Our Little Pumpkin Gender Reveal Cards

We found out Baby Cruse's gender two weeks ago and I sent out these gender reveal cards right after to friends. Instead of calling each friend, I wanted to do something fun that replicates our very own excitement. 

Originally these were going to be DIY scratch off cards, but the mixture for the "scratch off" wasn't working out for me and too sticky for my liking. I had some washi tape so I used that to cover the reveal instead. It worked out a lot better. 

I brush lettered the address to the envelopes and mailed off they went! It was so fun to get texts and calls from friends filled with joy and excitement. 


I've been sending out a bit of baby and wedding stationery so it was only fitting that Congratulations is this month's free printable greeting card! 

My goal for each free printable greeting card is to make it easier for myself and for others to send their thoughts and love to others. Life is too short, after all, not to let that special someone know that we're thinking of them. 

Click to download the Congratulations Free Printable Greeting Card

*Terms of use: All printables are for personal use only, not for resale or commercial use. It is not to be altered in any way.

Other Free Printable Cards:
Thank You
Hello Friend


"Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class tonight. You made it very relaxed and a lot of fun!" - Nancy W. 

Another calligraphy workshop in the books at Silver Spoon Bake Shop! Every time I get to teach a workshop, I can't help but be grateful to be able to share my love for this art and what I've learned with others.

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I know I cover a lot of information in a span of 2 hours but I'm pretty much an open book and encourage students to ask any questions they may have. Questions that were brought up last night were about wedding calligraphy (two students have 2 daughters getting married!), which inks are best to use, and how to work with different nibs with its own personalities.  

My favorite part in each class is when students get to write their own quotes. I encourage them to create it so they can look back at where they started and can later see their progress, how far they've come. Below are some of their very first calligraphy work!

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Due to the holidays coming up and preparing for Baby Cruse coming in February, there will only be one more calligraphy workshop for this year. Only 6 spots are available - for more information and to sign up, click here. Workshops next year will not be determined till after March 2016. 

Baby Cruse Coming February 2016

I didn't know after I shared my miscarriage story back in June that 10 days later I would find myself staring at another positive pregnancy test. I was a ball of emotions: shock, joy, a boatload of fear and yet so incredibly grateful. It took a bit of time for most of the fears to subside. I often found myself saying "I hope" and "If we make it that far..." in conversations. It was hard not to guard my heart at first or be cautious but if there's one valuable lesson this little Peanut has taught me, it's to truly take life day by day, to live it and to celebrate it. Especially now that I'm out of the first trimester (way less nausea and fatigue!) and I'm feeling like my normal self again.

We are so excited and looking forward to meeting our little one on February 2016!