Friday, May 16, 2008

Thanks Jen and a Contest

I had decided a couple of days ago that I wanted to do some sort of a book for my sister's shower that could be passed around for addresses, but also used to write down the gifts that she received at the shower. While I was at Target, I picked up a plain, spiral bound, eco-friendly notebook, but really had no idea what to do with it. You have probably noticed by now that I don't really alter things very often. I love seeing other people do it, but I just never think to do it for myself. Well, I have a feeling I have dove off the deep end and there is no end in sight- I am having so much fun!! So why the title? Well, today's Limited Supplies challenge over on SCS was to make a card(of hopefully a project) using alphabet stamps as the main focus on the card. I was stumped about what to do when I realized that I had the Monogram J stamp from SU and I realized how perfect it would be on the front of that notebook. YAYYY!! The rest of his name is done with stamps too, and I have to say, it is the only full alphabet set that I own besides the Headline Alphabet from SU. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby when I was working on my cousin's wedding decorations and I love the way the letters are made to connect together. Cool huh!! It is a clear set by The Paper Studio. I stamped the Mono. J in Tempting Turquoise and the rest of his name in Only Orange. I punched out a bunch of stars using the same paper I used for my diaper cake and popped them up all over. I added a TON of ribbon to the coil. I forgot to say that I removed both the front and back cover and added DP to those then put them back on the coil. Thanks again Jen for the inspiration!!
Wanna see some more goodies, and maybe win some of your own? I thought so!! Here is a picture of the buckets that I got from Target. I covered the handles with a bunch of different ribbons and then attached some stars to the front of the pail. At the party, bundles of three balloons will be tied to each bucket and set all over the room. I made 12, I just hope it is enough!!LOL
These next projects are the favors that everyone will get to take home with them. I took a Mason Jar-jelly sized, and filled them 3/4 full with M&M's(do yourself a favor and buy the bulk bag-cheaper and resealable). I taped a piece of paper to the top and then wrapped the lid with wide grosgrain ribbon from SU. I then folded the extra part of the ribbon over the top of the lid to hide the edges of the paper. Next, I tied a ribbon around that-just in case you wonder, the ribbon came from Offray and I bought all of it at Wal-mart, except the solid color grosgrain on all the projects which is from SU. I then put a band around the jar. The animals are from the SU set Wild About You, and I stamped them, punched them out, layered them, and attached them to a scallop cirle of DP. I can't begin to tell you how much red line tape I have used on all of these projects, but it is shameful. I really want this to be special for my sister, I just hope she likes it all.
My last project is this super cute jar I got at Wal-mart in the home goods aisle. I filled it full of cotton balls for one of the games at the shower. I decorated it the same way I have everything else and even added little punched out stars to the bow at the top like I did on the cake. The idea of the game is to guess how many cotton balls are in the jar. How many do you think are in there? Just so you know, the person with the closest guess will get a super cute assortment of ribbon, some paper(the same patterns that are on my projects), and some other random goodies. If more than one person actually gets it right, I will pick between the correct entries. So, what's your guess? I will pick a winner after the shower tomorrow!! But now, I need to get back to work, 24 more favors to do!!YIKES!!

27 comments:

  1. Can't believe I'm first :) Great shower stuff!! Those little buckets are too cute. Sure all you have made will all be a great hit. Your sister is lucky to have you!

    My guess is 77 cotton balls. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Hi Jessica! Great job on all the shower goodies! It's an adorable theme! My guess is 50 cotton balls. Thanks for letting us play along!

    Grace (Scrappigramma2 on SCS)

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  3. Hi Jessie! Those candy jars are just the cutest! I'm sure you'll have a blast at your sister's shower! My guess is 68! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  4. my guess is 64. you have done such a great job for the shower.

    i just read your post about your sister's miracle. I have PCOS as well and found out after we tried for our first child and had a miscarriage. it was such a sad and difficult time. After visits to the specialist, pills, ultrasounds and months and months of ovulation testing and trying, we now have our little boy of 6 months. congrats to your sister on her little baby on the way, he will bring so much joy. while other parents were saying how hard it is in the first months, I have to say that the blessing of having him has bouyed me through it all and nothing is too hard, too tiring.
    I dont mean to sound OTT but things like this help me remember that there is a reason for everything and troubles in life just help you appreciate the goods things so much more.

    ok enough rambling...
    congrats!

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  5. Wow you have done so much work on this. It is all so wonderful. Would you be my sister??? LOL. Mine wouldn't even know what red line tape was.

    My guess is 44 (my age) for the cotton balls. They look big and fluffy.
    TFS,
    Dawn B.
    flowergal36 SCS

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  6. WOW! I'm sure your sister is going to love everything you made for her! Everything looks fabulous! I love your work!! Keep it up!!
    Thanks for the fun contest!!

    My guess is 58.

    Hugs, Melissa

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  7. How cute! My guess is 83 cotton balls. Good luck with the shower.

    mmoor49@columbus.rr.com

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  8. Ohhh Jessie!! AWESOME Baby gifts!!! I love the jars and the colors and stamps and ribbon!! OH MY!!! How cute!!! You are such an AMAZING Sis/Auntie!!! Okay, I'll just have to take a stab at the cotton ball guess.........ummmmmmmm........73!!!

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  9. These projects are going to make for a darling and thoughtful shower!! You sound like a great family. All my best to your sister and her new baby!

    As for the cotton balls...my guess is 79!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! You are so creative, Jessie! GREAT ideas!

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  11. All of that shower stuff is soo cute! I wish I had a sister like you :)

    My guess is 47.

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  12. What a lucky sister you have as it's obvious to all that you have gone to much time, expense & trouble for her! Okay, here goes: I think there are 83 cotton balls in the jar! AND, I have my fingers crossed so I must be right!

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is all too cute!

    I guess 113 cotton balls :-)

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  14. The first thing that came to mind was 52, so that is my guess.

    Love the projects.

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  15. Andrea Leigh ScovilleMay 17, 2008 at 7:22 AM

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    Fantastic job on all of the shower goodies - your sister is going to LOVE IT!!!!

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  16. Love your creations for the shower! What a blessed sister. I guess 87. Have fun!

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  17. Jessie, you have done so many incredible projects for your sister!! What a great sis you are! Making me feel bad though- I had big intentions for my sister's shower too (her baby is 7 months old) but somehow I didn't end up at a shower at all. We live far apart and she had a work shower and a shower from friends and her in-laws so... we did something informal and I still feel guilty about it. Anyway, you are the best! I hope she gives you a huge squeeze for all these wonderful things you've made!

    BTW, my guess is 82!

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  18. Jessie, the things your are doing for your sister are so special! I read the post about your sister and I know how excited you all must be... after PCOS and multiple infertility treatments over four plus years, WE finally have our little miracle boy too! Like another commenter said, the blessing and joy of finally having him makes it EASY! Tell you sister congratulations from your virtual followers! :-) Oh yeah, my guess is 67 cotton balls.

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  19. So cute for the shower! My guess is 66 cotton balls.

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  20. Oh my goodness! What a great gaggle of gifts!! What fun! I am sure everything was a big hit at the shower! I am going to guess 59.

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  21. I'm going to guess....72!
    What a great shower game!
    CUTE CUTE CUTE stuff!

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  22. Absolutely adorable goodies! Your guests will be thrilled! Congrats to your sister too! And my guess is 63!

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  23. Wow Jessie, youa re a busy bee. All your projects are really pretty!!!
    My guess is 85 cotton balls.

    God bless
    Giovana

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  24. What a sweet sister you are. Great assortment of stuff. My guess is 61.

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  25. What a cute assortment of goodies. I bet your sister was thrilled with everything!! (Fun blog game, too -- too bad I missed it!)

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  26. What fun shower favors and games! You did a great job!!

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