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Old 06-28-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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Challenge Title: Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 7 pm EST



Isn't it interesting how traditions evolve over time? I am old enough to remember when baby showers were an all female affair. Typically a tea party hosted by one's aging aunties. It would have been considered the height of greediness to have planned one for yourself! Quaint parlor games such as how many squares of toilet tissue does it take to wrap around the mother-to-be's bulging belly and who got the "poopy" prize: table favors of white flannel secured by a safety pin, one of which had a smudge of peanut butter inside, were de rigueur.

The party colors were typically "gender neutral" white, yellow, mint green, as were most of the gifts. Hand crocheted blankets, booties, and bonnets, lovingly crafted by those same old aunties who made the tea cakes and cookies were favorites. Sometimes, a beloved ornate christening gown would be passed down, maybe even the very dress worn by the new mom at her own baptism and blessing. Men celebrated by handing out cigars minutes after the child was announced to be a boy or girl.

Now, we have couples planning and executing elaborate gender reveal parties. All manner of themes and entertainment. Everyone invited to share the fun. Technological wonders such as 3-D images of the unborn, but likely already named, infant are posted on social media. So much has changed.

However, the spirit of celebration and anticipation remains the same. What a lovely occasion to make a card to welcome a new little human being to the world. For this challenge, please make a card that would be appropriate for a baby shower, baby announcement, or congratulations on the birth of a child.


I look forward to seeing the variety of colors, themes, and happy wishes you create.

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1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 11 P. M. EST ON Monday, July 15.
2. You have 1 hour to complete the challenge, unless otherwise noted.....you do not have to count prep time!
3. We have a special gallery for the Rock Star VSN.
a) From the "Main Gallery" dropdown list on the first page of the uploader, choose Events and Special Collections.
b) From the Sub-gallery dropdown list, choose Virtual Stamping and Scrapbooking Nights ~ it's the last in the list.
c) From the new sub-gallery dropdown list choose Rock Star- it's usually the very top of the list.
4. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
5. Please do not combine VSN challenges...but you may combine any other challenges with a VSN challenge!

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG!!

Thanks and big hugs to the hostesses who made sample cards. Check out their galleries and leave some love!
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hello - Happy Crafty Sisahs - welcome to VSN! I hope you have been enjoying the rocking challenges. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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Great challenge. Here is my card:

JUL19VSNL Welcome Baby by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:11 PM   #4
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What a great challenge! Love all the samples! I remember the baby showers and games we used to have. So fun. I think eventually, people didn’t want games. I used to give showers for people I worked with. I remember a Noah’s Ark theme, and at the last one everyone brought a baby photo of themselves and one of the games was to guess who was who. Such fun memories. I will come up with something tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for the challenge.
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Here ya go, Sonja. I always thought it was IN the treetop. Thanks for a simple challenge. Gonna get a half hour bough-break.

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Very fun challenge, Sonja!

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Here's my Panda Baby card.
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What a great challenge! Love all the samples! I remember the baby showers and games we used to have. So fun. I think eventually, people didn’t want games. I used to give showers for people I worked with. I remember a Noah’s Ark theme, and at the last one everyone brought a baby photo of themselves and one of the games was to guess who was who. Such fun memories. I will come up with something tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for the challenge.
Thanks for sharing your memories. I also remember the baby pic game.
Has anyone been to a baby shower recently? Themes of note?

Looking forward to what you make, Sharon, you always have a nice flair.
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I have not been to one for a couple of years now but, it was a "couples" one. ( the expecting parents were in their 20's) and so the baby's daddy came but, the rest of the guests were female.


the game they seem to do at all of them here is someone walks around with a tray filled with tiny things for a new baby. binkie, rattle, socks. younameit, on a tray and you get say 30 seconds to look at it in front of you to remember everything on it or as many things as you can and then someone will remember nearly all of them and its like 20-30 things?


I am thinking about this Sonja but, it may be a tomorrow one as I will probably end up coloring something. and then it will have to go CAS because, all the time will be used up coloring.
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Here's my card: one little baby.
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I probably should have photographed my card from above so you could see all the elements, but here it is JUL19VSNL For Sarah by casep - at Splitcoaststampers
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Sonja - I'e become one of the aunties that knits for the new little one - my specialty is pumpkin hats. Thanks for the memories. Here is my card.
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Sonja, I had fun with this one. I made a quilt quicker than I've ever done! LOL Here's my card.
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Here is mine. Some of this was already stamped in my stash, I think leftover from another baby card a long time ago. So it feels good to use it! But then I had to find right ink to match it for the sentiment! I played with some new dies. Thank you!

JUL19VSNL Ps.12:7 Gift of God sm by smadson - at Splitcoaststampers
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I made a slightly unusual baby shower card but it's a special request from my sister - she wants to give it to her riding instructor who is pregnant, and she wanted it to have horses and purple on it!

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Great Monday additions to the VSN gallery. Thanks to all who participated in this challenge. Maybe more will be posted before the 07/15 deadline???
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Here is my card:
JUL19VSNL Bundle of Joy by lovinpaper - at Splitcoaststampers

Nice and quick. I will include this with another card or a gift.
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Thanks for the challenge, here is my entry:

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I was honestly going to skip this challenge, since I didn't think I needed a baby card. But then I remembered I will, so I made this one:

Onesie Baby Boy Card

So thank you for a great challenge!
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JUL19VSNL Baby Animals by CAKath - at Splitcoaststampers
My baby card for the challenge. Thanks.
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Thanks for the challenge!

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Here is my card for this challenge:

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Perfect challenge for all the baby cards I need right now.
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