Saturday, June 28, 2008

{Sweet Little Baby and a Tag}

I loved the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge this week. I have "lurked" before, but never participated, but I thought this was so fun that I had to use it.

I LOVE this baby set from PTI, Bitty Baby Blessings. I made this card a 5" x 5"----I usually use 5.25, but I just cut it at 5" and then wondered why??? That's what I get for watching TV while I'm stamping! For the focal point I stamped the elephant and cut and embossed the square, then matted it on a scalloped mat. I haven't used this Everyday Blessings patterned paper yet because I don't have the aqua mist ink pad, but I thought I could use it for this particular card since I was paper piecing.

I never would have done this card had I not had some square punches---I don't have the SU! punches but I have my old Creative Memories square punches ---you remember, the one with two punches on one thingy---that's the technical name for it! I'm sorry, I didn't think to measure the dimensions of the squares. Anyway, that made this SOOOOOO simple! I was amazed at how fast this went---I made the envelope to match---I LOVE that!

I decided I would keep it simple and not "bling it up"---(I just made that up!) :) I thought it was cute the way it is. I have done a lot of clean and simple cards lately...which usually means more cards to share!

Well, you know you are a blogger when you get your first "tag"--I'm assuming it's called tag because you get tagged and then you "tag" someone else---like "tag you're it", when you were a kid---anyway, LeAnne over at Wee Inklings has tagged me. (LeAnne is a stamping MACHINE---she can produce more in a day than I can in a week!) Check out her blog, I know you will enjoy it!

Anyway, here are the answers to her tag. I'm supposed to give you 7 random facts about myself and then tag seven other people, so here goes:
1. I am a preacher's kid and I actually enjoyed it---(ask me about it sometime---I have great parents).
2. I have two daughters and then a nine year gap and a son---that will change your life!
3. I have had a baby in all three states my husband and I have lived in----I told him we couldn't move again ; ).
4. I love all my in-laws---really, all of them.
5. The Ku Klux Klan put out a contract on my Father's life and shot into our home when I lived in Mississippi in the 60's because my Dad stood up in a Baptist Church pulpit and said that we had to do something to help the people in the African American churches in our state that had been burned down.
6. I have traveled to 10 (or maybe a few more that I can't remember right now) countries in this beautiful world we live in.
7. I LOVE Harry Potter---the books, I mean, not Daniel Radcliffe!

OK---that was sooooooo much harder than I thought it would be!!

Now, about tagging 7 other people---I honestly don't KNOW 7 other bloggers. I mean, I feel like I know a LOT of bloggers, but I don't have even 2 actual friends who blog, SOOOOOO, I will skip the tagging and do this----you can leave me 7 random facts about yourself here in the comments, or just one, if you don't have time for seven! I'm sorry mine are a little lame---but I really couldn't think of 7 INTERESTING facts about myself!!
Thanks so much for looking!

Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)
Paper: Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper, Kraft, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White Cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Dimensionals

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

Hey! Thanks for that picture!! Now we all know how cute you & your DS are!!! I thought your tag info was awesome.....I just cannot believe the KKK shot into your home. God was definitely protecting you all! And thanks for the shameless plug for my blog!!!
Your card is AWESOME! I love this sketch, I think it is one of the best they ever came up with. Punches def. make it go quickly!!! Just so cute, thanks for sharing!