Saturday, 28 August 2010

One Dozen

Quite a milestone today... as Rebecca turned 12! She was not in the mood for any pictures today, and at the time I tried to take some the sun was really too bright and impossible to keep her eyes open. Instead I shot a few with her eyes closed and not looking directly at the camera.

It's been quite busy over the past couple of weeks and as usual things are happening in my head, but are being left to be executed right at the last minute. Can you believe it I made her birthday card last night? Definitely not my best work.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park | Pearls: Prima Marketing + KaiserCraft | Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart | Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Bash Sentiments) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise) | Corner Rounder: Woodware Designs | Border Punch: Martha Stewart.

We also took a lot of time deciding on what kind of party to have for Rebecca. Finally two weeks ago David and her found chocolate workshop party at a shop nearby. Last Thursday I made these invitations for the 5 friends she wanted to invite. Of course I had to make a spare one for the archives.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink + Bazzill Basics Paper | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes, Friendship Jar, Just the Ticket) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise) | Tools: Silhouette Digital Cutter | Brad : K&Company | Border Punch: EK Success | Software: Photoshop CS | Fonts: Avenir + Sweetheart Script.

Then this week the task was also to create some party boxes. I always enjoy making them. I decided on one of the designs from Lauren Meader which she created for Papertrey Ink. The original design was just a little bit to small to fit in the little notebooks which we bought at Smiggle. I needed to make some adjustments to make them fit. They are gorgeous boxes, but I underestimated the time it needed to assemble them. Nonetheless I finished them today. I made two different colour combinations.

Blue with green ones:

And pink with green ones:

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park | Box Design: Papertrey Ink (Keeping Tabs) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames 5, Butterfly Dreams) | Pearls: Martha Stewart | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise), Staz'On (Timber Brown) | Ribbon: B*Inspired.

The party will be tomorrow afternoon. This should be a nice opportunity for some great pictures with her friends.


Ingrid Danvers said...

Lovely pics of Rebecca. She's such a beautiful girl. I love her dress! The birthday card, invite and boxes are just beautiful. I am sure all the girls will love the gift boxes.

It was good talking to you all.


Laurel said...

Beautiful cards as always!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Congratulations!! Hope you all have had a wonderful day! Your projects looks amazing to me, really like the boxes!


Karin said...

Ik hoop niet dat je het erg vindt dat ik mijn reactie in het Nederlands plaats, mijn engels is niet zo goed als dat van jou, haha.
Ik ben al heel lang een volger van je blog. Ik ben ongeveer ruim een jaar geleden begonnen met bloggen en ik geloof dat jij een van de eerste bent geweest die ik ben gaan volgen. Waarom ik nog nog nooit een reactie bij je heb achtergelaten weet ik eigenlijk ook niet. Vandaag dacht ik en nu ga ik het eens doen! Je creaties zijn ontzettend mooi en keer op keer vind ik het leuk als je weer wat nieuws hebt gepost. Zowel je kaarten als de verhalen eromheen.

Ik beloof je dat ik eens wat vaker een reactie achter zal laten.

Groetjes, Karin

Linda Flens said...

Love those invites! I'll remeber this for my wedding invitations!