Friday, April 18, 2014

A 'Baby' Baby Card...STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #9, STAMPlorations April Challenge: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique

Friday morning, and we're making plans to get on the road in a short while...maybe (insert *not sure* face). The 'snowfall warning' banner that was headlining the forecast in my family's city has shifted to our small town (seriously, enough x enough with the snow!), so our journey is under a 'weather cooperation' advisory.  At the moment, the skies are grey, the clouds low hanging, but no precipitations are in sight (fingers crossed). Perhaps I should rouse my husband from his sleeping in with a loud version of 'start the car, start the car', but that wouldn't be nice.  He's dealing with the tail end of a cold, so I should let him enjoy some luxurious sleep time a bit longer.  Besides, I'm  not packed yet.  My mobile crafting unit, however - themed entirely for my niece's use (she requested I bring the 'bug, because she likes turning the handle...) - is ready to go.  I have my priorities straight...

This morning's card is a 'baby' baby card, sporting the little stamps from my onesie die/stamp set, a die cut 'baby' (which I coloured using my inks...sort of sponging-ish, I guess) for matching purposes, and a series of stamped buttons for background, also from the same set.  All the images have some stickles added, although that's hard to see in the photo.

My card's layout was inspired by STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #9 (such possibilities, this one!)




I'm pretty 'same old, same old' with my card creations (water-colouring, splatters = not in my repertoire), so hopefully *dies and stamping* will qualify as 'techniques'.  

Baby baby...here it is...


Off to pack....
NOTE: Delighted and honoured that this baby "Baby" received a Spotlight over at STAMPlorations! THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

29 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS!!!!! Perfect baby card, Carol! Love those colors, love the stitched square, the little shapes, your button stamps...oh heck! I love everything about this card. So, I have to pin this, if you don't mind.... And I'll say a little prayer that your weather behaves so you may have safe travels. Blessed Easter to you my dear friend. Big hugs, Bev

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  2. Precious baby card! LOVE the multicoloured baby. Enjoy creating wtih your niece this w/e :)

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  3. What an adorably baby card. Love those images and that multi-colored die cut sentiment. You rocked "stamping and die cuts". Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this lovely.

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  4. Dies and stamping are definetly techniques, remember I just used stamping...my fav! This is just so adorable, such cute images. Thanks for joining us at Ink x

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  5. Sorry I meant STAMPlorations x

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  6. Baby, Baby is so going to win!!! I love the non-traditional colors - the images still keep it 'baby' while the colors scream trendy! Now..that gradient color "baby" die is definitely amazing as are the sweet wee buttons that work perfectly to balance your card. This sweet creation has just punted the #1 card on "My Favorite Carol Cards" list into second place!!!

    Wishing you a Happy & Blessed Easter filled with tons of hugs & cuddles from the wee ones!

    Safe travels! We are currently under a winter storm watch - 15 - 25cm of snow). Yay....NOT!

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  7. Oh baby, I love it! Loving the sketch, I need to be using some of these awesome sketches. lol I love the cute baby stamps on they fit so perfect on your stitched square. Loving the baby paper too! The "baby" die cut font is fabulous, love it! I am so with you on the snow!! It needs to leave! We had a grey morning but the sun is finally out. No snow thankfully, but it is cooler than I'd like it to be. lol Be careful on the road and enjoy! Hugs

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  8. Soooooooo sweet! Beautifully CAS and I love the colors.

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  9. Oh my gosh this is darling!! I love it!! I love the little baby elements!! So cute!!

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  10. Awwww that is precious! I love those cute little baby stamps and the colors you used are so perfect! I have to admit to being just like you when it comes to all the new trends. I like stamps and dies and a piece of patterned paper thrown in every now and then. I've been stamping for a long time and I've tried the trends and I know what I like :) Hope the weather cooperates for you! Be safe and happy Easter! :)

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  11. Super cute baby card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  12. Eeeeeeeeek!!! This is AWESOME!! Do you KNOW how much I love this?!!! Okay, if you don't, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssss much!!!! Clean, simple and gorgeous!! The colours, the bitty buttons, those freaking ADORABLE images, adorned with just the right amount of shimmer!! GAH!! Oh, and am also in love with the paper you used to die cut the "baby" which ties all of the colours in beautifully!! Happy, happy sigh!!
    Now, I am hoping, hoping that you were able to make the trek out. It's April!! Doesn't that snow know that it is supposed to be long gone by now?!! Fingers crossed that you were able to go, and that, by now, you are settled in, enjoying time with your family. The snow needs to go!!!

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  13. This is so adorable, Carol! And dies and stamping are definitely techniques!! What else can I say that all the other previous commenters haven't raved about already?

    Hugs,
    Shery

    PS: I just love how you prioritize! ;o)

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  14. I hope you get on your trip and the snow doesn't stop you. I LOVE Your little card, so sweet! I love the design, colors, all of it. PERFECT!

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  15. ps- guess who's following now?! I wanted blogloving or google follower, BUT I'll take what I can get- LOL. I know I need to keep track of you, up and coming girl!

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  16. Oh, how adorable this card is! I hope that you were able to to leave on your trip and arrived safely! Have a very happy Easter!

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  17. awwww...super sweet! Love your cutie pie baby card! I hope you guys didn't run into any snow and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. This is so sweet, Carol ... completely cutie patootie ... I love how you did the sponging-ish on the word ... it's fabulous! Happy and safe travelling! Anita :)

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  19. I have caught up a little bit with you, this is such a sweet baby card. I love the bright colours! Hope that you don't see any more white stuff falling, ours has finally all melted but it is still cold! Happy Easter my friend, and enjoy your family--safe travels! ~hugs

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  20. This is so sweet, Carol! Love the colours you used, and the word die is super. Oh, and I love your priorities ;) Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

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  21. Safe travels, sweet C! Love your priorities too - nothing wrong there at all. :)

    And your card - ooooooh sooooooooo cute!!

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  22. This is just precious, Carol! Love your clean and simple design! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations - hope to see you here next time as well! Hugs and Happy Easter, Cornelia

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  23. What a cute baby card! The pastel colors look perfect. We are beginning a new sketch challenge tomorrow -I hope to see you playing along! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

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  24. Absolutely wonderful baby card! You are really on a roll, Carol--fabulous creations in every post!

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  25. A darling card. Love those sweet buttons!

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  26. I'm so glad the weather cooperated and you got to go!

    I love those sweet little images - and such a perfect backdrop you created with the buttons. I like how you colored "baby". I have quite a few word dies but just don't have a lot of luck with them. I can't get them out of the dies. If I try coloring them they get bent up. And don't get me started on the horrors of gluing them down! It certainly looks like you have conquered all the problems!

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  27. Awwwwwww, this is so cute!! I adore your layout for this. The button stamping is beautiful and such a perfect match for the lovely pictures and sentiment die cut. Another stunning card Carol. xxx

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  28. CONGRATS on your Stamploration TOP PICK!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

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