Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Square

I recently received a text from my 20 year old nephew, Ben. It read: "Need card - 1 month - don't ask me anything - not telling you - can pick up tomorrow." 
Can you imagine my first thoughts? 1 month what? baby? Don't ask - are you kidding me - I am ringing your mother/my sister! Not telling me what - yes you are!  Pick up tomorrow - it is 10 pm now - do you sleep at all - you have got to be joking! 
So after a couple more cryptic text messages and a phone call to Nana (cause she knows everything) I discover that Ben has been going out with Emma for one whole month and he would like to give her a card. 


So... I am on the job. Would she like blue, does she like cute dog images, would she prefer a flower stamp, what about red, is she a yellow girl, should it be really mushy or not too mushy, is there a stamp in the whole world that says Happy one month anniversary. Phew!
Anyway, I managed to gain an extra day and I made 2 cards - both different - and I would gladly show you but apparently he liked them both and I am not sure which one he gave her. 

My point - and stick around cause I do have one - is that this week at Sweet Stampin we are having an 'Anything but Square' challenge and our sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads 
I saw this image over at Di's and immediately thought ... OMG! it will be 2 months soon!!!

So Ben, if you are browsing my blog (yeah right!) - do not show this card to Emma cause it may be her 'two month anniversary' card from you.
You don't have to have a nephew with a girlfriend to enter this challenge - just pop on over to Sweet Stampin, see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with and join in our fun. Di's Digi Downloads are giving away a $10 voucher to a lucky winner and our regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen also has a voucher to give away.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Di's Digi Designs Lets meet your animal friends Winner!
That Craft Place #9 Anything but square or rectangle
The Cutie Pie Challenge #16 Circles
Shopping our Stash #49 Starts with 'b' - Butterflies
Deep Ocean #24 Use Punches/dies
Creative Craft Challenges2 Animal Antics
Polka Doodles #16 Red and White
Fussy and Fancy #61 Punches and Dies


  1. Beautiful card, love every detail. I would have thought it's a baby as well! :) judit x

  2. Awh hunny this is such a super sweet card! I think it's beautifully coloured and absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi designs challenge. xx

  3. Omg, that's such a sweet story and a super sweet card too! Ah, to be young again....when a one month anniversary means so much. Your thought process about the card sounds exactly like what would have went on in my head...after I got over the excitement of someone actually requesting that I make a card for them, of course.

  4. Ahhhh, Jenny that story is soooo cute! How romantic! Love this card, the image is so cute and I love the image. Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

  5. Sweet story Jenny. I hope Emma loved her card. And what a lovely, thoughtful boyfriend she has :)

    This is a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the simplicity of it.

    Have a good weekend.

    Susan xx

  6. This card is sooo cute, yes it would be perfect for the two month occasion haha! You are so funny, I would have called my sister in a flash too hehe, kids!

  7. Hi Jenny

    What a beautiful shaped card - love the image and the colours are just fantastic.

    See you soon.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel x

  8. Awesome card! love the shape, coloring and image! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. I love the card Jenny. Would love to see the other two you came up with. I now know why I don't make cards for other people to give away! How stressful....What colour?, What image? Cute, mushy or sweet? The questions just go on and on.
    Jackie xox

  10. Hi Jenny, awwww such a sweet image and a fab card! Brilliant story, I know I would've panicked about making one myself!


  11. What an adorable image! And your nephew is adorable for asking you to make the card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  12. This is adorable Jenni, love the bold red colours and sweet image xx

  13. I think this looks brilliant Jenny :) Love the deep red colours and fab design :)



  14. What an awesome Aunt you are! And I am sure Emma was tickled pink with her card, whichever one she got! Love this shaped card and your little mouse is so stinking adorable! Awesome coloring too. I am horrible at doing fur but this is saaaaweeetttt!

  15. Cute card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  16. Aww...I adore mouse images and the red dotted paper that you teamed up with it, is precious!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  17. Oh Jenny - it' so cute. The image is so lovely.
    Gorgeous card.
    Doreen xx

  18. This is super cute. Sweet image great colouring! Tracy xx


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