Clean and Simple - One Layer - Strength and Hope
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Welcome Baby Boy - Clean and Fairly Simple!

Hi Everyone.  Happy Wednesday night

Tonight's card is another one that I made for one of my blogging friends.  Now, normally I wouldn't show you these cards... however, as I haven't been able to craft since I made these cards.... they are the only ones I have to show you.  I REALLY am having withdrawl symptoms.  I really wonder if I will have any mojo when I get back into my studio!

I love making cards for occasions.  The birth of a new baby is always a wonderful occasion to celebrate.  I decided to use the fabulous Baby Bundle set.  I REALLY love this set.  I hope they don't retire it this year.  Mind you, even if they did - it wouldn't stop me using it!

I decided to follow the same sketch that I had used for the baby girl card, 6a01156ff4b4ea970b0147e33cbd30970b-800wibut clean it up a little.  I went for Night of Navy and Marina Mist as my main colors and used the textured card stock on the base layer.  Clean and Simple seemed the right thing for a baby boy.

Here's what I came up with



Keeping with the theme of three.... I decided to add three pieces of the Marina Mist ribbon.  However, as my fingers were in a pretty sad state, it took me ages to tie these bows.  It really was pretty frustrating.  Mind you... it didn't stop me doing it three times did it!!! :-)

Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Stamps:  Baby Bundle.  Sentiment - Inside Out Baby Papertrey
  • Accessories:  Marina Mist ribbon
  • Inks:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Real Red.  Browns are Copics

On a personal note:

I was a good girl today.. I exercised before I did my blog update.  In fact, I stopped work at 5.15 so that I could get 45 minutes in before starting my tasks for the night.  I also did a 2 mile walk after dinner last night as well as the exercise before dinner.  I could feel it in my legs a little this morning.  How sad is that!!! However, I did feel that I had done some exercise - so that was good.  I do find that exercise helps to clear my mind and I suppose that is all part of the relaxing and dealing with stress!

I won't get into my stampin space until this weekend, but have some ideas I am playing around with and can't wait to try them out.  Mind you... sometimes what goes on inside my head isnt exactly great when it gets out onto paper!  Anyone else have that problem? 

ooh.... and the 1st April is coming up.  That means one thing. No, not April Fool's Day!  It means that I get to order the MASCULINE goodies out of the new summer mini.  I really do have some ideas on what to do with those goodies.  One of the great things about being a demo is getting to pre-order things that you really want to get.  Mind you, I am counting down the weeks to the sneak peek of the new catty, too!

If anyone is looking for an update on the kitten that Lou picked up whilst riding his bicycle one night last year.... he has become my constant companion.  Doesn't matter where I am, he can be guaranteed to be pretty close.  Right now he is fast asleep on "his" chair opposite my crafting table.  he is still absolutely fascinated with water.  He hates getting wet, but is fascinated with water.  Strange animal!  He's an absolute sweetie though and has really settled into the house and has really calmed down a great deal.  Luckily he still chitters at me when he sees me or wants to communicate.  I love it and hope he never grows out of that.  He's still a dinky little thing and makes my other cats look like giants!

Prayers tonight for those of you who need a warm hug or a little lift.  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and that you get time to spend doing the things you love, with those you love.