Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tiffany Bridal Shower

Last weekend I went to my friend's bridal shower and it was so lovely and lots of fun. Here's the quick card that I made for her. I found this paint swatch in my bin of scrap paper and it was the right colors for the Tiffany themed party! It took me all of a half an hour to put it together - gotta love that!

I also made her homemade bath products. The first is my special blend of Lavendar bath salt with a mix of epsom salt, sea salt, and of course Lavendar essential oil. I also made her a Blueberry Bliss sugar scrub. Turbiando sugar and Blueberry essential oil are the main ingredients along with vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and coconut oil! I designed the labels in Adobe InDesign and printed them on our computer.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies for card:
Die cut sentiment: Essentials by Ellen Hutson
Embellies: gems by Recollection, ribbon from American Crafts, bathrobe and slippers from Jolee's

Supplies for bath products:
Jars: Hobby Lobby
Tag die: Mama Elephant
Embellies: misc from my stash, ribbon from Recollection

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wham-Bam-Kapow Exploding Box Card!

Happy Friday,
Its a gorgeous day in California, then again when is it not. My neighbor's son recently got back from the hospital, I won't go into the details but he is going to be fine. I made this card for him soon after he got home from the hospital along with a huge tray of lasagna for him and his family.

It is a card that literally explodes out of the box! I found the tutorial online - just google exploding box card. My brother J made the prototype and here is my version of it. Super hero powers for one super cool 10-year old. The best part is that it fits in a A2 envelope. It folds down flat so you can slide that card right in and not worry about additional postage!

I blended the background to create the swirly pattern and infused lots of bright colors for added pop! The superhero dog (from Mama Elephant) is too cute and I just had to include it. Glossy accents was used to highlight the shield along with a fun star sequin.

Here is a closeup of the card.

And of course, how it looks when you pull it out of the A2 envelope.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Stamps: Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes, My Favorite Things Birdie Brown You're Super, Studio G wood mounted stamps (from Micheal's)
Star Sequin: Daiso
Inks: Distress Inks, StampinUp
Copics coloring

Friday, April 3, 2015

One Happy Baby

Hello! I can't believe its April already. I should be posting bunnies for Easter but instead I am posting a teddy bear. I finally got around to taking some photos of the completed baby blanket, burp cloths, and bib for my newest nephew! The package should be arriving at their home anytime now... I hope they like it.

I just love this flannel fabric that I bought from Joann's Fabrics. So adorable and fun. I hand cut all the letters and bear out of felt and embroidered them onto the blanket. French knots are in the bear's eyes, a small black button for his nose, and a little bit of stuffing just to give him more texture.

Here is a close up of the letters and bear.

Matching burp cloths and bib.

All supplies from Joann's Fabric.

Have a Hoppy Easter weekend!