Sunday, February 6, 2011

{MFTWSC5} Welcome Little Kate!

Hello everyone! Hope that you all had a relaxing weekend! I had hoped to get more stamping done, but yesterday I took the boys to visit their grandparents (my hubbys parents) and we ended up staying all day! And last night I just felt the need to veg! So I watched a movie on TV (Maid In Manhatten) and I love those cheesy romantic movies! I got busy this morning and made this card for my hubbys cousin who had a new little baby girl and the shower is this weekend. I don't think I'll be able to make it, so I'll be sending this little ditty and a gift with my mother in law. I might take the boys and head south to visit some family. Ryan is off school Thursday and Friday this week. I work on Thursday though, so I think I'll pick the boys up from the babysitter and have everything packed and ready to go for after work. It's about a 3 hour drive, so we can be there for supper:) I've already told the boys about it and they are very excited to see their auntie and cousin Susie! If I back out now, they'll be pretty mad at mom!
The card is based on MFT's sketch for this week:

As you can see, I pretty much followed the sketch to the T...except the little sentiment tag. I didn't really want anything on the front, as I really wanted the use that Robert Munsch quote on the inside and I think that's a big enough quote. Sara is a teacher, so I thought she'd really like that quote...Robert Munsch is  legendary with those elementary teachers, I tell ya! I got 2 MFT packages in the mail Friday (can I get a WhoopWhoop!!) The new A La Modes are divine this month! I love this one with the bear and the fishing girl is.....nope, no words!!!! I can't wait to get her inked up! She will be the precious.....;)
I used My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy 'pretty in pink' designer paper that came as part of the WTG VIP package. I stamped her onto choice snow white, coloured her with copics and paper pieced the teddy's bow. I cut the image out with an oval nestie and sponged it with chalk ink while still in the die. I matted it with a scalloped oval nestie. I used an MFT scallop border die to make a double layer with dp and shite CS. I did a bit of sewing and added a SU white organza bubbly bow, topped with an MFT button tied with some TCP divine twine (man, that stuff is Goo-oood!). I added a teensy bit of clear spica glitter pen to the girls headband and the teddys nose and ears.
I am a little unsure of how the inside turned out. I wanted to stamp the sentiment onto another oval die, but it didn't fit quite right with the authors quote, so I stuck it on the bottom....see the nice ink smudge on the pink dp and the ribbon? Nice work, Jenny! lol
The sentiment  is also from the WTG VIP package set.

Thanks for popping in! I'll be back as soon as I can rustle something up for ya!:)

Sewing machine Update: Did I mention that this is the second main panel that I made for this card?? The first one literally got ate by Jan. She is a glutton, what can I say? She'll bite your finger off if you get it too close. After dislodging what was left of panel #1, I gave Jan (short for janome of course) a good chewing out. She was at the business end of a few profanities (none that even come close to blog-appropriate), and I very 'roughly' ripped out her bobbin and a few other random under-pieces, put everything back, gave her a new needle, and she actually ran a bit smoother for the rest of the card. I think she got my point;) We'll see how she preforms next time.


Michele Boyer said...

Totally adorable, Jenny! (Your bow is so pretty!)

Vickie Z said...

Adorable!! Love these papers and coloring is wonderful!! Great take on the sketch!!