Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!!  Today is a day to celebrate.  Lindsay and the team are having an online baby shower for one of our fellow members, Tamara Bennett!  Now at the time of this writing, Tamara has not had her baby yet.  If that little boy doesn't grace us with his presence very soon, Tamara will be induced tonight!  So we're having this little baby shin-dig in the knick of time.

Here's the card I sent to Tamara...


I really struggle with baby cards.  They definitely seem not to be my forte.  But I finally came up with one that is presentable.  With the help of the sketch I found on Everybody Art Challenge this card came together.  This was a really great sketch to work with.  I used a lot of mixed media with this card, too.  The onesie is from Lindsay's set On The Line.  I altered it all little by erasing the clothespins in my photo editing software and then drawing lines to complete the shoulders.  I printed a swatch of digi paper that I got from A Cherry On Top and then printed the onesie over it.  This makes for super easy paper piecing.  This digi paper pack also came with banners that before I printed I added little text boxes over the flags to create a sentiment.  Then using traditional stamps I created my own decorative paper.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, white card stock (JoAnns), Bashful Blue, Barely Banana (SU!)
Paper:  Digi Paper (ACOT)
Stamps/Ink:  Limitless Labels (PTI), Barely Banana, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Tools:  Circle cutters (CM), Cuttlebug, Scallop circle nesties (Spellbinder), Spots & Dots embossing folder
Embellishments:  tiny white brads (Queen & Co.), Buttons ($1 bin at Michaels)

I hope Tamara likes the card I made for her and I wish her all the best for labor and delivery and I pray for her baby boy to be healthy.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team as we celebrate the miracle of life!

17 Encouraging Thoughts:

1CardCreator said...

Sweet, sweet card! I love all the embossed dimension and layers in this! I love the tiny banner too! I know she will love it! ~Diane

Laurel said...

Love this, it is perfect!

Lindsay Weirich said...

struggle? That looks great Melissa, so many nice details like te banner, buttons and stamped DP, I love it and T know Tamara will!

Cindi said...

what a sweet card! she will love it
:)

Cheryl said...

Sweet card! I love the little ducky and snaps you added to the onsie. Super cute.

Leanne said...

Awww this is so sweet Melissa! I just love all the little details like the snaps and the ducky you addie to the onsie!! TFS!

Danni said...

So adorable!

Karin said...

Just darling! My favorite thing to do is mix digi and traditional stamps and this is adorable! Love the duckies :)

Imke said...

Melissa this is very cute. The little banner is great !

CanadianScraps43 said...

Melissa all I could say when I opened the link to your blog was, "Oh my goodness it is totally gorgeous!" That is so true and it sure doesn't look like you struggled with this one by any means. Thanks for sharing sweetie.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awww...this is super adorable!! Love the little onsie!!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

This is wonderful Melissa! I love the little pennants you made!

Mrs. Fence said...

How sweet! Love that onesie! This is too cute!

ljurecek said...

This is so "put together", if you know what I mean...Everything is so well-planned from the paper piecing to the banner sentiment, it's all just very well executed! You're such a crafty lady, Melissa!

Micki said...

ohh how adorable. I love the tiny brads and that stamped background panel. Just perfect.

hugs

Alex said...

So lovely!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Tamara Bennett said...

This card is soooo cute! I love how you altered the onesie! Thank you Mel!!!

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