September 7, 2009

Fathers Day

As well as Ella giving Sam the obligatory “Socks, Jocks and Singlets” for Fathers Day, I wanted to make a special gift for Sam with Ella.

So I thought it would be nice to capture her hand print on canvas, well initially I was thinking hands and feet, fortunately I gave that up as a bad joke and decided to stick to hand prints only. I then thought it would be nice if the card reflected the gift. So I decided on a fold out card with two hand prints and a couple of photo's of Ella in her creative mode, which includes lying under the table with paint brush in hand.
I padded the back of the canvas out with a hand towel, so that there was not as much give in it. Proceeded to cover her palms (one at a time in paint) and then practiced on card stock before tackling the canvas. Everytime I congratulated Ella on how well she had done, she tried to clap.... yes with her hand covered in paint. Also I probably should point out that this is not the smartest thing to do on a day when you do not have running water. I woke up to a leaking kitchen tap (a fine continual spray of water and a very large puddle of water) that morning, so I was waiting on the plumber to arrive and hence had the water off..... a bucket of swimming pool water and a large number of baby wipes did the trick.
Sam loved the idea and we now also have Ella's handprints at 18months....

Monthly Challenge

Unfortunately due to personal circumstances there will not be a September... I will still put the $10 CR towards my Mater/Townsville Maternal Bereavement Fund in lieu of not being able to offer the challenge.
The Challenge will be back on again in October and with a 7 week lead time I am hoping for a number of entries.... the Challenge Theme of October will be: "Many Thanks"

All About Baby!

Another item I have been working on both for the August Challenge and for Ella is a 6 x 6 Scrap Album using ½ pack of Rock-a-bye Baby, Simply Scrappin Kit. So far I am a little over half way through the 20 page album. In addition I have added some SU Ribbon, onboard elements and some bling to some pages.

September 3, 2009

August Challenge

The August Challenge Theme was "All about Baby"

Unfortunately there were no entries this month. As a result my Mater Fund keeps growing.

Below are the items I have prepared for the Challenge.
The bear on this card has been stamped on Close to Cocoa Card, using Chocolate Chip Ink, trimmed around and then outlined using Crystal Effects. It has then been mounted using Stampin Dimensionals, as has the So Saffron card.

SU Products
Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
DSP: Windsor Knot
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Stamp Sets: Bundle of Joy, Everthing Baby

I found these gorgeous mini clothes pegs and could not wait to incorporate them into this months challenge.

The tops and onsies' have been cut out by hand ..... and hung out to dry! I have then used a single onsie on a smaller gift card.

SU Product:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink (Girl) Brocade Blue (Boy)
DSP: Patterns Pack II (Available as Level 1 hostess pack)
Ink: Pixie Pink (Girl) & Brocade Blue (Boy)

My next post will include the 6 x 6 Scrap Album using Rock-a-bye Baby.