May 30, 2011

Our Virtual Baby Shower!

Have you heard of a "Virtual" Baby Shower?  
Let me tell you about ours . . .

My sweet sister Judy organized this unique baby shower for our daughter Katie, who is expecting a Baby GIRL on July 4th.  Katie and her hubby have moved several times and have family and friends around the world.  Because of this, it was next to impossible to plan a baby shower where everyone could attend.  So, Aunt Jude came up with the plan to hostess a Skype shower and asked me to create the invitations.  Since everything else would be online, we thought a nice handmade invitation would be the perfect personal touch.

I borrowed my friend Vicki's Little Hellos stamp set by Stampin' Up to make the invitation.  Isn't that just the cutest little giraffe you ever saw? :)   There are several layers to this, but with my creative daughter-in-law Jami helping me, they didn't take us long at all.   Jami had the idea to use the baker's twine to tie it all together and I just love how they turned out.

The inside of the invitation was drafted in Word and printed on regular copy paper.  It took a little while to figure out how to explain this unique shower, but I think we got the message across.  If you click on the photo, you should be able to read it.   If you want to do something like this and have any questions, please feel free to ask me.   My sister lives in California, but she traveled to Las Vegas where she was joined by KT's mother-in-law.  They got everything decorated and the laptops set up for the big event. 
Here at my home, I had a luncheon for friends and family and we were able to watch her open her gifts live via the computer.  In addition to us, she had girlfriends and family in other parts of the country contact her too.  Oh, the joys of technology!! It was wonderful! 
Here are a few photos my sister took at Katie's home:  (I didn't think to take any of us. dang it!)   Do you see how she's sitting in front of the laptop showing us a cute little "wild thing" onsie she opened? daughter-in-law and I sent the same one!  :)

The cute little teddy bear quilt was handmade
 by her Grandma Jeanne.
This will be her first great grandchild.

Baby showers are just so much FUN! 
Thank you for letting me share ours with you today!


~Quote for Today ~
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. 
Carl Sandburg


Marisa said...

Absolutely brilliant idea to have a Skype shower!! Love it! Your card is simply adorable too! Love the raffies on their train carts.

Nancy Riley said...

What a great idea for a baby shower! That must have been so much fun! Your invitations are adorable!!!

Gail S. said...

How fun!! Great invitations - you ALWAYS come up with such neat ideas! I need to get SKYPE for my daughter and I to use (she is 6 hours away from me)

Lu Holt said...

I love the giraffe's! The invitations are so sweet and what a great idea for your daughters shower! It looks like she got some nice stuff for her new little arrival. How fun for all of you! Congratulations to your family!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

cute invites and what a wonderful idea!

Diane Noble said...

I've never heard of these before, but a great idea when gatherings are not possible. What a precious invitation. So sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!!!