Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #27 - Inspiration Challenge

Long time no see, right? It's been a while since I've participated in a blogger's challenge, but I was really excited about this one.

It's inspiration week on the blogger's challenge group! This week I wanted to make a name frame for my baby's nursery. I was inspired by the stars on the Pottery Barn Kids curtains that we hung in his room. If you click the link above, you'll see that the stars on the sheers are in gingham prints in certainly celery, so saffron and ballet blue.

So, for the baby's name frame I wanted to recreate these applique stars. I started by cutting out various sized stars with the cuttlebug 2x2 stars dies from white chipboard coasters. Then I smooshed each star on my whisper white craft ink pad to make them even whiter. After they were dry, I inked up the gingham print from the retired Stampin' Up! set Wonderful Weaves with craft ink and pressed each star onto the stamp. I made a bunch in all three colors so that I could pick and choose which sizes and colors to use when I was ready to make the frame.

For the frame itself, I stamped the baby's name in ballet blue craft ink onto whisper white card stock using the large monogram alphabet from A Muse. Then I simply glued some of the stars down around his name using mini glue dots. This is probably the most simple name frame I've made, but it is exactly what I wanted for his room. (Here's a link to all the other frames I've made over the years.)

Sorry I didn't post a picture of the whole thing. We've decided not to post the baby's name on the internet so you'll have to be satisfied with just the first letter. ;)

I hope you enjoyed my entry this week. Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge entries! You can find links to all of their sites in my sidebar.

Stamps: Wonderful Weaves, monogram alphabet by A Muse
Ink: Ballet Blue craft ink, Certainly Celery craft ink, So Saffron craft ink, Whisper White craft ink
Paper:
Whisper White
Accessories:
white chipboard coasters, Mini glue dots
Tools: Cuttlebug, Stars 2x2 dies

15 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

Super sweet, Stef!!! Are you just so excited or what? Love what we can see!

Sheryl said...

How adorable! What a great inspiration and a beautiful name frame!

astampingteddy said...

too cute - And I bet the whole name frame is just darling ;-)
Claudia

Lisa said...

How sweet is that Stefanie - I'm sure it looks great in the Baby's room.

Lisa said...

Very nice!! The green gingham from pottery barn inspired meghan's room in my head.

amycara said...

Aren't you happy you found out which you're having? It makes decorating the room so much more personal!!! I can't wait to hear all the rest of the letters when your little cherub arrives! I don't blame you at all for wanting to keep something a surprise (we did too)...too many opinions is hard on the hormones! LOL

MJ said...

Just darling. I love the theme and it works just perfect on your frame. Love it.

Lori said...

What a special project! Love the stars.

Connie said...

This is just precious! Love the colors of his room...

tonistamps said...

OMG...too cute Stefanie! I love your theme, and your interpretation of the inspiration piece! Great job.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Hey thants not fair! (STMPING MY FEET)
Well from what I can see its adorable! You haven't had the baby yet right?
Keep us posted. I swear I WILL get soemthing off to you sometime soon! Geesh-your pregnancy has flown by (easy for me to say right?)
Happy Waiting!!!!

Regina Cornelius said...

first....very nice project and i love what i can see of your little fella's room!
secondly...i would love to say...THANK YOU!!!! i feel like a major minority in my feelings about my daughter's name and picture on the internet. i have not and will not put her on my blog...i will mention her as my daughter but not by name and definitely not by picture...i am probably too cautious with her! when she was born, the hospital puts baby pictures online for out of town relatives to see...i was like...no way! can you believe i had to sign a form for her picture not to be put online?!?!?? oh well...enough of my ranting!

your blog is great and your nursery looks amazing! congrats on your tiny miracle!
regina

chelemom said...

This is the sweetest! I love your Snowy Neighborhood card too!

amberporter said...

How do you join the blogger's challenge group?? I keep seeing it on people's blog but haven't seen the site listed to join.

Kristin said...

Now that we know his name, can you post a picture of the whole name frame? it looks adorable!