March 18, 2018

A Baby Shower for my NEW Grandchild!

I'm a little late posting today. I was away spending "Grammy Time" with my new grandchild Kylee. She had to go back to the hospital this week for 24 hours for some phototherapy due to her bilirubin levels being too high. Kylee spent 24 hours under the rays for jaundice and all is good now. When my daughter Jessica was born, she went through the same thing. I remember being in the hospital with her for 5 days. I didn't realize though that 60% of babies go through this. So glad she is okay.

On March 3rd, I hosted a Baby Shower for my daughter for our 2nd grandchild. I had a difficult time trying to get the date right because here in Maine, it storms so much from January to March. Jessica's due date was March 26th so I thought I was safe scheduling the shower for March 3rd. Phew that was close....Kylee Ann was born on March 10th. You can see a photo of me holding Kylee in the hospital:

She is such a cutie and my daughter and TJ surprised me when they gave her my middle name. How awesome is that? So anyway, I did not have time to post all of the photo's from the Baby Shower until now. WARNING...lots of photos!

This was the invite that I created. This shower was a small gathering of family members and a few of Jessica's close friends. I made 25 of these invites:

You may not recognize the stamp sets that I used. That's because they are very old and some of my favorites that I will always hold on to. The names of these stamp sets are Bundle Of Joy and Nursery Necessities:

I made the invites flat with the invite part glued to the back of the front. You can see both sides in the photo below. I printed the invite on my printer and then added the stamped leaves:

This is what my counter looked like in production mode:

Next up, I have several projects that I used giraffe designer paper that I found online, first a welcome sign:

And this is where it was place at the entry to the baby shower:

My 9-year old granddaughter Kaitlynn has a collection of giraffe's that we used at the welcome table. And since the theme was baby animals, this was perfect!

A small tent sign for attendess to address envelopes for Mom to send her thank you notes in:

A guessing game:

And this one I found the idea on Pinterest. I prepared the frame with cardstock & stamping like this:

With blank punched balloons sitting in front of the frame:

And then as each attendee arrived, they signed their name on one balloon and glued it in place:

Baby Kylee's Banner:

A box for the cards:

I even decorated some small and large water bottles with a strip of the giraffe designer paper wrapped around the bottles and added some punched flowers to the front:

The cake and I also had some coordinating cupcakes:

And a few photo's from the shower:

And I leave you with a photo of Kylee Ann in her first few minutes of making her appearance. Mom and baby are doing well and Kaitlynn loves her new little sister! I don't have a photo of Kylee with her Dad yet as TJ was having sinus and allergy issues and didn't want to take the chance of spreading any germs.

Big Sister Kaitlynn:

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  1. Precious moments for sure, you did such a great job with all the invites, signs, etc. I have several stamp sets I will never let go either. Way to go Gramma...

  2. Congratulations Debbie...Kylee is so precious! All the decor you made is so cute, what a labor of love.

  3. I recognized that little giraffe right away as I used the same set to create shower invites and baby announcement for my daughter 7 years ago (yikes; where does the time go?!). Adorable and congrats on your second grand baby!

    1. This is such a great set to keep on hand. Thanks for the congrats!


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