Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ladybug Diaper Cake & Baby Shower Favors

My little sister, Elizabeth, recently helped host a baby shower for one of her co-workers. The baby's nursery is decorated with ladybugs -- so it was a natural pick for the shower theme. Little Sis called her Big Sis and said "HELP!" ("You know I'm not crafty . . ." is the start of many conversations between my sister and I -- and I am always willing to help her out!)

I had a hard time getting in the groove on this one -- the creative juices just weren't flowing. I hate it when that happens. Fortunately for me (and my little sis), Dee provided the creativity for these two projects! Viola . . . a diaper cake is born. And the favors turned out just too stinkin' cute!

Our handy dandy Cricut was called into action once again -- the ladybugs and leaves are from the Doodlecharms cartridge and the letters and flowers are from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge. The letters were shadow-cut and then glittered with a super-fine holographic glitter.
The ladybug on the favor was rubber stamped and embossed by Dee and then I hit it with a red Tombow marker. The text on the favor's flower center (front and back) was computer generated.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Name Frames for Little Princesses!

So sorry for the long delay in posting! May was a really busy month -- coordinated a wedding, lots of end-of-the-school year activities and numerous other projects.

Below are pictures of name frames I made for twins in Demi's pre-school class -- their 5th birthday was in April and they LOVE princesses. Instead of making Disney princesses this time I decided to make them the princesses! The girls loved their personalized name frames -- right down to their favorite colors and preference for horses and unicorns!

I used my Cricut (of course!) and cut the princesses and accessories with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and the letters were cut with the George & Basic Shapes cartridge. Just a note about "Paper Doll Dress Up" - I use this cartridge so much! There are so many "extras" on this cartridge besides paper dolls. And if anyone from Provo Craft is reading this . . . PLEASE create a Paper Doll Dress Up II!!!