Saturday, October 23, 2010

Baby Thank Yous

A friend of mine is expecting a girl in December and registered at Target. As I was admiring the crib set she chose, it occurred to me that it looked a lot like scrapbook paper. You can see the set here and be sure to check out all 5 of the images! My mind started racing. So, with a little cutting and pasting with the images from the website, I made my own 'paper' which I then turned into these adorable thank you notes. I cut 1.25" squares, then glued them to a square backing. I stamped some faux stitches and then ran it through the Cuttlebug to 'quilt' it. (Click on the picture for a close-up). I made a dozen of them in front of the tv last night and will work on more tonight. The best part about these is that I used scraps of paper and ribbon that I had on hand, so I didn't need to buy a thing. I think she's going to love them, and I may just have to do this for EVERY baby gift from here on out!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simple and Elegant

It's so hard to get a good picture of this card, so you'll have to trust me that it's absolutely darling in real life! I made a ton of these since they were so easy, and I used up a bunch of the gemstones that I've been hoarding. I totally stole the idea from this card.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday Invites

How is it possible that Abby is going to be turning 7? Time has truly flown. I am NOT one of those parents who goes all out for parties. We have a simple little gathering with a few of her close friends... this year, there will be a maximum of 7 kids (including her and Jojo) and I'm calling it a 'crafting' party. I bought some ornament kits at a yard sale in the spring that we'll use, and she also wanted to make some cards (Can Do!), so it should be pretty easy.

I only needed to make 4 invitations (two of the guests are twins) which hardly seemed worthwhile. I came up with this design and made 8 of them, so now I have 4 extras that will be used as birthday cards in the future. I colored with Copics but didn't mess with shading because lets face it, the kids aren't going to notice. (That and I have trouble shading the dress in this image because it's such a large expanse!) Of course I had to add some Stickles and CB embossing!

Friday, October 01, 2010


It's been awhile since I participated in a challenge over at Copic Creations, but this week the theme was orange and I wanted to get my creative mojo back so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I posted a similar card awhile back, but I really wanted to bring more color to the image, and I knew orange would really make him pop. There's a new "Rolling By" set featuring the same adorable kids in the newly released Fall Supplement. I just can't get enough of them!

Fall Supplement is Online!

I'm so thrilled! You can view the publication HERE. I am in love with the realistic stamps and MUST have the Christmas Reindeer set!