Monday, February 14, 2011

S.S. Baby Boy

Happy Monday and Happy Valentine's Day! The deep freeze has warmed just a tad and we are now basking is 30 degrees! Compared to the single digit temps of last week it does almost feel warm. ALMOST.

I had a chance to play along with Jen's February sketch challenge. Here is the link to the deets, the sketch is good for the whole month.

I needed a baby card for a co-worker. She is having a boy and isn't into many of the traditional boy themes. Since we live near Lake Ontario I thought a nautical theme might be different and appropriate.

What do you think? I turned the circle element of the sketch into a life ring using 2 Spellbinder circle dies. I wrapped some white twine around it in 4 places. The papers are all from a pad of October Afternoon paper. The stamp is from a set from Impression Obsession. NO clue if they even carry it anymore, I have had it for quite some time now. Image was colored with Copic markers. I tried desperately to make some hardware fit someplace and just couldn't do it. Sigh...I can be so embellishment challenged!

I made the card 5 1/4" square to leave lots of room on the inside for folks to write their well wishes. I hope she likes it!

I messed around with my blog last night. It is such a challenge to my brain, lol. It isn't 100% to my liking but enough that I can live with it.

Thanks for stopping by! I didn't have time for a Menu Monday recipe, maybe next week.


ChristineCreations said...

This is so cute Tracy! I love that you made the circle a life preserver! Too cute with the twine!

Cheryl said...

Your blog looks great!! I know what you mean about finding it challenging! I should change once a week so I could finally remember how to do it!

I love your card! It has a wonderful, put together theme! The ring is so stinkin' clever of you! Great layers and texture!

We had your terifyaki pork on Sunday! Love, love, love it!!
thanks so much!

Michele Boyer said...

SO cute! I love the life preserver! :)