Monday, July 7, 2014

Baby Card

"One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives."
                                                                         -------Mark Twain


Dear Friends......

Quick post today to share my baby card I made for the MFP Sketch with a Twist Challenge with the Baby theme.  It seems the trend among young couples in my area is to wait until the birth of their baby to find out the gender.  So I wanted to make a generic baby card to have on hand that would be good for a little boy or a little girl.

For my watercolor  background, I used some second generation photo paper from that Cling Wrap Technique that went a bit awry for me.  (But I am not about to let all those supplies I used go to waste!!  Ha.)  This time, instead of rewetting one of my bizarro-looking products and transferring onto watercolor paper, I transferred it on to another piece of photo paper.  I loved this pastel result.  

I used a rubber stamp that was part of a thrift store grab bag I snagged last year and teamed it up with some DCWV cardstock and some Candi that I won as part of a prize from Simon Says Stamp.  (THANKS, SSS!!)  Fun!!  I don't use these very often, but they were just right for a baby card.  



Here's the MFP Sketch I used from this week's challenge. 






That's all for now.  A little 3 yr-old just informed me that it is time to go look at the chickens......again.  :)  It's interesting how little ones always like the animals a lot more than the animals like them!!  Ha.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my card!!  As soon as this Grandma readjusts to having a 3 yr old in the house again, I will resume plans for a giveaway when I reach 50 followers.  

Have a lovely day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist #105 - Baby 
2.  Southern Girls Challenge - You Spin Me Right Round (use something round)
3.  Brown Sugar Challenge #101 - Anything Goes 
4.  Suzy Bee's Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
5.  AAA Cards Game #10 - Watercolor 

26 comments:

  1. Adorable card, Janis! Love the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Sketch With a Twist Challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Vickie!! I wasn't sure how the lavender, blue,and pink would look....maybe too Eastery or something....but I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!!

      <3
      Janis

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  2. Such a sweet, soft card! Great for a wee little one! Thanks for joining us at MFP Sketch With A Twist!
    hugs,
    Pam
    www.pammiesinkypinkies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Pam!! I was going for a soft look with it. Love pastels for baby cards. Please stop by again!!

      <3
      Janis

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  3. I can't imagine waiting to find out if I was having a boy or girl - the anticipation would kill me. I really like your background paper. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Sketch with a Twist.

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    1. I know, right? Back when I had my babies, we would have given our eye-teeth to know ahead of time. Now they seem to be going retro and letting it be a surprise. Everything old is new again! Thank you for liking my background paper!!! :) And thanks for your visit!!

      <3
      Janis

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  4. its just perfect.... a lovely generic baby card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen!!

      <3
      Janis

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  5. Gorgeous Design...just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
    Hugs
    Suzy B (Owner)
    XX

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Your challenges are always fun. I enjoy participating!!!! Thanks for taking a look at my card!

      <3
      Janis

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  6. Loving all the pastel shades on your baby card. Thanks for playing the AAA Cards game this week.

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    1. Thanks, Jane! I always love pastels on a baby card. I appreciate your visit!!

      <3
      Janis

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  7. For a mistake corrected this turned out lovely , thanks for sharing at MFP........Lis

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    1. Ha.....you will likely see more of my reclaimed backgrounds from my crazy foray into your wonderful cling wrap tutorial!!! It's the fun that keeps being more fun!! Thanks for stopping by!

      <3
      Janis

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  8. saw your card on the AAA gallery and I love the subtle water colour background and you are right..never waste anything x

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    1. Thank you, Sandie! That's one of the fun things abt papercrafting. It seems there is almost always a use for the things that are flops. Love that....esp since I have a lot of flops! Ha.

      <3
      Janis

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  9. That's a great card to keep around for just the right moment. It's very cute. We're getting chickens this Summer- can't wait. Thank you so much for playing along and having fun with us. We hope you continue to visit. Cheers, Victoria Lavender, AAA Cards

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    1. I am so behind on my comments....due to family things and pesky summer illnesses!!!!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Have fun with your chickens! They are such a delight. What kind do you plan to get?

      <3
      Janis

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  10. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 36 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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    1. Hazel,
      My apologies for being so slow to reply to your kind comment....being sick in the summer is a pain!!! Thanks so much for visiting and please stop by again!!

      <3
      Janis

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  11. Just the sweetest card and colors. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Julia, I appreciate your sweet words. I'm sorry for not replying sooner......family stuff and sickness....ugh.... Thanks so much for visiting!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  12. Adorable baby card!! I love the colors you have selected and ... way to go snagging that stamp! it's a good one!

    Patti

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    1. Patti.....so sorry it took me so long to reply....family stuff and being sick has grabbed me away from my blog!! Thank you so much for your nice comment. Love giving those thrift store stamps a home where they will be loved and used!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  13. Love the wc bg and the candy dots - your card is beautiful! Hugz!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I definitely should use the Candi more. That gingham pattern on them is so cute!!

      <3
      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis