Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Card for Camden

German Phrase of the Day: Komm doch mit. - Come along! As in, "come along Julia, we need to keep going." What mom doesn't same Come on at least 10 times in a day??

I whipped up today's card just yesterday (although I still have tons that I made over the weekend to show you...I've been a stampin' fool lately!) because it dawned on me that my new nephew is over a month old and I still had not made a card for him yet! What a terrible auntie I've been!!

My nephew Camden was born September 18th, 7.5 weeks early because of an obstruction in his bowel which had been observed via ultrasound. Today, 5 weeks and one surgery later, he is still in the hospital - where he will stay for the foreseeable future. Camden, my brother, his wife and their adorable little girl all have a long road ahead of them before Camden is home, and even longer before Camden is "well." My heart truly bleeds for them because I know firsthand how hard it is to have a baby in the hospital long-term, and yet for me it was so much easier. We always had the hope that Julia would come home with no long-term medical issues. Even with all the battles she fought during her first months of life...there was nothing save the damage to her lungs which would for sure cause long-term problems...and even that damage was not too bad. However, Camden's life will be different, because he will always have some residual issues due to his "short gut." However, he is the most adorable little baby, and I just know he will overcome these issues and live a most wondrous life!

Ok...on to the card itself. I made this for the FS37 challenge to CASE a card of TruCarMa. I chose this card, because I loved the size, and the overall layout. I changed the colors, and the images, but left the layout the same. I of course sponged all the layers - Hi Beate! and even sponged the little word window I punched out with the greeting. And I used watercolor paper again. It is SOOOO much easier to watercolor on the right medium!! Way better than my poor Santa. I first colored him with Creamy Caramel, then went back over him with Chocolate Chip to darken him up a little while leaving some highlighting.

Hope you like today's card...have a great day!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Bundled in Joy, retired SU! greeting set
CS: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Spring Flowers? DSP

Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Jet Black Stazon
sponge, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, coluzzle, marvy scalloped over punch, word window punch


I leave you with a photo of my oh so sweet niece with her adorable baby brother.


  1. So sweet! I love that set but haven't got it yet because I really don't have anyone expecting babies any time soon (though I wish my sister would hurry up ...)

  2. such a cute card! My heart goes out to your brother and his family.

  3. How very sweet. Beautiful baby, niece and card!

  4. What a beautiful picture of your niece and nephew. I hope all turns out well for your brother and his family. Cute card and theanks for visiting my blog and playing the blog candy game!

  5. Oh my gosh yur card is awesome! I love the size, the colors and the stamp that you used. Camden is so adorable.



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