Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Felt Food!

Every little kid likes play food, right? Ever get hit in the head with a plastic mustard bottle? Not fun. Worry that your toddler is going to (good-naturedly, of course) throw said plastic mustard bottle and hit the baby or the old-lady dog when you have your back turned for 2 seconds? Enter felt food. So soft, so cute, so affordable. Mine is homemade, but you can also buy it. My friend Shay just opened an etsy shop for felt food, she enjoyed making it so much! (Check her out at Gourmet Play Food!)

As you can see, I've made a mish mash of things. Chocolate chip cookies, a fried egg (which I hate in real life!), baby carrots, and a lime. The egg and the carrots I just drew the shapes on the felt free-hand. The lime and the cookies I traced circles. The chocolate chunks were free-handed, too. I sewed everything except the egg white by hand while watching tv or riding in the car. :)

I definitely want more felt food!!! You can see all kinds of awesome creations at Helping Little Hands. I missed the link up, but you can see tons of creative ideas for play food! It kicks plastic's hiney! :)

And now for something completely different, check out the amazing blog candy on Amy Young's blog. There are 4 different candies being offered through Saturday so I can't link it directly, just scroll down. Besides, you will want to catch all of her awesomeness. Her coloring is fabulous and her creations are beyond adorable!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Who Dat? It's Ian!

Something wonderful happened last night. The team my husband has loved for years clinched their spot in the Super Bowl for the FIRST TIME EVER! Geaux Saints! Quarterback Ian from The Greeting Farm wanted to offer his congrats. :)

The card is pretty straightforward. I need to learn how to color black better. I just kind of winged it here with my darkest grey copics. Oh, and I need more greys. :) I've had the brads forEVER. (DH wore fleur-de-lis cufflinks at our wedding so it seemed like a safe buy.)

Anyway, this made my husband smile, which, while not hard to do, is always Super.

Supplies: Stamps - The Greeting Farm Quarterback Ian, Papertrey Ink Fresh Alphabet
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Georgia Pacific 110Lb. White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White cardstock, Black cardstock
Accessories - The Paper Studio fleur-de-lis brads, Copic markers (E00, E30, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y26, Y28, C3, N5, C7, E31, E35, E37, C1), Nestabilities Classic Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle, pop dots, grid line clear block

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Did you know you can title these things?

One day I will be blog savvy. Maybe. Probably not, after all. Oh well. :) Not much crafting going on here. I'm still hoping to squeeze some in this weekend, but that's between a teething baby - yes, he's very little but I can already see the teeth under his gums! - and taking the toddler to eat for his birthday someplace loud with animatronics. We shall see if it transpires.

Here's a card I made last weekend. The beautiful rose image is from Melanie Muenchinger's Year of Flowers stamp set from GinaK Designs. Add copics, nestabilities, the paper from a package of holiday gift bags, and some buttons from a shirt that met a tragic end in the dryer and you have a a very simple and affordable card. (Assuming you already had the nestabilities and the copics, otherwise not affordable at all.)

I was going to post about my son's haircut but I can't figure out how to get two pictures in one post without it looking all stupid. Maybe by the time the baby is getting his 1st haircut I'll have that all figured out. ;) Oh, be on the lookout for blog candy! That's half the fun of having a blog, right?

Supplies: Stamps - GinaK Designs, A Year of Flowers
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Papertrey Ink Kraft, Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, green paper from a package of Autumn Leaves holiday gift bags
Accessories - Copic markers (R32, R35, R37, G20, G21, G24), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels One, shirt buttons, Stampin' Up! Linen Thread, mini glue dots

Sunday, January 10, 2010

We went to a wedding yesterday. It was a small wedding. Very warm and pretty. The bride was absolutely beautiful! All brides are, but she was just perfect. Weddings with small children are tricky propositions. Thankfully, ours weren't the only little people making loud exclamations throughout the ceremony. ;)

Anyway, here is the card I made for them. I love coloring these Greeting Farm stamps with my Copics. (Btw, if you are looking for a coloring class, Colleen Schaan at is awesome!) I am still a baby at coloring but I am enjoying it more and more. I wish I had taken more pictures of this card before I gave it to them. The flowers, ribbon, and the embossing on the white label part all have shimmerz paint on them so they sparkle. Oh well, any picture is better than no picture! The nestabilities Label 4 didn't quite fit behind the image so I trimmed it and taped it. I love tape. It's my favorite cheater supply.

Stamps - Caketopper by The Greeting Farm, Warm Words by Stampin' Up!
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - Stampin' Up! Going Grey, Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White
Accessories - D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Cuttlebug, Copics (sorry, I didn't write down which ones), Pixie Dust Blingz Shimmerz Paint, Basic Grey pearls, Nestabilities Labels 4, tape :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wee Tees is one of all time favorite sets! It's just so stinkin' cute! Melanie Muenchinger, the brilliant designer of this set, is celebrating her 2nd anniversary designing stamps with a blog hop.
I made a wintery card with Wee Tees in honor of the crazy snow we had here last month. We never get snow! I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment so I wrote it. I'm not a fan of my handwriting, but I am way too lazy to use the computer! Yeah, weird that I decided to start a blog, huh? ;)
It's 4:15 am and I am starting a blog. I've thought about it before and always decided I spent enough time on the computer already, but it's 4 am and I'm not sleeping so why not? :) And now I *think* the baby is settled enough to go back to bed so I will be back later.