I wish I had time to post everything I make on this blog. Usually when I don't post for awhile it's because I've been super busy with projects and life. I have been spending a lot of my crafting time preparing for an upcoming baby shower. I also had birthday, anniversary, and graduation cards to make, and 30 bridal shower invites, too! It sounds like a lot, and I suppose it is, but I love crafting. It makes me happy to create things and even happier to share them and use them to make other people smile. Here's a look at some cards recently made.
The "You're a blast" rocket card (Just Because Cards) was made for my favorite 9 year old's birthday and the two silhouette girls (from Forever Young) were made for a couple of my favorite ladies. For each of these cards I placed the image on an Action Wobble Spring - super fun little springs that allow the rocket, or girls, to "dance" and wobble on your card - such fun! You can get your own wobbles on this website: AWi. Beware - they are very addicting once you start to use them, you'll want to put them on everything!
My last card is also a new technique for me - a window card with a suspended heart. Check out this site for a great video tutorial: Kimberly's Craft Spot. This is another idea that can lead to many new ideas. For my card, I decided to suspend a heart, cut from Gypsy Wanderings. I made the card with "manly" black and white prints so I could give it to my hubby for our anniversary. By the way, we celebrated our 16th anniversary and I dearly love this man ever so much more than I could every dream!
The last creation to share with you today is a little sneak peak of just a few of the items I've been working on for the baby shower. I have lots more, but haven't photographed everything yet. I can't wait until I can show you everything AFTER the shower (don't want to ruin any surprises!). So far I've made the invites, a set of thank you notes, a chipboard star banner, candy wrapper favors, water bottle wrappers, die cuts for on a diaper cake yet to be assembled, and my favorite: an 8x8 page template for shower guests to decorate (with coordinating papers and die cuts) and write a special message the baby and mom. Each page also has a spot for their photo from the shower. It's going to be so cute and such a special keepsake. Oh - just today a sewed paper flags (triangles) and stars into an adorable set of cute banners to hang around the party room. It was so easy.