Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Babies are "March"ing In

Welcome to another My Artistic Adventures Blog Challenge.  This time around our theme is "St. Patrick's Day" or "Spring".

Here is my back story:  I thought my son would be born in February but he held out until March.  I thought his son would be born in March but came the last week of February.   Both were in-between saints--a tad bit too late for St. Valentine and a tad early for St. Pat.  I remember the hospital staff put a St. Pat's themed sign on my door with my son's name on it.   Fast forward to this week's MAA challenge (and the birth of my grandson), and you've got yourself my baby St. Pat's creation in green.  (With a blizzard arriving, I'm using my Ott lite.)

I used My Artistic Adventures digital collage sheets from the Etsy shop.

Victorian Lt Vintage Green St. Patrick's Day postage stamps

Vintage Baby Girl Boy Twins Sweet Green Baby Onesie Card Base
Vintage Baby Girl Boy Twins Sweet Green Onesie Card Base Set Digital Collage sheet Printable

Victorian Vintage Chic Lucky Irish Bingo Cards
Victorian Vintage Lucky Irish Chic Green St. Patrick's Day Bingo Card  Digital Collage sheet Printable

I used the postage stamp for a bib and cut diapers from the second pattern to layer on top of the card base.

Entering These Challenges:

Digitally Sweet Challenge 77:  Anything Goes with Broken Box Stock (sponsor)

As You Like It Challenge:  Fave 3-D Texture Item and Why (entry 1)
I consider myself a "paper crafter" and like to layer paper and add ribbons or lace for a vintage look.  In this case I added a bow, ric rac, felt trim, and buttons tied with twine, in addition to layering the papers.  Both cards in this post qualify, but I think I can link only one???

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #90:  Show Me the Green and Ribbon

Country View Challenge:  Paper Chase

And to add to the excitement, my nephew and his wife are expecting twins (a boy and a girl) any day now. These babies are really marching in.  Yet to make the blue one,  here's my spring colored baby pink card: Be sure to check the Etsy shop for the pink version as well as the blue one.

Vintage Baby Girl Boy Twins Pink Onesie Set Digital Collage sheet Printable

I punched a scallop circle from the extra pink polka dot onsesie and placed the image on top along with some pink pearls.  Then I added the ruffled crochet trim all around underneath it.
My dt teamie Carol came up with the idea for ruffles on the backside.  Too cute--just had to follow her lead.  I added a row of tiny ribbon roses above 2 layers of ruffled crochet trim and topped it all with a pink bow.

Entering These Challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity:  Texture

Aud Sentiments Challenge:  Any Sentiment for a Girl  Woo hoo!  I made the Top 5!

It's All About the Vintage and Beauty:  Use Lace

All Sorts Challenge 48:  Spring is Coming

Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge:  Anything With Pearls

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration challenge 17: Polka Dot Love

The Craft Room Challenge:  Color Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit the other design teammates to see their samples and then join in the challenge!  Links to the blogs are found at My Artistic Adventures blog.

Linking up to Make It Monday #181--a linky party to share and inspire.  I'm #40 in the link up.


Sandi McLean said...

Helene! I just adore both of your cards!! The "bums" are my favourite feature LOL Hugs, Sandi

butterfly said...

What lovely creations to celebrate the shower of babies arriving! Love the St Patrick's Day twist, and the baby girl image is adorable!
Alison x

Meggis-Card-Art said...

this is a wonderful creation.
thanks for joyining it´ts all about the vintage.

lg meggi

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous onsie with us at As You Like It. Great bow and ric rac!! Good Luck! Sarah

Debbie said...

What absolutely DARLING baby onesie projects you have created! I especially love the addition of the ruffles on the back of the the pink set - so cute! Thanks for sharing these sweet treats with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

Micupoftea said...

Such cute the fronts and backs. Congrats on the birth of your newest grand!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant Helene, just love these vintage pieces cleverly put together and perfect for the new babies.
Stay safe and warm xx

Cindy Gay said...

These are great!

Patty Antle said...

sweet cards! Loved seeing them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

~ginny said...

Delightful! Your little girl one with the ruffled trim and ribbon around the hips is really making me smile! These onsesies are so fun!
I appreciate that you shared your project & creativity with us!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #101 "Any Sentiment for a Girl"
RubberMAD (

chris cesar said...

Oh that is so cute!

Marge said...

How sweet! Thank you for joining Its all about the vintage and beauty challenge.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Helene,
so sweet and adorable baby cards, the last one is relly cute with those laces.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and
Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Kate M said...

These onesies are so cure!! love the little girls pink one with the ruffles on the back!!

Cumbrianlass said...

2 fabulous creative project Helen, both very cute.
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Helen, love them a lot!
Linda xxx

Karen Wilson said...

Very clever and how cute!! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous creations,popped over from MIM,A new follower.x

Donna said...

What adorable cards! Visiting from MIM. Donna #45

Chrissy said...

Fabulous cards Helene and loved reading your story..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Anita Houston said...

Oh my gosh, these are so precious! I love the St. Patty's theme too!

cheiron said...

Love them both, but the irish baby one is my fave! Thanks for playing along with us this with in the Anything Goes (with pearls) over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Pia S said...

Gorgeous onesie designs, so sweet! Spotted them on MIM today!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Super cute cards! Love the way you used your ribbon here. Thanks for playing in Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #90: Show Me the Green!

michele said...

Gorgeous baby cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

Loz said...

Stunning onsies. I saw these on MIM..Loz

Teresa Arsenault said...

Love these onesie shaped cards. The ruffled bum on the girl's design is oh too cute.
I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look.
Blessing hugs,
PS - Mine is #157

Heather said...

Helene I just love your onesie cards...the pinks one turned out soo cute with the way you did the back!! I am wearing my RRR hat so Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable ribbon!!

Thank you for doing such cute cards for my MAA challenge!! Sooo stinking cute!! How exciting that your nephew is having a Boy and a Girl!!
Love the blog background!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful projects! Love the design and the lace and ribbon looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful baby projects! Love them both.
Thank you for playing with AudSentiments this week.

Ema M said...

Wow! Way too cute! Love this! Saw it on MIM and had to come get a closer look. :)

Sanna Saksija said...

Oh, her card looks so cute! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

Anonymous said...

This is a really sweet card! I just love it. Thanks for playing along with Really Reasonable Ribbon Show Me The Green Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Lisa S. said...

These are adorable! Love the vintage goodness and the design. Thx for the inspiration!

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