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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Beginnings

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That's the theme for todays Waltzingmouse Blog Hop but it applies to my life and this blog as well. I can't believe it has been nearly 5 months since my last post. Life has been a rollercoast, full of ups and downs and will take a few posts to get everyone up to speed.

The card I am showing today was made for one of the recent "ups" - my son and daughter-in-law's new home. They are just over the moon and we are all so thrilled for them.  I started with an old Stampendous cottage image, colored it with Copics then built the card around it. Not my usual method but it worked.

Stamps: WaltzingMouse - Cottage Home, Heirloom Patterns, Irish Blessings; Stampendous Cottage
Embossing Folders: StampinUp
Dies: Spellbinders, StampinUp
Cardstock: StampinUp
Other: Copic Markers & Air Brush System, Flowers handmade by me, Quickutz leaves, Martha Stewart fern

Til next time...

21 comments:

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautifully colored scene! And I love how you incorporated the "new home" banner with the shading. Love the inside as well. Beautiful card!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Katie! You did an amazing job coloring that SM scene!

Pauline said...

Fab card, love that cottage scene, your colouring is gorgeous.

Kary said...

Such a beautiful scene, and you coloured it so beautifully!!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on the new home to your son and DIL . Your card is beautiful and I am sure it will be saved. Looks like a lot of love went into this one.

Craftilicious said...

lovely housewarming card

Super Jen said...

Wonderful new home card. :-)

Kelly S. said...

Oh that cottage is colored to perfection, and I just love it with the sentiment you chose. I almost purchased those Nestie banners last weekend...and didn't. Why oh WHY did I leave them on the shelf? Your card is spectacular with it :)! This card will get a special place of honor in their new home for sure!

Renee said...

Beautiful coloring...that cottage looks like a photo!
And such a perfect inside sentiment with it!
Love the way you used the banner die for New Home...
I know they will truly treasure this one! :)

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely new home card for your son and daughter-in-law - that sentiment is so touching!

Cathy Weber said...

What a happy occasion, a new home is so wonderful. That sentiment could not be better and I love the coloring on the little cottage.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is such a wonderful new home card. A new home is such an exciting adventure and how wonderful for you to create such an outstanding card for this happy time.

Joyce said...

How exciting--a new home. Your card is wonderful, and your coloring is just perfect. I like how the cozy home is nestled in those die cuts.

Sharron said...

What a wonderful card! I love the beautifully colored cottage! The sweet sentiment on the inside is perfect!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card Katie! I so have to get the Irish Blessings set. Your coloring is beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Katie! What a neat cottage scene. Your coloring is beautiful and just perfect for the theme. I like how the garden continues outside the frame with the pretty roses.

Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous card Katie, and good woman yourself for getting back to the ole blog!!!thank you so much for playing along with us!!

Charmaine Stack said...

One of my fave backgrounds is embossed swiss dots and sponging! I adore your flowers and that fabulous shaded die cut banner in the corner. Don't stay away from blogland so long again!

Claire said...

So much work has been put into this Katie - the colouring's fantastic with the Copics!

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous and fabulous design. I really love the coloring and how you used the waltzingmouse stamps sets in such combination! tfs