Blossoms and Butterfly Card

This card is simple and oh so girly. What little girl doesn’t like flowers and butterflies?

I took a pink card and rounded the corners. Then I took some blossom scrapbook paper and cut it a little smaller than the card and rounded its corners. I attached the chipboard flower (Cupcake Love Chipboard Shapes from Little Yellow Bicycle) to the middle of it. Next, I took my handy-dandy Martha Stewart butterfly punch and punched two different shades of butterflies and attached those using pop dots. Lastly, I applied little gems to the corners!

Thanks for looking!

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Precious Little One Card

Here is the card I made for the baby shower I talked about in my last post. Its sweet, simple, and sparkly.

I used a pink card, applied a tiny heart border along the fold, then stamped the card with the saying “Precious Little One” and sprinkled glitter onto it. I scallop punched the bottom right corner of the card and since I love my Martha Stewart elephant punch….I decided to place a green elephant in the middle of it. (it was actually on the inside of the card)
Then I took some cute buttons and attached them to the card using glue dots. Such a quick yet sweet card.

 

Onesie cupcakes and more

I went to another baby shower recently, yes…another shower. But this time, it was for a baby girl. I was excited about all the pink I was about to encounter 🙂

For her gift I made individual onesie cupcakes and a washcloth lollipop bouquet.

Onesie’s were rolled into a swirl, then wrapped with rubber band to keep them from unraveling. I then put each onesie into a white cupcake liner followed by a pink outer liner. I placed them inside cellophane and tied the top with a rubber band. To hide the band, I tied a pretty ribbon on top. and then hot glued a red glitter paper flower as a ‘cherry’ and then hot glued a tiny pink button to the center of the flower. Viola!

The lollipops were a little more time-consuming but the outcome was sure worth it. Two of the big lollipops contain two washclothes..so there is more of a swirl effect, the smaller ones had just one piece in them. Basically, I rolled them up, stuck them in cellophane, tied the bottom with rubber band so the washclothes wouldn’t unravel and then stuck a skewer into the rubber band. No gluing required! I would have used white lollipop sticks but I didn’t have any on hand and the skewers worked perfectly fine. ( I cut the skewers to the size I wanted)

I took a decorated take out box and stuffed it with crinkled paper and the lollipops. I had to adjust it a bit to make sure the weight was distributed everywhere. That was it!

Baby Showers on the Brain

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I’ve had baby shower fever for a few days now. I know a handful of friends that just had showers and a few that are about to have one. The slideshow has some unique shower ideas and photos..some that I just had to share. The celebration of life is beautiful in itself but add some cake and boom! you got a party 🙂
I love baby showers..they are always fun and the guest of honor is always giddy with excitement to see all the decor, favors, food, and to open her gifts. I loved my shower..it was a birdie theme with brown and robin’s egg blue colors….very appropriate since those are my son’s nursery colors. Below are a few photos of my shower this past year.

Lovebird Cookies

Thank you cookie goddess…Martha Stewart! For my Valentine Cookie Exchange,  I whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and made these Lovebird cookies I saw on a episode of The Martha Stewart Show. I fell head over heels for this owl-tastic tweet.
Honestly, I have tried Martha Stewart’s sugar cookie recipe and wasn’t a fan…my sister in-law told me about a recipe she found on Allrecipes.com and its the best I’ve ever used. In fact, my friends said that the cookies I made didn’t taste eggy and were still moist two weeks later!
I purchased the 5 inch owl cutter online from BostonMountain Cooper. I also used heart cookie cutters from Wilton to mix it up a bit. Baked and cooled the cookies, then made the royal icing according to the directions in various colors and used the squeeze bottles that I bought from CopperGifts. This made the process so much easier and faster to do. I don’t think I’ll ever use a piping bag again.
All of my friends love the look of cookies and they even tasted yummy.

Here are a few photos of them.

Oh la la!

I am working on my travel scrapbook right now….composing layouts of all the trips I have taken with family and my husband into one luscious scrapbook. I love all the new embellishments out especially Je T’Adore collection from Making Memories. It was perfect, it captures the romanticism of Paris and the antique feeling of the city. Plus its pink so I was happy. I used the Je T’Adore Accoutrements, banners Amour and French Words 12×12 paper.   Burgundy ribbon was ruffled under the journaled piece and I cut my Eiffel Tower pic to the same shape of the Pink Paislee Flip Note I used. I took some pink scrap paper, punched it with EK Success Palm Leaf edge punch, and dabbed it with red ink to give it a weathered look.
I like to intermingle remnants of paper memories I saved from my travels into the layouts. As you can see, I used such the Louvre and Musee d’orsay entrance tickets on this page. Not only it is like having instant memorabilia for scrapbooking but saved pieces from trips are personal and evoke memories when you see them once again: I remember standing in the Orsay museum ticket line holding a bottle of water and admiring the stylish braided hairstyle of the Japanese tourist in front of me. It was hot in Paris that day, but once I got inside the museum I instantly felt cooled with culture. I loved that it was a railway station transformed into a art museum, their was something so organic about the architecture. 
We stayed in a hotel that was walking distane to the Eiffel Tower…it was a small establishment but charming nevertheless. I loved our room because of the window with the iron planter hanging over the street. We saw the Eiffel Tower, Lourve, Notre Dame,  Arc de Triomphe, Champps-Elysees, boat tour of the Seine River but the third and last night was the best, we bought a baguette and a bottle of wine, sat in the park under the tower for hours…it was lovely.