Monday, September 03, 2007

First batch of thank yous

When we first told our family that we were expecting, we were flooded with cards of congratulations and even a couple gift cards for maternity clothes. Well, I finally went maternity shopping a couple weeks ago and I'm faced with the fact that these thank yous are well overdue!

This layout for this card comes from one of Lauren Meader's Saturday Sketches (number 3 to be exact). I really wanted to use this new patterned paper I bought over the weekend and this sketch was perfect.

Speaking of the paper, it is from Paper Salon and is called Harmony: Stripes and Harmony: Petite Paisley. Isn't it too cute? I bought this paper at a brand new scrapbooking store in the same town I work in. How cool is that? I can get there in 10 minutes on my lunch break. That is going to be dangerous! Anyway, the store is called Momento and it is really nice! They even had some copic markers in stock so I was able to play with them a little. I'm going to hold off to see if they offer a class before taking that leap.

Anyway, the main image is expectafellabella from Stamping Bella. I was super excited about this one because this bella has the same haircut as me -- short & straight. The guy kind of looks like my husband too so it was too perfect! I stamped the happy couple on watercolor paper with Palette Noir black ink and then water colored them with my watercolor wonder crayons.

The sentiment is from the Seeing Spots set from Stampin' Up! I then stamped the little diaper pin from Short & Sweet which fit in the center perfectly.

Stamps: expectafellabella from Stamping Bella, Seeing Spots, Short & Sweet
Ink: Palette Noir black
Paper:
Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper, Harmony paper from Paper Salon
Accessories: Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Pop-up glue dots

Tools: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons

15 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! COngratulations!! I had NO IDEA you were expecting! What a fabulous card to share the news! You rocked the layout! Im so very happy for you and wish you health and happiness as you expand your family! Are you going to find out the sex??
Very exciting time :D

amberporter said...

Super cute card!! Love it!

rozie640 said...

Very cute Stef, make sure to take pictures of you in your maternity clothes for the rest of us to see!!! Great card by the way!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! This must be your first? So exciting!!
Your card is just fabulous!! I LOVE it!! Green is my favoritist! ;) Hugs and Congrats!
Anjabella Angela
maerysmom@yahoo.com
(Maegan and Ryan's mom)

Pat Huntoon said...

Stef, that is so cute! Hope you found some cute maternity clothes, too : )

MJ said...

Great card. How exciting that you are big enough for maternity clothes! I soooo loved being pregnant. ENJOY! Before you know it they will be going into 2nd grade. Yikes!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Congratulations. Gift cards for maternity clothes is a great idea. Love the sketch too by Lauren!! I wish you health and happiness! chris

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, that card is absolutely adorable, I love the expectafella! I just remembered I got the minivan one so I'll have to use that one to maybe put on my cards or something...I don't use my bellas enough!

Lisa said...

Great card Stef! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Love, love, love it. Congratulations!

AJ said...

cute card! congrats on expecting as well!

elana said...

What a cute card! And congratulations too (DH and I are expecting our first child in April).

beate said...

Congratulations!!! That's exciting.

Wonderful card. Everyone will love it.

Debbie Olson said...

LOVE this card, Stefanie! What a sweet Bella--I ahdn't seen this one before!

Jen said...

First of all congrats. Next that is the cutest thank you card for pregnancy stuff that I have EVER seen! that stamp is adorable and I love how you made the card.