Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good Morning!  It seems like such a long time since I've been able to sit down and craft.  I was off all last week and got alot of cleaning done.  I painted my craft room and what a chore that was.  Wait until you see the colors- love them! It didn't take long to move everything out but I still don't have it all back together.
I don't know what your organizational skills are like but my room was a mess!! It took me forever to find anything.  So after some research I decided to go with the jetmax cubes they have at Michaels.  I love them!! I still want to pick up 6 more but it will have to wait until next week and then I should be super organized!

Ok on to today's card.  While cleaning I found a poem I had cut out of the newspaper quite a few years ago.  At the time I thought I would use it on a scrapbook layout (never did) but thought it was very fitting for my card.  Today's card is for a baby shower for a former co-worker.  I am using the sketch from this week's Midnight Madness.

Pretty simple design for a midnight madness sketch and I am really pleased with the outcome.



I decided to keep it monochromatic and love the outcome.  My sweet little image is from KLM Digistamps and was done in blue ink along with the poem.  I love this image because it looks great colored or not.  Kim is having a boy, hence all the blue.  I'm not a big fan of the traditional pastels but think this is perfect for a boy baby.
Supplies Used:
Navy cardstock from Stampin Up, blue speckled cardstock form Club Scrap,
DP-Little Yellow Bicycle
Ribbon and bow easy
Charm- Making Memories

Challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend:  Ribbons & Bows
Cute Card Thursday: Mono- shades of just one color

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully my posting will now be back on track.

10 comments:

Diane J said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely stunning card. The verses and image are so beautiful. Diane x

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this beautiful, calming and elegant!

Sonia said...

janice, that card is fantastic!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Janice - this is beautiful, the poem and your card! I love the DP - monochromatic works beautifully for your baby card! I am sure this will be treasured!! Love it! We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wonderful card. Time is truly the best gift of all, I can see why you saved the poem, a definite keeper. Hugs, Jane

Priscilla said...

Ohhh this is so sweet and just gorgeous. Well done with the sketch too..it turned out perfect. Let us see pictures of your room when it is all back together :) Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I have posted the sneak peek early because I will be going to a scrapbooking retreat. Have a wonderful weekend.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

Janice this is as precious as it can be. The sketch really highlights your main focal point. I love the softness of this card and the cute little rattle charm. Wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Di said...

WOW this is just stunning!
Love your colours the image and verse!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx
p.s. i have a Dt call over on my blog if your interested! x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Janice, this is such an elegant card...I love it! The image is precious, the poem just perfect for new parents, and the monochromatic look gives such a peaceful aura to your card. Fantastic work with the sketch, it came out stunningly beautiful.
Thanks so much for joining us again this week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Jean said...

beautiful . . .