I'm an aunt!!

Yeah I know I should probably do a Merry Christmas post or something like that,but in this house,Jesus' birthday is secondary to my little nephew's:Sander!My sister finally gave birth on the 22nd of December to a healthy,huge (54cm and 4100gr) baby boy!I wish I could share a picture,cause he's really adorable,but I don't think my sister and brother in law would be very happy about that(they're kind of private) so you're just gonna have to take my word for it when I say:he's gorgeous!

As you all know I have been away for a few days to go to Thessaloniki for exams.So in case she gave birth while I was away I had to be prepared,so I made two cards before I went.Problem was,we had no idea what it was(I mean we knew it was a baby,but not if it was a boy or a girl).My sis thought it would be funny if they knew but none of the others did,so even though they knew pretty early on,they left us guessing till the very last day!So my cards had to be gender neutral!It was really tough to do that,so I came up with something "funny" to punish them both!

This is the card I made for my sis:

And this is the card I made for my brother in law.I have to say that he hates Winnie the Pooh,he told us he thinks he's gay because he constantly hugs Piglet and says "Oh bother"(of course he said that right after I had just bought a Winnie the Pooh paper pack to make their present baby mini album with).

In the comments I tell him how he should get used to it,since my sis will probably say that a lot with two men in the house(I had a baby girl version too,lol).

And this is the card I made today for my parents to send.As you can see,knowing the gender makes colour selection a lot easier!Also my sis loves giraffes,the whole room is decorated in them so it was easy to choose a theme.The little giraffe is a printable stamp I found online(sorry don't remember where) and the giraffe print cardstock I printed myself.The Welcome baby sentiment I bought a while back(as part of the mini album kit I still have to make) from Sfragidomania,I have to thank them once again,they did an excellent job!The ribbon I bought from a local craft store.

I hope you like them!!


"I feel it in my fingers...

...I feel it in my toes.Christmas is all around us,and so the feeling grows.".Have you seen this movie??I love it,it's probably one of my favorite Christmas movies(probably because even though it's a chick flick it's got some pretty funny scenes as well,I mean who didn't laugh when Hugh Grant busted a move as England's new Prime Minister?).And for those who have no idea what the hell I'm talking about,I'm reffering to the movie "Love Actually"...now go rent it and watch!

Okay with Christmas just around the corner and with me leaving in a couple of days for a week(yeah going to Thessaloniki,exams,yada,yada,yada,you know the drill) it was about time I started making my christmas cards.As most of you probably know I usually end up doing the same card over and over as many times I need it,just using different colours.But I loved all the different kinds of christmas cards some of my scrappers friends make every year so I decided to try it.Of course you can't change your whole personality by pushing a button so even though I tried different things,colours and themes for my cards the basic shape is the same.I decided I wanted to make triangular Christmas cards.We had gotten one a few years back and I loved how special it was,so I immediatelly then and there decided I'll make triangular cards as well some day,and the day has come!

Trying to make a triangle card isn't as easy as it sounds.Lucky for me I was able to find a template here (btw I loved the shaker card thingy,too bad I didn't have the supplies to make one,but some day ;)).As you see it has both the patterns for the base card and the shaker part of the card which is very usefull.It also has templates for triangle envelopes which I still have to make(but if it's a pain I might go for square ones ;)).So after having made a template out of cardstock it was easy to just trace around that one for all the other cards I made!And after that it was card making time!

I won't bore you with all the details on how I decided to make each card(and how many other ideas I had and tried that failed misserably,seriously,with all the paper I threw away I must have destroyed at least half a forest!) and I'm just gonna show you what I came up with.I'm not as happy with all of them(some I love,some I don't) but all in all it was fun making them!

I hope you like them!

P.S I have to thank my friends Eudokia and Lena.The first for giving me some of the patterned papers you see on some of the cards and the "Just for you" christmas ball cutout and the second for the two little sentiments on two of the cards.