Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Trial

So - -I am still not back to where I wanna be - and I was just playing with little things. These are from the dollar bins at JoAnns and Michaels. The stamps were the mini stamps out of the bins, the little sparklies are stickers from the cheapo section ( a bit more than the dollar bins... lol) I had a different idea with the paper doilies, but it didn't work, so I was playing around with them.
I did use Core'dinations (is that spelled right?) pearls paper.

One picture is going to be pretty bad, it had the flash on, but it shows the pearly of the paper.
I need to break out the Cricut and start getting swirly embellishments cut out, and background things. I think it would help more.

So this is the one with the flash, it shows the pearly paper better.
This one was stamped in "Ruby Red" ink and used all 4 hearts.
I punched out the hearts with a Stampin Up punch - has 3 different hearts on it. I ran them through my Xyron sticker maker, put my glitter on, and then ran it through the Xyron again the other way. If I left any details out -- lemme know and ask..... thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baptism Invites and Birthday Princess

Well -- my boys are turning 8 on Friday - and I am working on the invites for their baptism day. They are turning out okay - sorta plain, but since the pink unicorns and sparkles were turned down (I know,crazy, right??) Sooo... this is what I came up with. Riley has been "red" and Braden has been "blue" since birth -- I always color coded them for family. We always lived so far away from the families, so it was just the easiest way I could think to make sure everyone knew which baby they were looking at! So -- that is where the red and blue comes in. The silver is just aluminum foil -sent through the Xyron to make it sticky - then I sent it through the crinkle thingy to give it a bit of texture. When I pulled it off the backing it straitened out more than I would have liked, but still wasn't just flat foil. Then, the CTR stamp (from Sunbeam Stamps) was stamped on Stampin Up cardstock with silver ink. Cut them out, and then put a layer of clear embossing powder over them to give them a bit of shine and seal the silver ink - - I hit it with a heat gun and still would smear, so I fixed that by sealing it! :o)
Now, the highlight of our day was celebrating the 1st birthday of our baby girl, Madilyn. I can't believe her first year has gone by so quickly. Here are some pictures of her this morning, wearing her princess crown we got at the party store. She was soooo cute, she wore it quite a bit today -even to get her brothers from school. How stinkin' cute is she?? (I admit, I **MAY** be a tiny bit biased....) But, everyone always says how cute she is -- that many people can't be wrong, can they??
And this evening, she got her very own cupcake -- and she loved ever little bit of it! She started out very dainty - just a finger or two in the icing.... and then---

As you can see -- things got a little out of control -- then she started getting tired - and rubbed her eyes, then the hair..... This is the final product - just before the bath! It was a great day -- even if mommy is too emotional about her baby having her first birthday! (that is a kitty scratch above her eye....)