Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Count Your Blessings!

I needed to make a few "Thinking of You" cards to send out this week, so I decided to head over to the Mojo Monday Blog to see this week's sketch. I have to make the most of my time when Rowan is napping, so I decided to take the hard part out and start with a sketch. I have been so spoiled with all of Jen's SFYTT, I get lazy these days. I also decided to make two identical cards to really simplify things.
The layout was simple and perfect for what I needed. I had already laid out some paper and stamps the other day when I thought I might have time to stamp, but that didn't happen. I got to work right away and of course, the coloring took most of the time. I colored the images using Copic markers. I took all of my color cues from the paper that I used, which is from an older K & Co. slab that I love.


The buttons, stamps and twine are all from Papertrey Ink as well as the cream cardstock. I used my nestabilities to cut and emboss the circle. All of the edges were sponged using Vintage Photo distress Ink by Ranger. The card was feeling a little naked to me, so I added some scallops to the top and bottom of the tilted layer.



Now all I have to do is get them address and mailed, which for these will require a trip to the postoffice so they can be hand-cancelled since they have buttons. I also need to take poor little Emma to the dentist today to have a "pulpectomy" or something like that. It basically is a child's root canal. Poor thing. I don't know how you go from no cavities to that. OH well......


She actually loves the dentist and hopefully things will go well so that it stays that way. She is awfully excited to get "laughing gas" which she hasn't had before. Speaking of my kids, I took some more photos of all of them on Saturday. The leaves were just too pretty to not take advantage of.
Perfect timing....Rowan just woke up from his nap and I need to get him changed and fed so that we can make the appointment. Thanks for fluttering by!

10 comments:

Alyssa B said...

Rowan is too cute for words!!! LOVE him

harrahx2 said...

Great cards but your cards are ALWAYS fantastic. But the family picture? Beautiful....your baby is really growing up, all your babies are. Thanks for sharing.

kANNAdyjka said...

At first congrats to such a nice trio!
Secondly-you are my hero: being mom of three and finding time to make cards, I'm sorry.... CARDS: every single one is outstanding!

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly...I'm in the middle of moving madness with my condo and haven't had access to the internet for over a month...back at my mom's for awhile and I'm glad I was just in time to catch the adorable photo of your kids....I can't believe how they have grown...Rowan is just a doll...they all are!

Loving you fall cards, the fall banner and that adorable baby card....all of it just to die for in Kelly fashion....love them all!

Kathy Martin said...

Such beautiful cards! I think the little card on top of the card would make sweet name place cards! I'm going to give it a whirl for my Thanksgiving table! Thanks for the share!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful chilren, Kelly, and fantastic picture! Love your gorgeous fall cards, too! Hope the dental appointment goes well - poor Emma!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty, and you have the most adorable kids!

scrapfancy said...

I love my stamp set from Papertry with the vases. Wonderful set. The kids picture is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Your kids are freakin" gorgeous! What a beautiful picture!