Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baby Cuteness

Remember this sweet little baby? Well, his baby shower was just a few weeks ago and it gave me the excuse to make more cute baby stuff! It all started with a trip to the craft store, where I found clearance baby boy stuff! How lucky am I? I went home and got right to work on this little project:

This little scrapbook started out as a blank chipboard book from Maya Road. I took the pages apart, covered each one in adorable coordinating patterned paper, then bound it with my Bind-it-All (still lovin' it!). I embellished the front cover with more chipboard pieces covered in patterned paper and added a rub on. I used my computer to print out Julian's name then cut it out with one of my tag dies. A little ribbon, a couple of buttons, and it's done! I just love the way it turned out!

While I was shopping for scrapbook supplies, I bought extra to give to my sister-in-law. She, like me, has dabbled in scrapbooking. I knew that with four kids, she wasn't going to have a lot of time to scrapbook. So, I put this basket together to make things easy:

Inside is the scrapbook I made, along with coordinating embellishments such as stickers, rub ons, patterned paper mats, ribbons, cardstock, and another scrapbook for her to use. It was plain when I bought it, so I added more rub ons and the most adorable embellishment - baby Julian himself!

With all this at the ready, I was hoping to make the scrapbooking process so much easier. It's so important to capture those early moments, but also very time consuming for a busy mom.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. We are leaving the house soon to do something I haven't done in years and years. It involves us getting dressed up and taking a present. Any ideas what I'm going to do today???

Patterned Paper: K & Company, My Mind's Eye
Tools: Bind-it-All, double ended tag die (Spellbinders)
Other: Ribbon, rub ons (K & Company), chipboard star (Stampin' Up!), chipboard book (Maya Road)


Renee' Dezember said...

It turned out ADORABLE - I am sure she will really appreicate this gift :) You are so sweet!

Mel said...

Jennifer, I just found your blog last night, and I'm loving it! You are so creative, and the projects you're showing here are adorable.

Got a question for you about the Bind-it-All. I love the concept of it, and I'd kinda like to get one. But every time I've used it, like at Archivers or the LSS classes, it hasn't worked well. The spiral gets all scrunched, or the pages won't turn.

Operator errors, maybe? Or is there a trick you've found that makes it work as well as it did for this mini book you made?

Just would like some feedback before I make a decision to invest or not in that machine.



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