Thursday, August 16, 2012

Baby Girl Album Continued

Yes, I do still scrapbook.  The above layout isn't actually one of my most recent, but it's a continuation of the baby girl album that I showed a few layouts from awhile back (January 2012 posting).  The baby will probably be a year old before I get it done.  I'm just finally getting around to scanning more pages.  I used Prima flowers and rhinestone bling.  The papers are old, and I don't remember who made them.  I also have no idea who makes the punches for the small flowers that were punched for the vertical borders.

This second layout shows one of the least favorite activities of this baby: Tummy Time.  It's a form of exercise decreed by the Pediatrician.  You can see the progression of her frustration in the pictures.

I think the letters in the title were a Cuttlebug alphabet. The flower punch that peeks out from the photos is by EK Success.  The tag is a Cricut design.  No idea on the ribbon or the buttons.  The background paper is Bazzill cardstock that was stamped with a Close to My Heart stamp that I found in the teacher cabinet at the LSS.  I used the Versamark inkpad.

I'll post a couple more layouts once I get them scanned.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wedding plaques, crock, and diaper cake projects

I haven't had much crafting time the last couple of months.  My daughter got engaged in May, and was married in early August.  She is our only daughter, and there was quite a bit to do to prepare for the wedding, and it was complicated by the fact that she lives over 2,000 miles away.

I did, however, make a few things while I was out there.  I went almost a month early to help with final preparations, and I made a couple of shower gifts while I was there.  I had taken my Cricut with me, thinking I would get a chance to scrapbook.  I got very little scrapping done, but it came in handy for making shower gifts.

I made two glass plaques.  The first one is based on a talk by Elder Dieter Uchdorf, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  His talk was called, "Your Happily Ever After" and is a favorite of my daughter's.  The border around the "Happily Ever After" is made up of points of the talk.

The second plaque is based on our belief that families can be together forever, if married in a temple by one who has the authority to "seal" the couple for both time and eternity.

This next item was a ceramic crock that my sister-in-law was giving our daughter at a camping shower.  The crock was plain red, so I added their initials and date to the crock.

There was another project I made, for a baby shower that was for my niece.  It was a diaper cake.  I couldn't stay in town long enough for the shower, but I did get the diaper cake made for the centerpiece.