Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cute as a Button *SFYTT*

I am really sorry that I missed last week's SFYTT! My life has been just a hair crazy lately, to say the least. I am trying to keep up the best that I can. I have been creating, just not things I have been sharing here. I told you that I had gotten Rowan's birth announcements done a couple of weeks ago; then I made thank you favors for his blessing day and some more favors for the PTA brunch that I was in charge of on Wednesday. Whew! I am glad that I can stamp for fun again! Well...at least for today! LOL! I have some Tweety Jill projects that I need to get done. It is always fun to work with new goodies!!!!
For today's card, I chose to use some October Afternoon papers that I picked up the other day at my favorite scrapbook store. I was looking for papers to make the brunch favors, but ended up purchasing some things for myself as well. The papers I used for the favors are super cute too, but I almost used up every last bit. I think there is enough left for one card. I am sure I will be using it soon and I will share it.

I paired the cute papers with one of my favorite stamp sets Baby Button Bits. I will soon be in need of a couple of baby cards, so I thought I would get a head start. Now that I am done, the card is inspiring me to do another sewing project to go with it. If I end up creating something to go with it, I will share it on Thimbles and Thread. The papers really inspired which image I would use and I was excited to color it with Copics. I have been in a coloring mood. I used a couple of nestabilities for the ribbon slide and for the focal image. The buttons are Ocean Tides Vintage buttons. I really liked the different textures on the two buttons on the flowers. I thought they mimicked the patterns on the papers nicely.
I added a little bit of sewing; the side panel has a zig-zag stitch and the sentiment panel has a straight stitch. I have a tiny bit of thread left on the spool, so I thought that I would try and use it up.

You won't want to miss the other designers!

Jen Del Muro and New April Guest Designer
Amy Rohl won't be playing this week, but she always has fun stuff to see anyway!
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer ,
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
and new SFYTT sister Sony! Welcome! I can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. If you must know...this is the real reason that I haven't been creating as much! Can you blame me? I am completely in love with this little man!

Rowan is now 12 Weeks old! I can't believe how the time is flying by! The bassinet has sat empty in my bedroom as he is now a big boy in his crib! I finally took the bassinet down and put it into storage. It seems like I was just asking my DH to bring it up and now I am putting it away! When I was pregnant, I would look at the empty space where I knew the bassinet would be going, imagining the little bundle that would soon fill it's cradle. All too soon, the space is empty again and he is moving on to bigger and better places. It is fun to see him growing and changing each day! I just don't want him to grow up too fast. He is so precious!

24 comments:

carole~ish said...

kelly, this is the most beautiful card ~ i love it absolutely.
and these pictures of your baby boy!! oh, my word. unbelievably sweet.
you are truly blessed. :)

Julie said...

The card is fantastic....but that little guy is surely a pint sized bundle of absolute cuteness!!! He is adorable, I don't know how you put him down to get anything done!!!! I'd wanna just hold him all day and look at him!

lisa808 said...

Rowan is beyond cute. What a gorgeous bundle of joy.

Sony said...

omg what a handsome little guy you have there!! And I love your card Kelly - it's superfun and has lots of stuff going on but it all works beautifully together!

Edna said...

Love the card, lots of fresh and fun colours and layers... but Rowan stole the show, the cutest cherub I have seen in some time! Check out his modern little hair dooo!!!

Eveline said...

Your card is beautiful and the pictures of Rowan are so cute.
Eveline.

Susan G said...

Oh, that Rowan is such a cutie! I know those huge eyes just melt you every time you look at him. Did I miss your birth announcement? I don't think you've posted it yet. I'd be interested in taking a look. I'm collecting ideas for my DIL whose expecting in the Fall. I'll be making her announcements and thank yous.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly, Rowan is just precious! I could stare at his sweet face all day!! Your card is exceptional! Love those Thrift Shop papers!

Missy said...

Definitely cute as a button. I love the card. The papers are so fun and I so need to look for some of my own. You always do a great job of using pp and not make it look crazy busy.
Rowan is so precious. And I am right there with you. My little man will be going into his own crib tonight IF we get to setting up the crib and moving my middle son to his older brothers room. I hate how fast they grow but I also know that they need to.

Megan said...

He's so cute!! Darling hair. :)

Your card has great colors!!

diane mcvey said...

OMGoodness, Rowan is SOOOOO cute! I love that face, and his hair is gorgeous! It must be so fun to live with that little guy! He's just adorable all around!!! :D
Your card is beautiful, too! Wow, love the colors you used. Precious.
Thanks for sharing your cute little boy with us. I can't believe it's already been 12 weeks! I remember watching your countdown calendar the whole pregnancy...time surely does fly. . .

Amber said...

Okay Kelly, Rowan is seriously the cutest baby in the world! I looove his faux-hawk! He is so precious:)
And your card, omgoodness, it's beautiful! TOTAL eye candy!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Rowan is gorgeous Kelly! Look at his cute little hair-do

Love your sentiment tag, ribbon button combo on this card, a gorgeous combination!

Elaine M said...

Oh what a sweetie!! I would be very content just sitting and rocking this little bundle. You're such a blessed mommie!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh, Kelly! He's the cutest thing ever. I just want to cuddle him. Can't wait for my own to arrive.

Stephanie said...

Kelly, your card is quite lovely, the colors in it are so soft and a very nice alternative to traditonal pastels. The pictures of Rowan are amazing, he is just the sweetest little guy! No wonder you are paying attention to something other than stamping...{smile}.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Oh-h-h how cute! Rowan's pictures are adorable. Thanks. And the same for the card. It is so fun to look at--the colors, the design, the lace. I love it!!
Naturegirl

katrynka said...

Such a terrific card!! It is going into my "inspirations" file:)
and of course Rowan is adorable!!

Paula Barin said...

Your card is so pretty but your son.... OH SO CUTE!!

Amy Rohl said...

Absolutely delightful card, Kelly, but I have to say: Rowan stole the show on this post! I could just eat him up!

Renee said...

wow this is just gorgeous!! and Rowan what a cutie pattotie. Hugs and blessings

Alex said...

Oh your little man is just the most adorable little one, he is sooooo cute bless him - oh love your card as well, he he

My Little Hobby said...

Incredibly cute as a button...the boy and the card. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, just had to say how gorgous the photos are of your little boy.
The time passes so quickly, I used to love snuggling up early in the morning in bed with mine. Cherish this time as they grow up so fast.