Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bundle of Joy

My niece Julie and her wonderful husband Gareth just welcomed their son, James Nicholas, into the world.  He is my Great Nephew.  He is so adorable and sweet.  It is a beautiful thing to have a baby in the family again.  The last babies born into my family were my babies, and they turned eleven in October.  They are excited to have a new cousin!

I needed to make James and his parents a very special card.  When I saw the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge today, I knew just what I would do.  I {heart} Waltzingmouse Stamps. Its owner, Claire Brennan, is just a delightful person.  Her designs are fabulous, as is her customer service.  If you have not shopped Waltzingmouse,  please go over and take a look!

There is very little stamping on this card.  I used WMSC30 for my layout.  I inverted the sketch because I wanted to use the space in the top right on the sketch for the baby carriage that I wanted on the bottom right.  The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler, and the second layer is Soft Suede over which I arranged pieces of Webster's Pages Petite Papers from the Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Combo Pack.  I purchased these from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I cut out the carriage and hood from another sheet of DP and popped it up.  I also used a clear atyou Spica Glitter pen to add some sparkle to the hood and the butterflies.  You can't really see that in the picture, but it is a nice touch "in person".  I used Waltzingmouse's Holiday Label No. 14 and cut it out with the matching Nestabilities die.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse's Frame It set.  I embellished the label with Kaiser pearls added some ribbon and a bow that I made with the Bow Easy.  This is a very non-traditional baby card, but I love it!


Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Beautiful card Stephaine!

Julia Aston said...

Love the papers on this - a wonderful baby card - congrats great auntie! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Just beautiful! I really like this card, so pretty!