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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sweet Baby Kowen!

One of my friends, Katie, was blessed with her sweet baby Kowen James on June 3rd which was 9 weeks before his due date!  He was only 3lbs and 5oz when he entered this world so soon but is doing great now and is up to 5lbs.  Hopefully he will be coming home with his mommy and daddy next week!  I sure pray so! :)

Katie works at Carley's daycare and they had a shower for her today.  In addition to the always needed diapers, I made her a banner for his room and a card as well of course!  His room is decorated in teddy bears and sports stuff!  She was so excited that I made this banner and loved it when she opened her gifts today!  I'm so glad she liked it!  She hung it on his bedroom door which it looked great!  :)  Yay!

Here's a pic of the banner hung on his bedroom door!

Below are the pics right after I made it!  I cut the chipboard pennants for this banner at 7.5" from the Country Life cartridge (pg. 76).  The letters were cut as lowercase from the Cindy Lou cartridge at 3.5".  I cut 4 of each letter from a light blue cardstock and glued them together so they would be thick like the chipboard.  Then I adhered them to the pennants with pop dots.  I picked up the teddy bears and sports embellishments made by Jolee.  They worked perfectly for his room decor.

I used square silver eyelets for the holes and threaded through some ribbon and jute together to hang it with.  I also sanded and inked the edges of the chipboard to give it a distressed look.  I really liked how this banner turned out!  Now for the card....

I used matching paper on the card that I had used on the banner! :)  The Creative Memories Stork's Delivery cartridge has some really cute images on it.  I loved this "frogs & snails and puppy dog tails" sentiment!  (I forgot what size I cut this image at....sorry.)  I used a Creative Memories punch as well on the side of the card to make the little froggie cut-outs!

I used the Sweet Sentiments stamp set from My Craft Spot as well as the Vintage Blue Bakers Twine.  And to finish off the card, I used some wavy scissors to cut some matching green paper for the edge on the inside of the card.

So I continue to pray for Kowen and his mommy and daddy that his health progresses every day and he grows to be a healthy boy! I know this family has been very blessed with this little baby boy as he is blessed as well to have such a loving family and friends!



  1. Super cute Banner- You did an excellent job. I love the papers and all the elements

  2. Great job, girl! I love the banner and card! Great little boy theme!

  3. Love the banner...its so cute !! Love all the papers!Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

  4. What fabulous projects, Shelley! That banner is fantastic and how wonderful to have something so personalized for Kowan. The little bear took my breath away. I LOVE it!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  5. Cute banner!! I love all of the great cuts you used - the bear is fantastic! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  6. Shelley, your banners are always so amazing! There is so much love and detail that you put into them! This is so adorable! I love the fuzzy bear! I'm sure this new Mom just loves it in her nursery! Thank you for inking it up with us at My Craft Spot!


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Shelley (Carley's mom!)