Sunday, January 29, 2012


Baby showers that is!
Two baby showers at work this week.
One for a brand new baby boy.
One for a soon to be baby girl.
Happy for them.
Happy it's not me!

First, Sweet Pea for the girl. 

I use the embedded embossing technique. The flowers are cut out of the new DP Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration catalog) that I used for the first layer on the base of this card. I CASED the punch art from Andrea Walford and added the embossed oval behind it. I suggest you if you want two stamp sets that will last for-ever and never go out of style, purchase Baroque Motifs and Lovely Trees from SU!

My inspirational challenges are:
Critter Challenge - use 3 embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem (pearls)
Winter Wonderland - Swirls and Pearls
(right now, does not need to be a Christmas/Winter card)
Frosted Designs - Sketch
Moving Along with the Times - blooming marellous
Sentimental Sundays - embossing
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamond or pearls

Now for the new little baby boy...

Similiar to the other punch art lion card I made.
Different sketch and DP (again, Everyday Enchantment as the above card)

My inspirational challenges are:
Clearly I Stamp - Pastels
Alphabet Challenge - Z for Zoo Animals
Crafty Ann's - "What's New Pussycat?"
(show new stash - It's all new!)
Crafty Calendar - New News
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layer it on-Lots of layes and embellies
Gingersnaps Creations - Use your DP
Pixie Dust Studio - Let's Go to the Zoo
Stamping 411 - Color (SU! products only)
Stamping 411 - Sketch (SU! products only)
Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around (cards for kids)
Stampin' Up Only Challenge - favorite product from
new Occasions Mini catalog - Blossom Punch!)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Let's see those animals!

Not quite sure where this Mojo came from
Maybe it's trying something new...
now there's a thought...
get out of that box!

Have a great week!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Sam. Such a really pretty card. Love the colours and design. Lots of lovely texture and flowers too.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

papertrails leaver said...

What a precious card! Love the embossed image! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Kim Mc said...

OMG!!! I love it when your mojo comes back and you create such adorable cards!! I love them both but am a little partial to the "sweet pea" one in my favorite colors (pink/green)! Such fabulous details and stamping is superb!! Keep'em coming!
Aloha, KL

Ann said...

Beaiutiful! I love what you did with the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Redrottie said...

such a beautiful project - thank you for joining in the fun at stampin for the weekend x good luck with your entry.. karen (Redrottie)

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous creation, great use of the swirls and pearls, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Tammy Fite said...

Great cards!! Thanks for joining us as Stamping 411!!

Jo said...

Ingenious designs! *claps* absolutely fabulous :)
Thank you for joining us at Stamps R Us
Jo xx

Kathy said...

So great! I really love the embossed panel on the punched baby card, it looks like a quilt. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Sarah said...

Hi Sam, two wonderful cards - love them both! Great colour combinations and the pea in the pod and lion are just perfect. Thanks for joining in with us this this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

Ann Whitfield said...

Two fabulous cards Sam, thank you for joining us at crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jen Timko said...

Now look at how adorable these are!! That lion is fantastic! So glad you shared with us this week at SUO Challenges!

Crystal said...

Super adorable baby cards! Thanks for playing along with us over at Critter Sketch & I hope you'll join us for our 100th Challenge & Blog Hop Celebration tomorrow.

Joanne said...

How very sweet these BOTH are! Love the colors, so cheerful! That lion is just too cute! Great job on our sketch at Frosted Designs! Aloha, Joanne

Deb said...

gorgeous cards, they are so unique!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!! These are adorable!

Dora said...

Awww your cards are so sweet and pretty, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Hugs xx

WencheP said...

Both your cards are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Franz♥ said...

Cute card, love your take on our theme this week!

Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Bea und Doreen said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossed layer.
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW just stunning, love the colour & different layers, just great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Olga said...

WOW!!!! This is gorgeous, still having computer problems, I'm at work (lunch time)trying to comment as much as I can......

rudlis said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges.

Selene Kempton said...

Stinkin cute! I love your lion!

Sandy said...

Great cards! Both are so adorable!

Thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sundays!

Sandy S :)

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love that image, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs hugs, martina

debby4000 said...

Oh these are adorable and so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

Sally said...

Very cute. Love the embossing and the pearls and swirls fit perfectly for our Winter Wonderland Challenge. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs Sally xxx

paperfun said...

Cute cards. Both are adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges in our "Z for Zoo Animals" Challenge.

Hope you will join us again soon xx

Jen said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Tracy Heaton said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our ribbons challenge at SCSC
Tracy x

Splashbunny said...

Love the papers you've used!
Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Floral challenge. Hope to see for our next challenge!

Virgo5 said...

Oh my gosh that lion is so darn cute! Now I'm thinking I need that new flower punch!

alethea said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the lion card!! Very clever!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for the floral challenge!! Hugsxx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous cards Sam, love the texture and fab design!
Thanks for showing us your polka dots for Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck in the draw!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Absolutely adorable cards!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s New beginnings challenge and good luck!

Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Lisa Hensley said...

one word: FABULOUS!

gbarron56 said...

OMG -- HOW CUTE IS THIS! Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and for playing along with the Sketch challenge this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Mary Brown said...

Oh my...your punch art is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO Challenge!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...


Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Two gorgeous cards.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our distressed challenge.


xxxtglxxx said...

Really great cards, they look brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Kathy D. said...

OMG these are both adorable. love love the colors. and that lion is cute enough to hug.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #44 in our "pastels" challenge. Hope to see you again as a new challenge was posted today!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Lovely card, love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at SSDS! Good Luck in the challenges.

Just A Pac Rat

Heidi Baks said...

Both these cards are adorable! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.

Buladi said...

Both cards are superb.Your lion is very cute and used soft colors.I adore your image and design.

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Sunny79 said...

Love your card.

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs, Marina

JeanFB said...

These are adorable - I love all the dimension and texture. Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations.

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