Saturday, January 29, 2011

Baby Week! Oh Boy!

Well, for the next week I've decided to devote my designs to all things BABY :)  With the birth of our nephew I told my sister--in-law that I'd make her Thank You cards again for them...so I'll be trying out some design samples this week on you, and you can tell me what you think.  Now it will be all boy of course, but the designs can always be altered by color and embellishments for a girl.  I'm trying to keep them generally simple so that they can be recreated in greater numbers.

Here's number ONE :)

I got this adorable new set To the Moon from Verve specifically with these cards in mind actually.  How can you resist that adorable frame with the elephant in it!  ACK!  Cuteness!

I took my color palette from the cute turquoise-y elephant on the fabric on the Zoya B site (wow you could get lost in there!) which is the Inspiration Challenge on SCS today.   And the used one of last month's Verve sketches adding a few elements.  Isn't that little heart border punch perfect...it has the polkadots from the design and I used one of the cut out hearts from inside the punch to add to the little copic colored elephant.   All the papers are old SU ones...Soft Sky and then Prestwick DSP.  


As you can see I added some BG0000 and BG11 to the face and trunk of the elephant...it does look a little more even than that in real life, I went a little too high on my saturation in this photo....but you get the idea.  

And here's the little self that I'm so enamoured with....


You'd swear I'm his mother the way I want to cuddle with him, but I get to send him home or to his Mommy when he cries :)  He was 2 weeks early so he's just 6 -7 lbs...and his little bum fits right in my hand when I'm holding him.  Ah babies....such a picture of the goodness of God.  Have a great Saturday and weekend friends....I'll be back with more baby goodness this week.  

Stamps;  Verve - To the Moon;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Soft Sky Prints, Prestwick DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Nesties, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Circle Punch, Martha Stewart Hearts Border Punch, Soft Sky DS Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Piercer

22 comments:

Carla Murphy said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful baby!! What a winning combo. But seriously your card is lovely!! =)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Darling card, Christine! I love that you used that heart border punch... I never think to use that punch except for Valentines, so thanks for the inspiration to use it at other *loving* times, too!

Marisa said...

Totally darling card. Love the ellie and the frame he is in. Waaay cute baby too. It's hard to believe ours where that size once LOL! Enjoy the cuddles :)

Sherry Kushibab said...

Your card is almost as adorable as that sweet little baby....love how that little elephant peeks out over the frame.

Crystal said...

AWWW how adorable Christine, sweet card and beautiful pic!!!!

Beth said...

Adorable baby card Christine! I love the addition of the heart border and what a cute elephant image! Beautiful picture of you and your new nephew!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a simply but gorgeous card christine.
love your cute little image.

greetings katin

happyone said...

Congratulations Christine, what a Wonderful gift from God! Enjoy & spoil him.
Your welcome card is so adorable too.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally adorable Christine, what a blessing to be able to hold that precious little miracle!!! Your card is so adorable, just perfect for that little prince!

Michele Boyer said...

So sweet, Christine! What a beautiful tiny baby! :)

Francie G. said...

Awwww! What a sweet baby card! The heart punch is perfect for this!

What a precious baby. Thanks for sharing this precious moment!

Grace said...

Ah Christine... so good to see you today! This card certainly will be hard to beat! I'm loving the color combo and the little bit of blue on the elephant is just perfect! I just love the pic of your new little nephew! Babies are so precious! We just had our first "great" niece and it makes me wish more grandkids were coming! There's nothing like babies! They are miracles of God!

dpkennedy said...

Oh so such a sweet baby! Enjoy him! The card is adorable! I love that new Verve set!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is absolutely adorable. Love his aqua ears - they just make me grin! Thanks for taking our Diva Dare!

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwww, adorable card and what a beautiful, sweet baby. congrats Auntie!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so sweet Christine. Glad you are giving him lots of loving. It never seems to hurt to cuddle and love lots.

Stampvanwinkle said...

What a precious little guy. I think that you are one proud Auntie. :) You card is just adorable Christine. You always do such wonderful work. Thanks for sharing sweetie and enjoy that little bundle.

Blessings to all,
Deb

Conniecrafter said...

darling card, like the hearts punch on it too!
oh he is a sweetie, what a nice thing you are doing making thank you's for them!

Marisa said...

You are cleaning up with all your new Verve, Christine :) Congrats on the Baby Love win - enjoy.

Rose Ann said...

That elephant in those colors make the most perfect baby boy card!! What a sweet photo of you and that precious baby!!

Mickie said...

The cards are precious but that baby is divine. Hold and cuddle, awww so sweet.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So totally cute...both the card and the photo!!