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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Snuggle Bunnies and Monkey Tricks

I am sitting on the floor with my son, Kayne, and as I type he is babbling away to me in baby gibberish, complete with hand gestures. I am certain he is telling me a funny story about his day at day care, or perhaps he is scolding me to get off the computer, that this is OUR play time. Either way, it is precious, and I chatter back. He is only 8 months old, however; I don't have the heart to tell him that I don't yet understand what must make perfect sense to him. But he is learning in leaps and bounds. Just the other day we discovered that he can do "pat-a-cake" with his hands by himself when I recite the words. I look at him, and I marvel in the depth of the mother/child bond. I live my life from an entirely different perspective now. Though it is almost Father's Day, and dads are important too, I wanted to post a few cards made recently for some special "moms" in my life - one who recently became a first time grandmother and the other a first time mom.

The first card was made using the My Favorite Things set, Snuggle Bunnies by Stephanie Fizer. Colored with my Prismacolor Art Markers and paper pieced, this adorable duo are a-snooze on a sliver of the blue moon. I cut the cuddlers out and popped them up, layered on top of Stampin' Up's Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip card stock paired with color coordinating Ski Slope designer paper. The "Nana" embellishment is from Me & My Big Ideas and was the whole basis of my color scheme. My friend welcomed her first grandchild, a baby girl, when her daughter gave birth three days before Mother's Day. How sweet is that?

The next card features a digital image I snagged for free on Mo's Digital Pencil Too. If you aren't familiar with Mo's work's I suggest you take a peek... You won't be disappointed! This silly fellow is called Monkey Tricks, and he was perfect for a new baby card for my friend. She loves monkeys and, as such, it is no surprise that they are her nursery theme. Again the main image was colored with Prismacolor Art Markers. Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Cranberry Crisp and Old Olive card stock, all from Stampin' Up were chosen based on the colors in the designer paper collection from My Mind's Eye called Everyday Tango. A piece of Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon and a computer generated sentiment, punched and popped up, complete the fun, playful card.

Thanks for looking! I hope to be back soon with more posts and more cards. In the meantime, I will kiss my little man good night and look forward to what new wonderment tomorrow will bring him. And me.


1 comment:

Sara said...

Hey Regan,
Your cards are too adorable! And how I miss my babies at that age, cherish him, and all he does!