Sunday, April 5, 2015

Baby Cards

Several months ago I posted some new baby stamps designs I was playing with.

Aren't they cute - wait until you see some of the cards I made.  I really got carried away with this cuties so I am stocked for quite a while.

I think this one is my favorite.  It uses 2 retired colors - Pretty in Pink and Not Quite Navy.  The DSP is Old Olive.  

These are a few other designs using the basket image.  Colors here are Not Quite Navy (I still have an unopened package of that paper - it is one of my favorites), Pool Party and So Saffron.

 And I love the paper doilies on these cards.  Colors are Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.

And this one - when I was cutting and punching the baby images these two were just lined up so perfectly I decided to not separate them.   This would be a good card for twins - or grandparents who have 2 grandchildren born within days of each other.   The card is Old Olive and So Saffron.  I like the layered ribbon on this one.

Easter Weekend

Well, it's been a while since I have posted.   Busy just enjoying life :-) 

Still loving the Jamberry wraps.  Here is my Easter jamicure...

 This was a design that was only available in the Stylebox.  It is a matte finish and has a subtle chevron pattern in the background with beautiful flowers.  I thought it looked very 'springy'.

 We celebrated Easter on Saturday evening since my DH and SIL both had to work on Easter morning.  Our granddaughter did much better with the egg hunt this year.  She was cautious at first but by the end she was getting excited with each egg she found.

After a nice supper of pasta with ham and mushrooms, broccoli, cherry salad and bread we enjoyed DQ blizzards in honor of my dad's (Grandpa Pete) birthday.  He passed away 10 years ago on the eve of his 92nd birthday. He loved ice cream and especially DQ trips with friends from church - so every year our family celebrates his life with some ice cream.  His favorite was a vanilla shake.

Since DD #2 and I were by ourselves on Sunday morning, I suggested we go to IHOP after church.  She offered to pay :-)
Then home, and I got busy working on things for someone's Second Birthday this week.  Granddaughter will be 2 on Wednesday but the party is on Saturday.  The theme is Clifford the Big Red Dog.  She loves that show!
Her momma wanted to make a dress like one she saw on Etsy, but is just learning to sew and is not enjoying it much so Grandma took over.

It did turn out cute, but reminded me of all the things about sewing clothes that I dislike - zippers and gathering. Hope no one looks too closely at the stitching :-) 

 And Momma also found a birthday banner she liked on Pinterest that I used as a guide when making this one.  I used primary colors with black and white accents.   The paper is Stampin Up - Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight.   I used some of the Brights DSP stack.  It went quickly with the Big Shot circle framelits and Alphabet die.

 I found the ribbon at Michael's and it was perfect.  My daughter had also bought some to tie around dog bowls for serving the snacks.  Now I just have to work on the chalkboard scrapbook page listing likes,dislikes and growth markers like height, weight and number of teeth. Looking forward to trying some of Stampin Up's chalk ink pads.

And here is Shadow. He is growing and getting more and more daring.  He jumps up on my desk when I am working and tries to hide behind my laptop.