Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FMS #37 - Rita's Baby Blog Hop

Hello there! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm so excited to share this post with you today. You may have hopped on over here from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog. This week, I am happy to be a part of a very special blog hop for a very special friend, Rita Wright

Welcome to the first stop on Rita's Baby Blog Hop! 

Rita is getting ready to welcome her little bundle into the world in just a couple of short weeks. We all wanted to do something special to celebrate her sketch challenge over at FMS this week, which is her last before she takes "maternity leave". Congratulations to you Rita...and SURPRISE! ;)
This was a fun card to put together! First of all, I just love Rita's great sketch. I wanted to use one of her favorite stamp sets for this card, Fox and Friends. I was really stumped with how to pair it with the sketch until I came upon another stamp set that I know Rita loves, Send Me Soaring. I mean you really can NOT get much more fun then a monkey flying a kite, can you? 

My color combo was inspired by the cutest pair of shoes that Rita recently picked up for her little lady. Seriously, can I get these in my size?
As this card is coming from me, I'm pretty sure Rita would expect it to be pink, so I couldn't disappoint her. I used a new In Color, Primrose Petals along with Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink. The monkey's face and belly were colored with ink and a Blender Pen, as were the clouds. Then I added some Crystal Effects to snazz them up a bit. Because every little lady needs some sparkle, I added some Silver Glimmer Paper to the punched border and to the little kite. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post.
Here is the inside of the card, with one more cheeky monkey, just for fun. 
Hey Rita, now you know why I haven't sent that package off to you yet. Hee Hee! 
I hope you enjoyed your card, Rita! You will see it "in-person" very soon! Now who is ready to continue the baby hop? Next up, please stop and visit the lovely and talented Ann Schach to see what she has made for our momma-to-be. Also be sure to pop in and share some bloggy love with the ladies of the day, Rita and baby Laila


Here is the official order of our Blog Hop: 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a HAPPY day! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Fox and Friends (retiring 5/31), Send Me Soaring (ret.), Up, Up, and Away (clouds), Petite Pairs, Occasional Quotes (inside sentiment) and Baby Bundle (inside gift box stamp)
Paper: Subtles DSP paper pad, Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals (New!), Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink and Pool Party Classic ink
Punches: Pinking Heart Border punch, Triple Heart punch, 1" Circle punch and 1- 1/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Blender Pens, Crystal Effects, Stampin Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones
Non-SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle die

30 comments:

  1. what a very sweet card Anne! I used this little cute monkey too on my card for Rita :-))

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  2. Ack, how cute are those shoes AND your matching card....what a sweet little monkey with her fashionable kite!

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  3. Oh that monkey! Kites and puffy clouds - this is adorable! Great inspiration as well! Every diva deserves a card to match her shoes :)

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  4. Can I stop crying enough to type?! What an amazing surprise today!! I love that you used all your inside dirt on me to make such a special card. I love it, pink and all!

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  5. This is the cutest little card! I love every single clever detail! And, yes, I KNEW you would use pink! :)

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  6. Your card is adorable and what a nice surprise for your friend! Love the colors on this and the monkey with the kite is too cute!

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  7. Super cute card! Love the monkey with the pop of green!

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  8. This is gorgeous. Love the colour inspiration.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

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  9. Oh, my gosh! It doesn't get any cuter than this Anne Marie! I love all of your special touches...especially the bling! One of your best!

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  10. Absolutely adorable, Anne Marie! This is one of the cutest cards ever...from the cheeky monkey to the puffy clouds to the trademark Anne Marie girly touches! I know Rita and Laila will love it!

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  11. Such a sweet card AM! Lovin' the kite, delivering the monkey. So cute! I know Rita will love it!

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  12. OMG this is just adorable! Love the color combo and what a great idea to combine two challenges. Hugs.

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  13. This is such a great card! I love the special touches with crystal effects, rhinestones, everything. Wonderful!

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  14. How fun is this cute card. Love the monkey flying the kite.

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  15. Cutest card ever! Love how you took inspiration from those absolutely adorable little shoes!

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  16. Cute colors and a very fun card.

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  17. Darling Card! Love the little monkey with the kite....and the snazzy crystal clouds!

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  18. Oh, this is so cute! The colors and texture are a perfect combo and I love that adorable kite-flying little monkey!

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  19. Love the inspiration for this card Anne Marie - great minds...
    Seriously, this is the cutest wee monkey - love the bling and sparkles ... super cute!!!

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  20. What a lovely card! It's adorable!

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  21. Oh my goodness, AM this is so stinkin' CUTE! Adore your little monkey with her pink face and belly. The happy little kite and those glossy clouds are all so fabulous and girlie! Perfect for Rita & Laila. How special that you took inspiration from those sweet baby shoes! Wonderful job! ((hugs))

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  22. Truly sweet fun baby card. x

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  23. I love the colours you've used Anne Marie and that little cheeky monkey is just so cute. I love all the bling you've added too. It's such a sweet card!

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  24. The monkey is sooooo cute! Love the kite and pretty clouds! Congrats Rita!

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  25. The monkey is too cute!! Love the kite and clouds too! Congrats Rita!

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  26. What a sweet card - I ADORE that monkey!
    Congratulations Rita!
    Cheers, Karen

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  27. What a fantastic card! The monkey and the kite...how absolutely adorable (and perfectly Rita)!!

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  28. Eeeek! This card is so adorable, Anne Marie!

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie