My very good friend, Jenny is having her first baby in about 10 minutes.

Jen is the momma on the left

Seriously, she was due a few days ago but is still pregnant. She’s one of those friends that always gives the best gifts so I did not want to disappoint! …especially since she is naming her baby after ME! (How exciting!)

Baby Sarah has two older half-sisters. Once she’s older, they’ll all share the same room so I came up with the idea of making name plaques for all of the girls.

Hey, it’s tough being an older sibling when a new baby comes along. I’m the older sister to four younger brothers – I know all about it. Bitter? Oh no, not me 😉

I’m just sayin’ … It’s nice when the older ones get goodies, too.

I found the perfect size plaques at Walmart. They were printed with “Faith,” “Hope,” and “Love.”  But, you could also use a blank canvas.

The room colors are purple, green, and chocolate brown. So, I found some matching scrapbook paper to cover the original design. I then went to DaFont for free fonts and typed in the girls’ names. I ended up using a combination of several fonts along with my own handwriting and just freehanded the letters. Each girl’s plaque has her name and a small picture.

I wanted a little more glitz so I broke out the old sparkly glitter.

I’ve had this stuff for AGES! I bought it as a teenager from Ames (yes, AMES! I said I’ve had it a while.) when I was all into decorating my nails.

Finally I hot glued a matching ribbon on the back and then glued a bow at the top.

These were done last week but I’ve been holding off until Jenny received them first. She got them yesterday and loves them so here they are:

And speaking of younger siblings, one of mine came to visit this week. There wasn’t much time for blogging so I’ve been a little MIA. The kids had a blast with their uncle. He had never seen a field of bluebonnets so we all went for a photo shoot. 

…and I had to get the camera for the tea party… hehehe

45 Responses

  1. What a great idea!My sister has 4 kids & 1 on the way..I think I might give this project a shot!
    Thanks for visiting my blog..I am now a follower
    Jen @

  2. Hi Sarah…

    Ohhh…what beautiful gifts for your best friend! The name plaques were a great idea and they turned out sooo pretty! What a creative and talented lady you are, Sarah! I just know that your friend and the girls are going to love these pretty plaques! Thank you so much for sharing them with us today for Sunday Favorites!

    I'm also just tickled pink that you joined in with the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I enjoyed your sweet note…thank you for all the well wishes! My friend, I'm so appreciative that you have added Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I am also adding your delightful blog to mine! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and seeing your future posts!!! So very nice to meet you, Sarah!

    Have a super Sunday and best wishes with the gift card giveaway!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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