Monday, March 16, 2009

Time to play a little catch up!

I'm sorry to say that the way I've been feeling for the last few months has made this blog a very low priority. Unfortunately even when I have some quiet time to blog I have such 'Mom' brain that my concentration is very fractured. Hopefully this will pass when the baby is born....a girl can wish can't she? Anyhow since I seem to have more focus today I figured I would share a few recent projects!

I have been taking a Mom & Tot Gymnastics class for the last couple months. We have a really great instructor and my daughter can't get enough of the class. It's so nice to finally have 'teachers' to give little seasonal gifts to. I love making these kinds of little themed projects and I am finally finding people to give them to!

In the first pic you will see the card I made. I might have posted a similar one before as I did make it for a valentines day workshop in feb. The difference with this one is that instead of watercolouring the elephant myself I let Gabby colour it ( apparently she was having a minimalist day!). It was nice to have her participate in making some of the card and I know the instructor appreciated it too. The pillowbox gift you see bellow was made using my SU! Bigshot and the exclusive pillowbox die. I can't believe how quickly it came together, not having to trace, cut out and score a template. I filled the pillow box with some yummy Jelly Bellies in v-day colours. See bellow for project recipes.

{Card Recipe}
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Kraft, Rasberry Tart DSP, Pretty in pink, Rose red, Whisper white
Ink: Rose red, Stazon jet black
Tools & Acc.: Sizzix Scalloped envelope die, Ticket corner punch, Boho blossoms punch, Wide oval punch, Earth elements brad, Piercing tool, Kiwi kiss satin ribbon.

{ Pillow Box Recipe}
Stamps: Happy heart day
Paper: whisper white, Rose red, Rasberry Tart DSP, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red, whisper white,
Tools & Acc.: Sizzix Pillowbox die, Small & Large tag punches, scallop edge punch, 2-way glue, cosmo fine glitter, Sticky strip, Kiwi kiss striped Grosgrain ribbon, whisper white 1/4 in grosgrain ribbon.