Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Shower - Lots of Photos!

Well in case you haven't heard I'm finally going to be an Aunt! My one and only sister is going to have a baby...I'm so excited for her and was so thrilled to be able to help throw her a baby shower. 

Shannon, my sister, didn't want to know the sex of the baby. However, she still wanted to have a baby shower BEFORE the baby arrived. I suggested having a GENDER REVEAL shower party. I went with her to one of her doctor appointments and was told what she was having - they even gave me a special sonogram photo (which Shannon didn't know). Shannon then had to give choices for boys and for girls. That way I had something to work with for the shower. She wanted Monkeys or Frogs for a boy so I went to town.

This is what the guests first saw. The frame holds that sonogram picture that Shannon didn't know about. I made the frame to coordinate with her theme.

I'm working on a baby book to document the babies first year so I made the signature page to fit inside her book which is 8x8. That way I can take all the pictures from the shower and make her pages for the book. For some reason my sister doesn't scrap! I'd like for that to change...hoping the baby might help me with it. Especially now since she FINALLY owns a camera!

Since Shannon didn't know what she was having she had to close her eyes as we led her into the room then had her facing this table when she opened them. We then all yelled Congratulations!

I had so much fun making this stuff.
First up is the diaper cake - so easy and oh so cute! I used different receiving blankets to be the "frosting" for each layer. I then made signs using skewers to hold them. A few pipe cleaners help add a little motion.

Next I made a clothes line that held three onsies. I made them out of fabric that coordinated with the shower and my Cricut. I found the tutorial on Pinterest. It was so easy and oh so cool! I can't wait to make more! I can't wait to see Baby Mock in these!

This is the food table - in the center is a fruit baby carriage. Again another idea from Pinterest. Shannon loves Mexican food so she wanted the 7 layer dip. She didn't realize that they'd COVER it with jalapenos. Which I must say she do a lot of ladies that attended cause there were lots of jalapenos being thrown away, lol!
These are the tables. Each place had a "Wishes for Baby" page and an "Advice for Mommy" page. I loved reading through what everyone wrote. And one of the best ones was Abby's - it was so thoughtful, innocent and lovable. Truly made my heart swell!
This is a close up of the favors. Each guest could take a baby food jar full of jelly bellies home. The little baby is made using a diaper, washcloth and mitten. They are so cute (again, another Pinterest idea).

The favors had either the monkeys or the It's A Boy saying on them. I cut them using my cricut.

Well there you have it - it turned out really cute and Shannon was very happy and surprised! She received many cool gifts and had a great time. That's all we could ask!

Thanks for stopping by! A lot of these projects are pinned on my Pinterest boards under Baby Stuff and Cricut. You can find my boards by clicking on the Pinterest Pin on the right hand side.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Retro Sketches - Feel Better Soon

Hello! I seem to never have enough Feel Better cards so I was excited to color up FEEL BETTER SOON by Mabelle over at Whimsy & Stars Studio. She's so sweet she'll make anyone feel better!

I am digging the sketches over at Retro Sketches and decided to use their latest one (#25) for my creation this week.

I added a little detail by faux stitching with my gel pen and sponging the edges with brown ink. It gives it a little rustic look.

 If you'd like to purchase FEEL BETTER SOON head on over to the Whimsy & Stars Studio Shop. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sweet Mermaid

Happy Tuesday to ya! I'm trying to get back into a routine now that Abby is back in school. It felt good to get into the 'ol studio to do some creating! I'm here today to show you my newest creation using the new digi SWEET MERMAID from Elizabeth at Softpencil Studios. 

 I had so much fun coloring that purple hair - wish I was brave enough to have purple hair! How fun would that be, lol! I thought the image was perfect for a girls birthday card. I thought I needed a little sparkle so I outlined the stars with my favorite Crystal Stickles. It was just what the card needed.

You can get SWEET MERMAID as well as another image, School Bus over in the Softpencil Studios Shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Amelie to the Beach - Summer Fun!

Happy Friday! Hope things are going well for you - this weekend is my sister's baby shower and I've been so busy making sure I get everything made for it that I haven't had much time for other stuff. I will definitely be sharing pictures (after the shower) as I made some really cute stuff. I gotta tell you Pinterest is awesome! What in the world did we do before it?!?!

I've had this cutie colored up - it's the perfect summer image. It's been so hot this summer that we've definitely been swimming more than usual. Can't say I've been to the beach since I'm smack dab in the middle of the good 'ol USA though.

You can get AMELIE TO THE BEACH over at the Whimsy & Stars Studio Store.

I thought these bright papers were perfect for miss Amelie. So fun! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunny on a Cupcake

 Hello fellow bloggers! How are you? Stopping in with a short post today. Summer is almost over and I'm trying to get all those last minute wants accomplished! Plus I just can't seem to pry myself away from Abby - she's growing so fast and I know one day I won't get as much time with her.

Today I'm showing a new Softpencil image called SUNNY ON A CUPCAKE. It's perfect for those birthday celebrations!

I paired it with some yummy new papers for a quick and cute birthday card. I have quite a few birthdays coming up so someone special will be receiving this one!

Stop by the Softpencil Studio Shop to get SUNNY ON A CUPCAKE and to see all the other fabulous digital stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!