Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Little Girl Tags - aka Girl of the Moment

I had a little fun stamping these cute little girl images on some handmade tags I made when I had some leftover heavy cardstock.  The girl with the cape is a Unity Stamp and the party girl is from Stampendous.  

This first tag is just stamped and colored with markers.  I used some bold funky colors for my supergirl image.  I think they show the awesomeness of girl power!  

Unity Stamp - Girl of the Moment

I wanted to try a little something different and used some shimmerpaint and tried to patiently wait for it to dry before I could stamp the girl. 

Unity Stamp - SuperGirl!

For my party girl I painted a little white gesso on the tag and punched a border.  The gesso really made the colors stand out against the white manilla cardstock.  So cute!  

Birthday Girl Close-Up

Party Girl Tag 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Baseball Dress for My Niece

Sometimes it's more fun making the perfect gift instead of spending hours at the store trying to find that something special for someone.  My beautiful niece knew she was expecting a little girl and even had her name picked out.  She chose some really great colors for the nursery and so I was trying to stay away from the cutsie pink & frilly usual girly stuff.  When I looked at her registry I noticed there was a cute knitted hat that was white and had the stitching that looked like a baseball.  Did I tell you her husband is a coach.  Well when I saw that hat, I knew I could get her something with a baseball theme.  I happened to be at the fabric store a couple of days later and find an end piece of some baseball fabric with red background.  There was just enough on the bolt to make this dress.  I already had the pattern and was able to find some find some brown bias tape in my overflowing stash.  Here's the play by play of the creation.

Simplicity Pattern Number 3508

Baseball Fabric Closeup

The  finished dress for Daddy's Little Girl

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Papaya Collage

Today I needed to make a hostess gift and decided to just do stamping and not do a lot of cutting and layering.  I think stamping took just as long but I like the fact that I used the basics of stamp, ink and paper. I do like putting colors together, maybe it's because I grew up with the Crayola box of 64 colors!  Besides color coordinating, I like being able to put together various images that fit the types of images the gift receiver likes.  I used the Papaya Collage, Dictionary, and Morning Meadow stamp sets.

Supplies I used:  Vanilla Cardstock; Ink- Lucky Limeade (leaves), Pacific Coast & Gold (frames), Close to Cocoa and Baja Breeze (bird), Tangerine Tango (butterfly and Thank  You), Creamy Carmel (background Dictionary stamp) and Pink Passion (rose).