OMG!! I just realised that I never posted the rest of the Baby Scrapbook!! Click here to see the other posts. Here is the 12 Month layout...
The left side...
For the right side of the layout, since this will be the baby's 1st birthday pictures, I wanted to have space for a lot of pictures. I also left a space for a larger picture. I think this would be perfect for a "family" picture!
I cut out the circle with my Cuvry Cutter and randomly embossed cirlces and dots from a few sets in clear embossing powder. For the image, I embossed the cake from Pretty Princess (Retired SU) in black onto Velum CS. I colored it in with my SU markers and attached it with SU brads. The sentiment/title was printed on the computer and attached with SU Hodge Podge Hardware (Retired SU).
Here is a closer look of the images...
I will have a few more posts for this baby scrapbook: The last page, cover, and matching card. I will also create a post that will show each of the pages from the front to back in case you want to see what it would look like if YOU were flipping the pages.
If you have any questions about this book, inpiration, products used, feel free to leave me a post or email me directly. And, yes, I would sell these! Now that I have tackled one, it should be easier to make more...maybe a boys book next time?
Here is the ending of the baby scrapbook that I made for my husband's coworker. If you are just "tuning in" to my blog, I created this book for someone who doesn't scrapbook and doesn't have any scrapbook supplies. Therefore, all of the layouts are simple...all she needs to do is add pictures. Here is a link to the rest of the book.
Since each month I created a two-page layout, at the back of the book, I ended with a single page left in the back. I saw a babybook with this idea before, so I wanted to incorporate the idea into this scrapbook.
I used some cute DP from the pack I was using for this book. Then I added two stripped pieces to create two pockets. On the computer, I printed "A Letter from Mommy" and "A Letter from Daddy" on the computer. The idea is for Mommy and Daddy to write their baby a letter...maybe while she is still in mommy's tummy, maybe right after she is born, maybe on her first birthday, or maybe multiple letters throughout her first year!! Wouldn't it be awesome to look through this book as a teenager or a young adult and read a letter of what you mom and dad were thinking about you when you were just a tiny baby?!
I will get to the cover of the book in a second. I wanted to first show you a card I made to go with the gift.
I used some DP that was used in the scrapbook. I created the monogram with the Just Rite Stamper. A cuttlebug folder, Fiscars Threading Water border punch and a Very Vanilla Ribbon.
To finish off the book, I added the baby's monogram on the picture window of the scrapbook. This is a store bought scrapbook, I did not decorate the front...but isn't it gorgeous?
I really enjoyed making this scrapbook (although it took me longer than I expected). But now that I have one full book under my belt, I think it would be much easier to create more. Maybe one of these days my brother will get married and have a baby and then I can make one for his baby!! The rest of my husband's family and my sister and I are done with having children, so the burden rests on my younger brother Paul!!!
I will create one more post that will put the book in order from begining to end for easier reference.
On a personal note, it looks like Tropical Storm Fay will remain a Tropical Storm...but it is headed straight for us tomorrow! Schools have closed for the day so I will have 2 young kids trapped in the house all day with nothing but major rain all day long!! Fun stuff!! But at least they will be home with me. I was concerned because our county didn't decided to close schools tomorrow until late this afternoon so I was really worried about driving her to and from school and what about possible tornatos? So, we will stick it out in the house. Hopefully the power won't go out...otherwise, we will be sitting in the car in the garage watching the portable DVD player (which only has a car power outlet)!!
If the storms are bad, my internet service may go down. So if you don't hear from me for awhile, it is probably just computer issues! In the mean time, please keep us Floridians in your prayers!
Here is another layout for the baby scrapbook I made for my husband's corworker (here is a link to the other posts).
I have to say that this is one of my favorite layouts in the book (in addition to 10 months and Welcome Baby layouts...these are a few of the layouts I did later in the process so you can see how my scrapbooking skills have gotten a little better).
I usually start working on the right side of these layouts first since that is where most of the pictures will be. Then I make the left side to coordinate. So, I will start with the right side today. I used a layout I saw on Ali Miles' Blog here for inspiration. I just loved how she placed the pictures on the page while preparing to scrap and kept the pictures where they "fell"!
Since this book is an "add your own pictures" scrapbook, I created mats where I wanted the pictures to "fall" like in the inspiration piece. In order to layer the pictures, I adheared the top two mats to the page, but only adheared the bottom half of the bottom mat so that she could slip pictures underneith the bottom mat.
In my creative growth, I wanted to create my own designer paper. The original paper had the pink and yellow plaid design, but I added the yellow swirls using SU Barouqe Motifs stamped in So Saffron along with SU Spunky Spots wheel (which is retiring on August 11th) also wheeled randomly in So Saffron ink.
For the title, I used a piece of Very Vanilla CS and stamped using Motifs, Well Worn Numbers and Best Friends Lower (also retiring on Aug 11th). I inked up the edges and added a SU 5/8" Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. You can also see a little more of the stamped detail in the background of this picture. Side Note* I can't figure out why my pictures stopped adding pop-ups!! I either get part of the picture missing on the right side, or I don't have a pop-up option!!
The left side...
I really had a great time making this book. What I really love the most is seeing how I grew in my scrapbooking over the time it took me to make this book!! So, thank you to all of you bloggers out there that offer sketch layouts!! I am hoping to be able to start creating my own sketches soon. I guess that means I have to get Photoshop or some other software. I am one of those people who don't have much computer skills so I still don't even have a watermark on my pictures!! So if anyone has any recommendations on software that is easy to use that can make watermarks as well as sketch layouts, let me know!!
I still have a few more posts on this Baby Scrapbook that I will post soon.
Here is the layout I made for the Baby Scrapbook. The baby was born in February, so when she is 10 months old, it should be December. So I decided to make the 10 month layout a "Baby's First Christmas" layout. This is actually one of my favorites of the whole scrapbook.
The left side...
I used SU Baroque Motifs (love that stamp) and stamped it along both sides of the page in Certainly Celery ink. I traced along the scroll with some 2-way glue and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The paper was purchased in the individual paper section of AC Moore.
The right side...
I did the same stamping on the sides with the Baroque Motifs and glitter. Then I added some squares of Certainly Celery in the shape of a Christmas tree. I punched out a large star with my SU punch and added Dazzling Diamonds to that as well. The title ovals (printed on the computer) are from SU Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware ...now retired :-(
**NOTE**I realized that I made the title "12 months" (it should be 10 months) when I took the picture. I corrected it in the book, but didn't take a picture of the corrected page before I gave her the book.
This layout is very spakle'y IRL (in real life). I love how it turned out!! It was one of those things that was in my head and came out on paper exactly like I imaged!! At this point in making the book, I only had a few days before we were going to Daytona to give her the book. So, my husband was a little antsy since I missed 2 other deadlines he gave me earlier. I was sitting down watching TV and he asks me if I did anything on the book. I said, I only have a few more pages to do, but I have an idea of what I want to do. He reminded me that I missed two other deadlines, so I hoped up and blew out these pages in about 15 minutes!! Showed them to him, then finished watching TV!! LOL
Here is the next layout for the Baby Scrapbook I made for my husband's coworker. Here are the other layouts I have posted already.
The left side...
The right side...
The circle loop in the center is a thin coaster that I cut with two sizes of Nestabilities. The Pink circle behing the title tag was cut with another Nestability circle. The title tag was printed on the computer and mounted with Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired...yes, they have already sold out of the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, the Aged Copper and Aged Brass are still available). The ribbon is a 5/8" Vanilla Grossgrain. The dot on the picture mats is one of the centers for "Pick a Petal". The colors look more cohesive in real life.
I received a few orders while I was on vacation so I have a ton of new stamps to play with... The new Stampin' Up In-colors and a few preview stamps, a little from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, and a set from Papertrey Ink... Oh...which one to play with first?! The kids are in Vacation Bible School this week so I hope to have a little time to play while the kids are away!
Here is the 8 month layout for the Baby Scrapbook that I made. Once again, this was made for someone who doesn't have any scrapbook tools or experience so it was designed to simply add photos.
The left side...
For the right side, I used the Bold Butterly Wheel (Retired SU) at the top and added Dazzling Diamonds. It really sparkles in real life...
On the bottom left, I added the large butterfly from Bold Butterfly with more diamonds. The month tag was printed on the computer. The flower and "oh, baby" tag was from a set I bought I Michaels along with the ribbon.
I saw this sketch challenge on Julia's blog and made this page for the baby scrapbook. I couldn't post it earlier otherwise I would have gone out of order on the scrapbook posts.
Here is the sketch challenge...
And here is my design...
The left side...
I used the sketch challenge for the right side. However, since the journalling is on the left side of the layout, I added another picture mat where the journalling should go.
I cut out the scallop circle using two Nestabilities...by the way, have you been checking out the Nestability Blog Party? The ducks are from SU Bundled in Love embossed in black. And the backgrounder used is SU Flannel Plaid (soon to be retiring).
Here is another layout for the Baby Scrapbook I made (and, yes, finally finished).
The left side...
On the right side, I used some Polka Dot Ribbon (I LOVE polka dot ribbon) from Michaels and cute Eloise Greengrass from Stamping Bella. "Spunky Spots" SU Wheel was stamped across the top picture mat a few times with Certainly celery ink. The month title was printed on the computer and attached with Pewter Hodge Podge Hardware. A few banana eyelets were used in the bottom mat.
Here is a closer view of Eloise...
Eloise was first embossed in black, then colored using So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Blush Blossom ink and aquapainter. Then I used the corresponding markers to highlight around the edges. I used some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds to add a little bling. She is the cutest little fairy!
For the right side, I used Bundle of Joy (retired SU...love this set) embossed in black and colored with SU ink and markers.
Some SU Pewter Hodge Podge Hardware (these will be retiring so they are only available "while supplies lasts" and are currently on sale for 25% off...contact me if you live in the US and would like to purchase a set) and SU Pink Gingham ribbon (using double rectangle punch). Once again, very simple.
Here's a close up of the image...
By the way, I gave my husband's friend the book this past weekend and she LOVED it!! She almost cried!
Here is another layout from the baby scrapbook I am made for my husband's coworkers. It has taken me forever, but I finally finished last night. We are going to Daytona Beach this afternoon for the 4th of July weekend and my husband said she will be there for the Coke Zero 400 race.
Here is the "4 months" layout (I don't have the time so sort through my daughter's pictures so the remaining posts on this album will be without pictures)...
For this layout, I used "Baby's Firsts" (retired SU). Again, left side is mainly for journaling and recording milestones with a space for 1 picture...
For the right side, I used a few stamps to line the side. These were watercolored and highlighted with markers...
For the top picture mat, I created a border using the bubbles from SU "Life's a Breeze" because I thought this would be a good month to capture a bath time picture.
Very simple. Again, this is for someone who does not have any scrapbook tools or knowledge so this was designed for her to just add pictures and journaling.
As I mentioned, we are going out of town for the weekend. I am not sure if I will have any access to a computer so this may be my last post for a few days.
Therefore, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!!!
I know I have been slacking on getting this baby book posted (and finished). The good news is that the actual book is almost done. This post will be quick again. My sister ordered 20-30 (still don't know yet) of those sports themed invitations that I posted here. I am hoping to get them done by Sunday so my parents who are visiting this weekend will be able to bring them home so we don't have to pay for shipping.
Anyway, for this post, I am not including pictures of my daughter in the layout. Ansley was 3 months at Christmas, so her pictures don't really work with this layout...and I don't have time to cut and crop her pictures to fit this layout since I will most likely use a different layout for her book (when I finally finish that)!
For the left layout, I used a chipboard elephant that came with a matching set that I purchased with the scrapbook at Michaels. This picture came out a little dark, the right layout shows the true colors.
For the layout on the right side. I brought the elephant theme by using the elephant from SU Year After Year (which is retiring on August 10th). I stamped it on Vanilla CS, watercolored it, then cut it out. I used my Nestability Scalloped Circles to cut out the Barely Banana CS and inked up the edges with a little pink to outline it a little. The ribbon in from Michaels and the brads are from SU.
I have a wonderful new tool that I can't wait to share with you, but I don't have time!! My mom and stepdad are coming into town tonight and I have to finish up my sister's invitations and some football thank you cards by Sunday. So, the only stamping I am going to get done over the next few days are orders. I will try to post my new toys on Monday.
Here is another layout for the baby scrapbook that I started here, here, and here. First, I have to start out by saying that this was a huge month for Ansley…as you will see from these pictures, her baby achne (seen here at 1 month) went away. Out went the baby achne and in came the smiles!! What a wonderful feeling when your baby smiles at you for the first time!
The layout on the left side is the same every month. This time I just added some photo corners.
Here is the layout without the Ansley’s picture.
The layout on the right side again is simple.
At the bottom, I stamped a strip of “Washday Wheel” (retired SU) and colored it in using SU ink and aquapainter and highlighted with SU markers.
On the photo mats, I added some embellishments that I got in a set at Michaels and some SU punched photo corners.
Look at my Angel…isn’t she adorable?! And check out her hair!! She had that spikey dark brown hair from day 1.
Ok, now that the Spiderman invitations are out of the way, back to the Baby Scrapbook that I started here and here. Two pages into it, and I already lost my own challenge…not to create anything until a page of the scrapbook is done!! Well, I had a time crunch on Spidey, so I had to get him out of the way.
Here is the layout I created for “1 Month”. As I mentioned in my previous posts, this book is simple in design since the recipient does not have any scrapbook abilities or tools. Therefore, this book is designed for her to just add pictures.
Each month the left side of the layout will have a place to journal and write the “stats” from the baby’s growth. This area will be basically the same for each month with slight changes. I also wanted to add a space for a picture.
For this layout, I simply added some pink buttons.
Here is the layout without the picture of my baby; this is what it will look like when she gets the book…
On the right side of the layout, I added two spaces for photos.
Brad, ribbon, title tag, chipboard...simple.
Here is the layout without the pictures...
I have to finish up a few things while the kids are still at Vacation Bible School, then off to the post office to mail Spidey...I am hoping to have another Spiderman layout this afternoon.
I was able to work a little yesterday and finished up a 2 page layout for my Pre-made Baby Scrapbook which I started here. These pages will be for the "delivery experience". Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the post up. I finally went to the doctor and I have sinus infection that the post nasal is hurting my throat...but no strep...thank God!
I really liked this layout and I wanted to use it for a layout that would have a ton of pictures. I may use this design later in the book (maybe for Christmas or her first birthday). But I thought it might be good to use for the delivery experience...usually a lot of pictures are taken within the first couple of days...or minutes.
I used this layout on page 2 (the right side), but incorporated the theme into page 1 (the left side). Throughout this scrapbook, the left side of the page with mainly be left for journalling...milestones, stats...baby book type stuff. So I will get to sketch challenge layout in a second.
To start with, here is the left side of the layout...
I used a combination of the Colluzle circle cutting system for the smaller circles and the Curvy Cutter for the larger circles (I don't have the glass mat yet, so my cutting was a bit challenging with the curvy cutter).
I embossed "Welcome Baby" from SU Bundled in Love set and added some bottons (purchased at a local scrapbook store), some flowers that my friend gave me, and Pretty in Pink Brads from SU.
In one of the smaller circles, I embossed a sentiment from an acrylic set I bought at Michaels made by Fiskars called Simple Thoughts – Baby.
On the large circle in the center, I clear embossed randomly placed stamps from SU Baby Talk set onto Blush Blossom CS.
I added a blank Very Vanilla matted with Pretty in Pink for journaling in the upper right hand corner with the title “The Delivery”.In the bottom left, I added a place for a photo. To help see what it should look like, I added a picture of Ansley for this post. In case you are wondering…she was 9lbs 2oz…she was a Big Girl!!
Here is the page without any pictures…
For the left side of the layout, I used the sketch challenge mentioned above. Here is the page complete with pictures from Ansley’s delivery. By the way, I have decided that I will have to make an exact book for Ansley since I have started cropping her pictures!! I guess that’s one way of getting a scrapbook done...make two at a time!!
I changed the sketch a little adding a photo rectangle on the top right to add another photo...for my album, I will need to make room for 1 more picture since I wasn't able to fit the 3rd set of grandparents in...the picture was a little larger than the wallet size ones.
On the upper right photo, I matted it with Pretty in Pink clear embossed with the mini backgrounder from Su "Baby Talk" set.
I also stamped the sentiment from “Outlined for Fun” stamp that says “I Love You”. I only inked up Love with versamark then embossed it in black, cut it out with 1 3/8” circle punch and matted on Blush Blossom Scallop Punch.
I stamped the “Yeah, it’s a girl” stamp from Baby Talk set embossed in black and colored in with Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow. I cut it out with the Coluzzle and matted with a scalloped pretty in pink layer cut and embossed with a Nestability die. I added a few pink brads to the stroller.
Here is the layout without my pictures...
Once again, the DP is from a K&Company baby set pack of double sided paper that I will use for the whole album.
This layout is probably the more complicated one in the book. I just really liked the sketch and wanted to try it out. Most of the other layouts will be very simple.
I hope to post a card later today and another baby scrapbook page tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.
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