Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pretty in Pink . . .

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends!
While dinner (pork chops) is cooking, 
I thought I'd share a card with you that I created earlier today.

I just received some beautiful Crafty Secrets goodies that I was in need of for baby cards.  Not only is our neighbor expecting her first child (a girl) but I have 
completely run out of baby cards in my box to sell at the craft shows.
Plus, I hear that after this frigid Winter , we can expect
another Baby Boom this Fall!  LOL!!

My card is constructed primarily with products from two of my favorite companies ... Crafty Secrets and Cheery Lynn Designs.
The background panel is digital design paper from Crafty Secrets
The images & stamps come from the Crafty Secrets 'Baby Girl 54 piece images and mini clear art stamp set'.

Here's a peek at the inside of my card.
The sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets 'Words from the Heart' (Little Ones).
The panel actually had the bear on the left side of the phrase,
but it was too wide for my card panel so after
coloring the bears using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers,
I did a little fussy cutting and added it to the top corner.  
Cute, huh!

Here are a couple closeups of the details.  You can click on these images to enlarge if you'd like an even closer look.

This beautiful heart die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and is called "Two of Hearts" #DL128.  I cut out the larger (bottom) heart a second time in the pink cardstock ... then cut the center out so it peeks through the smaller heart on the top which is popped up with pop dots.  The narrow satin ribbon is by Darice and I simply put it through two of the openings and tied it in a bow.  The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

On the left side of the card front I die cut a lace panel with my Cheery Lynn Designs 'Anastasia border die' #B136 of white card stock and then placed a band of the same Darice pink satin ribbon and tied in a bow.  The cute little image in the star was fussy cut, then matted (more fussy cutting) and faux stitched with a white Gelly Roll pen.

Challenge Entries:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Tickled Pink
Party Time Tuesday - Craft Till Your Hearts Content
Sweet Stamps - Lace & Hearts

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoy my crafty creations as much as I enjoy making them!
Those of you in these frigid temperatures ...
please stay warm & safe.


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Darlene! The vintage feel is just awesome on this design. Thanks for joining our Lace & Hearts challenge at SweetStamps.com this week! {Hope your pork chops were delish!!}

  2. Beautiful bitsy baby girl card, Darlene. I love all your die accents on this card, they combine so well to make this awesome card. TFS. The frigid temps have made their way all the way down to San Antonio where I am. At freezing most of the day, we are not used to this. Stay warm, will visit again soon.


  3. How precious is this card Darlene! Love the sweet image, and beautiful sentiment. Love the design with the die on left side, and gorgeous heart/flowers on the top right!! Very lovely!! Thanks for joining in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

  4. Adorable.....so soft, pretty and girlie...LOVE the new Crafty Secrets image....how darn cute is that!!! Cute addition of the heart.....if I need a baby card, I know where to come..LOL...good luck on the challenges, looks like a winner to me!!

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it! I just don't know where to begin...The vintage feel, the die work, gorgeous colors, sweet sentiment...shall I go on and on?

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

  7. Hi there Darlene, I'm visiting from GYB and must say that I love the cards I've seen. You have a terrific imagination. By the way, happy late birthday to your mom; mine will be 80 next Christmas and she still works part time. (she's an anesthesiologist) Amazing women we have! I'm going to go look at some more of your posts and figure out the best way to follow. All the best and I look forward to getting to know you. :)

  8. Oh wow, what a beautiful card! It's so precious! I love the pretty doily, gorgeous flower and beautiful colors!
    Sherrie K

  9. An adorable card - a lovely design and such beautiful embellishments - your image is just delightful!!!

    Thanks so much for joininc Everybody Art Challenge
    Heather xx

  10. Just adorable Darlene!!! I want to thank you for your comments your leave at my blog you really are inspiring to me. You always do such beautiful vintage cards. Sorry I have not been around been trying to get things done around the house as I hate to do them in the summer. Redoing my craft room and kitchen and what a mess but I can see the floor in my craft room, Hey!!!
    Hugs, Pat

  11. How sweet, Dar, what fun Crafty Secret images. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  12. This is just so sweet! I LOVE the ribbon and the lace along the side! Beautiful, and thank you for joining us at SweetStamps.com!


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