Sunday, October 26, 2014

Baby Book for Ally

After two years of retirement, I went back to work.  I work part time for Active Lifestyle Clinic in Ahwatukee.  Dr. Jen Winton is a Chiropractor and Dr. Todd Winton is a Naturopath.  I'm really enjoying myself and find the change mentally stimulating.  I work with two other ladies, Barb and Whitney.  Barb is a cancer survivor and one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met.  Whitney is a new mom and the book is for her little girl, Ally.  I used Kathy Orta's file that I purchased from her site.  I changed a few things about it to make it more of a baby book.  I did use the Kraft Tex paper for the cover, inside straps, and the cascade portion of the book.  I am in love with this stuff.  It is so amazing and it looks like leather.  Anyway, the pictures follow.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for looking.

The front cover with butterflies cut with the print then cut feature on the Explore.  After placing them on the book, I used Glossy Accents to make them shine.  Her monogram was downloaded from dafont and cut with the Explore.

The inside of the book.  Both sides hold a lot of pics.

Front cover of the right side opened.  The baby cutout is from Graphic 45.

When you open the right side, flip the waterfall to the right and find the two inside pockets.  I decorated with svg's from Scrap Factory and Little Scraps of Heaven.

Waterfall closed again.  The first three pic holders are vertical.  Decorated with ribbon and Graphic 45.

More pics of the vertical waterfall.

The horizontal waterfall on the right.  These were not decorated so that there would be more room for personal pics.

The horizontal waterfall completely opened.

The left side of the book is the cascade.  It is very unique.  It is very easy to make also (if you follow her directions).  I tried to get ahead and ended up wasting a lot of paper/cardstock.  The embellishment is from Graphic 45.

Butterflies are all from Cricut.  Some were print then cut and others were just cut using the Explore.  A little bling was added also.

Both flourishes were from Cricut.  The flowers were from my stash.

Graphic 45 embellishment.

The left page has some bling and a sticker from my stash.  The right page was a svg from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I really like how it turned out.  It's hard to see but the Sunshine was highlighted with Wink of Stella.

More flourishes and butterflies from Cricut.

I don't remember where I purchased this svg but I love it.

The block on the left side was cut out of vaneer.  The Explore does such a great job with vaneer.  I painted the letters then glossy accented them.  Ribbon was added to the right page.

Last page is a cricut cut.

This is the cascade portion of the book opened up.


  1. Wow!!! This is amazing as well as adorable! What a lucky recipient!

  2. Awesome book, Fran! Love all of the personal details that you added! It is a treasure.

  3. This mini is absolutely FABULOUS Fran! What a lucky woman, your friend! When she fills this up, she will treasure it forever. I just loved the paper you used and all your embellishments match perfectly. Everything just flows. Great project!