Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sketch For You To Try

Good morning! This was one of those special sketches that pretty much scared the living daylights out of me the first time I looked at it. Yes, that wonderful feeling of dread. The immediate desire to ignore it and hope it would go away. To cast it aside into my desktop trash can.

...And then a day or two passes and it's still staring at me. And suddenly inspiration strikes! The sketch isn't so terrifying anymore, full of doom and gloom. It's suddenly full of hope, and vision. Promise.

That was Jen's Sketch for You to Try. So, I sat down to conquer this little baby yesterday with (yet again!) October Afternoon dp in hand. I think these few papers may be my favorites out of the entire paper stack. I love the soft flowers, the colors, how it looks framed on kraft and vanilla. It's just a little bit of heaven on some dp. :)

Is it just me, or is everyone pregnant right now? It's been that way for a few months now. I've gone from never making a baby card to making more than I can count. I actually broke down and purchased a baby themed stamp set to help that mass card making along. I love this little onsie in Bitty Baby Blessing from PTI. It's just too cute. I stamped the sentiment inside so that it wouldn't upstage that ribbon. Seriously, that may be the yummiest cream ribbon on the planet (got it at Joann's). A little button/twine action on the bow and this card was complete. Oh, the sentiment inside says, "Babies are Heaven sent."

That's it for me today. I'm back to checking my work email every five minutes... hoping... reaaally hoping. So, off to go check it! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- PTI: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper- Kraft, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon Thrift Shop dp
Ink- Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories- ribbon, button, twine, tea dye stains, nestabilities, dimensionals


  1. oh, ribbon, buttons and bling...oh my!!! Yup these colours against cream and kraft are the best :) LOL, okay, it's just you because most of my friends have had their babies...but are full on into kid birthdays!!! And I love making a baby card now and then :) {that's my age talking!!} AND I miss holding new babies :) I'm like you, some sketches are work!!! I like the idea of walking away and mulling it over through the day :)

  2. Way to conquer that sketch! I would have run away and kept running LOL! Great work with it :) The onsie is too cute paper pieced. I'm too old to have friends with babies....sigh... but it's fun having some of my mom's friends becoming Grandmas and being able to make some for them! Off to swimming we go. Hope your e-mail comes through today!!

  3. This is ADORABLE!! I love that onsie so much and the layout on this card is fabulous!