Welcome to the
We're so glad you are hopping with us today.We've got all kinds of great baby and bridal shower related crafts and ideas for you.
You should have arrived here from Miranda (AKA: "Nana") at Nana's Scrap Spot.
If you just stopped by, be sure to hop to the very beginning at Theresa's blog scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com to get started and not miss any of the great projects.
Now on with the projects.
Ok... first of all... So sorry I'm late. Believe it or not, I was totally going to be on time
Note - this is NO filter, and there is NO tint on the windows. It was breathtakingly spectacular.
and windy as hell outside
Moving onto my project
and be mindful of the blurriness of some, as I asked for help and/or suggestions, and no one has spoken/written up...
Above, you see Mike and Ike (yes... named them.)
They are two failures, but I was almost out of flesh-colored cardstock and had to salvage one, so I chose Ike. My best buddy Cricut Explore Air kinda dropped the ball... The intricate cuts on the faces didn't cut out too well. So I gauged Ike's eye with a Cricut hook. It came out as best as can bee oh wait. that was a whole hop ago... (you'll see the result a couple more pics down...)
This is everything I cut on the Cricut. Other cuts turned out just fine. I guess I'll have to check my blade.
I went with a peach gingham-type patterned mat
because I rarely mat, and wanted to show ya'll that I don't have to have everything naked on top of white cardstock. Sure. It looked clean enough... but that just wasn't enough for me. It needed something else. OMG! Do I have to say it every time? Guess so... It's staying.
So... I cropped all the corners of the mat and card with the "picture" Corner Chomper. And I loved it... but it still wasn't enough... and so...
I took my chalks out of
retirement hiding since I couldn't find a peachy-type ink in my stash that wasn't too orange and wasn't too red and wasn't too pink.
and chalked the edges.
Yes. I know it's blurry. See the note above regarding this issue and/or other posts asking for help and if you can help, then please do and if you can't then... well... YOU figure it out. Shhh... it really is there. It's subtle. If you look very closely, you can see the fine peach edge...
And then I was hungry... so I broke out the Gelatos... first in a nice pink sorbet... then in a purple... because? why?
Everyone now... "It just wasn't enough!"
I colored and glued it all down...
(Side note... um...
SQUIRREL!!!! This reminded me of Batman, and I've been singing/humming the tune since I got home. My husband thinks I'm nuts!)
This is where I gauged Ike's eye out.
It was kinda fun. I might want to do another gauging after tonight's car-buying non-adventures. Did I say I hate car shopping?
Seriously. 6 attempts. SIX! to get the inking and embossing powder right. Ugh.
You're so lucky I'm not posting pics of every single attempt! Right about now... I'm totally wishing and needing for a MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented). Check out this video and you'll want one, too!
And with that... I applied a little heat and was D-O-N-E with it. Woohoo!
I'm totally lovin' the facial expression.
It's about how I felt when the embossing powder finally adhered the way I wanted it to.
And Voila! The finished project...
In case you didn't get it... It's a B-A-B-Y! but not mine!!!!
Hope you enjoyed your April "Shower" and hope the showers aren't too bad in your area. I'm stepping on deck tomorrow (swim meet) in 80-degree weather!
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See ya next time!!!! (*Waving frantically*)