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January 10, 2011

New Baby Buds & Paper Playtime Challenge

Good Monday morning!

I have a few events to share with you today
  1. A very important fundraiser starts today for our lovely blogging friend Katie Renz, check out all the details over a Jak Heath's site!   I'll have more info on this later in the week too!
  2. A fun new challenge starts today @ Paper Playtime, the theme is Black & White(or silver)!
  3. There are new Baby Buds being released today AND a new challenge entitled 'Friends'!
 On to my cards...

Here's my black & white card for Paper Playtime!   I got my days mixed up and had to create this baby in a hurry!
Stamp, stamp, stamp, pour embossing powder over all, heat it up, tie on a ribbon and place the gems....easy peasy quick & easy!  lol

 Stamps: Verve Stamps (wildflower)
sentiment: SU! warmest regards
Ink: SU! Classic 
Paper: heavy white, not sure what weight!
Other: embossing powder, Offray satin ribbon,
kaisercraft rhinestones

Fabulous DT inspiration & sponsor details @


Baby Bud Designs © is introducing two new Buds into the family today named Molly & Max!   I have a Max card today and a Molly card waiting to be photographed. I'll pop it on the blog later in the week!

Check out Max's hat, too cute!

Stamps: Baby Bud Designs digi (Max)
sentiment- SU! so many words set
Papers: SU! cs
Ink: Copic markers
Others: CB emb folder, button/floss

Challenge & new release details available @

Fun times, hope you'll play along with the challenges and please do check out Jak's site for all the fundraising details concerning Katie!  Thank you!!

So glad you stopped by today!
Be Blessed!


#1 black & white card...
Crafty Hos' - Monochromatic
Gingerloft - Celebrations
Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - New Beginnings
Scrappy Frogs - use a Sentiment
Ellephantastic - new beginnings

#2 Baby Bud card...
Creative Cowgirls  - Something new
One Stitch At A Time - Love and Valentines
Pile It On - Cute Children
Scrappy Frogs - use a Sentiment
Do You Stack Up - cute as a button



Cheryl said...

oh hun what gorgoues cards,super desings and detail hugs cheryl x

Fleur said...

two gorgeous cards Maria, love them both. The black & white is very stunning
Hugz fleur xXx

Krista said...

Maria, your cards always bring a smile to my face! I love them both! Fab job!
Krista :)

Anonymous said...

Maria, both of your cards are just fabulous girl!! I just LOVE the elegance of the top card!! Very stunning!!HUGS

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Maria.

Sharon said...

They are just wonderful Maria!!! :)

Kerry said...

Maria, I love love LOVE them, they are gorgeous!!! And I loveeeee Max in blue and green! Totally cuteness!

Patti J said...

Maria, these are wonderful! I love the first card - can't believe you made it in a hurry! The second card is simply adorable - total fun!!! Hugs!

Donna said...

Two darling cards Maria, love the red, black and white colour combo, very chic! The little max card is so sweet and fab colouring. Enjoy your day x

itsabrt said...

Marie I lobe the black And White card! I am so going to play that one and yes the hat on the sweet baby bed is too cute! Thanks for the inspiration! Beth

Lisa said...

Marie as always, great job!!

Jenn said...

Great job with both of these cards! Love the BBD!


coldwaters2 said...

WOW Maria these are two super cards that Baby Bud is so cute but my heart has gone to the beauty and elegance of that first card, I love it.
Lorraine x

ThePurplePlace said...

I love both of your cards today and can see you have been very busy!!

Keep up the great work and Happy Crafting,


Catherine said...

Two great cards, Marie!
The B&W is so elegant looking and the Baby Buds card is just so cute!
TFS & inspiring!

Sparkle said...

What darling cards!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi maria! what a beautiful black and white card! and the baby bud is adorable!! :P

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous cards Maria!! I just love your black and white card. So elegant!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Maria, You really do such a great job bringing the baby buds to life with your fantastic coloring and design. This one couldn't be cuter.

And your black and white card is a beauty. So classy and elegant!

WencheP said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Jill said...

What a sweet baby card and I love your black and white creation! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month and hope to see you again. Jill

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Maria, An elegant black and white card just love it. Also love the colours you have used in your second card. Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic. Hope you had a good weekend.
Luv and Hugs

SuzanneK said...

Very elegant, love the black and white I also adore Verve stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Dawn said...

Both cards are lovely. My fab is the first one as it's so elegant but thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

Janna said...

hey maria :) the hug ´n kisses card is really cute. thanks for sharing it with us at DYSU! janna

Peggysue said...

Terrific CAS design on your Baby Bud card! Those colors really pop.
WELCOME to the DYSU challenge! I hope you will be a regular.

Marianne said...

Great card! I love the vibrant turqoise with the other colors!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Kim B said...

Great cards, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

princesskitten said...

what a little poppet - love him

kitten DYSU team

Miranda said...

adorable image and a lovely card too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge blog


*Alison* said...

What a cute card.. :) love the colors.. Way to "STACK UP" and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Joanna K said...

What a beautiful card, love the B&W colours! Thank you for joining us at the LIIU and hope you can join us again soon ;) Hugs, Joanna x

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the colors!

Spyder said...

Lovely Black and white card..like your curser too! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts New Beginnings' Challenge. Don't forget to come back on Friday to vote for your favourite card, and get all your Blogging friends to vote for you!!


Marlene said...

Gorgeous cards, Maria. The black and white one is striking!

Priyanka said...

super fabulous cas card, and the second one is sooo sweet and the design is beautiful

Gale Varland said...

Great card. The black and white is so elegant. Love it. The baby bud image is just too cute. Great job with both. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge. :) Gale

Gina said...

Your clean n simple style creates stunning cards!! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Great cards. The black & white is stunning. Thank you for entering the Ellephantastic challenge. Hugs Helen x

Chocolate Orange said...

Oh !! absolutely super cute

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for this weeks love and valentine theme. Good Luck !

Choccy x

Pat Garvin said...

Your black & white card is stunning. Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.

thread-bare said...

This is such a couple of lovely cards. Thanks for stopping by & joining in with our challenge at Ellephantastic challenges xx Clare (DT) x

Claire said...

Beautiful cards and fab stamping! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck :-)
Claire xx

Casper said...

Hiya Maria,

How are you?

What a cute & vibrant card,the image is just so super cute!

Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT for our "Love & Valentine" Theme.

Take care
Big Hugs

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are WONDERFUL!!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO this week! Have a GREAT day!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Maria

Fabulous cards, love the flowers and sophisticated look. Thank you for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

sgc said...

Great cards--again! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Lynn said...

Wonderful card and love the monochrome effect :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Lynn xx

Spyder said...

It's time to vote for your favourite card and get all your blogging buddies to vote for you!! So hop over to Quirky Craft's! and vote!!


Gemma said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Kendra said...

Love the black bow! So elegant! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

Thistleblue said...

Great cards, very cute wee bud image. Thanks for joining us this month at Ellephantastic. Hope to see you again for next months challenge. Good Luck
Elle DT

ona_i_ja said...

Maria, beutiful cards. First card is very elegant!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this month and good luck!