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A Fresh Start

I love using new products!  I'm especially excited about all the new things that the 2012 Occasions Mini has to offer.  When I got the catalogue in December I couldn't put it down and every page held something else to love!  So now that Christmas cards are finally over I've delved into the new stuff to create a card for my cousin's baby shower on Friday evening (so E.M. if you're reading....stop now until after Friday night!).   My cousin and I are due ONE DAY apart in March....what are the chances?!!   I'm so excited for her, as this will be her first baby. 

I based her card on this week's A la Card Monkey's sketch...."A Fresh Start" fitting for this time of year and also for the card I needed : )  Thanks again ladies for the inspiration!

Monkey Challenge 89 Sketch

Here's my card:

Baby Prints Card

And here's a different angle of the same card:
Baby Prints...a second view

I wish I could say that I just "whipped" this card out, but in reality it went through a number of incarnations.  One of the choices I had to make was what colour to make the hand prints.  Neither of us know the gender of our baby so I decided to one of each I finished I realised it could double as a wedding card : )  

So many fun new products....Twitterpated DSP, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Hearts FRAMELITS  (I LOVE these!!!!!), new embossing great!

Hearts close-up

The other stamp I've been wanting to use is "All Packed for Baby".   I selectively coloured just the onesie from it for this card....but stayed tuned for more using the whole stamp.

Inside view
I could go on and on about this new mini....but it's time for bed : )  Here are the details:

Stamp Sets:  Baby Prints, All Packed for Baby, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Four Frames, Occasions Alphabet

Papers:  Basic Grey CS, Blushing Bride CS, Pear Pizazz CS, Whisper White CS, Twitterpated DSP

Inks:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey, Pear Pizazz

Accessories:  Hearts Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, various punches

Happy Stamping!!  More to come : )


  1. You used so much new cute stuff on your card. I love the little handprints on the hearts. This is a terrific card for our challenge this week!

  2. this is so beautiful...i love your details and colors...thanks for sharing at a la card monkey

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  3. How cool to have delivery dates one day apart....... that's so exciting. And, so is your take on this sketch. Love the blue/pink hands, just in case! Very sweet card Laura, and thanks for sharing!


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