Sunday, October 11, 2009

Celebrate Babies!


Happy Sunday stampers! This week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to create a baby card. The verse for this week is from Jeremiah 1:5, "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb."

That is such an exciting and heart warming verse to me. The God of the universe knew me, knew my children, before anyone else. He knew the entire plan of my life, of my children's lives and He knows the plan for your life as well, and He loved you before you were even born.

This card evolved a bit over time. I actually made the bottom card first following the Mojo Monday sketch from last week, but the more I looked at it, the more it looked to me like a card for a little boy's birthday maybe, but not for a new mom and her precious baby boy bundle. So I softened up the colors and added more white, sponging the edges of the kraft cardstock I used as the base.

I had a stamp that said 'baby' on it out on my stamp table and it has disappeared on me, but luckily found the Stampin Up baby tag shaped stamp to use instead.

The main image is the patchpal elephant from Clear Dollar Stamps. They have quite a few patchpal animals and the nice thing is they are sold separately so if there is one in particular you like, you don't have to buy the whole set.

I actually pulled out my copic markers for this set of cards, I need to get more used to them! Please visit the rest of the design team for more inspiration. We look forward to having you play along!

The baby card I created at the top is going to go to a new friend of mine who lives in New York. She and her husband are expecting their very first child, a boy, some time this month so very soon!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Patchpal elephant, Papertrey Ink polka dot basics, background basics spots and dots, Stampin Up baby tag
Ink: white craft, black stazon, Cool Caribbean
Paper: Doodlebug Designs DP, apricot, chocolate chip, gable green, cool caribbean, lavendar, kraft, summer sun, Neenah solar white
Accessories: copics, ribbon, twine, PTI button, stickles, Fiskars threading water punch

26 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love them both, Peggysue! I tend to gravitate towards strong color, but I'm trying my hand at the shabby chic look lately. Anyway, that elephant image is just TOO cute!

Hugs,
Lisa

Tasha said...

Wow these cards are gorgeous - im loving your colouring and funky papers you have used. The layouts are great too
love tasha xx

Val said...

Your cards are fantastic. The colors and design are great.

Melissa said...

These are both beautiful! That elephant is adorable and looks fun to color!

Karen Lynn said...

I like the first one you made. How cute!

Candace said...

I love both of your cards! That elephant is too cute. Great colors on both of them!

IamDerby said...

Fabulous cards, I especially like the green one. Very cute elephant.

Kristine said...

BOTH of them are wonderful Peggysue!! :) I love your colors and both sketches as well! Hope you have a wonderful week :)
Hugs!

ashjoy said...

So adorable!

Stephanie said...

don't you hate it when you pull something out and it disappears! that happened to me today with a Stamping Bella bag - good grief, it still hasn't shown up!

gorgeous cards - love all the layers and the big bows :)

Traci M said...

I like both of these Peggysue, but think the tag makes it! Great job on pulling out those copics too!!

Gina said...

I love both cards, I really like the bolder colors.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh goodness...these are both amazing! Love the choice of colors and that elephant is darling!

Diane said...

These are gorgeous cards. That image is just adorable and makes perfect cards for the occasion. Love your color choices. A great verse to accompany your creations too. An amazing truth!

Belinda said...

Love the fun papers you used!

JazzyH said...

So darn cute!

Laurie said...

Love both cards....great colors!

Randi said...

I love the one you posted on the SSCC blog and I love the second one too. Elephants always say baby to me too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

just the cutest little elephant evah....adorable

RosesMarijke said...

What a gorgeous cards!!
Greetings from Holland!!

Helen said...

I love, love, love this card! I love the kraft cardstock with the bright "baby" colors! That elephant is adorable!
Blessings!
~H

Kathy Winter said...

Love this elephant card Peggysue!! You did a great job:)

Dana said...

Your coloring job of that cute elephant is awesome on BOTH cards!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue both cards are DARLING~ I LOVE the elephant!!! Love the colors!!!

Mara... said...

Freakin' adorable!! That elephant is the cutest!!

Vikki Jo said...

He is too cute