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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saying Shi Ying

My sister gave birth to a sweet little baby girl on Valentine's Day and her name is Shi Ying. My sister has let me know that it is "Ying" pronounced in the third tone in Mandarin. The third tone is described as the dipping tone since it starts mid-tone, dips lower and then ends on a rising pitch. Yeah - just like a vocal rollercoaster. Being completely illiterate in any forms of Chinese, I now have to practice saying Ying in the third tone everywhere I go so that I don't call my little niece by the wrong name on our first meeting. Someone else (like her whole kindergarten in a few years' time) will have the dubious honour of doing that!

Regardless, I am ecstatic that my sister and baby Shi Ying are resting well with no complications during the birth other than my sister missing out on the epidural she was hoping for. Ow! Or should that be oooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeee!

Nappy Pin Card Using Stampin' Up! suppliesStampin' Supplies
Basic Black
Pretty in Pink

Stamp sets:
Nursery Necessities
Short and Sweet

Metallic Silver
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White

Large Oval Punch
Pink Gingham Ribbon
Slot Punch
Small Oval Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Subtles

I made this card using my newly hatched up "Pin by a Punch" technique. Actually, it is made using three punches but the name was so neat that I'm pleading artistic licence. I mean, how could I resist a pin pun (however obscure the allusion is to a pinch and a punch)?


Louise said...

Congrats to your sister! A new baby girl to love.

Cute pin pun card by the way!

Lin Mei said...

Thanks so much, Lou!

I can't wait to see the first photos of her - I wonder if she'll be as outrageously cute as Shi Wei.

Marcia P said...

Great card Lin Mei and congrats to the arrival of your niece!

:) Marcia

Sue Madex said...

Congratulations Aunty Lin Mei! How exciting. And that is just the cutest ever baby card!

Lin Mei said...

Thanks muchly, Marcia! *hands out carcinogenic-free cigar*

Hey Sue! Auntie Lin Mei has a nice ring to it, hey? And you're too kind! *hands out another carcinogenic-free cigar*

Liam said...

Love the idea of the baby pins. Absolutely beautiful.


Alana Galagher said...

Congrats to your sister & family. Love your card Lin Mei esp the pin :-)

Lin Mei said...

Welcome to my blog, Liam! Love your teeny weeny baby singlet suit in turn.

Lin Mei said...

Hello Alana! Thanks muchly as ever :) Here's a carcinogen-free e-cigar!

Fiona said...

Congratulations Lin Mei, and too your sister too. I love the card its very pretty.
I had a go at the pronunciation but think i will need a demo from you first!

Lin Mei said...

So glad to have you visit, Fiona! Thank you muchly for the congrats and I will definitely try to give you a half-decent rendition when I see you next :)

Rebecca Munro said...

Congratulations on your little neice Lin Mei. Your card is gorgeous!

Lin Mei said...

Hello Rebecca! Thank you very muchly :)

Kari said...

Congrats Auntie Lin Mei! Gorgeous card card too - where do you get these ideas?!

Lin Mei said...

Hey Kari! Thank you very muchly! I probably spend too much time in my head *grin*

Latenightstamper said...

I love what you have done with the punches, what a great idea! You do such nice work. I am so pleased to have your art for inspiration. May God bless your family and your Stampin Up business. Sherrill Graff

Lin Mei said...

Thank you so muchly, Sherrill. A warm welcome to my blog!

Teresa said...

Dear Lin Mei,
Big Congratulations on a double sweet treat ! Shi Ying's family are all blessed with her beautiful new arrival. Sorry for the belated wishes, but knowing that there's lots of future time to celebrate her more. 2010 promises a triple whammy; Shi Ying's First Birthday, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year of the Tiger. All good ! So excitingly looking foward to seeing another of your creative designs when next year's celebrations combine. Love, Teresa

Lin Mei said...

Dear Teresa

Are you serious?! I didn't realise CNY next year was on Feb 14! Thanks so much for the tremendous heads up and also for the wonderful wishes. *hugs*

Annette said...

Congratulations on becoming auntie, what a beautiful new baby card, shall have to borrow this idea, thanks, take careX:)

Lin Mei said...

Thank you very muchly Annette and a warm welcome to my blog!