Friday, July 18, 2014

Another Baby Album

My daughter's boyfriend Seth asked her to go to the store and buy a baby book for his sisters baby shower.  My daughter told him "absolutely not.  My Mom makes baby books and they are so much nicer."  I guess I should feel honored!  LOL!  Anyway, they both liked the last album I made and asked if I could make another one.  Seth's sister is expecting a baby girl and doesn't like "pink".  I tried really hard to stay away from pink.  Seth and his family are from Ghana and really love soccer.  They wanted me to incorporate soccer if possible.  I didn't get much in but a few pieces did make it.  I found the Ghana uniform online and printed out the jersey on cardstock to create the front soccer player.  I used yellow, teals, red, and purples in this album.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for looking.

The binding is material purchased at Joann's.  The doll is the soccer girl from Scrap Factory.

Inside the front cover is a Scrap Factory doll head and the "free kick" is a Cricut cut.  I used my Explore for all the cuts.

I wanted her to be able to include pics from the baby shower in the book.  This is a waterfall picture holder.  The Baby Shower is a Cricut cut.

This zebra paper piecing is from a set I purchased from Crafty Cat 957.  She is currently not selling but I do love her svg's.  The butterflies are from Cricut.

The giraffe is another Crafty Cat 957 svg.

The cuts on the bottom of this page are from Cricut.  I pop dotted the baby girl tag at the bottom and used adhesive for the sneakers and onsie.

This page is a combination of svg's.  The doll is from Scrap Factory bedtime expansion pack, the moon/sweet dreams is a Cricut cut, and the bunny is from Little Scraps of Heaven.  The bunny was suppose to be part of a pile of jelly beans but I modified it a little to make the stuffed bunny.

I added some flowers from my stash to decorate this page.  It's a photo holder in a pocket.

Nico came from the Rio blog hop.

These strawberries were the freebie from Miss Kate's Cuttables earlier this week.  I really like the looks of this svg.

These strawberries are from Stamps of Life stamps and dies.

I think this is my favorite page.  I was up way too late and started looking for another svg to use.  I found this adorable sandbox at Little Scraps of Heaven.  I used a tan cardstock to cut out the sand pieces.  I then coated each piece in a liquid adhesive.  I poured sand over the top of the adhesive and left it to dry.  After it dried, I covered it with a matte medium to ensure that the sand didn't come off.  I then pop dotted some of the sand piles to add dimension.

This page holds an accordion picture holder.  The baby blocks are a Cricut cut.

Another modification.  I wanted a bear sleeping on a cloud.  I modified a Scrap Factory bear to accomplish what I wanted. The cloud the bear is on is a Cricut cut and the upper clouds are a die from Stamps of Life.  The upper clouds are pop dotted.

This bear is from Scrap Factory.  The day I made this, I had received a post on Facebook with a bear holding a jar full of moon beams.  This is my adaptation of that post.  The jar is a die from Stamps of Life.  I used acrylic for the jar and covered the bottom and some of the top with platinum stickles.  I tied some string around the jar and cut out vellum on the Explore after writing moon beams on it.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Baby Girl Album

I was suppose to be working on my calling cards for Mania but didn't like how they were turning out. So, I chose to make a baby girl album for one of the waitresses at a restaurant that we frequent.  She is this tiny, little petite cutie, that is due in September.  She is so small that I thought she was just beginning to show.  She told me that she was having a girl but hadn't decided on colors or a theme yet.  I chose to go with pink and teal with a little purple, light blue, light green, and yellow thrown in.  I made the album using chipboard and cardstock by loosely following the directions from plans I had purchased.  I never seem to be able to follow directions exactly when it comes to crafting.  Anyway, the following pictures are the completed album.  Sorry but the ribbons were throwing shadows on some of the pics.  I hope you like and thanks for dropping by.

This is the front of the album.  I used a Scrap Factory doll I created, a Cricut cut, and some bling.

Inside the front cover is a photo mat and an insert to hold another photo.  I used the Cricut Nursery Rhyme font for my letters and another Scrap Factory doll I created.  The flower is felt and I used a Stamps of Life die to create it.  A little bling was added for the stem.

The stork and tags are Cricut cuts and used my Explore to write on the tags using the Nursery Rhyme font.  I added a little bling also.

This page was a combination of different cuts from Cricut.  I welded several diapers together to make the belly band.  I then attached them to some vellum and added safety pins on both sides.  The shoes were separate and I added some felt die cut flowers to them. The onesie was separate also.  The baby and safety pin were one.  I made the tags using paper, cardstock, and chipboard adhered together then cut on the Explore.

This page has a waterfall feature, some bling, and an svg cut I purchased.

The stamp is from Stamps of Life.

This page is adorned with front pocket photo mat.  As you can see in the pic above, it opens up to hold more pictures.  The owl, bee hive, bee, flowers, and grass were an svg that I purchased.

"Little One" is a Cricut cut and the flowers and grass are from the same svg as the previous page.  Just a little larger.  This page opens up to reveal even more places for pictures and journaling.

Inside of the previous pic.  I used a little lace.  Sweet dreams/moon was a welded cut from Cricut and I stickled to make them pop.  The little girl is a Scrap Factory doll I created.  I used black floss for the whiskers on her little bunny slippers. 

I love writing/coloring on vellum.  I used my Explore to draw in the words and items then used Stampin Up water color crayons to fill them in.  I added a little ribbon to the bottom and inserted a couple of tags.  Each tag has a larger cut of a baby item on them.

The little bear is an svg that I purchased.  Besides the photo mat on the front, this one opens up to hold a couple more pictures on the inside and then the tabs can be pulled and there are two more photo holders.

Photo mat page with a freebie svg on top of a Cricut cut pond.  I also used Cricut to cut the cattails.

I didn't take a picture of this one open because I didn't want to mess up the bow but it is an accordion photo mat.  The flamingo was a freebie svg cut.  I added the palm trees from a Cricut cut.

This photo mat/pocket holder is sporting another Scrap Factory doll I created.

Subway art from Cricut.  I used the writing feature instead of cutting.  I really like how it turned out.  I welded two swirls together from Cricut and added some pearls to finish the page.  This one opens up to reveal . . .
a photo mat, tags, lace, ribbon, and bling.

Recognize Luiz?  I followed a blog hop and received the svg for free.  The paw prints are from Cricut.  This page holds a photo mat.

The back of the album is another photo mat/pocket holder.  I used a bear svg and the balloons and side tag were stamps/die cuts from the Stamps of Life.  I added a little twine to make it look like the bear was holding the balloons.
Photo mat open.