Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop!

Happy Baby to Be to Erin Schreiner!

The GI12 girls are hosting a baby blog hop for the soon to be mama of two, and WCMD winner!  If you're wondering about the name of the hop it's because she is a big Kansas fan.

I wanted to do something not too too traditional for this one.

I CASED an idea from Elena, and embossed a gorgeous, and big, doily die from CSS in the corner of the card.  Then I used some distress inks to color/distress the card (it's actually a white base).  The shelf (stamped in second generation) and the giraffe (stamped and colored on cardstock then cut out and adhered) are from Mama Elephant, and the sentiment is Avery Elle.  A little burlap string finished it off.  This was also my first brush with Copic markers and I really liked them!

I had a GREAT time creating this card for Erin because I own absolutely nothing used in the making of this card, and I was in the presence of general awesomeness.  I was so excited to be able to have a 'sleepover' (which Ellie says is wrong because grown-ups are too old for them), and crafty party with a few of my GI buddies Monday-Tuesday.  How fun to meet JJ, Jocelyn, and Tessa in person!  We had a great time, and stayed up way too late, but I was able to get a few things made including this little number.  Oh, and if you were hoping for pictures....sorry!  We were having so much fun we pretty much forgot about that.  I blame the Sparkletinis! 

Your next stop is Nina, or head to Aga's to start at the beginning.  Here's the full list in case you get turned around:

Aga Malyszek 
Amy Kolling: 
Anita Recksiedler 
Cheiron Brandon 
Dana Warren: 
Debbie Marcinkiewicz: 
Elena Roussakis 
Heather Campbell 
Jennifer Rzasa 
Jennifer Ingle: 
JJ Bolton: 
Jocelyn Olson 
Joscelyne Cutchens 
Laurie Willison 
Miriam Prantner: 
Nina Yang: 
Taheerah Atchia: 
Tessa Wise: 
Wida Yusufi-Miller:

Happy Baby and Rock Chalk to Erin!  Make sure you swing by her place and leave her some love! 

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White cardstock
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Nursery Deco; Avery Elle - Oh Baby!
Ink:  Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; Mama Elephant - Hazel
Other:  CSS - Doily Die; Copic Markers (sorry, forgot to write down the specific ones - blaming the Sparkletinis again!); May Arts - Red Burlap String; Tombow- Mono Adhesive


  1. i wish i could have been there with you girls!! your card is adorable - i love it!

  2. Awwwww!!! So cute Miriam!!! So wish I could have been at the sleepover with you girls - maybe next year!!

  3. This is absolutely precious, Miriam! Love the look of the embossing and that sweet, little giraffe!

  4. Oh, that giraffe is just too sweet! Very cute!

  5. sweetness! I totally wish I could have made the trip to visit with you lovelies! shame shame for no pictures!! xox

  6. What no pictures!?!?! That' just not right! LOL anyway i LOVE the card, i think you are a natural with the copics!!

  7. Oh I LOVE this one Mir - you are really the best at the coloring and blending. Sounds like you had a great time hanging out with the folks in person!

  8. Simply adorable. Love the image.

  9. AMAZING card!!
    LOVE the subtle doily in the BG,

  10. What a lovely effect the embossed doilie creates ... and that giraffe image is simply darling, Miriam! Wow :)

  11. the doily is awesome. I had to look twice to really see it, but then it was a showpiece!

  12. Sounds like your get-together was so fun! Adorable card, that sentiment font is GORGEOUS!

  13. The details on this are amazing Miriam! Love how the red heart matches the red twine- perfect! So glad we got to visit and craft this week! :)

  14. Oh, my gracious! That little giraffe is adorable, and I just love the background texture, Miriam! Too cute!

  15. Adorable card! Love the subtle embossed background and your coloring is perfect! TFS

  16. Soooooooooooooooo cute, Miriam!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Soooooo cute!! LOVING that giraffe!!!!

  18. Eek, that giraffe is fantastic and the embossing is the perfect compliment to the card. Yes, this is amazing.

  19. This has to be the cutest card in the world!
    Bravo Miriam!!

  20. WOW Miriam! This is totally gorgeous. It has a super sweet vintage feel to it and I am totally in love with it. You are the sweetest! Thank you!

  21. Sounds like you ladies gad so much fun! Love this card and how you were inspired by Eleana!

  22. That's my new catch phrase, "it must have been the sparkletinis!" It was SO much fun hanging out with you girlies this week! I got to see the WCMD winner in action;) (You're awesome!)

    You know that my craft room door is always open for you!! Hugs!!!

    P.S. I am stalking your blog for contraband, lol! <3, JJ

  23. What a sweet card you crafted for Erin and the baby, thank you for sharing. Love those little feets!

  24. The little giraffe is so sweet! I love the distressing in the background!

  25. This is gorgeous! I love its simplicity and elegance. I hope you enjoyed my part of the Frosty Festivities blog hop at the weekend!

  26. Love the distressing you did with the doily! This is an adorable design Miriam!

  27. I think you're on the right track with the copics Miriam. Love the distressing on your card which adds just the right touch!