Friday, February 26, 2010

Bringing Home Baby!

I've been a little quiet this week - I'm sure many of my regular followers have figured out that's because it's almost the first of the month and that means time for a new release from My Time Made Easy!! Can I get a big "Oh Yeah?!"

Well today is your first look at an adorable new template and stamp set from the lovely and talented Lauren Meader. The theme for this coordinated set of stamps, template and digital paper is Bringing Home Baby - there are so many possibilities with these newest items so let me share my project with you. (Lots of photos so hang in there.) Both Lauren and Mona are sharing ideas for you today as well.

I am an administrator for a suburban school district so we have lots of babies being born and I like to acknowledge those sweet occasions if I can. SO... let's start with a baby shower invitation - someone recently asked for some simple ideas for a baby shower invite for a boy - was this timely or what?

I started with some of the FABULOUS new digital paper called Bringing Home Baby - this one is the "boy plaid".  I used the stork stamp from the Bringing Home Baby stamp set - and colored him up with copics - I know storks are traditionally white but heck - that's what creative license is all about right?! A snippet of a bow and a few buttons and voilá - a cute but simple invite. The solid yellow, blue and white papers are from Couture Cardstock and they are wonderful - great soft colors and a lovely texture to them as well. The nestie label stamp is a new one from Gina K Designs.

No baby shower is complete without some kind of decorations or party favors so how about this adorable little Bouncing Baby Buggy???

I chose to make mine with the matching boy plaid paper that I used on the shower invite. I love plaids - and this paper is beautiful. (The baby girl paper is stinkin' cute as well) I especially love it because it LOOKS like I did some stitching on it but I didn't :-) A few details on the buggy - you can decorate to your heart's content. I added a fun ribbon bow to the side of the hood,  a little stamped sentiment on the back and some pom poms and ribbon to dress it up. It can also be used without the hood and wheels as a lovely basket (stay tuned later this week *wink* for an idea along those lines).

I added a tag hanging from the handle (since I will use this buggy for a gift but, if it was a favor box you could forgo the tag if you wanted.)

The tag was made using the new Tag You're It cut file (coming to MTME store on March 1) so you can make dozens of tags in any size to meet your needs. I used TWO different tags from the set and matted one on the other - then used the stork stamp again with the sentiment "Heaven Sent". I paper pieced the stork's "bundle" and added a couple of tiny baby feet embellishments for fun.

This little buggy holds a lot - I love to have just a little something to give for the new babies and I love giving these little travels packs of baby essentials and they fit perfectly into the buggy. (I'm SO happy about that!)  That means I can take a simple small gift AND package it up in this adorable little buggy and it takes the gift to a whole new level.  That's the idea behind Lauren's Pretty Packaging - make those gifts say WOW to the recipients. I think the compliment I get most often is "I love that you MADE this for ME!" That says a lot.

For the matching card I used more of the boy plaid digital paper and the carriage stamp from the Bringing Baby Home stamps. (Isn't it cool how it coordinates with the buggy template!) I paper pieced the hood with the matching plaid paper, cut the image with one of my nesties and stamped a nestie stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps to fill in the frame. A little copic coloring, a few buttons and a snippet of ribbon (not TOO many bows for a boy) and my card was complete.

The inside of cards is also important so here's my inside. Nuthin' fancy but I combined several stamps from the new Bringing Home Baby stamp set to make that little welcome sentiment, stamped a nestie label frame around it all and added a matching paper border at the bottom.

SO that's it for today - lots coming up in the next week so stay tuned for more great ideas and products coming to you from My Time Made Easy.

Products from My Time Made Easy used for today's projects:
Pretty Packaging © template - Bouncing Baby Buggy
Pretty Impressions © stamps - Bringing Home Baby (carriage, stork, sentiments)
Pretty Printables © digital paper - Bringing Home Baby (yellow/blue boy plaid)
Pretty Pieces © cut files - Tag You're It!

Have a great weekend! Hugs n Smiles.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Holy Smokes Pam! This set is amazing!!!! I love all the detail! I thought you broke out your sewing machine! The buttons, the polka-dot bow & the blue pom pom trim looks fabulous! You really did an awesome job with the MTME Bouncing Baby Buggy template & all the new stamps!

Diana Queen said...

Pam...these projects are so completely beautiful! I just love stopping by to see what you do with Laurens cute stuff! ;D Diana

Selma said...

I agree, this is just amazing. Lauren is so lucky to have you on her design team... you are so talented. Everything you make with her templates, stamps, etc is just fantastic. Anyone receiving a gift from you is so lucky because I believe the packaging is probably better than the gift! It is something to treasure.

Kristin Bueter said...

Get out of here, Pam! This set is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am in complete awe over how you used my paper! It looks FANTASTIC on your project!!! How exciting :)

LOVE the pom poms on your carriage and how you layered the two tags from the handle. Very cute. Gotta love those baby feet also, what a perfect addition :] Your cards are simple, but perfect! I thought there was a lot more involved in making them at first wasn't until I really stopped to look and read about how you created them that I realized they weren't too difficult. Very appealing to a lot of crafters ;] LOVE LOVE LOVE your project!

Isabel Jett said...

Pam, this is so beautiful. You girls really make this MTME stuff shine! I love the soft elegant girly feel to your project! Great presentation as well!

Catherine Doucette said...

HA! I LOVE the pom-pom trim, you clever lady!! And the stitching on the paper really looks like you stitched the entire thing. Really super cute, Pam!

Monique said...

Here's a big "OH YA BABY!!! This is fabulous Pam...You know I was going to ask if you did alllll that stiching lol!!! This is just adorable..How did you do that bow?..I love those little feet..Giggle Giggle.. Can't wait for more!!


Silvia said...

I love this set Pam! You did a terrific job with the template. Love the colors and the small details.

Handmade by Odette said...

So beautiful baby set Pam! For some reason I love baby blue --maybe because I have two boys? :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful projects Pam!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is such an amazing and sweet gift package! I love all the intricate details and how wonderful that you have an occasion coming up for it!!

Wendy said...

Seriously girlfriend, I am awestruck (is that a word) on this!! Look at all the amazing detail! That is craftshow worthy girl! OMG, love ever detail of it! And look at the detail....goodness! I so want to put a four letter word here right now!!! LOL

Allison said...

Wow! This is so soft and beautiful! The details are stunning!

Allycat said...

Wow, I am speechless! This is so beautiful, the soft colours and details are absolutely dreamy!

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