Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tutus and Party Hats

My great niece recently celebrated her 1st birthday and I had great fun making her gift! What little girl doesn't like tutus? Well ok, maybe she wasn't as excited about it as we were :) And I just couldn't resist making a cute little birthday hat. So here's some pics from the event.

Here's the tutu and party hat, cute I know!

And a close up of the party hat
Brinley showing off her new tutu (she actually wasn't real excited about it, but it's so cute!)

And Brinley in her party hat. She wasn't very excited about this either, she didn't keep it on very long.

There you have it, a cute girl, a cute tutu and a cute party hat!

I've been thinking about making up some of those cute little party hats to sell in my etsy store. Of course I think about a lot of things but real life seems to always get in my way of my fun crafty life.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook - Challenge #26

This week's challenge at The Pink Elephant is a Child Theme challenge. I decided to scrap another layout of my sweet little great niece, she's such a doll & it's fun doing the girlie pages.

Be sure to stop on over to TPE to check out the rest of the Design Teams work.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some Christmas Cards

I was working on some Christmas cards for a class I have coming up in November and decided to just make a bunch and choose 3 from what I made. These 3 are the ones that aren't going to be done for the class. Lately I have had 2 manufacturers that I just love love love, Hero Arts & Tim Holtz. These cards showcase that.

This first one was a pretty simple one using some Hero Arts stamps. I love the black, red & white combo.
Another Hero Arts stamp, I did the emboss resist technique with this one where the stamp is embossed and then I rubbed the Tim Holtz dye ink over the images. I also used my cuttlebug for this one, my #1 go to tool for cards! The other thing I am loving right now is the wrinkle ribbon (hand dyed seam binding) looooove this stuff!
And lastly is this ornament card, not sure Im digging this one so much. I used Hero Arts again (love the music notes background) some Tim Holtz dye inks for the background and then some crackle rock candy. The ornament is cut out from grungeboard (love), crackled then inked up with some alcohol inks. I got impatient waiting for the paint to dry so I used my heat gun which gave the effect of the deep crackles, I think for this application finer ones would have been better.

That's it for now. I have a birthday party for a special little girl (my great niece) who just turned "1" & Im hoping to get some cute photos of her with some things I made for her so I will share that later on.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Im recovering from a little weekend getaway to Door County, and what a beautiful place to visit! We stayed at a B&B, did some sight seeing and shopping. I can't wait to go back! I did score some goodies at a craft sale that was going on at a church there. I picked up two good sized bags of vintage trims, ric rac, and seam binding. I'll have to get a pic of them to share so you can all drool :) I can't wait to use some of them on some cards and layouts.

I thought I'd share a card with you since I have been bad about sharing lately, we'll see if I can do a little better with the blogging :)