Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hey Sweet Pea!

Hello stampers! I hope you're having a great weekend! Can't believe that we're half-way through December on our way to Christmas! Just two more weeks and it'll be here! I hope you are more prepared than I! I still have lots to do, but I love every minute of it!

I don't know about you, but too much of one thing stifles my creativity, so I like taking a little break from Christmas cards every once in a while to do something a bit different! For today's card, I actually used a Christmas-y gift I received LAST Christmas! My mom sent me this cute Christmas polka-dot paper (the flip side is a dark Christmas red) and it has been sitting on a shelf all year just waiting for the perfect inspiration. The minute I saw the sweet pea in Punny Fruits and Veggies, I knew it was time to use it!

I stamped the image with Memento ink, then colored it in with Prismas and Gamsol (while I was in the orthodontist's waiting room and Matthew was getting his braces off! Yeah! My boy looks so handsome! LOL). I used my nesties squares to cut and emboss a couple of squares of the designer paper, and a rectangle for the focal image. I kept the layout very clean and simple, adding a little machine zig-zag to frame the corners. A Zva flower and button dress it up just enough!

Wouldn't this card be fun to give to an expectant mother who's just found out she's pregnant? I love that this card will work for either a boy or a would be easy to add just a hint of pink or blue if you already know the sex of the baby!

Enjoy your December! It's busy here with choir and gift-planning, card-making, decorating, baking, etc., but I am keeping my heart set on remembering Christ in Christmas! Blessings to you and yours!


  1. Oh Deb, this is just the cutest design. What great use of white space...spectacular!

  2. I love this card! It's so clean and elegant, with a cute little image. Sweet!

  3. Deb, this card made me giggle!! I just love it, and have already saved it to case later. TFS!!! If we don't chat, have a wonderful holiday!!! Hugs, Anne.

  4. how stinkin CUTE!!!! Love that peapod image and loving the layout for the card!

  5. Awesome card!! Love the way you stitched it...clever!