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Oh Baby!

Hello peeps!

I’m back with a quick post and an entry to the CASE this Sketch challenge #261.  This is a first time entry for me, so I hope I am following all the rules! 🙂   I have been making baby cards all week it seems and fun with the “baby” word cut away die.

So here is the sketch challenge photo and the idea is to create a card that incorporates the same design elements in the sketch photo.

Is it February yet?

I love February…for a couple of reasons.  First of all, it’s the month I celebrate my birthday and for the most part I really enjoy  my birthday.  Second of all it’s a reminder that March is right around the corner and that means GOLF season is almost here. (YAY!) Thirdly…I get to make a lot of birthday and Valentine’s Day cards.  I start making holiday cards around October and make nothing but Thanksgiving Cards and Christmas cards for what seems to be weeks on end.  Don’t get me wrong, I love making Christmas cards, but let me tell ya, by the time January rolls around I am READY to put away my snowflakes, holly berries and Santa stamps.

If raindrops were kisses…

I can’t remember where I first heard this phrase but as soon as I did, I knew I was going to design a card around it.  Bummer part is that I didn’t have a stamp with that sentiment so I had to hand letter it myself…which trust me, is harder than it looks.  Hand lettering is a gift…and one that I only partially possess…so hence you see the simple all caps print typeface was about all I could muster up for this card.  In the end, the card is handmade…so why not hand letter it as well?

Goodbye 2016

Well, holy cow…we are in 2017!  Really? TWENTY SEVENTEEN!  I swear that just yesterday was whole the “Y2K” scare and suddenly Poof!  Fast forward sixteen years…it’s just crazy how time flies.  I can remember exactly what I was doing the night of December 31st, 1999.  My husband and I owned a bar back then and we had a big New Year’s Eve Party going on with a band and free buffet (to soak up all the booze). 🙂  What a great time that was – and to think we all thought the world’s computers were going to blow up with the dawning of a new century.  Clearly they didn’t.

Oh Christmas Tree

One of my most favorite memories of the holiday season as a child was going out each year to tromp through the Christmas tree farm and cut down our tree.  I can’t remember the name of the tree farm any longer, but the owners used to give everyone in the car a homemade popcorn ball on your way out after you paid.  We thought it was such a treat!  Not sure why…but man, we loved those popcorn balls.  This was a fun one to paint…and brought back some really great memories.

Stamp set by honeybee stamps and I used a combination of water color pencils and a really cheap set of water color paints from the craft store.  (and no, I don’t get paid to say that!  I freely acknowledge/promote the products I use in my everyday life). 🙂