My 2018 Project…

2018 has been a big year for the Papercraft family.

Mr Papercraft & I made the big decision to add another mini Papercrafter to our family.  After 2 very uneventful pregnancies with the Miss Papercrafts, this one was different from the beginning.  January (and beyond) was a blur of nausea and tiredness!  I’ve never spent so much time on the couch!  It meant there was very little time left for stamping!

OnStage Perth 2018 | kelly kent

Baby Kent was still a little bit of a secret at OnStage in April, but just starting to show at some angles.

A true stamping addict, I managed to struggle through and keep up with my usual blog & design team commitments until July when I ended up on bed rest.  As I enjoyed the hospitality of three different hospitals and spent weeks away from home & family, my blog went unexpectedly quiet.  I missed my family, my craft space and my own bed!!!

After all the pregnancy drama, it made sense that baby Kent #3 was a BOY!

Meet baby Little Mr Papercraft – Finley.  Born 4 weeks early, but just perfect!

mypapercraftjourney | kelly kent

He’s a delight, everyone is besotted and we are enjoying being a family of 5.


You know they say it takes a community to raise a child?  Well, it felt like it took a community to get Finn here!   I am so grateful to have an amazing family who kept it all together while I was away and fabulous friends who visited me, brought me food & gifts and checked on me during the ups & downs.  I am blessed to have the tribe I do!

I wanted to send some thank you cards to some special people who really made a difference to my happiness.  It’s been nice to spend some time at the craft table between feeding the little man (I’m once again back to a larger than usual amount of time on the couch!).

The Sweet Baby bundle has the cutest stamps & dies – perfect for all types of baby cards.

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

How cute is that bouncing baby boy!  And matching accessories (I just love the bear hat!).  So easy to colour using Stampin’ Blends.

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

The Twinkle Twinkle DSP from the Annual Catalogue is designed for all things baby – girls or boys.

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

Despite the time in hospital, the emotional rollercoaster and the need to drop ‘life’ for a while (including my beloved Stampin’ Up!), we are so happy to have Finley with us.

I have no set plans for blogging in 2018.  Most of my focus will be enjoying our new little man, focusing on the Miss Papercrafts and crafting for pleasure when I have time.  I’ve taken leave from all my design team commitments for the foreseeable future and will return when I feel it’s the right time.  There will be posts, but they’ll be when I have time with projects I’d like to share.

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Just one more photo to finish – Finn and his very proud big sisters!

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17 thoughts on “My 2018 Project…

  1. Cheers to you and your family!!! I am sure the Big Sisters will help you with Finn.

    We will still all be here when you return … Family is always first!

  2. I think that last photo is my fave! You do make gorgeous kids my friend! I can’t wait to meet Finn – so glad he finally made his loudly announced (by him) entrance to the world! He may just be the most handsomest baby boy around!

  3. Congratulations Kelly on your gorgeous baby.
    What a beautiful family you have.
    Take all the time you need – your focus changes as life changes, take the time to enjoy your son.

    Love – Alison Wall

  4. A beautiful family , aftrer such a hard time, you managed so well Kelly and family . Finley is so worth it though. The card is beautiful, I noticed the bow cute.

  5. What an eventful 2018!! Congratulations on your gorgeous boy! It looks like you have two willing helpers if you need a hand with cuddles. xoxo

  6. Congratulations to your entire family! As a grandma to 15 and great-grandma to 4 , I can say each new addition is a gift from God. So happy for you.

  7. Congratulations to all the Kent’s. I thoroughly enjoy your paper creations, and look forward to more after you take care of your needs and those of your natural creation.

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