Shade Tree

I found a little time this afternoon to make a card for Sweet Stamp Shop’s UWYH Challenge, so thought I’d share!  We are to make a double duty card (a card that works for more than one challenge)!  I’m also submitting this card to the current Color Q challenge:

…AND…Splitcoast Stampers Branching Out challenge!  Three challenges with one card!
So what did I use from my stash this time around?  Bling!  My stash of the stuff is overflowing these days!  Here is one small drawer of it:

I used two different sets from Sweet Stamp Shop as I thought the sentiment went with the tree image quite well!  You know…”shade?!”  You have to love English as a language with all the different meanings one word can have!  It’s no wonder it’s one of the more difficult languages to learn if it’s not your native language!  Good grief!

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Fall Gratitude, Color Wheel)

I sponged ink in three colors onto the oval tree image in order to get the multi-colored look.  The pearl heart was added just before popping up the entire tree with foam dots for dimension.  I love trees this time of year that have a mix of colors on them!  So pretty!

Laundry is the main theme for me this week!  Seems I can’t quite keep up most days, but DS1 sometimes surprises me and processes a load or two!  Love that!  DD has been spending a fair amount of time in a Mei Tai wrap I have on hand as she still catnaps and fusses in the afternoons.  This is the only way I can get things done on the days I have time sensitive things on the to do list!  She seems to like it better than the first one I posted a picture of.  It’s actually a bit more comfortable for me too now that she’s put on a little more weight!

Don’t worry!  The straps are usually tied around her back rather than her shoulders, but I wanted to show you the cute embroidered design, a little baby bird in a nest!

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!



  • Lynn Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 12:29 am

    Oh your baby carrier is adorable! Love your card too…fabulous colors.

  • Jen W. Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 12:39 am

    Why aren't you on the Sweet Stamp Shop DT? You've been rocking their stamps lately! Love your sweet multicoloured tree!

  • Lisa Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 1:45 am

    What a cute little tree,perfect sentiment too! That's also a cute little bundle you have!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  • Judy1223 Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 1:47 am

    Melissa, this is AMAZING! I am totally CASEing this card (if its ok with you, of course!)! Great way to use your stash…and a great way to use all those delicious colors!

    Love the baby carrier…what a cure nest design!

  • Angie Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 1:55 am

    That is a really cute baby wrap!! I love carrying my babies in wraps close to me. So sweet.

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 2:39 am

    Awesome baby carrier!! Awesome card!! 🙂

  • Deepti Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 11:44 am

    This is such a sweet representation of the sentiment 🙂 love it and the baby carrier is adorable

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 10/04/2013 5:29 pm

    Great job using up your NBUS, Melissa! I love the autumn tree shading the love on your card!! And look at that baby wrap! The embroidery is adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

  • Amy White Posted Monday, 10/07/2013 8:35 pm

    What a fab CAS card Melissa – love the multi-coloured tree! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!

  • Sylvia Posted Tuesday, 10/08/2013 5:20 am

    What a fun card, Melissa, love the sentiment with your tree as well! So happy you joined us this week at the colourQ.

  • Michelle Y Posted Friday, 10/18/2013 1:48 pm

    This is such a cute card!! Love how you inked that tree stamp in multiple colors to work with the sentiment and color challenge! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stamp Shop's UWYH challenge 🙂

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