Monday, September 8, 2008

You're Great!

How cute is this new stamp from Alota Rubber Stamps? I fell in love with this little one as soon as I saw it! It is actually called "Super Baby" and is part of a new line at Alota Rubber stamps called "Little Kids" - they are all just adorable.
For my card I used this week Friday's Sketchers Challenge. Now the sketch is for a square card, and yes that is what I normally do, but my local scrapbook store The Scrapbook Corral just got in a bunch of American Crafts 5x7 card bases with envelopes. So I just had to pick a few of them in to give them a try. Was kind of nice to just grab the card and go and not spend forever going thru card stock to match colors. Too many choices and I take forever to decide.
So I started out with the pretty light blue base and then found two pattern papers that went
with it and the "super" image. Both papers just happened to also be from American Crafts, I loved the child like scribbling. I cut all of my circles with my Spellbinders Nestibilities. Red Bazzil scraps and the blue circle behind the Hero Arts "You're Great" sentiment is the back side of one of the pattern papers.
I sewed the background paper with a zig zag stitch, the gel pen stitched around the circles. Found a dotted red ribbon for the vertical bands, and Prima flowers for the embellishments. I used some of my last iron-on pearls for the centers. You can find these in the section of you craft store where they put the items to decorate denim. I will going back to see if I can find more of them real soon!
I think this card turned out just too fun! Make sure to go and check out the other new stamps from this Little Kid collection, and love them all!
Rosie update: She is 99% herself again... seems the meds did their job! This morning they are all out there covered in mud, we got a tiny bit of rain during the night, just enough to make the dirt moist. It must have felt good, and cooled them off, cuz they all seemed to roll around and enjoy it.
Hope you have a great Monday and take time to stamp something!
Hugs and-


Suzanne said...

Oh this card is just so cute,I love what you have done with the sketch and the colours are great. Just too cute. Sue :o)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This super baby is just super cute! Gorgeous bright card Michelle and love the colour combination and your great stitching. Your colouring of the little kid is just fabulous. I'm so glad to hear Rosie is nearly 100%. Hug, Nikki x

Rach said...

this is super, what a cute image, and a fabulous layout..and great colours. hugs rachxx

ink'n'rubba said...

what a fun image that is, and wonderful for little boys cards. Glad to hear Rosie is almost 100% now and enjoying the mud! annie x

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and the superbaby is adorable!! Love it!! I think the sketch looks great on a rectangle too ;-)) Thanks for playing with my sketch on FS!! Love from Holland,

Els G. said...

This super baby is truly super! Great card and wonderful choice of colours.

Allison said...

Love this cutie stamp...super job!

catt871 said...

SOOOO cute!!! I am really becoming addicted to Alota Stamps! They have some great stuff!!!!! Love the colours you chose too!!!

Cynde said...

Really cute card. Love how you put it all together. Too Cute! Will have to head over to alota Rubber Stamps to check out the new kids!
So glad to hear Rosie is feeling better. I know in turn that must make you feel better also! Take Care.

Patti Smith said...

Oh I saw this one...It is too the card. have a good week!!

Mrs Wonka said...

I'm loving the super baby! Lovely bright colours as well, a really stunning card.

Mrs Wonka x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Michelle, I adore this cute alota boy. The 5x7 card looks great with this sketch. Good to hear Rosie is almost back to normal...must be great fun in the mud! Thanks for joining us again at friday sketchers.
Carole ;-)

Lim said...

This stamp is so cute. Beautiful!!!
The cards is just amazing!
Love the coloring, so vivid and cheerful.


Shary said...

What a fun card. Love the papers you used to go with the image.
Good to hear that Rosie is ok and enjoying the mud.

Karin said...

Love this superbaby stamp. So cute.

xoxo karin

Claudia Rosa said...

awesome card michelle.
thank goodness for the news with rosie.

elske said...

what a cute card I Love it!!!

Kim said...

Oh My that is just beautiful and the stamp is sooooo cute. Kimx