20 July 2010

elephant alphabet baby shower

So I hosted my friend's baby shower last year {originally featured on SK Studios} and wanted to share the photos!! It's a grey & yellow "Elephant Alphabet" theme {they didn't know the gender}.

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Favor cake: inspiration from Dicut Diva. Note the little elephant sock under the cake :D It rattles too... hehe! I had cute baby rub-ons on the cake, but when I assembled them, I realized they were on the wrong side- whoops! So I used the Hero Arts baby feet stamp on the tops. I handmade the elephant on top- loved them!

Made this in Photoshop. Framed it with a simple white frame from Michaels. Original inspiration found on stem parties.

The guestbook, where guests could leave words of wisdom for the mamma-to-be!

Game cards I made up: Baby Bingo {where you fill in with items you think each guest gave as a gift} and Baby Word Scramble. Just whipped these up super quick in Word.

Towel cake- top layer is onesies surrounded with burp cloths, bottom is a baby blanket I made {see post here} surrounded by burp cloths. Here's the second elephant I sewed, so cute :)

Baby letters I found in a discount bin at Michaels- painted them up in the party colors

Cupcakes made from scratch- third ever attempt at doing fancy icing with a piping bag :D dyed the icing deep yellow and sprinkled with grey sugar glitter

Altered tea tins, we stuck a few gerber daisies in each and guests got to bring them home as door prizes! We had to cut the bottom off plastic cups and stick them inside the bottom of each tin to hold water for the flowers- we found out the hard way that the tins themselves are not designed to hold liquids :P

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baby cards

It's a "baby idea" link carnival over on Somewhat Simple! Here is a repost of some baby cards I've made over the past months, originally seen on SK Studios!

{Baby Onesie}
can be custom ordered via my Etsy site
{directions} 1. cut out onesie shape 2. dry emboss front of card 3. stamp and fussy cut airplane image 4. color airplane and adhere to card front 5. rub-on star shapes

{Baby Girl}
special order for my aunt

{Gender-Neutral Baby card}
currently on my Etsy site

{Thank You}
for baby shower gifts
{directions: bottom 3 cards} 1. cut card base to desired size 2. cut designer paper slightly smaller than card front 3. dry emboss designer paper 4. cut circle and stamp baby feet 5. adhere circle to card front with 3-D adhesive 6. stamp sentiment 7. tie on ribbon

{Tab-Pull Baby Card}
can be custom ordered via my Etsy site

.: materials :. {cardstock} DCWV {kraft} Bazzill {ink} stampcraft {stamps} Hero Arts "baby feet," studio g "alphabet" {ribbon} michaels {button} doodlebug design inc {floss} DMC

{Pink Baby Rocker}
.:materials:. {cardstock} my stash {DP} JoAnn {rub ons} white blossom @ $1 bin at michaels {twine} martha stewart {button} doodlebug design inc {sticker} my stash

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toddler treats booklet

Here's a little booklet I put together for one of the new mother's in our company... well not really new since her wee one was born last summer (hence the "toddler" part), but we're just welcoming her now :) It's a collection of recipes of pretty easy snacks and such to make at home.

The cover is various scrapbook papers glued together and some decorative brads, binded with eyelets and ribbon. The insides are again scrapbook paper with decorative ribbons, flowers, and staples! Super simple :)

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Welcome Home

Here's some photos from the welcome home celebration I did for my DH when he was home from deployment on mid-tour leave. I had been gathering supplies for a month or two, but had 10 days to put this all together, with the display going up the 3 days prior to his arrival :)

I apologize for the lack of amazing photography- I was a bit distracted since I took the photos after he got home ;) If you have any questions about supplies, please send me an email or leave a comment- most stuff was from The Christmas Tree Shoppe, Michaels, JoAnns, and Kohls.

^^these are Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk cookies made with gluten-free flour: recipe found HERE^^

^^ the "topiaries" didn't come out nearly as cute as my inspiration found at Hostess With the Mostess- I'll have to try them again^^

^^ photo was taken after DH had picked me up some roses later in the week :) ^^

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