Monday, February 3, 2014

Last Minute Baby Shower ....and I DO mean last minute!

This is a LONG post so if you get tired reading be SURE to scroll to the bottom for TWO very exciting announcements!

My youngest daughter, Alycia, has a close friend who is having a baby! Alycia is going to be the Godmother - she is sooo excited. Well we all know that one of the GM's duties is to host a baby shower. Since this was her first she elicited my help.

The theme she picked out was zoo animals, with a blue and green color palette. We started out by buying a digital package online from a favorite vendor - . This collection included both papers and elements. Using my new Silhouette Portrait it was really easy to throw together a few things.  Good thing too; she only gave me a couple days to get it done. 

We started with the invitations -  

I used several different techniques including window cutouts, embellishing with glitter and Glossy Accents, and of course, machine stitching. (I've said it before, and I will say it again - I LOVE dimension!)

Next she needed some decor, so I made some pinwheels to use along with the balloons as centerpieces on the tabletops. While I was at it, I decided to whip out a small banner too!

Alycia even tried her hand at diaper creations! Aren't they cute?

Lastly, I made a few party favors. Just little pouches which we filled with M&M's. 

The party was yesterday and guess what happened this morning

Godmother Alycia with Nehemiah

Nehemiah was born at 8:40am. He weighs 6 lbs 12 oz and he is 20.5 inches long. 

Congratulations Ty!

In addition to a new baby it's also
 my 100th post so I am having a 

The prize is a set of beautiful handmade notecards with a Spring theme. Made by me, of course!  
Notecards will be SIMILAR but with a different design/palette

PLUS for my beady friends I have decided to add a small collection of TORI SOPHIA beads too! 

Winner will receive these exact beads

Contest runs through midnight, February 7th with the winner being announced on Saturday, February 8. Enter below! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Skye said...

Wow... I wasn't going to enter, but since I beat everyone else here... okay :D hehe congrats to the new GM :) Wow, he's a cutey, and look at the way he's just staring at her! lol Fabulous job with the invites and everything! they look amazing!

Audrey BĂ©langer said...

Wow, I had no idea you did papercraft ! Those invitations look so good, and what a cute little peanut~

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Audrey. I just started a couple months kiln is in storage :( so no ceramic bead making for me. Thanks for stopping by baby girl! <3

Shelley Graham Turner said...

What Sandra? Of course you need to enter! Thanks for the compliments (*BLUSH).

xxoo Shelley

Marti C. said...

Congratulations and blessings to the new family! I love those cards and the beads are very cute! Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

Anonymous said...

I love the decorations you made for the baby shower! You are really talented, even with paper!
I don't know if the giveaway is open internationally, but here I am.


Shelley Graham Turner said...

Aw thats nice of you to say Ambra. Of course, it's open to you! All are welcome to enter. Thanks for stopping by.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Hey Marti! Thanks for visiting and entering my giveaway too. The baby IS super cute isn't he!

Leah Tees said...

aw so sweet, and I love the projects you made for the shower!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I couldn't resist your sweet cards OR year beadies, Shelley :) Nothing like cuttin' it close with the shower, eh?

Carolyn said...

Congratulations to the new family and godmother also.

The decorations were very nice and love the cards in the giveaway. The beads also.


NicoleW said...

WOW, ok when did you get into paper crafts? They are awesome, just like you.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Miss Leah! xxoo

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Yeah it was sooo close! Haha ...thanks for stopping by my blog Monique.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

You didn't know Nicole? I been at it for a couple months now. You know I can't play with my kiln so I had to fill the void. LOL

Freestyle Elements said...

Looks like you are having tons of fun with paper crafting. The shower decorations were adorable, and just in the nick of time! Congrats to the family and your daughter, that picture is a keeper!! Gina Hockett

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Yes, Gina, I am having fun with it but have totally overloaded myself with the swaps this month. Yikes!

Ema Kilroy said...

Hi Shelley. Love the crafty decorations at the baby shower and good thing you got it in before baby arrived. Enter my name for a chance to win your lovelies!

Joyce Fisher said...

Hi Shelley,

I can't believe you've only been paper-crafting for a couple months!!! The baby shower invitations, pinwheels, garland….everything look fantastic!!! Alycia did a great job on the diaper creations, too!

Congratulations to Alycia on her beautiful new Godson! What an honor to be chosen to be Nehemiah's Godmother. I'm glad he waited to arrive until after the shower!!! Wishing Nehemiah a lifetime filled with Peace, Love and Joy.

Peace, Love and Joy,

Joyce Fisher said...

I'm your newest follower!!! Love your blog. I've already gotten to know you a little through Facebook, and your blog confirms in my mind that I would want us to be the greatest of friends if we lived in the same town!!!

Peace, Love and Joy,

jennifers jewels and junk said...

yeah, A GiVE AWAY!!! Thank you!

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