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4.13.2009

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I hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We safely journeyed to Philadelphia and back and had a great trip! We ate at the Continental yesterday for brunch. Cool spot! The twins were so adorable, tiny, and CUTE! I held them, fed them, and even put one to sleep! It was my "first" time! I had NO clue what I was doing, but quickly caught on. Twins seem like so much work, especially when you have an almost 2 year-old running around! I did get to see what their daily life is like. Better them than me!

This card is inspired by this week's Loonie Stampers Challenge. The colors were 'babyish' and also involved the use of lace. So, I think that kind of decided the baby-themed card here. I left it with a simple sentiment and I think the card could be for the unknown expecting baby (boy/girl) since the card is pink, blue, brown, and cream. I used PTI's Guidelines 2 to create the pink patterned paper. I chose to stay monotone for a few reasons: (1) the color challenge limited me in choices and (2) my sweet blush + aqua mist inks are running out (I've had them over a year now and they're very light colors, so it's time for reinkers in my next order).

Card Instructions
  1. Trim pink cardstock into a rectangle and stamp background design.
  2. Add aqua mist cardstock to pink cardstock and stamp sentiment at bottom.
  3. Chalk edges.
  4. Adhere to an A2 card front.
  5. Add lace and tie ribbon into a bow.
  6. Add trinket pins.
:: My Goodies {congratulations}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Guidelines 2; Stampin' Up!- Congrats
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; ColorBox-chestnut roan chalk
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - sweet blush + aqua mist + dark chocolate
Accessories: Papertrey Ink-vintage cream ribbon; Michaels-lace; Maya Road-pearl trinket pins

10 comments:

Regan said...

gasp!!! this is sooo gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! I just loved what you did with my color challenge! Thanks so much for playing!

Ann said...

I love the blue color, the lace, the stick pins--so soft and pretty!

Wendy said...

I am so torn about the Guidelines Two and should I get it. But everytime I see a card with it and especially with what you do I want it. I am such a DP nut though I think I should get rid of some of it first. What do you think?? Do you love that set and glad you got it?

Heather P. said...

This is SOOO pretty!

Chris said...

Ooh, I love the monochrome look with Guidelines Two! It's so easy for me to get carried away with a bunch of colors, but this is fab! Definitely something to try.

Maria said...

Beautiful card. LOVE that monotone look! Soooo pretty.

naomi said...

Ok this is very elegant....i passed on this lace ribbon thinking that it was too lingerie-ish. But you made it look so good. Writing that lace down on my what to buy next list!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Love the lace and pearls!

Charlene Austin said...

Acccck! I am so sorry I missed this card! It's gorgeous!

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