Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Maddie's Baby Album- 10 Months

Loving that Maddie's Baby Album project is wrapping up. Only a handful of pages left to design, just a lot of finishing up of the pocket pages and journaling and hopefully I can show you the completed album soon.

Kept this layout pretty simple. I really like how the Photo Play baby collection's color scheme matches well with the color scheme of Becky Higgins really old Baby kit.

The challenge with the old baby kit is the cream and brown. Especially since it is in the numbers that are featured on every page. I tied the cream in with border stickers in the kit that were the same color.

Used another doily to frame the chipboard frame and month number. Filled in some of the trapped space between the number and the paper with some stickers from the PhotoPlay baby collection.

Had some fabric stickers from Hey Girl Pebbles collection and place three around the layout. Used sequins from 28 Lilac Lane. They were a in prize I won from May Flaum.

Third cluster at the bottom right of the photo. Another fabric sticker, some sequins and a flower sticker. 

There you have it! More to share from this album soon as I wrap it up!
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Maddie's Baby Album - 7 months

Here is another layout from Maddie's baby album.

For Shimelle's Design Decisions class, prompt #14 was starting without a plan. I created this layout without a plan!

As I started to look at the "kit" of supplies that I have been using for this album, mainly the Becky Higgins baby kit, among many other things from my stash, I came across a package of paper buttons from Stampin' Up! that I had used on Maddie's Favorites @ 5 layout. The pinks and yellows were a good match to the kit, I decided to use those.

I don't tend to create layouts on an angle, but after seeing Shimelle on Facebook Live the week before, I was inspired to give it a try, but modify it a bit for my comfort level. The photo is not at an angle like hers were.

I went with a solid color for the background, knowing the buttons were going to busy. 

The floral pattern paper is from the baby kit and was a great place to line the buttons up. The holes on the buttons are quite large, so I found some white fibers from my stash (I forgot I had so many fibers of all colors!) that worked better than twine or string.

I found some white button brads in my stash that worked to hold the title chipboard layers together. They work nicely with all of the other buttons on the layout. 

Used a doily again under the title as well as under the patterned paper at the corners.

Used some green sequins from 28 Lilac Lane, a prize from May Flaum's blog, the designer of the product from Buttons Galore. Love the slight variation in color and size.

Matted the photo in cream and a yellow pattern from the kit and layered in another doily as well as a few more buttons and sequins.

Amazingly enough, I still have quite a few of the paper Stampin' Up! buttons left, but loved that I used so many up. Loving the sequins these days as well.

Here's to using up old stash and loving the results!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Maddie's Baby Album- 5 months

Here is month 5 for Maddie's Baby Album. Happy to be finishing her baby album up! Hopefully it will be finished before she turns 9 years old!

The only thing on this layout that came from the Becky Higgins Baby kit is the 5 month chipboard frame title. Everything else I got from my stash. 

Isn't that ombre ruffle paper adorable. This is from Photoplay, another purchase from the local store that I recently found. 

So the layout was inspired from a sketch in Shimelle's Design Decisions class for prompt #13. I thought this sketch was perfect to be able to show off that paper.

I used a Dear Lizzy floral as well as a Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Project Life card.

The circle love die cut was from an Amy Tangerine die cut pack, just gave it a doodley border. Found some plastic star bursts and star that came in an Ali Edwards December Daily kit that matched the colors I was using. Stapled them using my tiny attacher.
Found some Maggie Holmes phrase stickers that worked. Liked how they were cream base to coordinate the title. I also stamped the onesie from Ali Edwards baby stamp set and punched it out. 

On the other side of the layout, I repeated the starbursts, phrase stickers and I used some other Ali Edwards stamp sets to create the embellishment and die cut it with a sizzix label die set from Tim Holtz.

I really love this one. So fun to find all the little bits to pull this one together. 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Maddie's Baby Album- 2 months

I struggled with this baby album page for quite a while. The size of the photos and the circle chipboard title didn't leave a lot of real estate for much more and I struggled on how to embellish it and make it feel finished.

Paper is from the Becky Higgins Baby kit from ages ago as well as the chipboard frame and month number.

 I used a Dear Lizzy floral paper but gave it a bit of a frame with a pink paper from the kit as well.

The pink bow sticker came from a baby collection from Photo Play. I have never purchased supplies from them before, but when I stopped in a local stamp/scrapbook store (that I had never knew was there) recently, they had a few baby lines I thought would work with the kit and were super cute, this one from Photoplay being one of them.

I layered the frame over a doily. I have been doing this on most of the monthly layouts, I have realized. I think it just softens the look and separation from the other layers.

I also went through my baby girl stash and found some metal charms. When I was pregnant, not sure if it was the first or second, my mom hooked me up with tons of baby crafting products. I figure it is time to use it or lose it! 

I also used a few blue pearls and sequins from a 28 Lilac Lane kit that I won from May Flaum's blog. She designs the kits with Buttons Galore and they are super fun!

In the kit there were these border stickers but they are cut to these short lengths. Thought they would work for layering pieces. Used another cute charm from the same set as well as some puffy stickers from Amy Tangerine.

At the top of the page, to create a triangle of embellishments, I created similar layers with the border stickers and repeated the same embellishments. Love that peek-a-boo bunny charm!

So there you go. A relatively simple layout but I love how it turned out. 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Maddie's Baby Album - First Thanksgiving

Here is another layout I created for Maddie's Baby Album. This one is for her first Thanksgiving. I worked on this one at the crop as well so I used another kit my friend Tami designed.  She has a Etsy store here.

Unlike the last layout kit I used from her, I stuck pretty true to the kit. I only added a title, some enamel stars and some extra stamping.

Loved the little banner on this page as well as the leaves die cut from burlap. Adds great texture!

Added a bit of stamping above the banner. This is from a Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards Thanksgiving stamp set. Love how the words were just the right length to fit over the banner.

I struggled to find a place to put all of my words. I actually had to edit quite a bit out for it to fit in this space!

Used some more of Ali Edward Stamps for this side as well, the banner, hearts, and "Thanksgiving."

Love how this turned out and happy to have another layout checked off my list to complete Maddie's Baby Album.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Baby's First Easter- Maddie's Baby Album

Here is a layout I did for Madeline's baby album.

This was created using a kit that my friend, Tami, created. Other kits she creates can be found here. I had to tweak the design for this one, because I didn't realize I bought photos to fit another layout she designed and I had already had used it. 

The kit originally had a grid of butterflies on the left of the vertical 4x6 photo. Since I had another photo to find a place for, I replaced the grid for a photo. It then gave me a place for my title. 

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket.

The baby's in the title was from the cut apart sheet included in the kit and I fussy cut the letters out. The orange letters are from Amy Tangerine. The white letters are a set of Thickers that I have been loving and beginning to run out of enough letters to be able to spell anything.

Used a few iridescent sequins from my friends stash were the perfect finishing touch with the die cut butterflies that were included in the kit.

The second page is pretty photo heavy with a creative use of a cut a part sheet. There was a blank card and the edges of another that were combined to make this one. The kit was designed to have the journaling block created this way, so I can't take the credit for it. 

I used some more of the butterflies in the kit to embellish this side of the layout with a few more sequins and this one was done. 

Love how this one turned out even when I had to modify the original design to fit the photos.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Madeline's Baptism - Baby album

As I began to work down the list of baby album pages to complete, I started by figuring out which photos I was going to need to print. 

Since some of the pages for this album were predesigned kits, I knew I needed specific sizes and number of photos. 

I didn't have a predesigned kit for Maddie's baptism, so I began with a Scrapbook Generation sketch, from their travel sketch collection. 

Here is my page next to the sketch that I used.


Originally I was pulling supplies to kit this up for the crop that I attended, but to see if the products were going to work, I wound up having half of it put together and decided to just finish it at home.

I don't create a lot of two page layouts these days, unless there is a specific reason to, like I am scrap-lifting a page made in a class, or the number of photos I have to tell the story are just too many to fit on one layout. I created a handful of two pagers for this album, for consistency. I had already created some two page layouts for other events in this album.

This layout uses a Maggie Homes Bloom 12x12 paper pad. (One of the many that I snagged at Tuesday Morning.) 

With the Bloom papers, I found some baptism stickers in my stash that were leftover from the layout I did of my son's baptism. I found the stickers that were a good color match.

I also layered a doily from my stash to soften the look as well as help with any trapped space the sticker and title may have created.

I used some Thickers that I am loving right now and determined to use up. There aren't enough s stickers in this set, so I got creative cutting another letter to create a scripty looking s.

Madeline was made using some Basic Grey sticker set, that I am also loving.

I used some glitter paper that I had found in the Target Hot Spot. It is nice in that it doesn't shed any glitter.

I found the bird in a Maggie Holmes Confetti die cut pack and layered with a doily, and sticker tag with twine.

One of the tweaks I made to this sketch was to trade the 4x4 journaling block for a photo and the vertical 4x6 photo with a journaling block.

Printed journaling from my computer and cut into strips to adhere to the card.

Love how quickly this layout came together once the sketch and photos were chosen! 

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