Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ready To Pop?

I'm so excited to finally be able to share this with you. I made this back in July, shortly after I found out my friend Noelle was pregnant. One of the requirements of the application for that 3 Little Dreams design team I was on was to make an altered item, so this served a dual purpose. I wanted to send it right away, but decided to wait until she really was at that "ready to pop" stage. I finally mailed it out a few weeks ago, so I can FINALLY share it with you!

I used a Jiffy Pop popcorn container, and altered it like this:


See all of these pink dots? Each one was punched from pink paper and painstakingly placed by artisan craftsman.... well, ok, maybe just by me, but still... you get the picture. It took a lot of time.


At the time I had no idea what she was having, so I went with equal parts of pink and blue so I was covered either way. Turns out it's going to be a BOY (woot! I totally called it!), and he'll be arriving in February.



The large circle is all one piece, but the blue scalloped edge you see around the outside is separate from the main image. I used a circle punch, and cut each circle in half, then adhered each half directly to the jiffy pop frame.

I am not big on altered items, but I really am thrilled with how this came out. I hope she has it hanging on the wall in the nursery or something for all of the time it took me. LMAO. Ok, maybe that's pushing it. :o)

Before I go, I have to tell you about two FABULOUS blog candy opportunities that are out there in blogland! First, my girl Courtney is giving away some serious loot including a SU! set, ink pad, oodles of ribbon, and actual chocolate! Also, check out Debbie's blog - she's giving away 17 Copic markers (!!!), paper, stamps, etc. Yowza!

And if you're still reading, be sure to click over to MY blog, because I've decorated for winter. I'm now scrampin' in a winter wonderland. :) I also decorated my family blog for the winter, too. I just love snow. I can't help myself! If only it were this easy to decorate my house for Christmas. Anyone wanna come help me decorate a 9 foot Christmas tree? I made my Cherry Cheesecake again tonight. I can feed you!

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29 comments:

Courtney said...

OH MY WORD. I think my head just popped with all of this creativeness.

Thanks for the shout out girl. xoxo

Seriously. LOVE this!

Kimmie0270 said...

That project is seriously awesome! How much fun is that! I never would have thought of altering a popcorn making item. But I'mna remember it! Lovin your new blog header... did you make it?

Gina said...

I am very impressed with your pink dots! Very cute project!

Laurel said...

Wow how adorable is that! She is going to love it!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is SO cute!!!

Michelle said...

This is such a cute little gift! I LOVE it! Now I wish I knew someone who was prego now so I could make one too! It is adorable!!!!

Jocelyn1224 said...

It's actually propped up on the bookshelf in my kitchen and everyone who sees it LOVES it! :-D

Holly said...

Sarah, this is such a cute idea! You put so many darling little details on this and it turned out just precious!
Thanks for the heads up on the candy too!

Jackie said...

Every creation you make is spectacular! I love it!

Lorie said...

I love this...but you already knew that! ;o) And if I could make it I'd come and help you with that tree for a piece of that cheesecake...yum!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Oh Sarah ... that's wicked cool! I might have to snag that idea and wait til someone I know get preggo!
How freaking cute!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Oh Sarah ... that's wicked cool! I might have to snag that idea and wait til someone I know get preggo!
How freaking cute!

Nardi said...

Great job! I'm sure your friend would have been thrilled! TFS!

Meli Mitchell said...

TOO CUTE!!

Danyel said...

That is the cutest thing ever! She's going to love it!

Danyel
aka Nelliebella
www.psychostamper.blogspot.com

Dani said...

Holy Moly! This is super cute! I love it, you're brilliant!

Kimberley said...

How amazing is this! You are so creative! Not only does this pop, it is incredible! Thanks for sharing with us!

Emily said...

OMG, Sarah, this is such an awesome idea!! How creative! Love love love this!! I am so going to CASE this idea next time someone I know gets pregnant. =) Your a genius!

Cheryl Walker said...

That is an Awesome idea!!! Love it, and love the colors on this as well!!! Great job!! :)


Cheryl

LeAnne said...

This has to be one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time! But seriously girl, there is such a thing as polka dotted paper, no need to glue on individual spots.

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is adorable!

Christi said...

OMG how cute!!!! LOL I love this!!!

Chrissy D said...

Girl- this is AWESOME (so are you!) Love this!!! I wanqt cheesecake! What time are you serving it? I think it would take me about 90 minutes to come over. heehee TFS!

De said...

Awwww! This is SOOO cute! What a marvelous idea and you gotta love the Bella!

Kathy said...

Wow, this is an awesome idea. I think I will do this for my preggo friend. She LOVES popcorn too. :o)

Catherine said...

oh how cute Sarah.

Kim's Life said...

That is so cool! You did great!

Meredith said...

The thing is I can *almost* see her hanging this up....almost *wink*

I nominated you for an award on my blog. Thanks for all the awesome work you do!!! You truly are in inspiration :)

Kim said...

What a clever idea! I am going to have to keep this in mind when I have a baby shower! :)
Hugs~ Kim

 
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