Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Baby Shower for my SIL Jennifer Kittle and her boyfriend, Andrew Parker

So My Mother in Law, Judy, who is also Jennifer's mother, she and I decided we were going to be giving the shower for the happy couple and Judy totally did all the food and I did the decorations.  The shower was June 22.2013 and yes I am Just Now getting around to getting these photos up, please forgive me.  I have been going thru some trials of my own for like the past 6 weeks or so and so the blog had to be put on hold but I think I'm back in full swing now and hope to have it caught up soon.  So without further adgue, here's the pictures of the invitations that I made first then I will show you pictures from the decorations around the fellowship hall at Fishers Chapel, all that I made and sent home with them to decorate the babies room with.

So here are some of the baby shower invitations:

On the invitations I basically used just K & Co. paper all from the same line even tho it's been out for a while.  It was really cute for a baby girl and some of it even had glitter. The your invited and welcome little one stamps are from a Close to my Heart set. I think I cut that label shape out with the cricut. Each card had ribbon and some of them were different as I didn't buy enough of just one style to do all the cards.  Each card also had a baby themed chipboard piece.  The Hey diddle diddle... stamp was from inkadinkado. I believe. oh, and each invitation also had either a white or a yellow bow on the ribbon. These are just two examples. I also used my butterfly punch from Recollections and added that to the top of the invited sentiment, The Hey diddle diddle... sentiment was punched out with my ek success punch.

this last picture is of a little stamp that I stamped on the outside of each envelope, all of which I had to hand make because the invitations were such an odd size. I just thought the baby girl in her little diaper was too cute not to include on the envelopes.  I just stamped the whole thing in pink ink to make it easier.

Now for some pictures of the shower decorations, sorry but I really didn't get good pictures of them till they were hung up for the shower, so some of them may look tiny on the large walls of that fellowship hall.

 These guys on the mini diaper cakes, I made on the cricut mostly using the create a critter cartridges. I used the mirrored image feature and made them to go on the back then run the dowel rod up between the two die cuts.  My cousin, Nicole, she rolled up the diaper cakes and Mama Judy had given me a couple of bunches of silk flowers so I bought the chevron, pink with white stripes ribbon and cut out a circle of white card stock to have something other than the diapers to glue to and then glued the ribbon and the flower arrangement on to that white circle.
 For allot of the die cuts I used a ton of glitter. both front and back.

I also made her a baby banner too but I usually give that at the shower with the babies name on it and they had not decided on the name at the time of the shower so I had to make it a little later and give to them at the hospital the the day of the birth.I was able to come up with some of the pictures of the banner and they look different because they were taken under different lighting and with my phone camera instead of my DSLR camera but I think you will get the pictures and be able to put it all together from the pictures. Its just a big picture of  the entire banner and then a close up of the first letter "P"  and a shot of the dangle that hangs from the first and last banner.
 This is the shot of the whole banner/ it says Phoebe.  I used the  new criut cartridge called "Pretty Pennants" I did the back ground in light lavender and the lat ice overlay in dark purple or plum and then I used a different kind of lace across the tops of each pennant . Then I used my dizzy dollies dies from MTF and memory box to create the layers for the alpha.   f0r each letter I used an ivory white layer from the larger die..And then did a smaller layer in green that matched back to the bedding that Judy and Frank had gotten them That's what I was trying to match the banner to, the bedding so that It would match the baby's room.. And the vintage lace that goes all the round the outside of each pennant was inherited from Wendy's grandmother Finster who has sense pasted and is no longer with us. I have to believe she's looking down from heaven on all the beautiful crafts we are making with her supplies and smiling down on us if she is pleased with our use of her supplies.  The whole banner is strung on a piece of purple silk ribbon and had tule tied bows on each end of the pennants.
I added these beaded and dangle chain bobbles to the first and last and one in the middle, I believe, and some smaller beaded dangles on all the other pennants. I thought they added just that girlie little flair that the banner needed.  I think Jennifer and Andrew seemed to like it and I hope baby Phoebe will too...
Remember that you can click on each picture to enlarge it so you can better see the details.  I hope you enjoyed my projects for today and maybe they will help you next time you have to throw a baby shower and need a few ideas. Lots of Hugs, amy k