Sunday, January 2, 2011

Awwww... Who doesn't want to show off a new baby?

Today is a VERY SPECIAL day! It's the first Sunday of the month... so it is time for a KitCat creation. The KitCats are hosted this month by the awesome Lorie! WOW! Lorie sent out the kits and when mine arrived, I was immediately drooling over all of the awesome contents. She gave us so many thing sto play with - wonderful designer papers, pearls (lots and lots of pearls), ribbon, glitter, a glue pen, a blank photo album/brag book, and a cute Cute CUTE Peachy Keen stamp called Winter Baby in Teacup. It was overwhelming to receive such a delightful array of products!

This is a really special KitCat post, for another reason... it is also a Crafty Ho Challenge post, the first one for 2011







January 2 - 8



Theme: New Baby



For my project, I chose to create a cover for the little brag book, leaving plenty of room inside for placing adorable baby pictures.





I'm sorry - the picture really isn't very good. I have such poor lighting , so my pictures suffer! This really is a cute idea and the plastic covering that the album slides into will protect it from wear/tear for years to come.

I treated it as a small scrapbook page with layers and the image, which I partially colored with Copic markers and paper-pieced the rest. I added pearls to th circle strip and glitter to the two snowflakes.

After slipping the cover into the plastic sleeve, I added a pearl to the center of the snowflake on the baby's hat and a pair of feet to the base of the teacup. I also tied a piece of blue and a piece of pink ribbon through the top of the album and added a pair of diaper pins to the knot.

The only things I used that were not in Lorie's kit wee the cardstock and the diaper pins and baby feet.


Thanks for looking at my brag book! Now let's go see what the other KitCats created...














Image: Peachy Keen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Pear Pizzazz and scraps from my scrap file
Designer Papers: My Mind's Eye by Penny Lane
Embellishments: Martha Stewart coarse glitter, Sheer Creations organza ribbon, assorted pearls, baby feet, and diaper pins

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Just adorable Jeannette! I love the dimensions that you created by putting things inside and outside. And I agree, this little guy just needed some paper piecing :)

Awesome job, someone will be very lucky to receive your book.

Hugs!
Michelle

Lorie said...

Oh yeah! The paper piecing is PERFECT for this image, and I love they way you did the hat, too! Those diaper pins are adorable (Oh how I wish I could have found some of those!), and that was a great idea to put the pearls int he circles of that paper. BRILLIANT!! The little baby feet, well, that just makes me smile. Jeanette, you did wonders with your kit, and Michelle's right! Someone is going to be VERY lucky to receive this work of art AND heart! Thank you soooo much!!! You're awesome!!

Love ya,
Lorie

MiamiKel said...

well be still my heart! Look at those little baby pins - what a perfect touch! I how you think of everything matching so perfectly from papers to embellies - you have a natural gift to know what goes with what! This is just darling -- the paper piecing is sheer perfection - woohoo! x0x0

Carol W said...

This is absolutely adorable...definately a lucky person who receives this...great job with the paper piecing, the layout...adorable image...and great color scheme...you nailed this one perfecty....oh my....great job.

Susan said...

OH WOW Jeanette! This is SO CUTE! Wonderful idea and effect with the paper piecing, and I love that you added details to the outside as well! Those diaper pins are such a *perfect* embellishment for this project! Just super, duper CUTE! Love ya! {HUG}

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH WOW, Jeanette!! This is more like a masterpiece! I LOVE how you paper pieced the teacup and your embellishments are just perfect! Love it!! BIG HUGS and lots of love, KathyJ

Judy McMullen said...

Darling Kit Kat "Brag Book", Jeanette! Love the paper piecing, the diaper pins and the yummy papers!! Beautiful!!!

BlueInks said...

Your card is darling! I love the paper pieced cup.