Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I've been thinking about you.

I decided to switch up my morning routine a bit and actually do some stamping! The floor hasn't been swept and the dishwasher hasn't been unloaded, but I got a card made! Yay! In all reality, I actually sat down to *clean* my desk, but ended up creating with the left-overs from Saturday's card. I am glad that I was able to make use of the flowers that I had die-cut and stamped, but never used. In fact, I die-cut two more for the 2nd smaller flower! I used the same paper as Saturday's card, too.
Originally, I had planned on using the flowers separately, but as I was cleaning, I stacked them up to toss them and realized what a nice statement they made stacked. That was really what got me in the mood to make something from them. The stamp set has some flower center images, but I decided to add some buttons instead. For the leaves, I inked the leaves with Spring Moss and then added a bit of Ripe Avocado to the edges before stamping it onto the cardsock. The sentiment is from this stamp set, which I love.

The friend sentiment was made using this alphabet. I added a few more buttons, scallops and lace and called it good. I didn't even add any ribbon! I know just who will be getting this card along with a sweet treat! I hope she likes it!


So...after it is all said and done, my desk is still messy and the sewing machine is still jammed! LOL!


The weekend after Mother's Day, I took Rowan for a hair cut. It was a sad day, but it needed to be done. She cut it so that I could do it in the Kewpie Doll style or the baby boy comb over. Unfortunately, now that it is cut, the ends stick *straight* up, giving it a true Mohawk look rather than a sweet Kewpie Doll. My sister gave me this really cute shirt that says "Tough Guy" so we went with the Mohawk. He really can pull it off, can't he?

Whenever I see the boys with their "Faux-Hawk" hair, I really want to comment on what a nice Kewpie Doll *do* they have, but I think they might scratch their heads and wonder what in the world I am talking about!

I actually have some really darling Kewpie Doll stickers that I should incorporate into a card design one of these days. I used to use them all the time for baby cards, but got out of the habit as soon as stamping took over my life! LOL!

Thanks for fluttering by!

14 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love this card! All the beautiful colors! And don't worry my dishes aren't done and my laundry is calling my name...but my cards are done! Sich a cute little boy! He is such a doll! :0)

Heidi Karpen said...

Love, love, love this card Kelly! The colors and the button-centered flowers are fab!

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card! Love all the layering and details! And what a little cutie pie! :)

Whimsey said...

Wow; what a beautiful card; really love the flowers layered, the buttons and lace - just fabulous!

jen said...

Such a beautiful card- I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!
And again, I must say, Rowan is the cutest baby boy ever!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I just love your scrappy style, such a great card. cute baby too! :)

Marisa said...

What an adorable picture of Rowan!! So full of life and loving it too :D Gorgeous card - I have those PTI dies on my wish list big time!

harrahx2 said...

He is sure growing up fast. He is a cutie. Love your cards...want to CASE your style! Just not as talented.........

Jackie Pedro said...

Kelly, this is GORGEOUS!!!! And no worries....I don't even know what sweeping is....LOL!

Noelle said...

The flowers are just gorgeous this way:) AND your son is soooo cute!

havingfunwithpaper said...

Love the layering of the flowers and the colors are a nice combination too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card, and your boy is a DOLL!!

katrynka said...

I love all the layering that you do!! I have more than a couple of your cards in my "inspiration" files! I have yet to take the plunge and do all the layering, but I will some day!

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly! Rowan is growing so fast...you are getting some priceless pics of your little doll!! How exciting!!!

This card is just so....oh my ..gorgeous and cute at the same time! I didn't know that Papertrey sold die cuts to go with their stamps...you are such a great sales person!! Do you know what machine they are made for? Obviously you used them in your cuttlebug...do you know about Sizzix or Spellinders since those are the ones I have....hope all is well my friend!!!