Precious Little One

Hello? Is anyone out there? Just checking. :)Seems like things have been slow, slow, slow in blog land lately. Everyone must be in that crazy holiday frenzy to do more things than they they can possibly get done in a 3 week period. Things are pretty calm around my house. Mark and I have made a pact this year to keep things simple. We're limiting our spending on gifts and trying to focus on the things that really matter this season. And for simplicity's sake, we aren't even going to add ornaments to our tree. It looks so pretty all lit up with it's white lights in our Asian-themed front room, that I just don't want to think about dragging out all the ornaments, decorating, cleaning up the boxes and then taking it all down in a few weeks again. It seems like it would detract from the calm and soothing vibe the room usually has. So simplicity is the word this season.

And in keeping with my simplicity pact, here's a simple little baby card I made over at Lila's yesterday. Even though it's pretty simple, I just love how it turned out. The DP is from the Crate Paper Baby Bee Collection. I absolutely love this paper. It's adorable and perfect whether the baby is a boy or a girl. And many of the papers can be used for non-baby cards, too. So versatile! So, I started with two strips of DP with a band of Celery grosgrain ribbon on the seam. Next I stamped the baby rattle from a Michael's $1 set and the precious little one sentiment from Verve Visual's Family Phrases. Below the sentiment I stamped a star stamp included in the Starlight Starbright Remixed photopolymer set releasing on December 10th. I added a little D ring clamp from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware set and tied a little May Arts ribbon and grosgrain ribbon through. To finish I added just a hint of Stardust Stickles to the rattle and then matted everything on a Certainly Celery card base. See, I told ya it was simple! :)

Verve Visual update:
Family Phrases, along with three other phrase sets will release on December 10. These sets will all be photopolymer (clear), making them perfect for easy positioning. In addition, Verve will be re-releasing slightly different photopolymer versions of Wonderful Wishes and Starlight Starbright. So, there's lots of excitement going on next week. Lila and Kim will be showing you some samples using the new sets this weekend on the Verve Visual blog, so be sure to check it out.

And don't forget to squeeze in time for this week's Mojo challenge for the opportunity to win one of the new Verve Visual phrases sets!

13 comments

  1. Cute card. Can't wait to see the new releases on Monday. Hopefully I will get to the Mojo challenge this evening.

    p.s. Love the comment about no ornaments on the tree. I finally put the ornaments on the tree in our family room last night.

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  2. Adorable card! Love the addition of those three little stars -- they can be used for so many things!! :)

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  3. I think this is precious. I love the card and that dsp is awesome.

    In terms of keeping things simple this is what my husband and I have talked about doing. Instead of shopping endlessly for the kids they are each getting a present in the following areas - "Something you want, Something you need, Something to wear, Something to Read" I have never heard of it before but I thought it was a neat concept.

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  4. Cute card! Any plans to release Seasonal Circles and Winter Wonder in clear polymer? I have been itching to try your stamps, but I really prefer clear so I'm excited that you will have that option now!

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  5. Totally adorable!! Love that paper. I can't wait to see the sets!

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  6. you know me, I've already waxed about this very same thing. People are readin', just not writin'! Love your Christmas theme this year...simplicity. That's good for the soul.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  7. Last week I ordered the snow flake set from verve visual, I was surprised how fast it arrive. I love the set. Great product and great service. Didn't know where else to sing your praises.

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  8. Ahhh! What a sweet sentiment! I love the fonts! Can't wait to see them all!

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  9. SO cute! Where was that darling paper this spring when I needed to do baby shower cards for twins of unknown sexes? LOL!

    We went a little simpler this year with the decorations too, but mostly cuz I'm so far behind on other stuff (like CARDS!) that it keeps getting bumped down the to-do list!

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  10. I love a tree with just lights. Great card too.

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  11. I finally got some Mojo this week:

    http://stampgirl.typepad.com/burnin_rubber/2007/12/got-mojo.html

    YEAH!! :)

    Love the new sayings by the way!!

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  12. This is just the sweetest card, Julee! Oh so sweet!

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  13. This is so precious! I love that little bit of hardware with the ribbon.

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