Friday, May 15, 2009

Another Baby Card

Shew! This is the last baby card that I'll be needing for a while, at least as far as I know. I'm preparing to do a scrapbook yard sale with my customers and friends next weekend and, as I was sorting through things, I came across a lot of leftover paper from our Cocoa Cafe promotion from at least two years ago. I loved the pink and green pages so I was inspired to use then to make this final card.

The card design is an old Mojo Monday sketch and was fairly simple. I was afraid it was going to be too simple and I wasn't going to like it but, as it turns out, this may be my favorite card out of all the ones I made. I love that it has an elegant feel to it and that made it perfect for the mommy-to-be!

Supplies Used:
Cocoa Cafe Pattern Papers
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Baby Pink Cardstock
Cocoa Cardstock
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon
Corner Rounder
Sweet Baby Stamp Set
Baby Pink Ink
Piercing Tool

Non-CTMH Supplies Used:
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 86 and Boom Di Ada

It seems like I know 100 people having babies in the next two months so I've been needing a lot of baby cards lately. A former coworker of Isaac's is having a little girl next month and since we're going to see her tonight I needed to whip a card up for her. I'm tired of using all the typical pastels so I decided to go with an older paper pack with non-traditional baby colors and see what I could do. I rather like the final result.

I tried sponging the edges of my stamped images this time to help take away some of the blank white space and I think it looks pretty good. I like to ink my edges to give that distressed look but that was too harsh of a look for this card. The sponge gives it a nice soft look while adding some extra color. I hope she likes it!
Supplies Used:
Boom Di Ada Level 2 Paper Pack

Boom Di Ada Creative Basics
Sweet Baby Stamp Set

Hollyhock Ink

Buttercup Ink

Sweet Leaf Ink

Sponge Dauber
Colonial White Ric Rac

Scallop Scissors

Monday, May 11, 2009

Color Me Monday Card

My cousin is getting married in Jamaica next week so I needed to make her a card. Jeanette Lynton, founder of Close To My Heart, is now doing color challenges on her blog so I used last week's Color Me Monday color combination as the inspiration for my card.

My cousin isn't a real girly girly and their wedding is pretty low key so I wanted to keep the card simple but reflective of the beach wedding they are going to be having. The colors I used are Heavenly Blue, Garden Green, Desert Sand, Sorbet, and White Daisy. I am pretty pleased with how this card turned out.
Supplies Used:
Heavenly Blue Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
Desert Sand Cardstock
Sorbet Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Hula Paradise Stamp Set
Aloha Stamp Set
Express Postage Stamp Set
Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds
White Daisy Bigger Brads
Distressing Kit

Non-CTMH Supplies:
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 85 and Animal Cookies

I absolutely love this new paper pack, Animal Cookies. I've already done the Workshop On the Go with this kit and I can't wait until Noah is a little older and I can take pictures to use in those layouts. My good friend, Angie, is having her second son in June so I needed a card to send with her baby gift. This paper was the perfect fit and I made it using the scraps from my Workshop layouts. I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper Pack
Sunflower Cardstock
Clover Meadow Cardstock
Clover Meadow Brads
Dutch Blue Ribbon
Sweet Baby Stamp Set