My Baby Girl

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
     ~ Don Herrold



When I was pregnant with my second baby I wanted a girl so much I was afraid to tell anyone. I thought someone might suspect my disappointment if it was a boy. That was 25 years ago when sonograms were mostly shadows, so when the doctor said he thought it might maybe, possibly be a girl . . . I still kept it a secret how badly I wanted her.


Pure Innocence Girl and Baby


It was a hectic delivery and the doctor arrived with just barely enough time to put on his scrubs. He placed this perfect little redhead on my belly and announced it was a girl. Well, my secret was out. All I could say was "it's a girl, it's a girl!" She was and still is my very special gift.


Catered Crop Recipe


I used some Graphic 45 paper from my stash and made kind of a bow bouquet – a bow tied up with all kinds of goodies (taffeta ribbon, tulle, a charm, the new Vintage Flourish Die-namic, a tag with the Notched Tag Die-Namic, and some Distress Stickles). And, of course, I used the new Pure Innocence stamp, Girl and Baby. She's colored with Copic markers and her cheeks are blushed with a little Stampin' Up! pastels.





It's day six and my favorite of all the Teasers with six new Pure Innocence images by Heather Ellis. If you'd like to see all six new Pure Innocence stamps and the Design Team's creations, click on over to Kim's blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment.

The My Favorite Things release is on October 4 at 10:00 PM EST. You can join the release party from 8:00 to 10:00 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available October 4 at 10:00 PM EST.

Stampers! The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how you can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team for a month. But, don't wait – the deadline is coming up soon!



Love you always Baby Girl!


Sweet Comments

  1. Awwww, that is PRECIOUS, Linda! I love the charm, the stitching, and the soft colors.

  2. This is darling!! Love the charm!

  3. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    this is so sweet! Love the dp and the colors you used.

  4. Linda, she is so sweet!!! I love that pretty charm, too,

  5. Delicate and pretty!

  6. Sweet, soft card! I like the plaid bg and the cute image and coloring/piecing. :)

  7. We are blessed!

  8. This is a fantastic card! Love the colour choices and all of the fun little elements you have added.

  9. So pretty and soft! I love the story of your daughter!

  10. very precious !!!

  11. Fun to hear about your daughter :) Your card is so very sweet and soft!!

  12. I LOVE the papers that you used. The stitching and ribbon/charm add just the right touches to the card. Paper piecing is nice, too.

  13. Totally sweet card, Linda!! Love the soft shades.

  14. I love the soft colors and patterns! Fab piecing!! :)

  15. So adorable.. Makes me want to push the buy it all button…
    I hope I get to win on a blog..
    Your girls are so amazing each and every month

  16. Cute cute cuteness I think each month they can’t top last month and here you go again.

  17. Your stitching really adds to the card. Love it!

  18. This is so delightful Linda! The colors are so soft and pretty! Such a sweet image and sentiment! 😀

  19. Very pretty Linda!

  20. The card is precious, enjoy your girl, what a precious gifts are our daughters.I know I love both my girl and boy, they are a joy to have.

  21. Love that you daughter is still your special gift! Thanks for all your hard work on this release. Everything was simply amazing.

  22. What a fantastic card and the story is just as precious as the design! My first was a girl and I was flabbergasted when the Dr said ‘It’s a girl’ because my husband is one of 8 with 7 boys and I have 4 brothers. Never thought I’d get a girl my first time out. She is a delight to me now at 21 as much as when she was born-daughters and their Moms have such a special bond!

  23. Very pretty card!



  24. how beautiful! Love the colors!

  25. Very sweet card! Thanks for sharing your copic colors!!

  26. Queen Mary says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for all the details (like which copics you used!)

  27. awwww I have 3 sweet baby girls of my own, love this… so precious

  28. Super sweet card and an even sweeter story! TFS!:)

  29. karen aka soccerboyzmom says:

    I am so excited about this release
    Congrats on guest designing someday when I gow up
    I hope to have that honor

  30. Soft and beautiful!!

    Crafty Hugs!

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