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Friday, June 5, 2009

Miracle & Wonder

I was able to sneak away to the stamp room for a little quiet time this afternoon, and this is what happened. :-) I wanted to make a card for my little sister - she's having a baby, and found out this week that's it's going to be a girl! Yay!! Courtney can't wait to have her first cousin close in age that she can play with!! :-) Laura isn't too into pink, she's more of a purple girl, so I decided she needed a purple teddy bear on her card! I told you a few cards ago that I was bummed I hadn't been able to play the last few Color Throwdown challenges - well here I am catching up on another one! This is from the previous week, Color Throwdown #44, and the colors were Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant and Barely Banana. I pretty much NEVER reach into my Bordering Blue drawer, so it was fun to give that paper a little love! The yellow is actually PTI, not Barely Banana - but close! This Stampin' Up teddy bear from "Bundle of Joy" is one of my all-time favorite baby stamps! For this card I stamped him in Black StazOn on Confetti White paper, and used the lids of my ink pads to color him with Bordering Blue, Eggplant and a little Pretty In Pink on the cheeks. I cut him out when I was done - and would you just look at what he's mounted on!!?! I SEWED IN A CIRCLE!! I was so proud of myself!! It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good! LOL! The sentiment is one of my all-time faves too, it's from the Close To My Heart set "Celebrate Life" and I adore it, for one thing, because it's a Paul Simon lyric and I looooove me some Rhymin' Simon! And, I just think it's so fitting for a baby card - especially a first baby card - those truly are days of miracle and wonder! I'll never forget our first night home from the hospital with Carter, it's was like we were in our own magical world, trying to figure out the new little person in our house. I can't wait for my sister to experience that! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Bundle of Joy from SU, Celebrate Life from CTMH
  • Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, Bordering Blue, PTI DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn, Palette Noir, Elegant Eggplant, Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder, Marvy punches, SU slit punch, Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, aquapainter


  1. Oh, what fun---another cute baby to love! And this card is full of love, too! What a sweetie--these colors are ALMOST the same as your blog banner--except for that blue!!
    Thanks for playing catchup with us!

  2. Oh what a sweet card and how wonderful to be having a new baby in your family! I love how you colored the sweet little bear! Thanks for playing this one too, Libby!

  3. Congrats to Aunt Libby!!!
    This is a really cute card and I love the colors from the challenge.

  4. Thank you again for this wonderful card! I LOVE it! Thanks also for all the encouragement!

  5. Oh so sweet and precious, love those colors.

  6. love that cute bear, it looks great in that color. Great job with this color throwdown!

  7. This is sooo cute, and how fun - another baby to love on!!

    Check out my blog girl, I have some great blog candy up for grabs! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. I love how you've colored your little bear...and a huge congrats to your sister!!

  9. WOW!! This is just gorgeous Libby!! Love the colors and your stitching is amazing girl!! :)

  10. What an exciting time for your sister - and the whole family too! I love this card - while I like the pretty pastels for baby cards, it's nice to see something rich and elegant like this that's fun too. ~chris

  11. Oh, Wow, LIbby! Congratulate Laura for me!!! And that sentiment... I NEED it! One of my favorites of all time. Gotta love Paul Simon...


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