February 27, 2010

It's A Shower!!!

It's PEEK time for My Time Made Easy!!  Yippeee!

Lauren has got oodles of adorable things coming into the store this month!  Be sure to check out her blog daily, to see all of the great things on their way!!

Today - I'm featuring a Pretty Packaging Template called It's A Shower.

I've been to soooo many bridal and baby showers, it's just not even funny...my sister-in-law jokes that that move '27 dresses' was about me, lol.  Anyway, more so nowadays, a lot of people don't really have umbrellas at their showers, and I think that's a shame.  I think it was a fun tradition, and love the one my Mom made for me, but it's so big, I can't really display it anywhere.  One of Lauren's latest templates, It's a Shower can bring back that dying tradition, in a new, fun way...let me show you how...
Is that not THE cutest?!?!?!  So, like I said, Mom made me this beautiful umbrella, and it's sitting in a closet, that is a TOTAL shame.  This umbrella would be so perfect as a centerpiece at a shower, and it's still small enough that it could be put up for display somewhere without taking up too much room.  Orrr, no one will feel horribly guilty getting rid of it.  Yes, I said it. *shudder* I know, I don't want to think someone would take something that *I* made, and throw it out, but I do face the reality once in a while...it will happen.  Fools.  ha ha ha.

Seriously though - this project does not cost a lot of $$ to replicate, so if your bride or mom to be is not super sentimental, it's guilt free ;).

Now, my project was enlarged from the original template size.  I made the top the largest I could possibly make it that it would fit onto a 12x12 sheet of CS.  I added a lacy trim under the edge of the umbrella top.  Then I made the panels for the umbrella, by resizing the original cut files in my SCAL software (need a coupon code to get your OWN copy of the software??  check this post).  See that beautiful paper??  It's included in one of the new Pretty Printables collections by Kristin Beuter, called Bringing Home Baby, and all of those delicious flowers use the Fanciful Flowers Pretty Pieces, which will also be available tomorrow.  

One last thing to point out -- you see that tag??  I love the shape of it (you might notice it matches the Card Catch All quite nicely) it's from another new Pretty Pieces file, Tag You're It.  The tag features images from the new Pretty Impressions stamp set, Bringing Home Baby, which is available tomorrow, and more of those yummy flowers.  So, a LOT to see here, I know, but I could help but use all of these FABULOUS new products!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today -- head on over to Lauren's blog, and Kristin's, as they both have more projects to share with you today, featuring My Time Made Easy NEW releases!!

Stamps: Bringing Home Baby
Ink: Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand (SU!), Berry Sorbet (PTI)
Paper: Nomad, Pasture (Couture Cardstock), Berry Sorbet (PTI), Paisley Pattern (Bringing Home Baby collection, My Time Made Easy) Kraft (SU!) -on umbrella handle and tag
Accessories: Pretty Pieces Tag You're It & Fanciful Flowers cut files, adhesive pearls, ribbon (Michaels)


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a darling umbrella Tracey! I like how you made it so fancy with the pearls & ribbon!

Catherine Doucette said...

Tracey, how sweet!! The tag is PERFECT, and I love how you resized it to be bigger :0)

Pam W said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome. This would be lovely on a table surrounded by pretty gifts or yummy snacks. Way to rock the template!

Renee V. said...

Love it! ♥ It's beautious!

Barb said...

WOW - that umbrella is absolutely gorgeous!!! The ribbon streamers add such a wonderful touch to it. I LOVE it!!! You totally rocked this template!!

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty, Tracey! I love the lace trim on your umbrella! Great colors too!

Kathryn B said...

Tracey! This is gorgeous! I absolutely love everthing your color choice the pearls the ribbon...You rock Girl! ;0)

Kristin Bueter said...

Tracey, this is STUNNING! You made the umbrella and the paper look spectacular, girl! This is by far the prettiest umbrella I've ever seen :] GORGEOUS!!! Those ribbon streamers and the lace trim are the icing on this delicious cake!

Way to really show off the new MTME stuff...you did an incredible job ♥

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Tracey - love the ribbons and pearls and the large size - I have that same "garden chair" so I know the size of the umbrella with that in mind! Gorgeous centerpiece! :-)

Katie Cotton said...

this is really beautiful!!!! Love it!