Sunday, December 14, 2014

1st Christmas

Back story:  This is for my great-nephew, Caleb.  He has a hard beginning in his little life.  He was born very premature, at 24 weeks gestation - only a pound a half.  He spent the first 5 months of his life in the NICU, under great care of nurses and doctors.  
He is home now, and doing well.  He weighs in at 9 1/2 pounds.  Still on oxygen, but starting to do real new baby things.  His "corrected" age is about 3 months old.  

2 months old - and now

The card details:  
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch - I like the tilted designs -- it adds a lot of interest 

The stamp is from W Plus 9 and the pattern paper is from SEI. 

I am also putting this in the following challenges: 

Here is a pix of Caleb going out shopping for his first Xmas tree:
Don't you just love the hat, the blue eyes, and those pinch-able cheeks?

Thanks so much for looking.  Have a very Happy Holiday!


  1. What a great take on the sketch! Hazel x

  2. What a sweet card for Caleb. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December

  3. I got chills reading your post! A fabulous card for Caleb... one to put away and take out years later for great memories!
    Thanks for joining us at Case this sketch !

  4. Oh, what a sweetie-pie! And your card is adorable! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  5. What a cutie - you have made the perfect card for him - thanks for sharing this week in TMR - Jacqueline xx

  6. What a happy ending! The little is a fighter! Cute first Christmas card - Thanks for joining in at TMR!