October 20, 2013

Another Baby Gift Set

Just put on the finishing touches this morning....shower is this afternoon at 2:00 so it was none too soon...LOL....

This is the same set as the pink ones I did by following the talented Erin Lincoln's design...but we don't know the gender of the baby yet....its not due till Nov. and the parents want the surprise.  So...I tried to do it in colors and design that would be appropriate to both genders.  Unfortunately, I think it might have come out more on the boy gender side.  I have to admit...making things for girls appeals to me more than boy things.  LOL...

Anyway, this time (as opposed to the pink set), I made the bags with a liner and used sew on heat n Bond and tried my hand at appliqueing...I need to practice BIG time....just can't figure out the curves and what the best stitch to use is...but I'm sure the good folks that gets this won't care if its perfect or not....(I hope!)

All the appliques were cut from Silhouette files and cut on the Cameo...I love pulling the material off the mat to reveal the nice, sharp cut edges.

In each bag is 2 diapers, a travel size pack of Wipes, travel size lotion and hand santitizer and a couple small plastic trash bags.  I appliqued and then decorated them a bit further with ribbons and buttons.  My favorites are the giraffe and the owl...I like the color combos in them with the layers. I made 5 bags with a giraffe, an owl, a onesie, a dog and bear.

I used the same tag as the pink set but changed up the colors to green and yellow and added green scrapbook paper to the clothespin and then added some glitter.

The shoes on the card were picked up at KC from Michaels. I believe they are made by Jolee's by You...I simply fell in love with how 'real' they looked like the old shoes I used to put on Jerri Ann...even the paper has that canvas look and feel of those old shoes.  Added some rhinestones and, of course, the paper was from patterns in SS and cut out.

Have a GREAT day!

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October 10, 2013

Catching up.....

Just catching up with a few of my cards and gifts...this still isn't all of them but enough for one post..LOL...

This first one is the anniversary card I made for my lovely folks, who just celebrated their 67th anniversary...my oh my...is that a long time to be with someone or what!  They set such a good example for their kids...all of them followed it but me...LOL....

All of it was cut from files from the Silhouette store and the sentiment was sketched with a white paint pen using the Silhouette.  The ribbon was colored with my markers to kind of match the pearls.  The ribbon was also folded in half as it was wider than I wanted but I didn't have any narrow. I have tons of ribbon but never seems like I have the right color or size when I need it.  I tried adding some shading to my leaves but need to practice that a lot more! 

This next card was made with my brother in mind.  He loves to go Crow hunting...why? I have no idea!

The crow was a clipart file I found on the net and traced. I used a wood grain embossing folder on the brown and then added a bit of distress ink to give it more of a wood look...buttons and twine..pretty simple but so fitting for my older brother!

Next up, an anniversary card for Greg and Kristen...this one just didn't come together like I had in mind but since I procrastinate so bad, it had to do or they wouldn't get one at all.

The birdcage was a cut file as well as the label behind it.  I used the Silhouette to 'stitch' with this time.  Just added lines and told it to print and not cut...much neater than I can do with my pen or the sewing machine for that matter...LOL...

And last, but the best in  my opinion, is a gift I made for my new great niece.  I got this idea from
Erin Lincoln.  I've had it pinned for over 2 years just waiting on someone to have a baby...LOL...since the shower was after Sadie was born, I was able to personalize it quite a bit.

This first image shows the whole ensemble.  I would like to have found a white basket but since I live in no stores, rural Missouri, I can't be too choosey!  I scoured all the stores within a 30 mile radius to find one lone brown basket.  The next image shows the card and tag a bit bigger.

Well, I was going to give credit for the dress file but can't seem to find the designer and there is no credit page in the file with the dress.  Anyway, I bought it from someone and traced it in the Silhouette program and cut it out.  You can't see it in the pic very well, but I cut the bow, trim around the neck and the cuff of the sleeves twice and added it to the front of the dress for dimension.  Then I used my markers to add shading on the dress front.  I really like how that turned out!  Cut a tag from some pattern stock I had on hand and added a circle to the hole.  Oh, forgot, I also made the hanger out of some wire I had.  All the paper is from Daisy & Company.  I added some glitter paper to the clothespin and some buttons and twine.  I made the bags on the sewing machine...yep, I can still sew!  LOL....and cut the designs out on the Silhouette and adhered them with their bonding material.  I had the no sew bonding but when I make this again, I'm going to buy the sewing kind...I want the recipient to be able to wash them.  The next image will show the individual bags.  Each bag held a diaper, wipes, hand sanitizer and a plastic bag for disposal.  Everything for a quick change.  The idea is to be able to just grab a bag when you are just running to the store or on an errand and not going to be gone long but want to have it just in case.  I believe it was quite the hit with the mom!

Well, that's all for now...need to get lots of stuff done today as my friend and I are headed to the city in the morning for a weekend at the craft show!

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October 7, 2013

Anniversary Card for J & R

I made this anniversary card for the kids 9th anniversary.  That doesn't seem possible to me either since it just seems like last summer I was scurrying around trying to get every thing done for their wedding.  Oh, my, I don't understand why life has to go by so fast!

Anyway this was a kit called Misty Blue Beautiful by jopked.  I took it into the Silhouette program and traced the tags and cut them out along with the butterfly.  Then I just added jute and buttons and popped them up on the background.  All the paper is from the kit as well as the brush I used for the background.  Did a bit of sewing on the edge, added some rhinestones and glitter and it was done...took Jerri Ann out for lunch and gave it to her. 

Now, lets see if the blog straightens up...if not I might need to edit out the template as it came from a PDF file and it does have a huge bunch of HTML code behind it...I should have just took it to PS and saved it as a jpg but this was so fast and easy...LOL


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Sweet Sixteen

Well, its done and posted....LOL....a first in my book as I've never started, finished and posted a card all in the same day!

I had a kit of papers by Katie Pertiet and just copy and pasted the preview page into my Silhouette program...this brings it right onto my page that I'm working on.  I knew I wanted to use some embossing folders, so didn't really want to do pattern fills...just wanted the colors out of Katie's kit.  I made me a color sampler and then used a card sketch from My Favorite Things.  I also bought the card sketch into the program the same way...copy/paste and then I used it as a template to make my shapes. This is the sketch I kind of used...changed it up just a bit.

And this is the kit I borrowed colors from:

and this is the card I came up with...she is a girly girl and pink really suits her. I remember taking a photo of her when she was about 2 that I was going to scrapbook a page of Pretty in Pink but never got it done. I'm off to the grocery store!

Have a Wonderful day!!

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October 6, 2013


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