Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Sorry about another dark picture....another wind / rain storm is on the way (ugh!) and the sky is getting very dark!  Mercy's sketch this week is another "long" card.  I had fun with the last one  as it is always good to get out of the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card size rut.   For this sketch I dug through my Costco DP pack again (I have a lot to go through so I'm trying to use it LOL!) and found this fun baby boy DP.  It's hard to believe my "baby" is now 9 years old, but he is all boy and only has two speeds - go and sleep LOL!   He is my bouncy child and my little ray of sunshine with a big smile who loves life and lives it to the fullest :D

The duckie is part of a Studio G stamp set I picked up at Michaels.  He is too cute and yes, reminds me of the duckie my son played with (and sometimes still plays with) in the bathtub.  I coloured him with Twinkling H2Os and used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the blue mat to give the focal image a big off texture.  I scalloped the horizontal panel and added a white bow on each side of the focal image.  I didn't have  the right size sentiment or type of script to work with this card so I added a safety pin for the corner feature.  I used to have safety pins with various baby colours on the head but couldn't find them anywhere so I had to settle for the plain ones.  However, I like how it finished things off.

We are quickly approaching a very busy time of year, so I greatly appreciate your taking the time to stop by  (((hugs))).  Have a fabulous day :D

What's In It?
Stamps:  Studio G
Ink:  Black
Paper: Costco DP Pack, Blue, So Saffron, Green (close to Mint Medley) 
Accessories: Twinkling H2Os, Aqua Brush, 1/8" White Satin Ribbon, Safety Pin, Paper Piercing Kit,  SU Scalloped Border Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals.


Maureen said...

that duckie is so sweet! Love the bows too :) The pin is the perfect accent :) I may need to make a regular sized card as I'm sending them to my sister's store!! LOL Killing 2 birds with one stone!! LOL

Unknown said...

Awww Marisa this is SUCH a cute take on Mercy's sketch. It's totally adorable.
Viv xx

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwww! Sweet!!

Nancy said...

This is too cute! I love that pin. Perfect finishing touch. :)

Thanks for the sweet comment. I truly appreciate it. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute card - Marisa!!! I love baby cards :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Wanda Cullen said...

What a sweet little the embossed swiss dots and pin accent!

Unknown said... this is too cute! love that little ducky, the dp, the embossing, and the little pin accent!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done a fantastic job! :)


TannyP said...

Ingenius, Marisa! That pin is a perfect addition and your colors look wonderful together.
Thanks for your support =) Great friends are the best thing to have come out of blogging for me and I hope you can say the same!
As for those wind & rain storms....I like the sun - even when it's -40! LOL

Michelle Woerner said...

This is just adorable and LOVE that little safety pin!

Yep, we are getting the rain and wind storms RIGHT NOW!! We had some flooding on the coast the other day. Yep, typical November for Oregon -LOL!

Hugs to you!

Emily said...

A so cute card, I love the pin!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is darling. That duckie is to sweet, I like the safety pin in the corner, very cute.