Monday, March 7, 2011

Sock Monkey Baby Shower Card

Hey everyone! Thanks to all who visited me during the Blog Hop! I loved all of your comments & thank you for becoming a follower! I hope to participate in more of these, it was a lot of fun! 
So now for the winner of my Blog Candy! I used a random picker to choose the winner. And the winner is...

Trisha said...
I am a new follower. I just love your Easter layout. Really love your blog design. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Tricia, please inbox me with your address so I can mail you your goodies!!

Here is a card I made for my cousin's Baby Shower. I really love how it came out! The invitation & room decor that she picked was monkey themed & I always like to match the theme, so this is what I came up with.
The card & envelope were made with Bazzill Bling cardstock. I'm not sure who makes the leopard paper that I used for the envelope liner. The card & envelope were made using the Martha Stewart score board. The pink flocked baby girl paper is by Heidi Grace Designs. The rest of the cardstock is all by Coredinations, except for the brown suede paper that I used to cut out the monkey. The purple background paper was made with a color cored cardstock, which is light purple on the inside. I embossed the dot pattern onto it with my Sizzix Texture Boutique & sanded the top to make the light purple appear. The monkey & rattle were cut out with the Sugar & Spice cartridge. I Stickled the hat & rattle, added a little bling to the bow, tied a ribbon around the rattle & gave her brad button eyes. The "BABY" was made with chipboard letters that have adhesive on both sides. I inked the sides & sprinkled pink glitter on top. The "oh baby" inside was stamped with an embossing ink pad, sprinkled with a pink glitter embossing gun & heated with a heat gun. 
Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave a comment! 

Friday, March 4, 2011


Hi! If you have never been here before Welcome! I am the last stop on the Blog Hop. My name is Erica & I love to craft! This is my first Blog Hop & I hope I do it right!! :) 
The theme is Spring/Easter projects & this is my part

I did a scrapbook layout of Easter 2010. All the papers & cardstock are from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack & Spring Carstock Stack. I used a fiskars grass punch for the layers of grass. I used 4 different shades of green & one is a metallic green, which is a little hard to see in the picture. If you click on the photo, you can get a closer view. The "Hoppy Easter", chick, basket, bunny & eggs were cut out on the Cricut using the Celebrate with Flourish cart. The flower embellishments were from a pack of American Girl Crafts stickers that I got on clearance at Michaels. I used a lot of pop dots on this layout. Thanks for looking! 

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If you have been following in order you should have arrived from

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Lisa -  Scrappin in NJ  -                   

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Baby Shower Card

I just made this card for a Baby Shower I went to a couple of weeks ago. The theme was bunnies & flowers, so I went with that.
I used Bazill bling cardstock for the card itself. I cut it with a paper trimmer & then scored it with the Martha Stewart  score board, which I love. The other cardstock used for the card are all by Coredinations. The cardstock behind the bunny has a light purple core & was embossed using the Sizzix Texture Boutique & a Sizzix flower embossing folder. Then I sanded the top lightly. The bunny was cut out on the Cricut using the Sugar and Spice Cartridge. The belly & the nose pieces were cut out of Terrifically Tacky Tape, which is a double sided adhesive sheet. Then I put on the sticky pieces leaving the top protective piece on. I peeled off the top piece of the nose first, so I could use pink micro beads on this part. Then I peeled off the other 2 & used pink flock on those. I gave her gem eyes, put a Prima in her hair & topped it off with a bunny head brad. The word BABY was also cut out on the Cricut using Sugar and Spice & I embossed the top layer of the letters to match.
The envelope was made with the Martha Stewart score board & a shimmery purple paper & a Purple suede  paper, but I'm not sure who makes them.
Hope you liked it! Come back & visit soon for more great projects!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Gift for the Teachers

I just made these for my son's preschool Teachers. I actually gave them to them on Valentine's Day, but I wanted them to be something they could enjoy all year round, not just on Valentine's. I've been wanting to do something with my empty Prima jars & this seemed like the perfect project to use them for.

I first used Goo Gone on them to get rid of the labels & adhesive on the fronts & back. I then washed & dried them thoroughly. The papers used are from the DCWV the Grade School stack. I used the smallest 4.5" by 6.5" stack because the prints are smaller & wrapped around the jars perfectly, after I trimmed about an inch off the width. I chose the music note paper on the one because she is the music teacher. There are lots of great prints to choose from & it was hard to decide which ones to use. I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the smiling apples. For the apple charms I used the Doodlecharms cartridge. I then set each of the charm holes with an eyelet to give it more strength. I wrote each of the teacher's names in a Gelly Roll red glitter pen. I tied some skinny yellow ribbon & skinny red with white polka dots ribbon around the neck of the jars with the apple charm attached to the red one.
I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the tops! I put 1 1/2 inch circles of the coordinating paper on each of the lids & topped each one with a really small metallic red heart. I filled them all with Hershey Kisses. 

I think they came out really cute & all of his Teacher's loved them. It only took me a few hours to make them & was an easy & fun project to make. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Guess HOO loves you" Valentine's Day Card

I'm back!! I have a few recent projects that I've done & I want to share them with you. This is a card that I made my hubby for Valentine's Day, to be from me & my 5 year old son. I used the Hoot N Holler Cricut cartridge for this one. The cardstock used is by Coredinations. Thanks for looking! I'll have more to post very   soon. Hope you come back & visit!!!