Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Congratulations Rita


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I have a very special post today.

Freshly Made Sketches is having a blog hop for Rita and because Lesley knows we are such good friends she asked if I’d like to be a part of the hop too. 

Of course I was thrilled to wish her a big Congratulations and Best Wishes along with the rest of her friends on the team.

If you have come from the wonderful Jennifer Timko’s blog, “Welcome”  you’re in the right place.


This is the sketch we had to work with.  It is actually the last sketch Rita made for FMS before taking maternity leave.


I know Rita is having a girl but I also know she doesn’t like pink very much (although I have noticed she’s been using it a lot more lately, perhaps carrying a little girl does that to you?) So I dressed “Laila” in purple.

I also know that Rita has chosen a grey and yellow colour scheme for Laila’s room.  So I wanted to incorporate those colours into my card for her.

My card will be flying all the way to Texas very soon.  I hope she likes it.




Ingredients :

Stamps : All our dreams (Lili of the valley), Whimsical words

Card : basic grey, white, x-press it, subtles dsp stack, neutral dsp stack

Ink : memento black, stazon, baja

Other : nesties, big shot, subtles buttons, square punch, scallop trim border punch, copics, white pen



I’d also like to send Rita this Irish Blessing:

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!



LeAnne Pugliese’s fantastic blog is your next stop on the blog hop. Or you can visit Freshly Made Sketches and start at the beginning.

If you would like to visit Rita’s blog to leave her a message just click here.

Blog hop participants:

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Cindy Hall

Erna Logtenberg

Jen Mitchell

Jennifer Timko

Kathy Tanner

LeAnne Pugliese

Lesley Croghan

Linda Callahan

Nance Leedy

Tui Nathan

Tara Murphy Bourgoin


Big hugs and kisses and my very best wishes Rita!




  1. Beautiful, beautiful card. Such a sweet image.

  2. such a cute card with that image!

  3. I don't know what's cuter the baby or the bunny on her lap! Such a sweet image! Beautiful baby card!

  4. Oh, Kathy, this card is so adorable. I love the image, and the coloring is fantastic! The polka dot background is the perfect compliment!

  5. LOL You are a good secret keeper my friend! I'm so happy to see that you got to be a part of something so special to me. You are an amazing friend and I wish I could come give you a hug! Love the sweet image you used and of course the colors...and your beautiful coloring. :)

  6. Kathy, this is such a sweet card! Your shading on that adorable image is absolutely gorgeous. I really like how the image pops off the yellow background, also. A beautiful card for two special gals, indeed! Have a great day! :)

  7. I love the soft yellow colour and image. Very sweet and pretty!

  8. What a precious image! I know Rita will treasure this adorable card!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous card and colouring, she will love this Kathy.

  10. Kathy, that is one gorgeous baby card! The colouring is absolutely beautiful ♥

  11. That is the cutest baby stamp, you did a great job with the colors.

  12. Fabulous card - you did an awesome job creating the sky - and that image is so sweet.

  13. What a sweet, sweet image. She looks so peaceful sleeping agatinst the pretty clouds! Just beautiful!

  14. Such a sweet stamp - and the colouring is amazing!! Lovely little baby card (and the Irish blessing too!)

  15. Wow ... your colouring is amazing, that sleeping lil baby is just the cutest ... and I love her purple outfit!!!

  16. Oh Kathy, what a sweet image made even more adorable by your fabulous coloring job! Love the striped outfit on that sweet girls and the clouds you added behind her. Just precious! So glad I got to hop along with you!

  17. Both the card and the blessing are very beautiful. You sound like a very kind person. :)

  18. This is just beautiful Kathy! I love the clouds behind your image too, and that Irish Blessing is beautiful :)

  19. What an absolutely gorgeous image and coloured so beautifully.

  20. Awwwww - this is such a sweet image and sweet words. Great card!
    Congratulations Rita!
    Cheers, Karen

  21. Simply beautiful, Kathy! This image and your coloring are so fantastic. What pretty colors!

  22. Wow wow wow, a gorgeous card! Love that you took into account that Rita isn't a big pink fan. Those little buttons are the perfect finish to this super sweet card.


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