Wednesday 24 April 2013

guest post | a bloggy baby shower for me!

Hello friends of Cate! My name is Deb ~ I blog over at PaperTurtle, and I’m throwing an online baby shower for our dear Cate.

Since Cate lives in Australia and I'm in the US, it would be a bit tricky {if not impossible} for me to host an actual baby shower in her honor. And since we have been blog friends for over three years now, it kind of makes more sense to do it the bloggy way.

You're all invited ~ and you don't necessarily have to have a blog to join in the fun!

There are a few different ways you can participate:

Create an 8"x 8" scrapbook page to be included in a scrapbook for Cate.
Photograph the layout and create a blog post to publish on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Link to my Bloggy-baby Shower blog post on that day and join the party!
(I will provide more specific details as that date gets closer.)


Create a baby-blog post to publish on May 29, 2013 and link to mine.
Your post should include something mommy-baby related.
Ideas include: helpful tips/advice, a game you've played at a
baby shower, baby photos of yourself or family members...
basically anything random and baby-ish.


If you don't have a blog but still want to create a layout for
Cate's scrapbook, you are more than welcome to do that as well.

♥ ♥ ♥

Scrapbook layout specifics ~ Are you ready for a challenge?

In order to have some sort of cohesiveness throughout
Cate's baby album, please use the following guidelines:

The base must be a white, 8"x 8" piece of cardstock. You can use textured or flat, you can embellish it like crazy, but please start with white.
Please leave space on your layout for a 4"x 6" photo that Cate can add later on.
Cate loves the color purple {They don't call her PurpleCrazyMum for nothin'!} so please use purple in your layout, and feel free to incorporate other colors as you see fit. I'm planning to use pink and purple on mine.
If you plan to use a specific theme {i.e. bath time, Daddy time, a nursery rhyme} please let me know before you begin designing your page. I will keep a list of specific page themes so that we don't end up with duplicate subject matters.
When your layout is complete, mail it to me. I will gather all of the pages in a scrapbook to send to Cate. If you plan to do a blog post and link to my blog {PaperTurtle} on the day of the shower {Wednesday, May 29}, photograph your layout before sending it my way. :o)
Please RSVP for the bloggy-baby shower by leaving a comment on this post. Make sure that your comment provides a way for me to contact you {either by way of a link to your blog or an email address}.

I will remind you of this fun event over the course of the next five weeks, but until then, I will leave you to your creative thinking process!

I've tried to cover all the bases, but I'm sure there's something I've left out!
Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions,
and also let me know if you plan to "attend" Cate's Bloggy-baby shower.

Ooooh...I'm so excited for us to do this for Cate!
Hooray for baby girls!
{and blog-friend-moms!}
PS: My email address is djturtle{at}cox{dot}net if you need to contact me.
PSS: Thanks, Cate, for having me as a guest blogger today!


  1. Hooray ~ Our posts are up and running and we're off to a great start. This is going to be so much fun! I hope you enjoy your online shower, Cate! xo

  2. So excited about this - what a fantastic idea!


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