Ah the miracle of computer technology....I pre-scheduled this post since I am out of town this Labor Day weekend attending my Stepson's wedding in CA.
The Blogger's Challenge this week was Labor Day - Patriotic or Baby - I got the connection between being in "Labor" for the Baby theme but couldn't quite understand the Patriotic portion for Labor Day. According to Wikepedia here is the origin of Labor Day:
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens".
Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. All fifty states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
So I'm not entirely sure about the use of Patriotic cards for this holiday but I chose to do a Baby themed card instead.
I have so few "Baby" related stamps it was hard to find something to use but I managed to come up with this card.
I used the Giraffe from (Wild About You - SU) and the sentiment from (Riveting - retired SU). Then I based my color scheme on the patterned paper from Debbie Mumm - Baby Boy which I purchased from Jo-Ann's. I stamped the giraffe in Creamy Caramel and then colored the spots with Prismacolor Pencils and added some sparkle with my Clear Spica Glitter Pen. Then I cut it out and mounted it on Whisper White card stock layered to Bashful Blue and distressed with Bashful Blue ink. I added 3 Button Brads (source unknown). The sentiment was stamped in Bashful Blue and mounted onto a circle of Pretty In Pink. I used my new Cuttlebug Embossing folder to emboss the row of buttons in Pretty in Pink and also used the Scallop punch (SU) on the border. Then I added a small strip of Kiwi Kiss card stock. This was mounted to a Barely Banana Card Base that I distressed with Barely Banana ink.
I think it turned out pretty cute. Now I'll just need someone to send it too but at the moment I don't know any pregnant women so it may sit awhile in the card drawer before it gets used.
Be sure to check out everyone's cards by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Have a great Labor Day holiday...Fall is around the corner and summer is winding down. This year sure has flown by quickly.