Sunday, February 2, 2014

Baby Nursery - Wall Art with Cricut and CTMH

Good Morning everyone!

My husband and I were at the hospital this past Friday for an ultrasound.  Baby is healthy and moving like CRAZY!!  In fact, they couldn't get all the pics they wanted because the baby was moving so much so I'll have to go back again in a few weeks  :)  I don't mind - I could sit and watch my baby all day on that screen!  They were however able to determine the baby's gender!!

We are all excited!  My son especially because he's been saying it's a girl since we found out and he was right!

So now we know, I can really start working on baby projects!  Of course we are moving in 13 days so I need to deal with that first - but I just haven't brought myself to pack up my craft room yet.  I know I need to start soon....In the meantime, it's still out when the mood strikes me.  Like last night!  I was on Pinterest gathering baby girl ideas and came across the most adorable owl canvas.  I had already decided weeks ago, girl or boy, the nursery was going to have an owl theme.

So I sat down with a 12 x 12 blank canvas.  I painted it pink with Folk Art Baby Pink acrylic paint.  While it was drying I cut out pieces with the cricut.

I started with the adorable owl from Create a Critter 2.  I love the hearts on this owl!  I sized it at 5" for my canvas using cocoa, blush, buttercup, and the dark pink was from my scraps.

Then I added the phrase.  The letters were cut using the Rock Princess cartridge using the heart font.  I cut the letters at 1.25".

Then, using Cricut Artiste I cut hearts to go both above and below the phrase.  They were cut at 1".  Once I had all the paper cuts down, I went over it all with a couple coats of Mod Podge to seal it all in.  

After the Mod Podge dried, I added some flowers and buttons from my stash and I added the glitter detail to the owl and hearts using some Studio G glitter glue.

And here it is all together.  The space over the owl was left empty on purpose so that after we agree on a name I can go back and add it in.  We have it narrowed down to two possibilities :)

Linking to:
Little Scrap Pieces - any card, project or layout
BBTB2- baby challenge

Hope you enjoy and come visit again!!  Have a wonderful day, and if you are going out for the Superbowl today, please be safe!

CTMH NEWS:  The new idea book is now available on my website!  If you haven't checked it out, please do - lots of new products and gorgeous papers!!  Click here to view - or leave me a comment if you would like me to send you your own book. 

We also have a couple of great specials going this month!

Embossing is Boss!  If you haven't heard, CTMH is now selling embossing folders!  YAY!!!!
There are 5 designs available for purchase.  They are $8.95 each, but you can get yours for FREE!!! During the month of February, you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order.

And of course, with the start of each new month begins a new Stamp of the Month!  This month we have "Wild about Love" waiting for you!  Isn't it so cute!!  And it coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge! The stamp of the month is only available in the month it is presented.  You can purchase separately for $17.95, or you can get it for only $5.00 with any $50.00 purchase.

Check out this video featuring some new stamp sets and one of the exclusive Hostess stamp sets.

Lots of great stuff going on!  I'll be posting soon with some of the new, exclusive Hostess only stamp sets available from this book soon also.  If you have any questions at all, or are interested in hosting your own online gathering to earn exclusive Hostess only items, free product and half off items please let me know!  

Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs ~ Dawn


  1. So very pretty !!! That owl is one my favorites !! Hope you join us again !!

    Mayra DTM

  2. Congrats to you and your family!!! How sweet to be having a baby girl and yes, I agree you can watch your baby all day on the screen! It still amazes me at what you can see. Love, love your wall canvas, how cute this will be hanging in your daughter's room!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  3. Congratulations! This is so sweet, Dawn! I love that owl, too. TFS Christine : )

  4. How wonderful!! A new baby on the way. Congratulations to you and your family.
    I love your owl canvas wall hanging. So very pretty. I have a dear friend that is expecting a little boy and her theme is owls also. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Baby' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Wonderful project! Thanks for joining BBTB2!

  6. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!!