Saturday, July 11, 2009

Surprise!! It's a Verve Baby Shower Hop...

There’s a new little baby Diva almost here and today we’re celebrating with a suprise shower hop! So come along with us and do the hop, hop, hop to help celebrate the arrival of Charmaine’s new little oodabug! This shindig started at the Verve Stamps blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning!

One of the things I remember from when Dean was a fresh newborn was the constant need to jot down little notes - feeding times and which boob was last, diaper counts, things I wanted to remember for his baby book, who had stopped by for a visit, etc etc etc. And all us Mom's know that the brain isn't exactly working all that well after giving birth (I actually read somewhere that a woman loses like a million brain cells during pregnancy and birth...I'm pretty sure I still haven't regenerated those).

So anyway, I decided to use Verve's Practically Perfect stamp set and make Charmaine a little notepad she can keep handy by her bed or in the baby's room or next to the rocking chair or wherever it's convenient to help her keep track of all those little things. Of course, I needed to make a card and pen to match!!

To create the notepad cover (I used a 6x4 inch "scratch pad" from Office Max) I cut a 6x8 7/8 inch piece of cardstock and scored along the long side at 4 1/4 and 4 5/8. I decorated the front, then used scor-tape to adhere the notepad to the inside. SOOOO simple!! Here's a different view so you can actually see that it is a notepad cover thingie:

Stamps: Practically Perfect (Verve)
Paper: Going Grey, Basic Grey CS (SU); Lemon Tart (PTI); Baby Hickory Dickory DP (American Crafts)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI); Button (Basic Grey); Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder; hemp twine; RSVP pen; 6x4 Scratch Pad; Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Susan's blog for some more cuddly goodness.

21 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

How cute, Jen!! What a great gift for a new Mom!!

So you mean I can blame my kids for my lack of smarts??? SNORT!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a great gift, Jen! Love your desig, and the baby dp! Fantastic!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OMG!!! Remembering which boob was last??? You're a hoot, Jen! Gorgeous gifty!

Yvette said...

Jen, this is sooo cute! What new mom would'nt LOVE this!?!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a wonderful gift - absolutely love it!

Kerri said...

What a great idea, Jen! I'm sure she will love this thoughtful gift!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH Jen, this is ADORABLE! I will definitely use it too! Thank you so much. . .you guys are awesome!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Jen this is awesome!! I too, remember struggling at 3am to remember which boob was last!! Charm will love this! Great job!

Justine said...

DANG girl this is perfect and what FUN colors you have chosen. Thanks for giving the dimensions for the paper pad, I hate trying to figure stuff like that out, I ruin so much CS by not measuring

Kristin Bueter said...

What a SWEET idea! Your card and the journal are awesome!! I'm sure Charmaine will LOVE them :O)

Shannan Teubner said...

Jen, this is adorable! What a great idea, she will love it!

Elena said...

Very cute projects, Jen! They are perfect gift for a new Mom!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great idea, this is awesome!

enjoy *~*

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute and I'm sure this will come in handy. Hop to the next diva.

Amber said...

What a cute idea:) This is great!

Tracey said...

This is a fabulous gift Jen! Love it!

Lynda Benden said...

How cute is your notebook THINGY Jen!!! I love it! What a great idea and the matching card is perfect!

Chrisd said...

What a perfect gift for a new mom!

Sharyn said...

Fabulous and essential gift Jen, specially for the boob and diaper notes! Love the colour combo too.

Nee said...

What a great idea! I wish I had had something like that when my kids were little. Perfect way to remember the things you want to scrapbook later!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a fantastic idea Jen!!! It's practical and adorable!!! Love this idea!!!