Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baby Name Collage and FCCB Challenge

I took a break from my mini-album project to make a baby name collage for a friend at work.  Her baby boy, Austin, is due in October and this will be a present for her baby shower.  Her theme is Jungle and her colors are brown and green.
The latest FCCB challenge is "Let's Get Buggy" and it challenged me to include lots of bugs in the collage.  Here's the link FCCB #72.   I'm also linking this to My Pink Stamper's "Favorites" blog hop.  Here's that link: MPS Blog Hop

I just got the Create a Critter cartridge (can you believe it took me so long to get this cartridge!) and I used tons of the images from it to decorate the collage.  I also used the Paisley cartridge.  Here's a closeup of the lion, mushroom, snail, and ladybug:

I used clear Stickles on almost every cut to add some interest, but I didn't want to do too much since this is for a boy.

The monkeys from Create a Critter are too cute!  I used the "Flip" function so the monkeys looked a tad different.  I cut them at 1 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 inches.  I used the Colorbok paper from Walmart because it really cuts well for small images.

Here's the collage in its frame (bought at Joann's):

I may also make some smaller collages to go with this one.  I can't wait to give it to the mother-to-be! 


  1. Great collage! Your friend will be so happy. Great font and colors, they really stand out against all that's going on in the background.

  2. This is so fantastic, it's so full of detail! This is a terrific gift for a new baby!!!

  3. I can appreciate the detail work and planning you did! This is a super sweet card! Soemthing that can be framed and put in the nursery... or at least that is what I would do if I got a card like that when I was preggers! :-)

  4. What a wonderful collage! I love all your details…each critter, stickles, etc. I love this project!

  5. Oh WOW! I love your collage. All the critters are so cheerful, and the colors are perfect for a little boy! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB this week.


  6. This is so fun!! Your little details are fabulous and I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it. The font is just perfect for a jungle scene, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Very fun! What a great idea for your friend, I know she will love it. And CAC is such a great cartridge.
    Thank you for playing along with us at FCCB!

  8. Oh what an ADORABLE ADORABALE layout!!!!! I love all of your detail in your pages!!! Beautiful job and THANK YOU so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!!! I wish you a very blessed day!!!

  9. This is adorable! WOnderful job with it! I am sure she will be thrilled!