Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring 2008

My mom took me to our "local" scrapbooking store to pick a little somethin' somethin'. I say local because the closest one to me is 30 min away lol. So once we arrived at our destination I realized that my wallet was missing from my purse (thanks Kylie). So being the generous mom she is, my mom bought all my stuff for me. She then told me to make her a mini-scrapbook of Kylie to "pay her back". I had an unopened package of last years SU simply scrappin' kit just laying around so I decided to make my mom a "Kylie Spring 2008" mini-book.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Isn't She Lovely...

OK-so I have to admit, I was one of those parents that let their baby sleep with them-BAD, I know! Well now she refuses to sleep in her own bed. This particular night we put her in her bed after she fell asleep in ours. Of course 30 minutes later she was crying at me. I REALLY need help with this ladies. If you have any good advise PLEASE share it. I've tried putting her in her bed, and laying with her. I've tried putting her in her room and just standing at the door. NOTHING WORKS..PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me!

Groovy Giraffe

My MIL asked me if I would make a quick (but cute) baby card for her. Since I live with the woman I couldn't say no :) j/k she actually was going to buy one of the VERY first baby girl cards I had made, this was before stamping, cricut, etc. So of course I said "NO, NO I will make you a "fresh" one." I really am on the fence with this card, I "like" it but at the same time I really don't. I wasn't even going to post it but I figured someone out there might find inspiration from it-that's what I'm telling myself so...I used my nestablitlies to make a 4x3.75 Kraft scalloped base square card. I then layered a 3.5x 3.5 square of groovy guava DSP. I then cut a 1.25x3.25 strip of certainly celery. I inked up the swirls and stars stamp with certainly celery craft ink. After stamping it onto my cc strip I added clear embossing powder (then heated it up). The main image is clear embossed too, and then water colored.

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's That Time of Year..

tis the season for baby showers! I found this onesie card on Lauren Meader's blog, and had to make one for myself! I used SU's Lovely Lilac, whisper white, and so saffron papers. This card is soooo EASY to make, I highly recommend checking out her tutorial.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Box for Jaycee

This is for my soon to be new cousin Jaycee. I purchased the box from Papertreyink, these little gems are a little pricey-$4 each and the patterned paper is by Pebblesinc. I painted the lower portion of my egg box making memories blueberry. After the paint had dried I adhered the strip paper using modge podge, followed by the white grosgrain ribbon. It's a beautiful evening here in DFW, so I think for dinner we're going to eat on the back porch. I hope all of you guys have a great evening!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New Baby Boy..(coming soon)

I think my sister must have started a trend because my cousin Haley just found out that she is going to have a boy too! BTW does this card look familiar? It's for Beate's WSC, not to mention it looks almost exactly like her example-does she EVER make ugly cards?!?! I sure haven't seen one. Now, for the card...The card base is a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of Basic grey cardstock folded in half. The horizontal strip of certainly celery dsp measures 3 x 4 and was matted onto a 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 strip of whisper white cardstock. I stamped a whole sheet of bashful blue card stock with SU's sweet stars wheel. I then cut a vertical strip of bashful blue to 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 . For the main image I stamped the hippo from Pun Fun onto a 2" square of watercolor paper. After I watercolored him, I added a bashful blue bow.

Stamps: sweet stars, pun fun Paper: basic grey, bashful blue, whisper white, certainly celery dsp Ink: basic grey, bashful blue, certainly celery, soft sky (used as a shadow) Accessories: nesties, bashful blue grosgrain.