Monday, February 20, 2012

Mojo Monday Baby Blog Hop For Julee


I have the wonderful honour of being part of a surprise Mojo Monday   Baby Blog Hop for Julee!  If you haven't heard, she is expecting twin boys in mid-March, so we wanted to share our love, support and happiness for Mark and Julee on the upcoming birth of their sons :)

If you have arrived from Amber's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the hop and want to start from the beginning, or if there is a glitch somewhere along the way, you can go to the bottom of this post for the master hop list.

Being that Julee is Verve's owner and creator, I just had to use Emery!  I paper pieced him twice and went with a blue and brown colour scheme as it is such a fun combo for boys.  Since the paper also has an eyelet pattern, it's my way of sneaking in a girly tribute to mama Julee :)

Another part of this hop is to give Julee some advice on motherhood.  Though I did not have twins, and have no clue what to advise on that front, my two kids lead me to give the following advice:
  • Sleep when they sleep.  The housework can wait!!!
  • Have some prepared meals in the freezer so you have quick and easy access to meals!  That way you won't have to cook in your exhausted state those first few months.  Makes for good milk too.  
  • Keep a "baby's firsts" book (many are available on line) where you can note your child's milestones their first year of life:  first tooth, first smile, first roll over, when they sat up, used a sippy cup, ate their first solid food etc.  Best part is your kids will love looking through it when they are older.
  • Make sure you have some adult interaction time (mommy group, visiting friends etc.)
  • Don't be afraid to ask for/receive help. 
  • Take lots of pictures. Fun twist is to take a picture every month by the same object/stuffy so you can easily see how much they grow from month to month.
  • Pray, pray, pray and pray some more as you raise them to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and equip them with the skills and character required to be amazing men and husbands.    
  • Treasure special moments in your heart because the years go by waaaay too quickly!!
I know you and Mark will be wonderful parents, Julee :)  Look forward to hearing the birth announcement and names you have chosen!  Hugest of (((hugs)))!!!

The next stop on the hop is Janelle's blog, so pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the fabulous creations along the way!
 
Master Hop List




 

What's In It?
Stamps: Emery Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Cute as a Button (Pebbles), Bazzil Brown, SU Bashful Blue DSP 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  5/8" Blue Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

29 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

This is so adorable and I'm loving seeing sweet Emory in so many cards today! Great BG paper!

TannyP said...

Awwww! What a super sweet card =) Perfect use of Emery, Marisa! Love the papers and that perfect bow with the fabulous button!

Luanne said...

Marisa, I just love your card! Those sweet little guys are so cute, and I love the bow with the heart button. This is one of your finest! :-)

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet card! I love the blue/brown combo! And twins for Julee.....wow!

scrappingnana said...

Sweet card. Love the colors and the sketch. TFS

Vicki B. said...

super sweet card Marisa!! Perfect for the occasion! Love it!!

Ravengirl said...

Emery is the perfect choice here! And you have given wonderful advice here as well!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Darling! Love the polka dot Emerys and all the great advice!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your twin elephants are too adorable! Excellent advise you gave too!! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is sooo sweet Marisa. I love your motherly advice. She must have loved this blog hop. Great job.

Jennipher said...

Absolutely adorable! I wish I could have been apart of this exciting blog hop as I adore Julee and her stamps!

Vickie Z said...

Oh this card is wonderful!! Love those elephants in blue and the brown is perfect!! DP as a little "girly" touch is perfect!! Advice is great too!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are set up perfect for commenting! :) Thanks so much!!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous Marisa....thank you so much for making this extra special!

hugs *~*

Denise Marzec said...

I LOVE that eyelet paper. ADORABLE card for Julee and Mark! ...great advice, too. :)

Sherry Gardner said...

I love the layers and the color scheme....a very sweet card and sentiment...

Andrea Ewen said...

Adorable card, Marisa...love the Emery X2 and the lovely colors! Great job on the sketch, two, er, I mean, too! :)

Betty Wright said...

So adorable, Marisa! Love the paper pieced 'elphants, too! Awesome advice!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable card, Marisa! Love the polka dot elephants!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is just absolutely adorable Marisa!! Love your darling little pieced elephants!! And the bg paper is just the sweetest!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet little card, Marisa! Love Emery x 2 and the fun ribbon/ heart button treatment. Thanks so much!

Maureen said...

too sweet! love the twin Emerys and the lovely sentiment :)

Janelle said...

Aww... those Emery's look fresh and new just like newborns do. Love you card, bunches and your advice in recap form. They are all SO true.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! This is seriously CUTE!!! Love the paper piecing and the fabulous bow!

Viv said...

Awww how SWEET Marisa!! It's a really cute card for twins! I'm sure Julee is going to love it...I do! xxx

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

ahhhhhh, isn't this just darling?? Perfect blue and brown combo! Love that heart shaped button too, just the right amount of whimsy!! Hugs!

Benzi said...

Marisa, this is absolutely precious! I love it!!!! What fun to have sweet twins.

Debbie Carriere said...

so sweet!!! Love the Emerys!! Your bows are always so perfect! And that eyelet paper is fantastic. Great advice, too :) Makes me long for those newborn days, when they didn't talk back or destroy my house - lol! At least they do still love cuddles with mom...

Sue said...

brilliant mothering tips Marisa, each new mum needs help where ever they can get it- I vaguely remember those days-lol!
super gorgeous card, love the colours, brown and blue is a perfect combo! :)