Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Surprise ANNA!!!! Time to Celebrate!!!!
 I am so excited to be celebrating a Cyber Baby Shower Party for my friend Anna and the birth of her sweet baby boy Leo.

Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 

We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo's birth! Even though we can't be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest's blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen's blog to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!
Anna, I made a set of baby storage Canisters so one can store many things a baby might need in them.
 I began by die cutting 3 canisters from Eileen Hulls Canister Dies and cutting two of them to be a bit shorter than the original canister and base coated them with Hanna Yellow Media.
 Sprayed each of them with Yellow Green Mister, dabbing with a paper towel and doing all four sides.
 Once dried I repeated with Turquoise Shimmer Mister, dabbed with a paper towel and again allowed them to dry.
 Once dry I placed decorative Washi Tape here and there around the canisters.
Finally, mixing a bit of Cerulean Blue Media with the Paste Paint I applied it to the canisters using the Doily Stencil from Deco Art. Hope you are enjoying the baby canisters so far Anna, now I had to decorate them to make them extra special for Leo. 
 I used the Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Papers for the photos in the frames and on each side of the box.
 Along with making a lot of these fun style roses made by hand.
I love the chip board borders I had in my stash so I cut them up and added some to each canisters.
 Anna here is two photos of the middle canister, love the little metal baby embellishments so I just had to add a few to each of the canisters.
Of course Anna...all baby projects have to have a few ABC's added to their pieces.
 For the smallest of the canisters I added a bit of "Love" as well as making sure that it also had a bit of wood chippie border....
and more Roly Poly Roses as well as metal.
Here is a look at the top. I did the the doily stencil on the top to give it more blue as well as adding little blue blocks that I painted with a mix of Cerulean Blue and Translucent White Media. I always love to use ribbon so I put some pretty blue and white twine around the base of the blocks
Anna I hope you have enjoyed my Cyber gift to you and baby Leo. Party on by stopping by Donna's Blog next. Hugs and may God Keep His Blessings on you, your family and baby Leo. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Anna-Karin's blog and welcome baby Leo too.
Check out the rest of the Design Team's awesome creations!

Eileen Hull Canister Die
Sizzix Mat Board
DecoArt Cerulean Blue, Hanna Yellow and Translucent White Media
DecoArt White Paste
DecoArt Doily Stencil
DecoArt Turquoise, Primary Yellow and Yellow Green Misters
Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Papers
Random Metals, Chip Border, Twine, Frames, Sticker Letters
Craftwell Cut N Boss
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots


  1. Oh so adorable Pam- every one is a little work of art- and also can be used to store little treasures. Love this!

  2. OMG what fun boxes and absolutely beautifully decorated!

  3. Great card and an even greater brag book, all moms need one!

  4. These are beautiful canisters Pam, I love the way you have decorated them with those gorgeous G45 papers too! Anne xx

  5. These are beautiful canisters Pam, I love the way you have decorated them with those gorgeous G45 papers too! Anne xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous cannisters Pam, adore the colours and those images are just perfect. Adore the colour palette. Tracy x

  7. These are so beautiful Pam!! I love them! The background s are wonderful with all that texture. All the embellishments and papers you used are just perfect. Look at those sweet papers, metallic embellishments and rolled flowers. I love the blue blocks at the top of the boxes too. Thank you so very much!! This surprise baby shower is so special and I am very moved by all the work you did. Leo never got a baby shower, which makes this extra special. hugs!

  8. absolutely stunning pieces!!

  9. These are absolutely amazing Pam!! WOW, love the bold spring colours and all the fabulous images and elements! Love your little rolled roses, such a sweet idea for a shower gift! hugs :)

  10. Wow ! what a fantastic job you made of creating these beautiful canisters Pam. All the colours stenciling, papers and embellishments you used to create your gift are just perfect x

  11. These canisters are so amazing! The colours are gorgeous.

  12. How fun! love the vintage babies and all the wonderful techniques you used on these wonderful canisters!

  13. This is a great way to use the canister set! What a wonderful idea and I LOVE the images you used Pam!

  14. Pam this is awesome! Your background you created is unreal! I love everything you added and yes ABC's! Important!

  15. Pam this is awesome! Your background you created is unreal! I love everything you added and yes ABC's! Important!

  16. These canisters are so adorable Pam ^.^ such a wonderful gift for the tiny baby Leo ♡

  17. So adorable, Pam! I love these. Thanks for sharing your cool techniques.