Saturday, August 20, 2011

Celebrations

Happy Saturday! Time seems to have gotten away from me again since it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post. We are still enjoying summer here but it has finally started to cool off some that is not a bad thing though. As much as I love summer and warm weather all those 90's are starting to be a bit much for me.
Today is my sisters 40th birthday. I have been working on a gift for her all week. I finally got it done yesterday and want to share it with you. This is what I came up with.

My sister loves roses and gardening so when I saw this beautiful watering can on Geri's Blog I knew it would be the perfect gift for her.
I started by making the Patterned Paper using stamps from the Stampin Up Baby Blossoms set. I fell in love with this set when I saw Nerina use it here. Unfortunately it is retired now but I was able to find a set on Ebay. I don't use many SU stamps in my work but I love this set. After stamping the background I cut panels and sewed them on to the base of the watering can. I embossed the handles spout and front piece with tiny dots. Finally I added some Hibiscus Satin Ribbon and a tiny button to the front. I also made felt flowers using the MFT rolled rose die and added stems to them so they would fit in the watering can. She loves to collect Knick Knacks so this should be a perfect addition. To go along with the watering can I made a matching card using more of the Patterned Paper. The striped piece was made by stamping a stripe from the PTI Faux Ribbon set stamped on Spring Moss Cardstock with Simply Chartreuse Ink. The Sentiment is from the PTI Little Labels Set. Inside I added a tiny pocket and a Starbucks Gift card.
My sister is very special to me so I made sure to make this gift extra special too.
Today is also my 4 year blogging anniversary. It is hard to believe it has been 4 years since I started this blog. I was reading some of the very first posts I wrote last night and a lot has changed since then it is fun to look back though. I enjoy sharing my work and what is going on in my life here. I am very grateful for all of you that take the time to visit and the comments that you leave me really brighten my day too. That's all for now, I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one and I will be back soon with more to share.

15 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Terri, everything about your gift set is gorgeous! Love the pattern paper you made and how the watering can has the embossed Swiss dots on it. Your sister is going to LOVE this!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!! tfs!!

jacirascrap said...

Esse regador é uma maravilhosa criação!! POsso colocar na minha lista "...um dia quero fazer..."?
Bom final de semana!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. I can't believe you made the pattern paper. The flowers are perfect too. Love everything about this set. I'm sure your sister will love it too.

Sharron said...

Oh, Terri, what a wonderful gift! The watering can is just precious. Your patterned paper is so pretty and I love the embossing. Your sister will be thrilled!

Leigh said...

Oh, so pretty!

Julie E said...

Beautiful!!! Love the PP you made and with the embossing it all just comes together for one amazing gift set!
Congrats on 4 years too! You should check out the blog Flashback Friday which challenges everyone to "repost" their first of a certain type of project each time. I find it fun because I end up looking back thru everything. Here it is in case you are interested...http://flashbackfridaychallenge.blogspot.com/.
Right now the challenge is to repost your first gift card holder. I know I have made one, but of course I never take a pic of the inside!!!

Mara... said...

This is really cool, Terri!!! It's beautiful, I love the colors and what fun details. I love the flowers! I'm sure your sister will love it.

Cammie said...

Terri,this is stunning. You always create the greatest 3-d projects! The card is so pretty too. I know your sister will love both. Congratulations on your blog's anniversary!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your sister is a lucky girl! This is a stunning set!

nichole said...

<3 it's beautiful!

Rhonda said...

What a sweet set!! Your sister will love it. Praying that you guys have a great start to school.

Geri said...

Terri!!! You didn't tell me about this!! Bad, bad girl!! I love it! It's just beautiful! Love the touch of embossing! Saw that I was getting visits from your site, so came to see why...and here it is! :)

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful! Love that little teapot, that's a great pattern I've used it before. And such pretty paper!

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out FABULOUS! I am sure your sister LOVED it.. that PP turned out so PRETTY!!!