Sunday, June 2, 2013

Welcome Baby - A New FS Challenge at SCS!

The first Sunday of the month means it is my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast. I hope you will come play along!

Congratulations to Ellie Stover! I chose Ellie to be our first June 2013 FS this week. I LOVE her gallery with its beautifully colored and detailed designs. I chose this cute little birthday card to case.
With the FS challenges, we are supposed to change at least two things from the original.

I kept her color scheme and layout, but changed images and theme from birthday to baby. My images are from Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' available at i {heart} papers. I stamped on Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then colored my ellies with Spectrum Noir markers.

I left off the sewing (even though I LOVED it!) and added pearls. I substituted hearts for the balloon and added a crocheted flower instead of silver cord. I added Buttermilk atyou Spica Glitter pen to the hearts and a layer of designer paper underneath the four squares. The DP is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Boy and Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes 6x6 pads.
Everything is held together with Scor-Tape and Sticky Thumb Dimensionals. All linked supplies are available at IHP!
My card is 5" square.
I really like how it turned out!

This summer I am going to be taking some short road trips around my state. I tend to gravitate along I-80 and after 20 years am kind of bored with that :)  So -- I will be sharing some summer photos from around my state on here occasionally. Here is the first one, taken with my iPhone, and a filter added from an app called Vintique:
A typical Nebraska field -- the cows always stare at you when you stop. It's like they are either wondering what is picture-worthy, or why you are invading their space. You start walking toward them and they all move away. Ok....not so good for my self-esteem. Because I really care what (if!?) the cows are thinking. Wow. I need to stick to making cards.

Check this out:

Other challenges for this card:
365 Cards - Sweet Baby 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes 
Creative Corner - Boy oh boy

Stamps: Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' (available at i {heart} papers)
Paper: Poptone CS, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy & Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir markers, Spica Glitter pen
Accessories: Kaiser Bliss Pearls, The Paper Studio crocheted flower, Spellbinders Circle dies, MFT pennant die, SU! Word Window punch


  1. Judy your card is adorable - I love that little crocheted flower. The picture of the cows reminds me of home, except that they would be Jersey cows there.

  2. This is really sweet! I love the coziness that crocheted flower adds!!! That mama/baby elephant image is soo cute!

    Beautifully done, Judy!

  3. sooo very cute and I love the color combo! Great patterns and shapes on this! :)
    thanks for joining us at CCC this week!
    Tammy DT

  4. Judy, this is absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again this week.

    :) Becky Givans
    Bugaboo DT

  5. Absolutely adorable!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug


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