August 31, 2007

A new baby on the way

I just got a call from the high school where I sub that our PE teacher and his wife and expecting their new baby girl today! What a wonderful journey they are about to begin. It seems like such a long time ago that my 8 and 10 year olds were babies. Ahhh, that new baby smell. Anyway, this card was commissioned by a teacher friend for the special occasion. I'm using a Wordsworth stamp called Baby. I just love the fun stick people that Wordsworth comes up with, they are so cute and EASY to color. You will be seeing a lot more cards from Rubber Soul and Wordsworth because I just started some blogging work for Dani and Fred. I met them at CHA and they are delightful folks!

This card uses a SU! chocolate chip cardstock base and cute pink and brown patterned papers from Target. The main image was colored in with Copic markers...very simple, just marker to paper coloring like you would do in a coloring book. Then I took my brand new Spellbinder's Standard Tag Die Template and cut and embossed a fun tag. Isn't it neat, I just love tags. I'm sure if you guys like this one, we can ask Ellen to carry it in the store. I inked up the edges with a brown ink pad to add some definition, added a big eyelet and some pink ribbon. Mounted the tag to the card front with SU! dimensionals and I was done! Oh, and those pink little flat beads.......hmm, stay tuned for more of those. :)
When I received my goody box from Dani and Fred at Rubber Soul, they sent a fun collection of stamps for me to give away. It was like Christmas! And I get to share with you guys. So in honor of the new baby, I'm giving away my first blog goodies! If you are the lucky winner, you will receive the Baby acrylic set and some fun baby embellishments shown below. All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and tell me one of your favorite childhood memories. I think my fondest memories as a child was growing up with my mother at home. She was always there to greet us when we got off the bus and we never had to go to a babysitter. She always had some homemade goodies as treats and we got to play outdoors for hours and hours until Dad got home from farming. Those were GOOD days!
I will select a winner on Saturday evening so be sure to leave a comment and feel free to tell your friends! I will ask the winner for an email address so that I can contact you for a mailing address. And a big THANK YOU to Dani and Fred at Rubber Soul for the wonderful opportunity they have given me!!!

170 comments:

wendy said...

Thanks for sharing - such cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

what a cute card:0)
my favorite childhood memory is making cookies with my mom at Christmas
-Gretchen

Elizabeth V. said...

Cute card! My favorite memory is the picnic/cookouts my mom used to take us on. There's just something about making s'mores over an open campfire!

Heather said...

LOVE the card Mish! I absolutely adore adore adore those stamps - I have the wedding ones!

litrario1 said...

Coming from a big italian family, my fondest childhood memory would have to be spending my summer Sundays with my parents, brother and huge extended family eating around a huge table at our beach house. There were sometimes as many as 50 family members on any given Sunday. We ate lots of pasta and lots of homemade desserts! We still get together with everyone a few times during the summer so our children and nieces and nephews can have some wonderful memories also. I really enjoy your blog!!

Otter said...

OMG MISH!! This is so cute!!! Dang I was hoping it was you announcing a new baby on the way!!! LOL!! Favorite memory...our lake cottage in Michigan. Every summer was spent there. It's no longer there, but I have a beautiful watercolor painting hanging in my dining room.

Ellen Sutton said...

Love the card!! My favorite memory is entertaining my late grandaddy! He would let me and my sister sing as long as we wanted. He was a very great audience!!
Thanks for the goodies!

Ellen

Sue Symens said...

Thanks for all your inspiration. My favorite memories are being a part of a large family. Eight kids, two adults and a dog. A house always busy and filled with love. Thanks again! Sue

Trudi said...

How special, a baby...ahhhhh....So many favorite childhood memories, and not enough space. But...I can say that many revolve around growing up on the farm. I recently scrapped a 6 page spread about Farm Memories, and one layout was dedicated to a day where one of my sister's and I literally took a roll of film with her camera took all kinds of goofy farm pics. It was a fall day, we pretended to be running in the fields, posed and all, teetering on top of the haystack and made a zuccini scarecrow. What fun days...my hope and dreams are that my 2 children will be able to share the same when they are my age! Thanks for the blog, I admire your work.
Trudi

Lisa said...

Hey Mish... Congrats... My favorite childhood memory is of my gradmother's soft velvet cheeks.. I'll never forget them..

Jenn said...

I absolutely love baby cards... so fun to make and to give! My favorite childhood memory is going miniature golfing with my dad on summer evenings.

Dawn Easton said...

Awwww a new baby is always such a happy event! I just found out one of the teachers at our school is expecting too! Can't wait to make her tons of goodies throughout the year!
Your card is precious!
I have so many wonderful memories as a child but I think my favourite ones are those where we were together with all of our family! Those get togethers were always special.

Angie DiMeglio said...

Hi Michelle, cute card! My favorite memory as a child was going to town with my mom and then going to the soda shop.

foodpartyfun said...

Adorable...My favorite childhood memory is spending time at my Grandmother's home. She was the most caring, Christian woman I have ever known. She taught me everything I know about cooking, being a good mom and so much more. She always welcomed us and let us help her with whatever she was doing. She has been my role model and such a strong woman raising 8 children alone as my Grandfather passed away 3 weeks before my Dad was born.

Thanks for sharing!

Pat

Jan said...

OOOO, what a ton of fun stuff!!! My favorite childhood memory, was Christmastime when my dad would turn our whole front yard into Bethlehem. The whole yard (big) was covered in hay; he built a life-size stable complete with all the animals, wisemen, Holy family, angel, etc... He even built a huge star that lit up, and went high up on a very tall pole that could be seen clear across town. Cars would drive by in droves to view this magical scene (and when it snowed on this scene~oh MY!) which made our holidays even more special and memorable. He didn't stop at this though, he added those big cheesy colorful lights all over the house (a tradition I have picked up) and decorated a huge tree so bountifully, that there was no bare spot to be found. My mom would bake and make more candy and goodies than anyone could ever consume. My 6 kids constantly rag me about my OBSESSION for the holidays, (especially when I start the music up in Sept.), but I want them to have the same great memories that I had.

Anne Marie said...

What a fun giveaway! Love your card, especially the "baby" script on the envelope. One of my favorite childhood memories is lying on the grass with my mom, staring up at the clouds. For a very brief moment, she was all mine ... I'm one of 6 kids!

Carol G said...

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! The card is adorable! My favorite childhood memory is finding the change under my grandfather's recliner that "accidently" fell out of his pocket. My sister and I used to race to that chair every Saturday morning. And there was always change.

Julesiana said...

Many of my favorite childhood memories have to do with my grandparents. They lived just a couple of miles from my house and I saw them AT LEAST twice a week. My family had some problems and my mom (their daughter) ended up being a single mom, so they became vitally important in my growing up. One of my favorites, though is when they took me on a trip with them. We went to Alton, IL (where both of my parents grew up). We visited my Granny (my father's mother) and many relatives on both sides of the family. I learned how to read a road map on that trip and was put in charge of the road atlas. I saw the cabin where my grandfather was born, fed pigs at my great Aunt's farm (I am a city girl), and played endless hours of travel games. I think I was 9 or 10.

They are both gone now. But I treasure my memories of them and they continue to be an inspiration for my own life.
~Juliana

deniserja said...

My favorite childhood memory is being able to play outside ALL day with no worries. Nowadays, I have to watch the kids like a hawk! It's insane! Great blog!

April said...

Your cards are always so perfect. I love the stick people.

Peggy S said...

Cute Stamp! Nice card, too! Many of my favorite memories center around the summers we spent at our cottage on Lake Erie. We moved in as soon as school was out and stayed all summer going home once a week to mow the lawn and do the laundry. We returned home just in time for4 the start of school after Labor Day. Great times and Super Happy Memories!
Peggy S. from Ohio

Stefanie Staniak said...

Mish I want you to know that I'm a dedicated lurker to your blog. I love how easily you tell a story or explain something. Your work is just outstanding.
My childhood story: My best friend growing up (and still is today) lived 450 steps from my house. We used to skip all 450 steps and count them as we went. And every summer from kindergarten through high school we spent everyday together. We laugh about that to this day.

Kristine said...

I enjoy reading your blog every day...
Let's see...my favorite childhood memory...I loved riding my bike with my cousin who lived just around the corner from me. We would pretend we were Ponch and John from CHiPS...we were ultra fast and cool on those Huffy bikes.

Lizzy said...

Thanks so much for all the beautiful and creative ideas! You have turned me into a stamping maniac since you give wonderful directions on HOW to achieve the look!

I don't know if it is my favorite childhood memory, but it is the one that we still talk about most. I have girl cousins and our mother's liked to dress us all in matching outfits, so there are so many pictures like that of us when we were growing up. The conversation goes something like... "remember the time we went to (insert place) and we were all wearing (insert outfit)"

Linda said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting next to my grandmother and watch her play the piano. I have her piano in my Dining Room.
Darling card and a great prize for someone to win.

inkylin said...

Very cute card. My favorite memory that stands out is canning season. My Mom made so many different canned goods and I was always her assistant. My favorite was pickled watermelon rinds. mmmm...........

Kathi said...

My favorite childhood memory is riding the train with my mom from IL to AR to visit my great aunt at Christmas. We would sleep in the pullman car and eat breakfast in the dining car--bacon and scrambled eggs. I remember the white linen table cloths and napkins and the stiff and starched black porter with a big friendly smile on his face and a linen cloth folded over his forearm!!! If I close my eyes I can almost hear the clickity clack of the train and tracks and feel the swaying motion!!!!

QC said...

My favorite childhood memories?
My brother and his best friend starting a "movie studio" (LOL) and making 8 MM remakes of movies like Dracula! :) I was a movie star.....ROFL....

Helping my mom make her FABULOUS shortbread cookies every Christmas....(I'd say our family vacations but they were "educational" - like going to see the world's biggest ball of twine {wink})

LOVE your blog, girlfriend. Stalk it constantly. :)

Beth said...

What a sweet card! One favorite memory of my childhood was riding the bus downtown for a day of shopping and lunch with my mom.

rachel said...

Such a cute card and stamps!

My favorite childhood memories are riding my bike until the street lights came on (that was the sign to head home). I loved the freedom of playing in the neighborhood; wish my kids could have that today.

Melissa said...

Great baby card! My favorite childhood memory is going to the cabin on the lake. We had so much fun waterskiing, canoeing, paddle boat, then running around a night catching fireflys@!

Kendra said...

Super sweet card Mish!

Renee said...

My favorite memories are camping as a family. We took our own kids this summer for the first time and it brought back so many sweet memories!
I love your blog and many tips you provide! I've learned so much!
Renee

Cindy Keery said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was staying at my Grandparents house for a week.

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory would be the Christmas' where all our family would be under one roof waiting for Santa to come. It was so great to be with all of my cousins and to just have that excitement with them. Now we're all spread out so it's not as much fun! Thanks for the chance at the stamps...they're cute cute!

Linzi

Stefanie said...

What a beautiful card!

My favorite childhood memory was waiting at the airport to pick up my dad after he had been on a remote assignment with the Air Force in Greece for a year. I was 5 years old and so happy to see him!

Ronnie & KaLee said...

My favorite memory is having an after-school snack and real talk with my mom every day! ~KaLee

Tex said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, congratulations!!
This baby card is a sweet delight. They're going to be so pleased with their decision to ask you to join with them!

~Tex

Melissa said...

I am just loving these Wordsworth stamps. . .I need to get some for myself!
My favorite childhood memory. . .must be the vacations we took as a family. One that stands out is the first time we wend to DisneyWorld! I had just graduated from 8th grade and we had the best time on that trip! I remember wanting to go back again and again! I cannot wait to take my kids there again!

HeyHeyPaula said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is staying with my grandmom. She taught me all about baking and cooking. I still have many of her recipes that I use. Thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy.

Mirtha said...

I totally adore your projects, thanks for sharing them with us.

My favorite memory is going on errands w/ my Dad, having to almost run to keep up w/ his easy stride while holding on to his pinky and we would always get ice cream before going home.

Ashley said...

Very nice card. You're uber-talented!

My favorite memory is sailing the San Juan Island in the summer for 2 weeks when I was 7 & 8. It was cramped quarters for a family of 5, but visiting the different islands, cooking out and just sailing around were fantastic times.

Rachel said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is of going on vacation with my family. We always rented a cottage in northern Michigan on the same lake and it was wonderful! Swimming, reading, playing games, being outdoors. It's my happy place even now.

Lorien Clark said...

Seeing the buttons in your picture made me think of the time I stuck a button up my nose for some godforsaken reason and couldn't get it out. I tried to tell my parents, but it came out as 'bunny' instead of 'button' because my nose was plugged up and they just kept saying 'oh dear you don't have a bunny in your nose'. Eventually they looked and had to use tweezers to get it out.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome give away! My favorite memory is going to my grandparents lake cottage. Boat rides, swimming, etc.

Katie Ault
rkault@verizon.net

bethtrue said...

Hi Michelle - what a darling card and what a great give-away! My fondest memory is just the memories of growing up on a farm and going to a small school; knowing everyone (the teachers, the students). Have a great weekend!

Beth (mommy to a busy 4-yr old)

Michelle (Prinny) said...

MISH - is giving away goodies!! My favorite memories are just the mundane things shared with my sister & brother. Little did I know at the time how precious just seeing them everyday could be and how I took that for granted!

Cindy B. said...

I enjoy looking at all of your cards and ideas! Thanks for sharing. One of my favorite memories is the fun my mother created for my sister and me. She did little things to make our lives special as well as being a wonderful example for us to follow.

Anonymous said...

Super cute baby card! Um, favorite childhood memory would be riding our bikes into the woods behind our house and building forts all summer long.
Janet

Leah said...

cute cute! I agree.. I really like these adorable stick people :D Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations! One of my favorite childhood memories is when my brother & I played in the mud pit on the side of our house as kids. My mom would always hose us off before she let us back in the house. :D

Anonymous said...

I love Wordsworth stamps too! Your card is adorable. I love your blog and all your beautiful cards. You are an inspiration to me.
My favorite childhood memory is when we would wait in line forever to go visit Santa and then go home and decorate the house and yard. Even as an adult I love to go home at Christmas just to remember the fun times we had growing up and re-live those memories.

Joyce Traub said...

Darling card but then your cards are always great. TFS

Jen said...

My favorite memory is the times we would go fruit picking..blueberries, apples, etc. It was such a fun family time and then we got to make lots of fun food afterwards too applesauce, apple pie, apple butter, apple pancakes...

Thanks for sharing cute stuff!

Peggy S said...

Such a cute card and love those stamps! My favorite childhood memory is when my family took a long vacation out west -- we went to several national parks and also Disneyland. It was my first time out west and seeing that part of the country. What big open country -- it was amazing! Although I'm on the east coast, one day I hope to get to live out there one day!

Sue said...

One of my best childhood memories is the year my parents rented a beach house, and my mom's siblings and spouses invaded. All the 'beverage' cans were collected, bottoms removed, and the next day we children were treated to an incredibly engineered sand castle city, with elaborate drainage systems (the cans), that allowed the cit to withstand high tide.
I look back now and wonder how the grownup did all that work after the beverages ....

Sue said...

Almost forgot - GREAT card - you always make them look so easy.

Donna said...

This card is so cute! My dad and I used to have Sat. morning to ourselves (I was the baby) and we would get up before anyone else & watch cartoons together. He would make me oatmeal. I still love Sat mornings best (and still miss my dad...he died on a Sat. morning when I was 9)

Dawn said...

Oh YUMMY YUMMY!! I'm totally loving that tag die! I'm patiently waiting for my first order of these dies to arrive...it seems likes its been forever!!! OOOH the agony....lol
Dawn

Kacey Elliott said...

Love Wordsworth stamps! This is absolutely adorable! My favorite childhood memory is having dinner at my grandmother's for Thanksgiving when the WHOLE family would come together. All the kids put on a show (I would sing from the stairs where no one could see me because I was too afraid to sing in front of everyone.) I wish my kids had this opportunity.

Viv said...

How very cute! Love the candy you're giving away!

My favoite memory - blueberry picky with my mother. She always teased me because I ate more than went into the little pail!

leenda said...

My favorite memory is spending time w/my uncle & cousins. He always had us laughing!

Dee said...

Love the baby card..what are the pastel clear looking elements you have on the front?
My favorite childhood memory is when we lived on the edge of a canyon in San Diego and I would spend so many hours down in the canyon, looking and watching lizards, critters...this was so much fun..I still love to watch critters to this day.

Laura said...

My favorite memory is playing in the woods behind our house. There was a tree beside a little stream that I loved to play and pretend in.

Laura S.

Cheryl K said...

Thanks for sharing. My favorite summer memory is waiting for my dad to come home from work, then we'd all load up and go to the beach and swim until late! Wow. Fun.

jmniffer said...

Fun blog goodies. A favorite memory from childhood is of comeing home from school and smelling fresh baked bread coming from the kitchen...cimmamon rolls, buns, all the good stuff. No wonder I have yet to meet a bread I don't like.

Lisa642 said...

love that baby card, those stamps are adorable.

snarflemarfle said...

Those stick people are so cute!

Just one favorite childhood memory? I loved playing "Easter egg hunt" with my sister and a (real) goose egg! Have you ever tried to hide one of those? Not as easy as a chicken egg!

Libby said...

What fun goodies! My favorite memory are the summer camping trips "up north" in Michigan.

Babs said...

What a cute baby card and stamp set! My fondest memories are those with my grandad. We would sit in this big green chair and look out his bay window. He'd sing songs to me and peel apples for me. To this day, I can't peel an apple without thinking of him and each time I get it all in one peel it makes me smile - he always could peel it in one big apple peel. Now my daughters love it when I peel an apple for them and the peel doesn't break! Thanks for offering the blog candy!
-Barb

Jodie said...

Camp...my favorite time as a kid! Thanks for sharing your goodies!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and my favorite childhood memories are actually of going to the beach, which of course didn't happen that often in Ireland! The beach we used to go to you could drive your car onto the sand and when it was time to go home (we were usually one of the last ones to leave) me and my brother and sister would climb onto the boot (trunk) of the car while my dad did figure 8's on the sand, not going fast enough that we'd fall off but fast enough to make us squeal with delight! Fun times. Michelle, I love your blog and check it religously and because of you I am now the proud owner of a Wizard machine and I love it. I was all set to get a Cuttlebug when I read your post about the plates breaking and how much you loved the all-metal Wizard machine. So thank you for that :o)
Ruth A.

Melodie K said...

Some of the best childhood memories are all the warm summer afternoons laying in the grass looking up at a clear blue sky. Miss those days!
thanks for a chance to win.

Alexandra said...

way cute card - love it! One of my favorite memories is all of us sitting around while my dad and my uncle played guitar and banjo and we sang songs together! We have now done this with our kids and they love it as much as I did! Have a great weekend and thanks for the chance at some yummy candy!
*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite memories is making homemade maple bars with my grandmother. YUM!
Britiney

Laura said...

This card is so darling!! One of my favorite memories from my childhood is Saturday afternoons in the fall. My mom and I would bake together and my dad would watch foodball and sample our creations. Homey goodness I tell ya!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Aimee said...

My favorite childhood memory would be the day we moved into the small farm ... at least that is what it became after living there for a few months with all the cats we began to collect on the 10 acres.. TFS.

Kim G said...

I love all your work, your coloring is great. I have made some of the little notebooks and they are really nice. My favorite childhood memory is playing games outside with my sister, brother and cousins at my Grandma's house!

Laura Hit said...

Cool! My favorite memory growing up would be around Christmas and the traditions we had around it!

olse0231 said...

I would love to have that set - if for nothing else, then just to CASE your adorable card. Love it!

Lisa Bukata said...

My fondest memories of childhood involve my brothers--they are completely wacky and off the wall, and kept (and still keep) my sister and I in stitches. I'm so thankful that some of my closest friends are also my family!

Charmingdesigns said...

Ok, playing in the snow after the sun went down and the lights from the street making the snow all sparkly and glitter...is that why we all love glitter so much?? Laurie

Jenn in GA said...

my favorite childhood memory has to do with halloween...my sister and i had been out (by ourselves--i know that dates me) collecting candy, and when we came home to our front door, there was someone with a decorated bag over their face, and we had to guess who it was before we could enter. we guessed the neighbor boys, but couldn't figure out who it was. finally, the person reached up with his hand (i think he was about to laugh his mask off) and i saw a ring on his finger and knew it was my dad. it was so out of character for him to behave so silly-ly that i've never forgotten it.

Lori M said...

Oh my, what a cute cute set! Love it, thank you so much for sharing!
Love love love all that you do, you are a true inspiration to me!
Lori M

imteresa said...

My favorite childhood memory involved doing art with my mom. I think it made me the crafty chick I am today. Thanks for letting us play!

Dottie K said...

Such a cute card. Congrats. My favorite childhood memories are summertime and being in our pool with my dad. He worked nights so he was home and outside with us as kids in the summertime. But couldn't forgot about Mom who always had Tang or Lemonade and snacks for my friends during a day of fun at our house. Our house was the house the neighborhood kids would hang out. Such fun times! Thanks for a chance at some great blog candy. :)

susan hall said...

My favorite memory from childhood was staying with our grandparents on thew weekends an d getting all the icecream and dr pepper that we wanted oh where have those dyas gone

HB said...

Mishie, the card is A-DORABLE!!!
My fav memory is getting to visit my dad at the bakery and getting to pick out whichever donut I wanted from the tall cart! 'mmmmmmm

Tara said...

One of my favourite memories of my childhood is baking with my mom... she's an amazing baker, but, sadly I didn't inherit her talents! I love the card you did with the Nestabilities tag! I need that tag!

KOstvig said...

love the tag card how cute, gives me a great idea for a card I am working on(strugglingwith)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

That card is just TOO adorable! Not to mention that set! WOW! My favorite childhood memory is going to Kennywood (an amusement park) with my grandma. It was always my parents, my 5 brothers and sisters, me and grandma. She would always make fried chicken and potato salad for our lunch at the park. That was also when amusement parks still had tickets for rides and we used to line up and my grandma would count out tickets for each of us for the ride we wanted to go on. My brothers and sisters and I still talk about that to this day.

Amanda said...

I LOVE Rubber SOUL

One of my Fav memories, riding in the back of a winnebago across the province and making shrinky dinks.

Natalie said...

My favourite memory is Christmas at my grandmother's.

Beth said...

My favorite childhood memory is the van rides down to florida with all 5 kids in the back (not strapped in - no car seats - a big CRIB (which I have in my family room for changing diapers) in the middle section of the van (15 passenger van) - my folks in the front navigating....

from NY to Florida - my dad made it in 21 hours! (upstate NY to midstate FL).

GOOD TIMES.

And we did it every YEAR!

scrappydappy said...

Cute Card! One of my favorite memories is about one of my uncles who lived up the road from us. We had a country store that had a gumball machine. When you put your nickle in, if you got a speckled gumball, you got to get something free out of the candy case. Everytime I went to the store and my uncle was there, he would give me a nickle to get a gumball and everytime I would get a speckled ball. I thought he had magic nickles. I never figured out for a long time that he would see me coming and would place a speckled ball in the little shoot. -Julie

Elizabeth said...

Oh, it's all too cute for words - I love the extra touch of the pink pearlies. :) I noticed that my comment is 94, but I'll still keep my fingers crossed that I might win (and if not here, maybe the $320 million in tonight's mega millions lottery drawing! :)

Kerry J. said...

Congrats on the Wordsworth/Rubber soul work! Love your card and what awesome blog candy! My fave memory is camping with my family on summer vacation. We'd drive across the country and camp along the way. We just recently took our young kids camping for the first time and I'm excited to share memories with them.

stampin_melissa said...

Such a cute card! Okay, I may be strange, but my first thought about favorite childhood memories is watching Wizard of Oz each year. I just loved that movie. I wish my son was old enough to watch it!

Anonymous said...

Love the card. I am expecting my third child in March. Would love the stamp set to send out intrduction cards.

Michelle T

Michelle M said...

When I was growing up, we were allowed to pick out a "sugar" cereal on our birthday and also have dinner alone with just mom and dad - no siblings. I loved those birthday traditions

Julie Masse said...

Such a pretty card Mish - love those stick people!!! Favorite memory - summer vacations to the beach in Maine, I loved it so much I moved here when I grew up! Thanks for sharing!

Well Said Cards said...

Thanks for sharing! My favorite childhood memory is every year when the Wizard of Oz would be on TV, we'd watch it together as a family. It was on constantly for what seemed like years!

Lori said...

I have lots of memories as a child...but one of them is my mom taking the time to make me a great homemade lunch for school everyday!!! Elementary through High School!

My sister is due to have a baby any day...It would be awesome to win this fun baby stuff!
thanks!
Lori

Heather said...

Adorable card. I'm going to have to get the tag! My fondest memorie is the faithful dog (Babe)always meeting me and my brothers when we got of the bus. No matter what the weather.

Heather :)

~* Tracy *~ said...

One of my favourite memories from childhood is my little sister poking little notes under my bedroom door on a day when I was very upset :) She's such a sweetheart.
~Tracy

Livingwater27 said...

Very cute Rubber Soul baby card. My fondest childhood memory is fishing and camping with my dad in Oregon. This weekend we are taking our grandboys camping in Pa for the first time. What a wonderful memories to share! Thanks for the inspiration.

peggy lee said...

Absolutely adorable card! Thanks for such a great blog- I love your tips!
My favorite memory is going to my grandparents farm to run and play with the animals, even helping Grandpa milk the cows.

Anya said...

Very cute card!
One of my favorite memories from childhood is of my dad running around the backyard pushing a dolley with me and my little sis standing on it. Typical of kids, we would ask "again?" everytime he finished a lap. He would keep going until he was all out of breath, and my sister and I were out of breath from squealing with joy and laughter.
Thanks for a great giveaway and for reminding me of such a wonderful memory!

Chris R. said...

i love your blog. you are so talented and so willing to share with us. thanks for being such an inspiration.

Kathy said...

My favorite memories as a kid was during summer going up to the "woods" after lunch until dinner!! My 7 brothers and I found all kinds of adventures! I really miss and cherish these memories since we all live in different states and only get together every couple of years!!
Thanks for the opportunity for such cute stamps!!

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Alli Miles said...

This is just the CUTEST set! I sure hope I win *lol*
One of my fondest memories is hanging out with my mom for the day. We had a few mother daughter days and they varied each time (a drive around town with the top down on the car, bike riding, tourist in our town)...it just brings warm fuzzies.
Thanks for this chance to win.

Susie said...

My Swedish grandmother's baked goods - cinnamon rolls, spritz cookies at Christmas, and bread. We lived with her.

Beverly A said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is of going shopping with my mother on Saturday. She would take just one of us with her; we would have to take the bus into the city and we would get to eat at the 5 & 10. These trips always made me feel special.
Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Linda Wince said...

Your card is darling. Baby cards always come in handy. How nice of you to share. My favorite memory is going to my grandparents' farm. I was always fascinated by the baby pigs!

Karleen said...

OH mish I absolutely love this card!! My favorite childhood memory is spending alot of time with my Grandparents baking!! Had to help my grandma out cause she was blind!!

Ann C. said...

Such a pretty card, adorable stamps! I like simplicity. My favorite memory is sitting on the living room floor building Lincoln Log (remember those??) buildings with my older brother and my dad. That always helped me remember that my own children will remember the little times we spent together and not necessarily the expensive vacation to DisneyWorld.

Laura said...

Hi Michelle,
Love the baby card. Some of my favorite childhood memories are going camping with my my mom and dad and brother. I just love the whole camping experience and now I take my own kids!

Cris Z. said...

I was always nuts about horses. when I was little, every Sunday my dad would take me out to "the country" and take me for a pony ride. Not just one ride, I would get to ride on each of the ponies they had.

Tammy K said...

Love the baby card!!

My favorite childhood memory was every Sunday morning we would go to my Grandma's house for breakfast. My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins would come too. It was a good time. We would go to church on Saturday so we wouldn't have to miss breakfast at Grandma's

Anonymous said...

I just ordered a bunch, and I mean a bunch of stamps, so many that Dani got on the phone to thank me,
that was so sweet of her, but I do love these stamps. I would love to have more to add to my collection.

My favorite memory was my grandmother and 1st cousins lived across the street and my best girlfriend lived next door and we ran from house to house and would play kick the can til it was so dark you couldn't see. And then the dreaded call *Kids come in*
Kandi

primitiveseasons said...

Welcoming a new baby brother or sister. I'm one of eight children! Love to win the blog candy!
Mary P.

Cathy said...

Love your card and what sweet candy you are sharing with your readers. I just love these stamps. My favorite childhood memory is when my mom and I were on a Mother/Daughter bowling league. We had so much fun. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Whimsey said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for sharing. Love the baby card too - really like that big baby stamp on the envelope - very cool! My favorite childhood memory would be crawling up on Granddad's lap to sit and rock. He had a pipe - I don't remember him smoking it, just having it in his mouth and I loved the smell of his tobacco. It was Granddad's smell!

Sue said...

Hmmm... my fondest memory from my childhood was a camping tour across the United States. At the time, my parents owned a dinky little pop-up camper and the summer I graduated from elementary school we travelled from Maryland to Texas to California and then back across the middle. Highlights from the trip were the Great Smoky Mtns., cousins in Texas I'd never met, the Painted Desert and Grand Canyon, and the best one of all... Disneyland!

Isabel said...

Thank you for all of your inspiration and for sharing your artistic talent with us. My favorite childhood memories are spending the summers with my cousins and friends in Spain. Experiencing another culture was so much fun that I can't wait to take my children there so they too can see where their grandmother grew up.

Anonymous said...

Love the card, great job. Love the chance to win this blog candy. Have a great Labour Day week-end. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Hope Conerly said...

WoW! What a wonder goody box and I love the card!

Anonymous said...

Love the color combination on the new baby card......ties in beautifully with the pink.

Ribbon is an excellent match too

nice job

Kathy L..........

Kheila said...

What an adorable baby girl card! I toally enjoy your blog!! My favorite childhood memory....there are tons since there were 7 of us kids. Since going to restaurants was out of the questions, my father would take 2 of us at a time and we would go to this "hole in a wall" coney dog place and watch the old owners make several dozen coney dogs for us to take home and devour. To this day when I go back home my mother and some of my siblings and I always make it to the exact same place and get some of these great coney dogs. The old guys are gone, but their kids and grandkids still run the place and I always think of my dad when I'm there! Warm fuzzy memories!!

Cheri said...

Hi! My favorite childhood memory (how can I pick just one?!?!?) is when my mom and dad would take us out on snowmobiles into the tundra of Alaska. We'd be so bundled up only our eyes would show! Did you know you can have a hot dog roast in the winter? Such blessed memories! Thanks for the contest!

Lesa said...

Your baby card is so stinking cute! I love it. My favorite childhood memory would have to be going to Grandma's and having homemade noodles and raspberries. Yummy. I just inherited her hutch from her kitchen with some of her china. I am in heaven!

ReneeK said...

Hi Michele - your card is darling! One of my fondest memories is going to my paternal grandfather's and spending time with him in his garden - which was huge! - He didn't live to see me get married (at 40!) but after weeks of rain before the wedding, we had the most gorgeous sunshiny day, I'm sure thanks to him! I still miss him.

wisteriagirl said...

What a beautiful card! You did a great job! I also, love the stick figures.

flygirlual said...

love the card!! We have had 4 great nieces and nephews born in the last year so I have been making baby cards at every possible moment!! Always looking for new and fresh ideas!!
One of my favorite childhood memories, was that every saturday, all my cousins would meet up at my house and my mom would pop a fe huge paper grocery bag filled with popcon and we would all walk together to the neighborhood theater to watch some wonderfully exciting movie!! It was great growing up in a "neighborhood" where all of your family was in walking distance!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing the treats! One of my favorite memories is visiting my grandparents and making cookies. A recipe we still use.
Ilene B.

trish said...

Love that little stick family! My favourite childhood memories are of summers on the farm. Of all my cousins, I was the only one who was born and raised in the city but every school holiday was spent with my grandparents in the country. My grandpa had a huge garden and I used to love helping him pick stuff and dig up potatoes. There never used to be any peas on the lower parts of the plants because their dog Yogi used to pick them and then bring them to me all slobbery and gross to shell them for him - because he only liked the peas not the pods! Next summer I will have my first garden of my own - I suspect it will be more work and less fun than I remember but I can't wait! - trish

Dawn B said...

My favorite childhood memory is at Christmas time my family going to look at Christmas lights around the neighborhood.
Love your blog!

lacyquilter said...

Cute card. One of my favorite childhood memories is having a picnic out in the yard. Sometimes we would just make a fire in a rock circle and roast hotdogs and marshmallows on sticks my dad cut from the lilacs.

Kathy W said...

Very nice baby card! My favorite childhood memory is going to the local five and dime with my little sister and mom to buy crayons and color books. Each of us brought home a brand new 24 pack of crayons and two color books. We would sit around the kitchen table for hours coloring...all three of us. Yep, mom had her own crayons and color books, too. We always oohed and ahhed over each others' pages. Just loved those times. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful stamp set and goodies.
kathleenj350@comcast.net

eileen m said...

Adorable card!!
Favorite childhood memory is saddling up ponies and riding over the farm with my siblings...or wading in the creek and catching crawfish with my siblings, or riding bikes wildly down the deserted Oriol Lane with my siblings...

Anonymous said...

Still hoping to win my first blog candy. My fondest childhood memories were our Sunday dinners and Christmas time. Also special nurturing when I was not feeling well. We four girls were also fortunate enough that our mom was always there for us when we got home from school.
-Donna

Kristi said...

living in california! even if it was for a short time, seeing the fog on the way to school and the view of trees and mountains- just awesome!!

Ida said...

Great Blog Candy! - Let's see a favorite childhood memory...gosh there are so many but I think one of my favorite memories would have to be heading the beach with my mom & dad and 3 brothers. We always had a fun time on the OR coast together even though we didn't get to go on vacations all that often. Ida

Cathy Whiteman said...

One of my favorite memories is when all the kids in my neighborhood would plan a block party with a picnic, parade and we'd put skits on for the parents.
The people expecting are gonna love your card.

Chicagogirl1960 said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway--love the set and what you've done with it! My favorite childhood memory, growing up in Chicago, was exploring the Museum of Science & Industry--both as a student on a field trip with my school or with my Mom, who always made sure we stopped at the Fairy Castle where I stared in awe at the amazing miniatures. Ah, I miss home:(!

Dori F. said...

Playing Gilligan's Island when my best friend's back yard flooded....I always wanted to be Ginger! Love your Blog!!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing in the fun! I just love Rubber Soul & I'm glad you will be sharing samples from them. I hope I'm not too late.

Vicki said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is spending the summers with my granparents on their farm. We worked hard but had such a good time and my grandmother was such an awesome cook. She always had homemade fudgesicles for us for a treat! Thanks for sharing!!!

Crystal said...

I loved my grandpa so much and my favorite memories are just him sitting and smiling a big proud smile....a smile that screamed unconditional love!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a cute set - and your card...WOW!
Sandy Kay

SusanH said...

Thanks for sharing. What a cute card...sweet and simple.

ONE of my favorite memories is all the time that I spent fishing with my dad.

Lorri said...

My mom was home with us also. She would bake bread once a month - mamoth amounts. She would make caramel rolls also. When we returned home from school she would have warm rolls waiting for us. Yumm.

Anonymous said...

What a cute card! I just love your blog...

My favorite childhood memories are of camping with my family in Sequoia. Between my little brother shoving his face in the dirt and the squirrels stealing our food, we had nothing but fun!

-- Robin C.

Rhonda said...

Lovely ribbon! Thanks for the candy!! My favorite childhood memory was getting together with my large extended family over Christmas. Grandma's house was always warm and cozy and smelled like turkey, stuffing and raisin pie. MMMM.....

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Riding my bike to the library is one of my fondest childhood memories.

Tanja said...

One of my fondest childhood memories is visiting my grandmother's in Germany, laying in her feather bed and hearing the church bells ring as I waited for my sheets to warm up!

Lastel/STAMPINSTEL said...

My favorite childhood memory was the Easter that my mom hid clues all over , one clue leading to the next clue until there was finally a clue that led us to our Easter baskets . That was the most fun Easter ever !
Love your cards !

Anne Marie said...

Ok my name is Anne Marie and my favorite childhood memory would be swimming with my family. We always had so much fun in the pool and I never remember things getting out of hand so they are all happy memories of swimming. Thanks for the great blog candy opportunity.

kelly said...

So many great memories from my childhood that it is tough to choose. I would have to say that playing basketball in the driveway with my 2 brothers for hours and hours everyday would be right up there.

AngieW said...

Oh I hope I'm not late! My favorite memory is making candles with my mom and her friends. My parents were definitely "hippies" so we made a lot of things by hand. For some reason though I remember with a smile making candles. Thanks for making me smile!
Angie
Awaren6@comcast.net

Cindy Jacobson said...

I think I know what those pink dots are! :) That is a gorgeous card. Favorite memory? So many! Childhood for me was one big GREAT memory. I liked when we'd go on vacation and my dad and I would get up early to go on a bike ride by ourselves and watch the sun rise. I remember it like it was yesterday, and trust me, it wasn't! :)

malieta said...

I love your cards and admire your work greatly. You are awesome at what you do!
Malieta:)

Moosisk said...

I am probably too late to get in on the free stamps, but I love your blog. Thanks.

Colleen said...

For sure, my grandmother sewing doll clothes for my Barbie is my favorite childhood memory.

Thanks,
Colleen

rachelM said...

I am probaly a little late getting this in, but I had to post anyway. One of my fondest memories is picking pecans with my grandfather and getting a quarter a bucket. I miss those days and I miss him.

Michelle said...

Christmas at the beach, they were the best childhoold memories... (I'm in Australia!)
I love your baby card TFS

Chantelle said...

Love the baby card and I especially love the layout. One of my fav childhood memories is the dresses my mum used to sew for me. They were very pretty.

Kelly Bee said...

I might be too late to comment (behind on my blog surfing!) but my favorite childhood memory is when my grandmother used to take me "downtown" for the day on a shopping trip. We would dress up in Sunday clothes and even wear gloves! and take the bus to the shopping area of old downtown St. John's. She would buy me lunch at Woolworths and we would just have the best time browsing through all the older stores that I never would normally shop in. She was such a fun grandmother!

KayellWY said...

My fondest memories of my chldhood are of the wonderful days I spent on with my grandparents on their farm. From the time I was very little until I started school, I would spend weeks at a time with them, just tagging along behind Grandma or Grandpa in their daily chores. I can smell the air, feel the sunshine on my face and remember such feelings of comfort and security with those memories. :)

karen_l@bresnan.net

Basement Stamper said...

I'd have to say one of my favorite childhood memories was on Christmas Day seeing sleigh marks in the snow and discovering a pinball machine in the basement and wondering how Santa got it there. It's something that will forever stick with me and I still to this day do not know how my parents did it!

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