Friday, February 22, 2013

Baby's Buggy Got Buttons


 Baby and Buttons......two of my favorite things.  I saw a challenge this week at the Paper Plays CAS challenge blog, and it said to use Buttons and Bows on a baby card, and all I had to hear was 'buttons', and I was ready to go.  I have so many buttons, and I have crafted with buttons for so many years, I could sew buttons all day, every day, and could still never use the buttons I have.  I look for every opportunity that I can to use buttons. 
I have depleted my supply of baby cards, and am gearing up for the spring craft sales, so baby cards were on my mind.  I like to make something that isn't just baby pastels once in a while, and I used the colors for the Colour Q Challenge #177 for my inspiration, using Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Always Artichoke, and Crumb Cake for these cards.  The fun layout at Retro Sketches #51 had just what I needed to get me inspired.  I liked how the sketch suggested that the image run off the side of the page.  That was a little out of my comfort zone, to chop off part of an image, but I thought it made the cards a little more contemporary or edgy.  Really!  At least for me :)
I decided to make a second card, and used Pool Party for the card base, and stamped more teddy bears on it.  The challenge at the Little Red Wagon #173 was for TOTALLY TEDDIES this week, and that's where I came up with the idea of a buggy full of teddy bears.  I don't know which card I like best.  Both were fun to make, and both are cards I would make again. 
Inside I stamped a few more teddy bears, and the second card got the cute shower card greeting from  the Baby Bundles stamp set, but the red card got a greeting from the new Stacks of Wishes hostess stamp set from the new SU spring catalog. 
Enough blog postings for today.  Got to get ready for tomorrow's card stamp class. 

                            Mary Alice

5 comments:

  1. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-28.html

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  2. Cute card, Mary Alice, always enjoy seeing a fun baby card! thanks for playing with us this week at the colourQ.

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  3. You sure rocked our challenge, that's a pile of teddies! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  4. Mary Alice your card is so sweet, great buttons. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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