Saturday, March 6, 2010

Postcards from Wonderland *SFYTT*

Before I dive into the details of my card, I have some fun *SFYTT* news from Jen. She has asked a few new "sisters" to join the SFYTT family and I couldn't be more excited. I will have the links to their blogs at the bottom like I always do, but I wanted to "welcome" them and let them know how excited I am to have them with us. It is always fun to see how others interpret the sketches!
Now...on to the card. With the release of the new "Alice in Wonderland" movie this weekend, I thought it fitting to make a "Wonderland" card. I used two of my favorite stamp sets from TJ Designs; Alice In Wonderland and Design Elements. TJ Designs also has quite a few NEW Alice in Wonderland stamp sets, which I am super excited about.








There is something about this little royal rabbit that I just can't seem to get enough of. For those of you who visit often, you will notice that I use him quite a bit. As much as I wanted to color Alice, this little guy made the cut instead. I think a little Alice is in order, though, so stay tuned for another "Wonderland" themed card or project.
I used the crown, flourishes, postcard sentiment and label for the "queen" sentiment from the Design Elements stamp set. I liked the whimsy that they added to the design.

I stamped the rolled paper that the rabbit is holding and cut it out and popped it up to give the focal image a little bit of depth. I really like how doing something simple like that can add a lot.


I created a smaller accordion medallion, using about a 1/8 inch fold. I stamped the "Postcard" sentiment before I glued it together. I punched the crown image using a circle punch and added some gem stickers. I also added the gem stickers to the scallops on the focal image and on the sentiment.
Everything else is pretty straightforward. I hope you all get a chance to play along. Jen's sketches always get my creativity going. I like not having to come up with a layout, so that I can spend my time perfecting the details and embellishments. I am pressed for "creative" time these days, with little Rowan on the scene, but I wouldn't change a thing. He is just the sweetest thing ever and brings so much joy to our home. You won't want to miss the other designers!

Jen Del Muro and New March Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer ,
Leigh O' Brien,

We have all been sick since last week and I just took Rowan to the doctor knowing he had Conjunctivitis (sp?) but also came home with an antibiotic. I guess it is impossible to keep him well with Mom and Dad constantly coughing and such. The other two kids have runny noses as well, but not near as bad as us parents. I thought I would share two of the *many* photos that I took of Rowan on Wednesday; his 6 week Birthday. His poor eye was goopy, but I guess it will always be a memory to remember now that it has been photographed! LOL!

FYI: I feel like a huge slacker with all of the questions and things that have been asked of me over the last weeks, etc. I don't want you to think that I don't care or that I have forgotten about you. It is just taking me a *little* longer to get to things these days. Also, I haven't forgotten about my "banner" tutorial or the name the baby "blog candy" that I promised. I know that at least one person suggested Rowan if not more, so I will get that squared away soon, too! Thanks for being patient with me and thanks for fluttering by!

22 comments:

harrahx2 said...

Oh how he loves the camera, or the camera loves him or both. He is so adorable. I know you are proud parents.

Bethany Paull said...

Those are great pics of Rowan. He is an absolute doll.

Shabby Horse said...

This is such a great card. I love this stamp set, your papers, the layout, everything! Very cool! Rowan is adorable!

Amy Rohl said...

Oh, that smile just melts my heard--he is just precious! Sorry to hear about the crud going through your house...tis the yuck season!

I am in love with baby Rowan, but I am also smitten with your card this week--love every detail but my favorite is the crown medallion--perfecto!

Amy Rohl said...

I meant to say...melts my "heart"!

crschaf said...

Look at him posing already! That is the cutest picture EVER!!!

Terri Bills said...

Adorabale!

Leigh OBrien said...

What a sumptuous card, Kelly! It's truly deee-lish...as is your little one. He's just adorable!

jan said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! Baby is cute too!

Stephanie said...

Rowan is such a little doll, thanks for sharing his pictures. It is so fun to see how litle guys develop so quickly over the first few months and years.

Love your take on the sketch. Those stamps are amazing and restraining yourself from coloring anything further on the rabbit was a perfect choice.

Cynthia said...

Omigosh, he's smiling! He's already starting to change and grow up in front of your very eyes!! What a doll!! He's getting used to that camera too!! He's so cute!! And....I can't get enough of that Rabbit or your Alice in Wonderland Vintage cards either...just love, love this card!!! Hugs to You!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful card - so richly detailed! And a beautiful baby - so sweet!

Amy Sheffer said...

Your card is deligthful, Kelly! Love the paper choices, and your beautiful accordian flower! Rowan is SUCH a sweetie!

Debra said...

Your card is fabulous and so are the pictures of Rowan! He looks so sweet and I hope you all feel better soon. I'm suffering with that cough too.

Heidi Karpen said...

Gorgeous card Kelly! The papers are perfect for this image. Rowan is a sweetie, even with a goopy eye!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Kelly. The colors, the embellishments, the whole enchillada!! And baby Rowan!! I love it. Naturegirl

Diane Jaquay said...

Kelly, this card is so COOL! I love that rabbit ;) And your baby, awwwww!

Kylie said...

Oh just look at that adorable smile! It's enough to melt anyone's heart. What a gorgeous scrapbook he's going to make.

Kylie ox

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! Your card is spectacular!! Your little guy is precious too!

diane mcvey said...

Oh, what a photogenic little angel! He's so beautiful!
I'm so happy for you, and I wish I could go back to "baby times" again! I'm still waiting for more grandchildren to come along one of these years...I just LOVE babies!
Blessings to you always! Rowan is SO adorable!!! :D

ChristineCreations said...

Oh he's just beautiful Kelly!

Mary Lou Kemp said...

What an adorable little doodlebug...he has the sweetest smile and those great big dark eyes just melt your heart. Thanks for sharing photos of this little guy!!