Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hello Baby!

Blessed Sunday to you my friends! Today is another wonderful challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our hostess is Kathy Winter, and she chose the scripture Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (NIV) The challenge is to make a baby card or project, or a card for an expectant mother (or parents), or a baby shower card... anything along those lines. Please do pop over to the SSCC blog to see all the wonderful samples by the Design Team.

This scripture is the call of Jeremiah by God to become His prophet. God does know each and every one of us by heart. And He has a plan for each of us. One way to truly know God is to give of our talents and gifts to others. Someone very wise once said that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. What I think this all means is we need to find our light and let it shine!

A baby theme was perfect timing for me because a very dear friend of mine is due to give birth to her third daughter this week. (Pretend like you didn't already see this card, Lis!) Plus, I just got this cute Vintage Postcard Kit by Crafty Secrets at the ScrapbookExpo on Friday and couldn't wait to use it to channel Melissa Phillips again.

I realize there's no stamping, but isn't that image the cutest thing? After mounting it to the chipboard, I sanded around the edges to get the perfect fit, and then sponged a bit of white paint around the edges. The DP is by Melissa Frances, as is the glitter heart.

Yes, I had a wonderful time at the ScrapbookExpo with my BFF Des. We shopped 'til we dropped and did more than our fair share to help stimulate the economy. I figured it was the least we could do. Plus, every time I saw a good deal or a sale, I followed my husband's advice... the more you spend, the more you save!

Before I sign off, I want to wish my La-La Land Crafts Design Team sister Kim Yu a very Happy Birthday!!! Kim recently won the "sketch your own Wild Sprout" contest at The Greeting Farm. That girl is super talented and as sweet as can be. I hope you have a fabulous birthday Kim!!!

And I hope each of you has a wonderful day!

19 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so precious Lisa, makes me smile.

Kathy said...

Oh Lisa I just adore this!!! I have been wanting to get one of those postcard kits but didn't know if there were worth it!! THis is just adorable and love your scrappy vintage look!
:)Kathy

maryr917 said...

this card is sooo cute- I really like how you personalized the card to make it your own creation-thanks for sharing with us.
I love the stuff from crafty secrets-looks like I need to make a little investment there(lol)

Danni said...

Wonderful card!!

Candace said...

Lisa, I love that image! Your card is so precious!

Stamp and Smile said...

Way to cute Lisa, and CAN WE SAY "ADORABLE" to boot! Very vintage and your bow is fantastic... just perfect for a new addition! Con'grat to your dear friend!!

O' I'm jealous! Sounds like a FUN time at the Scrapbook Expo.... now all the great eye candy we have the honor of taking in!! Inky Hugs and chat more soon! :)

Kristine said...

This card is my all-time FAVORITE! I love the whole feel of this vintage scene and the colors are so pretty! I have a card with a similar picture (that's actually vintage!) in my baby book that someone gave my mom when she had me! Wonderful find Lisa!! :) Love your stitching too btw. I'll have to pop by Kim's place and wish her a happy b-day! :)

peggysue said...

I have been eyeing that postcard kit for a while, the only reason I haven't gotten it yet is because I needed a boy card . . . but I think I'm about to tip over the edge. Cute paper choice and what a lovely little bow.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is ADORABLE, Lisa! This looks so soft and vintage like the books I read when I was little-what a good feeling it evokes...LOVE it!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous baby card Lisa!!! I love your image - and the whole "old world" look. I'll also have to remember the bow with the button - it looks wonderful!

Thanx so much for your email - will reply asap. Hope your cold doesn't catch up to you - sending you HUGE cyber hugs to help stave off the bugs!

Lotsaluv
xXx

NinaB said...

I love the vintage baby card. It's so soft and pretty. I will make sure to try to participate at SSIC. Believe it or not, I don't have any baby themed stamps! Have a blessed day.

jo said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa! Love it! :)

Melanie said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...your kind words were much appreciated! I very much enjoyed playing along at SSCC, and hope to again some time soon. What an uplifting blog you have!

Melanie

Laurie said...

Your card is so sweet, Lisa. Love the sparkly heart doodad! :)

Randi said...

Lisa this took my breath away! It is my favorite as it caught my eye as I scrolled through the examples this week. The colors are so soft and sweet.

Helen said...

Very precious card! I love how you added the pearls to it, too! That image is adorable. Love it!
Blessings!
~H

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Lisa!! I just love that image, your colors, the bow and the design!! What a precious card!

Cat said...

So sweet! The colors are perfect for a baby!

Heather Schlatter said...

Lisa I adore this card I love how you used labels 3 and I just love that sweet baby scene you created!!!

Gorgeous and the ribbon so so yummy!!!

Heather