Monday, January 28, 2013

Baby Book + Pink Paislee Artisan Album

I've had LOTS of emails regarding Parker's baby book.  I finally took some decent photos of it and thought I would share what exactly I am doing.  When I first started I was going to do "Project Real life" which I guess it has kind of turned into that, but more of a monthly layout and not a monthly "spread"  I got this album from Pink Paislee a long time ago when I guest designed for them.  I searched the web and I am not coming up with any information on this album anymore unfortunately.  I know there was a big craze years ago when Ali Edwards used the inserts in here for her December Daily. 


Amazing right?  I have not done a darn thing to the front.  I am afraid to commit.  Maybe I will have some fabulous idea and jump, but for now it stays as it.  The album fits 8.5X11 pages.


Inside there are lots of different page protectors and pockets.  The first set you'll find are 5x5 or 6x6 I didn't measure.  I've tucked her baby shower invitation, christmas card and other random bits and things into those. 



Next are her monthly layouts.  I sat down while on maternity leave and pre-designed all the pages in the Silhouette software so that way I wouldn't be stuck each month figuring out what I was going to put together.  I wanted to keep it super simple and mostly flat.  Over time lots of lumps will damage the plastic and I just didn't want to deal with that.  I've keep the theme the same for each month and used Dear Lizzy Neapolitan and 5th & Frolic.  Both of those collections jive and are just super cute. 



The next few pages I've kept her first hair cut cert, birth cert etc.  Things she will want when she is older.   Or just be embarrassed ;)


Next are the "project life" sort of pages. I ordered up just random photos and tuck them in there of her first year. I can't remember the place I ordered from, but they are all instagram pics. 



The last pages are pockets.  I believe 4x4.  These are great for all those bigger bits and things, sonogram photos, hospital bracelets and the like. No dried belly button though. EWWWWWWWWWWW.



These are the only things I have save not in her book.  I have no idea what to do with them.  The newspaper is from the day of her birth and one from the holidays in Colorado.  The cards are from her baby shower.  I almost need a giant ziploc pocket in the back.  I am worried the newspaper will stain the other stuff.  So for now they stay in their own bag.  I hope I gave you some ideas for your own books and I thank ya for coming back to check out hers! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter Cards + American Crafts

Hey everyone.  I had 4 cards go up on the AC blog this past week.  All were made using my Cameo.  I had several emails for shape numbers in the store, so from now on I will try to list those with my projects! Full supplies for each card on the AC blog HERE.  Unfortunately I cannot link directly from my SIL software.  I listed the name in the shop for each shape.   


Nordic Mittens Card & Tag


Christmas Winter Set


Cofee Mug Giftcard set


Framed snowflake

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just Because + Little Yellow Bicycle

Hi again folks.  Last Friday I had a post up on the LYB Blog featuring the new Just Because line.  Stop by and check out what I had to say!






Sunday, January 20, 2013

American Crafts + Silhouette Week

Last Friday this layout and card was on the American Crafts blog for Silhouette week.  I adore this photo of Parker!




This card was created using a Silhouette shape by Amy Tan.  I don't think I will ever make square cards again.


and probably my last Christmas LO this year.  Featuring Kringle & Co with a dash of old school Dear Lizzy Christmas!



Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Favorite + A Paper Issues Blog Hop!

The new theme and kit goes live today for Paper Issues!  We are having a celebratory blog hop.  This weeks theme is My Favorite.  So here is MY Favorite layout of 2012.  It also happens to showcase my favorite photo of 2012.  It made using American Crafts SoHo Garden.  I love the color combination as well as the 8x12 photo.




So what is a hop without winning.  I want you to LIKE Paper Issues on Facebook HERE.  If you have a moment link your favorite project to the blog HERE.  Paper Issues is giving away a $20 gift card to the shop! Sweet!  


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Parker on Paper + Canon Selphy

Welp Momma had some time this weekend and I got some non-assignment scrapbooking done!  I just got a Canon Selphy for Christmas.  I love this little thing!


it's handy, and small and well was so cool to print my photos so quick.  I hate my regular printer so this is just fab!  (no I don't work for Canon)

So on to some layouts.  First up I finally used Midway by October Afternoon.  I've had it for oh...way too long.





next some Sleigh Ride from Crate Paper and Make it Merry by October Afternoon.  More vellum........obsessed.



Finally......this paper is by ILS.  Its good stuff! And my other obsession is POW by American Crafts.





Friday, January 4, 2013

Parker at 7 Months

Another month down!  It's fun to say....She will turn 1 year old THIS year!  

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She is always happy.  You would never know she is SO stinking sick here.  We both are.  She is weighing in at 21lbs and 29.5 or 30" we were not totally sure.  

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She now has 4 teeth with two more on the way. Holy hell does that SUCK.  Worst thing ever.

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She is on the move.  She is crawling, thankfully not a lot, however she is pulling up on EVERYTHING.  UGH.  Might be worse!  Can you spy her teeth?

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and here is her baby book installment for Month 6.  Made once again with American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic. 


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter Wonderful + Winterlings by LYB

Morning folks!  It is a chilly 31 degrees here in MD.  Perfect timing for a Winter mini. 



Little Yellow Bicycle just released their winter collection Winterlings.  Super cute for all those snow photos.  If you are getting snow....which we are NOT, so there ya go. 





You can find more Winterlings projects HERE on the LYB Blog.  Also stay tuned for CHA Sneaks peaks which start this week.  First up is Just Because..............LOVE this line!


Layout by Greta Hammond.  You can check it out HERE.