Thursday, April 2, 2009

Friends of ours in Pittsburgh welcomed a sweet baby boy in their family recently, so I needed to whip up a card to mail off to them. I've had this Lockhart for a little while now, but only inked it up for the first time this week. It is so sweet, and such a quick color, that I have no idea what took me so long! I actually reached for my Copics to color this in, using E37 Sepia, B21 Baby Blue, B24 Sky, W2 Warm Grey for the shadow and the colorless blender.

My color choice came from the letterpress strip (Welcome Baby with the polka dots), so I built the card around that. I don't know if you love letterpress like I do, but if you have a Paper Source nearby, take a look for the little mix packages of letterpress sentiments. They're sweet! There are two packages, one all birthday sentiments, and the other (which this is from)which is a mix. They're nice to have on hand, especially when you need a launching point for a quick card (like I did here!).

I'm working on a lot of Christmas projects right now for various publications to consider. Boy, Christmas is tough when all you want to do is get outside and garden! Beav has started baseball, so that is taking up a fair amount of time, too.

The end of March also marked the end of my design team term with Spellbinders Paper Arts. What a great 15 months it has been. I'm so thankful for my time with them and know the next design team will be fantastic! I can't wait to see what they create. (I will be continuing to use Spellbinders products here, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions on them.)

I'm off to have lunch with my friend Eileen today. I love spending time with her - she's got this fierce creativity that I find so inspiring! You should check out her blog if you have a few extra minutes - she's got the coolest projects on there, many featuring inspiring uses of mat board and foam board. (You don't sense a new obsession starting for me, do you?!) ;)

I hope your day will be equally inspiring! Be well.

Stamp: (Baby Rattle)
Lockhart Stamp Co.
Cardstock: (Kraft, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain)
Papertrey Ink
Markers: (B21, B24, E37, W2, blender) Copic
Dies: (Classic Rectangles, Classic Scalloped Rectangles)
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Other: decorative edge, Liquid Pearls


Sharon Harnist said...

Oh, letterpress, huh? Sounds very interesting and I love your use of it here! Wonderful card, Jenn -- love that little rattle!

liannallama said...

oh, I love your latest cards! Simple and elegant with the perfect touches! Love the letterpress!

Eileen Hull said...

Thank you for a delicious lunch, my friend... and also for the kind words here :-) I am so glad to have met you too! I think it's the other way around- you inspire me... guess that's how it's supposed to work. Looking forward to many more creative discussions. Have a great weekend. Let me know if you want me to keep an eye out for anything at the auction...

Erin Bigler said...

OMG, Jenn - LOVE this card! The blue & kraft work soooooo well together and I love the layout!