Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pink Saturday and Happy Birthday Alexandra

It has been awhile since I last participated in Pink Saturday. The reason I have not been participating is because I have not been using much pink in my work lately. I finally have something pink to share with you though. Today is my niece Alexandra's 14th birthday. Where does the time go? She was suppose to be born on Christmas but decided she didn't want to wait. I can still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. If she had waited one more day she would have been born on my dads birthday which is tomorrow but their birthdays are still only a day apart which still makes it fun to celebrate them both at the same time. Emilia got Alexandra a Signature Cocker Spaniel Webkinz but I also wanted to make her something special too so in honor of her love of Hello Kitty I came up with this.

I started by using Hibiscus Burst cardstock and Lauren Meaders Around Town Tote My Timeless Template. When I was done putting the tote together I cut out flowers from Summer Sunrise and Pink Blush cardstock using a flower image from the Cuttlebug Babyface dies. After that I randomly attached the flowers to the front and back of the tote. Next I found an image of Hello Kitty online then I resized it, printed it and cut it out. When I was done with that I colored her in with my Copics and attached her to the front of the tote with some dimensional foam. On the sides I added panels of Summer Sunrise cardstock that were run through my Cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder.
Finally I added some Summer Sunrise Twill ribbon and tied it in a bow. On the back side of the ribbon I stamped Happy Birthday from the Birthday Basic set.
Inside the tote she will find this. A crocheted french barrette hair clip that I made.
That's it. I hope she likes it. I am pretty sure she will though.That's all for now.
Be sure to check out Beverly's Blog for the list of the other people that are participating in Pink Saturday today too. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back soon with more things to share.

23 comments:

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Your creations are so precious! She is one lucky birthday girl! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gwen said...

Terri, your little Hello Kitty bag is adorable. The barrett is sweet, the crochet flowers are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing this with the DCRU team. Your gift will be very much appreciate by that special little girl.

Smiles!
Gwen DT@DCRU

Mary said...

How very sweet. I'm sure she will appreciate it. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and enjoy the week ahead.

Karen said...

What a sweet Hello Kitty little bag and that crocheted hair pin is adorable!! :>

margie c said...

Awww, what an adorable lil bag! and that barrette is stunning! How I wish I could crochet like that! I'm sure she will adore it all!

Thanks for playing along with DCRU :)
~ margie

Tami said...

Very pretty..The little hair barretts are so sweet!
Happy pinks..xo Tami

Cindy Holshouser said...

This is a fabulous idea for little girl gifts. Who doesn't like Hello Kitty? I have a Hello Kitty checkbook!

LORi said...

Wow, this is one fabulous creation!!! So happy you shared with DCRU this week!!!

Hugs ~ LORi

someplace in thyme said...

I love Hello Kitty and I bet she did too, what a great job you did, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

Sarah said...

Really cute! If you take a look at my post today it will take you to a fabulous Pink Saturday post from last Saturday. Lavender Fields show an Airstream all decorated with Hello Kitty motifs. You should see it if you missed it last week. Great photos! Happy Pink Saturday and Blessings for Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE IT!!! That hello kitty is so cute.. and the barrett is just darling!

pattylt said...

Terri, it is darling! She'll love it! I have got to learn how to crochet those little flowers. So useful and cute on hairclips and cards. Love the Hello Kitty, you did a great job. Let us know her reaction.

Amber said...

Terri I just love your creations! And I'm a big Hello Kitty fan! Your little bag is adorable and your flowers are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at DCRU!
Amber *DCRU DT*

Cara said...

Hi, Terri! What a lovely gift for your neice! Love the crochet flowers, so pretty! Thanks for joining the DCRU DT challenge :o)
Cara DCRU DT

Diane Jaquay said...

This is all SO adorable! Your niece will LOVE her gift, I'm sure!

Aimes said...

Oh so sweet! I LOVE Hello Kitty (yes, I'm a big kid at heart!) this bag rocks! Those crochet flowers are so cute too! I bet your niece loved it!
Aimes
x

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Rita said...

Very lucky birthday girl. She will love that you designed every detail with her in mind. I must learn how to make those crocheted flowers...so pretty!

Val said...

Terri, that is adorable. I love the tote and the barrett. What a great gift idea. You always to such great work.

BethieJ said...

Thanks Terri for catching my boo boo! LOL! the funny thing is tomorrow is my sons birthday which is the 24th.. WHY I didnt think that when I typed it I dont know! PHEW an extra day to create.. and THANKS for the birthday wishes for my son!
have a GREAT day!

Monica K. said...

That is so cute and I love the color scheme! What a sweet gift.

JP Card Crazy said...

Your Hello Kitty and French Barrett are very special.

I am stopping by today to wish all my blogging buddies a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
Judy

Beth said...

Terri love your Hello Kitty bag and your crocheted barrette's are always so pretty