Friday, December 31, 2010

altered printer tray

I've been so excited to share this, but had to wait until I was sure that my brother and his wife had opened their Christmas gifts! I am so happy with how this turned out. They had their first baby in September, my sweet little niece Jessica.  I wanted to make them a gift that represented how their "family story" has taken shape over the past year.

I got the tray from Altered Angel, and was inspired by this similar project from my very talented friend Chris Hertel. I wish I could take credit for the awesome photos, but with the exception of the two wedding pictures in the top row (which I took), the rest of the pictures were taken by my sister-in-law's sister Linda Hoang, a truly gifted photographer!  Big thanks to Linda for allowing me to use them!

Here are a couple of close-ups.

Supplies are listed below... hopefully I didn't forget anything, but I probably did.  :)  Thanks for looking!

Papertrey Ink:  
- Dies: Mat Stack 1, Mat Stack 3, Limitless Layers, Butterfly, Signature Series Butterfly.
- Impression Plates: Woodgrain, Diamond, Canvas/Linen. Stamps: Background Basics Text Style 2, Tiny Treats Christmas.
- Misc. buttons.
Other:  Printer Tray (7 Gypsies); Gems (Creative Charms); Bingo Card (Jenni Bowlin); Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee, Echo Park); Bookplate (Tim Holtz); Chipboard word, house stamp (Maya Road); Border punch (Fiskers).


Janelle said...

Great project -- and I'm sure they loved it! (Adorable baby girl!) I quickly scrolled through your Top Ten, too. My favorites... the last rose one (eye-popping coloring on the rose!) and the Merry Christmas "sign" hanging from the tree with the birds perched around it (so, so cute!).

Maggie said...

Debbie, your project is fantastic...looks like they had quite the crazy 2010 to document :) Those trays always intimidate did a great job!

Chris Hertel said...

Aww, you're sweet. Your tray turned out just beautiful. They're so fun to make. Happy New Year!! We'll have to do lunch soon.

Kristii said...

Your printer's tray turned out fantastic!!! I love all the pictures!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Ann said...

I love it just as much today as the day you posted it on PTI ...... FANTASTIC!!!!

Keva said...

Oh wow. What a cool project, Debbie! I love it

Cathy Weber said...

This is a very thoughtful gift. I bet they loved it. You can totally follow their family "story". Jessica has the cutest hair! Great present, Debbie.