Monday, April 25, 2011

KISS ME Banner

I made this for st. Patrick's Day but didn't post it at the time...I guess I just got too busy.
I used Simply Sweet for the letters.  I cut them from a pattern paper then backed them with a green Cs from Stampin' Up.  I don't remember the color name because it was discontinued.  I cut the clover in Wild Wasabi.  This my favorite shade of green.  I think that it works well with pastels, brights or warm colors.  I backed it all with a soft green glitter chipboard (very light weight) that I found at Michael's.
These poms were in the kids craft section at Michael's and look super cute on the end of each pennant.  I bought a few different colors that I will definitely use again!  The ribbon was from scraps that I had left over from previous projects.  I used two different prints and altered them between each pennant.
I have been making these banners a lot lately.  I plan on changing them out for each month.  The kids like them and get excited to "help" when I make a new one.  I missed one for Easter but I see a "Spring" one in my near future....stay tuned.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baby Cakes

Many years ago I used to make Baby Cakes, then everyone I knew stopped having babies.  Now many of my younger cousins and their friends are older and having babies.  This cake was made for my cousin's friend, who was having a boy.
The theme for the shower was a jungle so the little rattles were perfect.  But we thought it needed more so off to the Gypsy I went....
I created the palm trees from the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge.  I cut 2 palms in the blackout option and pop dotted them with a skewer in the middle to stick in the cake.  The I layered each side with the truck and double layered the palm frawns to give them some dimension.  I did some doodling around the frawns just to increase the "cute".  I also added some twine (my favorite thing right now) to the trunk.
I cut the letters for the name from the Varsity Letter cartridge. 
The mom to be loved it.  Cute but not too foo-foo!  Tune in later to see some creations that my Auntie M has recently done.  They are beautiful and I want to share them with you.

I haven't done much this week because it was spring break and I was taking out time for the little people.  But next week I will be back to work creating some more stuff to share!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tea Party Invitation

My girlfriend asked me to come up with something for the invitation for her daughters 6th birthday party.  She told me he was going to be a tea party so what would be better than a tea cup.  I used a tag for all the part details and I thought that it looked like a tea bag also. 
I popped up the cup from the blackout layer with the saucer so that it would create a little pocket for my tea bag.  I tied the tea bag to the handle of the cup and finished it with a little bow.  I had to make sure the tag fit inside the cup but didn't want it to stick out so placement of the pop-up dots was careful.
I cut the phrase from once upon a princess, it was perfect since it was a tea party.  I did some doodling on the lettering because I thought it was a little lost on the pink without it.  The paper is all Stampin' Up card stock and a retired DSP, which I think was called....tea party.  The paper was not intentional but it worked!
Everyone loved the invitations and since I have has some inquiries for more custom designs...yeah!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Special Gift

On Thanksgiving the kids were all dressed up so we decided to take pictures for the Christmas cards.  Since everyone was there we included them too.  This picture with my mom and her grand kids was one of her favorite.  She bugged and bugged for a copy but I didn't want to just hand over a picture.  I had to make it look nice.  :)
The paper believe it or not was from a pack that my Mother-in-law bought at .....Costco, of all places.  There are some really beautiful printed papers and they all coordinate nicely.  I also used some card stock from Stampin' Up to pull it all together.
The flowers were a combination of paper ones cut from the Cricut, fabric ones from the little jars at Michael's and some others that I got at a Scrapbooking convention that was here last year.  The Monogram letters are from Gypsy font monogram and the rest of the lettering is from Plantin Schoolbook.  I thought it was the closest to the monogram style.  The large burgundy "doily" is from Ornamental Iron...(i think). 
My mom loved it and was totally surprised.  And finally understood why I would not just get the picture printed and give her one.  :)
Until next time, surprise someone you love with a little something handmade and from the heart!