Saturday, June 19, 2010

Babies are so wonderful! Good friends (and colleagues) had their first child last Tuesday. Catherine Rose, to be called Catie, arrived 6 days overdue. Since her parents are in the arts (her dad is a director) we all said she was just arriving fashionably late to make an entrance her dad would be proud of. My dh was invited to the hospital to take her photos and this is her first "headshot" at 12 hours old. Isn't she a cutie?

This card is one I made a few weeks ago in anticipation of her arrival. Catie Rose's nursery is decorated in lavendar and sage green so I made the card to go with her room. (It's true, she is very likely to be just a tad bit spoiled... :)

The sentiment is from the May release at Paper Makeup Stamps stamped with Memento ink in Bamboo Leaves. The dp is by Paper Pizazz, flower is prima, gemstones from The Paper Studio and Offray satin ribbon. Everyone have a babeautiful day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

All Things Food

I think I'm finally getting caught up after our trip to Nebraska. I loved spending several days with both daughters, both grandsons, and seeing lots of other family. My 88 year old mom was so excited to see the great-grandsons. But I must admit, those boys wear me out....and I wouldn't want it any other way.

I just love "summer" food; watermelon, hamburgers grilled outside, corn on the cob, potato salad..... There's no reason we can't eat those foods all year long but they just taste better in the summertime! My card today uses Paper Makeup Stamps' "Picnic Duo" for the All Things Food challenge.

I tried cutting out the image for the first time and that's no easy task! I colored it using copics after I cut it out and I'm thinking I should have colored it first but I didn't want to color it and then ruin it by trying to cut it out if it didn't work. :) I used the Labels Two nesties along with grass paper, DP from the Summer Dreams matstack, kelly green organdy ribbon and turquoise satin ribbon, a Prima flower with a SpareParts sparkly brad and some stickles on the fairy wings. My sentiment is also a Paper Makeup Stamp from the Lucky Me Sentiment set. My talented and generous daughter gave me a huge stack of various colors of cardstock for Mother's Day which I love but that means I don't have any idea what the color names are for the cardstock.

Hope you all are enjoying yummy "summer goodies"!