Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"The Best Things In Life Are Free..."

New Years Day was pretty snowy and icy in my neck of the wood, so I decided that would be a perfect day to mess around in my craft room.  This is the result of my efforts :)

I've been a member of Pink By Designs Stamp Of The Month Club since it's inception almost two years ago.  I love Sarah's sentiments and stamp designs, but recently I've realized I have a LOT of the SOTM sets that I've never even touched!  Her Black Friday stamp set was one of them.  I loved the cute girl covered by a stack of presents.  I know I've felt like that girl on many an occasion :).  The stamp set is meant to be geared more towards (obviously) Black Friday and holiday shopping, but I thought I'd try to use them for a winter birthday card.

I've been trying to get better at my coloring skills with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers, so instead of paper piecing her I tried to color her.  She turned out OK, not perfect, but I'm slowly getting better!

  The purse paper is double sided, I couldn't tell you who made it, I just know I got it on clearance at Michaels over a year ago.  As you can see I'm trying to get through what I have!  I used my EK Sucess Journal Plate & Bracket Punch for my sentiment, it fit perfectly!

I actually really like how this card came out!  I still need work improving my coloring with Distress Markers, but I still think it looks cute.  I saw that Sarah at Pink Cricut was having a link party today, and thought this would be a perfect card to submit.  Thanks for releasing such cute stamp sets Sarah!  I love playing around with them :)

By the way, did I ever show you the really cute personalized stamps I had made for the back of my cards?  It's been awhile, so my memory is a little foggy.  I ordered two of them off eBay, aren't they cute?

I hope everyone is having a great day!  If you had to go back to work today after a long holiday off like me, I know it's rough this morning.  Just hang in there!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Sisters Baby Shower

Happy New Year my crafty friends!  I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve.  Our was pretty snowy and slushy.

I have a LOT of older projects and photos bumping around in my laptop that I really want to share with you guys.  I hope you don't mind a few posts of some not-so-recent creations!  I really wanted to make my first post of 2013 something that I did back in the spring of 2012.  My sister recently had her first child and I wanted to throw her a baby shower and flex my crafty muscles.  So I did!  I just wanted to share a few of the things I made for the shower.

These were originally going to be tags for the cake pop favors I was going to make, but between illness and a major baking fail they never came to fruition, so I added the tags as confetti on the tables.  The scallop, circle and tag are all My Creative Time dies, and the Precious Baby stamp is from her die and stamp set Teeny Tag Greetings.  I seriously can't get enough of miss Emmas stamps and dies!

The onesies for the banner came from my Every Day Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge.  The actual pop up cards on that cartridge are kind of infuriating to put together to I rarely ever make them, but some of the images are actually useful for other projects.  The font is from A Childs Year.  I welded the letters into the onesie with my Gypsy, then punched holes in each arm and strung twine through each one.  The tiny clothespins were from Michaels.

I love making things with the glass craft blocks!  I cut different sized circles out of contact paper and placed them in a random pattern on both sides of the block.  I sprayed the entire block with frosted glass spray and then removed the contact paper for a cute polka-dot block!  The wooden cow cutouts were from Hobby Lobby, aren't they cute??

This might have been my FAVORITE part of the shower.  I wanted a fun activity for the guests to do, so I thought up a Onesie Making Station!  I thought it would be really useful for my sister to have a bunch of inexpensive onesies on hand, since I've heard newborns can be messy :).  My family was a little iffy on it when I told them abot the idea, but once we got to the shower and a few people started making them EVERYONE jumped in and had a great time.  I simply gave them puff paint and a bunch of different baby themed iron ons and they went to town!

My gift to my sister was a scrapbook (which I am MAJORLY BEHIND ON, ouch).  I provided her with 4 or 5 pages to get her started.  This is reminding me I REALLY need to make more pages for her!  Sorry sis!

I think everyone was really happy with the shower.  I only have one sibling, and my fiance is an only child so I figured this was my one chance to throw a family baby shower and I went all out!  My nephew is now 8 months old and getting cuter every day :)

Have a great rest of your week everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!