Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Book - First Steps

Recently, I have been struggling to come up with design ideas for layouts in this baby book so I turned to my stack of Creative Memories magazines for some help. I don't have a picture of the original design, but what I loved about it was the simplicity of layout. I cut the images of the feet from New Arrival and wanted to give the illusion that a baby is walking around the edges of the pictures. 



Recipe
Kraft Cardstock from Recollections sized at 12x12"
All patterned paper from Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection
 (2) Patterned Strips sized at 11 1/2 x 3 1/2"
 (1) Pattered Block sized at 9 x 8 1/2"
Photo Mats
  Black Cardstock from Recollections: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  Patterned Paper: 4 x 4"
Feet from New Arrival sized at 2" and 3"
American Crafts chipboard stickers
Sakura Gelly Pen - White
Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roam

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Baby Book - First Tooth

As I continue to create pages for my friend's baby book, I have been relying on the Baby Steps cartridge fairly heavily for my designs.  I was inspired to create this First Tooth page after seeing a scrapbook layout that Lauren over at Lauren's Creative designed.  Lauren is fantastic and if you ever need some crafting inspiration, I would recommend that you head over there pronto.  I love all of the bright colors and the very cute tag that is slotted behind the 4x4 picture mat.



Recipe
Kraft Cardstock from Recollections sized at 12x12"
All patterned paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Collection
  Teal Polka Dotted Paper: 11 1/2 x 6"
  Pink Polka Dotted Paper: 11 1/2 x 5 "
Border
  Kraft Cardstock: 12 x 3 3/4"
  Pattern Paper: 12 x 2 1/4"
Photo Mats
  Kraft Cardstock: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" and 3 1/4 x 5 1/4"
  Patterned Paper: 4 x 4 and 3 x 5
Title from Baby Steps sized at 4 1/2"
Tooth from Baby Steps sized at 1 1/2"
Tag from Sweet Treats sized at 3 3/4"
Flowers from Sweet Treats sized at 1 1/2"
Sakura Gelly Pen - White
Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roam

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flyboys Mini Album

Happy Thursday everyone. I have been working on several projects over the past couple of weeks and I finally got around to taking pictures and uploading them to my computer. My first project is a mini album that I made for my friend's two sons. Last month I went to the Scrapbook Expo here in Atlanta. One of the booths was selling a variety of papers from the Bo Bunny Blast Off collection. I don't know if any of you are fans of "Creations with Christina," but she is an amazing crafter who made a chipboard mini album for her son in April with the same paper. I loved her album, but more importantly I fell in love with the paper collection and picked up a ton of pages to make my own project. 
You all know that I love my Cricut and use it on just about every project that I make. Since the book is 6x6, there was not a ton a room for die cut images, so I really pushed myself to design pages without relying on my trusty expression. I love how the finished project turned out!