Monday, May 21

Baby Shower Part 2

Happy Monday!  I mentioned on Saturday that I made some baby shower decorations for my friend.  Today, I want to share with you the table toppers I made for the occasion, which was based on the 4th of July table toppers I made a couple of years ago.

This project was a good opportunity to use dp that have been with me for quite some time.  I was supposed to make 7 of these.  Although they are not perfectly alike, I stuck to the color scheme of the baby shower - pink and green. 

For the 7th topper, I decided to do something different.  I made it like so for people to sign their names, like a guest book.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  CostCo, ColorBok
image/sentiment:  RAK/unknown
ink:  Copic, Ranger
tools:  Cricut, Martha Stewart, Janome Sew Mini, Spellbinders
embellishments:  rhinestones
adhesive:  Scotch, mounting tape

They did look nice on the tables during the baby shower.  And I got to sign the "guest book".

'Til next blog!

Saturday, May 19

Baby Shower Part 1

How has your weekend been so far?  I'm really enjoying this one because I don't have band practice tomorrow.  That means more time to chill, play in my craft room and do house chores.  Just today, I attended a good friend's baby shower, of which I made some decorations for. 

For today, I want to show you the baby girl banner I made.  My friend used it at the baby shower, and she can also take it home to hang in the nursery.

The baby shower theme was pink and green with frogs.  I'm glad to find these adorable frog images in my RAK bin, which I colored with Copics (G09, YG09, YG11 and R83).  I also topped the heart with Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink.

I embossed each letter, making sure that if the background is plaid, the letter is embossed with round shapes and vice versa.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  CostCo, ColorBok, leftovers
image/sentiment:  RAK/unknown
ink:  Copic, Ranger
tools:  Cricut, Janome Sew Mini, embossing folders (Cuttlebug, QuicKutz, Sizzix)
embellishments:  ribbon, rhinestones
adhesive:  Scotch, mounting tape

With projects such as this I get to appreciate my craft tools, especially my Cricut Expressions and Gypsy.

'Til next blog!

Friday, May 18

Starry Starry

Hello crafty friends!  During my last visit at Joann's (which was weeks ago), I chanced upon this Martha Stewart tool in the clearance section:

I've been seeing this before, but I wasn't willing to pay full price.  And since I had an additional 30% discount coupon, I decided to take it home.

Inside the package, there were two pieces of tools:

The triangle tool on the left is where you insert a 6 x 6 cardstock/paper, folded diagonally.  The tool on the right is a cutter, which goes through the grooves of the triangle tool and cuts the paper inside.

This is how an assembled piece looks like:

And if you make 6 of them, you'll be able to make this pretty star:

During the process, I learned that good adhesive is key to keep all pieces together.  In fact, I ended up using brads to make sure they are all secure.

This design reminds me of Christmas lanterns back in the Philippines.  Now, I know how to make them.

'Til next blog!

Friday, May 11

Happy Mother's Day

Hello crafty friends!  I was in hiatus for about a couple of weeks, and it sure feels great to finally be able to play in my planet.  It's still in good and orderly condition - which is total proof of my absence. 

Anyway, Mother's Day is fast approaching.  And as always, DH reminded me to make a card for DMIL.  Even though I was on break, I was still able to acquire some new tools and supplies from my favorite stores.  For this card, I was able to use my new embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The embossed card front was inked and sprayed with Shimmer Spritz.

The title is embossed, with machine stitching around it.  Then the remaining thread I fed through a flower sequin.  The background image was stamped on Fantasy Fiber.

I just had to show the stitching on my card... I'm very happy with it.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, Best Occasions, My Mind's Eye
image/sentiment:  Technique Tuesday, Unity
ink:  Tsukineko, ColorBox
tools:  Cuttlebug, Janome Sew Mini, Spellbinders
embellishments: K & Co., Fantasy, Fiber, flower sequin
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape

By the way, I'd like to share with you my projects from the past three months.  If you have more time, you can check them out by clicking here.

'Til next blog!