Welcome My Little One

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Oh, Jane Schenck, you’ve done it again. I love this card, and I hope you can see all the beautiful detail she put in it. Again, Jane’s so humble, she wrote me that "the welcome little one [card] grew from the ribbon . . . cuz I am a bit color challenged and the ribbons and papers help me out so much!" That ribbon is from Stampin’ Up!’s Seaside ribbon collection. The background paper Jane actually made herself using pieces from the same Bundle of Joy set. And, that adorable little ribbon charm is from the Riveting level 1 hostess stamp set. Okay, I have that riveting stamp set but I’ve never done anything as cute as this with it. Jane, you really are an artist.

The other cutie in the picture next to Jane’s card . . . that’s my baby boy Ben. He’s 23 years old now (taller, smarter and making more money than me), but you mother’s know what I mean when I say he’ll always be my "welcomed little one."

The old expression, "you’re known by the company you keep," sure makes me a lucky person ’cause I get to keep company with some outstanding crafters. I hope that means some of Jane’s talent will run off onto me. Thanks Jane, for being my guest this week.

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Bundles of Joy in Twos

Img_1000Criss Cross Applesauce, isn’t this cross-cross card stinkin’ cute? My guest artist, Jane Schenck, wrote me that her inspiration for this card was the Spring Mini catalog itself, "the whole pocket/ announcement concept." Once again, Jane put together a fabulous card showcasing the Bundle of Joy stamp set, and this time she added the Slumber Party designer paper.

My Dad loved playing with photography and even considered owning a photography store before I was born. Fortunately for many young people he chose instead to become a school teacher and administrator. I wish, though, that he’d played more with his photography, because, well, as you can see by these lovely models, he was pretty good. Those models are none other than my adorable twin sister and me. So, what’s up with my sister holding all the toys? Yeah, we were a handful.

Here’s a close up of Jane’s card so you can enjoy it without the distraction of those overwhelmingly beautiful babies. (As with all the pictures in my blog, you can get a bigger/better image if you click on the picture.)

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If you’d like to know more about how to assemble these criss-cross cards, just leave me a note on this post. I’ll try to put together a tutorial.

Jane’s got one more card to share with you . . . so don’t change the channel.

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A Bundle of Joy Guest Artist

Img_0992_bear_2Oh my goodness. Have you ever seen such an adorable bear? Jane Schenck, one of the very talented stampers in the Lonestar Stampers organization, created this adorable bear with the Bundle of Joy stamp set in the new Spring Mini catalog. What I love most about this card is Jane’s adorable use of embellishments. The brads for buttons are just so sweet. She achieved such gentle colors with the classic ink and aqua painters and the watercolor paper really helps brings that out.

Jane’s so humble that when I asked her to be my guest artist she asked me only to share with you that "I seek inspiration for my stuff from all the talented folks around!" She said a latch card she’d seen on Splitcoast Stampers gave her the idea to use the Sarah series patterned paper with this bear. So, here’s the rest of Jane’s card for you to enjoy.

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Stay tuned . . . more of Jane’s creations from the Bundle of Joy set still to come . . . But, if you’d like to see more of Jane’s art in the meantime, you can visit her web site here.

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