Thursday, April 7, 2016

Look Who's Turning 2

Being that our three children are now 16, 24 and 29, the one thing that I always try to tell expectant mothers is how INCREDIBLY fast the first year of their new baby's life will pass them by.  And no matter how much you try to warn them, they are never prepared when it actually happens to them.  You just wake up one morning, and it's their first birthday.  Much was the case with my first Great-Niece.  She turned one before her mom even had time to realize it; and now she's about to turn 2.  Where do those years go?  At this point, I'm looking forward to having grandbabies (all in God's perfect timing, of course).  I created this sweet 2-year Birthday Card for my Great Niece.
I used Crate Paper's Oh Darling line.  I took some of the sweet patterned papers and inked them and machine stitched them.  I also used another patterned paper from this line to die-cut some scallops using a Die-Namics scallop border die.  I added two tags (one a sticker and the other a journalling tag) from Oh Darling and then added some sweet ribbon and seam binding.  I placed the 2 on the journalling tag.
I'm linking my Happy 2nd Birthday card for my Great Niece to these fun challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Happy 7th Birthday"

Dies R Us - Challenge #44 - Use Scallops - I used a scalloped border die-cut to add some sweet scalloped borders to my card.

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - You're Turning HOW Old? - I created this sweet card for my Great Niece who is turning 2, so I added a big pink #2 to the front of the card, and my Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped.

ScrapyLand Challenge Blog - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes - I used a scalloped border die from Die-Namics on this card.  FUN challenge, I love die-cuts!

I'd like to thank you for your visit to my blog, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on my card.  I hope that you're having a great week making cards.  I look forward to seeing them.



  1. Oh what a gorgeous card Karen!!! Love the colors, and even more the design!!! Just stunning!!!
    I thought I was already your follower, but apparently I was not!!! So, I fixed that error and am your follower #819 :)
    Thank you for entering this beauty to our challenge at Scrapy Land!!!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. What a beautiful card for young Miss 2 - those years do fly by don't they!! We are going to our youngest grandson's 4th birthday tomorrow = where has the time gone!!

  3. Lovely little girl card, very delicate and feminine.

  4. I'm enjoying all of your beautiful birthday cards. You are given me inspiration to make some for when I need them. tfs

  5. Oh what a clever and pretty card Karen! LOVE that ribbon treatment and your overall design is awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Scallops’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  6. I love this beautiful card!! Your mix of papers and ribbons is wonderful!
    I totally agree with your comment on how quickly kids grow. Mine are growing up way too fast for my liking, but I'm excited to see what God has in store for them!

  7. This is ever so pretty. I'm sure this will be saved for her to look back on knowing that her great aunt made it for her. Lovely colors and layout.

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  9. Hi Karen:
    what A sweet card for a 2yr old,I'm sure the mom will love it but with in the next few years she will love you're cards too. I agree 100% time fly's by so fast our Lily will be 3 in July, and it was like yesterday I was with our daughter in the hospital waiting for Lily. I want you to know you are always such a inspiration to others..

    Your time will come before you know it, and you will be a grandma, you fell in love with your first well wait till you are a grandma your heart never knew the special Love you will have for him or her..
    God Bless

  10. What a pretty card! This will definitely be a blessing to your niece when she's a bit older and is in awe that you created it just for her! Our granddaughter in Germany just turned two - what a fun age! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. That's awesome Karen!! Very soft colors and perfect for a baby. Loved it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hugs! :)

  12. What a lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.


  13. Beautiful layers and textures!!

  14. Pretty~pretty card for a two year old and very creative idea..another beautiful design!!

  15. Oh wow, Karen. This is so sweet.

  16. Fab card - so sweet!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin last week - we hope you join us again this week! Wedgie xxx

  17. Gorgeous card Karen! It's so sweet and pretty, your bows always look wonderful.
    I too am looking forward to grandbabies one day, until then I have a grand dog & a grand cat which my daughter tells me will have to do hahaha.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special 7th Birthday challenge
    Mandy xx

  18. Oh wow, Karen, this is stunning!! I love the design and the layers!! What a sweet card for your great-niece!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts