April 10, 2009

A Virtual Baby Shower...

So, I'm part of this group of friends on Splitcoaststampers...the PSFs. This stands for "Pretend Stamping Friends". This phrase was coined by Alexa, Lauren Meader's daughter a few years back...you can read that story here.

Anyway - we've been through a LOT together. Birthdays, weddings, pregnancies, funerals, surgeries, happy days, and sad days. This group of women is AMAZING, and I'm proud to be part of them. Whenever something is going on, we get together to help out, or to celebrate. I've been a recipient of their INCREDIBLE generosity in September 2007, just prior to the birth of my second daughter. They all made cards, and sent them off to one person. They made some for my older daughter too. Along with it were CRAZY generous gift cards, and the like. It was all bundled up and mailed to me...Brought me to tears.

WELL -- our very own Freshie pants Nicole is preggers now, and we wanted to shower her with cards and goodies as well. So here it is...her Virtual Baby shower...
I tried to take a photo with the pile of cards, but some were in envelopes, some were not, I just couldn't get it to work...

In that box that says 'For Baby K' is a onesie...here it is:

My friend Staci came up with the idea of the onesie...and I agreed to make it. I used the dark t-shirt iron on transfers...came out pretty good. The butterfly on the butt?? Well, that was from when a few of us met up for a stamping expo. Nicole had these cool jeans on with butterflies on the butt, and Lauren said the jeans (not her butt ;) ) inspired her to make a card...which you will see here. Then of course, the rest of the PSFs wanted to see the jeans, so Nicole had her hubby take a photo of them, and made it her avatar...well, we all made our avatar's Nicole's butterfly butt, but we each had our own color. This group certainly has a GREAT sense of humor. Nothing beats a good Happy Hour celebration, or sometimes even a middle of the day get out the sillies with them!

We also made sure we honored the big sisters, Kirsten and Kayla, they each got their own Purse-onality Clutch, and gift card too :)

Congratulations again Nicole!! Looking forward to meeting 'Baby K'!!! :)

15 comments:

sharonw05 said...

Cute, cute, cute! You did a fabulous job on the onsie, purses and the box!

JulieK said...

Awesome Tracey! Great idea on adding something for the girls. These are all adorable.

stampmiser said...

You did this just perfect, Tracey! Everything looks so great! Thank you for all of the gifts, the coordination, and the wonderful story told here!

Jenn said...

You did a great job Tracey!! Thanks so much! It all looks so sweet!

raduse said...

Fabulous job on the onsie Tracey!! Nicole is going to get a kick out of it. :)

McBetty said...

Cute!!! Great memories you've brought up with this post.

Nicole said...

OMG.. I'm famous ;) hehehe
You girls are the best!!! Thanks soooo much for all you did for me and my family. We are just overwhelmed with it all. Everyone I tell can't believe the generosity of this wonderful PSF group. I am so honored to be a part of it all. Thanks bunches!!!
Mushy hugs!!

Pam W. said...

Sooooo cute! Thanks for heading up the virtual shower, Tracey. The telling of our story is great and I can attest to the thoughtfulness and the love that comes from this group. I'm so proud to have such special friends.

I know that Nicky, Brian, Kayla and Kirsten loved the gift and the cards. Do you think she has quit crying yet? Ha!

Barb said...

OMW, the onsie came out so darn adorable. I love how you did it to symbolize a minature "Nicky". You did a fantastic job on this!! And I agree, someone (but sue as heck NOT me), need to have another baby so you can do another one!!!)

Sandy said...

Thanks for being the cat herder on this one Tracey! Cute onesies! I'm sure Nicole, hubby and all of her "K" girls love it!

Renee V. said...

Totally awesome, Tracey! You really out did yourself on this one! Thanks for sharing the package with us and the fun story! I ♥ the PSFs
Hugs!!!

Rebecca said...

So stinkin' cute! Love that butterfly :-) its the perfect touch! Thanks so much for coordinating - its absolutely fab!

smooches! MWAH!
Rebecca

Kristie said...

What a great idea...I'm sure your friend will love all of these fabulous cards and gifts!
I'm a long time lurker on your blog who has never commented before, but I just want you to know I think you're great :) Of course this sucking up inevitably leads to me wanting something...LOL! I am curious about your fabulous blog design...did you do it yourself or did someone else do it for you, and if so, who? It does occur to me that perhaps it's one of those downloadable theme pages....I hope you don't mind taking the time to answer my questions :) You can contact me at kmorrison10@gmail.com
Thanks so much for giving me so much inspiration with all your fabulous projects...I like to share them with others, so you're on my blog list over at my place :)

Molly B said...

That is so sweet! How funny with the butterfly on the butt of the onesie! Great job! -Molly B

Claire Brennan said...

WWWWOOOOowwwww Tracey!! fabulous wee thingsies! Also many thanks for the kind thoughts!