Monday, September 18, 2017

It's A Girl!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I'm very close to being ready for my country club show on Wednesday so thought I'd take a few minutes and create something to share here on my blog this morning!

I recently purchased a set of We R Memory Keepers 6x6 embossing folders called 'Next Level' and the dimension achieved is awesome!  The set is called WAVE but the one looks like a quilted blanket so that's the one I chose to create with today.  

An online friend is expecting her FIRST grandchild in November and it's a girl (how exciting) ... so that was the direction I went with for this soft quilted looking background.

The color on this card is actually PINK but for some reason my camera doesn't see pink ... it sees more of a peachy color ... ugh!  I know it's a setting of some sort but I just don't have time to read that instruction manual right now so just know it is REALLY pink ... not peach!  It's actually Stampin' Up 'Pink Pirouette' card stock  (and the ribbon is bright pink ... not coral).    LOL

Here's a peek at the inside:

The chair, the bows and the ribbon strip were all 'left overs' from other projects (love using up 'scraps' like this),  I simply went through my book of Baby/Children dies and this is what I came up with.  Yes, I have a separate book just for Baby/Children dies ... also a book for Leaves, one for Flowers, one for Hearts/Wedding, one for Squares/Rectangles, one for Circles/Ovals ... etc. etc.  Some day maybe I'll share how I 'house' my dies and yes, I do have A LOT of dies!  What a Lucky girl I am!!!  

Challenges to share in:
International Art & Soul Challenge #17 -  Special Day (Birth of a Baby)
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #129 - ATG option Child's Play
Scribbles Design Challenge #57 - Embossing (Wet or Dry)

Well, that's it for me today.  I must get things wrapped up here and I actually think I might get out of my cave this afternoon and make a run to the local mall for a little ME shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, SU Pink Pirouette cs
Stamp: Fiskars 'Precious Baby Quotes'
Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink satin ribbon, JoAnn's googlie eyes, 3M dimensional tape, Versafine Onyx ink, We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder


scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww... this EF is really perfect to make a new one card, love the dimension, it looks so soft!! Adorable little details and the googling eyes make me smile. The inside is lovely too.
Thanks for sharing the way you store the dies, I think a book for type it's a great idea! Waiting to see them :)

Liz said...

Super card, Darlene. The embossing makes a beautiful background for the lovely dies cuts. I know what you mean about the camera, I find red one of the most difficult colours to photograph, it nearly always comes out orange! xx

Judy Woodland said...

Awe - so stinkin' CUTE!!! What a great way to use those dies, and I love that soft color. The embossing folder really makes the rest of the card pop!

Bunny said...

Beautiful. I love that embossing folder. [Bunny]

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Darlene, what a precious baby card.
This is lovely. Thanks for playing along in our challenge. I hope that you'll join us again soon.
Karen L
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute and sweet card. Love the embossed background.

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! How clever of you to make it look like a quilt! I love the stitching around the word GIRL and I love the inside of the card too!

Thanks for playing along with International Art & Soul
See you next challenge!


Conniecrafter said...

So exciting for your friend, this is just adorable and when I saw that embossing that is what I thought of was a quilted blanket, just perfect!

Donna Phelan said...

Looks PINK to me.....AND beautiful! I adore this card, that texture, the theme, all of that pretty pink....the sweet rocking chair, that cute little elephant, the It's A Girl is all so FABULOUS! xo~ (I may even love it for more reasons....wink, wink)

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at International Art and Soul. Love the quilted background. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Christine DT x

Leslie Miller said...

The cutest dies and embossing folder for this! So adorable! Darn camera. I love Pink Pirouette, but I love peach, too. Can't wait till I feel more like stamping, sheesh.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us… your baby card is lovely and fits perfectly with our “Embossing” challenge theme… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the embossed background, here Dar. Baby cards are always such fun to make! The pink elephant is cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining the fun at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar said...

Omg..This is stunning...Loved the color combination and the plush cushion embossing. Lovely card. Thank you for playing along at Let's Craft and Create
DT Mukta

Ammaris Art said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create!
Catherine DT

Cheryl Walker said...

Aww this is so sweet! We too are expecting, but he will be our 2nd grandchild on Dec 25th and it's so exciting. They will love this darling card you've made!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this week?