Hello there! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm so excited to share this post with you today. You may have hopped on over here from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog. This week, I am happy to be a part of a very special blog hop for a very special friend, Rita Wright!
Welcome to the first stop on Rita's Baby Blog Hop!
Rita is getting ready to welcome her little bundle into the world in just a couple of short weeks. We all wanted to do something special to celebrate her sketch challenge over at FMS this week, which is her last before she takes "maternity leave". Congratulations to you Rita...and SURPRISE! ;)
This was a fun card to put together! First of all, I just love Rita's great sketch. I wanted to use one of her favorite stamp sets for this card, Fox and Friends. I was really stumped with how to pair it with the sketch until I came upon another stamp set that I know Rita loves, Send Me Soaring. I mean you really can NOT get much more fun then a monkey flying a kite, can you?
My color combo was inspired by the cutest pair of shoes that Rita recently picked up for her little lady. Seriously, can I get these in my size?
As this card is coming from me, I'm pretty sure Rita would expect it to be pink, so I couldn't disappoint her. I used a new In Color, Primrose Petals along with Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink. The monkey's face and belly were colored with ink and a Blender Pen, as were the clouds. Then I added some Crystal Effects to snazz them up a bit. Because every little lady needs some sparkle, I added some Silver Glimmer Paper to the punched border and to the little kite. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post.
Here is the inside of the card, with one more cheeky monkey, just for fun.
Hey Rita, now you know why I haven't sent that package off to you yet. Hee Hee!I hope you enjoyed your card, Rita! You will see it "in-person" very soon! Now who is ready to continue the baby hop? Next up, please stop and visit the lovely and talented Ann Schach to see what she has made for our momma-to-be. Also be sure to pop in and share some bloggy love with the ladies of the day, Rita and baby Laila!
Here is the official order of our Blog Hop:Thanks for stopping by!
Have a HAPPY day! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Fox and Friends (retiring 5/31), Send Me Soaring (ret.), Up, Up, and Away (clouds), Petite Pairs, Occasional Quotes (inside sentiment) and Baby Bundle (inside gift box stamp)
Paper: Subtles DSP paper pad, Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals (New!), Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink and Pool Party Classic ink
Punches: Pinking Heart Border punch, Triple Heart punch, 1" Circle punch and 1- 1/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Blender Pens, Crystal Effects, Stampin Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones
Non-SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle die