Monday, January 31, 2011

Rock and Roll

Today's CAS Challenge  at SCS is to do a card with a Rock & Roll theme!  I'm really out of touch with Rock & Roll music, so I was thinking I could  use the rock & roll technique for inking up a stamp.  Then our youngest daughter (Luke's Mommy) called with news from the ultrasound.  Did I tell you she was expecting in July?

Well, it really hit home that once this baby comes, we're going to be doing some rockin' & rollin'!

Can you guess what they think the ultrasound shows?  (Ruthann & Sarah, don't let on that you know, ok?)

I had some of this paper left in my stash.  I know it's not Stampin' Up! but I've gotta use what's handy.

I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, punched 2, and used my paper cutter to trim the tops off.  Then I used the 1", 3/4" & 1/2" Circle Punches for the wheels.

When my friend gave me the paper, she also gave me a sheet of decorative strips to match.  I trimmed some of those for the scallop trim and the handle.  I also cut the circles for the wheels out of the trim.  A tiny scrap of lace tucks into the carriage for a blanket.

I used the BIG GUY and the Top Note Die for the background.  The white one is trimmed at the perforations.

Then, I was really brave!  I used a Stamp & Write Marker and wrote the words to Rock-a-bye Baby on the card base.

So you see this card Rocks and Rolls!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  None
Ink:  Bashful Blue SU Marker
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DP from my stash
Accessories:   2 1/2", 1", 3/4", & 1/2" Circle Punches, Lace, Big Shot, Top Note Die

We had a great time at Emmy's birthday party yesterday.  She loved opening presents and eating cake.  It was kind of wild with an excited 2 yr. old Birthday Girl and her 6 cousins!  But it was so much fun!



Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous take on "Rock and Roll" for this card!! Super work, Bonnie; this is so cute. :)

Benzi said...

Congrats on a new grandbaby coming. What is more exciting than that!! I'm guessing a boy. LOL Your carriage is just adorable and I love the added blankie. Too sweet.

Sarah C. said...

Ack!!! I hadn't heard yet ... but had a hunch. :) Looks like I was right on again. The day before Luke's birth, I told the two of them I just felt strongly that they were having a boy.

Glad to hear Emmy had a fun birthday! And, of course, your card is gorgeous - loving that bit of lace. Sorry - I got more excited by your grandkids first, but I'm sure you'll forgive me for that! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congratulations on that wonderful baby news, Bonnie! And how clever of you to make a buggy that rocks a baby to sleep and rolls down the street. Love your interpretation of that CAS challenge!