Friday, October 12, 2012

Tins are for boys too!

My sister, Lauren, asked me to make a tin for her friend's grandson, Noah.  Most of the time I do tins for girls, full of ribbons, sparkles and bling.  It was fun to make one for a baby boy this time.

It turned out cute!  And it will be the perfect place to store his first shoes, first curls, and anything else his momma decides to put in there.

Yeah for babies!

My sister has a friend, Morgan, who has become my friend too.  Morgan had a beautiful baby girl, Summer, a couple months ago and decorated her nursery in owls.  Of course, Lauren (my sister) ran with that idea since she LOVES owls like no one else I know.  She asked me to make Summer an owl canvas and a lunch tin.  I decided that since Morgan is a photographer, she needed a mini album too.  This is what I came up with.

I wanted to play with the whole family theme for this canvas.  So, we have Kevin (the dad), Morgan (the mom), Marina (the big sister) and, of course, baby Summer.  I think this one is my favorite so far.

As for the tin and mini album, I stuck with the same paper pack so it would all match.

The tin is one of the famous lunch tins.  It is a metal tin decorated with paper and ribbon.  The album is actually CD literature folders that have been decorated.  Here's a picture of the inside:

This shows just one section of the album.  There are actually 3 single pages, 3 pockets and two double pages.  Such a cute idea!


So, it seems like my new thing is making canvases.  I started with the Jeremiah 29:11 canvas for my sister and have just continued making them.  They are pretty easy to make and I love the way you can personalize them.

This one is featuring my favorite song "Jesus Loves Me".  My mom always told me that when I was scared to sing it and it would help.  She was right.  I have vivid memories of singing it during labor with Emily when I was told it was time to start pushing.

This isn't the best picture, but hopefully you can see the vintage music in the words.

This next one features one of my favorite Christmas songs "Joy to the World".

I used vintage music for the words in this one too.

This last one is one that I've seen throughout the Internet and on Pinterest.

If you are interested in either of these or in customizing your own, please let me know.  They really are fun.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mod Podge 101 Class

Several people have been asking me about Mod Podge. Is it easy to use? What can you do with it? How's it work? So, I thought maybe I could answer those questions and show you just how easy it is.

The class will be held on September 12 from 6:30pm until 8:30 pm.

We will be making a 6" x 6" canvas featuring a monogram, along with a picture coaster. All you need to bring is a picture that will fit a 4" x 4" tile. I will supply everything else. I need to know is dark gray or tan. (For the background). You will be choosing the paper for your monogram.

The cost will be $10. You will take home a canvas and a coaster, along with some Christmas ideas.

Please RSVP by September 10.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fighting for Izzy!

Be sure to check out this auction ( benefiting the Mattocks family.

Izzy is a beautiful 4 year old girl that is currently battling stage 4 Neuroblastoma.  Her daddy works with my brother in Indianapolis.  Izzy is receiving care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, which most of you know is who has helped us so much with Ben.

I am proud to offer items from Emmy Cate Designs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

More birdies...

I just love this birds!  This picture was made for my friend Lisa's guest bedroom.  Instead of using book pages, I used vintage sheet music that dates back to the 1930's.  LOVE IT!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you a hope and a future."

This verse has always been very special in my family, especially for my dad.  With his birthday in April, I wasn't exactly sure what to get him.  So, my mom and I conspired together and this is what we came up with.

It's very simple, but straight to the point.  It looks great in him office.  My little sister has now decided she needs one that is similar.  I'll post that when I get it finished.