Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Baby Girl Card

I don't know what's in the water, but I know 4 people who are expecting (including my own daughter!). Here's a card I made for one of them.
The stroller was made with the Sugar and Spice Lite cart, cut at 21/2". I really love the easy layering on these carts. The paper is Kay and CO, Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl stack. The piece used for the stroller cover is the back side of the piece used for the background. The white and pink rectangles were cut with Small rectangle classic and scalloped Nestabilities. The white was embossed with a Cuttlebug Hearts folder. The sentiment is computer generated, then cut with a small circle Nestie. The pink scallop circle was also cut with a small Nestie. The tiny pearls border and the pearl on the stroller are from Recollections from Michaels. The ribbon is Offray. The rectangle was attached to the card with SU Dimensionals and the circle with Scotch foam tape. The foam tape is slightly thinner than the Dimensionals so the sentiment is popped, just not as much as the image. Oh, and the little heart on the stroller cover was filled in with a new product to me, Crystal Color Lacquer by Sakura. It's like Glossy accents but comes in different colors. I used Peach here, but it looks pink to me.










Here are some close ups of the sentiment and stroller.
Thanks for stopping by!
Maria





Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Purse Note Card Set

While we were on vacation last week we were lucky enough to have a very sweet young lady come to our house to take care of the dogs for us. It was a relief not to have to worry about boarding them somewhere as they are very spoiled little girls and I know they would have been miserable! Anyway, I made this note card set with the purse as a thank you. The purse was made with Forever Young and was designed on the Gypsy. The 12X24 mat was used in order to get it as big as possible. The white border was made with an MS embossing edge punch. The patterned paper is DCWV, the Glitter Stack, the purple is Bazzill, and the button is Recollections. Small craft magnets were used on the flap.












The note cards are 41/2 X 35/8. That was the largest they could be and still fit in the purse. The sock monkey is cut from the Sugar and Spice Lite cart at 3". The background papers were embossed with the Cuttlebug Argyle folder. I like how it matched the pattern on the purse paper. The window for the sentiments were made with the SU Word Window Punch. The sentiments are from Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings Clear Stamp Set. The eyelets were set with the Cropadile Big Bite. Still need some practice with that thing! Matching envelopes were also made (but not photographed) using Plantin School Book and the Gypsy. I was able to size them just right for the cards and cut two from a 12 X 12 sheet of paper.
Thanks for stopping by!
Maria

Friday, July 9, 2010

Grandkids' Bathroom Decor

Tim and I are empty nesters, but are grandkids are over here quite a bit. I wanted to re-do the extra bathroom with something fun, but didn't want to follow any particular theme. When I found this shower curtain, it was the perfect jumping off point for my project. The bold, bright colors were just what I had in mind.



I wish I knew how to put the pics side by side on here. Have to look into that. Anyway, I used Create a Critter for all the pics. Most of the printed paper is from My Mind's Eye, Where the Heart Is. I was lucky enough to get the three top frames, which are 12 X 12 scrapbook page frames, for 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby. Doesn't show too well in these pics, but the background paper is just a plain piece of thin card stock that was scored with the Scor Pal. Just followed all the lines, then turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated. I like the dimension it added. I also glittered all the words with Martha Stewart fine marble glitter.
This last one is a larger frame, 18 X 22, that I picked up on clearance, I think at Garden Ridge. I used the Gypsy and the Opposites Attract font for the wording on the Hippo pic, and the word beautiful came from Paisley. The background paper is some tissue paper that I crumpled up a bit.
These were so fun to create and they really brighten up the bathroom. The best part is the kids really enjoy them and always point them out when they go in. Carter especially likes the Alligator, he thinks the bird on his back is quite funny for some reason!
Thanks again for looking!
Maria

Fabulous Birthday with Forever Young

Made this for a dear friend and fellow co-worker. I knew she'd like the leopard print dress. The girl was cut at 4" and the mirror at 3" and both are on the Forever Young cart. The paper is from an older DCWV mini stack. The background paper was a bit plain, so I scored the white lines then inked them with SU Cameo Coral ink. The mirror was white, and then I colored it with a water color pen and Tsukineko Brilliance Ink, Platinum Planet. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I added some mini rhinestones to the flowers. After I took the picture I added some gold micro beads to the little purse and it looked really cute. Unfortunately I put it in the envelope before I remembered to take more pics. Story of my life.
Here's a close up of the mirror. It looked shinier in real life!
Thanks for stopping by.
Maria
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