Welcome Teddy Bear!

I can’t believe it’s been almost three weeks and I’m only now getting around to letting you all know that my baby arrived safely! I hope you understand that I’ve been enjoying him so much I haven’t spent ANY time on the computer!


Introducing Theodore Alexander Quinn Ednie born December 18, 2011 at 1;32am weighing 7lbs 8oz. Isn’t he perfect?  He is being called Teddy for short or Teddy Bear by my 4 1/2 yo. Everything went very well I am happy to report. No epidural or pain meds just like I planned though I had a potential complication near the end so I had to switch from my midwives to an OB and that was disappointing. We thought about going home later the same day but I decided to stay one night as I had a private room at the end of a long quiet corridor and I KNEW it wouldn’t be so quiet at home! He isn’t quite 2 days old in the photo.

My 4 1/2 yo is being quite good about the baby. I was worried he might be very jealous but he is really in love with his little brother. My other son is almost 11 and has been through this before so has taken it in stride. SO far, hubby has been home since he was born and honestly, I am NOT looking forward to being on my own with all of them starting Monday.

I hope you are all thrilled for us!



Baby Onesie Favour for Taylored Expression Blast from the Past Blog Hop

The theme this month is Trick or Sweet. Since I don’t celebrate Halloween I decided to go with Sweet. I’ve got baby on the brain of course, being almost 7 months pregnant, so a baby shower favour seemed like a no brainer. And I won a TE baby set a couple months ago making it even easier!

onesie favour front

If you don’t visit my blog on a regular basis you may want to subscribe or visit again as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this favour. It’s pretty easy but I’ll list the sizes of circles to use and the measurements of the sleeves etc. You can get two from each sheet of 8.5×11” cardstock.

onesie favour side

I would have used blue and white jelly beans but I didn’t have any so this is filled with a roll of unwrapped Sweet Tarts minus the pink and orange ones. You could use any candy you want of course. Blue and white M&Ms could be cool too. Or blue FIZZY BATH SALTS would be a calorie-conscious option. They are easy and pretty cheap to make, just click on the highlighted text above.

If you are very observant, you may have noticed a little blue paperclip sticking out from the side of the sleeve. I wanted to be able to undo the favour and allow it to lay flat to make a template later so I used paperclips to hold it together temporarily while I photographed it.

onesie favour closeup

I used stars from two different sets, Hanging Out and Bringing Home baby, cut them away from the other stamps they were attached to and used them to background stamp the onesie. The sheep and turtle were cut apart from their stamps too.

I hope if you enjoyed this project you will visit again!

Enjoy, Rebecca

TE Bringing Home Baby, Hanging Out
Ink: Bashful blue, navy-SU!, Memento black
Paper: bashful, brocade blue CS-SU!
Accessories: blue brads, circle, label 1 Nesties, 1 1/4” circle punch-SU!, Copics W3,5, Y21,35,YG63, G21,24, foam dots-Jody Morrow





Congrats on Your Pregnancy Easel Card for the OCC.

Time for another OCC project! Our challenge was to make a baby-themed card using Kraft, a button and trim. Would you believe I already had one I made a couple weeks ago? I just hadn’t blogged it yet!

tara preg  easel card

I made this for a woman in our congregation who is expecting her second baby. I’m not sure if she likes purple but I sure hope so! I think the shading on the carriage sucks, I actually added quite a bit of Y35 to the Y21 I used to colour it but for some weird reason, you really can’t see it much. The whole right side of the carriage is supposed to look shaded, like the dress. Oh well.

I made it into an easel card because I hope that she will display it until the baby is born and it will be way more sturdy this way. I normally go with a more shabby style but the gal I’m giving it to isn’t that way at all. More modern, so I think this card would suit her better than one dripping with lace and distressing.

I hope you will join us at the OCC blog this week. We’d love to have you play along . Be sure to check out all of the awesome samples the team has for you!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamping Bella, ticket-PTI
Ink: Memento black, fresh snow white-PTI, eggplant, lavender-SU!
Paper: Kraft, purple,artichoke CS-SU!, white CS-Taylored Expressions, DP-Kioshi Basic Grey
Accessories: silk flower-Michaels, brad (um, I mean button of course)-Basic Grey, ribbon-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics: V12,15,17, G21,25, Y21,35, E00,21,33,35,37, Bs and YRs(um, sorry, can’t remember), W00,1,3, ticket die, scalloped edge die-PTI, Cuttlebug embossing folder


A Very Late OCC Post–Not So Neutral!

Wow, did I ever have a terrible week last week! Our whole family had the nastiest cold and sore throat, ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally caught up so here is my take on Linda’s only neutrals challenge. Use light neutrals only (tan, ivory, taupe, grey, white), metallics are OKtoo, on your card with dark neutrals (dark grey, chocolate, black) as accents only. But that alone would be too easy! So there is a twist to use lace and buttons too!

happily ever after neutrals easel

I first thought of white and gold so I went with this wedding easel card. The gold is applied using a gold paint pen. I was DYING to use pink and green on the flowers but I resisted. The lace is lace tape used for making Battenberg lace. I’ve had it for so long and I’ve not made the lace so I decided it could go on cards instead.

It is hard to see but the tulle that extends under the ribbon on the lower half of the card is also behind the upper part of the card. You just can’t see it against the background. It is very frilly and feminine. The Gold rimmed pearls are buttons with the shanks cut off.

I hope you will check out the rest of the OCC design team gal’s projects at the OCC blog. They are so awesome! It’s really not so hard, come on, play with us!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: memento black, Versamark
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: gold paint pen-Pilot, gold ribbon-stash (off a gift box I believe), tulle, buttons, lace-stash, pearls-Dollarama, gold EP-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics E00,21, 33, curved Rectangle Nesties


Papertrey Ink. January Blog Hop – Shabby Baby Onesie Card

This month we were supposed to play with a stamp set that hasn’t seen any love or perhaps no love in a while. I absolutely LOVE Just the Ticket set so I decided to pair it with an older set I haven’t used as much, Bitty Baby Blessings.

ticket baby love

The bottom of the card is stamped with another older favourite, BB: Hearts. I scored two lines 1/4” apart above this area as guidelines for the Scor-Tape and glitter application. Then I added half a doily above that. The word baby was cut from a larger sentiment, stamped in brighter pink ink and glittered using a glue pen. I used the bunny from the baby set to add a baby image to one of the tickets since I’d already used the ducky then I threaded all of the tickets on the twine. Then I added the flower corner and the pearls to the corners and as the onesie snaps. I will write in the name and date when I find out who I’m giving it to.

Wouldn’t this make a fabulous birth announcement with a photo of the baby in place of the onesie? Or a generic photo of baby feet or hands?

Enjoy, Rebecca

PTI as above
Ink: chestnut-ColourBox chalk, Rose red, chocolate-SU!, Sweet blush-PTI
Paper: sweet blush CS, pink DP-SU!, doily-Wilton,
Accessories: twine-Etsy, pearls-Dollarama, flowers-stash. Glitter-Art Institute, Copics- R00,11 YR02, Y21, 00 (to tone down the ducky), ticket die-PTI