Thursday, February 16, 2012

CPS Day 15 Card (Sketch 231) the Kiddos and Baseball!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
So thankful I was able to finish this card tonight!  Fifteen cards and fifteen sketch challenges complete! Yay!! Perhaps I'll win one of the prizes, that would be cool. 
I'm also sharing a few pics of the grandkiddos I took today (end of post).  We are having some crazy weather for February!  Monday was freezing cold plus an earthquake, today has warmed up enough to play outside with Jakob and Addy.

Day 15 sketch - CPS#231
Here is my last card to share for the Anniversary Celebration at Card Positioning Systems so I want to say another CONGRATS to Tami Mayberry and her DT for the outstanding inspiration they've been sharing for the last five years!  Be sure and check out Day 15 and Kim Moreno's adorable card!
My card today is a birthday card (I have two daughters, a daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, my mom, two sisters, three nieces so I never run out of a need of a girlie birthday card!)  This digi image is  Marcie from the Bug and Roo Friends at Lori Boyd Designs another little sweetie that reminds me of Addy!
This card also qualifies for the challenge at By Lori Designs using HEARTS BLD#24

I've use the Echo Park  paper called "Little Girl"; card stock is Bazzill and the image was copied onto Neenah card stock. The scalloped edge is a sticker from the Echo Park collection. The sentiment is a digi from By Lori Designs and I fussy cut it out.  I've used my Copics to color and then fussy cut Marcie and adhered her to another piece of the Neenah bright white card stock and then used my Spellbinder Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle Die to frame her out.  I was trying so hard to get the hair color similar to Addy's gorgeous red highlights but I fell very short!  I need to practice a lot more!

Rosy cheeks and dark brown eyes!

Look at those highlights!

We are so ready for baseball season to start!! 
My sister and daughters (and my mom and husband) secretly conspired to make it possible for me to go to Arizona for a couple of San Francisco Giant spring season games with the girls this year.  I'm so excited, we all are huge Giant fans, usually from afar or watching the games on television.  Kerry (dh) and I try and go once a year during our anniversary week which is fun for both of us (Game, then shopping in the city! Can't beat that!) He won't be going to Spring Training due to his job at the mill and then pastoring the church, it makes it difficult for him to get away.  Maybe next year....

T-Ball is just around the corner, Jake's got a wicked swing and was really hitting the ball well today, it surprised me because it's been a while since we've played.

The spot he is standing is the exact spot my children stood playing homerun derby with the wiffle ball in the backyard!  Those were some good times!  Of course by the end of the summer, I had no grass only base paths but that was ok.
Oh yeah, we are ready for some baseball....

You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  1 Peter 2:9

Thanks for visiting! Hope you'll leave a delightful comment.  God bless!



  1. Wow Natalie what a cute card and love the little girl on the front. You did just fine with the hair and your coloring. No it does not look like Addy's, but it is still beautiful. Addy and Jake are growing up! They look so big compared to the last photo I saw of them. God bless you dear friend!

  2. CUTE card...I think you did a fine job! Besides, nothing could be as lovely as your delightful granddaughter irl right? :0)

  3. what a cute card... I'm loving it! Thanks for playing along with us over at CPS!

  4. My gosh!! Your card is totally gorgeous!!! But wow your GD? She is beautiful!!!!

  5. Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on finishing all 15 sketches for the CPS 5th Anniversary. Thanks so much for joining us! Have a great weekend~