Sunday, April 24, 2011

She has Arrived!!

Rhylan Irene Pearson
Born: Wednesday April 20th, 2011 at 8:21 a.m
Weight: 8lbs 13oz

Mommy and Baby are doing fine!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rhys' Birthday Invites

I have been working away at anything that I can think of these days. I am just trying to keep my mind occupied while we wait for this little one to finally make an appearance. I decided to get a head start in planning Rhys' birthday party. Her party is not until June but I thought with the new baby I might not have as much time as I like to make invites. Right now I have all the pieces cut and the invites printed. The party location has been booked and the deposit has been put down. Now I just have to glue everything together. I figure I can do that slowly while the kids are napping or watching T.V. I find the hard part is getting into my scrap space to get things planned and cut. Now that part is done so it should be easier to get them together. 

I used my Gypsy to create the template for the invite. The base is made from welding the "3" candle from Sweet Treats with the cupcake from Create a Critter. I removed the eyes and mouth from the frosting cut. The base is made from left over paper from a previous project, I had enough scraps to cut all the bottoms out. The frosting is cut from Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I then passed it through the cuttlebug using the Swirl embossing folder. I also sprayed it with a layer of Pink Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angles. The "3" candle is cut from Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I then used the Burnished Velvet technique to create the flame at the top of the candle. I finished it off with a pretty pink bow on the cupcake base. 

This is what the back of the card looks like. I printed these with my computer after I had cut the out but before I assembled the front pieces. I created the blurry part in photoshop for privacy reasons, on the real version you can read all the information.

I am really happy how these turned out and found that even though I have to make 28 it really didn't take me very long. So Far ... LOL!


Still No Baby ...

Just a quick post to let anyone reading my blog that there is still no baby yet. We are now two days over due and have no signs of anything happening yet. I will keep you all posted and let you all know when the little bundle of joy finally arrives. I will also post my Thank you cards and Baby announcements that I have made once the baby is here.

On the other hand I have been on a roll and managed to almost finished all of Rhys' Birthday invites. Her birthday isn't until June 6th but I thought I would get going on them before the new baby gets here and I have less time to work on them. I will post them as soon as they are done.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Baby On the Way!

I recently found out that a friend, who I have grown up with since childhood, is expecting her first baby. I wanted to make her a card to show her my excitement for her. As you can probably tell I made the last two cards on the same night. They both have very close to the same feel. I find that is what happens when you can only make so many trips up and down the stairs. You tend to use what you have already dragged up.

I started with last week's sketch from The Sweet Stop. I then turned to my trusty Crumb Cake paper for the base and Stella Rose paper for my pattern paper. I stamped Expecting Bella on some Copic Express paper and coloured her with my copic markers. I cut her out with my Oval Nestabilities and mounted her on some Crumb Cake paper cut with the Scalloped Oval Nestabilitie. I masked my Bella image and then used a sponge and Crumb cake ink to tone down the white of the Copic Express paper. I also ink around the edge with some more Crumb Cake ink. I stitched a zig zig stitch with my sewing machine around the two rectangles. I added three paper flowers to the left lower corner and finished them off with three cream brads from my stash. In the top right corner I added two Bella Blings to finish of the card.

On the inside of the card I stamped one of my favourite baby sentiments with Early Espresso Ink and finished the side of the card with some scraps left over from the front.

I made this post a little early but I do plan to enter it in That's Krafty Thursday over at the Spotted Chick's Blog. I love her That's Krafty Thursday Challenge as all you need to do is use Kraft or Crumb Cake paper somewhere on your card. This is her 50th That's Krafty Thursday Challenge so she challenging everyone so that she gets 50 entries in this weeks Challenge. I challenge you all to join her over at The Spotted Chick

Copics Used: E00, E29, E42, T1, YG63, YG67, Y32, BG72, BG75, RV11, R00, R46


Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Well Soon Linda!

I made this card for my best friend Linda, who just had her second shoulder surgery. I used the Get Well Bella on her get well card last time so I thought I would change it up a bit this time and use Park Bench Bella. I love my Bella stamps, they seem to be my go to stamps for any of my girlfriends. 

I started with this weeks sketch at The Sweet Stop. I then turned to my Stella Rose paper. I love how each pack has so many different papers that all coordinate with each other. It makes building a card so easy. I stamped Bella on some Copic Express paper with some Momento ink. I then coloured her with my copics and paper pieced her shirt, pants and the treat box from left over scraps in my scrap bin. I distressed the edges of the Copic Express paper with Crumb Cake Ink. I then matted the image with Pear Pizzaz cardstock, I also matted the background paper with the same Pear Pizzaz cardstock. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set from Stampin' Up and stamped with Early Espresso ink. I then punched it out with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch. I added a small rinestone to the dogs collar for a little bling. I then added three orange brads from my stash to finish off the card. 

I was able to enter my card in the following challenges: The Sweet Stop Sketch #103, Cupcake Craft Challenge for their Doctor and Nurses / Get Well Challenge, Stamp Something for their Sassy Circles Challenge.

Copics used: G82, E31, E44, E19, E47, T2, W10, BG72


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teegan's Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend's birthday party my daughter was invited to go to. He is a huge Cars fan. Every gift he got tonight was Cars theme, along with the whole birthday party. I used my Gypsy and the Disney/Pixar Cars cartridge to make the card. I first put the shadow feature on and used black cardstock to make the base of the card. I copied the shadow then flipped and welded the two together to make the base of the card. All of the rest of his features were cut using scraps from my scrap bin. I used the Gypsy to position all of the cuts on one mat so that I only needed to cut once and then layer him all together. I LOVE how he turned out and he wasn't to bad to put together. I don't believe you can cut him any smaller as some of the cuts were pretty small even at this size of about 3 1/2 x 5 3/4. On the inside on the card I printed a sentiment with my computer and then mounted it on a scrap of yellow cardstock. I think I will be making another one of these for another little boys party we have been invited to this weekend. Maybe this time I will try Matter.

I have been working really hard on my baby announcements and some thank you cards for when the baby comes. I unfortunately won't be able to post them until after the baby arrives as some of my family don't know what we are having and want to be surprised. I will post them a soon as the little one arrives.