Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eric Carle inspired diaper cake...

Hello Crafty Friends...

Once again it has been a very busy time for me lately.  #2 daughter is now out on her own (well, with a roommate) and will be starting her senior year in college.  We are so proud of her and all she has accomplished.  Our son is starting his Junior year in high school.  Where has all the time gone???? And #1 daughter started a new adventure this summer with a promotion and new location.  She is very excited to live so much closer to the beach and Disneyland.

As stated in the title, my friend was in need of help making a diaper cake for a co-worker who's nursery is Eric Carle inspired.  You know, of The Very Hungry Caterpillar fame.  <3 <3 <3 his books.  Already started a collection for my future (waaaay in the future) grandchildren.  LOL!

Since there really aren't a lot of crafty items out there that are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I made one with bright colored pom poms.  Scotia found some really great baby items to go with it.

As you can probably notice something is missing...
he has no antennae.  Sco was going to add
that when she got to school.  I had no pipe cleaners.
Put that on list now.  LOL!

My lovely friend Scotia.  She is the most wonderful person EVER!!!  I love helping
out her Kindergarten class.  
Until the next time...(as we speak I am typing up more posts, LOL)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wedding Announcements...

Hello My Crafty Friends...

As some of you may already know, I have been working on some wedding projects for some really GREAT friends who's son is getting married in September.  I can't hardly wait to see how everything pulls together.  It is going to be FABULOUS!!!!

I am sure it is ok to share the wedding announcements that I made them as they have all been sent out a few weeks ago.  :)  I really loved working with Melissa (the bride)...1. because she was so easy going and 2. we love pretty much the same stuff when it comes to weddings.  LOL!

She pretty much gave me carte blanche on the ideas.  She told me a few things she liked and let me roll with it.  I made her a few samples and we went from there.  Mixed a few together and viola!

It was no surprise to me when she chose the one that I used The {Stamps} of Life stamps on.  (My favorite company for stamps.)  <3  These were the brides favorite flowers and fit perfectly with her fall theme.

Bear with me as I try to find all of them to link here as they have a new website and I have to find them all.  LOL!  I apologize ahead of time if I don't find them all.

I love using white gel pen on Kraft paper.
And as you can see you don't really have to have perfect
handwriting and it still looks good.  This is a sample I wrote.
My bestie Delene addressed all the envelopes.  She has BEAUTIFUL
handwriting.  Sorry I couldn't share one of those.  I should
have had her do a sample for me.  
This is how it looked when you opened the envelope.  
Here is the inside of the outer wrapping.
Originally my sample was planned for one or the other wrapping, but Melissa
liked both so we went with both.  :)
The top was an information card for directions, accommodations etc.
Next up the response card.  Here we kept it informal and simple.
And then the announcement.  Sorry for all the strike through information areas.
Next time I will remember to print a dummy for my
scrapbook.  I learn something every time I do these.  
OK, so now for the stamps I used...they all are from
The {Stamp} of Life

1. daisies2garden
2.  moremums2love
3.  friends4ever
4. The yellow flower is from a special gift
stamp that I received for being a club
member I believe.
(There are some great perks to being a member.)

I embossed the white flower with white embossing powder first
and then stamped over it with the coral color.  I gently wiped off
excess on the white with a cotton swab.

Then I embellished with pearls.
Here I was trying to be artsy with my photography.  I really
need to get this camera in and checked out.  Ugh!
Again, sorry for the strike through's.  :(

I hope you "LOVE"  them as much as I "LOVED" making them.  Loads of labor and lot's of love went into these.  

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom...

Hello Crafty Friends!!

Thought I would share a card I made my mom for her Birthday. I see this sketch style a lot and thought I would give it a whirl.


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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Another baby girl card...

Hello Crafty friends!

There apparently is a baby girl boom going on around me.  LOL!  Here is another baby girl card I made for my daughter's friend.

I wanted to play with my Sizzix embossing folders Butterflies and Flowers from The {Stamps} of Life that goes with the onesie4baby stamp set.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A baby girl card...

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is a little baby girl card I made using The {Stamps} of Life stamp set onesie4baby and a little stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michaels.

I really love this stamp set and plan to use it more often.
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