Friday, January 4, 2013

The Fine Art of Scraplifting - Baby Milestones Layout

Ok, I hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane this past month while I shared all the projects I created (and then made my own) at CKC events. It's time to start showing my orginal designs again. So it's all me now! LOL.

I love to be inspired by other crafters on Pinterest or other sites. You never know when inspiration will hit. I caught FIRE when I received an email with a milestones layout (shown at the bottom of the post - wish I could rember where it originated) as I was working on an instant scrapbook for baby's first year and was looking for a fresh new way to show milestones. I scraplifted the sketch and made it my own. I am VERY VERY excited and pleased with the results. I encourage you to scraplift something you see me or someone else making today!

I kept the major aspects of the layout with the vertical strips and the accents going across the page. I expect that the family that received this book will alternate the pictures and hand written journaling as shown in the inspiration layout. However, the layout that inspired me was for a girl, so I need to transform it to a boy layout. I did so with the color pallate, font and the use of stars instead of scallop circles.

The page covers Baby's first smile, first bath and first tooth.
  • Font - Cricut Cartridge Mickey Font
  • Embossing - Cuttlebug Word Collage
  • Smiley Face button - Recollections
  • Bath silhouette, Tooth - Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year
  • Striped cardstock - My Mind's Eye - Wild Asparagus

This page covers the first solid foods, Crawling and Walking. Additional supplies include:
  • Bib/Peas - Cricut Image Cartridge Nursery Tails
  • Crawling baby - Cricut Cartridge New Arrival
  • Walking silhouette - Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year - note: this cut included a beach bucket in the left hand of the child. I cut it off by hand to acheive the look I needed.
Here's some close ups....

Here's where my inspiration began!
If you love it, let me know! If you have scraplifting tips, share 'em! Thanks for stopping by.



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