Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Gift

I made a scrapbook layout! I haven't had any mojo to scrap whatsoever over the last few months. I've done lots of cardmaking, but that has been mostly to try to get enough done to trade my hairdresser for a cut and color lol. 
After I decided not to continue with my design team posts, it just stopped. I think maybe I just needed a break. Or, maybe it's because we've done almost nothing this summer and I have no new pictures. I have tons of old ones to scrap, but where's the fun in that?
Anyway, this shadowbox layout is a gift for a friend of Shane's who's wife is having a baby in September. Well, he's not just a friend, they are best friends. They've known each other for over 35 years! Since Shane was 2 years old.
James and Michelle were married last December, and were ecstatic to find out that they were pregnant just a few week's later. We are very happy for both of them. This will be Michelle's first girl! She has two boys from a previous marriage, and James has two boys and a girl from his previous marriages as well.
I wasn't able to go to Michelle's baby shower because it was on the same day and at the same time as my nephew's birthday party. But, I had this idea for their gift and still wanted to make it for them. So, I asked her to send me a picture of the nursery and let me know if they'd picked out a name yet. Thankfully they had, or I wouldn't  have been able to do this yet.
The nursery has pink, yellow, and green stripes on the bottom of the wall with a daisy flower border in the same colors--cute! I hope this matches well enough and that they like it.
I had so much fun making this--I wasn't blessed with any girls, just one awesome boy. I even broke out my paint and foam stamps for this fun girly project.
And, I swear, this is a lot more straight in real life. Why do things always look so darn crooked in pictures?

Some close-up photos of the name and the "announcement" piece I did.
I made a card to go along with the gift as well--duh! I used sketch #FTL152 from the Clean & Simple blog again--love this one.
 A side view to show the simple inside decoration.
**EDIT**After I took the pictures I still felt like it was missing something. So, I added glitter to the flowers, bling to the painted flourish, and a couple of butterflies up in the right corner. Oh, and just BTW--I stamped a daisy in Versamark ink on the background paper, but you can't see it in the photos. It is quite a nice effect if I do say so myself.  I'm much happier with it now, but it's already wrapped. So, I won't be taking anymore pictures.**
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Jessica said...

So cute! I love it and the card is super sweet. I'm going to have to scraplift it. I seem to do that a lot with your cards...keep em coming! :) LOL

Mistylynn said...

What a darling lo! I love how you've framed it. Total cardmaker here too!

Nana Connie said...

Both of these are great, Shelly! Especially love the LO on the page. Perfect for a girl page. And the card is so beautifully simple! Love those flowers.