Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Having Fun With Stubbies - A Baby Card

Like most of us I'm sure, this is a very busy time of year for the CardMonkey. In just two weeks, I'm heading off to Orlando to join friends and fellow CTMH Consultants at the annual convention sponsored by Close To My Heart.

I'm excited to be going there for the first time, as a relatively new Independent Consultant. I expect to see new products that will be introduced in the next Idea Book (coming this summer), to get to play with some of them at crops, and to learn ways to grow my bitty-baby business.

One of the other things we'll be doing is swapping cards or projects made from CTMH products. I'm working on making 100 swapping items ... not all the same, not all different ... and I'm at 75 and working!  That, coupled with my design team responsibilities, keep me in the craft room though not always showing you what I'm doing.

Next week, I'll unveil my cards/projects I'm swapping. Until then, let me show you this card (above) that is simply stamping.  

Check out these very fun stamps I bought at the recent Scrapbook/Stamp Expo in Oaks, PA.  They are from Stamps By Judith. While the "BABY" stamp is a conventional wood rubber stamp, the sticks below it attracted my eye as fun to hold and use.

They're called "Stubby Stamps" or "Stubbies."  They're about 5/8" wooden cylinders that feature little images that you can use in a zillion different ways. On this card, I used the adorable teddy bear image, coupled with a baby bottle Stubby, to create a fun background for my card.

Once I colored (with Copic markers) my "Baby" image, I shadowed it and cut it out. I layered it with foam squares above three strips of a Martha Stewart double-edge punch, cut in pink, blue and yellow cardstock. 

FAITHFUL READERS: Here's your chance to win one of the cute Stubbies!  I inadvertently bought two teddy bear stubbies ... and one can be yours if you post a comment to this posting, and follow my blog. Please leave a way for me to contact you, should your name be picked by Random.org.  To give you time to comment, I'll close comments here at 11:59 p.m. on Father's Day, June 16, when I'm hosting a Father's Day Hop. If you leave a comment on THAT post (Father's Day Hop) too, you'll receive an extra chance to win this Stubby!   

Good luck, and thank you for visiting my blog.


Sue D said...

Very cute baby card--love the teddy bear. thanks for the chance. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What an adorable baby card!!! so cheerful and colorful!!!!!

Sukie said...

Love all of the fun colors on your card and the stamps looks fabulous! I am a long time follower of your blog! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

rommelsmom4 said...

What a cute and fun baby card. Great colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappin Simply with Shannon said...

Too cute! Would love to try these out! scrappinsimply@gmail.com

morentin1326 said...

wow, what an awesome creation...and all from just stamps...
I love it...

Christine Kiehl said...

Cute little stubbie created Baby Card! Nice choice of colors. Thanks for the chance to win a stubbie. jellybeankahler@ yahoo.com I'm already a follower as well.

Star said...

Cute card! Would love to p,ay with a stubby. and isn't that a cute name for a little stamp?

Mary Ann said...

Love your baby card!Very Pretty!Love the colors!Cute stamps!

Unknown said...

This is such a cute card - that is a great stamp - so much you can do with it!

D- said...

Your baby card is adorable. Very cute little Stubbies stamps. TFS.
(email follower)

Unknown said...

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