Friday, May 22, 2009

Oh, Baby!

First off... Wow I haven't blogged in a while! I've been so busy crafting that I don't know if I've even blinked in the last 2 months. So I need to cram a few items per post just to catch up!! Yay for you!

One of the main reasons, I've been so busy is my 2 new nephews!! Which they are the highlight of today's post! First up is their birth announcement! I created these in Photoshop Elements using some digital scrapbook supplies. I printed 60 of these using my Epson R1800 and Luster photo paper, it was the first time I used the roll attachment!!

Next up is the Baby Shower Invitations! The main paper is Coordinations, which is fun paper because when you sand or tear it, the core color of the paper is a lighter color. You can see it where I sanded the embossed scallop edge. The wording was cut by my Cricut and adhered with my Xyron sticker maker. The circle was cut with Fiskars shape template and then I sanded the edges. The dark brown flower was stamped with white ink and cut out by hand. The cutest part (in my opinion) are the giraffes, which I stamped, colored with pencil, hand cut, and glued yellow flocking to the spots.

Last but certainly not least, I made some custom Onsies! I finally tried using the vinyl for my Cricut, it was so fun, and let me tell was a lot easier than I thought!!! I spent some time looking for cute "twin" sayings and this was my absolute favorite!

Here are all 3 sets of Onsies I created! The pear I hand drew, and cut with a craft knife from a piece of vinyl.
For the "womb mates" I added a top coat of glitter paint to give them some *sparkle*!!

This is just a little sampling of what I have been working on lately!!! More to come soon! Oohhh I almost forgot.....

Today is my 1st Blogaversary!!!

One year ago I made my first post, which also had a giraffe theme!!! How fitting! In the last year I have made 58 posts about what I love to do.....craft! I certainly have had a blast sharing my creations with everyone and thank those of you who stop by to see what I've been up to, especially if you left me some blog love (comments). That is what makes it all worth it!

SOOOOOO, just as a special treat to YOU my blog readers I have a super duper cool giveaway!!! I am putting a packet together with a brand spanking new package of Autumn Leaves "flourishes v2" acrylic stamps, some paper, stickers, embellies....and who knows what else...a defiantly cool gift to a lucky blog reader! I will draw the winner to this freebie giveaway one week from today! To qualify leave me a comment on this post! To increase your chances of winning, leave me a comment on one of my other 57 you a total of 58 entries!!! So what are you waiting for????? Start spreading the blog love baby!!!!


Sara Ancich said...

Cute blog header!

Anabelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words. Great projects! Those onesies are adorable. And your nephews are the cutest little guys. Great announcement.

Just me.....Shelly said...

whoot whoot!!!! happy blogavesary....!!! yay!

and congrats on the!!