Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby's 1ST Christmas

It has been a topsy turvy week for me but like is back to normal and it is a is a beautiful weekend here in New England. With the start of the holiday season under 2 weeks away I guess you could call it the calm before the storm. I got to meet Melissa Francis Friday night at my LLS and I took a class of hers yesterday. I went with my good friends Kristen, and Pia and my sister Peggy. We all made some amazing tags and ornaments (18 total) in the class and brought home a ton of extra product from Melissa. If you ever have the chance to take one of her classes don't miss it, she is such a wealth of crafting knowledge and so very nice! We topped the day off with laughs over dinner. I plan on using what I made on some of my future cards. Don't you love good times with friends!

This card is the first Baby's First Christmas card I have ever made. I thought it would be pretty easy but then I realized most of the Christmas DP out there doesn't work well on a baby card. I looked around and found this really pretty Digi DP at Bearly Mine Designs. Her papers are gorgeous and I have never really think of using digi paper because I have so much regular DP. Boy have I found a new love. I printed it on CS so I could cut out some of the stars to use as accents around the image and saying. I guess I better ask Santa for lots of color ink cartridges.

I need to give one more shout out to Really Reasonable Ribbon. I won a gift certificate for their store. I loved their ribbons and prices so much I bought more ribbon from them. The ribbon on this card was a free sample they sent me with my order and it was something I wouldn't have picked myself. It is beautiful though and matched the DP perfectly so thank you RRR you made my day! Be sure to take a look at their store if you love ribbon like I do.

Here are some challenges that fit my card

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #85-This week their inspiration is green and red Christmas flowered cupcakes. I took my inspiration from the colors and the Christmas theme.
A Crafty Little Place Challenge #64-Their challenge this time is to use the colors red, green and white on your creation. I love the traditional Christmas colors.
Crazy For Challenges C4C63-This week their challenge to us is to create a Christmas card. I still need to make many of them.
Everybody Art Challenge #116-This is the great sketch that I used for my card.
I Did It Creations Challenge #29-The challenge this week is to use traditional Christmas colors on your creation.
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #29-This theme this week is "Childhood" plus a sentiment. Great idea for a theme!
Stamp Something Challenge-The challenge this week is Nov. "Something Digi". I used one of Mo Mannings digis on my card.
The Crafty Pad Challenge #97-Their challenge is called "Christmas Sparkle". I have glitter on my ornament and gold sparkle on my ribbon and bow and the red glitter ribbon down the center.
The Creative Cottage Challenge 27-This challenge is to create something for "Someone Special at Christmas". Great idea for a challenge.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 56-This challenge would like us to use "Traditional Christmas Colors" on our creation.
Karber Christmas Challenge #3-This challenge would like a Christmas card that uses a "Digi Stamp" on it. I used a Mo Manning Christmas digi.

These are fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate reading all the wonderful comments that you leave for me.

Happy Creating,


Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Sheri Gilson said...

Very sweet card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Well how precious is this? Love the depth and dimension of your ellements. Wonderful to have you at A Crafty Little Place.


lindyloo said...

awww so cute thanks for playing alaong with us at the creative cottage huggies lindyloo x

Jeanette said...

Now this is a very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.
I remember my babies' first Christmas.

Lorraine said...

That is just lovely. It's beautifully balanced. Great job. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is such a cute card, Mary! I need to make one of these.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is such a cute card, Mary! I need to make one of these.

Peggy said...

Mary this is adorable!! I love the star theme. Great job!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful christmascard !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Barbara said...

What a darling baby's first card. I can tell you put a lot of thought into your design and it shows. I also love your coloring. You are right, crafting the night away with friends, who could ask for more fun??? Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. Hugs XX

~*Joni said...

Mary what a sweeeet image! You know I love this, the card is perfectly embellished with wonderful details. I love the stars, the coloring, the hat pin, and everything about it! Thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Sounds like that class was a blast!! I knew you and Peggy were sisters but didn't know you lived in the same area as Kristen! How FUN! =D I live 3 hours from my sister so we don't get together very often. Your card is SOO CUTE!! LOVE that image and all your stars and colors--perfecto!! =) Have a good day.

Victoria said...

fantastic card

Vicky (entry 88 - Totally gorjuss)

mrsk06 said...

Hey there! Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad this week! Hugz Sal x

mudmaven said...

This is just so cute! I just love this image. Thanks so much for playing along in our childhood challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris