Sweet Stampin' - Something Old, Something New

Well it's been a stand still kinda week for me and my crew this week. I've had one or other or both of the kids home from school all week! Bah, Winter bugs! I could seriously do without them! On a happier note, it's time for a new challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' blog and we have a great challenge for you this week, 'Something Old, Something New'. I'm so looking forward to seeing how you all interpret this! Our fabulous sponsor this challenge is the wonderful Ribbon Girl, so the winner is in for a super treat!

I've made a baby diary for my sister to use in these early baby days. To record those special moments, write down those appointments and journal the joys of parenthood. You might recall I did something similar for my buddy who's due to have her baby any day now, to journal the lead up to her baby's arrival. You can see that post here. I love, love, LOVE these fabulous Kraft journals I picked up recently for a great price. I've been really enjoying embellishing these. They're a great backdrop for an embellished journal.

My 'Something Old' for this challenge, is the sweet Lili of the Valley baby stamp which I have had for quite a while. I bought it as soon as it was released. I love this stamp so much for newborn makes and use it loads! Lili of the Valley, have such a gorgeous range of newborn stamps, they're my 'go to' for new baby makes.

My 'Something New' for this challenge, are the gorgeous Michele Roos papers. These are not digital papers, but lovely thick gorgeous quality physical papers. A new line that Michele has recently released. Oh my goodness they are yummy! I love this divine Butterflies and Hummingbirds set. I'm so pleased with them, I know I'll be ordering more before long. 

I have seen others using these 'Blueprints' sets from MFT and they look so fabulous as the base layers for a project, so I thought I'd splash out recently and buy a lovely one I came across called Blueprints 12. I've used the stitched rectangle as the image base for this make and the stars and hearts come from the same set. It was such a good fit for this image too, with the sweet hearts and stars scattered around the image. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I did with our 'Something Old, Something New' theme and I can't wait to see what you do, so do come and join us this week. Head on over to the blog to check out what the rest of my awesomely talented teamies have been up to. You're sure to be inspired! See you all again soon for my next craft adventure. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #282 ~ Stitching
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #75 ~ Butterflies
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: #140 ~ Stitching Faux or Real
Clear It Out Challenge: Anything Goes ~ You Choose The Stash
Live & Love Crafts: #36 ~ In The Garden (My papers work in this theme)
Aud Sentiments Challenge: #133 ~ Bingo (Diecut, Rubber Stamp, Markers)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #83 ~ Anything But A Square Card


coldwaters2 said…
Hi Wendy this is a little beauty I adore that cute image also the wonderful colours and the stitching detail, excellent creation.
lorraine x
Tracey T said…
A really lovely, thoughtful gift for your sister, Wends. Love the colours! Hope everyone is feeling better very soon xx
Chris said…
It's gorgeous Wends, a lovely thoughtful gift to record those treasured early memories. Sweet image and the papers are beautiful!
Hope the kids are feeling better!
Tracy said…
This is such a wonderful gift idea. I journaled during my pregnancy and those books are a treasure to me AND my daughter. You're right, those LOTV babies are the sweetest. Hugs!
Karen Oliver said…
Aw its just so sweet
I love the colours you used and those butterflies are gorgeous. What a lovely journal I am sure your sister will treasure it. Xo
Debs said…
Totally adorable Wendy.
Such a sweet image.
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx
Thordis said…
Beautiful gift to your sister. I'm sure she is going to love. It's so super sweet :)
Hugs xx
Rebecca said…
Beautiful card! I love the colours and the stitched look. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

Kat W said…
Cute, so cute and such a wonderful way to record those special moments to look back on :-)
The papers are lovely and of course, I love the cute stamp!

Big hugs, Kat xx
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT
Sally Dodger said…
An adorable diary. Your image is really sweet and the white and purple colour scheme is very pretty. The stitched die cuts and butterflies are lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.
Sue U said…
Lovely diary, really cute! Thanks for joining with our Real or Faux Stitching challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon

Hugs, Sue xx
Unknown said…
Hi Wendy;
One of my favourite LOTV stamps! What a great gift; I'm sure your sis must have been thrilled! Summer has finally arrived here in the UK (so far the weather has been half decent hehe). Hope all is well.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts
Steffi said…
WOW! Beautiful card!Sweet image and nice colours

Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge!

Hugs Steffi
Melanie said…
A beautiful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Butterfly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
Billie A said…
So cute and great baby card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our bingo challenge.
Julie said…
Super sweet card. Love the sparkly balloon. Thanks for joining us in our Bingo challenge at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

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