Sunday, July 19, 2009

Anna, Our Little Ladybug

Oh, it feels good to stamp again! Anna's birthday is in two weeks and I'd realized that I hadn't gotten invites in the mail yet (family knows when the party is; I just had to make it official).

Ladybugs are the symbol for children adopted from China. Apparently, there was a large population boom of ladybugs in China at a time when there was a lot of happy news that families would be proceeding with their adoptions (the waiting is very hard). In addition to the fact that red is a good luck color in China, this ladybug population boom was seen as a good omen and now ladybugs represent the beautiful children adopted from China. Even though Anna was adopted from Taiwan, we thought this would make a fun theme for her second birthday party.

Here's her birthday invitation, patterned after the paper plates, etc, that I found for her party. I cannot take credit for the darling ladybug; I got the idea from "kaitysmom" on Splitcoast. :)
**Please forgive the tightness of this text; I can't get Blogger to let me double-space it!**
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: NONE! :)
Papers: Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks
Inks: Basic Black Classic and Stampin' Write; Real Red Stampin' Write
Accessories: Scallop Circle and 1/2-inch Punches, 5/8-inch Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Basic Black Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for the visit!


Vicki said...

What a precious card! And what a great story about the ladybug! You and Anna share such a blessing! Hope you have a safe and blessed weekend!

Fura said...

Sara, what a beautiful card! I just love it. SO cute!

Unknown said...

Very cute card! Love your lady bug. Happy BLURFING!

Michelle said...

sara this is an adorable your ladybug! (so clever)


Kathy said...

What a darling invite. I never knew that was the symbol of children adopted from China. Thanks for sharing about your sweet Anna and her adoption from Taiwan. Hope she has a wonderful second birthday!

Gail said...

I love how you made the lady bug....great card!!

Anonymous said...

Your ladybug is awesome! I can't wait to try that out!

Fleming Printing said...

Fresh, sweet, charming. Hope you have a great party!

Elizabeth P said...

What a lovely card! I love the ladybug on it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love ladybugs and this is one of the cutest ladybug cards I've ever seen! I love the colors and the way you did the ribbon! I just know her party is going to be fabulous!

Patty Gorka said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story about the lady bugs. Your card is so very pretty and it caught my eye right away, I really like the way you made your lady bug! Nicely done!