Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welcome Sweet Baby Nico!

My best friend keeps procreating.  I mean if 18 month twins weren't enough she went and added this little cutie to her brood this past week.  I went to see him on Friday for the first time and of course I'm in love. He's so snugly!  So, as I did with his siblings, I creating a little "Welcome" to the world shadowbox.  Actually his is much more elaborate than the one I did for the twins, but my style has changed quite a bit then so I felt like I could do more.  

This is my attempt at photographing the glass etching I did with Nico's stats.  I wish I could get better pictures, but the etching is small and the glare was well, large, no matter what I did.  So please know that what you see cut out in vinyl is etched very nicely on the top left of the glass! 

I want you all to see how absolutely and unbelievably teeny tiny this vinyl cut was.  I wasn't even sure my Cameo could handle it and honestly it wasn't easy.  I threw away about six attempts before I got this clean cut.  My blade got gunked up more than once with itty bitty pieces and I thought I was going to have to pull out a new one for sure.  Grrrrr.  Turns out though with a bit of patience I was able to get it out and I worked with the settlings a bit more to get this cut.  Now weeding was something else, but hey, we do this all for the love of our craft right?

Go Silhouette!

Shadowbox:  Archiver's brand
Paper:  October Afternoon's Rocketship, DCWV Dazzle Stack
Silhouette:  Mats, Name, Rocketship, Banner, Footprints, Circle, Stats
Brads & Ribbon:  My Stash

 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Sunday! 


  1. What a great idea - etching the stats on the glass! I am really wanting a Silhouette now. I'm sure I'd never get that cut on my Cricut.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work - I get a lot of inspiration from your blog.

  2. This is amazing - I can't wait to hang it up in Nico's room! You really outdid yourself this time. I absolutely LOVE IT! I am so proud of how far you have come in the crafting world.

  3. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! I love the glass etching...that is so creative and it looks awesome!! Gorgeous project!! I love it :)


  4. What a GORGEOUS gift!! Nicely done:)
    Sherrie K

  5. I love that etching - so sweet! Congrats to your BFF!


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