BIG, HUGE, AWESOME Announcement !

Jim and I are proud to announce we are going to be Gram-ma and Papa once again!  I feel like the blessings are raining down on our family.  My next to the youngest son and his wife, Adam and Vanessa, are expecting their first child.  We won't know for another month the gender of the baby, but I call the baby "Peanut!"  Peanut will his/her appearance toward the end of August.  Little Honey and Peanut will be close in age and  best of cousins.

I did a layout to mark this occasion for Adam and Vanessa.  This is a sketch for this month from Helmar.  The sketch is by Lydell Quin.

  • The foundation paper is specialty paper by Prima --older stash. 
  • Hearts are from Jenni Bowlin's Core'dinations, punch with Fiskars Amour Squeeze Punch, sanded and added a bit of Rangers Dabber Paint Snow Cap.  
  • Crocheted flowers by Making Memories--older stash.
  • Large flowers, leaves, and bling are from Prima
  • "3" is from Tim Holtz's Grungeboard and stained with Fire Brick Distress Stain. 
  • People are from Maya Road inked with Distress Ink Black Soot.
  • Background journaling card is from Jenni Bowlin.  In keeping with the sewing on the background paper I stitched through each line on the journaling card and added Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Fire Brick.  
  • The hearts were created in PSE and hand cut.  

Thank You
Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments about the Alphabet project.  I received a text from my daughter last night with a photo of the Alpha Wall.  It's my understanding that Little Honey gave it an approval "Oooo."   

Challenge/Giveaway Reminder
8 days left to post your challenge for the Fiskars Jenni Bowlin Scalloped Banner Squeeze Punch giveaway.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Tabitha and David and what a great team they make together
2.  Jacob's strong belief in integrity and responsibility
3.  Nessa and Adam and the blessings they bring me everyday
4.  hugs that bring comfort
5.  God's wealth of goodness and mercy in my life
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  1. This is great news! COngrats grandma (and to the parents too!) :)

  2. Congrats Grandma!!! That is AWESOME news!! And i loveeeeeee your lo!! Beautiful colors and loving the flowers!

  3. Such wonderful news, Debby! Congratulations to all! Your LO is gorgeous! Great job with the sketch (I printed that one too). :)

  4. that's great news :) hope 'peanut' is doing good and will be the pleasure of grandma and grandpa every day after "it's" appearance :) :) :)

  5. aw how exciting, I bet peanut is already loved on like crazy:)

  6. Beautiful layout, congratulations on your new grandbaby!

  7. WHOO HOO!!! Congrats on that baby! I can see you now already shopping for new baby goodies! Love Penny

  8. CONGRATS!!!! What a sweet LO you did about that too :)

  9. what awesome news!!! Your family is expanding, what a blessing from above!!! Love, Love your take on the sketch~beautiful work Deb!!!!

  10. Congratulations!

  11. Congrats! And beautiful layout!

  12. Congratulations! What a sweet LO to celebrate an awesome announcement. :)

  13. Lovely layout. Congrats on the good news!

  14. Congrats, that is wonderful =)

  15. OH, that's fabulous news! Congratulations to all!! What a lovely page to commemorate too!!

  16. That's so exciting!! Congratulations!! Your layout is gorgeous too! They're very lucky to have you in their family to help document their amazing new addition!

  17. Congratulations Gramma...such a blessing!

  18. Congrats to you all! Isn't growing your family a wonderful thing! I have 5 grands and 1 great grand daughter. Lovely layout, TFS


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