Bouncing Baby Boys

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.  ~Gene Perret


[Edited to add, February 23, 2010: I feel like Sally Field at the Oscars – "You Like Me, You Really Like Me!"   Scapbook & Cards Today magazine picked this up from my blog post and gave me a shout-out on their Facebook page yesterday – what a great surprise. Then, today, Scrapbook News and Review asked permission to feature it in their blog and include it in a Special Features Article of their March 2010 magazine. Well, Snap, Yeah! With Mo Manning's permission, her beautiful illustration and my little card will hit the e-magazine stands soon.

A dear friend of mine is expecting her second grandchild any day now. She's raised girl babies and has one granddaughter. This will be her first little boy baby and she's just a little nervous about that. Do you think this will ease her mind? Hmmm, maybe not so much, but it sure is cute.

I had two deadlines to meet – the birth of the little baby and also Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #19, "Clean 'n Simple." We could use white or cream cardstock, an image from Mo's Digital Pencil, and one ribbon – no additional layers. Well, I kind of cheated. I didn't use any additional layers, but I gave my card cover a scalloped edge that offered a peak to the pattern paper below. This "clean 'n simple" style was so easy – I think I may have to make more like this.


I used Mo's Digital Pencil image, Sumpin's Wrong, resized it and printed it directly onto the white cardstock. I printed it two more times onto patterned paper, using the paper piecing technique to compile the overall image.

Here are the Copic markers I used.



  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! Button Bouquet
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! Striped Grosgrain in Robinhood Red and Hemp thread
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above). Baby skin: E0000, E00, E02, and R81. Diaper: C1 and C3. Shading on britches; R29.
  • Paper – Neenah Solar White Ultrasmooth Classic Crest 80 pound cardstock. Stampin' Up! Sweet Slumber Designer Paper (retired).
  • Stamps – Mo's Digital Image Sumpin's Wrong
  • Tools – Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Punch


Welcome sweet baby boy.



Sweet Comments

  1. This is adorable! Love the paper-piecing and polka dots. Glad you could share it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Beautifully coloured  and lovely design xx

  3. I really love this cutie!! You did a great job with the 'clean and simple'  challenge!!

  4. Oh my!  This is amazing!  I love the paper piecing and the bold colors.  Absolutely wonderful

  5. I love your card! Great coloring, awesome colors. Wonderful!

  6. Adorable image! Love the paper piecing and your coloring!

  7. Well congratulations to you!! I came by to see your entry for this week and found your lovely news!  Can't wait to see it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's challenge.

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