Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shrinking Sketch *SFYTT*

I have been busy this week getting things ready for the baby shower I am throwing next Saturday. I thought I would use this week's sketch to make the tags that I will use on the prizes for the winners of the games we will play. It was fun to use the sketch on a smaller scale, hence the title of my post. Jen's sketches could also be used for scrapbook layouts as well. I really love this month's sketches and I am sure you all will, too.
I have been using this great paper from DCWV, which is from the Baby Boy Nana's Nursery slab. I got the 8 by 8 size, since I didn't like how large the patterns were with the 12 by 12 size. Isn't it funny that all of these papers are from the "boy" collection? I wouldn't use these for any of my boy pages, except for maybe Easter. They are super cute, though, especially since the Mother-to-be wanted purple invitations, etc. Everything is turning out quite nicely.

I paired the cute paper up with one of my favorite sets, Baby Button Bits. I used this same image for the invitations. Do you know how hard it was to color 43 of these? Those petals are really small and I had to be super careful with a new, juicy Copic marker. The invitations looked relatively simple, but when you take into account coloring all of those, it really took quite a bit of time and patience. The sentiment is from this set, which I thought worked nicely for someone who just won a game. Definitely not the way it was intended to be used, but perfect all the same.

Okay...I will quit rambling. I also added some felt flowers and ribbon for the embellishment. Can I tell you how absolutely yummy PTI felt is? It is amazing! For the finishing touches, I added some stitching and liquid pearls. I also added liquid pearls to the invitations, so I wanted to keep that continuity as well. The details are really what brings everything together and makes things flow. I will *try* and remember to take pictures the day of the shower when everything comes together. Now...all I have to do is come up with the prizes! LOL!

You won't want to miss the other gals creations:
Jen Del Muro and New October Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I wanted to let you know that I am having serious computer issues which is making is incredibly hard to get connected to the internet, hence my absence. My DH is trying to get things worked out. Thanks for your understanding!


Kathy Martin said...

These cards are so sweet! LOVE the button flowers! :)

Stefanie Staniak said...

Beautiful cards. I have been following your work for a very long time and I love all your creations. I decided to stop by and tell you and to let you know that you are an inspiration to us want to be's! :)

Jenn Diercks said...

These tags are super cute. I love how you "shrunk" the sketch for them. Adorable!

Heidi Karpen said...

Love these tags- the papers you chose are perfect!

harrahx2 said...

Those are so cute. I love the colors and, as you said, it really is all in the details. You manage the details so well! Thanks.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are so beautiful Kelly! I've had my eye on that PTI set for so long and you've convinced me that I NEED to get it! I'm going to order it right now! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Good luck with your computer troubles...ours has been all wonky lately too! :D

Teri said...

Kelly, my original comment must have disappeared!!! Grrr... anyway, this set is beyond adorable!! I love the colors, the felt flowers, everything!!! I wanted to say thank you for all your inspiration... I posted a banner on my blog that was totally inspired by YOU!!! Nowhere as gorgeous as yours, but I love it anyway!!! Thanks for sharing all your talent with all of us!!!!!

paula said...

the tags are wonderfully cute! would love to see the invites and other coordinating accessories. i'm giving a bridal shower in 4 weeks and a baby shower the week after! just finished making 36 bridal shower invites and almost finished with the baby shower invites. when it rains it pours.

Cecelia said...

These are just sooo pretty! I absolutlety love the colors and flowers and buttons...everything;0)

Cecelia B

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely cute!!

Kathlene said...

Just gorgeous little tags! I love that paper line too. Awesome work.