Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sweet Baby

Challenge #42 this week at the Shabby Tea Room is to use this photo as our inspiration, and to incorporate fabric:

Coincidentally, we are about to become grandparents for the second time, and, being a Mom to 2 sons, having a male dog, and a husband, I'm hoping just a little for a baby girl.  So when I saw this photograph, my mind went into feminine overload and here is what I came up with:


These fabrics are some of my favorite scraps from a pink and green quilt I made a few years ago.  I pieced a tiny quilt, cut out a Stampin Up Top Note label shape, and zig-zagged it to the creamy parchment paper backing, adding some lace and the teeny buttons.  The sentiment was stamped on the oval label and secured by some organza ribbon.  I felt all it needed was these tiny rolled roses, made from BoBunny Tutu Dot.

I spent a happy afternoon putting this together, and if we happen to get another sweet Liam (our first grandson), then that's just fine, too.  I'll keep you updated!

Supplies: various fabric scraps, cream parchment and pink cardstock. lace, tiny buttons, precut oval label, pink organza ribbon, Hero Arts CL264 Precious Baby (sentiment), BoBunny Tutu Dot for rolled roses

29 comments:

  1. What awesome news Lin! Let's keep our fingers crossed! I totally adore this beautiful quilted card! So precious, you may just need to keep it for a while!!!

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  2. So excited for you to become a grandmother again! I hope for you too to have a little girl this time but if it's not that's okay too! Sweet baby goodness is the best! What a beautiful card! Love the fabric! the paper flowers add the perfect touch!

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  3. Oh my word, Lin, you are starting 2011 off with pure gorgeous-ness! Love the quilt-style card, it's so feminine with all the pretty details. Congrats on the new little one who will join your family this year, what a wonderful blessing!

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  4. OH LIN!!! I think this might be my all time FAVORITE of your cards!!! I so LOVE everything about it!!! especially LOVE the quilt shaped into the labels 8 die with the stitching around...perfect touch! Crossing my fingers and toes for a girl :)

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  5. WOW, this is great, love the patchwork! Really inspiring! thanks for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

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  6. I love your soft, delicate patchwork...gorgeous, and the lace and stitching! It would be so sweet to have a girl :) but knowing you would be just as thrilled with a boy - looking forward to hearing :)
    BTW, love your verse from Phil. on the side, a memorized and beloved verse that means much to me.
    Have a wonderful year ahead with many blessings Lin.
    Hugs to you - Jenny
    (JeniferAnn)

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  7. This is so beautiful! I love all the soft pink and greens. We had our second grandbaby in September. We now have 2 girls. Isn't being a "grand" one of the best gifts God could give us!

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  8. Just beautiful Lin! I love the patchworking, trim and the overal shape of the patchwork! Happy and healthy New Year to you and thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  9. what a completely adorable card! i hope the new grandbaby is a little girl, too, lin! happy new year!

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  10. Oh Lin! I had to gasp a little when seeing this, love the very delicate shabby chicness and the beautiful lace edges. I really do hope you will have a grand-daughter to spoil very soon, big congrats!

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  11. Wow! Isn't this the most beautiful card?! Using the die cut shape makes it so special! You know how I feel about the pink and green combo. . .fave, fave, fave! Your stitching, buttons, lace and rolled flowers all work so perfectly together! Love this, Lin! And another baby added to the family. . .Such exciting news!

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  12. wow! your quilted background is gorgeous, Lin! i adore this beautiful card! Happy New Year to you and yours! All the best wishes for 2011!

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  13. Stunning - I Love all those fabrics. that must have been a gorgeous quilt. Definitely keep us posted Lin.

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  14. Oh Lin I love this card! It's so pretty and feminine! I love your wonderful design, combination of fabrics, the lace, buttons, roses, organza ribbon, stitching....everything really! It must be so exciting now that your new grandchild is about to arrive:)

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  15. Congrats with your news and I hope that it will be a little girl too....
    This is a beautiful card Lin, one of your specialties! TFS!

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  16. So Lovely!!!! Everything is perfect. Hope it is a wonderful New year for you and your family!!!!

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  17. Such a sweet and perfect little girlie card Lin- congrats on the great news and will keep my fingers crossed that it will be a girl! :)

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  18. WOW, this is just gorgerous. Love the quilt and the fabrics. It´s my favorits colors.

    Happy new year to you and your family.

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  19. Lin, this quilt card is just PRECIOUS! LOVE the fabric pieces and the stitching and how you used the die cut! The buttons are the PERFECT addition with those rosebuds!

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  20. Such a stunning card Lin, love your mini quilt. So happy for you becoming a grandmother again. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Hugs
    Sally

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  21. Beautiful patchwork card! Love the lace and lil' rosettes!

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  22. Lin, your shabby fabric quilt is absolutely amazing!!! I've done this technique before with paper and the top note die, but haven't tried it with fabric ... you've inspired ME!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us weekly in the Tea Room :)

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  23. Hi Lin,
    I'm so happy for you and your family, a new little one, wonderful! Your card is just lovely, perfect for a little girl :)
    Very pretty new background and header for your blog too :)

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  24. Oh my, this is just delightful! My heart jumped when I saw your beautiful, sweet card. Perfection.

    And a little prayer for that little baby girl... :) Congrats on the 2nd grandbaby on the way!

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  25. Such an awesome news that you will be expecting a second grandchild! Great card with all the quilts and I love all the pastel colours! Such a perfect card for a little girl!

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  26. Sugar and spice and everything nice...but I have two grandsons and they are sweet and nice and cuddly, too!!! I just don't get to make them the smocked dresses I had envisioned! My prayers for a healthy baby girl or boy!!!

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  27. FABULOUS!!! Love the combination of fabrics soo pretty. Congrats on future grand baby # 2!

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  28. OMG this is such a gorgeous project Lin. Something to treasure and put away in a memory box. Its lovely to a new baby to look forward to too and wouldn't it be lovely to buy pink - but I love blue too.....

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