Monday, September 13, 2010

The King of the Yard

Hi my stamping friends! Phew - it's nice to take a breather after the mad rush of the Waltzingmouse release!

My card today was created for three challenges!

Teapot Tuesday this week is all about the dogs - inspired by a teapot decorated with a frolicking pup - we are to bring whatever kind of dog we have to the tea party. We also need to help provide enough sanitary facilities for all these canines - hence my row of leafy trees! My sentiment is a fun sticker by EK Success. The cute little pooch is Rag Dog by American Art Stamp/Emerson Quillin and the trees are Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse (I told you I can't stop using this set!!).

I used Taylor's fun sketch for my card and the colors of cream and greens inspired by the Shabby Tea Room photo - to be inspired by Nature and Green!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm back to work this week - but surprisingly it's ok!!??

Oh - and I keep forgetting to tell you all! My new little Grand Nephew arrived 10 days early - Landon Holmes Caggiano was born on 9/7/10 (due 9/17!) and since I was home on vacation - I was able to go to the hospital and wait with my sister for the arrival!

Landon's middle name (Holmes) was my father's first name (his mother's maiden name). My dad died suddenly at the age of 66 when I was just 28. Only my son (who was 3) knew grandpa but we always talked about him to our kids. So my sister and I were in tears when Katie told us Landon's full name (they had kept the name a secret until he was born). Landon is my sister's first grandchild and my first grand-nephew!
Here he is about 7 hours old!

And here's the new little family! Katie, Landon and Greg

Thanks for indulging me!!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees, Rag Dog - American Art Stamps/Emerson Quillin
Paper: Bazzill Green Dots, Rustic White & Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Memento Rich Cocoa.
Accessories: Vintage buttons and satin ribbon - PTI, Nestabilities - Circles & pinking circles, Sticker - EK Success Phrase Cafe, Copics: Y26, YG63, R35, foam dimensionals.


Lisa said...

Oh that little baby is just too too precious! How special that he is named after your father! I love the name Landon, it's such a strong name! Enjoy him! Your card is just so cute as well, I love that little doggie stamp and the trees are so sweet, I may have to get that set! LOL Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your card and your grand nephew with us in the Tea Room!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Julia,

Congratulations on your nephew, what cute pictures! And I love the card you made! you've used those teeny trees so beautifully here, perfect! And that dog is superb! Love it!


Peggy said...

Such a beautiful baby and congratulations to your family! Such a sweet sweet story!
Your card is FUN and FABULOUS!

Nicole said...

Beautiful baby! Congrats to you and your family!
Pretty card! Great job with our challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

First of all, congratulations on the birth of your sweet grand nephew! What a precious bundle he is!
And what a gorgeous card you've created. I love that doggy and the sentiment just makes me smile. Love the row of trees, too. I really like how you broke each tree into an individual panel and love the stamping technique you used on the tree tops. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beautiful babe.....just want to pinch those precious cheeks.....darling

and your teapot card is absolutely every last detail

Sharli said...

Congratulations Auntie!!! What a darling baby and how sweet to name him Landon Holmes. Just precious!

I love your card - too, but you have to admit the baby stole the show!!!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julia.
Ohh wowww so gorgeous photos,so sweet.

Hugs Riet.xx

LaurieJ said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. What a sweet boy! I'm thinking he looks like his mom. You must be a very proud Auntie.

Love your card. That doggy is adorable! And the multi-colored trees are great.

anya said...

Hah! Cute card, Julia! I love how you made the trees in the background! And what a cutie your great-nephew is! Congratulations!

jdmommy said...

What a beautiful baby! Doesn't it just make your heart sing when they use family names! How wonderful! Carrying on family names is not something everyone does, so when you see it happen, it's even mmore special!! Hug and kiss that beautiful child for me!! Wish I could do it in person!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Aaaawww! How sweet he is! I love that they included your Dad's name. Congratulations to all of you!

Monique said...

Congratulations on your grand Nephew. They look so precious when they are sleeping!!Love this card. It would be a good one for my 2 labs who THINK they are king of the yard lol

Bev J. said...

Love your dog card-so cute.

Sweet baby and family-congrats to them.

maryr917 said...

thanks for sharing the picute of landon-congrats to the whole family-the story about his name is so touching-
your little doggie card is so cute-

Helen L said...

What a beautiful grand-nephew! He kind of eclipses the cards :-)
Great card too, though! Very fun!

Pauline said...

Aaaaah, congratulations on the new beautiful addition to yur family, and how lovely you could be there for your sister too. Love your doggie card, the stamped trees look fab!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, he is so beautiful! Congratulations!!

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, what a darling baby boy...congrats, Auntie!!!!! How wonderful that you got to wait with your's such an exciting time!!! Your card is adorable, too...the little pup is sooo cute and thanks for bringing all the trees!!!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... congrats on the new bundle of joy to your family! precious little boy!! thanks for sharing the sweet photos! i love how you used the tree stamps in your card. so cute! =)

Debbie said...

What a cute card and precious baby!! TFS in the Tea Room :)