Monday, January 11, 2010

My Very First Card Challenge!

I just love Dawn McVey's blog, so am happy to be participating in my first ever card challenge anywhere by posting this card for her color challenge.

Dawn asked us to use these colors in our card: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist (love!) and Vintage Cream. You can find the details here: Color Challenge No. 21.

Here is my card, Sweet Little Baby.

I'm giving this card to a friend of mine who just delivered her first baby a couple days ago! I used Waltzingmouse's Seasons of Love heart stamp for the card. The stamp is supposed to be intended for Christmas or Valentine's day, but I thought it was sweet enough to use it for a newborn baby. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Baby Blessings, which is a super cute baby stamp set.

The patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Dot paper collection. I'm using it for the first time and it is amazing! I'm usually not very big on using patterned papers, but I just love how it adds so much to the card.

Here's a detail of the card.

Since we're already on the topic of babies, have you noticed all the excitement going on over at Nichole Heady's blog? She has just announced a brand new baby stamp set: Baby Button Bits. Take a peek if you haven't yet! It is ADORABLE! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'd be delighted if you would follow my blog by clicking the link to the right. Also, thanks for all of your really sweet comments about my cards and my new blog. I thank all of you for making it so much fun! You are a great bunch of people.

Wishing you a sunshine-filled day! :)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: 2008 Bitty Dot Paper Collection, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Papertrey Ink
Buttons: Lemon Tart, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Seasons of Love,Waltzingmouse Stamps, Bitty Baby Blessings, Papertrey Ink


Tammy said...

Adorable! It is so soft and sweet. I especially love the little bow tied in the button. I never thought about using that heart in a baby card.

Ingrid said...

Your card is gorgeous and adorable. Great take on the challenge.

Nadine said...

Monica this card is beautiful! And the details are so sweet - the little bow on the button and the scalloped border on the side. Great job on the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Great job on the challenge and your card is soooo sweet. Beautiful!

Taheerah said...

Great card Monica, that detailed heart stamp contrasts really well with the subtle patterned papers, fab!

Ted said...

Monica, this card is stunning! I love how the focal heart is tucked away in the ribbon and is it embossed? How did you do that? This is a gorgeous card and you should be very proud! :) Your friend and baby will love it!

Shannan said...

Great job Monica! This is so soft and sweet, perfect for a baby!

Rhonda said...

Nicely done Monica!!!

Aimes said...

So sweet! Never thought of using the sentiment for people who deliver babies, how clever! A great take on the RSCC!

Jennifer K said...

What a sweet card. Love how you put the sentiment inside the WMS heart stamp. What a great idea. I've got to get me some of those WMS stamps the more I see people use them. They're awesome!

Liz said...

Great job on the color challenge! I love those colors for baby cards :)

BethieJ said...

Oh Monica this is DARLING!!! I LOVE that heart..I NEED to get some of her stamps.. I LOVE them everytime I see them!!
Have a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, I really like what you did with this as I struggle making baby cards :-)

Anika said...

Very cute card! Simple and sweet!

Amanda said...

What a lovely card! I love those colors together.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really SWEET Monica! Perfect colors for a baby card!

Sharron said...

Your card is so sweet and perfect for a baby card! Don't you love Dawn's color challenges. She always picks such great colors. These were especially fun to work with.

Nerina said...

This is so perfect and 'clean' looking and sweet! It's a gorgeous baby card!

Unknown said...

beautiful card, I love the colors!

Karin said...

So soft and sweet!

Monica K. said...

Ted, I used a heart nestabilities to emboss the image. I love those nestabilities!

And Aimes, my friend gave birth to the newborn. It is her first child. I realize afterward that the way I worded it was kind of confusing. Sorry, I should have been more clear! But I really like your idea of making a card for someone who delivers babies. :)

Pam W. said...

This is adorable. Way to go with your first challenge!

Kim said...

Very sweet! This color combination makes a wonderful baby card.

Jen Carter said...

Very cute! I love how you combined PTI with Waltzing Mouse Stamps. That heart set is on my wish list!

Cathy Weber said...

Hi Monica: Cute card. I want to try some challenges too. How did you add the "Blogs I love" section on your blog? I haven't been able to figure out how to do it.? EMail me when you have time.

Terri said...

Nice job on your first challenge! Great baby card I bet your friend will love it!

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

oh la la qu'elle est belle, your card is very, very beautiful, I very love it, pleine de couleurs
Vos cartes sont très différentes de celles habituellement faites en Europe
very original and beautiful, bravo Monica

Liz in MO said...

Love this, it is so pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the challenge. Cute card.

Ann said...

So pretty and sweet!

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