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Friday, September 4, 2009

Bloggers Challenge 115: Baby Theme

If you visit my blog frequently you know how much I love to make baby gifts, they are probably my most favorite cards/projects to make. Our theme this week for our blogger's challenge was BABY. I just posted a cute little baby frame yesterday.

Today I thought I would make a card for a friend who is having twins next month. This friend is someone I have been blessed to have met. My son was born 12 1/2 weeks premature and spent the first 8 weeks in NICU (believe it or not he's a healthy 10 year old -well he'll turn 10 in 3 weeks). Chelle was one of his nurses and she was spectacular not just with him but with me. I was a basketcase even though he was very healthy, but I hated leaving him every day. I was back to work before he was released from the hospital and I had really wanted to nurse. Chelle was there every step of the way encouraging me when I was feeling like I couldn't do it anymore. I went on to nurse him for about 7 months which is spectacular as the first 4 months I pumped exclusively until he caught on. I've keep in touch with Chelle all these years, we've written letters back and forth and shared triumphs and disappointments. I've watched her go on to have 2 little ones of her own, and expecting the twins now. I'm so thrilled to have been introduced to this wonderful person who made a big impact on my life.

Anyway, last night I was in mojo gear and got quite a few cards done. Unfortunately I can't share most of them as they are for publications-my first submissions. I don't care if they get accepted or not, I know they probably won't and I'm okay with it. I'm thrilled with how they turned out and they got my creative juices going which is most important.

I combined two other challenges with this Blogger's Challenge. I just went back to my blog and found one of the last challenge cards I did for Mercy's Sketch was also a baby card LOL. Mercy has fantastic sketches and she's super sweet too. Hoping one day we'll have the chance to meet since we don't live too far away. I also opted to do a non-traditional colored baby card by using Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I follow Dawn closely, I love her style and her color combos are fantastic!

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Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and BE SAFE!!

Card details:
Stamp Set: (another favorite) Kim Hughes Baby Love
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI) and Kraft (SU)
Inks: Summer Sun for sponging, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics W1, YR14, Y35, Twill Tape, Rustic Buttons & Rustic Cream Twine, circle nestabilities, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug

24 comments:

Shona said...

Really cute! Love those duckies and that saying! Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute Kim - love the images. Good luck with your publication submissions!

Kristine said...

Hi Kim!! :) THis is such a FUN little card! Best wishes for your card submissions for publication!! GOO GOO FOR YOU!!! =0) Have a great day!

Susie said...

Love your adorable card. GOOD for you - glad you're submitting your work - it's quite worthy.

MJ said...

Too cute, I love that sentiment. Adorable. I agree, good luck on the submission. That is where I am planning to shift my focus to too.

Robin Merriman said...

What a cute card, I know your friend will love it! Good luck with the publications!

Stefanie said...

Super cute Kim! I love those little duckies!

And good for you for submitting! You can't get published without submitting, so that is an awesome first step. Good luck!

Patti Chesky said...

First of all....I'm proud of you for submitting for publication. Way to go!!! This card is so cute. Love the sentiment.

Mercy said...

kim...this is too stinkin' cute! love the color combo, the sweet little duck image, and the sentiment...totally adorable! good luck with the submissions!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...i sure do love seeing what you come up with! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute...love the colors you chose! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

So cute and so fun...Love the ducks and the cute sentiment.
Good luck with the submissions for publication. I'm going to have to try doing that again I think.

Connie said...

Great card! I love that image and the greeting... Good luck with publication!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is too cute- loved the sentiment! TFS

Marcia P said...

I enjoyed reading your post, I can see how much this person means to you. Great card, those ducks are cute.

Good luck with the submissions, daunting to start with but fun when they get accepted!

:) Marcia P

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Kim! Sweet duck image and a great design! Good luck! :D

Lori said...

What an adorable card--perfect for someone expecting twins!

tangiicrain said...

Very cute! Love that sentiment!!

tonistamps said...

Goo goo for you too Kim! This is adorable. What cute duckies!

Selene Kempton said...

this is so cute and fun!

Connie Paxman said...

so stinkin cute and you do rock with the baby creations...
connie paxman

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love the colour combo you used here Kim, that is SO neat!

Vicki

Rachel Hope said...

Awwwww, so sweet!!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This card made me smile! I love the images and the sentiment. Your friend is going to love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - how super cute!!! Love this card - Kim!!! Awesome take on the challenges!!! Hugs ~S~

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