Let's Hear It For The Boy

2012 may be the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese Calendar, but I have a feeling it is also the year of the "boy"  Several people I know are having or have recently had baby boys.  According to The Bump Jacob is top of the list for boy names.  I don't know any Jacobs arriving any time soon but I do have a dear friend who's due with a *J* name arriving in April.  

Then there's my baby brother (who happens to be the only boy in our family) and his lovely wife are due in February with their *little man* they haven't chosen a *J* name but a more traditional family name.  I'll keep that a secret until his big reveal.  It is the upcoming birth of my newest nephew that inspired me to create a banner.  The shower is coming up soon and baseball is the theme.  I will admit that I had a BALL with this project.  Get it...BALL?  Yes, I'm feeling silly as I sit here thinking I need another cup of coffee this morning.  

This particular banner stretches out to nearly 7' 8" from end to end.  I used my cricut to cut the circles and staggered them each by 1/2" so the mat would show nicely.  They are approximately 4 3/4" each.  The font is also cricut cut and I used the SchoolBook Plantin *roly poly* option so the font would stand out on the baseball paper.  I think it shows up very well.  To connect the discs I just tied a bit of coordinating ribbon to each section, mixing colors and patterns to give it depth and make it festive.  

Thanks for taking a moment join me today.  I hope whatever you do today it is WONDERFUL!



I {Heart} You Forever

Today has been a good day, lots of catching up on some much needed "creating" time.  After doing a few quickie household to-do's and walking my pooch in the 40 degree sunshine I rushed in and did a little surfing on pinterest (yes, I love that site) and yes, the "Hey Girl" Ryan Gosling *pins* CRACK me right up!

Text from Dawn:  "Hey Girl, why you want to die-cut that heart, when you've already got mine?"
Text from Donna to Dawn:  "hahahahahaha"

{{Yes...I added the font to the pic, I couldn't help myself, thank you RaSonda for the idea! }}

Yes, I love my friends and I {heart} them dearly for making my days lighter and brighter.

May your {heart} be happy and blessed.


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