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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Gift Album

We have a new great nephew on the way. He is due the end of this month and I wanted to make something special for his arrival. I found a Nana's Kids 8 x 8 scrapbook album. The baby boy album is multicolored (yellow, green, lavender & blue) with animals (deer, rabbit, squirrel & bird). There is a bit of sparkle too. I am then making the layout for the book. They are complete except for the photograph. These are to be added by the parents the first week, first month, first year - whatever they want. They can rearrange papers as they want to since I did single side pages only. I used general titles where I even used titles: Baby Boy, Brothers, Big Sister, Splish Splash and this one - Swing!

The image here is from Phindy's Place.  I colored him with Copics. The lettering is Sticko and the rocking horse ribbon was in the clearance bin at Michael's!

These pages are fun to make - simple, but you still have to think. The page has to be complete enough to look good without the picture - great when the photo is added. I've used some sketches I found on line and I made up a few of my own. You want the focus on the baby so embellies need to be at a minimum. Digi stamps worked well for me for inspiration and temporary focus. They are meant to complement the photos.

Do you need a baby shower gift? I purchased the album on clearance at JoAnn's for less than $4. An extra set of refill pages was about $2. The digis were already in my computer (I have over 500 images) - both purchased and freebies. The paper is from my stash. By using an 8 x 8 it allowed me to use more of my leftovers. The smaller pieces were purrfect to mat a photo or digi image. As the commercial says: The personal touch? - priceless.


Tammy T said...

What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again!

Tammy said...

very sweet layout..Thanks for joining OSAAT. smiles...Tammy

Helen Dooley said...

Great page Mary! I love the image and you colored it well.

Spyder said...

I love the image! This is going to be a wonderful keepsake! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Children Challenge, this week!

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Cheryl said...

this is one great layout hun thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxx

Sarah said...

This will be a lovely Gift, Thanks so much for joining us over OSAAT, and hope to see you again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx