Friday, August 23, 2013

It's that time again!

     Here we are, and it is Friday once more.  Behold the many inspiring projects that are listed for your inspiration, over on the Unity Blog.  Friends with Flair is such a great way to get the juices flowing.  Be sure to visit all the links, and leave some love for a chance to win a prize.

 
     My first card is using this beautiful butterfly image included in the August KOM.  It was stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch, colored with Copic markers, sponged, and cut out with a SB Labels Two die.  I added some MS butterflies, gems, May Arts mesh ribbon.  The polka dot dp is from Bo Bunny.


     Card two is done with the chalkboard technique.  This leaf and large sentiment are also from the August KOM, from Unity.  They were each stamped with Versamark on black, embossed with white powder, and then sponged with Colorbox White Frost ink.  It is fun how everything turns navy, huh?  I hit some of the embossed words lightly, with colored pencil.  The embossed border was created with a Darcie's doily frame EF.  The plaid paper is a scrap, and I sure find myself using more plaid in the fall.  Buttons and twine are the finishing touches.

    
     Okay, Julie requested a new picture of baby Brian for this week.  Here ya go.  He lost all of his top hair, a few weeks after he was born.  It is growing back in, and sticks straight up like a fuzzy little bird!  We had such a wonderful visit, but it was way too short. He is showing off on his new tummy time pillow.

28 comments:

Peggy said...

Hey there What a stunning card!!!! long time since I've commented ... "life" I lost my Mom last month unexpectedly and trying now to get back to some kind of normal. I so enjoy visiting and seeing all your wonderful work have a blessed day!!

Olga said...

He is growing like a weed!!!!! I love your cards, the first one is fantastic with the mesh!!!!

Jen said...

LOVE your leaf card! Gorgeous! Cute baby. :)

Kris said...

Love your new KOTM cards. They just say FALL.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Brian is SO cute! And I love your fall cards!

Cynthia said...

Love your Autumn cards, Maryy, Anne. I have yet to try the chalkboard technique. Need to find the perfect sentiment! This is such a sweet photo... appropriate title!

Donna Hanley said...

Love, love, love those butterflies and all the great fall colors. Nice job on the chalk board technique. Two wonderful fall cards. Brian is the star of this post, though. Just precious and gorgeous. Love that tummy pillow. Enjoy him and the weekend.

jimlynn said...

You're really making me wish Fall was here now!! Two beautiful cards. Love the chalkboard technique and you did a fabulous job on it.
Brian is a cutie - love his little "bird" hair and that expression on his face.
Lynn

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful cards, and what a darn cute baby!

Angeline Choo said...

baby Brian is so so cute!! :D
and your cards are as lovely.. love the fall colors.

Ruby said...

Lovely fall cards Mary Anne.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

love love love that first card! baby Brian is pretty lovable as well :-)

Michelle said...

These are great cards! So pretty!

JD/ Jill said...

Great fall cards...nicely done. Baby Brian is growing up so fast...and cuter in each photo...thank you for sharing.

Carol L said...

Your cards are so pretty, both of them - but somehow I quickly forgot about them after seeing the latest picture of that darling grandson of yours! How precious :)

JPScraps said...

The cards are awesome! I love the butterfly one. The little guy is m
Just too adorable!!

Meredith Adolf said...

Wow, your first card is so gorgeous!!! That mesh ribbon looks so different, I'll have to find some to try out! Love the little guy, too!

Sue W said...

Beautiful cards Mary Anne.....I'm loving the mesh too!
Look at this little cherub!!!! How he's growing.........goodness me! Lucky you getting to spend some time with him and his Mum. Hope she's doing well too.

Julie Odil said...

Yea! There's that sweet baby! Thanks for including a picture. He is sweet as can be. I love your Cards -- those leaves are beautiful and the chalkboard technique is way cool!

Karen said...

Lovely card...very striking! Baby Brian is such a cutie!

Gaylynn said...

Mary Anne, I think the butterfly image is the prettiest I've seen. Beautiful vibrant coloring. Both are wonderful!!! :)

SherylK said...

Those cards are soo pretty. I love the chalkboard look. I need to work on doing that. That little Brian is ADORABLE!

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are so perfectly done! Love the butterflies AND the chalkboard. :)

jennifer mitten said...

Adorable baby! Your cards are lovely and make me long for autumn! I know it will come eventually, maybe by January:-)

Miwa said...

Both cards are great, but I'm pretty partial to the chalkboard look right now! Very cool! And what a cutie... :)

Scrapper Myra said...

Liked all cards, specially the third one... Oh. That's not a card... it's a cute little baby! LOL... Wonderful picture of the cutie.

Corrie said...

great cards but the baby picture steals the show, I love that hair ;)

gma654 said...

what a cutie...they grow up so fast our newest 3 months is trying to sit up....yours cards are great gotta love unity......