Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome Little Angel


Hello and welcome!!!  It's that time of the month again - Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop.  This month's theme is birthday or birth day since our friend and owner Taylor welcomed Madelyn Grace VanBruggen into the world last Tuesday, September 13th.  If you haven't had a chance to welcome Madelyn, or post your congrats, stop by Taylor's blog today.

For my project, I pulled out one of my favorite TE sets, Beary Special and got to work.  I just love all of the stuffed animals in this set because they can be used for all sorts of occasions: birthday (any age), baby congrats, get well, thinking of you, sympathy, etc.  It's definitely a set I'm thankful Taylor came out with and I'll never be parting with it.

After stamping several images onto white card stock in memento tuxedo black ink, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and started coloring allowing the background designer paper to dictate the colors I chose to work with.  Once my images were colored, I cut them out, except one for the card so I could pop up the backpack/diaper bag later.  Pulling out several of my dies, I started cutting out bows and some ric rac borders before sponging regal rose ink on them.  As I was laying images out on the frame, I decided I wanted my saying there instead of on the outside of the card, so I pulled out Cozy Cottages and inked only the Welcome portion of one of the sayings using a memento teardrop inkpad.  After adding the rest of my saying from the Beary Special set, I pulled out three of my Marvy oval punches and punched out the saying as well as two corresponding layers before sponging regal rose ink on those as well.

Once that was added, I decided to add my version of those little umbrella favor "thingys" you get at wedding and baby showers, but I didn't have an umbrella die.  Problem solved.  I pulled out my Garden Party Blooms 2 die and used the leaf/stem to become my "umbrella" and then added a bow using my TE Basic Bow die to the top.  Here's a close up of the frame.

For my card, I simply followed the same idea as the frame, however, just adding the backpack/diaper bag and popping that up using Michael's pop dots with some mini pink baby button brads I've had in my stash for years.  I also pulled out a "It's A Girl" sticker saying from my stash for the front before adding a small Basic Bow die cut underneath it.  For the final touch, I sponged regal rose ink around the edges of the entire card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to stop by all of the participating hoppers and leave some love.  You'll find the list below.  Have a great day.




Stamps: TE Beary Special, Cozy Cottages
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Mauve Mist, MTME Welcome Baby Girl Button Digital Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, TE Dies, Sponge, Stipple Brush, MFT Die-Namic, Marvy Oval Punches, Sticker, Making Memories Baby Button Brads, Frame, Computer, Big Shot, Printer, Michael's Pop Dots

21 comments:

  1. What wonderful projects! That set is such a great set :D

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  2. LOVE the bear in the backpack! TOO CUTE, and what an adorable gift!

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  3. What a sweet set of baby yumminess! Beautiful combinations of sentiments, images and papers - so lovely!

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  4. This is just beautiful, I love the framed piece with the matching card. I have never done a framed piece like you did, I think I have a new project now! Thanks for the great inspiration!

    Chris L.

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  5. Such beautiful projects!! Great design & mix of products.

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  6. Awww...those flopsy stuffed animals are so adorable!!! Cute projects!!

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  7. How cute! What a sweet baby girl gift set! Love it :)

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  8. adorable! what a great gift idea!

    sarabeth

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  9. What a sweet baby set! Beautiful combination of colors and stamps!

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  10. What a darling gift set...your coloring is gorgeous and what a great idea to create a picture for the wall...beautifully done!!!!

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  11. This is too cute! I'm thinking I'm going to NEEEED that stamp set!

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  12. Awww.... so adorable, Bonnie! Thank you! You were so clever with the dies and I love the Beary Special set too! You're too kind!

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  13. Beautiful creations! I can tell you put a lot of work into them! most impressive!

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  14. Now that is a sweet project!! Adorable card. Love all the detailed work!

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  15. I love the way you used the WIDE "ric rac"! Cute!

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  16. Absolutely sweet and darling set! I LOVE these! XOXO

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  17. Adorable set! Love how you made the umbrella!

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