Back in early December I shared some scrapbook pages that I made with the Festive Flurries Ornament Kit, a snowflake ornament kit that was available at that time. This is what those pages turned into after adding my photos, title and journaling to them during my February/March 2014 Crafting Retreat. These are some of my favorite pages and the layout is so simple.
The journaling (typed and printed onto the vellum from the computer) is attached only by the self-adhesive rhinestones! (I didn't want any adhesive to show through.) It's not the most secure way to add vellum, but the page protectors of the album give those circles even more "hold."
I used the Cricut to die-cut the lettering from the Silver Foil paper. Not a Stampin' Up! tool, but our paper. :)
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Oh, my gosh! I'm gonna be a "great" aunt. That didn't even occur to me until today when my sister-in-law posted a photo from my neice's baby shower on Facebook and tagged me in it with that title. But that's okay, I guess. "Great" is a positive title. :)
Here's my beautiful neice, Erin at her March 8th baby shower. What a fun weekend.
She's getting near her due date. Thankfully the baby's room is almost ready.
I made the invitations and helped to make some of the decorations, and I used Stampin' Up! products to do so (of course). Thanks to My Digital Studio, I was able to recreate an adorable invitation from ideas we found on Pinterest.
Then I took the cute little bee and enlarged it to make the accent images for the "Mommy to Bee" banner (another idea we found on Pinterest).
Erin's name tag was also designed using images from the invite.
And then I created some "Wishes for Baby" sheets for the guests to fill out at the shower (ANOTHER idea we all found on Pinterest). Gotta love Pinterest!
Here are some detailed photos of the items I made with some tips on how I made them. And further below are more photos from the shower. (There were other fun decorations with the bee theme. And the cake! Oh my gosh...the cake! Be sure to scroll down.)
I die-cut the Mommy to Bee banner's letters using the Cricut and Simply Sweet cartridge. The black scallop circle was die-cut using the Scallop Circle Bigz Die. The yellow one was die-cut using the largest framelit from the Circle Collection Framelits.
I thought the gold clothespins looked best on the banner. (Silver is also included in the container.)
The beehive is made of hexagons cut from the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die. (When die-cutting, be sure to put a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock. This will aid in removing the card stock with ease.)
To ensure that the banner didn't fall off the wall I first taped each section to the wall with masking tape. Then I attached the twine with the clothespins.
My sister-in-law, Terri (the proud grandmother-to-be) did a fabulous job with the other decorations. She's a talented lady and helped create a fabulous display of food and treats, too.
The cake (made by a local baker) was quite the centerpiece and stirred up a lot of Ooooo's and Ahhhhh's. This gal also made tasty little creme-filled cupcakes that Terri embellished with more little bees.
There was candy everywhere to my boys' delight. They never tried the Bit O' Honey treats, but look how cute they are displayed!
No worries... Nicholas and Luke had lots of other treats to try and have been on a sugar high since.
Cousin Jocelyn planned, prepared and led the fun shower games. Edie, my mother-in-law (on the left in the photo below) helped with the food and sent out the invites to the guests. And Halle, Erin's sister (on the right) co-planned and prepared all the details with her mom, Terri. She's gonna make a wonderful auntie!
Blessings to you, Erin & Justin! You'll make great parents!