Sunday, January 22, 2012

Paper Peicing with My Favorite Things Stamps

Recently, I have become the proud owner of several My Favorite Things (MFT) Stamps and Die-namics.  I couldn't wait to ink this A la Mode - Oh Baby!  After many years of no babies being born, suddenly it seems like they are everywhere I go!  I made this card for our LSS Donna, who had a new baby boy in November.   I always feel a little extra pressure when making a card for Donna, just cause she is so darned good at it herself! 

And, as luck would have it, Paper Piecing is the challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog. and MFT is this weeks sponsor! It's been a while since I was able to join the ladies over there every week and I am so happy to be able to play around with them and check out all the great stuff that the participants have to show.

Anyway, I searched in my stash for some fun boy paper and found this Reminisce Baby Boy Footprint that I picked up eons ago (I also have it in pink!).   Paired with the brown, I think it is just adorable.  Since my mojo hasn't been around much, I used the Sweet Stop Sketch #140 and it worked out better than I could have imagined.
I really do love paper piecing, and sometimes when I am in my scrap room I have been know to abandon a project mid-design to do a little paper piecing on a totally different image!  Is it any wonder the place is a disaster?  LOL!

So, last week was a long one.  A few Dr's appts for hubby, a dentist appt for me, the girls got their eyes checked again for glasses and I worked for 2 days.  So come Friday, and -33 Celsius I was not a happy camper.  After driving the kids to school I was frozen so I climbed into bed, clothes and all just to warm up.  That was at 9:30 am.  I crawled out of bed at 1:30 in the afternoon.  Now, for some people this might be normal, but even Hubby commented that in the 17+ years we've been together he's never seen me sleep so late.  The nice thing is, I woke up feeling completely refreshed...more rested than I have felt in months, maybe even years.  I guess the body wants what the body wants. :) 

I hope you all have a restful Sunday, and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Paper:  Reminisce Baby Boy Footprint, Brown Bazzill, White
Ink:  Copic Markers, Versamark Black
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Label Sixteen


snappy scrappy said...

Great card...I agree...making a card for Donna is a daunting task. I'm always extra careful about the perfect match. When the card is finished...I'm literally sweating. It's so silly. I just can't believe that you actually like paper piecing...yikes! I love how it looks...absolutely hate doing it...sorta like gardening. Lee-Ann :)

Jenn Joncas said...

Beautiful card Danielle!! I have a few cards to do this week so I will try to play along at Paper Sundaes too (:
I'm glad you had a chance to rest up!!! You definitely needed it if you slept that long!!! Take advantage of it when you have the chance (:
Tell everyone at your house we say hello!!!


Jenn (:

Anonymous said...

This is just lovely! I love the pretty DP and sweet image, your bear is so cute!
hugs Julie P

Bananastamper said...

I know I already told you when I saw it, but I LOVE how this turned out! The image is adorable and the paper is perfect. I agree, paper piecing is so fun!
No prob! We all need a good chat here and there. We did have a fantastic day at the hill, but my body is starting to feel it. I have decided to keep moving until I fall into bed. If I sit down for more than two minutes I may just seize up! lol Skiing in the fresh snow is so fun, but can you say Jello legs?
p.s. We weren't too late. Emailing it to her now.

Elise said...

Oooh gosh, this is so precious and adorable! I love that blue/brown combo and the polka dotted papers! Your colouring is FABULOUS!


Michele Boyer said...

So very cute! I just love the dotted bow!

Thanks so much for having me this week!

Ginger said...

Adorable Card! You did an excellent job with your paper piercing! Plus the image is adorable!

Donna said...

My baby card is fabulous! Love the papers, love the paper piecing and I love your talented colouring job.

Thank you for the card and the awesome gift that is too cute to pass down to Shanna's sister when he grows out of them.