Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pages 6,7 & 8 Baby Boy/Girl Scrapbook

I can't believe I haven't posted anything in a whole month. That doesn't mean I quit using my stamps and scrapbook equipment. Actually, I had the month off as our school was off-track (year-round school) and during this time I concentrated solely on getting at least 1/2 of my baby book project completed. I didn't quite get to half, but I did get a lot accomplished. Pages 6 & 7 are a two page spread titled We Are Family with the hopes that it eventually will hold pictures of the baby with lots of the family members. I used some digital paper (girl background) and made the background for the boy layout with PTI polka dot basics. That sure was a lot of polka dots to stamp and color, although I love how it turned out. The boy book is actually my favorite because of the warm brown and blue colors. I cut out the title on my cricut after welding the words together.
Page 8 is a single page spread titled Cute as a Button. I used solid card stock for these pages and scored the perimeter with my scor-bug. This was my first time using it and I think it added a little extra something to the very plain solid paper. I used my outline alphabet stamp for the title, again my first time using this stamp set. I colored in one letter of each word with stickles for some sparkle and texture. I also fit in the Cute as a Button sentiment from Baby Button Bits.
So, 8 pages down, 11 to go before the end of June. I only made one card this whole month and it was a total case of Debbie Olson's Dragonfly card. I hope to soon be back making cards again once I finish all my baby books.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby Girl/Boy Mommy & Me Scrapbook Page

I am super proud of these pages because I started with a plain sheet of white paper and using my PTI things, turned it into a cute Mommy & Me page for my First Year Baby Book Project. This is Page 4 of this baby book series. To take a peak at the first three pages, scroll down on the blog to see how this book got started. I had never used my new Beautiful Blooms II stamp and die set and have been anxious to give it a try. I stamped the largest daisy randomly all over the white paper in either sweet blush or spring rain. I then stamped the smallest daisy outline all over the rest of the page. Using aqua mist or chai ink I stamped a solid flower center. Using copic markers, I made little dots in the middle of the small daisies. I can't believe how fun it was to build this patterned paper from plain white. Next I cut a 3" strip of paper and used PTI's large scallop to punch a border along the bottom. I die cut 3 large daisies from the strip and put a complimentary color of aqua mist or tan underneath. Three mini buttons dotted each flower. I love the new Fillable Frame #1 and punched, stamped it and popped it up with dimensional tape. The sentiment title is from Cute as A Button by Technique Tues. I made a small journaling box with PTI Journaling Lines and added little parenthesis marks from another set I had. I matted three picture spots for 1 3x5 and 2 2x3 pictures. I stamped a large daisy and popped it up in the upper left corner of the 3 x 5 frame and topped it with a rhinestone. All in all I used at least 95% PTI products for these pages which just goes to show the versatility of PTI and the great things they make. These are so great for scrapbooking as well as making cards.
Papers: 12 x 12 white, aqua mist, sweet blush, spring rain, tan bazzill
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms II, Journaling Lines, Cute as a Button (Technique Tues)
Dies: Fillable Frames #1, Large Daisy Beautiful Bloom II, PTI Large Scallop
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush, Spring Rain buttons, rhinestones