Jan 22 2014

Baby We’ve Grown

OK…think it is time for another photo of my sweet grandson, Carter, don't you?  He is 7 months here and I had just finished giving him his "breakfast" of cereal, applesauce, prunes and avocado!  What a mixture, but he seems to love it!


Carter 7 months

The Baby We've Grown stamp set is one of my favorites in the Occasions catalog!  I especially like the trio of owls!  I've used it a few times for baby cards for friends and family.  But, this card I did for my Go Divas Occasions Catalog swap!  I love getting all the excellent ideas from this swap group!


Sometimes in the swap design process, I'll do a prototype in one set of colors and then change the colors for the actual swap.  In this case, it almost turned out as girl and boy versions!  I ended up doing the girl version for the swap because I LOVE that colorful chevron pattern in Watercolor Wonder DSP and I had more DSP of it than the boy version!


www.inkspiredtreasures.com Baby We've Grown

See…basically the same, but the colors make them look totally different, don't you think?  I think the card is pretty easy to figure out.  I did use the Circle Framelits and the Chevron Folder for embossing the bottom half of the circle.  The girl version uses Watercolor Wonder DSP and the boy version uses Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack.  I watercolored them using Stampin' Write Markers and my AquaPainter…my favorite way to have control over my watercoloring (is that an oxymoron?)  For the new in "brand new" greeting, I used the coordinating marker to color in the word new…making it stand out, I think!


So…which one do you like better???  Boy version or Girl Version?  Would love to hear!!!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Jan 22, 2014 - 02:01:24
Lizy said:

These are gorgeous Connie! I really love both but I think the boy version has a slight edge for me! 🙂
Lizy xx

Jan 22, 2014 - 08:01:43
DeboraLynn said:

I just wanted to say how cute Carter is:)

Jan 22, 2014 - 08:01:32
Dorothy said:

Connie, I like both of the owl cards.  Even though red is one of my favorite colors I prefer the one with the chevrons.  Great cards.

Your grandson is so sweet.

Jan 22, 2014 - 09:01:11
Tania said:

Both are wonderful. I like the girl one a wee bit  more, though. 

Jan 23, 2014 - 12:01:30
Carol Carriveau said:

These are adorable…and even more is CARTER!!!!!!

Jan 27, 2014 - 06:01:01
Lucy said:

Oh my gosh is Carter a cutie patootie!!!!