Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Baby Boy Brag Book

Only 2 weeks left until my due date! Of course, I wouldn't mind if the little one decided to make an appearance a little early - I'm ready any day! Well, I'm not sure if you're ever really "ready", but you know what I mean.

Anyway, when the baby is born, my mom is coming to stay with us for about a week or so to help out. This won't be the first grandchild for my parents, but it's been quite awhile since the last one was born. Needless to say, they are very excited too. I know my mom will take lots of pictures while she's here, so I thought I'd make a little brag book for her to put a few in. I didn't think I'd be up to it that first week while she's here, so I figured I'd just make a boy one and a girl one, give her the appropriate one, and keep the other for a gift.

I started with the boy book first because I have just loved working with the Delicate Dots DSP that was available through SAB this year. I sometimes have trouble putting various DSP patterns together, but these just seem to go together so easily. If I do have a boy, I'm sure I'll wish I would have gotten more than one package! Anyway, I used the sketch that I used for these cards (here and here) and my beloved Nursery Necessities set.

If you haven't made one before, they are very easy. SCS has a good tutorial to follow. I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Thanks for looking! Stay tuned for the girl version!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: Delicate Dots
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Buttons (Wal-Mart)
Tools: Star Punch, 1" Circle Punch (waves under boat), Crop-a-dile

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers Birthday Card

This card uses the same sketch as my previous post (sketch challenge 206 on SCS). For this one, I used the Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP and Thoughts and Prayers again.

I stamped the flower image on a piece of Whisper White and then punched three 1 1/4" circles from the image. I didn't necessarily punch them out right next to each other, but I like how it looks like somewhat of a continuous flow after they were adhered to the card. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Mixed Messages set.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Mixed Messages (Papertrey)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta
Tools: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches