30 months, 88 pages, two thick albums, hundreds of photos and mementos and countless hours later and it's done. Completely done! I am thrilled with these albums. It was a lot of work but so worth it. I miss my baby cousin who is no longer a baby but a little woman. We moved to Oregon just a few weeks after she was born and it was tough to leave her. I haven't been able to watch her grow up in person but I did from distance through making this album. I am so excited to see her over Christmas and present her parents with these albums. I hope they love them as much as I do!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
So I have looked at the Stuck?! sketch blog before and am on a Design Team with Stuck?! Creative Team Member Amanda Winchester, but had yet to try one of their sketches...until today. The December 1st sketch was exactly what I was looking for to scrap a non-photo layout. Here's the sketch...
And here is my take on it. I am working on scrapping my little cousin's first year album and I had these footprints of hers sitting on my desk for ages. I find memoriablia without any sort of accompanying photo so hard to scrap. But, this sketch, rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, was just what I needed to get the mojo flowing and get these footprints scrapped!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Crop Addict's December Blessings of the Season monthly scrapbook kit features double sided papers from Little Yellow Bicycle and Dream Street that capture the holiday and winter season. Coordinating sheets of Bazzill cardstock, including two sheets of embossed cardstock, are included along with a set of alphabet Thickers, 8 cards and envelopes to get a jump start on those Christmas cards, Heidi Swapp rubons, Basic Grey finished chipboard, Crossed Path sentiment stickers, Bazzill chipboard tags & large cardstock tag, Heidi Swapp glitter florals, a Basic Grey journaling card, Making Memories velvet brads and 7 Gypsies 97% Complete journaling cards. Pick up your kit here for only $32 before they are all gone! (Unfortunately, the amazing kit option that came with this kit is already sold out.)
I used this kit to create several Christmas layouts for my baby cousin Cece's first year album. There was so much supplies in this kit that I was able to create seven layouts (including two double-pagers) and a card - with plenty of supplies left over! Check out my creations below and also be sure to visit the Crop Addict gallery to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the kit.