I just finished making about 20 Thank You cards. I will give them to the new mom at the baby shower. I wanted the Thank You cards to match the Invitations that were sent out. I used a Lasting Impressions Brass Stencil to make the stork image - so cute. I was running out of 'weathered white' paper (my favorite paper from Lasting Impressions!). I skimped on paper by cut out the stork's head. I also used my Cuttlebug and cut out the purple ovals. Then I simply doodled some frames around the ovals.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I haven't posted much lately - life has gotten busy and I haven't crafted much at all lately. I haven't played with paper for so long!! I felt like I didn't know where to start when I made these Baby Shower invitations. I think I may make some matching Thank You cards. I always think it is a gift to give packets of thank you card to the Mom-to-be (especially if they are all addressed with people attending the Baby Shower).
The Stork on the invitations were dry embossed from a Lasting Impressions brass stencil. I have a rather large stash of these brass stencil. I think I need to pull them out and start playing with them again!
I needed to make a small inserts to let people know where the Mom-to-be is registered. I wanted to make the Stork on the inserts match the one on the invitation - so I scanned the Stork into the computer and used photoshop.
Next up, I need to think of a table center piece!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Easter is almost here and I have had my decoration up for a while now, but finally got around to taking a couple photos. This is my buffet in my dining room.
Here are a couple close up photos. I have a big collection of paper mach bunnies and a few chicks. And like most bunnies they multiply in numbers.
This is the dinning room table. On the table is a small quilt is made from a 'Bunny Hill - Rabbits Prefer Embroidery' pattern. My mom made this quilt for me - thanks mom, I LOVE this quilt! If you are familiar with this pattern, you may notice a few differences. I substituted a few bunnies drawings of my own design. I wanted the embroidered bunnies to look like a few paper mache ones in my collection.
This is a photo of my mantle in my living room. I kept my mantle fairly simple, and just put a few of my larger bunnies.
If I remember correctly, this is the first easter bunny I purchased almost 17 years ago! As you can see my bunny collection has grown (I haven't taken photos of my kitchen yet).
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
I bought a new set of stamps last week - it has been quite a while since I have stamped anything! I had been eyeing this Button Boutique set of stamps from Papertrey Ink for quite a while. My hubby asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I showed him these stamps and he said go order them - I did.
I have been wanting this set of stamps because I thought it would be a great way to use some of my Grandma's old buttons. I try and use them, but sparingly - I almost cringe at the thought of sending one to someone and only have it end up in the garbage.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I wanted to make something special for my boys school teachers. I found the idea for these treat bags here at the 'Oh Happy Day' blog. She gives a nice tutorial on her blog.
I made my flower a bit larger and used floral wire instead of toothpicks. For the centers, I also cut a strip of fringed yellow streamer and wound it around the wire instead of making a ball - easy peasy.
Monday, February 11, 2013
This week is Valentine's Day - I am excited! Last year was a bit of a bummer as my boys told me that they wanted 'store bought' Valentines --aghh! Valentine's Day sucked last year with Sponge Bob and Spiderman. This year I am back making valentines and I seriously loving it - it feels like valentine's day!
I covered some Fun Dip candy with a strip of paper and then added the stamped images to the top. I used some cute Papertrey Inc. valentine treat stamps. I cut the circles out with a Spellbinder die. A few of the valentines I add doilies.
This weekend I helped my boys make some Monster Valentine Boxes to take to school. I think my boys had as much fun making these boxes as I did. We had fun making the teeth and joking about monster cavities.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
My youngest son starts speech therapy up again this week, so in order to keep myself occupied during his sessions, I am starting a new embroidery project. One of my favorite holidays is Valentine's Day so I decided to come up with a decoration for my kitchen. I drew this heart myself (yes - no pattern used) and then colored it in with water color pencils. This is the first time I have ever colored onto fabric and I sure hope that the color will stay! I plan on doing some hand embroidery around the heart and flowers. I have purchased some thread but still not sure what color of thread to use around the lace - white or grey? Anyway no hurry with this project as I know that will not have it finished by this Valentine's Day.
I plan on turning this hand embroidery into a wall hanging. I have been making various pink blocks since Christmas in anticipation of this Valentine project. This started out as a table topper, but I made a few too many blocks - so now it will be a wall hanging. I am not sure if this will be the final layout - I want to wait until I finish the embroidery (it may change again). I am not using a pattern so I can make it any size I want - or until I run out of fabric!