Something for Baby - PPA220

Something for Baby - PPA220

Welcome back to another week with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge! This week we are working with this delightful and simple sketch:

Isn't it fun? I took the sketch literally when it said "any shape or image", I hope they meant it :)

Something for Baby - PPA220

My card is pretty straightforward but I did want to share one tip with you. I had some trouble with the pieces of the banner shifting when I was trying to lay them all out prior to adhering them...and then I had an epiphany! Someone else may have already discovered this, but it is new to me so wanted to pass it on. I took two of my Ovals Framelit Dies and laid them out like so:

I used a piece of scrap white card stock and ran it through my Big Shot. Since I didn't need the whole circle, I angled my paper to cut out only half of the oval. Then I ran my snail over one side, laid it over my card and adhered my banner pieces directly to it. Once done, I flipped the whole thing over, added Stampin' Dimensionals, and adhered it to my card...perfectly placed and so easy!

I used the Something for Baby Stamp Set and coordinating Baby's First Framelit Dies to create the onesie and the adorable flower. You can purchase these two items bundled together and save 15%!

Something for Baby - PPA220

Something for Baby - PPA220

I would be delighted if you hopped on over to the Pals Paper Arts challenge blog to see what the other designers have created with this sketch and then I hope you are inspired to play along with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Something for Baby - FMS147 & CYCI29

Hello there! I'm so happy to be back stamping! I had a rough week with migraines and missed my regular Thursday post :( But these two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and Can You Case It got my creative juices flowing again and I'm back in my stamping room this morning! Yay!

Isn't this color combination divine? Love it! And the sketch this week by the very talented Jen Timko is just too fun!

And here's what I came up with!

What do you think? The colors just said 'baby boy' to me so I went with that. The stars from the Something to Say stamp set are just the perfect size for my banners and then I used my Stampin' Markers in the same colors to ink up this baby toy image from the Something for Baby stamp set and then die cut the image using the coordinating Baby's First Framelit Dies. For the life of me I cannot recall what the name of this toy is!! Please let me know! I used the 'congratulations' sentiments from the Something to Say stamp set on this card as well...the font is soooo pretty!

Just a little bit of wispy Linen Thread sets the baby toy off perfectly. Surprise, surprise, NO Candy Dots today! I actually put some on the card but when I photographed it, they looked like chicken pox! Truly, they were all you could off they came and I'm perfectly happy without them (this time). I just love Stampin' Dimensionals, don't you? I've tried many different brands of foam adhesives over the years but am soooo happy with this Stampin' Up! product. They are the perfect amount of depth!

Love, love, love the opportunity to spend my morning stamping today! Now off to do some chores. A necessary evil...

Side note here, I had a bit of excitement this week while I was home with my migraine. I heard a funny noise and when I went to investigate I discovered that one of the supports for the shelves in my stamping closet had given way!! This is a major calamity because those supports support FIVE 8 foot shelves holding all of my precious goodies!! Eek! I had to rush to unload all of those shelves as fast as I could because I was so worried that they would give way completely and come crashing down on each other...!

Here is a picture of what gave way:

See how the far right support came away from the top rail? All of my goodies were tilting precariously and had to be rescued:


Do you see my feline friend? That's Buster, he's trying to figure out what's going on...

And still more...

Did I mention that I was recovering from a migraine when this happened??? Whew!

My darling husband promised to repair it for me this's hoping!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!!