Friday, May 17, 2013


What is it about babies?  They are so cute, they can make an ordinarily sensible, reserved person do the strangest things.  If you ever watched my Skype conversations with my daughters and grandsons, without knowing who was on the other end of the conversation, you would think I had totally lost it.  Funny noises, vroom-vrooms, raspberries, high pitched voice, laughter, strange gestures!  Yup, you would probably have me committed!

These are my two grandsons, Parker (above) and Kesten (right).  They are about six months apart in age, both very different from each other but each adorable in his own way.  I'm excited to get a visit from Parker this weekend.  Grandma hugs, here we come!

I'm also excited because my oldest daughter, Erin, will be giving birth in about a month from now to her first baby!  So with babies on my mind, I set out to create a card from some of my new catalogue goodies that I was able to preorder.

Right off the bat, you'll be asking what colours you are looking at.  The turquoise and peach colours are two of the new In Colours for 2013/14, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe.  Tropical looking aren't they!  Wait until you see them all!  I originally paired them with Baked Brown Sugar, but it just wasn't working, so I switched that out for the Crumb Cake panel which was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The stamped image is from Baby Prints, a stamp set which you will see again in the new catalogue.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Label Love which coordinates with a new punch - the Artisan Label Punch.

I like how it works with the tiniest of the Pearl Basic Jewels.  The white organza ribbon works well as white on white.  When you go to stamp the footprints (which are so realistic), be sure to stamp off once before stamping on your front panel so the colours are toned down a bit.  Also, I raised the Crisp Cantaloupe panel up with dimensionals, as I did for the label also.

There!  All ready for the new baby!  And those new colours...Yummy!

My Big Shot Club is going ahead starting next Thursday, May 23 and there is room for only 1 more person. It's a terrific way to get a Big Shot in an affordable way.  Email me if you are interested.

Time for an Update on the Retiring Accessories.  They are available until June 3, while supplies last.  These are the latest accessories to sell out:  Posy Party Stampin' Around Builder Wheel; Bees and Blossoms Stampin' Around Builder Wheel; Pretty in Pink 8 1/2 x 11 card stock; Craft and Rubber Scissors;  1/16" Circle Punch; Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; and the Petite Pocket Bigz XL die.

Stamps: Label Love (w130619; c130622)*; Baby Prints (w128148; c125472)
Paper:  Coastal Cabana (131297)*, Crisp Cantaloupe (131298)*, Crumb Cake (120953) and Whisper White (100730) card stock.
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Coastal Cabana (131175)* and Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)*
Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319)
Tools:  Artisan Label Punch (130920)*; Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impression Embossing Folder (117335); Big Shot (113439)
* Not available until May 31st, when the new catalogue comes out

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