Melissa, one of the sweetest girls in my team gave birth to a little boy called Brock William this very morning at 5.11am!! I had planned to play along to Makeesha’s sketch challenge today so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make him a card! Being this on the ball is not like me at all!!
Now I have given my stampin’ dimensionals some major loving today. They were feeling a tad neglected I think! I’ve also wheeled and wheeled over and over again using the Lots of Dots jumbo wheel and white ink. I wanted a more distressed look intstead of the “clean” I normally go for. I’m not sure I love it but it sure is different! The colours used are Bashfull Blue, Not Quite Navy & Night of Navy. I’ve also used the chunky blue glitter on there as well. It’s supposed to represent the sparkle of the ocean when the sun hits it. Deep huh? PMSL. The boat from the Nursery Necessities set was coloured using my markers.
I really liked this sketch of Makeesha’s and i’m glad I got time to play along today. I hope i’m not too late!
I reckon I could even get this card posted today. How amazingly prompt would that make me?! LOL
Until next time,
I’m on a bit of an Off the Page kick at the moment. I love that you can use stamps and paper to create things outside of just scrap pages & cards. Today I want to show you a couple of little projects that were fun to make and quite easy too!
The first is a Mini Scrapbook in a DVD tin.
OK so the photos are as follows – Top: Front cover of Tin – I’ve used Regal Rose Cardstock & Ink, Certainly Celery Cardstock and Big Deal Alpha. I’ve also used Nursery Necessities & the Nursery Letters Wheel. I used Crytal Effects on the letters to make them bumpy. Second Row is the first page and I have used the same stamps and colours from the front. The one thing I want to point out is that I used the Crop-a-dile and Jumbo Eyelets to make a Grommet and thread through some Celery Grosgrain. This just makes a nice little tab to pull open the book. In the next picture I’ve used the “Introducing” stamp from Bundle of Joy. I’ve also used the Stars from Nursery Necessities. I’ve used the little star punch from SU as well. Anyway, the rest is fairly self-explainatory but if you want to know more, please e-mail me at [email protected].
This is not a clue as to the sex of the child i’m carrying either. I still have no idea! It’s probably going to be a gift for my girlfriend who is due a few weeks after me. She tried to find out at her scan and the baby wasn’t co-operating. The sonographer thought it was a girl but wasn’t encouraging them to go buy pink!
The other little OTP project I made was an altered pinapple tin. Thanks to Jacqui C fro reminding me to give this a go. All I have done is used my Tupperware Tin opener to take the BOTTOM off the tin of pineapple, as it doesn’t leave any rough edges and you are able to put the bottom back on! So my top with the ring pull is completely intact! Cool idea huh?
I’ve kept with the same colours – Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I’ve also continued to use the Nursery Necessities stamp set. How cute are those Elephants?? The other thing I wanted to draw your attention to (if you are indeed still with me in this mammoth posting!) is the Rhinestone Brad that’s on the front under the Welcome little One stamp – it is completely through the tin. I LOVE my Crop-a-dile! LOVE IT! As you can see from the picture the inside of the tin is empty and the Base fits nicely back onto it. When I’m ready to fill it I’ll probably put some card stock on the inside as well, put in my gift first – maybe some cute socks or a singlet, then pack the bottom with stamped tissue paper and seal the lid with Crystal Effects or some super glue.
So there you go. A cute little gift idea that you can tweak to suit yourself. The mini scrapbook in the DVD tin would easily translate into a gift for Father’s Day or for the Grannies in our lives who don’t have any more room for pictures in frames. The Tin is also able to be altered to suit the gift you want to give. Again, Father’s Day is just around the corner. Fill it with Dad’s favourite chocolates!! If you do make one of these, leave me a comment with a link to a picture or send me an email. I’d love to see your creations!!
Until Next time!!
I love a good challenge and I love it when people ask me if I can provide instructions for something that i’ve never made before. I made this pocket card for Krislyn & Anita. Anita is having a baby very very soon and wanted the instructions for the pocket card on page 38 of the IB&C. I couldn’t find anything but decided it couldn’t be too hard. As a matter of fact, it’s been on my mind all afternoon and I couldn’t rest until it was created. (See what you do to me Krislyn!!!) LOL
So how did I do it?? It was very easy!! Take an A5 piece of Cardstock and score along the long side at 3.5cm and 10.5cm. Score from bottom at 3 cm. Cut excess card stock away (see diagram below). I used the 1 1/4″ Circle punch to punch out the top part.
To embellish the front of the card I used a strip of Blue Bayou, tied some Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon around the band and stamped the “Welcome, little one” sentiment onto the Soft Sky Card stock above the Blue Bayou band. I then layered a 1 3/8″ Circle in Soft Sky, a 1 1/4″ circle in Whisper white, the Star from Nursery Necessities stamped in soft sky and the Elephant from the same set stamped in Blue Bayou. I used the Word window punch to punch out the white strip and stamped the “It’s a boy” from Nursery Necessities on it. I punched out a small hole and attached it to the Double Stiched Soft Sky ribbon with some twine. The white insert just has a 1 1/4″ circle folded over and some more Soft Sky Ribbon stapled to the top! Voila. Pocket Card!!
Hope that’s what you were after Krislyn & Anita!!
Until next time,