Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's a boy!!!

Yeah.... I'm an aunt again! My sister welcomed her new baby boy, Connor Daron into the world this morning - Happy Birthday Connor! He joins his big brother Adam and big sister Lexi at home. They are all represented in this card, lol - adam and lex as the 2 little monkeys and Connor as the sweet little giraffe. Congrats to Shannon and Shane on their new addition. This card uses the new fox and friends set from the Ocassions Mini, the cloud template that I love so much, a retired single stamp called Beautiful Baby and the naturally serif die.
Yesterday was my mom's birthday (she' staying with my sis right now for the birth) and we were really hoping that the baby would share a birthday with her... he almost made it too! They got to the hospital at 11:40 pm last night and Connor came at 12:07 am this morning! (yep, thats 27 minutes!!) Phew, that was close :) Apparently, my sis does NOT recommend an epidural-free birth though, lol. Thanks for stopping by today - if you're having a baby today - get the drugs!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

a Bunny Box

It's almost time for easter! I subscribe to several blogs for ideas. This bunny box is one of those things that I saw on an email that I get when I subscribe to a blog and is a project that one blogger, Marie is doing for an upcoming class. I have a workshop coming up this weekend and open house at school tonight, so I thought I'd make 2 based on her picture... one for my hostess and one for the teacher. I took a pic of the pieces and the punches I used as I don't have time to compile a tutorial (sorry), but at least you can get an idea by the pictures. Pretty straight forward punching, shading and assembly. The only part you may need help with is the "box" part. When I decided to CASE (Copy and Share with Everyone) Marie, there was only a picture of this adorable box and no instructions as she hadn't held her class yet. When I make these boxes (like the Turkey one in a previous post) I use Tammy's tutorial found here. This little basic box will work with almost any top note creature you can come up with and is a good thing to keep as a reference! Have fun and Hoppy Easter!
ETA: Since my adaptation of Marie's bunny box, Marie has posted a wonderful tutorial on her blog -check it out here!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Using SU Vinyl as decor

I wanted to add a quote over the french doors in my kitchen. So I pulled out my negelected Chocolate Vinyl from Stampin Up! and fired up my Cricut machine. It was more difficult than I anticipated to get the letters to stay uniform in size, but I like the overall affect. Not perfect, but hey, neither am I, lol!

Sorry for the bad pictures, I'm still struggling with my photo editing software. I can't edit any pictures, so whatever comes out of the camera is what I have to post here.