Saturday, December 10, 2011

Upscale Instant Scrapbook for Kara's Baby Girl

 (pg 20 of 20)

Alas, we have come to the end of this instant scrapbook. The family has already begun taking and inserting pictures into this treasure.

This last page is where they will write reflections about the first year or a love note to their baby girl now turned 1. I love all of the whimsical animals on the nursery tails cart. And actually the whole scene was print and cut on the Cricut Imagine. To give the page interest, I perched each animal on foam tape which gives it height. I enhanced the title cut by adding stickles. Adding buttons to a baby layout is icing on the cake. The whole layout is attached to a paper lace scalloped page from HSN 3 birds on parade line called All Dressed Up.

With a little pen work to highlight the hills and valleys this quick layout is complete. I had lots of fun pulling all these layouts together to create a lasting keepsake for a close friend. I hope you enjoyed it too!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Upscale Instant Scrapbook for Kara's Baby Girl

(18 & 19 of 20 pages)

The first birthday layout is essential for any scrapbook detailing a child's year. Starting with the baby's birth and ending with their birthday is logically complete. This layout was built by me while in a class at the CKC Scrap 'n Play in Lancaster PA during Hurricane Irene. I was one of the brave folks who didn't care that they wind and rain was whipping and it looked like a scene from the birds outside the hotel windows. I couldn't have been happier scrappin' the weekend away! We learned how to make flowers from small strips of patterned paper and to combine several seeming unrelated stickers to create amazing elements on the page.

I love how cheery and light this layout is and how the accents correspond but don't overwhelm as we go from one page to the other. The beige strips of paper are spaces for journaling in short phrase format. This type of journaling ads depth, interest and whimsy to the page. I added some thickers chipboard letters, jolee's dimensonal stickers to complete the look.

What are your favorite birthday layout elements?


Monday, December 5, 2011

Upscale Instant Scrapbook for kara's baby girl

(16 & 17 of 20)

My newest layout obsession is Mosaic Moments grid paper which allows for perfectly spaced mosaics. I have been including a milestones layout in most of my instant scrapbooks. It requires a myriad of pictures highlighting the baby's first year milestones. While I have experimented with several types of layouts this one I love best. I learned this basic layout in the Mosaic Moments class at CKC valley forge.

I printed my own stone paper and grass paper with my Cricut Imagine Nature Cartridge. Using punches of various sizes I created the squares for the grid. I accented the pages with clues to the milestones with a tub and sneakers by Jolee's, a bib and baby food print and cut from the Nursery Tails cart, a baby and tooth cut from New Arrival.  I love how it came out!

 I applied glossy accents to the bib and dipped it into Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter.