Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Heart on a String...


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I took out some "old" photos of my son, who is going to be three this year, and I simply can't believe how big he has gotten. He is growing up to be such a happy and funny little guy, but I can remember him as a sweet little tiny baby. I thought I'd make a card celebrating my baby as a baby with the color challenge over at Embellish Magazine. I was inspired by this week's wonderful sketch at 2 Sketches For You. When I saw it, I immediately thought of a locket on a chain, which got me thinking about my sentiment, "You hold my heart on a string."
To start, I chose a photo (in this one, my son is only 4 days old), and I sized it down to fit a frame I created from a die-cut scalloped heart. After cutting out my card base and trimming my pretty designer paper, I tied a bit of twine on the card and attached the heart-shaped frame. I then printed the sentiment, added a few pearls, and got a little teary-eyed when I was done.

Before I sign off, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has voted for me so far in this round of the Gallery Idol 2010 card competition. It's been a wonderful experience and I'm so grateful for this chance to really get creative. Voting ends tomorrow, Thursday, June 24 at noon MTN. To see my circus tent card, visit this post. If you'd like to vote, click on the widget in my sidebar or click HERE.

BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Pretty Pastels Designer Paper; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, and Groovy Guava Card Stock; Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts Nestabilties; SU Hemp Twine; SU Sizzix Scall
oped Square Bigz Die; Big Shot; Kaiser Green Pearls; Foam Tape; Computer & Printer HAPPY BEANS: Photograph

26 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this is just pure preciousness. Love how your tied in the sentiment to your focal image. Outstanding creativity!

Cristina said...

ADORABLE!

Rose said...

What a sweet baby card, Regina! Adorable! Thanks for playing 2S4Y! ;)

Mary Fish said...

What a lovely card and baby! As always, you mix art with a little whimsy ("string"). Hugs, M

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the design and what a cutie!

Ann Schach said...

Very soft and pretty! I love the concept of "heart on a string" and how you transferred this to your card!

lynda said...

Such a sweet baby card, Regina. Love the soft colors, and the novel idea of the string with the adorable picture in it. Very, very creative. Great card! I voted, and have my fingers crossed for you.

Sarah Martina said...

Super duper sweet! Great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining in on the Embellish Color Challenge!

Courtney K said...

oh this is just too sweet. i love the use of the string!

Stacey Schafer said...

how precious, Regina! thanks for sharing this with us at 2S4Y:)

Carla Bazhenow said...

How precious!!! Your son is adorable. I love those colors and the heart string!!! Wish SU had that paper, its perfect on your card. Hugs,

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Incredibly sweet card!

Cheryl Nelson said...

so sweet!! so lovely!! so precious!! so perfect!!

Kim said...

Oh, I'm tearing up too!! How precious - beautiful interpretation

Kim said...

Oh, I'm tearing up too! How precious - beautiful interpretation, love the sentiment!

Christina said...

This is so beautiful! I adore the sentiment, background paper, and sweet color combo. Lovely job!

Steph Zerbe said...

Cutest baby card ever! Really!!! Great sketch and color challenge... just perfect for baby! Love how the sentiment is PERFECTION for this sketch!! Awesome!

Sylvia said...

Hi Regina, Your card is so precious and beautiful!

Kazan Clark said...

this card holds my heart on a string! Gorgeous in every way
Thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y this week
Hugs
Kazan

Sylvia said...

Congrats on Fab 5!

Sylvia said...

Congrats on making the Fab5!!! So well deserved.. this is truly AMAZING!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on the Fab 5, love your take on the sketch.

Katrina said...

Congratulation!!!! so wonderful card!!!

Card a la Carte said...

Congrats on making the fab 5!!! your card is really fabulous, love it, love it, love it!!

gen

Liz said...

This card is SO stinkin' cute! What a precious baby. Congrats on the Top 5!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Regina, this card is fabulous!!! I love the sentiment and all the details! Thanks for playing along with us!