Friday, August 29, 2008

Sweet little baby girl!!!

This week's Blogger's Challenge was either to do a patriotic card or a baby card....it's Labor Day weekend...get it? hehehe!!

I had a very long over due baby gift to get made for a friend of the family that had her baby in the beginning of June.....and I just now got her gift made!!! ARGH!!!!! My summer has consumed me. I did get to see her though.....what a beauty!! She is so precious! Want to know what the best part of not having her gift done when I got to see her the first time...I'll get to see her again!!! So Grandma of Alexis.....If you are reading this....don't look if you don't want to see it here first! lol!!!



And those of you who will cringe at the sight of a little non Stampin Up ribbons and retired Stampin Up designer series paper...I apologize....I did make up for it by using the BIG SHOT!!!!
The tin was covered in printed paper from a retired Sell-A-Bration simply scrapping kit, Just Delightful. I absolutely love the patterned paper in this kit!!! I think it is gorgeous!

The name tag on the front was made with the exclusive top note die for the Big Shot. I cut it out twice, once in pink pirouette and once in whisper white. I cut the perforated edge off of the whisper white to create a mat with pink pirouette. I then used my ABC Alphabet Lower stamp set and aligned her name with the stamp a ma jig using regal rose ink. Sweet....simple...baby love. I accented that with a moon and star from Nursery Necessities. The star was inked with so saffron and punched with the large star punch. The moon was stamped with pink pirouette and cut out. I mounted it up on stampin dimensionals. I then cut a slit in my name panel to thread ribbon through it and around the can. I used my hobby blade and cutting mat for this. I had these ribbons in my stash and they matched perfectly!!! So soft......

The "lollipops" were accented with Nursery Necessities as well. I really love this stamp set!!!

Now for the lid of the memory can:



If you can't read it on the picture, it reads:

Baby books are great ideas
But sometimes life gets busy.
Living with a little one
Can put you in a tizzy.
Milestones pass too fast at times
To find the proper page.
So, jot a note of each event
With date and baby's age like
"Took three steps on May 10,
or Teething in December."
Drop the note in this memory can
so you're sure to remember!

This isn't my original writing...{blush}....I found it online and have no idea the original creator.

I printed it out accented it with 1 inch circle punches of pink pirouette.


And for the "notes".....I covered a journal. It was covered with patterned paper from the same simply scrappin' kit. I accented it with a moon from Nursery Necessities and stars punched with the star punch in regal rose.

I sure hope Alexis's mommy can put this to good use....I should have made myself one. I thought I could at least keep up with my daughter's scrapbook...but sure enough...I'm behind! lol!!!

Let me know what you think....Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!!!

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

What a sweet baby gift - I'm sure she'll just love it.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my...what a fabulous gift! So many creative elements! You knocked this one out of the park. Have a great weekend!

Basement Stamper said...

What a great baby gift, too darn adorable!!!

Barbara said...

Sweet....lovely! Sure to be a hit! I just may have to CASE this one....great job!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is beautiful! A true, treasured gift! TFS!

Connie said...

This will be a wonderful gift...even late! Great job...

Robin Merriman said...

This is fabulous - and such a great idea for a gift! She will love it, I'm sure! Super job!

Patti Chesky said...

What a fabulous job!!! I'm sure she will treasure the gift always.

Beckie said...

Holy cow girl! This is an awesome gift!! Makes me want to have a baby again! well, maybe not...But I love it!! I think you win the challenge today. Is there a winner? :o)

Kerry D-C said...

oh! how super CUTE is this!!!!

mommy0f4 said...

this is a beauty! Any mom would love to get a gift like this!

Lisa Bohler said...

What an excellent contribution to the challenge! Such a gorgeous gift to give!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous...I'm sure she'll love it! {SMILES}

LaurieF said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

Lori said...

What a fantastic baby gift! I'm sure the baby's mom will be thrilled to receive it.

thestampspot said...

Oh this is magic, what a treat of a gift to received. It will be very well treasured!

:) Marcia

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely delightful Regina! What a fantastic gift! She will truly love it! :D

Sheryl said...

Your gift is adorable! What a great idea to have a memory tin with such a sweet poem! TFS!

tonistamps said...

What a GREAT gift Regina! So cute, and she'll be thrilled to get it.

Ida P. Krause said...

What a wonderful gift container. It's very pretty. I love the colors you used.