Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Decorated Letters for MASON

My Granddaughter Ashley is expecting a baby boy next month & I made her a card & decorated some wooden letters to spell his name. They’ve decided to name him Mason but when he’s born if they decide on another name I’ll just make new letters ….

Pg card 1

I used a digi image from Saturated Canary called “Ice Cream & Pickles” & couldn’t have found a more perfect stamp for a young ladies 1st baby. I colored her with Copics & then decided to paper piece her clothes to match the papers in the card … That beautiful ribbon was a gift from my sweet friend Sharon Caudle & I made the bow using a Bow maker that I made myself out of a pine board & a few shop tools. I saw one on Becca Feekins blog months ago but wanted to try making my own. It works great & really is like having another pair of hands.
I’ve never tried decorating letters but it was pretty easy & lots of fun. I’m afraid I went overboard on the embellishments but I couldn’t stop adding little ducks & buttons & bows. I want to remind her to not hang it to close to his crib cuz there’s a lot of tiny pieces that I sure don’t want to fall into his bed.

mason & card

  This is how plain they were before I added anything.


This is what they look like after ….



I took pictures during the process so I could do a little picture tutorial next time I want to make them …
Here is the card my daughter, Theresa (Ashley’s Mom) made using the same digi image while she was here visiting … Isn’t it adorable !!!  A truer sentiment was never made …. Love how she finished it on the inside too …

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Thanks for stopping by today to see what occupies my time & makes me happy …
I’m entering this in these challenges for "Jazz it up" for "use your stash" "Anything goes"  "Anything but a card"  Masons decorated letters "in the garden
Cute Card Thursday "flower power"


  1. Janie it's so good to see you blogging again...what an adorable card and love the 'MASON' letters you have decorated...well done for making your bow maker...
    So exciting to have a new baby to look forward to.

    Hugs. Anne x

  2. Hi Janie~
    How cute is this card and his name... love it...
    I'm sure mommy to be will be so happy to receive this from you... It's absolutely perfect... and I don't think you over did it on the name blocks it's gorgeous.. love all the detailing you did to it...
    Awesome project my friend...
    Great job!!!

  3. Hi Janie,

    It's been sooo long that there was something on your blog but this is such sweet and happy news, congratulations!!!!! You and your daughter made beautiful cards. Aren't these Saturated Canary digis gorgeous??? Mason will be so happy with his name this huge and sweet on his wall, great and fun job!!!!!

    Hugs from Holland, Irene

  4. Stunning card Janie and I adore the gorgeous letters.

    Donna x

  5. How lovely - fabulous card and super decorated letters too.


  6. Hello Janie,
    It's good to have you back here in blogland. Congratulations on getting a great-grandmother next month! How exiting!
    I love the letters you have made for Mason!
    greetings from Holland,

  7. so sweet Janie! lovely creating and adorable coloring! I had to chuckle at the pickle!

  8. Hi Janie. Gorgeous cards. The image is great and love the colours and detail. Letters are beautifully decorated too. Donna

  9. Hi Janie...Gorgeous card and the letters are beautifully decorated. The image on the card is perfect.
    Debbie x

  10. Cute card and love those decorated letters!
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  11. Hello Janie we have missed you in blogland but oh my what a comeback!
    As if that beautiful card wasn't enough you have decorated those letters too and they are stunning! YOu are going to make someone VERY happy with all this
    Hugs Laurie xx

  12. GORGEOUS!!! Wow, this is a GREAT project!! I love the card, the image is perfect and perfectly colored!!! Love it!! The letters!! Oh my...incredible looking! (and there is no such thing as too much embellies, LOL. Your Granddaughter is going to flip over this!!! Love, Love Love IT!!

  13. Hey Janie and god to have you back again and so nice to see all project you do and they are so nice to see. Hope you feeling better. Over in Sweden we have snow and today i hope it will be sunny shine. Hugs from Titti

  14. janny this is gorgeous, beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  15. oh wow this is just stunning,your detail is amazing just love those letters glad to see you back love Cherylxx

  16. Oh wow Janie, this is just amazing!! Gorgeous colours and I love all the embellishments, just perfect!! Pami x

  17. That a girl! Good to have you back and what a wonderful way to get back to doing what you love to do. The card and letters are adorable and I know Ashley will love them. Now that you are back keep them coming. Love the way you deccorated the letters.
    hugs, Ruth Ann

  18. Super work Janie.

    Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.

    B x

  19. Hi Janie...
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my cake card on my blog...I have been looking at all your crafty projects and I love your decorated MASON letters....they are so lovely. Your grand-daughter will love them. She is so pretty by the way. Love your christmas bauble with her picture inside.
    A really special way to show you are thinking of her.
    Hope to visit you again!

  20. Wauw what a gorgeous card and beautiful letters!! Realy stunning!! A lovely gift for your grand daughter. Your daughters card is so gorgeous too! hugs, Marlies

  21. Hello Janie. What fantastic creations, they are all just so beautiful and very delicate. Stunningly beautiful.
    I am following your blog now, and thank you so much for being my latest follower too. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.
    Love Sandra xx

  22. The perfect gift and so gorgeous. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. Oh Janie, it's just great to see you crafting again and what a great project for your comeback! Your card and the letters are fabulous, what an awesome gift for your grand daughter, she will be thrilled with this set! Love the papers, flowers and your sweet image. Your coloring is so beautiful! Congratulations great grandma to be!!!

  24. Yummylicious Cards, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  25. Gorgeous image and love the colours and detail. The decorated letters look fantastic.
    Diane xx

  26. So glad to see you posting again. Congratulations on the news of your new great-grandson. This is a sweet image and your card and letters are adorable. Love the colors and that sentiment is so true. Thanks for sharing.

  27. So pretty! Love that image! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

  28. Janie Printz!!! So lovely to see you back in action lady!
    Your card is simply perfect, and the name letters are a great idea and such a beautiful gift to treasure.
    Congratulations for the soon-to-be-arriving bundle of gorgeousness...I hope we get to see some photos.

    Take care Janie
    Love Elaine xxx

  29. Beautiful card and the letters are amazing, such a special gift!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  30. Way to go mom! Love lil man Masons letters. And Ashs card looks just like her with a little shorter hair! I'm so glad you're getting back into your hobby. I love what you do. Nice job!! Love you!

  31. Wowzers!
    This is utterly amazing work!
    kim x

  32. What a beautiful card, sure to be treasured by the new mum. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month. The letters are gorgeous too.

    Lynne x

  33. Hi Janie, thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment..yes it did make hubby and believe me we are just about as old as
    Sorry not been around to visit, you never come up on my dashboard these quite a few blogs don't????? I will remember to call by anyway as I love to see your creations xx
    This is Gorgeous, The Letters are amazing, she will love them and won't want to change his name. :))
    Hugs Mau xx

  34. What a beautiful keepsake. Thanks so much for joining us at ABC this time
    Hugs Julie P

  35. Janie the card is absolutly beautiful but the wooden letters knocked me off my feet!!! These would be beautiful for my grandchildrens room and I think I must try them......OH MY another project!


  36. Such a gorgeous card Janie and your wooden letters look amazing.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at ABC. Good luck and I hope to see you again :)
    Big Hugs

  37. When you come back to blogland, you come back with style, Janie! Wow! Wow! Wow! I love the card you made for your granddaughter and you have done an outstanding job with the altered wooden letters for Mason! This is jaw-dropping awesome. Both the card and the letters will be treasured forever. I'm just starting to love the images from Saturated Canary and you've chosen the perfect image for this card, and beautifully colored it! I'm so happy you have finally found time to create again as I love your creations and am always inspired by your creativity. Keep warm and I'll email you!

    Love and Hugs,

  38. Great card and the letters are so beautifully done! Awesome job!

  39. Wow! these are all gorgeous Janie!! Those letters look amazing!! and the card is scrumptious. I love the sparkles on her ice cream and the paper-piecing, and those flowers! Everything is just Stunning!! I love your daughter's card - what a beautiful sentiment and love how it is personalised with a special message inside !!
    Hope you had a good weekend!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xx

  40. Oh my goodness Janie....
    first, thank you for following me,what beautiful projects and cards you make. You certainly have an eye for colour and pattern mix. I think these will be trasured forever.
    Well Done, hugs
    Elaine x

  41. Oh my gosh, Janie!!! Your card is amazing!! Beautifully colored and designed! The papers are truly yummy and I love all your fabulous details!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you've decorated the letters! How precious will that look hanging on his wall!! And Theresa's card...Oh my gosh...well I teared up when I read the inside. What a wonderful keepsake for her daughter. There is no doubt this will be treasured forever! What a WONDERFUL post!!!
    big hugs, Sharon

  42. Mom, once again you show how amazing and talented you truly are! I can't wait to see them in person and take them to Ashley. Thank you for taking the time to make something so personal and for putting so much love into them. I hope I can be half the grandma to little Mason as you are to our children. I love you! :)

  43. Hoi Janie,
    Thank you for your nice words on my blog. That's why I am taking a peak at your blog and what is see is very nice. I made also letters, maybe you have seen them on my blog??
    Sorry for my bad english!!!
    Hugs, Hilde & Petra (from Holland)

  44. Hi Janie, So good to see you back in Blogland! Your card is beautiful as are the letters that you have decorated. Love all the detail you have attached to them. One very lucky little boy!

    Take care

  45. How can it be you are absent from crafting for so long and then produce such lovely crafter's glitch.....these are fantastic gf....I am blowen away and I LOVE the name MASON....oh just too darling!

  46. Hi Janie,
    I love your work!! It is looking so beautiful.

  47. Such a great gift. Adorable image, love the embellishments and colors.

    Hugs, Anne.

  48. This is adorable!Thanks for sharing it with us in this month's challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  49. Such cute creations! Just gorgeous.

    Hugs Kim

  50. Such a gorgeous project!Love the flowers and the image of the card and the letters are really well decorated. Stunning!!
    Thanks for sharing with us

  51. Janie this is just so lovely, both the card and the letters for his name. You did a fabulous job and I hope everything goes well with the delivery and mom and baby are happy and healthy.

  52. Janie, what a wonderful card. I love how you decorated the letters. Everything looks beautiful!

  53. Hello Janie,

    Wow what a nice projects you have made.

  54. Totally gorgeous card and I love the letters.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  55. Just love your card Janie! The image is adorable. Must say I love your copic storage I see in the background! Wow!
    Marie XX

  56. What a gorgeous card and super cute letters Janie!
    Beautiful work ;)

    Hugs from Anne (Norway)

  57. Your card is stunning. I love the sentiment as well, so sweet.
    Your altered letters are so, I want to say pretty, but not sure if that is the correct word for a boy. Nicely done.
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you visit again :)

  58. Wow what a beautiful card, love the image,the colours, the saying Love the whole lot !

  59. Hello Janie firstly may I say a bg thank you for visiting my blog and being so very kind with your comments, that cheered me up darlin although im just a runo f the mill cardmaker, but it was so kind of you. Now im here and im wowsering too!! your work is fantastic, ive only seen two posts but im gonna work my way through all of your lovely things later, and enjoy, your ever so talented and im drooling over everything, including all your fabulous copics!!!! i only have a few hence the colouring aint wonderful lol. Anyway thanks so much darlin, its ever so kind of you, have a lovely day huggies June xxxx

  60. Hello Janie ,thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment I'm ever so grateful. I must say your creations are absolutely amazing and your colouring is gorgeous.I looked at your blog and I love everything Especially your Tildas (I think I may be a little obsessed with her lol).Thanks again and I'll be back soon to see what other fabulous creation you've made
    Emma xx

  61. What a lovely gift idea, just adorable, may 1st grandaughter is 10 weeks old think i will have to make her one of these.


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