Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's a girl!

Last night I made a card for friends who just had a baby girl yesterday!  I already made them a card for the baby shower but, they didn't know the sex so, it was unisex.  This time around, I get to go girly!

I don't have much card-making experience but, I am starting to get into it and decided that I'd like to participate in some of the card-making, here I am, sharing and blogging!  Please keep in mind that I have NEVER blogged before and I have hardly made cards, let alone joined in card-making challenges but, I'm dedicating myself to improving and learning new techniques  and will hopefully be taking 2-3 card-making and scrapbooking classes every month as well as expanding on my tools and supplies! :)
I am learning as I go along but, I hope you enjoy my blog and my work!

So, here it is:

Ok, so I found the digital SLR and got some pictures that I think do this card more justice.  Lol, I couldn't figure out how to put it on auto-focus so, I hope these images are sharp enough!  They are pretty true to colour and I think you can see how the card conveys the soft sweetness that a baby girl card should.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


PAPER: Patterned Paper: pebbles: "She's Here" and "Little One" from the "New Arrival" Line;
Cardstock: Bazzill (not sure of colours);
EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons: pebbles: "New Arrival Buttons - Girl"; Paper Flowers: "New Arrival Paper Flowers - Girl"; Ribbon: Unknown; Stick Pins: Jenni Bowlin: "Cream Stick Pins"
STAMPS: Stampin' Up!: "Nursery Necessities" (front); Stampin' Up!: Congrats (inside)
TOOLS: Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts: "Eyelet Lace" Punch Around the Page



Naomi this blog looks awesome!! and the card was beautiful! Great idea and I'll be following :)
xo, Jeneka


Thanks, Jen...Miss you tons!!! xoxoxo!


Naomi, Your card is so sweet! One does think baby girls when seeing these colors. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week.

Vickie Z

Naomi... Great card inside and out!! Wonderful take on the sketch and use of the colors!! It's adorable!! Find your camera so we can see pics of your cards clearer.


Ok, so, I had a couple of hitches along the way but, I finally got the new pics up. I hope they suffice! Thanks for checking out my card :)

Michele Gross

Wow! What an incredible first blog post! :D Your blog is adorable and so is your card! Your friend will treasure it!! I'm so glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe and I hope we'll see you again :) You are off to a great blogging start :D

Libby Hickson

Such a sweet and pretty baby girl card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe! And welcome to the world of blogging! :-)


Very sweet & pretty baby girl card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Notes by Nina

Great card, love the details.

Colleen Dietrich

I'm so excited for you and your new blog! And you are brave to jump right into challenges, too. I love your sweet baby girl card, and it uses our colors perfectly this week. THanks for joining us at the Cafe this week. Hope to see you again soon!!

Julie Ranae

Congratulations on your new blog and I can't tell you how honored I am that you chose The Play Date Cafe to include in it!
Your card is outstanding and a wonderful beginning to your blogging journey...keep up the wonderful work : ) We look forward to seeing again next Thursday!


Very pretty baby card with sweet bird paper and buttons!


Naomi this is such a pretty card! This is truly a wonderful way to start your blogging :) Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!


This is darling and I LOVE that patterned paper you used with the birds, prefect for a baby card:) Thanks for playing with us at CQC this week!


Fabulous card and such a nice layout. If you hadn't told me I would never have guessed that you are new to card making or to blogging. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Andrea Ewen

Love it! Beautiful design and lovely details. Love those button flowers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!


Very pretty, Naomi. Love the color scheme. Thank you for joining in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.


Sweet card! Lovely layout and such pretty details! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!


Thank-you, Ladies, for all of the kind words and for taking the time to look at my card! I'd also like to express my gratitude to Michele and Colleen for following my blog..I really appreciate it! Happy Valentines Day, I hope everyone has a great day..and gets spoiled, too!


Really cute card, love the cute papers and the layout is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges.

Jaclyn Miller

Those little birdies are so cute. Great use of buttons too. Thank you for playing at The Play Date Cafe.