Friday, March 13, 2015

For Brooklyn

     Last week some young friends of ours, a pastor and his wife, became parents for the first time.  Unfortunately it was a little bit ahead of schedule.  The mother was hit suddenly with a bad case of eclampsia and they had to take the baby early.  Little Brooklyn only weighs about 4 pounds, but she is doing great and so is mom.  We had a baby shower scheduled for the end of this month, but now its a welcoming party!
     Our Stamping Bella challenge  last week was to use this sketch.

     As you can see from my card I added a few more square in the mix.  LOL  I used a die from Pretty Pink Posh to make those sweet little stitched squares.  The image is probably my favorite baby image of all times.  It's from Mo Manning and it's called "Spit Happens".  Brooklyn's mommy had pretty red hair and we think baby girl might too.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E95, E97
shirt R20, R21, R22, R27
diaper C00, C2
rabbit W1, W3, W5, E93, R20, R22
bottle E11, E13, E15, R20, R30, C00, C2

     Next weeks challenge is an inspirational photo.

     Come play along!  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Have a blessed Thursday!
Paper--My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Mo Mannings Spit Happens", sentiment computer generated
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duos 1 and Stitched Borders 2, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Classic Ovals, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon


  1. So darling! I knew where those squares came from the second I saw them Thanks for the inspiration on how to use them. Love your adorable card. So glad Brooklyn and mom are doing well.

  2. So sweet Tracy! Love this whole card, great take on the sketch. I love your colouring, your colouring is so smooth, everything just looks so velvety -- you are magic with those copics. Great colour combo. Good to hear they are both doing fine! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. This is so cute Tracy. Love the squares and love this adorable baby.

  4. Such a sweet image and again, your coloring is stunning! Love that pretty bow. Have a great day!

  5. Really cute, Tracy! Love the color scheme and the dies you used. And this baby image is one of my favorites, too :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend ♡
    Hugs, Anja

  6. omgoodness, this is SO sweet, Tracy! Absolutely LOVE that adorable image and LOVE all those fabulous stitched squares... and what an amazing color palette! SO love that you personalized this for new baby, Brooklyn. And the scalloped card base is really beautiful, too!

  7. Oh, Tracy, what an adorable baby!! You've really colored up Brooklyn so beautifully, along with her sweet little bunny! Love it. And what a great layout with the wonderful colors and border (love the stitched scalloped border on the bottom especially). What a blessing that baby and mom are doing well. They are going to LOVE this welcome to sweet Brooklyn! Hugs, sweet friend! You continue to amaze!

  8. So darling, Tracy. Love this adorable baby and the beautiful color choices... can't get any better than grays and corals. My best to the new parents!!!

  9. Awwww such a sweetie! Stunning colouring and I love the papers.
    I am pleased mother and baby are doing well despite being early and so tiny. I wish them all the best.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. LOVE it! Great coloring, of course, and wonderful design too! I really like the color combination you used too! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! :o)

  11. Oh I do hope little Brooklyn keeps improving....I love your card. The little lettering is adorable. Beautiful coloring Tracy. Hugs, joann

  12. OMGosh so adorable! They are going to love this.

  13. Love your fabulous card, its so cute too.

  14. I'm so glad all turned out well for mother and baby and your fabulous card is sure to make them smile too! Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  15. Love this gorgeous card and beautiful colours used...enjoy your weekend..
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  16. it!!

  17. Love the way you used non traditional colors Tracy! This is a fab card and I know Brooklyn's parents will love it too. Congrats to them! xx

  18. Tracy this is too cute! beautifully designed. Jo x

  19. What an adorable card. I so happy to hear mom and baby are OK.. She is going to love this card.

    Hugs, Linda
    My Happy Place

  20. Love this whole design with the spotty card and stitched dies. Your image colouring is superb as always and the colours are just great too.

  21. Ohhhh, what a great story. So glad to hear that precious Brooklyn is doing well and mom too! This card is so perfect and LOL...what a fun party that will be!! :D

  22. What a sweet baby card love how you used that image - I hope Brooklyn and mom are doing well

  23. Oh, this is simply precious and will be so appreciated! I love the soft palette and that image... SO SWEET! So glad to hear everyone is doing just fine, even ahead of schedule!


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