Hi everyone and Happy National Scrapbooking Day! :) Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted on here and there's a really good reason :) I last posted in December, which is the time I discovered that my husband and I are expecting our first child!!!! We are SO thrilled and SO excited. The first trimester was fine, just the typical issues there. Once I got out of that trimester, we started working on the nursery, which unfortunately was my craft room :) That meant we had to take everything out of the craft room (boy did I have a lot of stuff), organize it, move most of it to the basement (which right now is unusable for anything but storage) and then carve out a little nook for me in the sitting room of our bedroom to use as a crafting area until we can get the basement finished. That took so much work and I do get tired pretty easily so it just took a long time to be able to have a functional space again. But, now I'm six and a half months pregnant, baby and I are doing great, and I have a small space in which to craft so things couldn't be any better :) I won't be crafting with any regularity for now, just whenever I feel up to it and have the chance, but it does feel good to get to working with paper again :) Well, enough about me and onto my card for today.
For my card today, I decided to center my project around this ADORABLE image from My Scrap Chick called Be Mine, from the amazing Tiddly Inks. I had SO much fun piecing this project together. I cut the image out using my Silhouette and SCAL 3.0. I ran her dress through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then inked with some dark brown ink around her hair, and then, instead of using the eyes for her and the hedgehog that come with the pattern, I omitted those and stamped the faces using my wonderful Peachy Keen Stamps (Princess Face Assortment).
Next I created my card base using SU Melon Mambo carstock, my favorite SU color. I rounded the corners on the right side using my Creative Memories corner rounder punch (I've had this punch forever and it still works perfectly :) ). I then added some white cardstock and then my DP, which is from DCWV (Baby Girl stack). Next I decided to cut out some grass using my Cricut. I used my Gypsy to plan how tall I wanted the grass. The grass was cut from the Create a Critter cricut cartridge. I then inked all the grass pieces with green ink and then adhered the grass to the card base using dimensionals.
Next I adhered the main image to the card base also using dimensionals. If you've ever been to my blog before, you know how much I love using flowers as accents for my cards. For an early birthday present, my mother-in-law bought me the Flower Shoppe cricut cartridge so now I can make my own roses. I'm SO in love with this cartridge. What money I will save on having to buy mini roses and Primas! I cut the roses and leaves out using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe cartridge. They are so easy to put together. I then adhered them to the card base.
The sentiment I thought went perfectly with the image. The sentiment is from
My Creative Time (You Had Me at Chocolate stamp set). Finally, for a final finishing touch, I added a white sheer bow.
What do you think? Well, that's it from me today. Sorry for the super long post, I had a lot to share :) Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to be back soon with another project to share. Have a wonderful day and Happy National Scrapbooking Day. Get crafty! :)
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