Thursday, January 23, 2014

Goin' girly

Today the sky is that perfect shade of blue, and the sun is shining making the new snow sparkle with glittery brilliance. It's deceptive, however. Sitting here at my computer, I can turn my head, look through the family room and out the patio doors to see the thermometer where temps are registering at zero. A bit crispy out there, but certainly lovely to look at from a warm place. With that in mind, I'm wishing you all a "Goldielocks" day. You know...."not too hot, not too cold, juuusst right!"

So I went all girly-girl for this card. Couldn't help it. I've been pretty much a tomboy since day one, but every now and then, I like to get my *girl* on. Over at Less is More (a really fun place to play, btw...), the theme is "New Baby," and since a friend of mine is expecting a baby girl this spring, I thought I'd pull out my most sweet Newton's Nook stamps and go to town. Nothing too froo-froo, but still definitely girly. Be sure you stop by LIM and see what wonderful New Baby cards the DT has created.


"Less is More"


And this is my take:




The two dies are from Mama Elephant. I. Love. Them. As usual, the base is Neenah White (btw, did you know that there is a small city about 45 minutes south of Green Bay, Wisconsin, called Neenah, and that it's been a huge part of paper manufacturing for more than a century? Just a little FYI...). (Yeah, you really didn't need to know that, but I do like my trivia.) All the rest of my papers are from my scrap boxes. The previously mention NN stamp set, Winged Wishes. Mama Elephant Smoke ink (big love!), and Copic marker for the clothespins and bird beaks. The birds and onsies are stamped onto dp, fussy cut and layered onto the clothesline. I also stamped the onsies on a scrap of white, cut portions out and attached them to the dp onsies, after which I used my Wink of Stella. And that's all it took. Happy dances everyone.

15 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So sweet! I love the scalloped pink edge, too - it adds to the femininity of this!

Bobby said...

Darn, I was going to say the exact same thing Ardyth said. So just read hers again. lol

Craftychris said...

Aw this is so cute! I adore it! xx

Shannon J said...

Eeeek, so sweet, soft and pretty! Your friend is going to swoon all over this baby (pun intended!). Love those ME dies - I just had that set arrive on my doorstep (well, not really, I had to go across the border to pick it up to take advantage of the Ellen Hutson free shipping within the US...but I digress!) yesterday!!! Can't wait to use them :)

Geri said...

This is soft, pretty and sooooo sweet wee baby girl! Awesome job fussy cutting the birds and onsies...love the extra bits of trimmed out white details ...adds nice dimension!

The variation in the layered mats looks great - scallops and stitches are the perfect 'baby' pairing!

Anita in France said...

Every so often it's a good this to go girlie, Bev ... and this is the perfect occasion! This is so adorable ... love every little soft and feminine bit of it ... the sweet onesies, the cute birds, the delicate scallop border ... simply delicious! Anita :)

cm said...

Smitten and swooning over how sweet, delicate and yes, girly, your card is! Those onesies are simply darling; the wee birds with their banner are totally charming and the scalloped edges are absolutely the perfect special touch. This is a card to treasure; a keepsake that is sooo heart-warming. I adore this!!
c

Leigh Penner said...

This is so sweet!I love those ME dies, too!

Susanne Vargas said...

What an adorable baby girl card! So soft and pretty!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bevie, you did a sweet job of getting your girl on with this adorable baby card! Your friend will treasure it in her keepsakes for her precious daughter!

Have a wonderful weekend - maybe even a warmup, I hope! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry for the late visit!
This is just so very, very pretty!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kim Heggins said...

This is too cute and I just love that you have gone girly, it totally suits you! Such a sweet card.

Kylie said...

You should embrace your girly-girl side more often! Your card is so beautiful. Love the colours and design and the the fussy cutting was totally worth all the effort. Cute, cute, cute!

Wendy said...

This is such a sweet card. I love it.

Deepti said...

Awww this is so very sweet, I love the pinks :) I think I would Like to CASE ur card with so many baby showers along the way :)