Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas Gifts

Here are two pictures of some of the Christmas gifts I made. I've seen this type of thing at craft shows and thought they were sooooo cool, but I never liked the price. I decided I could do it myself! One gloomy Sunday afternoon (cloudy days are great for photos!) in December, I dragged my friend Angie around Hesston with me so she could help me "see" alphabet letters.

"GRACE" was for my daughter's birthmother and birthfather. Her middle name is Grace.

"FAMILY" was for my other daughter's birthfamily, and I included a framed photo of all of us together at a picnic in September.

I also made "FAMILY" for my mom. Funny thing, though...I had envisioned it on the wall with the family portrait and the frames with all the grandkids' school pictures. When I got to Mom's house for Christmas, though, she had taken them all down!!! She said she had to when her carpet was put in, and she wasn't sure if she'd hang them all back up or not. Oh no! After she opened this, though, she said she'd put them back up. Whew! :-)

I did "LOVE" in sepia tones for my mother-in-law. Forgot to snap a pic. Maybe I'll post that soon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Melissa over at Creating From the Heart has some wonderful Christmas presents to offer! All you have to do is comment and spread the word! Go visit her! :-)

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Bake Me a BIGGER Cake

Once again you're seeing "Bake Me a Cake" from Lawn Fawn. Instead of paper piecing, I decided to color it with Copics this time. It's REALLY hard to see, but the cake layers are a very light purple.
After I posted the pictures I realized the Stickles don't look dry yet. Sigh...maybe I'll come back later and post another picture with dry Stickles so you can see what it really looks like.

I was going to add a big white bow, but it just didn't look right. Ended up leaving the ribbon and removing the bow. Not sure what I think, but it does look better than with the bow! It was just too much.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I Baked Another Cake

It never ceases to amaze me how much different paper/colors can totally change the feel of a card! Yesterday's post used Catelynne and had a more casual look. Today's uses Genevieve and has a more formal look. Once again I used the "Bake Me a Cake" set from Lawn Fawn.

The twine isn't exactly twine, but I'm not sure what it is. It came wrapped around the stamp package when I got it in the mail. After I put the cake together I realized that it matched the twine pefectly!!!

I hadn't planned to add the pearls either, but after I dedided to put one at the top I just kept going! These pearl strips were EXACTLY the right length for each of the cake layers! Who would've thought?!?!?!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bake Me a Cake!

Yesterday Lawn Fawn's "Bake Me a Cake" set arrived in the mail so today I headed to my craft room. Fun times! I'd been wanting this set for a while and kept my eye on it. On Black Friday I noticed that Lawn Fawn was offering free shipping so I ordered it. :-)
It's probably the most versatile set that I own! It has 35 bits and pieces to make cakes and cupcakes and all the decorations to go with. This is the first time I've ever done "surgery" on clear stamps by cutting words apart, but I got brave and did it. The sentiment came with Happy on top of Birthday, but I wanted it to be versatile too. :-)

The paper is from The Angel Company's Catelynn collection. The flames are Stickles.

Monday, November 21, 2011

More Bundles of Joy

After making such light-skinned babies on the image in my last post, I knew I needed some babies with darker skin. they are!

The paper is Kaiser double-sided. I wanted to add a touch of whimsy with the safety pin to represent a diaper pin. They boy card is obviously boy, but I decided the reddish-colored one could go either way so it just says BABY instead of "boy" or "girl."

I need to color more with those Copics to stay in practice! :-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Baby Cards

Since I needed more baby cards, AND I felt like using my Copics, I decided to pull out this image from a retired TAC set. Again, I paired it with sentiments from PTI's Inside & Out: Baby.

I decided to stamp the girl's image in gray Momento (London Fog) to make it softer and a bit more subtle. The twine is from my friend Diana at Latina Crafter.

Not sure what the paper is on the boy's card. I had one or two sheets of it in my stash. The yellow is Scrapper's Floss.