Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Surprise for Rita - FMS 37




We are celebrating Freshly Made Sketches' very own Rita Wright this week with a surprise blog hop - in honor of Rita and her soon-to-arrive baby girl Laila! Laila's nursery is done in yellow and gray and giraffes abound. I stayed with the theme and made Rita a set of thank you cards for baby gifts.

Now let's chat about oh-so-talented Rita!  Last year at Convention in Salt Lake City I kept running into Rita - literally!  We had never met before and out of zillions of demos we often seemed to be in the same place at the same time.  We even sat together at a Make 'n Take Session!

Weeks later Lesley called me about being on the DT for Freshly Made Sketches.  She was still putting the team together but already had a commitment from Rita and asked if I knew her. Amazing! Out of a zillion demos Lesley from Canada called Rita in Texas and me in New York!  

Rita will be taking a family leave soon - me too.  My daughter is also expecting a baby girl and I will take a break from DT duties for a while.  Hey Rita what will we be doing next?

If you arrived here from Lesley's blog you are right on track.  Nance Leedy is next.  I am sure she has something wonderful waiting there under the canopy! Rita designed our sweet sketch this week and Nance put an extra "spin" on it. Don't forget to stop by Rita's blog as well!  She is a terrific gal - and we are all so excited to meet baby Laila!




Be sure to check out all of the wonderful creations made for Rita by these fabulous designers:

27 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is so cute...I knew Rita had chosen yellow and gray as her colors, but I just couldn't come up with a thing for those...but you rocked it! So sweet!

Erna said...

what a cute image!! wonderful card!!

Jen Timko said...

Yellow, gray and giraffes...just like she asked on a previous post! I just knew you would do this!! What a wonderful card and a set she is sure to cherish!

Kim S said...

I love that festive yellow paper behind that charming giraffe!

Cindy Hall said...

What a great idea to make thank you cards for her! I love this card, and you really did a great job of coordinating images and papers!

Rita said...

Linda, you are too sweet. I am so glad that we kept running into each other last year as I've come to absolutely adore you! Your sense of humor is always a highlight to my day! I love the colors and the cute giraffe you used; they are perfect! I can't believe how sneaky you gals were this week; I was clueless!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, these are such fun thank you cards and so perfect with Baby Laila's nursery theme. I'm sure they will come in handy for Rita, if she can part with them. Love the colors and that sweet little giraffe image. Too cute! :)

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful for baby!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...this giraffe is adorable! What a sweet card and what a neat idea to come up with Thank You cards! You are always so clever and creative!

Lesley said...

You are a special gal Linda, thank you for being a big part of this team. Your card is stunning, what a lovely set of thank you cards for Rita, I love that we all met online and have become fast friends.
Hugs,
Lesley

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda I just LOVE giraffes and this card is a wowzer! So darn cute! What cute colors and she'll so appreciate the notes that match her theme. What a great friend, and I loved the story of how you met. hugs.

Dawn Tidd said...

This is just precious, Linda! I love the gray and yellow theme. That is the cutest giraffe too! Perfect gift for a new mom!

Gisela said...

Great card, the colors and papers look very good together.

scrappingnana said...

Darling card. Love the color combo. TFS

Joan said...

Linda, this is so fun and sweet. That little giraffe is absolutely adorable and I love the papers you've picked...everything moves in a different direction, but flows together. Love it!

Jen said...

Goodness gracious this is one fabulous card! You totally pulled off one heck of a baby card with these gorgeous colors!

Tui Nathan said...

Ooh, I love the yellow and gray and giraffes ... what a perfect execution from Laila's nursery and "thank you" cards ... it's pretty, it's fun and it's fresh ... love it!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Leave it to you to come up with something practical AND adorable! What a wonderful idea to make thank you cards for Rita! These are so sweet--love that baby giraffe and the itty bitty banner. It's all just so perfect for Rita and Laila!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Those are such amazing thank-you cards! How incredible thoughtful and adorable, Linda!

elainec said...

Love the beautiful colours , the cute giraffe is so sweet.x

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

What a gorgeous card this is Linda. I love the colour combo and that giraffe is very cute! What a fantastic gift for Rita, I'm sure she'll love them.

Cindy Beach said...

Love your card, Linda! Great use of these colors and the giraffe is adorable! You will be missed from the team - can't' wait to see what you'll be doing next.

I hope to bump into you at convention again this year but I realize that assumes you're going. :)

Mikki said...

Linda, this is darling and so clever of you to come up with thank you cards for Rita. Absolutely love the color combo along with the giraffe.

mary fish said...

love these colors together.
hugs, m

Karen Aicken said...

Cute card - I really like those tiny flowers. What a perfect little addition.
Congratulations Rita!
Cheers, Karen

Monica Hornof said...

What a sweet card, love the giraffe. I'm going to miss you on the design team - wishing your daughter the best with her new pink bundle!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh how sweet! I love yellow and gray and you found the perfect paper for it here too! The bitty banner looks adorable too!