Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SSBC#9 - Oh Baby!

Kids back in school?  Check!  So glad to finally get back in a routine.      We stayed home over spring break - everyone had the flu - finally getting back to normal.  Don't get me wrong - I love when the kids are home - but I feel so guilty when I sneak off to do a little crafting.  I have such a hard time sitting for hours watching TV or movies - hopefully they don't notice when I disappear!  
Today I'm playing along with the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  There is a challenge twice a month - this time it's to make a baby card or project.  I usually start thinking soft pinks and blues when I think of baby but what tripped me up was the teddy bear.  When my son was born he received the softest velour teddy that was his bedtime buddy for years (Sorry Tut!! I know ... so embarrassing!!).  The teddy was dressed in primary colors - so bright and cheerful.  Memories of good times!

 I love the "snips and snails" sentiment - Serendipity also has the "sugar and spice" for the little ladies too!  Here's my finished card...
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with for this challenge and see some of the other wonderful nostalgic images Serendipity Stamps has to offer.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Snips and SnailsBaby Boy SmallTeddy BearBaby Blocks -cl
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.75 x 5.75"
Stamps:  Serendipity 729D Snips & Snails, 740A Baby Boy SM, 631D Baby Blocks, 014H Teddy Bear
Ink:  Copic Markers Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Momento, Onyx Black Versafine
Pattern Paper:  Simple Stories Summer Fresh Collection 6x6" Pad
Card Stock:  Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Dies:  Spellbinder Blossom Tgs & Accents, Grand Decorative Ovals One, Grand Ovals, Classic Rectangles
Fibers:  5/8" Red Polka-dot Gingham Michaels, Ivory Button Twine May Arts
Hole Punch Crop A Dile


Cathy Weber said...

Look at the coloring on that bear! I love your story of Tut! It brought back such sweet memories. Carly had a buffalo named Buff which she loved and kept in her room for many years. I still have him saved away in my hope chest to give to her when she has a baby. I love the colors you chose for your baby card...so cute in a bright color and love the addition of the blocks and that great sentiment. Beautiful card Jeanne.

Marybeth said...

Adorable! Love the bear and they oval frame you have him in. The blocks are adorable , almost used those myself! Gorgeous non pink or baby blue card!
Glad everyone is back to good health.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable Jeanne!

Lisa Minckler said...

I wanna squeeze him!!! Love your card :)

Maria said...

Awwww...so sweet! Love the bear image and all the color on your beautiful card! Glad all are feeling better at your house! Take care, hugs1

Vickie Z said...

Love it!! That bear just pops with all these bright colors!! He'll be okay....maybe he doesn't check your blog?

Sharron said...

Oh, I love bright, primary colors for babies! And your bear is absolutely adorable. Your coloring is amazing! Loved your sweet story too!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, super cute, Jeanne! Really love all the bright, happy colors, and that teddy bear image is so fun!

Miriam said...

Love the great strong colors you used instead of pastel! The cloud-like tag is too cute!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, you are amazing! This card is just so stinking cute!!!! That patterned paper and that sweet teddy bear, just incredible.

Pauline said...

This is so sweet, gorgeous colouring on this fabulous teddy bear, and such fun papers and colours too.

Jill Norwood said...

Love this sweet card Jeanne! That bear and the little blocks are such sweet images and I love the way you colored them and used the bright papers!

My little one is home this coming week for spring break. So sorry you all have been sick with the flu - no fun!