Baby Shower fun

DSC07345The great thing about being in big families, is sometimes you’re not the only one going through something new, like a pregnancy.  My cousin Jessica is also expecting and is due in June, and on my husband’s side of the family, his cousin Jenny is due in May, and his cousin’s wife Bethany is also due in June.  So since his side of the family is pretty spread apart, we had 1 baby shower for the 3 of us.  It was a lot of fun and a little less pressure from the spotlight that is pregnancy.  This is the card I made for Jenny as she’s having a girl.  And I made a very similar card for Bethany, who is having a boy.



Stamps: Baby Tees (wheel converted to clear mount stamp), Ciao Baby!

Paper: Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist & Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Basic Gray

Accessories: Stampin Write Markers – Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink; Aquapainter, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon (retired), Marina Mist 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, subtles designer buttons.

For their gifts I made them diaper cake owls, which I later found out that Jenny had owls in mind for her little girl’s nursery theme. How perfect! I love how the owls turned out. They featured lots of necessities for baby to create all the owl’s features. I found the idea on Pinterest (where else?) and made a few tweaks of my own to create more useful supplies for the eyes and better looking eyebrows.



“I am” Birthday card for Joanie

We received this stamp set called “I Am” at convention for completing our classes.  Its a great and classy stamp set and I thought it was perfect to use on the birthday card I was making for my mother in law Joanie.  I also used some more fun goodies, the new doily sizzlet, and scallop edge framelit.

Stamps: I am

Paper: Confetti White (retired), Floral District DSP, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Delicate Doilies Sizzlet, Labels Collection Framelits, Large Scallop border framelit, dimensionals

Affection Collection Convention Make & Takes part 2

I think I’ve fallen in love with the natural composition dsp! Its so cool!  This pouch isn’t my favorite project, but it is one I did most of at convention because I wanted the help on the flower mostly.  It did smash a bit in my overstuffed luggage too but I was able to round it out a bit.  The flower is a long skinny strip of fabric double lined (both sides) with sticky strip and gathered around a skewer into a rose/flower shape.

Stamps: Affection Collection

Paper: Whisper white, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Natural Composition DSP

Ink: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: rhinestone accents, essentials designer fabric, blossom punch, primrose petals stitched satin ribbon