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November 8, 2011

Baby Shower - Digital Scrapbook Style

I hosted a baby shower for my wonderful sister-in-law this weekend. I love hosting baby showers. I don't know why, but they are my favorite kind of party. I think it reminds me of those special times when I had my babies & wonderful friends wanted to help me celebrate each time I welcomed a new little baby into our family.

You know me & my digital scrapbook love. So of course I had to incorporate it into the babyshower somehow. The VERY first thing I did before I planned anything was to go find a digi-kit to get some inspiration. I found this beautiful kit from Tracie Stroud. I knew that I wanted to incorporate blues, yellows & greys into my decorations so this kit was perfect!

Then I made this invite with the kit. It's a 5x7 and I got it printed from Persnickety Prints on their pearl stock paper. Let me tell you, it was gorgeous! It looked like I had made some fancy shmancy invites. I displayed the invite at the shower....mainly because it was supposed to be a surprise shower & my SIL hadn't seen the invites yet.


And look at that cake my sister made! It goes perfect with the kit & invite. Oh & I should mention that this surprise baby shower was all my sister's idea. She mentioned it to me & I ran with it (with help from her). Can't believe I didn't think to do it first!


Then I made a "guess the birth date" calendar. I made a 12x12 in photoshop, had it printed at Persnickety. After I got it back I decided it needed a black border. So I trimmed off a little bit of each side and matted it on 12x12 black card stock. Then I punched out little some little circles. Thank goodness I kept my Creative Memories Circle Punchers back from my traditional scrapbooking days! My idea was that people would write their name & then stick their circle (I even had some leftover Creative Memories double sided sticky thingys that I put on the back of each circle) on the day that they thought the baby would be born. So I made this page, got it all ready a few weeks early & guess what?!? To our surprise little baby Sawyer was born 5 weeks early! Thank goodness everyone is doing well. Mom & baby were both at the shower! So needless to say I didn't even need this....but you know what? I put it out at the shower anyway just because it was so cute!


We played guess the clothespins.

I made these up with Tracie's kit. Everyone filled one out & mommy can save them for the baby.
I found this idea here at Babble.com. And don't look too closely or you might notices the I repeated one of the phrases....& it's pretty ironic the one that I repeated!


A game I made with Tracie's kit! Another one found at babble.com (the internet is a wonderful thing!). Everyone filled out the phrases & whoever matched the most phrases with the mommy won a little prize.


 Some decorations. Banner made with Tracie's kit & my mini-hybrid banner templates.

I found these at Hobby Lobby. Cute!

Food. What's a party without food. This is the area where I like to delegate! Lots of people helped me make food. Thanks to all that helped!

This was also supposed to be at the party. I found this cute idea on pinterest. Although I can't find the exact place I found it because I didn't pin it to my wall because I was afraid my SIL would see it & wonder why I had pinned it! I kind of put my own twist on it & it turned out really cute, a bouquet of flowers, diapers, socks, onesies, etc.... I ended up bringing it to the hospital when my SIL had her baby. He came early & I didn't want to go empty handed. I already had this made for the shower so I thought it would be perfect to take to the hospital.


Anyway, I just HAD to share all the fun hybrid digi-stuff (& other stuff) I made for her shower.
Hope it inspires you to personalize your parties with some digi-scrapping supplies.



6 comments:

Crystal said...

Wow that's gorgeous Liz! What a fantastic baby shower! :)

lmjrocko said...

Very special!

Virginia Ruth said...

Wow! I am super inspired by your awesome party planning! That looks like so much fun! You are a great SIL.

Carrie said...

Amazing job, Liz! I bet your SIL loved it all!

Scrappin Gramma said...

OMGosh it is absolutely wonderful
wow...amazing--

redjanfan said...

very nicely done, bet she was impressed -- I was!

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