Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's a Boy

It was a busy day today with 2 baseball games and a baby shower in between.  My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child, a baby boy, on my mother's 84th birthday in June.  What a wonderful birthday present for her, grandchild # 8. 

This umbrella is a Great Impressions stamp, which I stamped 4 times on different colored papers and then did a lot of paper piecing.  (And I have enough pieces left to make a second card.)  I sprayed it with sparkle shimmer mist, which looks really neat but didn't show up in the photo.  There are Dazzles above the umbrella, liquid pearls on the points, and the sentiment is CTMH.

I am entering this card in these fun challenges:
My Time to Craft Challenge #245 - April Showers
Paper Crafting Challenge #8 - No patterned paper
Sweet Stampin Challenge - No DP
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #191 - Embossing
Milk Coffee Challenge - Use those bright colors
Fab n Funky Challenge #213 - Paper Piecing
Craft and Smash Challenge - Birth
Fairies Challenges #24 - Baby
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge 14-16 - April Showers
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge - Paper Piecing


  1. What a bright and vibrant pick me up!!! Love the colors!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges - Good luck to win a Waffle Flower Stamp this week, we hope that you are inspired to join us again!

    PS don't forget to sign up for e-mail notification for winners post and new challenges!

  2. What a wonderful baby card ! Love how you matched up the colors in the umbrella with the matting on the sentiment. Perfect idea to use Swiss Dot embossing on the background.

  3. Fabulous card Debi, I love Patchwork, so that umbrella is right up my street, xxx

  4. Lovely bright card for a baby shower. Love the paper pieced umbrella and your embossed background.

  5. bella! allegra e colorata! grazie per aver giocato su CaS

  6. Lovely card with a great umbrella, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week, also thank you for joining in our Paper Piecing challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  7. nice :) thanks for sharing with us at Craft and Smash :)

  8. LOVE the paper piecing of that umbrella! And I adore those bright colors, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

    PS: You should link this up in our monthly challenge, too! It fits the bill! :)

  9. Great card and just right for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Call in Again. Debbiex

  10. Great card! Thanks for joining Fab n Funky. Kx

  11. Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'Funky this this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. very very beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing on Craft and smash

  13. Such a pretty card - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  14. A little hello! We hope that you are inspired to join us again - Come check out the NEW challenge posted today at Paper Crafting Challenges, and a chance for a Studio Calico Kit, WOW!!!! --- I hope to see you there!

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    -Hugz Kimberly

  15. Sounded like a fun day! Thanks for joining at the Milk Coffee Challenge!


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