Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!! CBC73, SSS19

Labor day already!!!! The summer just flew by, not that we had much of a summer here in Buffalo. I think there was a total of maybe 2 weeks of nice weather. Hard to believe I will have 2 of my 3 girls in school next week too! Well, I have a very crazy weekend ahead. No picnics for us, just a wedding, and all the things that go with it. Saturday is the rehearsal, and Sunday is the wedding, which means the girls will be up late both nights, and TOTALLY exhausted I am sure. I wanted to try to get a couple of projects made before the craziness begins though. I have 2 projects to show you tonight. The first is for the Sweet Stop Challenge Blog (which will be a new sketch tomorrow, but I was happy to get at least done before the new one is posted), and the other is for the Creative Belli Blog.
This is what I came up with for the Sweet Stop Sketch.

I used the owl from Owl Celebrations from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. I just love this owl!!! I stamped her once on white CS, and again on PP from Basic Grey Archaic paper. I then paper pieced the belly onto the colored image. I added some yellow stickles to the eyes. I then layered it onto some brown, from the same paper collection, and cream rectangles. The ribbon is from The Angel Company Willouby (spelling isn't correct here...sorry) Ribbon Set. The polka dot paper is also from the Archaic set. I used a rolling letter word stamp to create the sentiment.

My next project tonight is for the Creative Belli Blog CBC73. The challenge this time is to create something with an apple or pencils theme...basically back to school. Here is what I came up with.

I thought this would be a cute little back to school gift for a teacher. I used the blank memo cubes from Oriental trading. I then used my brayer and some red ink to cover each side. Little side note...the one side of the cube had the seal/glue stuff that holds that pad together, well the ink doesn't stay well on that...trust me! =) I have red fingers right now...haha. Anyway, after brayering the sides I used the Teacher's Pet "A is for Apple" stamp from Imaginisce on 3 of the 4 sides (didn't do the side that got my fingers all red). I used a black stamping spot for the apple, and a green one for the stem part of the stamp. That was pretty much it! I did use some cute fall ribbon to tie it all together to give as a gift.

Well that is pretty much it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hopefully I will be able to get some great pictures of my little girls as flower girls this weekend, and post them soon. They are so excited to get all dolled up!

Jessica

8 comments:

Korin said...

Cute, cute! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!! Check out this week's sketch! It's super fun!

Debbie said...

cute gift! thanks for playing along with us at The Belli Challenge Blog!

Deedee Anderson said...

Both projects are so sweet! I like how you did Olivia's belly with the patterned paper and her eyes with the Stickles. That notepaper cube is such a great gift idea!! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week. :-)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Love the altered paper cube - great idea for a teacher gift! Thanks for playing along with the Belli Challenge!

Fern said...

What a cute idea and very useful... I love it... Thanks for playing along with us on the Creative Belli Challenge..:o)

Dani said...

Cute card and ADORABLE note cube! How clever! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Holly said...

What a great memo cube with that sweet apple face!! I'm so glad you played in the belli challenge!

jdmommy said...

What a fun idea this is ! thanks for playing in the Belli!