Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sweet Sunday Congrats

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC100. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing. Can you believe we're at sketch #100?!? Thanks for all these fabulous layouts Karen!!!

For my card today I made a baby congrats card, because I became an Aunt again last week. My brother and his wife have a new little boy to add to their family. Although I use the term "little" loosely...he weighed 10 pounds 12 ounces...yikes!!! At that rate he'll be bigger than the rest of the kids in no time! LOL!!

I reached for my favourite set for baby cards, Hangin' Out from Taylored Expressions. I adore the sweet little onesie and the simple sentiment. I paper pieced the onesie with a pattern from my MME Fine & Dandy True Blue pad. I have plenty of boy patterned papers but not much in the way of baby boy (with softer blues etc.) but I think this worked out nicely. In addition to the choice buttercream cardstock I added kraft and suede brown dark. I love sewing on my cards and in one of the Splitcoast forums I read a tip that it's easier to zig zag around a circle than sew a straight stitch, so I gave it a try. It turned out perfectly (and I'm not hiding a boo boo under the image panel either...LOL) and wasn't nearly as difficult or time consuming as I thought it would be. I see myself sewing in circles in the future!

I wanted to jazz up the star border a little because I thought it needed some colour. After punching the border on kraft I adhered it to buttercream then trimmed along the star edge with scissors to create a layer. Then I punched the same border out of sunflowers medium and used the punched stars (which normally end up in the trash) to fill in the border. They were super easy to pick up and place with my Embellie Gellie! Love it!!!

I hope you'll play along this week and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now let's hop over and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created with today's sketch. Sadly this will be Laura's last sketch on the team so be sure to stop by and leave her lots of love. I'm sure we'll all miss her Sunday inspiration!!
Jen Tapler
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

THis is such a cute card!!.. Love it.. absolutely LOVE!!!

xx Sarah

Candace Mitchell said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats on being the new nephew! I will have to try that sewing tip, because I have never got the hang of sewing around circles, either!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, this is wonderful! Love the papers and how you've created that star trim! Brilliant idea! Congrats on becoming an aunt again! Hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Janet said...

yay congrats:) My nephew and nieces are old enough to drink with me now...so until they start having kids there is no more kids in my family!! Love your card its too cute!
hugs

Jackie Pedro said...

At 10 lbs 12 oz. he'll be taller than me in no time! Hehe!

Love your adorable card, Auntie Saucy!!

Vicki said...

This is adorable Karen, Love the star border and your sewing is wonderful!!!

Leslie said...

Sewing in a circle?! Cutting around the star border?! Filling in the stars?! Seriously??? You ROCK!

Lynn said...

Congrats on being an Auntie again Karen (that's a big baby)! Your baby card is adorable! I love the star border you created and cute paper pieced onesie!

Ann Kranitz said...

Congrats Auntie Karen!!! My best to your family!!!! But really? Over 10 pounds!!!! Wowza!!! Great job on the card. I am sure they will love it!!

Marjorie said...

Such a darling baby card! Love those papers and your border detail!

Colleen Begley said...

Hi Karen, I noticed the zig-zag stitching immediately and how even it is. It is indeed perfect. Very cute card too. Congrats to all on the newest family member.

Tammy E. said...

This is an adorable card. Love the stitching.

Chris said...

Totally adorable and I see you're sewing a mighty fine zig zag circle!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO totally cute!! Love it!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

OMGoodness! This is just SO adorable!!!