Sunday, June 12, 2011

Babies are Such Sweet Beginnings

Supplies: Paper from My Mind's Eye "Tickled Pink;"
Sentiment from Cloud 9 Designs;
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Labels 4 Nesties;
adhesive pearls; flowers quilled by me

Supplies: Papers from Echo Park "Summer Days;"
Sentiment from Cloud 9 Designs; Palette Noir ink;
Heart button from Dress it Up!;
other buttons a mix of Basic Grey & miscellaneous
standard circle Nesties

Supplies: Papers & nest from K & Co;
Feathers from stash; button from Basic Grey;
ribbon from May Arts; Vintage Photo Distress Ink;
sentiments from Verve (take joy) and Stampin' Up

Supplies: Papers from AC "Abode;"
glitter paper (scallop borders) from Colorbok;
scallops made with corner rounder;
Standard circle Nesties;
'thanks' stamp from Studio G; Palette Noir ink;
Turtle stamp from Inkadinkado; coloured with Prismacolor pencils & Adirondack ink

Supplies: Papers from Basic Grey "Olivia;"
kitty stamp from Inkadinkado; Palette Noir ink;
thanks stamp from Basic Grey;
coloured with Prismacolor pencils; Stampendous Fun Flock Cotton Ball;
standard circle Nesties

Supplies: Papers from ATD;
glitter papers from Colorbok (cut with lacey circle Nesties);
Footprints from All Night Media; thanks stamp from Hero Arts;
all stamping done with Versamark & embossed with white EP;
standard circle Nesties
Baby cards are something that I tend to make a whole bunch of at once - or at least, share all at once! I found the Cloud 9 Designs baby sentiments set on sale at Michaels when I was in Vancouver, and my grandma liked it so much I knew I had to get it. So far I'm pretty sure the "sweet beginnings" is going to be my go-to favourite.

The last three card sets were a special order intended as a baby shower gift. Personally, I love giving thank you cards as shower gifts. It's something the new mom or new bride will need, and it's nice to have some unique ones on hand for those who've helped out so much with those kind of events.

I have a card made up with a scalloped mat like the ones in my blog candy, and once I get it photographed I'll share the super-easy pattern. I've also lucked onto a super 'learn to crochet' tutorial & will link that up at the same time. I didn't get a chance to take photos of what I made the last week since it was pretty chaotic with doctor/dentist appointments and actual nice weather (!), thus yard work. Ugh. The dandelions in the front yard are back to rearing their ugly fluffy heads, only days after mowing. The boys & I weeded out the patch next to the house, repotted a smattering of herbs, and hopefully if the weather holds today we'll get some fresh bark mulch put down. The patch next to the house is hard as rock. It's a very clay-heavy soil, with poor drainage, and years of neglect (both before & after we moved in...*blush*) as well as salt run-off from the driveway. Only the hardiest of dandelions could grow there, so a few years back we put down weed barrier & bark mulch. Funny thing is, the bark mulch grows all kinds of stuff, far more than the bare dirt ever did. For the gardeners, the previous soil was so bad that mint died. Really.

Good doctor news, by the way. My CK levels are back to normal, so no permanent damage done. No more statins, ever, but I do get 6 months to see if I can keep my cholesterol down naturally. And best of all? A three-month reprieve from appointments and bloodwork. {knock wood}. I can't remember the last time I got a three-month break! Mind you, I have to take the kids in in a couple of weeks, but *I* don't have to go :)



Emily Keaton said...

Such sweet baby cards in this post, Jessi!! I love every single one. Your quilled flowers are just amazing--and you used such a profusion in that first card. It is AMAZING!! I don't know how you do it. Oh, and the buttons card is super sweet, too.

walchowDesign said...

Wow! You made so many cards and they are all so sweet! TFS!

Smitha Katti said...

These baby cards are so cute!! the button oneis an awesome idea!
Thanks fro stopping by blog and for leaving me a note.
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Clare said...

Fabulous cards, LOVE the quilling, must have taken you ages! great result though!!

Trinh said...

Wow, you have been busy, Jessi! Your cards are great, I especially love the first one. Glad you are doing better and won't have to see the doctor for a while!

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous group of cards, you have some amazing talent!! I just love your bright button card, it's super cheerful!

Sandy Ang said...

What lovely cards - especially love the riot of colours on the first two. So glad that you have good news from the doctor

Anonymous said...

Wow! All of these cards are so beautiful! Love those buttons on the second one - so cute! Thanks so much for your sweet comments :)

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow what a wonderful variety of cards! I love all the flowers on the first one. :)Glad your feeling better too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, you've been busy!! These are amazing! I love all those quilled flowers and the adorable little kitty cards. I'm so glad you got good news from the doctor!

Sandy Ang said...

All the cards are so cute ! I like the first one the most for it's riot of colours