Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby Thanks - FMS 35


My daughter is expecting a baby girl in September and has already received some sweet baby gifts. She asked me to make some thank you cards that weren't too baby-ish or pink. I am delighted to report this passed inspection.  Next up -  designing the shower invites.  Her request for those went something like this: 

Hmmm how about bunnies? I love bunnies. (I dug out all my bunny images.) No wait I think lambs - yes let's do lambs. (I borrowed some lamb images.) Oh buttons are cute too.  (I started sorting buttons into baby colors)  No pink - I like purple - and bedazzlers.

I don't know where to start! But if you get an invite with a bedazzled purple lamb leaping over a buttoned down bunny you know the party's at my house!

                        I followed this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my card.
                                                    

28 comments:

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Linda. Love the little flowers and leaves. Cute story, too! You must post the invites when you come up with the final design.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

LOL Linda, you always have the best stories ;)

I adore this card. The way you've rounded the edges of the three embossed panels is gorgeous, especially when topped off with those lovely flowers!!

Erna said...

LOL Linda, cute story! your card is gorgeous!

Rita said...

LMAO. You always make me chuckle with your posts, Linda. I LOVE this; it is such a fun, fresh take on the sketch! I really need to get that flower die!

I'm already behind on my baby shower thank yous. If you find some time in between bedazzling the purple lambs I'd take some yellow/gray giraffes! :)

Jen Timko said...

I, too, am sitting here laughing! Not really sure why I don't own that flower but I need to! Good luck on that invitation. I'm sure it will be, um, spectacular. ;-) Actually, I'm sure it really will no matter what she decides on!

Kim S said...

What a perfect combination. Love the rounded banners and the bright flowers in each. The banner die for the sentiment is such a simple and sweet touch!

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely card: the embossing and pink flowers are gorgeous! Loved your story: I'm working on announcements and thank yous for my daughter who is expecting in June, and I completely understand!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda that card is the bomb and I can't wait to see the invites! You are too too funny! hugs

Joan said...

Beautiful card - I love the little flowers at the bottom of each panel. Cute story too. I look forward to seeing the finished result!

Dawn Tidd said...

Super cute card, Linda! So sweet! It is a woman's prirogative to change her mind, especially pregnant women.

Winnie said...

This is so pretty. I love the layout and the banner shape is so cool. Great colors and she could use them for any reason really. Congratulations on the upcomng family addition. (I love sheep, so that bedazzled sheep idea would fly with me...)

Cindy Hall said...

I love what you did with this sketch. The white, set off with the bright flowers is elegant and I love how the brads match the DSP. Gorgeous!

Erin Callahan Wheeler said...

Why do you even ask me?!

How about lambies in purple pajamies? :-)

Patti MacLeith said...

HOW adorable!!

Monica Hornof said...

What a lovely card! I can see why your daughter was pleased. Good luck with the bedazzled purple lambs ;)

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE this Linda! So much dimension in those flowers and the embossed panels. Love all the repeating polka dots too--it's perfectly sweet. Just like that new grand-baby will be!

Jen said...

I think I had a dream once about a bedazzled purple lamb. Must have been a premonition about your shower invitations! Honestly, you've got the best stories! You must crack yourself up all the time!

Oh, and this card is about the prettiest thing I've seen today! I know everyone keeps talking about that flower die that they must have, but what die is it? You'd think I'd know the catalog better but in this case I haven't got a clue!

Gisela said...

Fantastic card Linda! I'm sure the invitation will be perfect even with all those "details".

Tui Nathan said...

Hahaha .... I just love reading all your humourous stories Linda ... you really are a great story teller!!!

And, you have created the perfect thank you card, the colour pallette is gorgeous as is those pretty flowers and polka dotty theme! Love it ...

Barb in Ontario said...

Beautiful card! I just joined your blog email list!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very funny post, Linda! LOVE that card; no wonder it passed inspection!

Karen Aicken said...

Wonderful card for the sketch - I like the way you added the 3 flowers at the end of the center panels.
Cheers, Karen

Cindy Beach said...

Love those flowers too, Linda, they're bright and fabulous! Can't wait to see the shower invites :->

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is so gorgeously cute Linda. I love the colour combo, the flowers with the beautiful brads, the embossed strips, I could go on and on but I won't. I'll just say "perfection"!

Lisa said...

How PRETTY! Love the polka dots and those sweet blooms!

Trudy said...

You're funny, you make me laugh. So witty! I enjoy your cards, love the colors in this one,
Trudy

Angie Tieman said...

Thud! This is stunning! So glad it passed inspection! I can't wait to see those shower cards! Lol!

Linda Fisher said...

I love your witt and talent, BOTH are amazing! This card is precious!