Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lynn & Dave's Anniversary

I got invited to a surprise anniversary party for a friend that I don't see as often as I would like but is so very dear to me. I wanted to make a card really special for them. I found a card similar to this and got to work. I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!! It has so much detail to it! I used the pearl because they are the traditional gift for a 30th anniversary.
Stamps: Wedding Sweet
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Punches: Eyelet Border,    Heart To Heart, & Full Heart, Labels Framelits, Embossing Folders: Stripes, Houndstooth, Perfect Polka Dots & Final Press, Crimper

Suzi's BD card '12

When I was making the things for Dana's shower, my friend Suzi noticed the stamp set. She told me she wanted this octopus on her birthday card because she was serving cupcakes. Challenge accepted. I relied on her colors and my Big Shot.
Stamps: Kidoodles
Paper: Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, White
Inks: Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Summer
         Sun, Silver Zig Painty
Accessories: Impressions Folders Elegant Lines & Perfect Polka Dots, Sizlits, Large 
                      Delicate Doilies, Framelit Labels Collection

If you will look to your left....

Still can't figure out why these photos are setting sideways, but this is the topiary Dee & I made for Suzi's Sweet 60 Party.  We covered it with different shades of pink tissue paper & ribbons and stuck candy on the top. The tissue paper started tearing from the weight of the candy and so we held it together with pink mesh. 

We took some of her favorite candies and taped them to sticks. Then took a vase and stuffed it with tissue paper. We added a piece of covered Styrofoam on the top & stuck the sticks in. Yummy! 

 This was a tree shaped cone. We covered it with pink duct tape for to strengthening. In hindsight, I should have used something gold. The idea of this was for a Ferraro Roche tree, but they are so expensive! I added mini Reece's peanut butter cups to fill in the rest.
 I really enjoyed making this. I looove my wrapped nuggets! Take Styrofoam disks & spacers and cover them with contact paper. Add the wrapped nuggets along the edge. The top row is wrapped with red inked nuggets, the middle blue, and the bottom pink. All the nuggets said Suzi's Sweet 60, except for the ones that say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZI! I should have lined the words up (DUH!), but I waited until I got to the resturant to set it up. Then I was totally distracted with all the preparations and setups. I put 2 wooden skewers through a spacer and then thru the largest disk, added the middle disk and another spacer, then added the top disk. Then I added the kisses. The little girl on top with the poodle skirt and hula hoop is Mona's. We had to dig a hole in the top disk to support her as she was on her tip toes!  TFL!!     

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kyle's BD'12

This is the card I made this year for my nephew Kyle. He's so outgoing and crazy! I wish I could have been there for his birthday. As a matter of fact, I was so busy making things for Dana's shower, that I forgot to mail this to him. I felt terrible! I found it under a bunch of papers on my desk and mailed it out. He was okay, though. Such a good kid! His brothers are too. Oh! Back to the card....
Stamps: All Year Cheer
Paper: Only Orange, Glorious Green, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange, Glorious Green, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Slit Punch

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lacy's Alabama Blanket

I took one yard each of white and crimson flannel. I had the sewing done by a friend. Then I laid the two pieces of material on top of each other making sure the stitching was right side up and in opposite corners. I cut stripes all around the edges and tied them together. It only took a couple of hours and it was so easy! TFL!  

Boo Boo Bunny

I made this Boo Boo Bunny for Lacy. I put it in a box that I got from Stampin' Up! and used my mat pac to punch holes in the top of the box. I secured the verse on the inside of the lid. She has a plastic ice cube in her belly so that it can thaw without getting water everywhere. Isn't she cute?
This is what the shower favors look like wrapped. I stamped the entire Monkey stamp from Kidoodles that matches the dessert napkins without the blocking. I used Certainly Celery cardstock and Chocolate Chip ink. It is attached with dimentionals. The band is made with Chocolate Chip cardstock and the Eyelet Border Punch to compliment the Certainly Celery Polka Dots on the top of the tin. I punched a hole in the bottom corner and added an eyelet, then ran some tulle through it and tied a knot.
This is what Dana's tin looks like. I made the band wider because I didn't want her to see what I put on the top of it. I stamped the same Monkey stamp from Kidoodles (without the sentiment) and cut it out with the Framelits and my Big Shot. I put an eyelet on both sides and ran tulle through both of them.
When Dana slid the band off the tin, she saw that I made a copy of her ultrasound pitcure - the very one she had framed for both sets of grandparents.

Baby shower favors

Here is a side and inside view of the tins I used to make the thank you gifts for Dana's baby shower. I got the tins from my fantastic Stampin' Up! demonstrator Monica Weaver who has a website called Add A Little Dazzle. She also sells the water resistant adhesive sheets that I printed on using My Digital Studio.
This is actually the inside of Dana's tin. I'm hoping she uses this to keep things like Lacy's first tooth and her first haircut. I used a circle punch to cut out the sentiment and used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. 


Dessert Napkins

Okay here I go again! I had to find a scrap napkin to stamp this. The others weren't wrinkled, of course, but I had given them to my SIL to bring to Jasper. This is fron the stamp set Kidoodles I blocked out the saying and saved that for the tins. (C) STAMPIN'UP! TFL!    

Wishes for Lacy

I don't know why I can't turn this to stand up, but this is what I made using My Digital Studio. I chose the back ground to match the shower favors, and made the lettering Brown. I used the Label Punch as a border for the title. It was fun! TFL! (C) STAMPIN'UP!