Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby Sunshine

This week has started like gang busters!  I have my first craft fair Friday, November 9th, and so I have been busier than before crafting.  Crafting, in all manners: paper, fabric, altered objects, and gift packages.  But, I did need to take a break, and create something beautiful for my newest granddaughter.  I purchased some yellow pattern paper from My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found collection, several months ago.  I saw the paper and thought it looked beautiful.  I didn't have a project in mind, I just fell in love with the paper.  Then last month, a girl friend gave me a package of brad embellishments that coordinated with this pattern paper. 
When I took a break from my Christmas crafting, I picked up this beautiful yellow pattern paper, and created a frame insert for my daughter.  This pattern paper collection is yellow, cream, black, and yellow glitter!  Just gorgeous!  I wasn't sure as to which photos my daughter would use, so I provided her with 3 matts for her favorite wallet-size photos.  
Here is this 'scrapbook page' layout:

Here are a few close-ups:

I created the scallop circle with a new die from Stampin' Up!.  I used my 2" circle die to cut the circle matt.  I used this fun section of the Sunshine pattern paper: yellow trike and 5 cent stamp.  The sentiment piece I adhered to this circle says, "remember THESE MOMENTS always".  I thought on a baby page, this sentiment would speak volumes.  I used yellow half-pearl brads to hold this sentiment to the scallop circle.
This trio-banner piece was actually fun to put together.  The first banner has a number "3" on it.  This child will be my daughter's third child.  The middle banner says, "cutie pie", because lets face it.  She is!   And the last banner is blank.  The color is a dark charcoal grey.  I used light grey half-pearl brads.  I thought these 'gems' added some softness.  I stamped a fancy "L" onto a lined-pattern paper and used a 1" circle punch to cut it out.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a 'look-see', as to what I have been up to lately.  Don't forget, take time out of your busy, stressful day, to create something.  Anything.  Baking, sewing, pottery, paper crafts, gardening, etc.  This activity will help decrease your stress, give you joy, and exercise the other side of your brain.  Have a wonderful week!

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