Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Babies, Giveaway Winner + Fancy Design Team Project

I feel like I have a lot to share, just to warn ya. :) Today the babies are SEVEN months. I really can hardly believe it. Last year at this time I was hugely pregnant. Though I do have to say that my nurses and doctor kept telling me I was small for twins but I didn't believe them! Two months later I was on bedrest. Man I don't miss that one bit! I remember trying to pack up orders lying on the couch.. writing my little notes and trying to carefully pack everything up. Thank God for my sister in law who would come over pretty regularly to help. This photo was taken one morning last week. They are so sweet. They hold hands a lot when they're close together. It's more Bella grabbing for him but it's still so cute. Bella has two teeth now and Steven has one. They are more fun each day. Today we had family visiting from Canada and they really do well being passed from one person to the next. I hope that stays the case as they get older but we shall see.
I'm rambling here so I'll move on to our giveaway winner!! Yippeeee!!! I did one of those random number things and our winner was #25 - Michelle Allen!! You'll be getting a gift certificate to the fabulous Lyn Livy's webshop! Congrats Michelle and have fun playing!
Design team posts are my favorite part of the month! I've been getting pictures of projects over the past week and I just love seeing what these girls come up with.

Jolene Johnston is first up. She was one of our guest designers a little while back and we're thrilled to have her on full time now. Jolene had our new NOEL set with that Fancy 'N'. It's soo pretty! She did a beautiful job. Here's a little info about her letters. She'll also be posting more specific info on her blog about the products she used. I love the glitter outline on them.

For many of my altered letter projects, I paint all the letters the same base color regardless of what patterned papers I am going to use. For this set, I painted the letters to match the main color of each paper - two red, one ivory and one green. I love the end result! The papers are from the new Little Yellow Bicycle "Sharon Ann Christmas Magic Collection" which help accentuate the elegant feel of this graceful font style. Each letter is outlined with Holly Stickles which helps unify the classy look. A few simple embellishments finish this set of letters - they are ready for holiday decorating or gift giving!

Just beautiful Jolene. I think the papers are a perfect compliment to these fancy letters.

Thanks everyone for checking in. We'll be posting more projects throughout the week.


Kimmarie said...

OMGOSH! The babies are getting so big and more cute each time I see their pictures. Congrats to Michelle! I love how Jolene altered the letters!

LaurieStar said...

What an adorable photo of the two of them holding hands. That is just too precious!
And you really did look small for someone carrying twins - I thought. You were lucky to have that help and a strong family support system.
Hooray for Michelle! Yay! Jolene - your work is beautiful!

Sugar Bear said...

I love how they are holding hands! They are so cute - really looking like little people now. You can see their personalities!

Scrap for Joy said...

Steven & Isabella are just too cute for words! Are they interacting with each other? Too cute! Love the design of this Noel set...the letters are very delicate Jolene has done a beautiful job with decorting them.

Kori Clark Designs said...

How very sweet of them holding hands! I love that photo!

Jenniwren32 said...

Your little ones are just too cute, Deb!!!

Love the altered letters Jolene, the "stickled" edges really do give a nice finished look.

denean said...

The babies are just adorable! Love that they hold hands - melts my heart!!

Raechelle said...

WOW! Those little darlings sure are getting big! How sweet that they are holding hands. :)
Jolene! Your word is beautiful!
And congrats Michelle!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Soooooo absolutely fabulous Jolene!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

kim other twin mom said...

Wow, they are so cute!!! I had thought I had lost your blog, but I found it in my bookmarks. I agree, they get more fun every day. Love, love their Halloween pictures. Such cuties!