Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
1. Charlotte Thank You Cards. For some reason, it is so hard for me to throw away Charlotte's drawings and paintings. I know that to most people, they're nothing special. But to me, the process of sitting down and creating art with her is so precious. So instead of keeping every.single.piece.of.paper, I decided to repurpose many of them into her embarrassingly belated thank you cards. ::hanging head in shame::
I cut down Charlotte's watercolor paintings and various pieces of cardstock/ patterned paper down to 4.25" x 5.5". Next, I ran the paper through an embossing machine with a journaling embossing folder to create writing lines on the backside of the card. Glue the artwork onto the patterned paper. I stamped a "thank you" sentiment directly onto the artwork. To finish the card off, I just machine stitched around the edges. Super simple but I really like them.
Supplies: Stamp (Paper Smooches); Embossing Folder (Sizzix).
2. 100th Birthday Card. This card was custom ordered through my facebook/ esty shop. It was such an honor to make something for such a momentous celebration. 100 years - wow.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper, Sassafras); Cardstock (American Crafts); Brads (American Crafts); Stamps (Lawn Fawn); Other (Silhouette Cameo, Jenni Bowlin Inks, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen).
3. San Francisco Birthday Wishes. Here is another custom birthday card for a San Francisco recipient, also ordered through the facebook/ etsy shop.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (Echo Park, American Crafts); Cardstock (American Crafts, Core'dinations, Martha Stewart); Buttons (My Mind's Eye); Stamps (Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches); Digital Files (Silhouette Online Store); Other (Silhouette Cameo, Fiskars Cloud Punch, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, Jenni Bowlin Inks).
4. Blueberry Birthday Party. I've been helping a friend with the paper products for her daughter's Blueberries for Sal themed birthday party. Here are some sneaks at the banner, favor tags and invite I made for them. Can't wait for the actual party next week!
5. Nursery Name Decor. An Addie B Designs customer requested some custom artwork to match her son's nursery decor. I really love how the handstitching turned out on this one.
Supplies: Digital Files (Silhouette Online Store); Other (Silhouette Cameo, We R Memory Keepers Floss).
6. Bib Baby Card. You've seen these before but I still love how adorable they are. Here is another baby bib card made to coordinate with a custom Addie B Designs bib and burp cloth set.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (Echo Park, American Crafts); Cardstock (American Crafts); Embellishments (Sassafras); Stamps (Lawn Fawn); Letter Stickers (Cosmo Cricket); Digital Files (Lettering Delights); Other (Silhouette Cameo, We R Memory Keepers Floss).
7. Superbowl Cupcake Toppers. This was one of my first attempts using the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo. LOVE!!! I even had a customer purchase a set via our facebook page!
8. Glass etched glass. I think I might do a tutorial on this at some point. I'm slowly getting obsessed with glass etching and the Silhouette Cameo lets me do it with such precision!
9. Face Die Cuts. And finally, someone saw my hairclip cards on etsy and requested some face die cuts. I was so excited to get a "random customer" and ended up making her 50 of these die cuts with various colors and hair styles! Here's a sample.
So now, the grand total as of today (and counting in project speak)? 12 thank you cards, 2 birthday cards, 1 birthday invite, 1 birthday banner, 2 birthday tags, 1 bib card, 1 nursery decor, 2 cupcake toppers, 1 glass etched beer pint, 3 face die cuts. That's 26 projects in this blog post!!! Wohoo!!!
Project 100 Update: 74 down, 26 to go.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The idea behind this layout was to create a map of the places we visited in Newport, Rhode Island that day. My inspiration for this layout were the amazing illustrations Oliver Jeffers made for United Airlines. Using my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio Software, I created this large diecut of the Newport coastline. I then tracked the different places we visited with some handstitching and October Afternoon Mini Market stickers. I also made sure to include a time stamp for each of the little photos.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (Echo Park - For the Record); Stickers and Embellishments (Echo Park - For the Record, Sassafras, American Crafts); Letter Stickers (American Crafts, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket); Other (Martha Stewart Border Punch; We R Memory Keepers Floss).
You can find my January Take 12 layout here. And don't forget to check out all the other members of the Take 12 Team at Ella Publishing to see their fabulous takes on the challenge.
Remember, you have until midnight EST Saturday, February 18 to upload your project here to win the awesome prize given away at Ella Publishing worth $79.99!! Hope you get to play along!!
Project 100 Update: 48 down, 52 to go.
As always, thanks for looking!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The inspiration behind this layout is one of Charlotte's favorite board books, Bear in Sunshine. The story is about a bear who learns about all the different seasons and always finds a way to have fun regardless of the weather. Specifically, one page of the story reads: "Whatever the weather, come snow, rain or sun, Bear always knows how to have lots of fun." I thought this was the perfect title.
Supplies: Simple Stories (patterned paper, letter stickers, stickers); Buttons (My Mind's Eye); Brads (Crate Paper); Other Letter Stickers (Sassafras, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket).
Project Life - Week 4. I'm still loving Project Life and how fulfilling it feels to be documenting our everyday memories. This week I kept everything pretty simple since the layout was so photo heavy, relying on washi tape flags and journaling stickers from my January Counterfeit Kit.
Week 4 Highlights. Tet, the lunar new year. Silhouette Cameo. Charlotte's first potty. Fort Adams.
As always, thanks for stopping by!