Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thank You Part 2

So, I also needed a card to express my thanks to our Lactation Consultant. I figured I'd go for the gusto and also submit for Lauren's design team call. I love Lauren's sketches. They are so fresh and fun and are the perfect start for me to get creative! For this card, I used the older sketch mytimess10 from the call.

Anyway, I chose to use Billy since he kind of looks like my little guy (hence the blond hair). I colored him in with Koh-i-noor pencils, so the yellow is a little on the bright side.

Not much else to say, this one was quick & easy!

Stamps: Dress up Billy from Pink Cat Studio, Faux Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette Noir
Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Retired patterned paper from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Bold Brights Buttons, white embroidery floss, Dimensionals
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Koh-i-noor pencils & baby oil

Monday, April 20, 2009

Babyhood's end

Last month (at 14 months old), my son decided to stop nursing. I wasn't quite prepared for that, but I am glad it was his decision to stop. We wouldn't have even gotten started if the wonderful Lactation consultant at the hospital hadn't worked with us so much. She has helped us through the rocky start, my return to work, and some other bumps along the way. Every third Tuesday of the month, she hosts a Nursing Moms group to lend support and let us ask questions. Tomorrow will be my last visit (at least until the next kid) and I wanted to give her something to show my appreciation.

That's where Lauren's My Timeless Template-For keep{sake} came in! I loved her idea to make it a tea dispenser. When she issued her First template challenge, it all fell into place! I used the Strawberry Lemonade bath wash as my inspiration. It's hard to see, but I stamped tea cups on the yellow oval.

Lily dressed up like a nurse (lactation consultant) perfectly and I thought this baby & "got milk" stamp fit my theme perfectly.

Stamps: Dress up Lily from Pink Cat Studio, Baby Love & Little Gal from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Palette Noir, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet
Papertrey White, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, My Timeless Template For {keep}sake, Dimensionals
Tools: Cuttlebug, Square Scalloped Nestabilities, Oval Nestabilities, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, 1" circle punch, Paper Snips