Saturday, March 31, 2012


Phew!  Well, I finally made it back to blogging!  The excitement and work involved in having my first workshop has kept me away from posting for a few days.  That and finishing the baby bedding for my daughter's shower, as she arrives tomorrow!  So happy to have her home for a week.  Unfortunately, my son-in-law isn't able to come, as he has to work.  My other two daughters and their hubbies and my new little grandson will be joining us later in the week, to celebrate Easter together and to celebrate my milestone birthday.  Actually, it was in January, but it was too hard to get together then so we decided to leave it until now. 

The card was also inspired by the Saturday Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The website is called Harabu House and has many interesting designs.  The photo I chose for my inspiration is this quilted baby blanket.  Before I post the photo of the card, I have to issue a spoiler alert for my daughter, Kristen: LOOK NO FURTHER, KRIS, unless you want to spoil your surprise!  I know I shouldn't post it until after the event, but if I don't, it's going to be many more moons until I can get a post up.

Here's the card: 

As a new Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'm restricting myself, now, to Stampin' Up products and it has been fairly easy, because SU has such a varied supply.  The card base is Regal Rose cardstock, layered with DSP from the Brights Pattern stack and Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I stamped the image from Artistic Etchings several times on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched them out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I then mounted them on the Chocolate Chip cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder, to give it a quilted look. 

 The owl from the Fox and Friends set was stamped on Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip ink and cut out using the Circles #2 die and matted with Regal Rose punched out with the 13/4" circle punch and with a Chocolate Chip 2 3/8" scalloped circle punch.  The sentiment was punched out with the Modern Label punch, and voila!

Now I have to get back to work (haha) on invites for the next workshop!  Ta ta for now!

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