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Monday, February 20, 2012

Snips and Snails x2 for Julee and Mark

Well, have ya'll heard the news? Julee and Mark (owners of Verve Stamps) are having TWIN BOYS! So today, we've thrown 'em a curveball (or would that be another curveball?) and surprised them with this AWESOME Baby Blog Hop to help welcome those sweet boys and wish their new little family nothing but God's best in the coming years.

My sisters, Nancy and Sara are twins (9 years younger than me), and I vividly remember my mom going to the doctor when she was pregnant and having a sonogram (the first one ever performed at this particular hospital in Houston). I obviously knew she was pregnant, but when she discussed the sono with me a little later and told me she was having twins, I exclaimed, "MOTHER"!!!, as if she had committed a cardinal sin by having TWO babies at once (like you must have done something awefully gross for THAT to happen--who knew...I was 8 at the time)! Anyway, of course I babysat A LOT and helped out. It was all fun until we went to the store and sat them each in their own shopping carts...did I mention my mom used cloth diapers? Stuff happened at that Buddies Grocery in Katy, Texas that has left me permanently scarred and I don't want to talk about it...

Moving on...If you'd like to see the blog hop in its entirety, Teresa over at Paperie Blooms has the complete list of all the blogs to visit today, or if you just got here from my buddy, Carole's blog, welcome! I can't wait to hop along and will definitely be doing that a little later, cozied up with my family--It's rare that I get to make baby cards anymore, much less see a bunch of them in one sitting! AWWWWW!!!

Just in case you want to know, I used an older set here, one that I ADORE, called To the Moon. It's essentially a baby set for either a boy or a girl, or I guess boys or girls, plural. Teehee! While I was making the little kites, I remembered I had these teensy teeninesy buttons. I got them from my aunt when I was about 8 years old, for making Barbie clothes on my grandma's sewing machine. That means they are at least 37 years old. WOW. I just had to use them. :)

Anyway, Julee and Mark and "the boys", Eric and I wish ya'll many happy years and memories to come. Just keep bearing in mind one of yours' and our favorite verses, 'Be still and know that I am God.' --Psalm 46:10. We know that one well. Everything is going to be okay. Pictures as soon as possible, please!

Ok, off ya'll go on to the next stop on the hop--Amy Sheffer!

SUSIE Q-TIP: I was going to stamp the kite-tails, but I didn't feel like there was going to be enough space for them. So I decided to make them from the linen thread I used on the other part of the card. I twirled them around a skinny paintbrush and held it in place while Eric sprayed hairspray and then blow-dried them like we did our 80's hair. Worked.

Stamps: To the Moon (Verve)
Paper: White, Kraft, Enchanted Evening (PTI), Be Amazing-Follow Your Heart (My Mind's Eye), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Cloud Border CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Sewing Machine/Thread, Silver Brads, Linen Thread (TCP), Tiny Buttons, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Oh my goodness you crack me up Susan......I love this creation and am in awe of those twirly kite tails!

  2. Love your card design, Susan. The layout is fabulous and really, really love the colors.

  3. This card is awesome! I love the layers and colors! :)

  4. Darling card. Love the row of banners along the bottom and the kites are fabulous :)

  5. Oh, I LOVE the kite tails! They look so cute knotted together! The card is just super awesome. How fun that you had twins in your family. My grandma was an identical twin, and I used to get her and my Great Aunt mixed up when I was little... :-)

  6. Super cute! I love the two kites and the fun Susie Q-tip!

  7. Love this card... all those banners are fabulous with the clouds and kites!! Had to giggle at the hairspray and worked and I will certainly keep that in mind!!

  8. oh my Susan, I luv your adorable...thanks for making the hop extra special!

    hugs *~*

  9. So eye-catching, Susan! Love the layered strips!

  10. Super cute and fun Susan!! Love your combo of dp's and those fun flags and sweet little sentiment!! Darling, darling card!!

  11. Super fabulous card, Susan! Love all those little banners and your adorable layers. Love that Psalm 46:10 verse and totally smiled imagining Eric hairspraying your kite tails for you! How sweet!

  12. Fabulous card, all those banners and the cute sentiment! And, of course, your hilarious commentary!

  13. Beautiful card. I think I need to branch out and try some of these yummy papers I see on that card. Gorgeous. And, ahem, loved your story. I live in Michigan, and it's funny, but I actually have good friends living in Katy, TX. :)

  14. Susan, I pinned this card to my Papercraft inspiration pinboard just a couple hours ago because I love this sketch and it's such a cute card for new babies, and it's already been repinned 26 times. Wowza!


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