Saturday, March 15, 2014

Our Little Girl

We have some good family friends who just had their second child; a precious healthy little baby boy.  He has an older sister, Bailey, who is 3 years old.  She's been a little bit jealous since her baby brother, John, came home this week.  So, Bailey's Mommy asked me to make a special card just for her.  They bought her a special gift to go along with it.  They want to remind her that she will always be their very special little baby girl; but that she is also growing up into a wonderful big sister.  I know that this is one of those cards that she will most likely save for most of her life, so I wanted to make it really special.  I was inspired by a card that the talented Melissa Phillips had made and had published in the August, 2012 edition of CARDS Magazine (page 127).  My card is quite different from Meli's, but it does have some of the elements; and the general idea was hers.  I always like to give credit where credit is due.
The patterned papers, brads and stickers are Crate Paper Emma's Paperie, and the journalling card is from October Afternoon.  I used a Papertrey Ink heart die-cut, a Maya Road house and heart paperclip, some recollections flowers, seam binding from the Kraft Outlet, machine stitching and a Melissa Frances rub-on.  I also made a little pocket behind the patterned papers for her to tuck a note to Bailey inside.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Mother's Day or For A Special Girl - You can read the story above.  This is DEFINITELY for a very special girl.

Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - Challenge #10 - Buttons & Bows - You will seldom find me making a card that DOESN'T use buttons and bows.  I'm just that kind of girly girl!

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog - Challenge #80 - Use Ribbon - I used luscious beautiful hand-stained seam binding as well as Prima lace

Eileen Hull Blog - Art With Heart Challenge:  New Beginnings - This card (as explained in the first paragraph of my post) is for a brand new, first-time Big Sister, and is all about her "New Beginning" in her role as a Big Sister.  I'm blessed to help her celebrate it, and VERY excited to learn about Eileen Hull and all her fabulous products.  Not to mention, my card (as explained above) was inspired by Melissa Phillips, who is on Eileen's fabulous new Inspiration Team.

Cardz TV Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - New Baby

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today to say hello and take a quick peek at my "Special Little Girl" card.  I appreciate your comments, and I thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day, my creative friends.

Be creative and count your blessings every day,


  1. How very sweet! Lovely design Karen! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x

  2. This is really cute. I love the soft seam binding bow, and the girly look with sweet elements.
    Great job!

  3. Gorgeous hun love it and ty so much for sharing with us at CraftyHands - the very best of luck Judith DT x

  4. This is so sweet Karen - I am sure it will be treasured.

  5. You put SO much love in your cards. They are going to love it!

  6. This is a beautiful and very special card. I love that little girl image, you have used some fabulous embellishments. I think this little girl will love her card. How sweet of her mom and dad to try and make her feel special through the birth of her baby brother and how sweet of you to make such a special card for her!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV;-)

  7. Here I am again Karen, to wish you a lovely Sunday and to thank you for the tip, I have linked my journal to your challenge blog ;-) Thanks for your sweet words, take care, Ira x

  8. So pretty, a lovely entry for our challenge over at CraftyHands...x

  9. Beautiful card!!! And I so love the story behind it's making. This is a super special card that will be treasured for a lifetime. Thank you so very much for joining our 'New Baby Card' challenge at Cardz TV!!!! :)

  10. That is such a sweet idea Karen and the card is so beautiful!

  11. jealousy can be a terrible thing between kids, normal, but upsetting, I am sure this card will show her she has not been usurped! Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  12. This is super adorable Karen! Love this! And love the story behind the making of it! So precious!!

    Hope all is well!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  13. What a cute card and perfect for the challenge, thanks for joining CTVS!

  14. Gorgeous! What a fantastic keepsake for a new big sister! Your attention to detail and incorporation of such lovely papers and trims is awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing your Art with Heart!



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