Baby Betty’s Nursery

I’ve been meaning to share my baby girl’s nursery photos. Who knew having a new baby would be so time consuming…HA! Now 12 weeks later I finally have a free minute to do so. I had SO much fun decorating this room and would love to share it with all of you!


We are currently renting a house (and hopefully closing on a new home in December) so I knew I couldn’t get too permanent with the design. My new best friend turned out to be those command hanging hooks & picture hangers. I used them to hang just about everything in the room. Including the Baby Shower invitations.


With a simple grey base with a white chair rail, I wanted to use white furniture and bright color accents. The only two “new” pieces in her nursery are the rocking chair (Babies R Us) and the crib (Target). The rest were refurbished pieces from friends, including the rug from Urban Outfitters.


I made the fabric bunting out of scraps of fabric and ribbons left over from the bedding my mother sewed. She did such an amazing job!

She even made this gorgeous diaper stacker to match:


I really didn’t have a “theme” with the nursery. Just went with colors I love and pieces from my own nursery. I wanted a vintage girly feel for sure.

Including this music box that was mine when I was a baby, and a vintage wall art frame from an antique store.


And probably my favorite piece in the room is the gorgeous needlepoint my own grandmother made for me. My mother gave it to me when we announced our pregnancy and I had it framed for Betty.


I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I think Betty loves it as well! I had so much fun…maybe I’ll do it again some day soon…now that’s funny!

bettyPhoto by Rebecca Russo

WPlus9 Oct Release: Group Post

Well it’s official! You can now purchase all of the amazing products that we have been featuring from WPlus9!

Today is Group Post day…and here is my favorite card I created for the release:


I have to say my favorite stamp set from this release is definitely Merry & Bright. The flowers, the candles, the sentiments. I love everything about this set! The details you can create so flawlessly are incredible.

oct_release_kgb-2I hope you have enjoyed this release as much as I have. I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner! Make sure to stock up and get a head start on your holiday cards!

And make sure to stop by all the ladies of the WPlus9 Design Team:

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Sarah Martina Parker

World Card Making Day 2012 Winner Blog Hop!

WCMD-13_Blog-Hop-BannerI’m so excited to join the winners of the 2012 World Card Making Day Contest! I can’t believe it’s been a year already since World Card Making Day…and I’m so flattered to be sharing another card in the “Thank You” category. I had a blast making this card featuring some of my favorite stamps and dies:


Here is a closer look at some of the details. I love how the little white pearls and lace create such an elegant effect. I would classify this card as “shabby chic” for sure!


Supplies: Stamps, Dies, & Card Stock by WPlus9 / Ink by Stampin’ Up

And here is my original card from last year:


As for “advice” on submitting…just be yourself! And have fun! And pay attention to the details. I love how the washi tape on this card mimics a real jar of jelly🙂

Now on to your next stop on the blog hop!

A beautiful card by the super talented Laura Bassen

So much fun! Thank you for stopping by! If you want to see more about the blog hop, be sure to stop by the Papercrafts blog.

And here is a list of all the fabulous ladies playing along:

  1. Agata Pfister
  2. Amber Kroening
  3. Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
  4. Ashley Marcu
  5. Carolynn Wilson
  6. Chunyuan Wu
  7. Emily Leiphart
  8. Heather Hoffman
  9. Jamie Greene
  10. Jocelyn Olson
  11. Kerrianne Bowen
  12. Laura Bassen
  13. Leigh Penner
  14. Lorena Cantó Lavería
  15. Mercedes Weber
  16. Mignon Jessica Bear
  17. Pamela Ho
  18. Sarah J. Moerman
  19. Stasia Sloma
  20. Tarynne Wise

WPlus9 Oct Release Sneak Peeks: Day 3

That’s right…one more day till full reveal of the WPlus9 stamps going on sale Oct 5!

Today we are introducing Pretty Poinsettias and Dies.


These stamps are just divine. The depth and colors you can create with them is incredible. I really wanted the poinsettias to be the focal point of the card so I let them shine. I added some fun bling as an accent and the gorgeous “Noel” sentiment.

day3-2I love the font Dawn chose for these sentiments. So elegant and fun.

Tomorrow is the full reveal over at Dawn’s blog and make sure to check out what the rest of the DT ladies are rocking today:

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Sarah Martina Parker

WPlus9 Oct Release Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back…didn’t you just LOVE all the yummy products featured yesterday? I hope you got a chance to check out all the other ladies amazing work from WPlus9! And we aren’t even close to being finished yet. Today we are debuting Heartfelt Holidays and DiesSilver Bells and Dies.day2-1

There are so many stamps in the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set you seriously could do all your Holiday cards! I just love this set. Especially the adorable coffee cups. I wanted to do a fun one layer card for easy mailing. What do you think? I love the bright and funky color combo. The Lake House Pigment Ink is such a beautiful shade of blue and perfect for winter!

day2-2I finished the card off with some baker’s twine and one little bling crystal in blue. This card would be super easy to mass produce for all your friends and family.

Here is a card I created with the Silver Bells stamp set and die cuts. One thing Dawn has spot on is die cuts. I mean seriously. These are gorgeous. It’s effortless to create beautiful details with these stamps and dies.

day2-1-1For these cards I’ve been trying some funky color combos. I really love how this one turned out. The purple and gold tones are so fun. I used White Pigment Ink to create some “snow” in the background with the berries stamp.

Make sure you stop by Dawn’s blog for all the details on these products. And of course stop by all the other DT’s pages too!

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Sarah Martina Parker

WPlus9 Oct Release Sneak Peeks: Day 1

That’s right…I’ve survived! I can’t believe our baby girl is 6 weeks old today.

Seriously the most incredible experience! She’s absolutely amazing. Here’s a little sneak peek of our little angel:

1233622_586138324761883_1501640410_nphoto by bec photography

I can’t wait to celebrate our first Christmas with little Betty Anne.

And WPlus9 is here to get the holiday season started off right!


Introducing Woodland Wreaths and Dies. 

Aren’t they just divine? This card was so fun to create with the gorgeous die cut pieces and stamps Dawn created. I played with some different inks to come up with this “woodland” palette. I love the way it turned out!


Make sure you stop by Dawn’s blog for more inspiration and more from the design team ladies can be found here:

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Bowen
Sarah Martina Parker

Stop by tomorrow for more! All products go on sale October 5th.

Dockside with WPlus9

Welcome back to my last day showing you some fun with WPlus9 products! As if the anchors weren’t enough nautical fun yesterday…check out these two little “crabbie” projects.


How fun are those little nautical guys? I made this card for my stepson’s upcoming birthday. I started this card by stamping the rope pattern from Dockside Backgrounds on a white card stock base. Then I stamped the sentiments on a circle from Clear Cut Stackers: Circles I just love the “Lil’ Skipper” sentiment with the fun rope text from Dockside.


Some twine and a die cut (adorable) crab and anchor from Dockside Die finish this little guy up. I hope my favorite lil’ skipper likes it!

Next up some feminine fun with the Dockside collection.


I love how navy, pink, and orange have become such a popular color combo. It’s not one I would usually put together, but think it works great with this card theme.

I started with a pink card stock base. Then I stamped a strip of white card stock with the diamond pattern from Borders & Backgrounds 2 and the sentiments from Dockside. One super cute navy crabbie from Nautical Notions Die and some pink jewels to top it off.

That’s all from me for the August / September WPlus9 release for now. Hope you’ve enjoyed these products as much as me! Make sure to check back with Dawn the rest of this month and next to see what the Design Team has cooked up for you with the latest goodies!

Now back to the baby waiting game – 38 weeks on Monday and SO ready to meet our baby girl!