I managed to find some time to do some sewing, crocheting and scrapbooking over break…
First, I made a pair of baby shoes for my cousin’s new baby girl…
I also made a monogram card for our friends who were kind enough to let us stay with them for a night. (click on the photo to go to the twopeas gallery item)
The letters are hand-cut from textured cardstock, and the leafy embellishments are hand-cut from plain cardstock. I used a gel pen to add the dots. The colors were the wedding colors for this couple, and I hoped that they would be able to include the monogram with their decor (it’s removeable– the green square just pops out from the photo corners)
I knew I would go a little crazy if I didn’t bring some stuff along with me as we traveled, and my lovely husband humored me — he hardly made comments as I loaded a stuffed scrapbooking bag and my NEW SILHOUETTE into the back of the car.
I was *so* excited to get to use my new machine. I finished up three layouts while I was at my parents’ house (thanks, mom, for letting me use your laptop!). Again, click on the photos to go to the twopeas gallery items.
This first one was a response to the ScrapMuse blog December challenge: use red & green as color inspiration, use glitter, and use three patterned papers. I made two of my three patterned papers– the olive green with silver spots was made with nail polish for shine (yeah, yeah, I know it’s probably not acid free…) and the burgundy paper got white stripes and stars stamped onto it using Papertrey Ink journaling stamps. I made the “punched edge” look by cutting the strip of paper with scalloped scissors and using a tiny hole punch to mimic the Fiskars Threading Water punch. I know I’m crazy. But I didn’t own any edge punches at the time I started this layout… See that leafy flourish?! That’s the first (real) thing I cut with my Silhouette! 🙂
This next layout was all about using my new Doily Lace (Martha Stewart) border punch from J! Woooo hooooo!! I wanted a “different” color scheme than your typical Christmas red & green, and this color scheme was partially inspired by a blue and silver snowflake ribbon that never made it onto the layout 🙂 The “2007” was cut with the Silhouette 🙂
I’ve had this last layout waiting in the wings for a while, since I had a pretty strong hint that Husband was going to spoil me with the Silhouette for Christmas. I had a ton of fun making this grid layout (the type-A in me just loves grids), and I am so happy with the way it turned out. Especially the title. This is one of those layouts that magically came out exactly how I had initially imagined it!
So those are the layouts I have finished. There are a couple others in progress, and I have great plans for more. And some more sewing. And some more crocheting 😉