloon my co-worker made!! It's huge and so darn cute!!  And do you see the pink giraffe in the corner with the column of balloons underneath?  She found that giraffe and made the column of balloons. Desiree loved it!  We all did!

Here's a close-up of the giraffe, cute yea? :)

Here are a couple more wall flower balloons!!

It was a really lovely party and Desiree had a really good time.  So many cute baby things and you have to check out the adorable bike my crafty buddy Kathy made.  Check out her blog post here.  All of us were in awe and Desiree mentioned she didn't want to take it apart!  I wouldn't want to either.  It was that cute!!  Oh and she has more pictures to share from the shower including the cute favors she made and some of the table center pieces. :)

Oh my, haven't written a long post in a while.  If you've made it to the end,  Thank you very much!!  I hope you enjoyed all the pictures even if you didn't read the captions.  {no worries, I know it's pretty long}  LOL!

I haven't played in a challenge for a while, and I found one of my favorites to play in, Flutterby Wednesday's #221 theme is "New".  My card was for a new baby on the way and I used a new image to me.  There is also a fun music theme going on at Saturated Canary challenges.  I googled Butterfly Baby and found this adorable song by Angelina Perete and her daughter called Butterfly Baby!  Nope, I'm not foolin'!  {hehe}  I've never heard of it, but it's so cute and really catchy!!  You have to check it out.  Perfect song for a mommy & daughter theme.  Gonna send it to Mama Desiree and a few of my other friends. :)

Okee dokes my friends, Mahalo for stopping by!!  Have a wonderful Saturday and hope you do something fun!



Danni said...

I smiled big when I saw your name in my Inlinkz!! So happy to have you play along this week at my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!!
Love this card!! So many perfect details that make it amazing!! So fun!!

Kathy Dinh said...

You did such an Awe-mazing job with mia's card! Love the paper buttons, is that a punch or die? It's on my must have list now.. lol. Thanks for the shout out as well made me smile that the event came out so perfect:)

eva said...

how funny! i just went to a baby shower today! made a diaper cake. very sweet baby card!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful card, love all the fabulous details!

Kathy said...

GORGEOUS! Love the colors, papers, rolled flowers and ribbon. So pretty all around. Bet your coworker loved it. Thanks for joining us at the Flutterby Wednesdays challenge this week.

Angie:) said...

So cute Leanne! And the inside too!!


Desiree said...

Loved that you shared the card and the story of the baby shower. Thank you for making Mia the most beautiful card!! Knowing she was your inspiration makes my heart smile. I love you Lilo for taking the time to do something like this for us. Your best card ever!! :)

Loopylou. said...

awwwwwww this is so darn cute!!! and I adore the little tag and pennants!!
awwwwwww so more!! :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colour combo!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturated Canary Challenges! X

Debs said...

A super sweet all the pretty details..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary..hugs Debs x