Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Getting Crafty Again!

Thanks to my friend Barbara, who introduced me to Gecko Galz, I have been getting crafty again.  Gecko Galz has some wonderful products and ideas, along with an awesome challenge group on Yahoo.  If you get a chance, check it out.

Gecko Galz Website
Gecko Galz Yahoo Group

Here are some things I have made for challenges:

This first one is for a Pretty Plaque challenge, where I made a door plaque for my daughter's room. I used an inexpensive wood plaque from Wal-Mart, painted it with a glaze from Making Memories, added pearls around the edges, along with some lace.  The letters were inked brown then I used Perfect Pearls over them to tone down the brown and to give it shine.  I made a paper flower using my Cricut, added a couple of store flowers and some fancy pins. Hung it with more lace and VOILA!  I just love it!

 This military collage was done in honor of my nephew who just completed USMC boot camp last month.  The silhouette is of him. I used a book page, matted it on black cardstock.  The top fan is a cupcake liner. The labels are Making Memories.  I used Perfect Pearls on the stars. I love how it turned out.

 This is an altered canvas, my first.  There is room for improvement, but not bad for a 1st try.  I covered the canvas with some Distress stain, stamped lightly with some Nick Bantok ink.  Printed a map of Scotland and distressed it. Made a faux wax seal with purple embossing powder. Cut out thistles from some clipart. Added some crowns, buttons, and a bit of doodling (a mistake but oh well). Coated it with Modge Podge.

This is one of my favorites from this weekend.  It is a library catelog card, printed from online.  I stamped with 4 different stamps, the netting, the compass, the zig zags, and the writing.  I inked it all with Nick Bantok ink, used a mermaid image from Graphics Fairy, a fish charm, a shell from Graphic 45, and some letters. Love how it turned out.  Plan on doing a whole series of library catalog cards. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Diaper Cakes by Gwynberry Designs

Aloha! Diaper cakes are something I make for fun, not a business, so you can be sure to have the best and most for your money. Let me help you celebrate a special occasion with a one-of-a-kind, whimsical yet practical gift.


Types of cakes I can make:

Cakes can include a blanket, a stuffed toy, pacifiers, washcloths, toiletries, and more.
1 tier
2 tier
3 tier
4 tier

Onsie or receiving blanket cupcakes

Washcloth and spoon flowers

Baby shower favors


Just e-mail me if you are interested in a unique gift that will sure to bring a smile to the new mama's face! Mahalo!