Here's a set of pages I came up with for a little beginner's scrapbook class last Saturday. I had the worst time coming up with a title for these pages! It was terrible! I even had to enlist the help of Christine, and we came up with what we both agreed was a super cute title idea.
This is not it. Supplies used: Making Memories papers, cardstock, ribbon,
Ha, ha, ha! You see, I then ran our super cute title idea by one of the ladies who would be attending the class, and she thought it was weird didn't care for it. Soooo... back to the ol' drawing board I went. In the end, everyone loved the pages and we all had really fun afternoon!
Sparkle's Challenge this week is a sketch challenge. I LOVE card sketches! The hardest part of making cards for me is figuring out the layout, so I love it when the thinking is already done for me. This little guy is an image I got from Sparkle several months ago. Not sure who he belongs to, but he is quite a cutie! Thanks for the challenge Sparks!
Supplies used: K & Co papers, CTMH sentiment, image?, Prismacolor markers, Prima flower, Liquid Applique, button
On Father's Day, Sammy had fun hand-delivering this little card and a tin of some favorite cookies to my dad. It's funny, when I was making this little card, I thought to myself how much this did not represent the way I think of my dad. He doesn't fish or hunt or do any really outdoorsy things. He's an athlete through and through. He's played baseball since he was a kid and has been a coach for our local high school ball teams for over 40 years. He loves it and the kids love him. I do remember him taking my brother and me to one of those little u-fish, trout farms when we were really little. I also remember catching a wee little trout and then shrieking in terror at that same wee little trout. I prefer my experience with fish to be limited to the breaded and fried variety, thank you.
Who says real men real moose can't wear pink? I love that little Riley is so versatile and looks good in any color. This little image is perfect for baby themed projects and I whipped up this little card the other day. Seriously though, could Riley ever not look adorable?
Supplies used: Making Memories papers, Hanna Stamps image, Prismacolor markers, CTMH paper flower, button, brads
Here's another set of pages for a custom ordered baby album I made earlier this year. I made sure to use lots of bright colors as requested for the new mommy. She wanted a 2 page spread for both everyday playing pics as well as some from baby's bathtime. Viola! I really love how the bubbles and the tub turned out. You've just gotta love those chubby little ducks!
Supplies used: My Mind's Eye papers, Gautier Designs paper pieced artwork, brads, ribbon, hemp fiber
When I first saw this image, Sparkle and I disagreed on whether Anya's hair should be red or blond, whether her apple should be green or red...Well, Sparkle was right,lol. Red hair, green apple is quite cute.
I found this in one of my files and thought I'd share it today. I made this at the beginning of the year for one of the ladies at church to give to her at her baby shower. She was so funny about making sure EVERYONE knew that she HATED pink and that her daughter would only be wearing lavendar. Unfortunately for her, I'd already picked up something for the baby months earlier and it was very, very pink. But hey at least her card was the "correct" color! She actually ended up loving both the gift and the card, so no worries.
This image cracks me up! I wonder what the surprise is, lol!
Supplies used: My Mind's Eye paper, Stamping Bella image, Prismacolor markers, Stickles, Prima flowers, Making Memories button brads, ribbon
I've only been the guest of honor at a surprise party one time and I was REALLY surprised! It was a few months before Beanie was born and my hubby said he wanted to take me out for a lunch date, just the two of us. So I got all dolled up and we left for our date. My hubby designed and maintains our church's website, and told me that we'd need to stop by the church to get a couple of cd's with info updates so that he could add them to the site later that evening. Totally normal, he's always doing website stuff. So we get to church and both go inside. Surprise! The women of the church had all gathered together and thrown me a baby shower! A truly awesome surprise.
Have you ever been the guest of honor at a surprise party? I'd love to hear about it!
This is a set of scrapbook pages I made a while back that my BFF fell in love with when she saw them. Sweet Pea happens to be one of the little nicknames the family has given to their youngest little girl. So as part of "Sweet Pea's" birthday gift last year, I included these scrapbook pages for her mom.
Today the fam and I are headed over celebrate at "Sweet Pea's" second birthday party. In true Gautier fashion, we'll be picking up a gift for her on the way to the party ;0). Plan ahead? No Thank you! I much prefer the frantic, search for the perfect birthday gift, followed by the elegant "wrapping" of said gift en route to the party. I'm just fun like that.
I love my Riley! He's just the cutest with his little cupcake and coffee. I mentioned a few posts back that I'm not a coffee fan, but everyone else I know is. That got me thinking that maybe I should give it a try again, so I tried one of those new mocha things from McD's (probably not a wise choice in itself, but it was only $2). Yeah..... I'm gonna have to stick to my non-coffee drinking status. In the words of Randy Jackson "Dude....It was not good."
Supplies used: K&Co papers, Hanna Stamps image, Prismacolor markers, prima flowers, brads
I haven't posted any scrapbook pages to share in what seems like forever, but that would be because I haven't actually made any in what seems like even longer than forever. I've been having the worst scrappers block for the past few months, it's been so weird. This week seems to be a bit better, so hopefully I'll have some newer stuff to share soon.
These pages were part of a custom order I did back in December. The album was for a new mommy who loves red, and I was told would use it everywhere if she could. I love a twist on the traditional so this was a fun layout to put together.
Isn't little farmer Anya so bright and cheerful? I made this little card a couple weeks ago and it kind of reminded me of my kiddos when they were helping with our garden project last weekend.
Supplies used: CTMH paper, Greeting Farm image, Prismacolor markers, Prima flowers, Making Memories brads, ribbon
My kids just seem to love helping us out with our projects around the house. Nick is kind of on the small side, yet seemed completely unphased by hauling and stacking these 15 pound bricks. And of course "if big brother can do it, so can I!" Sammy even managed to move a few for us too.
Our Quality Check Dept. Manager Ummmm...... I'm pretty sure it'd be easier for you to move the wagon if you were not actually inside it..... "But I don't want to take a break!" Even Bean was happy to lend a hand!
My hubby's birthday was late last month and he just loves the little Huggabug images from Stamping Bella because they remind him of Beanie. So naturally, I had to make him a card with a little red-haired bug on it. :0)
For this week's challenge we were to make a card without using Christmas or winter stamps. I cheated a bit since I didn't actually make a new card for the challenge. This is a card I made last Christmas for one of my hubby's best friends, Chris. When I saw the one that Kim Burmeister made on her blog last year (thanks Kim!) I was so excited and had to make a similar one of my own for Chris who just happens to be COMPLETELY OBSESSED with Rock Band. He loved it! Rock on Chris, rock on.....
When I first saw this Riley stamp, it was love at first sight! This adorable little guy instantly reminded me of my Sammy. Supplies used: Making Memories papers, Hanna Stamps image, Prismacolor markers, buttons
He even has pjs very similar to Riley's, now all we need is to find him a matching hat!
This week Sparkle's challenge was to make a card using your scraps. I used up some of the scraps I had leftover from the Christmas cards I made last year. I think I even get a extra point for using Bella on my card, Woo Hoo!
Doesn't Bella look bright and cheerful? That must be a really great cup-a-joe, lol! It's funny, I'm totally not a coffee drinker but it seems like EVERYONE else I know is! Oh well, more for them I guess :0) Supplies used: Chatterbox paper, Stamping Bella image, Prismacolor markers, prima flower, American Crafts jewel brad
I've been all busy with baby shower preparations for the past few weeks and haven't gottten around to posting, but I still wanted to share a few things I've made recently.
This is the card I gave to my mom this Mother's Day. I tried to color it to look kind of like me as a wee one, though I'm pretty sure I wasn't even close to being this stylish. :0) The curly hair is spot on though. My mom also shared with me that my head was always too big to find a hat to fit me. Ouch. Supplies used: Chatterbox papers, Sarah Kay image, CTMH stamp, Prismacolor markers, buttons
Saturday, I hosted my BFF LaTraya's baby shower. I'd been working on it since February! She is so very special to me and I wanted to treat her to an over the top kind of party. My inspiration, was this picture from Social Couture It turned out beautifully! Here are a few of my favorite pics from the day.
This is what the table looked like. I really wanted it to be elegant, but also within my budget. I found clear plastic serving platters at Dollar Tree, spray painted them silver and used them for chargers under the white dinner plates. The champagne flutes and pink votive holders were also Dollar Tree finds at 50 cents a piece.
I made the little cardstock tote bags to hold all the different little party favors. The mini baby bottles were filled with pink and green M&Ms that I picked up at Walmart at Easter time. I was so thrilled to find these there because they were half the price of the custom kind you can buy on the M&M website and they didn't even have Easter bunnies or eggs printed on them! Awesome find indeed!
This is the scrapbook page I made for guests to sign their well wishes to the new baby. I borrowed the layout and idea from Becky Higgins' blog.
This is the diaper cake I made for Traya. It's kind of hard to see behind the other gifts, but like everything else, it matches the rest of the party. :0) I also baked my special homemade, vanilla sugar cookies. We've had such beautiful, warm weather the past few days and unfortunately that caused the cookies to spread out way more than they should have during baking. Oh well, at least they still tasted yummy!
I decided to use paper lanterns for the decorations instead of balloons as they added that extra special touch to the party. I found these at Dollar Tree too.