April 1, 2008

Papertrey Baby Ensemble

My youngest child informed me that today was her half birthday. She is officially 9-1/2 years old. My, where does the time go? Just yesterday, it seems like I was washing baby outfits, burp clothes and going through stain sticks like you wouldn't believe! Now I'm laundering tiny training bras and piles of clothes that the girls just shove into their closets because it takes too much time to walk their dirty laundry to the laundry room!

But all that will be changing soon because I'm pregnant! NAWWWWWWTT! April Fool's!!!!!!!! OMG, I should not even kid about that! This year I will be 39 and holdin'........not 39 and holdin' a BAYBEE!!!

Let's move on before I scare myself further!!! LOL!! There is a new baby that is going to be joining my family soon, no kidding aside. My niece is having a sweet baby girl in a month or so and I made her this sweet ensemble for her baby shower. I gave her the box and the girls each picked out gifts to give my niece also. The entire ensemble is pictured below.
The cute box and all of the stamps for the box and tags are from Papertrey Ink. The papers and embellishments are from Making Memories Garden Party collection and came right from my Inspiration Station. Oh did the girls and I have fun packing up all of these goodies. Their favorite gift was the teeny tiny pair of pink tennies pictured below. They were quite adorable and no comparison for the size 8 boys soccer shoes I just bought my Josey. No, I still don't want a baby, thank you very muchly! Here's the lid to the box I made for my niece. My hopes are that this will be a keepsake box for the baby's tiny little treasures. And below are the tags that accompanied each gift. I made the tags out of versions of my clam shell cards, using Spellbinder's Nestabilities Die Templates. My niece just loved the little clothespins. She will be a young mother so my reds and I are hoping that she will need lots of babysitters. I can almost smell her already.

Uhhhh, still don't want a baby though but I can't wait to hold this wee little one. Don't get me wrong, a baby is a true blessing and I would absolutely treasure a new baby.....I just prefer to spoil someone else's baby at this time in my life. Now get out there and fool someone, it's still April Fool's Day!!!

47 comments:

Dawn Madigan said...

Love this set Mish, i should get busy and get some egg boxes made seeing as i ordered a few!
Love your April Fools!

Take care,
Dawn M

Lee said...

LOL.......you're funny!! I've been 39 and holding for 2 years now!!! LOL I agree......I just love when babies are added to my family so I can snuggle them!!! But not have to get up in the middle of the night!!

The baby gifts are just precious...and soooo sweet and cuddly!!! The egg box is awesome!!!

Chelle said...

a-dorable!!! love, love, love baby stuff (my daughter often has to drag me out of the baby section at Target cause i want to touch all the 'wee' things!!

and, btw...almost peed my pants when you said you were preggo...figured you just HAD to do it cause Becky is!!! LOL

happy foolery!
chelle

Anonymous said...

What a lovely set for a new baby. The colors are so soft & girly girl!! One of my co-workers used the very same April Fools joke as you did. Too funny! TFS. Sheila

Wife2TJ said...

OMG this is just too cute for words. what an amazing job. I am sure this will be a keepsake for life. I just think it is so pretty!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cute ensemble! LOVE all your details...
Now about that baby... I have a 10 year old dd, and was right there with you on the training bras, and how things are different... then almost choked on the 'I'm Pregnant' - only because I'll be 46, and immediately thought what if I was pregnant??????

oh my....

Anonymous said...

Mish,

I saw this earlier in the Papertrey gallery and thought you would be a winner. At least you are in my book. I love it all and am waiting to find out if a teacher at work is going to have a boy or a girl. Have fun with the new baby.

Sue

young said...

This is such a great ensemble - probably my most favorite thing of all the projects you've shared. Thanks for sharing it with us! You almost got me with the baby announcement at the beginning! =)

wendy peatross said...

How cute! I love your blog. You do such fun things. Thanks for sharing your projects.

I even tried some inchies this afternoon. There are pictures on my blog. Now I just need to start my Copic collection. www.stampinfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

SUPER DUPER CUTE, MISH! Cherish the training bras while you can, too, pretty soon it will be...well I won't give Morgan away, but it will be real bra time and teen shopping for them... fun fun fun!

Juanita B said...

There is nothing in the world like the wonderful smell of babies. There is nothing in the world like your creativity! These are some awesome creations.
There is nothing in the world like holding, cuddling, spoiling, and loving a baby and then say to the mom or dad "baby needs her diaper changed", LOL.

Michelle said...

Mish,
I am always awed by your creativity and teh beauty of your projects. This one almost makes me want to have a baby so I can get one, but then I hear my two teenage sons playing WII and making and unnecessary amount of noise doing it and change my mind. Next best thing... make one for my pregnant friend. Keep it coming..

Viv said...

I think this is simply adorable! What a sweet gift and love the paper you chose and all of your little touches of excellence!!

LeAnne said...

Awesome job on this sweet little gift set!
LeAnne

JJ'S CARD N CRAFT said...

absolutely gorgeous projects there, the colors. TFS

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

YUMMY-LICIOUS!!!...I LOVE the PTI box ..your whole presentation is beeeeeeee-a-u-tiful!!..creative blessings, Debbie

Ann C. said...

Adorable set of baby gifts. How precious! Your niece will love everything!

Sandy H said...

Michelle, congratulations on winning 2nd place in the Whipper Snapper Designs contest.

Karen said...

What a precious set. I am patiently waiting to become a grandma and can't wait to be able to make all the fun stuff. (my daughter is 25 and married, I think it is time she got down to business and let me have a little one to spoil)

Lynn said...

OMG Michelle,
This is so precious, your niece is sure to treasure this forever! I absolutley love everything about this, especially the sweet little tags you created to go with each gift!
You almost had me going about being pregnant, you shouldn't joke it just might come true, I'm going to be 40 this year and I have a 13, 10 and a 1 year old - can you say SURPRISE!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is just the most adorable set of baby gifts that I've seen in a very long time! It's a shame you can't keep them for yourself!!!!

diane mcvey said...

That is OH SO CUTE!!! What an adorable gift...someone's going to LOVE it! :D

Dottie K. said...

This is such an adorable baby gift. You should watch what you say. That was funny! :)

MichelleO said...

cute cute cute! And those shoes are too adorable! I want a set... to hang from my car mirror! I like to say... "at my age... babies are a great thing to visit, but not to live with" I love to oogle, talk silly and spoil them all around me, but I enjoy my silence and diaper free home. LOL!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

That is the cutest baby ensemble ever! Your niece is so lucky and I am sure will treasure it for her baby girl!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

how sweet! What cute little baby items to match the box! I am sure your neice wil save this as a keepsake...it's too special to not.

ScrapBuzz (Anne Marie) said...

Gorgeous eye candy, Mish! On the joke ... hate to tell you this, but watch out for those oops-moments ... I was preggers with #3 child at 47!!

LAZY-TROUT said...

Absolutely gorgeous - your niece will certainly treasure it for years to come.

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is absolutely adorable, Mish! The Garden Party papers are perfect!

StamperSharon said...

What an absolutely adorable gift set, Mish -- love the colors and softly distressed looked. I'm sure your niece loved it!

StamperSharon said...

Oh, P.S. -- I seriously WAS 39 when holding my last newborn . . . trust me, you are making the right decision, LOL! :D

Whimsey said...

AMAZING; love the set!!!

Kristine said...

WOWZIE!! That's about the cutest ensemble I've ever seen. :D LOVE LOVE LOVE the all the pink and the tags you made and that box--COOL!! She's gonna go crazy over it all.

Chris said...

very cute!!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Outstanding !! This should be a gift to cherish for sure. It is beautiful and thoughtful and so heartfelt!! Now I want a baby - OMG look what you have done now !! I just want to adopt some grandbaby's, not have a baby !! LOL !!

Otter said...

Mishy this is over the top outstanding!!!! I LOVE IT!!

Bree said...

This is wonderful! I saw the box as it is sold and what you did with it is amazing and inspiring! I have a baby niece on the way,too!

Heather said...

Mish -you do baby stuff like nobody else! Just beautiful! What an incredible presentation - and gift.

Anonymous said...

I am just curious what you meant by 'versions of my clam shell cards'. I can tell you cut them out to get the scallop but what did you start with for those adorable little tags??
Thank you!

Cindy

Ashley said...

Love the way you used different patterned paper to create a girly, cute look! The BABY chipboard variations are amazing! Wonderful 'egg box'!!!

Alicia said...

This is just too cute. Makes me want this set to make some gifts from Papertrey. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. You are very talented.

happiness blooms said...

I totally bow before your creative genius!!!!!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, this set is just so adorable--you totally ROCK!

strent said...

Where to start??? I LOVE everything in this entire set!!! Your blog is always full of beautiful and creative projects. I'm fairly new at this craft and would like to know how you adhere (exactly what you use) the paper to the box? Thanks and I can't wait to try to emulate you!!!

Sandra

Tiffany said...

I have a girlfriend who just found out she is having a girl. This would be so perfect to make for her little girl. What a beautiful and adorable box!!!!

Monica said...

This is just too darn cute! BTW...I tried to subscribe to your blog, but when I entered my email address, this message comes up "Widget error - please ask this publisher to recreate their FeedBlitz subscription Widget". Any clue what that means, or how I can subscribe to receive email updates for your blog. Thanks bunches! My email address is moenica37@comcast.net

BlondeWitchCreations-Carley said...

beautiful work

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