Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Guess what!?!?

I am going to be an Auntie!!! Hip Hip, Hooray!

(If you are looking for my March workshop post - please scroll down......)

We found out on Christmas Eve that my lil sis is expecting! We have been waiting for this and I am so excited! Auntie Krista has been such an amazing Auntie to my two boys (even from so far away!) and I cannot wait to return the favour! Technically, I have one niece and one nephew on hubby's side of the family, but this will be my first niece or nephew!!!

And, my boys are super excited to have cousins on my side of the family! Obviously, this card is for my sister and her hubby to congratulate them on their fantastic news.

True to form, Kris chose a fun and creative way to make the announcement. On Christmas Eve, when it was time to hand out the one Christmas Eve gift (always pyjamas), Krista passed gifts to Chester and Doodlepants, but also to my Mom and I. The package didn't look big enough for PJ's and both Mom and I wondered if maybe it was a gag gift - you know embarassing frilly knickers or something......well, were we in for a surprise - I did not suspect what was coming even for a second! When I opened mine, there was a TINY diaper shirt that said "If you think I'm cute, you should see my Auntie!" - at the very same time, my Mom was opening hers - the diaper shirt said "Good things come in small packages!" and underneath there was an ultrasound picture!!! Well, the timing was perfect, because Mom and I somehow managed to squeal at exactly the same time. It was so much fun, and I am so glad I was there in person to hear the big announcement!

I would like to share my card over at The Paper Players for Anne's colour challenge - to use poppy parade, pool party, soft suede and very vanilla. I don't have the SU cardstock, but I do think my colours are very close.

I am also sharing my card this week for Bellarific Friday - anything goes - that is two weeks in a row I've managed the Bella's challenge! I would like to keep this up as I have so many fabulous Bella stamps, many of which are desperately seeking ink, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Auntie Shanna ;)

p.s. The really exciting part is that my Mom & Dad will soon be on their way with my lil sis for a long weekend visit, so I will get to see the belly!!!

What I used:
papers: My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline - Dolled up - available at DAT'S - yep this is brand spanking new stuff and I managed to use some already!!!
stamps: sentiment - CTMH, Teddybella
embellishments: SU ribbon, Kaiser pearls


  1. Oh this is so cute, love that Bella and congrats to you (and your sis)

  2. Congrats on becoming an aunt! Your card is absolutely adorable! The image is just too cute with the "buby bump"! I love the stitching and the pearls! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. Well big congrats on being an auntie and how fun and fabulous is this adorable card!

  4. Fun card! Have a great time this weekend with your family.


  5. Fabulous card! Love the paper piecing.

  6. Beautiful card!! Congrats on being a "soon to be Auntie". There's nothing like it. You get to spoil them...then leave when they're cranky.
    Lee-Ann :)
    Of course...I get them all hiped up on sweets...well...I know you can't do that...as you are a candy Nazi. The next time I see those kids of yours I'm slipping them some sweets. :) :) :) :)

  7. Congratulations!! What an adorable story and this card is just as cute. I love your layout and the way you've paper pieced the baby bump is perfect--it just POPS! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. What an adorable card, it's perfect! Congrats on the wonderful news, what a great way for her to announce it!

  9. How exciting!!! I love how she told you (: Your card is very pretty!! You did a fabulous job with the paper piecing!! and the stitching really finishes it. Enjoy your visit with your family!!

  10. Congrats!! So exciting and your card is wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  11. What a fabulous card to celebrate a fabulous occasion. Congratulations and so excited for you both. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  12. Congratulations, Auntie Shanna! How exciting! Your card is so sweet and perfect for the occasion. I love all of the fun paper pieced accents you added, too. Adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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