Wednesday, 21 September 2016

First Birthday

Saturday was a first birthday for one of my grandsons.  I was fortunate to be in this part of the country during his birthday celebration.  This is the first time that I have been able to help with any decorations.


My daughter chose a fishing theme and started with the fun streamers and white bubbles (balloons.)

I was assigned the banner and this is what I came up with.   The small letters and paper pieces are all glued on with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.   It uses only a tiny amount and the fine tip applicator is perfect for tiny pieces of paper.   With the help of my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio software, I designed a fish shape and some banners.

Of course we had to have some crawdads hanging out with the bottom feeders.   The crab, hook and work are from the Silhouette Design Store.  

... and this is the celebratory birthday highchair.

I have a request from my 2 year old granddaughter for a princess party banner for her 3rd birthday November.  I better get working on it.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sugar 'n Spice Foil

The pink and silver foils don't show up well in photographs but I certainly had fun making this little frame for my nieces little baby.  Brielle makes me a great aunt.
My original design was for a portrait orientation as per the design in the Silhouette Design Store.  When I went to Michaels and found this cute frame, I decided that I needed to adjust the design to fit a landscape orientation.

The frame is from a new collection at Michaels. 

I used both pink and silver  Heidi Swapp foils and the Minc machine.  I have found a Brother pinter that evenly and perfectly prints the laser ink to provide a very smooth surface for foiling with no pinholes.  

This was my original layout.