Monday, August 30, 2010

Going Vintage

Yesterday, the baby was sleeping, and Matt announced that he and our toddler were going to play outside. It didn't take long for me to figure out that I wanted to steal a little "me" time and do some stamping!

I pretty much CASE'd this card by Michele - just a few changes. I find it hard to do the "vintage" style on my own - it's not really something I tend to come up with by myself. This card is just so gorgeous, though. I'm thinking that these will make great notecard gift sets - lots of different sentiments, several different dark colors mixed with the cream.

~Supplies~ (All by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Elizabeth, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Kraft, Autumn Traditions DSP
Accessories: Pearls, oval punches, Victoria lace, dimensionals

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meg's Baby Shower Decorations

Here are some of the decorations I made for Meg's baby shower last weekend. The theme was "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and the colors were Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron.

I made a diaper cake using this tutorial. So fun and easy! It is topped with a monkey, because Meg and her husband love monkeys, and that is the theme of the nursery.

Here's some close ups:

Here are some sandwich toppers - I made 30 of these suckers:

(homemade chicken salad, yum!)

The favors that everyone went home with - star cookie cutters with a stamped tag. (I made 30 of these suckers, too!)

I know this isn't stamped, but it is my favorite decoration that I did, so I wanted to show it anyway. We strung a rope across the doorway and hung baby clothes with clothespins. I loved it!!! Meg got to keep all the clothes for her baby.


Diaper Cake
Stamps: Star Prints (PTI)
Ink: So Saffron (SU)
Paper: Flock Together, Junior Varsity, Spring Fling, Summer Picnic, and Certainly Celery patterns DSPs; So Saffron; Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: buttons (PTI and Basic Grey); Star Punch (SU); Star Sizzix die (SU); glue dots; Terrificly Tacky Tape

Sandwich toppers
Stamps: Star Prints, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: So Saffron (SU); gray ink (Studio G)
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue (SU)
Accessories: Star, Scallop circle, 1 3/8 circle, and 1 1/4 circle punches (SU); Terrifically Tacky Tape

Favor Tags
Stamps: Star Prints (PTI); Framed Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue (SU)
Paper: Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Framed Greetings die (MFT); rustic twine (PTI); 1/8 hole punch (SU)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Small Wonder

This card was for Meg's baby shower yesterday. It keeps with the star theme and blue, green, and yellow color scheme of the shower. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a post with all the cool decorations I made.

The baby onesie was paper-pieced and coated with crystal effects.

The shower was a lot of fun. I'm just so excited for Meg....she is going to be an awesome mommy!

Stamps: Star Prints (Papertrey Ink); Polka Dot Basics (PTI); Framed Greetings (My Favorite Things); A Little Love (Stampin' Up!); Whimsical Words (SU)
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery (SU); Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Picnic DSP (SU)
Accessories: Framed Greetings die (MFT); buttons (PTI and Basic Grey); star punch (SU); linen thread (SU); glue dots; dimensionals (SU); crystal effects (SU); Certainly Celery grosgrain ribgbon (SU)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

i love you

Yesterday was my 9th wedding anniversary! Here's the card I made for my wonderful, handsome hubby. The inside says "i love you".

It's always a challenge making cards for guys. I was able to resist adding a bow to the ribbon, but it was really hard. :)

The border punch is a fun new extra wide one I picked up the other huh?!?

Stamps: Three Little Words (Stampin' Up!); Framed Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DSP (SU)
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle border punch (EK Success); Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (SU); Framed Greetings die (MFT); dimensionals (SU)

Monday, August 9, 2010


Hear that sound? Yep, that's the sound of me jumping on the doily bandwagon!

A Martha Stewart doily tag, satin ribbon, beautiful polka dot paper, and a new die cut with matching stamp....lots of fun new things!

Jen got this card for her I couldn't post til she got it! :)

Stamps: Framed Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry DSP (SU)
Accessories: Framed Greetings die (MFT); doily tag (Martha Stewart); Old Olive satin ribbon, dimensionals (SU); half-back pearls (Kaiser)