Thursday, January 22, 2015

Celebrate...a baby!

Hi friends!

I'm not sure if you all heard me squeal when I realized I could slip away for an hour and work on a card in the middle of the week! :) Today, I'm sharing a special card for a special baby. One of the moments I love most in life is when you realize someone has sneaked into your heart and you didn't even realize it. The little baby boy that this card is going to is just a little over 2 weeks old. He's a preemie and he's been working hard to gain weight and come home to his loving parents. He's named just like my oldest. Although I don't know him--or even his parents--he's become special to me. And he's perfectly cute, too! You are all welcome to join me in praying for baby Sammy, too.
Here's my card:

The design of the card is based on a sketch (see below) from Freshly Made Sketches. I changed the design just a bit and added the twine to mimic the space between the papers. I knew that I wanted to use hearts and I remembered a small stamp set that I got for $1 at a local craft store. Those three hearts come as a little border and it was perfect for the card! I chose blue and red and just stamped the border over and over. I then stamped the sentiment (Hampton Arts) and wrapped the baker's twine. The onesie die cut, although hard to see in the picture, is from WPlus9 and I stamped the large heart from that same $1 set. Because every baby should be celebrated, I did add some shine to the inside of the hearts with some Wink of Stella. Super easy card...but I really like how it turned out!

Here are the sites where I'll be entering the card:
Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday challenge--use hearts
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes!
Freshly Made Sketches--see picture below for the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!


  1. A card that exudes love. Thise little hearts really rock. Thank you for participating in our 167th AG challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. I hope we will see you back again really soon.

  2. This is so adorable. A perfect blend of love and celebrating a new baby. I hope that Sammy gets strong soon so that he can go home! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Great card, love your design
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  4. This is such a sweet baby card - I just love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


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