Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ancient Relics of Infancy

Does anyone use diaper pins anymore? I'm sure someone must. I know that my mom didn't use disposable diapers (she was really "crunchy granola" as we like to call her) so she always had diaper pins attached to her shirt while my siblings and I were still in diapers. It is an odd sort of memory, isn't it?

As I was putting away the Newly Hatched baby images, I got to thinking about it. I thought that the images were still kind of small enough that I might be able to make a pin and use an image for the top. Then, last week, I decided to visit Scrapbooks-Plus, the local scrapbook store because it had been almost 6 months since my last visit. I used to try to get there once a month or so, but my little ones are much to comfortable there and mini disasters ensued. As I was browsing, I remembered that there was an Accu-Cut machine that could be used free of charge. I took a look and sure enough, there was a ducky diaper pin die! I bought a piece of gray/silver paper and punched out a whole bunch of pins. I had to wait until much later in the evening to do anything with the die cuts, but it was worth it. Take a look:






I'm not entirely pleased with the boy one. I got a little over enthusiastic trying to make a fancy tag and it doesn't quite look right to me. I have another idea for this, just have to find time to do it.

Make sure to come back on May Day; I have some fun news to share!

card #1 info: notecard, image, boy and blessing sentiments by A Muse, silver paper by Bazzill, Copic markers, Spica glitter pens.

card #2 info: paper, hands, feet, baby girl and sentiment by A Muse, Copic markers, silver paper by Bazzill.

6 comments:

Becky Rusher said...

These are great, Elena! I love the diaper pins! (So glad we never had to use them!!!)

Novell said...

So cute!!! I must head back to my LSS to diecut some of those. I'm sure they have that die...the owner is a die-hard Accucut fan (pun intended).

mtfalco said...

Love it!

Rhiannon said...

very cute Elena! I think the taggy on the boy card looks great! I was one of those crazy moms who cloth diapered my first child...the old fashion way, about six year ago. I regained my sanity with numbers two and three :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Cookie said...

You are so creative! Love what you doing with that baby face stamp! CUTE!!

Amy said...

These are awesome!