Wednesday, February 10, 2010

*Home Sweet Home* Shaker Style Stacker Sneak Peek

Yes...it is that time again! Time for another new "Click Simple" Template from Papertrey Ink. I was amazed and intrigued with this month's new template; The Shaker Style Stacker. At first glance it may seem intimidating, but once you are done with one, you have it down and by the time you finish your third, you will be a pro! This template will be available for purchase the 15th of February.
I have always admired shaker boxes like these. In fact, I was watching the "Antiques Roadshow" a few years back and a lady had brought in a chest of drawers and sitting on top was a small Shaker box. She wanted both appraised, but was most interested in finding out what the chest of drawers was worth. The appraiser was giddy with excitement over the small shaker box and I believe it appraised for around $10,000 dollars or something like that.
Nichole has really outdone herself with the design and craftsmanship of these boxes. They are incredibly sturdy and will stand the test of time. For my boxes, I used Cardstock in Lemon Tart, Kraft, and Summer Sunrise. You can't see the lining, but inside I used coordinating Pattern Paper to finish off the set.
I knew I wanted a "homey" feeling to my project, since shaker boxes are so rustic and "homespun", if you will. I finally decided that Boards and Beams would be the perfect stamp set. I used some of the sentiments to stamp along the lids and used some of the accents to spruce up the outside of the boxes. The house made a perfect tag to sit atop the trio all tied up with ribbon and twine. Of course, it could hardly be finished without a few buttons to give it that true "homey" feel. Like I mentioned before, I had so much fun putting these together and my mind is reeling with all of the ideas I have for more. In fact, this was meant to be given to a friend, but once I was done, I think I will keep it for myself as a home decor piece. It has already found a spot in my kitchen and there is where it will most likely stay. Thanks for fluttering by!


P.S. I had to had a little photo of my little bundle. This is a photo that I took of him at 2 weeks old and now he is 3 weeks old. The time is really flying by!!!! He weighed a whopping 7 pounds at his two week check-up. His little legs are starting to plump up and he is filling out. He is such a delight! I love him to pieces!

16 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your son is so adorable! I am glad that he is healthy and growing.
I love what you did with these shaker style boxes! They look real!

Eveline said...

What a gorgeous picture of your son.
And the shaker boxes look so good!
Eveline.

Mariah said...

OMG, absolutely adorable. That picture is priceless!

Cynthia said...

Cute, cute shaker boxes!

Thanks for posting pics of your son.....he is just adorable and it is such a delight to hear how happy you are....you are the best mom and he's such a cute and lucky guy!!!!!

Love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steph Zerbe said...

LOVE your sneak peek project! I must have that house set after all. And the boxes' colors are fabulous! Great job.

And Rowan's pic is so adorable. You must be on cloud nine! Mine little Jacob is 2 yrs old now. Time flies when you're having fun! Best wishes Kelly!

Amy Rohl said...

Hi Rowan--you're getting sooo big and those big eyes are just adorable!

Hi Kelly, I am in.love. with the shaker boxes--looks like you've really outdone yourself with the perfect details--as usual!

Hugs to you!

dpkennedy said...

I am so excited about those shaker boxes-they look amazing!

Congrats on your new bundle of joy! He's beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations again on your darling bundle of joy! Your Shaker Style Stacker is stunning! I do hope that they are reasonably easy to assemble. I love your colors and the vintage look!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awww, Kelly, look at your baby, he is so so CUTE!!! I am totally in LOVE with these shaker boxes, doesn't get much better than this :)

jan said...

Your beautiful son AND shaker boxes! Quite a post!!

Roxanne M said...

What a beautiful little miracle your bundle of joy is. Enjoy every second it goes by all too fast!

Anonymous said...

Precious... all the best to you and yours!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

First, thanks for sharing the photo of your adorable little baby. So sweet! And those shaker boxes are something I really want to add to my template files. Love what I am seeing.

StampDancer said...

Your shaker boxes and card are great!

diane mcvey said...

Oh, he's SO beautiful! I'm happy to hear he's doing well. I'm sure you are just loving every minute with him...such a great time! And yes, it does fly by...
Have a great Valentine's Day with your new little treasure. Hugs to you and your family! Enjoy the weekend! :D

Mandi said...

Absolutely adorable xx