Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Christening!

My adorable little grand-nephew, Landon, was Christened this past Sunday, so of course Auntie had to make a special card for him. I combined last weeks SCS Sketch with the SCS Ways to Use It challenge - to use twine.


I dry embossed the smallest Nestie cross on the panel then sponged over it with Antique Linen ink. After layering all the panels I tied blue and green twine around and tied them in a knot separating the edges and letting them hang. My stamps are from are from the Celtic Heritage set by Waltzingmouse


And here's mum Katie, my niece, and sweet little Landon - he is wearing the Christening dress that my sister and I wore at our Baptism's as well as my son Josh, niece Katie and her sister Christie. It was made by Aunt Helen, our mother's sister. She was a wonderful seamstress and had never married - so she was always making beautiful dresses for my sister and me.

Here's Christie, the Godmother, Landon, mum Katie, father Greg and Greg's brother, the Godfather.



Aren't babies wonderful!!??!!

ETA: if you have a minute - please check out my Bridal project over at PSA originals blog:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage
Paper: White, Aqua Bliss, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Bakers Twine- Martha Stewart, sticky pearls - Michaels, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, cross collection Shapebilities

13 comments:

Pauline said...

Lovely! How wonderful to have such a special family heirloom to be used by generations. Youer card is lovely, I do like the embossed cross and patterned paper.

Debgem said...

This is such a lovely card - I do like the cross and how you've coloured it - really stands out. It looks like you all had a wonderful day.

Heidi said...

It's a beautiful card Julia! I love the embossed cross. Your photos are lovely and it is so sweet that you have all worn the gown. What a special family heirloom.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos, Christening gown and card Julia! Love the embossed cross!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love the way you embossed the cross! Gorgeous card and really nice pictures. What memories that gown holds!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the clean, simple design of the card...the embossed cross makes such a lovely focal point! What a great tradition to pass the christening gown to each generation...great memories for the family!

Mara... said...

Yes, babies are wonderful!! I had the chance to spend time with my 10month old nieces over the holidays and loved every second of it. Love the card, the color combo of blues and greens is great!!

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, what wonderful pictures, Julia....your little Landon is just precious in the special gown and the card you made him is sooo beautiful!!! Yes...babies are wonderful!!!

maryr917 said...

yes babies are so precious-great christening photos of landon & parents-and I like the card you made for the occasion-great embossed cross

Betty Wright said...

Great pics and a precious baby, Julia! Wonderful card! The cross says it all!

*Vicki* said...

Hello Julia!! What darling photos and the card is very lovely too!! TFS! HUGS

velta said...

I am so glad that you shared these photos Julia....I just gushed with pride looking at them, for you!!! Yes, Babies are wonderful...and nothing is more precious than a grandchild, great nephew, great anything...love the pics...made me smile...been there...love it :)

Peggy said...

Yes babies are definitely wonderful! Beautiful card and I love the colors you used! Loved he photos too!