Friday, May 6, 2011

It's gonna be a girl!

     When I saw this new image at A Day for Daisies I knew I had to get it and make a card for my daughters' boss.  I've known her since she was a teenager and she's been so good to my daughter.  She's expecting her first child, a girl.  She's a pretty red head so this card was a challenge.  I'm terrible at hair and I've never attempted red before.  I looked at tons of YT videos for coloring red hair and had NONE of the color combinations they used so I had to invent my own.
     I saw some really cute baby paper on a card on Dorcas's blog and was really surprised when I found the same paper pad at Michael's.  I don't do too many baby cards so I guess I just kept overlooking this pad.  It's from DCWV and I used three of the patterned papers combined with some matching Bazzill.  The polka dot mat was punched with a MS edge set and I stitched some DMC embroidery floss through the holes for a little extra color.  Hope you like the card.
     I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

A Day For Daisies--oh baby
Bearly Mine--beautiful babies
Outlawz Greeting card challenge--Mother's Day or girl card or creation + sentiment
Sentimental Sundays--Mother's Day/For a woman
2 Sisters--for a mom
Our Creative Corner--use embroidery floss
Secret Crafter--for a baby
One Stop Craft--stitches
Creative Card Crew--for mom
Cooking It Up with Katie--make mine a double green punch
Digi Stamps for Joy--celebration
Fashionista Friday--green
Have a wonderful weekend!


Papers:  Bazzill, DCWV, Copic Express-it Blending card
Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Babies Smile", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink:  Shabby Shutters Distress ink
            skin  E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
            hair E000, E11, E13, E08
            clothing R20, R21, R22, R00, R11, R12
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Two (S4-162) and Lacey Circles (S4-293), Marvy Uchida 1" circle punch, Martha Stewart Cherish punch around the page set and Frond punch, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, DMC embroidery thread


Nancy said...

What a precious card Tracy! You're not good at coloring hair? Are you kidding me? lol You always do a wonderful job and this time especially! I love everything about this sweet card! :o)

Unknown said...

Your card is so beautiful.. You designed it perfectly.. That image is so sweet.. Can you tell how much I love it.. Hope you have an awesome weekend my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Love the story behind this card Tracy, makes it so much more personal and your daughter's boss will love this, she'll surely recognize herself, which makes it all the more lovely! Hugs, Ira x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card and such a special keepsake

Thanks for joining us on our “For a Baby” Challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your coloring, the layout, and your stitching! So glad you could join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Tracy,
This looks stunning. Definitely a card to treasure. Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a beautiful card Tracy, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and thanks for the shout out, good luck!

Vicki said...

Tracey, very very pretty...and I think you did a great job on the hair!


Annette said...

That is a lovely image. Really special card. Fab colouring. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Scrappy Scatty said...

Awwww what a lovely card
thanks for playing along at DS4J this time
love Jan

papertrails leaver said...

Reading your entry about this sweet card has me smiling! What a fab mom you are! I too think you did a stellar job with her hair and know what you mean about coloring! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! Happy mothers Day! :-) Amy

lesleyworth said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful color combo, you did a great job with the red hair! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! Your card is so gorgeous! I love everything little thing about it! Beautiful work!

Thank you for joining our “Mother’s Day/ for a woman” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Suzanne C said...

This is such a lovely image. Wonderful choice for a expecting mother! Beautiful.

Ann English said...

Love, love, LOVE it---beautiful card with this gorgeous ADFD image!
Have a Happy Mother's Day and thanks for joining us this week for the Sentimental Sunday's Challenge!

Tameko said...

Stunning card. Love the image, papers, & design. Thanks for joining us at SS!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun and such a beautiful image too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly mine for our challenge. luv gina xx

tiffany said...

this is simply stunning!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining us at BMD.....


Sherry Eckblad said...

beautiful card. Your color is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at ADFD.

Purple Card Lady said...

What a lovely card! I love when I can get multiple uses out of a card. :-D Thanks for joining us for ADFD's "Oh Baby" Challenge.

P.S. The hair turned out perfect!

Jen Leeflang said...

I love the colouring on your card! Thanks for joining us on Digistamps 4 Joys "It's a Celebration" Challenge.
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator