Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Baby!

NO, not me!

I told you a few days ago that I'd let you see what I've been working on the last week. I was asked by a friend, to make 40 baby shower invitations, and a card. The new baby's room will be decorated in a sporty theme, and the colors are primarily black and red.


I have very few sporty looking stamps, so I was literally THRILLED when I won a challenge at Stamp TV a few weeks ago, and was able to shop for a new set. What better set to choose than Melanie Muenchinger's "Sporty Accessories" - great timing! If you are familiar with this set, the card I'm going to make next, will use the locker theme. I'll share it tomorrow, hopefully!


Here are my invitations. All coloring was done with Tom-Bow markers. While shopping last week at For Keeps Sake in St. Louis, I found this fabulous 12 x 12 sheet of basketball 'leather', and another of football 'leather'. Sheesh! How cool was that - stamp and cut! The footballs were trimmed with a white Vision Pen. Several of the pieces were popped up on dots for some dimension. I can't show the inside as I don't know how to blur the names, but I re-used the star stamp (Stampland) on the inside top and bottom flaps. All of the stars were dotted with a Starburst Gelly roll pen for a bit of pizzazz. The 'grid' stamp in the background is from Morning Star Stamps
I hope the lady will like them. Off I go to work on her card. Have a great weekend, everyone - thanks for stopping by. See you very soon.
Patti J.
Food for thought: I've been told that one should never, under ANY circumstances, take a laxative and a sleeping pill at the same time!

25 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Well dear friend all I can say is fanTAStic - and for those of you just now viewing the photo is nice but IRL you just want to touch and feel all the textures. You did a great job.

Dawn said...

Oh Patti these are spectacular!!! What a wonderful job you did on these.
Oh and thanks for the piece of advice on the bottom...lol

Melanie said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thes must have taken forever, what works of art!!!

Sue W said...

These are fabulous Patti!
Can't wit to see your next post!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omg! these are fabulous! wow! i absolutely love it! she will to, for sure! girl, you are rockin'!!!!

Roberta said...

Super cute! I bet she loves them! TFS

redwasher1 said...

Patti, so wonderfully gorgeous!!! You did a amazing job on these and I love it!!

Chelsea said...

WOW Patti ...these are WONDERFUL!!! I am sure they will love them! Congrats on winning that set too ... how perfect!

Barb said...

These are fabulous! Patti, you are a rockstar... so much work... Love 'em!

CraftinGranny said...

You knocked yourself out on this one and hit it right outta the ball park. These are fantastic Patti. Do I sense a little business starting up here?? LOL If you don't mind, I'd like to case this on my blog Tuesday. Let me know if it's okay.
"Hugs" Granny

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Patti, I'm sure your friend loved these! I would have been totally stumped at that request!

Jessie said...

They are so cool! Congrats on winning the challenge too, those stamps are awesome!

Patti said...

How could she NOT like them? They are incredible! Almost worth having another baby for.... NOT! Have a great day GF!

Caryl P said...

Wow, you've been busy Patti! I love those cards, and your friend certainly will too. Fabulous work as always!

As for the sporting world, our teams are doing great....let's keep it up and have a battle in October, okay?

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh my, you're so ambitious! Fabulous cards, what a special friend you are!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Oh Patti look at all of these work of love! Fabulous cards. I'm sure your friend would not just like them but would totally appreciate all the hardwork you put on these.

Beate said...

Girl, your cards look fantastic! I can't believe you made that many cards!
Hugs and smiles

Brenda said...

Thud!!! These are great and a ton of work!!! Very impressive!

Shelly said...

These are fabulous, Patti!!! Just awesome! I can see you did a whole lot of cutting out for these. How neat to find the basket ball and football texture papers and to win the stamp set just when you needed it. I can't wait to see the card!

Thanks for the laugh. I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. :)

Amy Johnson said...

What cute, and different, baby announcements. I really like them! They are just adorable! And how lucky of you to win one of Melanie's fabulous sets!

Marcia said...

You must have an enormous amount of patience - they look stunning, with so many cuts!

:) Marcia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Holy cow girl!! These are gorgeous!! I just love the sports theme!! So creative and what a lot of detail for mass production!! I am truly impressed. She will love them!
hugs,
Chris

Theresa said...

These are super...great theme...lot of work!!! Love your food for thought in your posts. LOL

Patti P. said...

Wow! These are terrific!!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, that is a lot of cards!!!!
what a honor & blessings to be asked and able to do this for your friend!!
They're GORGEOUS!!!
Hugs!