FMS #37

I decided to carry along with the baby theme this week at Freshly Made Sketches in honor of Rita taking a maternity leave from the design team.  In doing so, it has came to my attention that I am severely lacking in the baby stamp category! Prior to joining the blogging world...I was mostly a scrapbooker.  I have completed my baby most of my baby stamps have been sent to new homes.  I found this little giraffe stamp in my animal stamps.  Fairly certain I picked him up at a garage sale for my little man to stamp with.  I think he makes a pretty cute baby card as well.  I suppose I have also enabled myself the next time I see a cute baby stamp set!  I had the same dilemma with baby sayings.  I ended up typing my saying in Word in the Scribble font and punching it out with a circle punch.  Here is the original sketch-

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Snips & Snails Paper by Doodlebug Designs
Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Z2194 Sky Ink
Giraffe stamp by Sweet Celebrations
Copic Sketch Markers
White Uni-ball Signo
Wonky Scallop Border Die by MFT
1" Circle Punch by EK Success
1 1/4" Circle Punch by EK Success

Design Tips-I stamped the giraffe on DSP and added coloring with Copic markers.  I then cut out and applied to my white oval.  I added the clouds to the white oval by sponging sky ink over the Wonky Scallop Border die.  I added faux stitching with the White Uni-ball pen.  Oval and scallop shapes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges: 
C.R.A.F.T. - Background text
Craft Your PassionFor a Baby
Forever FriendsOne for the Boys

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How perfect this is, Allisa! Rita loves giraffes and this color palette is beautiful! So glad you are joining the team. Thanks for joining us this week!

  2. Allisa I just wanted to say Congrats for being chosen to be a DT member on the FMS team. I look forward to adding your blog to my favorites. LOVE what I see here. hugs.

  3. Lovely card - bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. I hope you will join us again next time.
    Good luck
    Sheryl xx

  4. Aww, giraffes are my absolutely favorite and this little guy is super sweet! Love the pretty papers you used, too. Have a great day! :)

  5. What a sweet giraffe! Adorable baby card!

  6. Congratulations on making the FMS Design Team!! I knew that Ann Schach was going to apply and was pulling for her! What a treat to see that you are part of the team as well! You both are so talented and very deserving of making the team! :)

  7. I think this is a fantastic baby card. That giraffe is so cute! What baby wouldn't love him!

  8. Oh.My.Giraffe this is cute! Absolutely adorable baby card!

  9. You've made such a lovely baby card with a very cute image. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'One For The Boys' Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
    Diane x

  10. perfect card for the challenge over at CRAFT Challenges. Loving your image

    Sylvia xx

  11. Very cute - such an adorable giraffe!


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