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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MIM & The Challenge plus a Baby card

First I want to share a baby shower card because I need it!
My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby in June and there is a 'couples' shower next week.
I asked my niece if she knew what their color scheme for the baby's room was or if they had a 'theme' (thinking, airplanes, baby animals, etc).
I was told NO themes that she knew but their colors were black, gray, white with splashes of red!  Okay then....
So I pulled out Mama Elephants:  Ellie and Friends (cause you know elephants are 'gray'!) and this is what evolved!
Little piglet was colored with the "C" copic colors and Ellie was colored with the "W's".  I was going to have Ellie blow red bubbles, then it evolved to the umbrella) cause it is a "shower" and then because we needed rain, I thought it could rain hearts because again, it is a BABY!
So there you have it, my baby shower card...BTW it is a BOY!


MIM # 210  is using vellum to soften patterns.
I pulled out Wishes come True and stamped the dotty candle in rainbow colors for my background.
The vellum is a tag and the sentiment is new from Graceful Greetings along with a smaller sentiment from Wishes come True.
I am also entering this in "The Challenge" 
which asks for "dots" on your paper!  yahoo, I have lots of dots on this card!
 
Thanks so much for taking a look!




18 comments:

  1. I'm theoretically commenting on your MIM card, which is quite nice...but now my mind is completely overwhelmed by the sophistication of parents choosing black, grey and red for the nursery. How cool is that?!

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  2. Love that sweet baby card - what great stamps and design! And your vellum overly tag is fun on your bright b'day card!

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  3. Beautiful , both cards! Love the birthday card and I bet you had fun stamping, right? The baby card is too cute with Ellie!

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  4. I love that you went 'your way' with the black grey and red colors. Sweet and sassy! Almost a shame to cover the lovely rainbow candles, but you muted perfectly with your sentiment tag. Lovely Colleen!

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  5. Colleen, I absolutely LOVE your baby shower card!! Never thought I needed an elephant stamp set, but you have made so many cute, cute cards with it that I think I "NEED" it now!! And your birthday card with the vellum tag is a fun and so colorful card...love it!! :0)

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  6. Oh, your cards are great! Love that elephant and it will be a nice baby card for a boy.

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  7. Your birthday card is truly happy! Love all of the pretty candles!

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  8. Great cards! I especially love the first one -- it's so fun!

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  9. Both cards are so cute. You rocked the baby card with those colors. Great job.

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  10. Awww...love the shower card with the elephant, hearts, and piglet! And, your bday card with all the colorful candles is bright and fun!:-)

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  11. Both cards are fabulous! I love the colors on the first card and think they'll be beautiful in a nursery. Your birthday candle card is so cheerful with those brightly colored candles. The vellum tag allows the perfect amount of true colors to shine while making the sentiment stand out as well. Just perfect!!

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  12. I love baby cards and this is so sweet. That is the cutest set and you made such a fun card with it. I love the sentiment on the birthday card! Yep, what's one more!

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  13. I love baby cards and this is so sweet. That is the cutest set and you made such a fun card with it. I love the sentiment on the birthday card! Yep, what's one more!

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  14. Ohhh vellum on the candles, so much sweet polka dots!!! LOVE it!! FUN!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at The Challenge!!!

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  15. Love this bright and cheery birthday card, Colleen! Yep, I would say this qualifies for dots! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

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  16. Colleen, your baby shower card is just perfect (coloring, design & placement). I'm sure your nephew & wife will be thrilled with it. What a bright and colorful birthday card also toned down a bit with the vellum sentiment!

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  17. Oh wow, Colleen! Both cards are so sweet and perfect! I love how you incorporated the polka dots! Clever! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

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  18. Congrats on your The Challenge win with the candle card. Your baby card is adorable~

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