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!

4 comments:

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 sketch...you might be the only one:)!!!

Amy

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.