Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Precious Baby - Curtain Call: Baby Booties, Cure for the Monday Blues #12, Retro sketches #109

Hi again,
Another card to share before I a) forget and links close and b) call to chat with my niece and nephew, who I haven't talked to in such a long time!

Brief story:  while we were away, my brother took his family and my mom to a cousin's wedding way, way, way up north.  I'm so happy he did, because Mom hasn't been to her home town for quite a while and it was opportunity for my niece and nephew to meet the huge clan of aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins on my mom's side. Added to that: a good ol' big small town wedding (300+ guests) - and that, in and of itself, was an eye-opening, ton of fun for the little ones.  My niece was excited, because she got to dance with the "princess" - the bride - and my nephew, well...he was just a hit in general.  Here's a photo of Mr. Dude, all decked out in his 'city-slicker' best to wow the relatives and rock up a storm:

I know I'm biased Aunty C, but I think he's a cutie patootie!!  
My niece, to the left, is navigating him (she likes to 'herd' her people sometimes. Way  too funny!).  

I am beyond excited to see them over Easter!!

Back to my card...from butterflies to babies.  My inspiration for images/theme comes from  Curtain Call: Baby Booties,


and Cure for the Monday Blues #12, where I was inspired by the sweet colours and the notion of 'cuddles' because baby-cuddling is so good for the spirit, (Taheerah selects the coolest inspiration photos - check out the shoes on the lower left. Want!)

My layout was Retro sketches #109 inspired


Isn't that elephant stamp/die adorable!!  Love this onesie!!

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






24 comments:

  1. Precious is right. All the way with the card and the picture.

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  2. Darling onesie and that picture is just too fun!! Love the shades :) Well done combining so many challenges!

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  3. Adorable onesie card, Carol, and even more adorable niece and rockin' dude nephew!! TFS!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Your nephew is precious Carol and there is nothing better than family getting together! I'm so happy for your mom and that she got to go visit her home town again, there's no place like home! I love your card, it is precious also! lol I love the colors, the sketch is great and I just love that paper and the onesie! Hugs

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  5. Your nephew is sooo cuuuteee Carol kiss for him from Aunty Monika pleaseee...and what an adorable baby card first I love the little elephant on it and the sweet baby Bodie...and nice DP too...sweeet baby card...and do you wanna know a secret on 10 April I will be 41 hihi I am an old mom for my Boys...they are still 7 and 9 Years old...I was a late married lady :) LOL...See you on my Blog maybe my dear Carol...biig hugs

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  6. Such a sweet card, Carol ... cute, cute cute! I've reserved CUTE, CUTE, CUTE for Little Miss and Mr Dude ... yep, cutie patooties! Anita :)

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  7. OMG, Mr DUDE could not be more stinking adorable!!!!! I love his cool dude shades!!! And I love how Miss Niece is all about the herding!! Love a girl who likes to take charge!! ha ha!!! What a fun experience it must have been for them at the wedding! And speaking of adorable - would you just look at that card?!! Oh, there it is, in the dictionary...right under cutie patootie, just as it should be!!!

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  8. Your card is proof that you are reunited again with your cuttlebug! It is adorable and your nephew looks too cute and cool in his shades!

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  9. First off the little Dude is WAY CUTE!! I love his shades! What fun to have little nieces and nephews :) Your card is so adorable too! I love that little onesie with the wee elephant on it!! Lovely work!!

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  10. Oh what a sweet card!! I love the layout of this card, too! You did the sketch very well!! I love the colors too!

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  11. ADORABLE!!! I love the big sister herding instinct! Wonder if she will feel this way once he starts getting into her make-up! The argyle print vest - guaranteed babe magnet!

    Speaking of babe....this card has the same magnetism! Drawn to the design and the colors and the absolute 'baby' of it all! The best part - the wee peep of the pink banner on the left side of the card! It's all these special little extras that ramps your cards to beyond amazing!

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  12. What a cool dude he is!!. And that is a cute onesie, fab baby card x

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  13. He is a doll. And the card is super cute too.

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  14. Awww, so cute. Your card is so very cute too. The elephant is just adorable!! xx

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  15. I don't think you're biased at all! He's a cool (in his shades) and handsome little lad, and I bet all the family thought so too! When my nephew got married, little Lily got to dance with the bride, and came running back to me, "Grandma!, I got to dance with the princess!" She was thrilled, and the bride has never forgotten what she said! Love stories like that! Speaking of love, I love your sweet and precious baby card! The dp behind the onsie is perfect, and that onsie itself is darling! Great design, great card! Bev

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  16. Wonderful combination of all those challneges ant such a sweet card!

    Again, i implore you to have a follow button. I was looking for you this am, thought I had you in my faves, but no, and I spent time looking, cause I wanted to come see your awesome creations and give you some bloggie love! I have you in my faves now (thank goodness) but you still need a follow. :)

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  17. I have to agree with you, he is just about the cutest little guy ever! Love those shades. And your card is fabby too, so precious!

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  18. whoa whoa whoa...your nephew is a rock star...how cute is that 'lil guy?! Way too fun!!!!!

    What a sweet baby card, that onesie is adorable and then you add the ellie...soooo CUTE.
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Baby Booties:)

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  19. Sweet card & beyond adorable picture of the kiddos! Can't believe he's that big already!

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  20. You may be biased...but you're also right, he is super cute!! I'm so glad they had a wonderful time meeting the family :)
    This card is beyond cute too! I ALWAYS struggle with baby cards...don't know why, I just do?! You make it look so effortless - very jealous, ;) this is adorable, you're going to have to teach me your recipe ;)

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  21. Oh yes, he is most definitely a cutie-patootie. Your card is equally as cute! :)

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  22. In a word - adorable! Love that little onesie with that tiny little elephant! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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