Sunday, February 16, 2014

A NEW Baby!

Recently, in our Lu family, we are blessed to welcome another baby into the world on Feb. 4. You may remember my Grandniece Apphia (my nephew Stephen and his lovely wife Grace's daughter)? Apphia made frequent appearances on my scrapbook pages/cards. Here was the recent one.
That's A Smile!
Well, Apphia just became a big sister to her new baby brother Matthias (rhymes with Apphia!)! 

We are thrilled about baby Matthias arrival! Mother and son are doing well.  Here is my little card for the baby! I kept it simple and sweet...
Cute as a button 
I used Martha Stewart circle punch to create the "buttons" and used twines to "string up" the buttons.  The sentiment and small scallop borders are from SRM Stickers. The stamps are Textures and Shapes (Hero Arts).
Ding---> Have you used your good old paper punches or spellbinders lately? I bet you can use them to punch out some shapes and use them in your card design. Try oval, squares, diamonds, circles...you will be amazed what you can create!
  Thanks so much for stopping by!

31 comments:

Laura B. said...

Squeal! Adorable new baby! Such a cutie! Love the DIY buttons!

Barb said...

Oh wow! I am still thinking of Apphia as just a baby - she looks so grown up in that beautiful photo! Matthias is so precious! Love your darling card, V! Awesome DIY buttons - I thought they were real! ♥

Niki G said...

Wow Apphia has grown and her brother is just as precious! Loving your card with the scalloped edge and the background stamping for your sweet buttons.

Barb Ghig said...

I can't get over how much Apphia has grown! Beautiful new baby, too...I wish them all of life's happiness!

This is such a darling card, Virginia! Great way to use your MS punches, and I love your background! Fun color combo, too!

Off to vote :-)

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful card Virginia. And what a cute photo of the two little ones.

CinnamonSally said...

What a gorgeous photo Virginia a very proud older sister there!!! Great card too, love the sentiment!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the card and such sweet little ones. Always to fun to have a new baby in the family.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

There really is nothing better than a new baby to feel like all good things are still possible! Love your sweet and simple card!

Annette Allen said...

aww congratulations she is so totally adorable.. love your card..

Lin said...

What adorable children - and your card is wonderful, Virginia!

Cornelia W said...

Congrats - they are both so cute! Great card, too!

conil said...

Oh so adorable...congrats to you and your whole family. Think your card is perfect for a little brother.

Leni said...

Congratulations on this sweet little baby boy! Love your card and the wonderful idea's you share !

sandie said...

So adorable and this card is perfect. Love the idea for creating buttons x

Cris said...

Awwww, super cute baby!!!! Congrats! Adorable card too, Virginia! ;-)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

ADorable baby and big sister! Congrats to the family! Love your buttons! TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

What an adorable pair they are! I can't wait to see more photos, and I love your card!

mimijudy1975 said...


How blessed the family and relatives are to have these two precious children. there is nothing that can compare to holding a new baby.
Love your background and the pretty colored buttons you made. Congratulations Virginia !

Sheila H said...

The children are adorable, Virginia. And so is your new baby card. Love your stamped background paper :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a sweetie, Virginia, and I love the button card too!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awww...what a wonderful piece of news Virginia!
I love your card and the precious picture.
Thank You!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Absolutely adorable - the little darlings and the cute card!! Love those handmade button embellishments! And yay, creative lightbulb!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh, and congrats on the extension to the Lu family! What a little sweetie!!

Lynn Mangan said...

Oh isn't Matthias beautiful! So happy for your family and love his sweet card!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...So Adorable Virginia! Love your card....So..so happy for your family :)

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...So Adorable Virginia! Love your card....So..so happy for your family :)

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh so sweet Virgina!!! Very exciting news and oh how cute! Sweet sweet card as well, love the background. xxx

Bellule said...

Bienvenue au petit Matthias, sa grande sœur est fière de tenir son tout nouveau petit frère. Félicitations aux heureux parents.
Bises.

Cris G said...

That's a sweet card, Virginia. I especially love that you mixed all of the most used colors for babies... lovely and eclectic :).
Congratulations on baby Matthias arrival to your family, he is an adorable baby, and his sister is a sweet little girl.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Aww, they are both so adorable! Love new baby photos. :) Your card is super sweet too!

Greta said...

What an adorable picture of those kids--just too cute! Your card is wonderful, Virginia--so happy--perfect for the occasion!