Friday, March 20, 2009

Birthdays and Babies!!

Those are my 2 favorite occasions to make things for! To celebrate the birth of one's life, new and old! I have been "addicted" to all the daily challenges over at SCS! So here are a few projects I have done in the past couple of days using their challenges.

This was part of yesterday's "Ways to Use It" challenge(to use stamps along with stickers) and a "Try a New Technique" (Round Top Box) challenge from a few weeks back. I have posted a couple of these boxes before and they are just the easiest and most fun to make! And when I say easy, I mean easy!! If you can use a pair of scissors, then you can make this! Just go HERE for the template! I used some stamps by Autumn Leaves and some stickers by K&Co. I also filled the box with some faux Spanish Moss and mini string pearls.

This card was made also using yesterday's Stamps and Stickers challenge. I stamped the Birthday Cake (Inque Boutique) onto some of that yummy Dream Street Designs DP I had left over from my M2R March Kit and then I stamped it again onto some pink and green CS. I cut them out and paper pieced them over the cake for a little added dimension. I then added some Pink Poinsettia and Celery Shimmerz and glitter over them. The stickers are by K&Co. and the Paper Studio.

And lastly, this card was done using the Sketch challenge from this past Wednesday. I used some more Dream Street DP and a House-Mouse stamp called Birthday Cupcake. Aren't those mice just the cutest? The "Another Yummy Birthday" stamp is by Inque Boutique. I used Copics to color in the image. I am just starting to get into using Copics. I only have about 30 colors and hope to get more soon. I also hope to be able to use them the way everyone else does!! hehe But I'm learning!!

My brother-in-law just got operated on yesterday. Him and my sis live in a suburb of Memphis. So it stinks that I can't be there for them! He had to get an operation on his nose and his tonsils removed! Ouch! They say when you are older, it is very painful! But hopefully he won't have much pain! Hope you have a speedy recovery Tim!

And, I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!!



Christi Flores said...

All of your cards are fantastic Melissa!!!

Anonymous said...

Everything is just too cute! You did a wonderful job once again.
This first piece is Grand! Maybe for our next New Grand daughter We could hire you to make one. That would be lovely just NO Lavender or Purples.Everything is beautiful.
God Bless.
♥ ♥

Cheri W said...

Aw! How cute are the giraffe and elephant. Adorable project, Melissa!

Anonymous said...

How very Adorable! you did a very nice job on this one also.

Edison, New Jersey

Debbie Olson said...

All are beautiful, Melissa, but that box at the top is a real show-stopper--great job!

robin said...

adorable projects, as always! :)

Sharon said...

You leave me impressed again!!

Unknown said...

these projects are so cute and adorable I love every inch of them especial the first one with the zoo animals. Scrumptious!

~ Grace ~

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I have not been by in sometime now. I wanted to come and see what is new and lovely that you have done. my computer was on the fritz but now it is kinda working again. so here I am I just look at all of your projects for the last couple of months and they are all lovely.I also see I missed some birthdays . ha ha . well anyway I just had one of those too I am 71 as of last Friday . well I will come and visit again soon. take care and keep up the nice work you do.
Rainelle, WV

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that box! so pretty Melissa!

scrappermimi said...

Hope your brother is recovering well! These projects are fabulous!

twinkle teaches said...

Love all your creations. :)

thescrapmaster said...

Wow you are incredibly talented!

Kimmi said...

All of these are brilliant. My favorite is the baby girl one... Just beautiful. I hope your Brother in Law is ok now.

Kim xx