Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Color Challenge All things of Nature

This is a card I created for a scs color challenge.
Colors are soft sky and basic gray.
The card base is soft sky, layered on it is a cuttlebug'ed gray.
The white strip is stamped with "stitched" bg from SU.
I watercolored the flowers and put stickles on it for some bling
The Bird stamp is from TAC, All things of nature Set, and is embossed with white on gray.
I pierced the white border around the bird/flower image and again around the oval
The word HOPE is from Tres Chic background stamp from SU

New Nesties!! SCS Color Challenge 158

So...today I got my first Nestabilites! YEAH! So my daughter and I went though all my scraps and used the Cuttlebug and nesties on them to make a ton.

This is actually an old color challenge, 3 weeks ago, but it worked for me.

the orchid cs is cuttlebug'ed with the new floral fantsy.
The Sage on top stamped in sage with the SU Canvas
White Taffeta ribbon from SU
Flower from TAC Spring Flowers Set--colored on the stamp with watercolor crayons and misted with water before stamping
The Thanks is from a PaperTreyInk stamp set.

New Paper Trey Ink Stamp Set Card

I was just playing around with the new set and I came up with this!

The Sage green is leftover from the previous card nestabilities cut out and it worked really great!

Colors: Choc chip, Apricot, Sage
Cuttlebug Swiss dots, Nestabilities
PTI stamp set
Satin and grosgrain ribbon

First Hippy Hippy Snap diaper on Isaac--Medium--at 13months

This is Isaac at 13m wearing a medium Hippy Hippy Snap (HHS) diaper. He is 20lbs and fits it at the medium setting (of the three snap settings on it)
It looked so small when I made it I never thought it would fit! But it did and perfectly...but while I wanted to wake him up to try it on...I held off the urge, but went ahead and made 3 more, but made them larges...he will eventually need those anyways, as all of Alexandra's diapers have been sold off--seeing how they were so girly anyways!!

I love the fit of the HHS.
I love the look of the HHS.
I loved loved the price of the HHS....$5 AND it was instantly here!!! (a pdf file)

Here is a link to the HHS blog and from there you can find where to purchase it!

The other thing that has impressed me the most was the fact that the HHS took the LEAST amount of fabric that I have ever seen to make the same size diaper!!!!

Over the weekend, I printed off the HHS pattern to make a NB and SM diaper pattern and grabbed my box of scraps of PUL. You know you all have them!! Mine were slotted to become either mama pads or wetbags*someday* :)

So I took them outside so the kids could play in the wonderful weather we were having...and I went to work...I made 14 NB diapers and 10 smalls out of my scraps--which were scraps b/c I couldn't get the CT diaper pattern or my own personal pattern to fit in those pieces!

Min Size Diaper cut needed to make...
Large: 14x18
Med: 12x17
Sm: 11x15.5
NB: 10x14

A great pattern to get the most for your buck when it comes to PUL and Microfleece or whatever!