Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pregnancy Journal... scrapbook style!

This is the start of the journal I wrote when I was pregnant the first time. I thought it would be a fun way to scrapbook and remember all that happened, good and bad. Now if I would just get the last 3 months typed I'd be all set to go! Oh, and I guess it would help if I had prints of some of the 180+ belly shots and ultra sound pictures that we took. After all, what good is a scrapbook without pictures? This should be a fun project. I have 30 pages typed out in word but as you can see there will be some pages that are printed shorter, depending on the paper I print on. I was smart enough to buy 4 matching scrapbooks for this project. I wonder how many of them I will use? Better yet, I wonder how old James will be when I finish it? He's almost 28 months old now. I can't remember if I did the first page before or after he was born. As for page 2, I think I might do some highlighting to the die cutes to make them look better. Page 3 and 4 were pretty fast to do. The longest part was die cutting the flowers and popping them apart. I used a gel pen to stencil the vines and there is a little "bling" in the center of each flower. I'm sure I will keep these pages pretty simple and leave the more fancy work or the baby books.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Photo shows of paper bag albums

I did 2 different photo shows of books I made 2 years ago. The first one was made for my hubby.

The second one I made for a frined and though it's very cute and doesn't have pictures in it I did personalize it for the friend's child and so I won't post a link to it for saftey reasons. Instead all you get is a few of the pages in still pictures.

My new stamp

It might be a little hard to see but i love the swirls done with the wartermark ink. I wanted this stamp to use on my bridel picture pages but it was sold out at the time. Stamps are on sale this week but I will have to wait a while longer to buy any more new ones. I'll just have to enjoy the few I do have for now. I want little baby feet next.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Used wrapping paper

This is one set of pages I will have made with this "left over from a gift" wrapping paper. I checked it out and it's acid free! I know, there are no pictures on it yet but at least I'm takeing pictures! I get them printed later. A new mum can only do so much at one time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Brother and sister pages, well they match at least

Both sets of pages.

Close up of brother page.

Close up of sister page
It took me twice as long to do the sister page and I had all the paper for it. Funny how lifting a second time can work that way.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

We have a Princess!!!

Miss Magdalene Elizabeth joined our family on January 10th. We are so happy and blessed with her. Can you believe I have even found a little time to scrap??!! I have 4 pages finished and ready for pictures. LOL too bad, in my sleep deprived state, that I titled one page wrong. Now I have to get a stuffed bunny or use it for Easter. Yes, I have pictures of said pages but who has time to download them to the computer. Guess once the memory card is full I'll have to. At this point I really just need time to get pictures printed so scraping would be easier to do.