Monday, March 31, 2014

Noah's Ark Banner

Hello everyone!

Today I'm posting the banner and a few other little projects that I made for my friend's Baby shower. The theme was Noah's Ark as she had twin boys! They are so super cute and bring lots of love and joy to everyone.

For the banner I opened up my Silhouette DE Software and purchased a few files from the Silhouette online store. I started by cutting the Top Note Nested Shapes in blue on my 12 x 24 mat for the main banner pieces, then cut out the inset pieces in a striped pattern paper.

Next I used the type tool, chose a font and typed out my text then made shadow layers for each letter.

I used the Noah's Ark file by Sarah Bailey and cut it out 6 times. I used  my Tim Holtz and Cuttlebug Wood grain embossing folders for all the pieces. For Noah I used the Peachy Keen In the Garden face assortment and used twine to give him a rope tie for his robe.

I bought some chip bowls and used some Silhouette Adhesive Vinyl in white to cut out their names.

My friend had her twins 3 months early (!) and so they were in hospital for some time. Only the hospital was almost 2 hrs away from where we live. So while they were in hospital Mom stayed at Jeneece Place.

Jeneece Place is a home away from home for families who travel for their child's medical care. It is owned and operated by Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. I visited my friend while she was there and what an amazing place it is for families with sick children.

So at her baby shower we had a donation jar (bottle) for Jeneece Place.

Jeneece Place was the dream of this brave young girl. May she rest in peace
Now I couldn't forget the proud Daddy of the twins. Using the 3D Tool Box from Samantha Walker I cut out this Daddy's Diaper Toolkit, and filled it with all the necessary items he will need to lend a hand.

Tomorrow I will post the favors that I made using Jaded Blossom stamps and the print and cut feature on my Cameo.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Welcome Luca and Keagan!

I wanted to share with you some pictures of what I worked on this last week. My good friend Jessica just had twin boys about 3 months ago and boy oh boy are they cute! I would love to take both of them home with me.

A special collage of Luca and Keagan made by Jessica's sister Katherine.
So this week we held a baby shower for my friend and her boys. Unfortunately Keagan couldn't be at the shower as he is still in hospital, doing great but not ready to be around lots of people yet.

I love paper crafting and what better time then to turn on my Cameo and start cutting?

The theme was Noah's Ark, so I used a bunch of Miss Kate's Cuttables and a super cute Studio Ilustrado file from the Silhouette Online store to make 8 different animal toppers. I made each topper double sided and hot glued a small bamboo skewer in between the shadow layer and the second cut of the animal.

Then I rolled up a box of diapers and made small diaper cake center pieces for the tables. I wrapped each cake in 2" blue ribbon along with some super cute 1 1/2" animal ribbon that I got at Michaels. Using red tape I attached the two together and added a print and cut tag to hide the seam. Added some Easter Basket grass on top and stuck each animal in.

The first one I made was the Cow:

The Pig was next, he is one of my favorites :)

The Lion:

 This next one is my favorite... the Giraffes. This file I got from Studio Ilustrado, and it's called Cute Giraffe.

The Donkey:

The Monkey:

 The Zebra:

  Last but certainly not least, the Lamb:

 With the other 8 Diaper cakes I took some blue with white polka-dot ribbon and some It's a Boy! ribbon and wrapped it around like the other ones.

Instead of the diaper in the middle of the cake I replaced it with a Balloon weight. I added some blue Easter grass on top and strung some It's a Boy curling ribbon through with a matching blue balloon.

Chandra, Jessica and  Luca
A fun time was had by all! Tomorrow I post more pictures of some of the other projects I made for this shower.