Saturday, 11 July 2009

Welcome baby card

No, not my cousin's baby!

This is another baby, a boy this time, who has just arrived home to a friend on ScrapJazz. He is a very special, long-awaited baby, and although I don't know this friend very well, her story struck a chord with me.

This is also a double-purpose card, because I'm entering it into the Scrap Whispers Challenge #35, to make a LO or card in red, white and blue. The paper is from My Mind's Eye, the embossing folder is one that I got with the Cuttlebug, and the balloons were rescued from the floor after my little frenzy with L's punch!

I actually paid money for the GSD file for the envelope and insert! I know, I know. When I got the Silhouette, I told everyone that I couldn't understand how people would pay for files when they could so easily create their own designs on the computer for free. If they had the software, and the time. Which I did. And what happens? I see a pretty pattern (well OK, 4 pretty patterns) and suddenly I'm thinking hey, US$4 is nothing to pay for that - it'll get reused over and over again, right? And suddenly faster than you could say PayPal, I'd become one of "those" people!

I was right though. It's been used for 7 different cards now, and the envelope design is perfect for those odd-shaped cards which don't fit a standard envelope. Yup, still trying to justify myself! Work with me here, OK? Go on, admit it - it IS pretty...


Derrick, Kimberly and Aiden Morris said...

It's not just pretty it's GORGEOUS! You are amazing, truly.

Anonymous said...

You have such talent! This is an amazing design.
I have noticed how my trips to the card shop are becoming longer and how I always feel this tiny disappointment in what I come away with - unless I go megabucks - and it is all because I have seen what is truly great card design on your blog!
Lovely Lovely Lovely.

Amo xxx

Kelly said...

This is so sweet! I love the colours you used and the little pram is adorable!