So May. I haven’t posted anything since May. I promise you I have been crafting. I have not felt any inclination to blog though. Such is life. I’m here now and offering some crafty goodness.
A friend had a baby not too long ago and I had fun making this layout for a gift when we get to visit for the first time. I placed it in a 12×12 frame so that they can hang it on their wall with the other lovely family photos. I hope they appreciates this little piece of art to add to their collection.
For this project I actually went to the craft store and specifically shopped for product. I never (okay, ALMOST never) go shopping for a specific project. I try to keep a bunch of interesting supplies on hand and just create with what I have in stock. But this time I wanted to shop. And how fun it was.
Baby themed kit (6×6 paper pad, die cuts, tiny text, words): Authentique (on sale for $5! What a score)
pattern paper: Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye
inks: Studio Calico (Mr. Huey), Ranger (distress for inking edges)
washi tape: My Mind’s Eye
wood die cuts: Studio Calico
die cut machine: Provo Craft (Nursery Rhyme cartridge for title lettering, Heritage for banner, Gypsy for resizing elements)
date stamp: K&Co. (Smash stamp)
punches: Stampin’ Up
journaling pocket: Simple Stories
journaling cards: Project Life elements
This qualifies for 2 challenge blogs, both of which I have never entered anything in before:
- The Paper Girls: Get Messy challenge (http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-14-get-messy.html). I played with ink splattering which I have never done before.
- Simon Says Stamps: No Rules challenge (http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-no-rules.html). Well, anything goes and this certainly qualifies.
I look forward to more challenges with these sites and a few other new ones as well as an old time favorite. I may even get blog posts done about them and actually enter them! He he.
2 thoughts on “New baby gift”
I just love all the items you shopped for and put on this layout. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!
Great layout!! Love the little wooden family and and the great details. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!