January 13, 2008

Jumping in

Hello from Colorado! Well, I thought I'd give it a try and start a blog. One of my resolutions this year is to stamp every day, ok well maybe most days, and get caught up on cards and scrapbook pages. A stamper/crafter's dream right? So far so good with my card making... Not quite as overwhelming as cropping though.

So on to the stamping!! My SIL is really wanting to get this blanket for her baby, due the middle of March. She got this blanket for my son 2 years ago and now it's the hottest thing going on eBay. Seriously... it's going for $85! Really? It's a baby blanket. Cute, but it will just get pooped on and spit-up on, right? Ok... So inspired by this blanket (don't tell her, but Andrew's is sitting on the floor of our car at the moment) I made this card for her baby shower next month. Since this is my first post, I doubt she'll see it, or I hope she won't anyway *wink*. I don't know why the colors are so off in my photo, but I'm hoping to get better at taking great pictures as well.

I finally broke out this set, Wild About You, after about a year of owning it! I had bought it to use to make 1st birthday invitations for my son, but they sat in the drawer neglected until today. Poor things. I used Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossed the elephant with clear embossing powder. The background is alternating rectangles of plan Certainly Celery paper and Certainly Celery paper stamped with the linen background stamp with Celery ink. I thought it would have stood out more as dark/light squares, but it will do. I like the way it turned out and I hope she enjoys the card, even if she never finds the Peanuts blanket.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please come back and visit soon.



  1. Welcome to the blogging world Karen!! I have so enjoyed blogging myself and will look forward to checking yours out. I'll add you to the blogs I read daily! Check mine out if you have a moment too. I'll look forward to seeing all your stamping ideas!

  2. Such a cute interpretation of the inspiration piece! Best wishes with your blog!