Monday 21 May 2012

Square Baby Girl Card

The challenge this week at the Less Is More Challenge Blog, is to create a CAS card for a baby or child. Chrissie and Mandi like their white space, so I hope they think there is enough on my submission this week.

The card base is 5.25 x 5.25" square, and the pretty, sparkly papers are by MME. I have sure got some great use out of that paper stack!  I used a Nestability label for the oval, and the baby rattle sticker was leftover from other projects and sitting in my 'Odds & Sods' pile.

I have left the inside blank for now, and will add the words or verse when I go to send the card.

I may or may not have time to post this upcoming week. I have decided to tackle a HUGE project, and of course there is a time limit.  We are going to Israel for our DD's wedding. I wanted to bring the groom's parents something and hubby suggested I do a photo book of their trip here to Canada in February. So the book has to be done, submitted, and received before we leave.

The idea is BRILLIANT, but I don't just drag the photos into pre-selected templates in iPhoto. Oh no, not me. Since I used to design digital scrapbook kits, I am actually digitally scrapbooking each page. Then I flatten it and save it as a single photo and drag THAT into the photo book as a full page photo. I 'hand paint' every single shadow on the elements and photos, but at least I've realized I don't have time to create an entire kit for this album. I am taking advantage of the many talented designers out there and using their kits for the book. 

Oh, the time this is taking. But - it truly is a gift from the heart and I know that they will appreciate it more than any trinket or somethin' somethin' I could bring them. Obviously, since this will be a surprise I won't be posting the pages on my blog. At least not yet!

This weekend - with the groom's help - we got the cover words done in Hebrew. I also managed to create FOUR, two page spreads.  There will be at least ten more.  

So I'll be busy creating, but quite possibly not anything I can share unless I really need a break from my laptop.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. oh how sweet is this card

    wish you nice day

  2. Great card inside and out!

  3. The baby rattle makes a lovely focal point on your card Karen! It would be lovely to see pictures of your scrapbooking project. What a wonderful present it will be!

  4. As you say there's not a huge amount of white space Karen... but I won't make you sit on the naughty step... it's a super simple design and perfect for a new baby.
    Your scrapbooking project sounds technical and completely awesome. I'm sure it will be very well received.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. What a sweet card Karen, the little rattle is just perfect :0)
    I love the sound of your special gift...... You're a computer whizz to do it all digitally, can't wait to see the finished book :0)
    Jenny x

  6. Fabulous baby card. I love the papers and the little rattle. Ann Y.

  7. This card is sweet love the colors!

  8. Yes, not to much white space Karen but a terrific card
    Love the rattle
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"


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