Baby Tags

Well, long time no see!!  Yes, I'm still here.  Just don't get to the computer very often.  My back, shoulders and neck just ache from carrying my son around, lifting of the wheelchair, and all the work that goes with having a six year old with a broken leg.  Poor kid.  He's in a proper cast and we're counting the days/weeks till it can come off.  Full-time carers (and part-time carers too) that do this all the time, you have my total admiration xx

I have been able to make a few projects, usually ones involving crochet or hand-stitching so I can sink into the couch and rest my aching body!  With a hot cuppa near by.  But of course, all these little gifts I'm making require packaging and presentation..... So I've started making a few little tags for my baby crochet beanies!

I've used my favourite baby stamp set .... Baby We've Grown, using the gorgeous little bunny image and sweet baby as the sentiment.  It's SO CUTE!!

I've stamped the images in Black and used my watercolour pencils to colour, and then washed over with my Aqua Painters, very lightly.  I love watercolour pencils, just a little bit of water and no pencil lines!!

I have then used my Scallop Tag punch to make the little tags, also rounding off the edges to make it look sweet.  Looking at them again, they're so cute!!

So here's what I used:
Stamps: Baby, We've Grown
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Crumb Cake CS
Accessories: Scallop Tag Punch, Aqua Painters, Whisper White Bakers Twine & Project Life corner punch & Watercolour pencils.

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Short & Sweet

Eek!  It's been over two weeks since I last posted here on my blog.  I'm so sorry about that.  Life has been a bit chaotic since my six year old son broke his leg the other week and then I travelled (with my two other children) to my brother's wedding in beautiful Queenscliff in Victoria.  I'm back feeling like I've been hit with a whirlwind, a little bit exhausted but full of projects to share with you.

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Do you Project Life?

So I've shared a few posts here and there on this blog talking about the new Project Life range by Stampin' Up! in partnership with Becky Roberts.  You can see some of our Project Life range here.

So I don't do PL (what I affectionately call Project Life) in the traditional sense.  I have no system to my memory keeping.  I just pick photos of certain events or of my children, hope that I've got enough for a double layout and off I go.  So to help me, I have been participating in a Project Life or Pocket Scrapbooking online course for inspiration.  I can show you here this weekend's effort at making some of the pocket cards.  I look forward to sharing the whole page (well two page layout) when I have all the photos to put in (I needed a few more!!).

So I've used a mix of products to make these pocket cards.  These top three card bases come from the Project Life Dear Lizzy edition.  My first card uses a scrap of Sale-a-Bration paper from last year.  I've added a circle stamped with the Hardword stamp using Crumb Cake ink and sponged the edges too.  I've added staples and a little epoxy sticker from the Stampin' Up! Every Day Adventure accessories pack.

The second card I've left as is.  I just love it.  The third card, I've added my journalling with my **new** typewriter (well it's not new, it's a 1960s typewriter I bought on eBay the other week).  I then added a big sequin from my stash.

The first card in this series, is made with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I've stamped the sun with Crushed Curry ink, the typeset letters with Crumb Cake ink and the little butterflies with Pool Party ink.  I've added a sticker for a sentiment.

The second card uses a strip of Stampin' Up!s Burlap Ribbon which I have added to the card with several rows of machine stitching.  I've added stickers to make the word - create.  My third card is a Shaker card.  I've used some stars, Stampin' Up!s new In Colour Sequin Assortment and a little wooden smiley face.  I've used a scrap of plastic to make the front and stitched it all together.  I  have to say these photos don't do these cards justice, as I'm really happy with how they turned out.  I look forward to sharing more of my PL with you!


Sweet Baby Girl

OK, I can finally say YAY!!  All my birthday thank you cards have been sent and hopefully, well I really do hope, received by now.  I've received so many thank you's for my thank you cards.  Just lovely!!

So I'm back to making baby cards.  Well one really, and for a sweet little girl.  I've used my most favourite (well definitely the current favourite) baby stamp set: Baby We've Grown.  And hopefully I've mixed up my style.  To see other cards made with this set, click here and here.

I've made a little banner using the Banner Blast stamp set (which is now retired, but there are oh so cute new ones in the new Catalogue) and punched out with my Banner punch.  I've tied it off with some pink bakers twine.

I've stamped and coloured in my baby images and sentiment with Black ink and used my watercolours to colour, adding just a touch of water-brushing to colour and shade the rabbit.  I love that rabbit!!

I then added some little sprinkles, new from Stampin' Up!  It's the new In Colour Sequin Assortment and it's so pretty!  I just noticed my top two photos don't have the third little sequin (insert sad face).  Too late to take new photos, it's already in the mail!  But here  is a photo before the sequin fell...

Yep, you can see the sequin is about to go.......

So here's what I used:

Stamps: Baby, we've grown & Banner Blast
Inks: Memento Black ink & assorted Watercolour pencils, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz classic inks
Papers: Whisper White & Blushing Bride CS
Accessories: Bakers Twine, Banner punch & new In Colour Sequin Assortment

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Girl

So while my baby has just turned four, turns out I've needed to make a few baby cards lately.  I don't get to make them as often, so I enjoy every moment and chance that I do.

Today's card uses the 'Baby, We've Grown' stamp set.  I truly love and adore this stamp set.  The images are so sweet.  And as I needed to make a baby girl card, the perfect set to use!

I have used Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake as my feature colours.  The Strawberry Slush is so striking against the Whisper White background!

I've used my (now retired) little hearts embossing folder to emboss the background.  I love those sweet little hearts.  I cut my layered cardstock from Whisper White & Strawberry Slush CS using the Window Frames Collection dies.  I stamped my little shoes in black and then used my blender pens to colour the little shoes using Blushing Bride & Pretty in Pink inks.

I've added a little hearts border using an old punch and added some Petite Petals flowers stamped in Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride, and then cut with the coordinating Petite Petals punch.  Add some pearls and they look so cute.

And last but not least, I added a little baby sentiment 'hello baby'.

So here's what I used:

Stamps: Baby, we've grown & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Memento Black, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush & Pretty in Pink (retired) inks
Papers: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush & Crumb Cake CS
Accessories: Blender pen, punches and pearls
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection

My card was inspired by the Stampin' Pretty version of a little baby girl card.


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