Monday, September 28, 2009

Finished Kitchen Pictures

These are AWFUL pictures, but here's the finished kitchen. The only thing I have left to do is make a matching valance like the one I have hanging over the sink for the little side door by the table. We are VERY happy with it and the pain in dealing with our house being torn up for two months was really worth it. We love the finished product. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

PG Card For Bachelorette Party!

I have seen these all over SCS for probably a year or more and never really thought I would have any occasion to make one; however, last night's bachelorette party for my SIL (soon!) was the perfect opportunity. :) I kept it pretty simple since everything I do is simple, but I have seen some REALLY cute ones with lace, etc. added as well. This is just SU! Shimmer White cardstock embossed with my trusty Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. I used Blush Blossom cardstock for the base. I punched an Elegant Eggplant flower out with the Boho Blossom punch, spritzed it with water, crumpled it, and rubbed it on the EE inkpad. A clear rhinestone finished it off. The attendees all loved it. :)

In LOVE with my new décor piece :)

We got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond while we were there looking for my BIL and soon-to-be SIL's registry items for their shower. If I had commissioned it for my kitchen, it could not be more perfect. I LOVE IT! :) I don't remember if I ever posted pictures of our finished kitchen on here. I will search and link it if so.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome to the Wedded Bliss Club

Another shower card for my soon-to-be SIL. :) I actually totally forgot about making a card until about 20 minutes before I left and therefore had a lot of problems with the sentiment and had to do special things to fix a boo-boo. LOL! I originally had the sentiment stamped directly under the heart on the white piece, but it ended up slightly crooked and that drives me CRAZY, so I stamped the sentiment on the yellow strip, which smeared, then I tried stamping on the other side of the yellow strip and it was crooked again! I stamped the sentiment a fourth time, cut out the strip, and trimmed the ends as such. I actually think the yellow strip makes the card, so it was a happy accident. :) The only thing I am not too happy about is the fact that the yellow strip cuts off the very bottom point of the heart. Anyway, enough babbling about that--all supplies SU! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them (unless they are bad)! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Still Making Hair Clips

I made this little hair clip to match Ava's shirt/shorts combination from Gymboree last weekend right before my soon-to-be SIL's wedding shower. I really actually need to take it apart and sew the button more in the center and then sew the whole thing onto an alligator clip, as I just have it sewn onto a metal snap barrette right at the moment. I thought it turned out really cute and the light green REALLY matches her shorts, which you of course cannot see in this picture because Ava never stands still. She was empty-handed when we came outside, but she collected the sippy cup, rubber bracelet, and orange in about 15 seconds. LOL! :) If anyone is interested in commissioning a felt hair clip, contact me and we can discuss details.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick Birthday Card

I had to make a card on Monday for my friend's baby girl Lilly, who just celebrated her first birthday. :) Everything's pretty self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Everything's by SU! except the tiny rhinestone on the flower by the bear's ear and the glitter gel pen I used on the flower and her shoes--Sakura Stardust, I believe. Thanks for looking and for any comments! :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shower Card

I made this card today for my soon-to-be Sister-in-Law, whose shower is this afternoon. It looks WAY better in person. :) I embossed the Shimmer White card base with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, stamped the shimmer white "cake" pieces with my now-retired Paisley BG stamp, embossed with Iridescent Ice, and sponged Elegant Eggplant onto the pieces. I cut 1/8" strips of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhered them to the bottoms of each cake tier. Hero Arts pearls, the three heart punch from SU! and retired SU! white organza ribbon finished off the card. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments. :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

CAS Baby Boy Card

Just a quick share this morning, a baby boy card for my cousin, who is expecting her first baby next month. I CASED the basic design from THIS cute card from "susan." on SCS. I used VersaMark and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for the star on So Saffron cardstock. You couldn't really see the alphabet, so I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink all over the star and then punched it out with the SU! Large Star punch and I think the Pumpkin Pie added just the right amount of contrast to make it stand out without dominating the card. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on the white pieces, the scallop edge and 1 3/8" circle punch from SU! and finished it out with one of the new Sherbet buttons (which I LOVE)! I stamped the now retired Canvas BG stamp in Celery ink and the sentiment from Nursery Necessities with VersaMark, then embossed with an "ultra detail" white embossing powder since the lines on the font are so tiny. I really like this card and thanks for the inspiration Susan!

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Baby is Two!

It is really hard to get good pictures of Ava lately since she only stands still for approximately one second at a time. These were the best of the bunch. Her shirt and hair clips are from Gymboree. I bought the clips a couple of years ago for Gracie and that's one of the things I love about them...they use the same colors all the time so a lot of their hair accessories match from line to line. I haven't uploaded the party pictures yet, so I am sure I will post a few more after I do. I can't believe I have a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old! :) They are at really fun ages though since they can play together and really interact with each other.

Party Pictures

We have a party for Labor Day every year on Saturday night of the weekend, which just happens to coincide with our town's fair. Sean and I took some pictures of the girls right before the guests got there and we got some cute ones. Saturday was also Ava's second birthday, though we didn't celebrate her birthday until last night because of the Fair Party. Does that make us horrible parents? I have some pictures of Ava in her birthday gear that I will post in a minute...she looked ADORABLE!

Sean took this one when I was inside, finishing up with the party preparations. I really almost gasped when I saw the love on Gracie's face. This was the picture he snapped just a second later:

Okay then. I guess Ava wasn't in a loving mood, huh? :) I will leave you with this one. Can you tell they are holding hands? Warms a mother's heart. Awwwwwww........