Sunday, January 4, 2009

Swell News....

Hi everyone! I am trying not to make only posting on Sunday a habit. I have been busy making cards, some for a class and some for a TOP SECRET gig....oohhhh, do I have your attention now?? I will be able to spill the beans a little later this week:)

So on to the My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Challenge (keyword MFTWTG16). The featured stamp set this week is She's Having a Baby. The challenge is to use paper piercing or stitching in your creation. I used machine stitching, as you can see. I paper pieced the dress and colored the rest of the image and sentiments with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The dot paper is from October Afternoon and the striped pattern is from the K&Co. stack called Urban Rhapsody. Have I shared with you the extent of my paper problem? I literally cannot walk past it at Michaels when it is on sale, that is how I ended up with this stack.


Blog Candy Alert
To that end, if you leave me a sweet comment on this post I will send you one of each of the patterned papers from the Urban Rhapsody stack (deadline Tues. 1/5) I know that's fast but I have lots going on this week:) That's a nice way to start off the new year, huh?

Thanks for stamping by today, hope you had a happy and safe new year!

33 comments:

Janet said...

OOoooooo--I get to be number 1! Woohoo! I love your card--love the paper combinations and I'm looking forward to hearing the news.

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Laura! Like always a very nice creation. May you have a wonderful year full of great ideas. See you on the 17th.
Michelle

Cheri Howard said...

Happy New Year! I love this card you made. I'm sure the recipient will love it, too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Laura!!

Melody said...

Great card as Laura. Always love your work!

Melody

Katie Renz said...

Laura,

How are you doing?? You aren't the only one with a paper problem - PP disorder (lol). Are you going to be at CHA? Would love to see you.

pescbrico said...

This is a really cute card :)

Renee G said...

cute cute card! Love that paper!

Susan Joyce said...

Love all the elements you used for this card which make it such a pretty design.

Joanie said...

Love the card too, I need to try using my sewing machine sometime....

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous card Laura! Love the stitching and the added safety pin!

jill said...

Your card is adorable, as usual! Keep up the great inspiration!

StamperJoyce said...

I love your blog, so warm and inviting! I'm a Stampin' Up! demo, but you've got me seriously considering purchasing some MFT stamps because of the great cards you make.

sandyh50 said...

Love your card, Laura! The colors are warm and beautiful and made me think, uhhh, they don't know if it is a boy or a girl!

Debbie said...

Can't wait to hear the news.
Love the card, and hope I'm the lucky one!

Anonymous said...

I love that stamp!!! Everytime I see it used I think --- OHHHHHH -- I need that stamp!!! I'm an L&D nurse so anything with a belly on it is awesome!!
Sherri Alspach
sherrialspach@sbcglobal.net

Kelly said...

Hmm, I apologize if this ends up being a duplicate posting...I got an error message the first time.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I love your card and the stitching is great. I have yet to try any stitching on a card....it intimidates me a little!
Kelly W.

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card! Love the soft colours!!

Marga said...

Love your blog background paper and all your beautiful work!

Jen said...

Heheheh! I'm fairly certain I have been blessed with the same "paper problem" lol Or at least my hubby thinks so anyway. Your card is darling and I am in need of inspiration such as this card at this very moment. One of my son's teachers just had her baby boy and the director at the same school is due in a few weeks. I'm off to go gather supplies to create their gifts. Thank you for all you do to inspire us each day!!

Rosella said...

Happy New Year Laura!! What a great card for somebody who is expecting a somebody special. Very sweet!
I'm looking forward to seeing your creations of 2009!!

TFS!!

mudmaven said...

Love that card! Great dp. ~chris

Janna said...

Hi Laura
It sounds like you have been so busy. I am loving this stamp set & what you have created. Well, I always LOVE what you do.

Glad to be able to get back on here & rekindle some of my blogging friendships as well as my blog addiction. LOL Hope all is well with you sweets. Take Care & we will definitely have to be planning that lunch soon. I have now happily landed in San Diego....settle is another thing but landed for sure. Hahaha Have a wonderful day! Janna

Kristine B. said...

Can't wait to hear your fab news, Laura! :) Early congrats, whatever it is =)

Your card is so precious. I REALLY LOVE those beautiful papers, and your layout is great. Have a super stampy day!!

Teresa Curtis said...

Oh I love top secret surprises! Thanks for sharing so much wonderful work with us!
~Teresa

Kitty Rodahl said...

Oh, such pretty papers! Love your swell news card! Who's that Girl stamps are one of my favorites! I loved the pictures of your snow angels! We have many inches of snow for LOTS of snow angels~! Happy New Year!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Meda said...

Your card is sweet enough for both of us. I must confess this card + the post title made me think you are expecting :) I can't wait to hear those top scret news.

Jennifer said...

Cute card! I love the stitching. Every time I see where someone does that on their card, I tell myself that I really must start doing that.

Marjo A. Juson said...

Love this card! You always make the cutest cards!

A Stroke Above said...

I commented on today's card and almost forgot to come back a day and comment here for the candy. Thanks again for the chance. AND just how long do we have to wait for the news? This is fun and exciting, too! Linda Crowder

Sherrie Conner said...

I always enjoy checking out your latest creations Laura! Fantastic!

connerco5@earthlink.net

Suzanne J Dean said...

Lovely papers and the card is so beautiful---great image too.

hugz,
Suzanne Dean

Patti said...

Nice card, I love the colors you used. All of your cards are great though, all with nice color combos. I visit your blog weekly to see what you have done!
Patti
pgundrum@telus.net