Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oh Baby Blog Hop August 4-6 Day 1

I am entering this in the Cooking with Cricut Anything Goes Challenge for the week of October 5. For the challenge we could select our favorite project of all times or a new project.  I decided to post my Monkey diaper tree as it is the first project that came to mind.   I designed it all myself and am proud of how it came out.  
Welcome to the Oh Baby! Blog Hop hosted by EMILY at Create Serendipity.  I have really been looking forward to this hop since I just had my third grand daughter in 18 months just 3 weeks ago.  I am so blessed and spend  a lot of time scrapbooking for them.  I am excited to  see all of the  fabulous Baby themed projects and don't forget to check out the blog candy.  This is a very large hop, so you have 3 days to check out all of the projects! This hop runs from August 4-6, so make sure you check back for new projects each day!  So now we are ready to hop away.  If you found this Blog hop through my blog please start at Emily's blog so you don't miss any of the baby cuteness. So speaking of cuteness here is a picture of my first granddaughter Katie 18 months holding her new sister Brittany.  These girls belong to my youngest daughter and her husband.
This is my middle granddaughter Kenzie who is almost 9 months old and belongs to my  oldest daughter and her husband.

 Now on to my baby themed project for today.  I  have been so excited to share this diaper cake I made for  my youngest daughters shower in honor of little Brittany.  The theme for the shower was monkeys so I got the idea of making a tree with monkeys hanging from it.  This is a project where I just started creating and this is what I came up with.  I realize you wouldn't have the exact things I had in my garage but it gives you an idea of what you could create.

Remember you can click on the pictures to make them larger.
1.  I started with a cake circle round I had.  I sprayed it with green glimmer mist to make it green.
2.  I used a cardboard cone and scissor rack I found in the garage.  I added a paper cone on top to form the tree.
3.  I placed diapers newborn around the scissor rack in a circle.  I used most of a 90 box of diapers.  I tied them tightly.  It really helps to have someone help with this.  You need to tie diapers so they are usable afterwards.
4.  I covered  the string  with a brown strip of paper.  

5.  I then measure the circle at the top and made a cover for the center.    Later I topped this with little blue stones to make it look like water.
6.  I cut scalloped borders 12 inches long and 3 inches high and then cut down the valley so I could wrap them around tree and turn down to give it the palm tree look.
7.  I used Life's a Beach and cut palm tree top to fit to page.  I think I ended up with 3 each of 2 different greens.  I then folded them in the middle and glued them to cone.  I added  coconuts.
8.  I cut 3 inch monkeys and then reversed to have three backs. I hung with thin thread and added google eyes.  
The last thing I did was add a grass boder and then a name banner using Storybook font and some monkey ribbon.  

My blog candy for the hop is a $10 gift card of your choice to either Michaels or Joanns.  If however I pass the 300 follower mark I will chose two $10 winners.  So please become a follower and send your crafty friends over to see the hop.   Remember to become a follower and make a comment all three days of the hop to give you more chances to win.

Tomorrow I will share the rest of the things I did for the shower so please come back.  
I am also sharing this at My sherri crafts challenge which is party decor.   
Now hop along to your last stop and see what Libby:
has  made for today!

Here is the entire list in case you get lost.  
Jen R:
Lisa P:
Gill M :
Nancie B:
CrafterBerly (Kimberly):
Deborah ~
Elsa :
Theresa :
Lisa: You should have come from here
Suzanne: This is me!
Libby: Next


  1. OMG!!!!!
    Whatta Fantabulous Shower Diaper Cake...
    and look at the amount of labor u put into it. Turned out to be Super AWESOME!!
    Following yr Super Blog to be inspired again n again by such a talented crafter-YOU!!

    Thanks for the chance to win..u r sure very Generous!! will be back here for more.. tomm, day after & after... U R SUCH AN INSPIRATION LADY !!!!


    i am a New Blogger myself & would LOVE to have u visit me & leave a comment only if u please. I'll be really Happy !!


  2. Not 'hoppin', just lookin'! Your diaper cake is marvelous! What a fun centerpiece!

  3. OMGosh!! How cute is that??? Loving the palm tree up the middle!

  4. I was so excited about the cake that I completely forgot to tell you how precious those little girls are! You have three girls I have three boys!! Gotta love those grandbabies!

  5. OMG, Suzanne! How cute! Such a fun and creative way to make a diaper cake.

  6. Wow, this is wonderful, I am so impressed...Love it!!! I am your newest follower, come visit me when you can.
    Eva :0)

  7. This is the best diaper cake I have ever seen! You always do that with your projects:-) Your 3 g-babies are so precious. The fun thing will be how close they will be their whole life! I have 2 10 yr old g-daughters that are 9 weeks apart and they are more like twin sisters! Bet you go over 300 on this hop...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  8. You are so blessed with the most precious granddaughters;0) What joy they bring you, I'm sure...I adore your amazing project today too...WOW...great work...TFS
    Sheri G

  9. WOW! You did an awesome job on that diaper cake. that is one of a kind for sure. GREAT WORK!!! TFS.


  10. wow! Loved this! You did a fantastic job! Christina I'm a new follower!

  11. Awesome diaper cake..Love the theme..:)

    new follower here..

  12. Your diaper cake is so cute Suzanne..
    I love it!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  13. Love the cake! I am a new follower #295 so you are almost there!

  14. The girls are super cute Suzanne, but you already knew that didn't ya'?!!! LOL Love the diaper cake as you know and I'm inspired to try to make one similar. I will share with you after I am done.

  15. How fun!!! And I am already a follower of your delightful blog!

  16. I love the diaper tree, its so stinkin cute. Thanks for sharing. or

    racincrafts@aim dot com

  17. What a cute diaper tree. TFS

  18. Cute diaper cake. Adorable granddaughter you have there.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  19. Love the palm tree diaper cake.

  20. that monkey palm tree diaper cake was inspired. am now following you.

  21. I love your monkey cake!! Congratultions on your new granddaughter. She's beautiful!!

  22. OMGoodness what a very clever idea! AND what a pretty baby too!

  23. What a cute diaper cake!

  24. Suzanne, How did you get so lucky...three granddaughters? I love your oldest's hair! The diaper cake is definitely original..So cute. I am a sucker for monkeys anyway. Thanks for sharing such a cute project. I have just become your 299th follower. Almost to 300...Yeah, more blog candy.!! Thanks again,
    Ü Cynthia V.

  25. new follower via gfc! love your work! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comnew follower via gfc! love your work! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  26. That is ADORABLE!!!!! I love it! Its super cute!!!


  27. I am a follower of your blog!

  28. I have seen diaper cakes before, but this one is very clever - love it!

  29. I was follower 303 -yay YOU! Your cake is too adorable, I really love the idea!

  30. This turned out superbly. TFS

  31. Love your diaper cake and theme for the shower. I am a follower.
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  32. Wow stinkin cute diaper tree!! HEEHEE thanks for sharing!!

    will follow!!

  33. Awesome diaper cake!! love it:) Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Sheri Crafts!
    Sherrie K

  34. OMG OMG OMG! I have seen diaper creations before but this is AMAZING! Really great and you are super talented!Congrats on getting toyour goal! I look forward to more of your amazing projects! TFS! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at if you aren't already. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

  35. wow! This is AMAZING! So creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  36. Very cute--I have made a diaper cake before but not this cute--great theme.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  37. Very cute! I've seen diaper cakes before, but never one like this!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  38. Awesome! Love it. Your grandkids are adorable. LOVE the hat
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  39. WOW! You are BEYOND talented, your grand babies are BEAUTIFUL, your diaper cake took my BREATH away...looks like someone it truely BLESSED! Thanks for allowing me to follow you!!

    I have been following you on Cricut Message Boards! Glad to see your blog now!

    Take good care!


  40. Thats the most awesome diapercake I've ever seen! ♥


  41. OMGosh this is simply amazing! Best diaper cake ever :) TFS!

  42. WOW! I have made diaper cakes before, so fun...but NOTHING like yours. how creative and CA-UTE!!


  43. This diaper cake is the cutest thing!!! So creative and it looks so cute! TFS and thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut this week!
    ~Madison CWC DT

  44. OMGosh, this is too cute! What an amazing idea, Suzanne -- I bet your daughter loved it! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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