Monday, May 10, 2010

Babies, babies everywhere!

It seems everyone I know has just had a baby, is expecting a baby or thinking about expecting one! I suppose that makes sense in the chain of events, as two to five (or more) years ago the theme was weddings. As a result, I have been working on a lot more baby-oriented projects than wedding-oriented ones. This has really stretched my collection of stamps and materials since of course I haven't specifically collected baby stuff. Imagination is a good thing: it helps you look at your materials in a whole new way!!

Unfortunately for you, I am in such a hurry to pack up my little cards that I sometimes forget to take pictures. But I have taken a few. The project I am most excited about is the scrapbook calendar I made for my new little niece. I will post some of my pages so you can see them. I got the idea from Lindsay over at thefrugalcrafter and it is something I will likely do for myself when we get around to having children. The benefit is that you don't hum and haw about what colours coordinate with the photos when you're making the page AND you don't have to take the time to make pages when you are busy taking care of new little Johnny. I know lots of busy moms who have millions of photos on their computers and none in albums. I'm sure I would easily become one of them, seeing as I still have a box of printed wedding photos waiting to go in their album! And there's no children in the house!!

Here are some of the pages. Some of them have the accompanying calendar page which would be facing the picture page in the album, and some are close-ups of the single picture page. I didn't do anything exciting with the calendar page, so I didn't include them all. I did use photo corners to attach the calendars so my sister-in-law can remove the sheets to put on the wall for that month. The idea is to record any little notes about baby right on the calendar days. Then she puts them back in the album after the month is finished.

For this project, I mostly used Stampin' Up!'s DS paper (Tall Tales and Tea Party) and then added a few other things here and there.
The best thing about this whole thing was that my sister-in-law, unbeknownst to me, had picked animal safari for her decorating theme, with brown as a dominant colour. Love how these things just work out!

Anyway, do enjoy the pictures and if they inspire you to take a couple days to scrap a year for a friend, all the better. I think this is the best gift a new mom could long as she doesn't get too many!!



  1. Wow Mer, that is awesome, It turned out so much prettier than mine, I love it and so will the mom-to-be! Thanks so much for sharing:)
    Big hugs,

  2. Vraiment magnifique et bienvenue à ta petite nièce.
    Continues à nous faire rêver

  3. I am very impressed Merrille! Very nice job!