Wednesday, November 25, 2009


For this week's Midnight Sketch Challenge (click HERE) I decided to make a baby card. My co-worker just came back to work after being off for three weeks for the birth of his son. I am the social secretary for the department so I routed an email about giving him a gift (we are going to give him a gift certificate) and getting together. Another challenge I had and I am sure many of you are facing is how to get this sketch done with Thanksgiving tomorrow. I am hosting Thanksgiving. I have my SIL and kids coming to stay the night Thursday to Friday and then we are heading to DH's family (a mere 5 hour drive) Friday afternoon and not returning until Sunday afternoon. I figured tonight was my only night to get a card made. I am happy to report that I finished cleaning the house and Mom and I got all of the food prep done today. I am at the moment stress free and it feels good! So anyway, back to the card. I bought this stamp before I was really into stamping when my first son was born. My idea of stamping then was to stamp on a white piece of paper and color in the image with colored pencils. I think I have come a little ways from them! I haven't used this stamp much over the years because it really is huge and takes up so much room. To give you some perspective, the card is a 5 x5 and the bear takes up most of the room!
Due to the bears size I down played the 4 elements on either side of the main image mainly because there wasn't much room with to play. The "baby" stamp is one that I used for my 3rd son's birth announcement. It is a single stamp and I cut out each of the blocks. I used the buttons to balance the "baby" side of the card. The ribbon on the bottom left is hiding a poor job of tearing paper out of a mat stack. That meant I needed another ribbon to balance off the other side.
That's about it! Thanks for looking and always, leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Stamps: Big bear, "baby"
Paper: DP, white, bashful blue and ?? shoot I can't think of the other one
Coloring: Copics
accessories: cuttlebug folder and dies, buttons, ribbon


  1. Just a precious image and I love your color selections and embellishment!! Beautifully done! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. Hello Karen Lynn - this baby card is so adorable! You have coloured that bear so beautifully and I love the feel of the card!! Your buttons are adorable - I am just loving this - you always give me something special to look at each week! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Karen Lynn!! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing what you create next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  3. Karen...Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family. You have created another fabulous card here. I love bears so this is near and dear to my heart. I just am tickled pink seeing him here all dressed up for a sweet baby boy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week.

    MMSC-Design Team
    PS-please email me

  4. Yes, Karen, you really have come a long way, we all have when it comes to stamping!! I have a couple of those stamps that are bigger than a card did a great job coloring and balancing all the elements. It is a darling card!
    Congratulations on hosting such a successful dinner too, that is worth celebrating! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hi Karen! What an adorable baby card! So cute! I'm sure the new mommy will love it!


  6. Hi Karen, This bear us so perfect with the background colors! The pretty patchwork for his ears and heart are very heartwarming :) Cute lettering on the back! Thanks so much for joining us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  7. I can totally see you as social director....reminds me of "the love boat". LOL
    Once again great job!