Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome BABY!!

This lovely card is wearing lotsa hats :D I do so love when that happens!!!

First, Miss (Supertalented, gorgeous, all-around-wonderful) Lindsay is today! I'm completely off ... (if you know me, you already knew that) but I think we're supposed to be working with her awesome fall set this week. I was feeling that one last week, and this week I've been thinking about making a baby card all week (partially because of something I'll mention in a minute). So, I finally got to play with Lindsay's spectacularly cute baby set. Go HERE to find this "babies and bows" stamp set. Or you can go HERE to shop through *all* her lovely stamps.

Do NOT forget about her current deal -- spend $5 and get another digi-stamp FOR FREE (free free free... did ya hear the echo?).

Also, you can go HERE to check out Lindsay's awesome blog. She is amazingly creative - and as the title of her blog says, she's a frugal crafter - so keep an eye out for her great tips.

Finally on the Lindsay info - go HERE to check out my fellow Design Team folks, and please pretty please hop through their blogs and leave some love.

OOOOOOOOOOOkay. That out of the way... details on my card! The sketch came from a brand spanking new challenge blog that you *MUST* try - go HERE to check out the Pixie Cottage challenges. This week was a sketch... which I only played with a weeee tad. In the original, the three squares were along the left side of a vertical card. I turned my card on the horizontal and left the three squares along the top. Then my focal image isn't quite as big as the sketch's... and the sketch also had a big circle behind the focal image, which I used the banner to replace. The sketch had some flowers, but since this is for a boy baby... I just left the shoe strings dangling instead...

Remember a long time ago ~ three or four paragraphs AT LEAST ~ I mentioned that I'd been thinking about doing a baby card? Well, Katharina asked folks to make (and send) a baby card to the illustrator for the Whiff of Joy stamp collection in celebration of the new baby boy. So I was determined to make one this week. Since Lindsay had such a PERFECT set, and the sketch fit so wonderful... I combined all three to make this gorgeous card (if I do say so myself). Check the details about this HERE.

I really hope I didn't forget anything. I probably did because I got sidetracked 5 times in writing this late at night by my daughter (who is doing everything she can to NOT sleep) and I can't quite think straight.

Enjoy.

22 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Absolutely fabulous card! Gorgeous and very shabby chic! Love it!!

Awww - I thought you were going to tell us you were expecting. Oh well, beautiful card anyway. :0)

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Fabulous! I really love the whole card - perfect! I may have to CASE it for a friend. :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

I agrtee with Melissa, I thought for sure you had a bun in the oven! great card!

Tamara Bennett said...

Very cute card! I love all the detail! Awesome job!

Leanne said...

This is such a adorable card!! Love all the details!! As I was reading I was thinking bun in the oven to!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet images
hugs Mandy xx

Anne said...

Your baby card is beautiful. I like the way you have used the sketch. Thanks for playing in our 1st Challenge at The Pixie Cottage!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Cute Card! I like that little shoe :) Thanks for Playing with the Pixies!

Cheers!
Kristen

Risa said...

Hi Diana,
What a beautiful card and such pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Cottage!
hugs
Risa:)

ljurecek said...

Love all the details you included on the card. The shoe and it's great coloring take center stage, but then your eye get drawn to all the other lovely elements!

Katie said...

Super card! Very cute and I love your take on the sketch.
Thanks for playing at our 1st challenge at The Pixie Cottage.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Great card! I like how you used the sketch and that baby shoe is the cutest! Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage!

Cindi said...

tehehe, I thought you were gonna say you were preggo, too. I love the card it's super duper cute
:)

CreaRenata said...

Hello Diana,

Wow, what a stunning babycard! Love the way you've turned the sketch and the colours are beautiful.

Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Hugs,
Renata

Tammy said...

Oh, that is just too cute!! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week and good luck to you!!!

Michele Spera said...

I really love the layout of this card!! perfect, love all thats going on in it:-)
very nice job
XmicheleX

Tara said...

Totally cute Diana and a prefect take on the sketch! So pleased you could join us for the very first Pixie Cottage Challenge!
Hugs Tara xx

Pam said...

You did a wonderful job with the sketch. I love how you flipped it on it's side. great card!Thanks so much for joining in on the sketch challenge at the Pixie Cottage~
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

LuLu said...

Georgeous baby card Diana . . I also thought you were going to be sharing news about the "stork arriving soon" !

Lou
x

Sandra said...

Very cute card!

Lisa T said...

OK, you really had me going... I thought you were going to announce that YOU were going to have another baby. That would really give old R a heart attack, now wouldn't it? ;-) LOL!
Cute card! :)

Kim Nath said...

That is so cute, love the blues and your background looks really great!