Monday, June 04, 2007

You Rock and a big H

Alright so I actually sat down and made a card from Amy's Super Sunday Sketch challenge. I didn't get to it last week so I made a point of not getting out of my chair until it was done. I have lots of teenagers and kids in my family so it will be hard to decide who to give it to.

  • Guitar stamp (unknown), Paper Tray (you), Simple Bet (TAC)
  • The Paper Studio DP
  • Marvy Mega Scalloped oval punch
  • Oval and circle Coluzzle templates
  • ribbon, pop dots
But before I did that this morning I was working on a big 'ole H this weekend. My husband's cousin had her baby shower and she is having a boy in July. I decided I had to do something for her other than buy a gift (which was baby monitors - usefull but boooooring!) so I got this to alter. It was about 12 inches tall or so and was only $2 plus 30% off at Hobby Lobby. The theme for the baby's room is nautical so I had to go with the theme and colors.
Here is the before:

Here is the after:

I painted like 5 coats of white then did 2 coats of the red trim and sanded it all down to distress it a little. Wow, was it time consuming! My back hurt that whole night and I couldn't sleep. BUT! I think she really liked it to it was completely worth it in the end.

Here is a pic of how I wrapped the baby monitors. I couldn't leave it plain! I also put the other stuff in a white gift bag and put a red wooden anchor on the front of it and added some ribbon. I rarely get to do fun stuff like this so I kind of go a little overboard when I do. I also stamped her baby onesies that said 'Future Rock Star' and 'Born to Play' with a guitar beside it. She and her hubby are really into music. He wrote her a song and sang it to her at their wedding, but that's another story for another day. I think I have been blabbing enough already!

I plan on stamping this evening once I update my photography blog so hopefully I'll have some good stuff to share tomorrow! See ya then!


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Heidi that card is so cute...I think I'm gonna have to take a look at that sketch!! And the altered letter is amazing...they will LOVE it!!

Amy said...

I love the card....and I love the guitar stamp....I wish you remembered where you got it! My 16 yo would LOVE it too. What a great idea for the baby gift, a monogram! Sounds like you did an amazing job finishing it....I would have rushed through it! Hope you are having a good night. I'm going to try and stamp. Thanks for playing the might be the only one:)!!!


Juile Masse said...

Cute card and great gift Heidi!

Rose Ann said...

Your card turned out great, Heidi! I wanted to attempt it, but didn't have time. :( Yours is terrific!

The monogram also turned out great! I love how you painted it and the anchor and ribbon! Great wrapping/stamping of the package as well.

I'm heading over to your photography blog.