I'm back!!! Wow, two days in a row! So, as promised, this is the name banner that I made for my cousin's new granddaughter, Emmaline who is due in September. Each letter is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using the Letterpress Alphabet with Pixie Pink and rock-n-rolled with Regal Rose. The frames are from one of Tattered Angels framed alphabets. I colored each one with Copic Marker RV02 and then swiped Regal Rose ink pad and sprayed them with SU! Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Love that stuff!! It adds a very nice shimmer, very girly! Each framed letter is adhered to a Big Top die cut from different scraps of paper, but each one has pink, green or both to make them cohesive. I decorated the bottom of each with ribbons, lace, buttons, beads or brads. I used a pink flower eyelet at the top corners so I could string each letter on a long piece of baby pink tulle and tied the ends with hot pink ribbon to make loops to hang it by.
I think I might start offering these on Etsy as soon as the craft building is done. It's slow going on that big project though. We are sort of at a stand still with the roof and siding not completed. We haven't been able to get anyone over here to finish it. Then we have to find an electrician, and then complete the inside, so there's a lot to do. But, I am confident that it will get done and I will have the most awesome space to create in! I have so many ideas in my head on how to decorate. I really should write these things down before I forget! I want to really concentrate on storage ideas especially, because I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years.
Well, I think that I have rambled enough for today! Hopefully I will have something more to share this week. Well, actually I do, it's just finding the time to sit down and blog it!
I made this for my Mom to give to my cousin's daughter who is having a little girl in September. Emmaline is going to be one spoiled little girl!! We went to her baby shower last Sunday and she got so many adorable little outfits. Makes me really miss when my girls were babies. Now they are all grown up into beautiful young women. My oldest, Amber, will be 22 next month. My goodness where has the time gone? She's the same age I was when I had her. I guess I should be looking forward to being a grandmommy before too long. Ooohhh, then I can buy all those sweet little baby clothes!
So anyway, this is one of the cards that I made for Emmaline's shower. It's really pink and girly! I love creating pink and girly things! I also made a name banner that I will post tomorrow. Yeah, don't be shocked that I might actually post twice in a week! I have been really bad about not posting in a long while, but life just seems to throw a bunch at me at once and I have to put some things on the back burner sometimes. Hope you can understand! I can't give too many specifics about this card because I used up a lot of scraps and can't remember where I got the papers. I can tell you that the card base is SU! Pretty in Pink and I also used Summer Sun for the sentiment and the layer behind the DP. The flower was made from scraps that sorta all coordinated punched with the Scallop Punch. I crumbled each one up after they were punched and then swiped them with a Pixie Pink ink pad. I also swiped the layers and the sentiment to distress them. The ribbon is scrunched seam binding that I got from MemrieMare on Etsy. I LOVE that stuff!!! I have used it a lot and just might have to run go buy some more!
So I think that will be it for tonight. I hope the rest of the weekend is fantabulous for you all!
I finally created something!! I had to create this at my dining room table, because the craft building is not complete yet and I really have no place else to work. But that will all change soon, I hope!! The building is coming along little by little, but it will be so worth the wait. I have been really thinking about wall color and decorating choices and where I want to put everything. I even made a little space planner.
So anyway, back to the card. This card is 5-1/2 inch square. I seem to be liking the bigger sized card lately. I made the flower weeks ago and had put it aside because it never seemed to quite fit anything else I was working on, but I think it works on this card. The tree image and the sentiment are from the February, 2010 monthly kit from Unity Stamp Company called "nothin' but blue skies". The little bird image is from SU! Happy Together stamp set. The images are all stamped with Tim Holtz Tea Dyed Distress Ink and colored in with Copics.
Papers: SU! Certain Celery and Pixie Pink; My Mind's Eye "Mary, Mary Happy Birthday" and "Little Miss Muffet's Delight" designer papers
Stamps: SU! Happy Together and French Script background stamp (on flower); Unity Stamp Co. "nothin' but blue skies"
Inks: Tim Holtz Tea Dyed Distress Ink; SU! Chocolate Chip and Pixie Pink (on flower)