Friday, January 16, 2009

Birthdays, Babies, and Blogger's Challenge!

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope that everyone is staying warm if the bitter cold has hit your area. It has certainly arrived here in New England!

For today's post, I have two cards for you. This week's Blogger's Challenge is "Same, but different". We could use different layouts or the same stamps, or different colors, or well...you get the idea. I went with the same layout for both of my cards and used different colors and stamps. My first card uses Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration. Her colors this week are Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I really liked the card that I created with her colors last week, so I thought that I'd try again this week. I used Crazy for Cupcakes and the set Short and Sweet for the sentiment. I used my Scor-Pal for the quilted Pretty in Pink layer. The scalloped rectangle was made with my Nesties, and I have quite a bit of Star Dust Stickles on the icing of the cupcakes for a lot of sparkle. I included some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain and a tiny piece of May Arts striped ribbon. This card will be perfect for one of the teachers at work that just celebrated her 40th birthday.


My second card is for one of my best friends. She and her husband just welcomed their second son to their family, so this card is to welcome Baby Harrison into the world! The color theme for this card is Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, and Certainly Celery. I kept all of the elements the same as the first card, except for different stamps (Nursery Necessities) for the main image, different colors, and I used the ticket punch in the corners with a few pearl accents.

I'm anxious to see what the other ladies have come up with. You can view their wonderful creations here. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Both cards are so SWEET! I love them! Great job!

Connie said...

Both cards are AWESOME! I love the scored background. Great job.

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the off centered focal point and the embossing looks fabulous! {SMILES}

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...these are both wonderfully adorable cards. Fantastic job on your background grid!

Ida P. Krause said...

These are so pretty. The cupcakes are just "yummy" and that baby card is so adorable. Love the embossing.

Dawn said...

I love them both! These cards are fabulous!! Now I have to go make some cupcakes. Really, awesome job!

Sherri said...

Very cute! Love your scallop borders!

Kristen said...

These are so sweet. I love the layout of these cards.
It has been so cold here in New England, Don;t you think?

Mary said...

such adorable cards! love the cupcakes and the nursery card is so sweet

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but the baby card is my favorite. So adorable!!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the little baby card. Both cards turned out well!

Rachel Hope said...

So cute...love them both!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, these are both adorable! I love both color families, and both images are perfect! Great job!
LeAnne

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are very sweet! I love the scallop nestie that you used and the scored background is a favorite of mine! Great job with the challenge!

Dianne Adams said...

Both cards are wonderful. I really like the embossing.

njburk said...

Kimberly--Your cards are great---all of them, not just these 2. I'll look forward to seeing more when we play again, Nola

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love both of these cards Kimberley - they're beautiful!

I love the background embossing - what a fantastic idea. Will have to try it out - you've got me inspired now. Thanks for sharing.

Jeannette Swain said...

These cards are too stinkin' cute! Love the colors and layouts of both.

Christine said...

These cards are so adorable! I just love the embossing in the background, and the glitter on the cupcakes are lovely! Beautiful work, Kimberly!

Kerry D-C said...

Both of these are respledent! Lovely clan layout.

Chrissy D said...

Oh MY! These are both wonderful! I love your colors and the grid you created. beautifully done! TFS!

Sara's stampin cards said...

I love these cards, especially the one for your friend's baby. Adorable. Great job!

Clara said...

Baby Harrison's card is absolutely adorable! I just love that cupcake image and the way you did the backgrounds on both cards.

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love the glitter on the cupcakes and the sailboat's colors!

Dani Fender said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I am so clucky at the moment so I LOVE the baby card! Gorgeous!

katou said...

Two really great cards.
So cute and so pretty.

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog.

Hugs.

Katou

sideoats + scribbles said...

Both of these cards are great! I like how they really are "the same, but different!" :)

KarenR said...

great job with both cards - love the colour combo with the wee boat - must try the scored background - that looks fantastic

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute Kimberly! You did a great job!

Melissa Sauls said...

I love, love, love the baby card and the scoring with it! Very very nice!