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It’s Sunday, so you know what’s up… Ultrasound Layout

Scrappy Sunday is what is up.  I am not totally thrilled about my layout today, but it is what it is.  It is the second and third page to Amelia’s ultrasound pictures from when I was pregnant.  The first page I posted a while back here.

I used the same colour scheme and flowers as the first.  I wanted to use black to balance out the actual ultrasound pics again.  Here are the two pages together.  I included pictures of me at 3 and 6 months along with the ultrasound pictures.  I was a high risk pregnancy so I was lucky in that I got a lot of ultrasounds.  So, I got to see Amelia growing fairly regularly.  It was great!!!

I spread my title over the two pages and used one of my alphabet stamp sets and some rub-ons from Basic Grey to spruce it up a bit.  I even included a picture of the pregnancy test with the positive result…

And lots of flowers (with some brads and pearls for the centres) from my stash to make it girly…

 Almost finished my journal, so I shall post it soon!!

Scrappy Sunday – Baby Layout

It’s Scrappy Sunday time again and I am posting another baby layout!!

This week I went to a crop at the local Ottawa scrapbooking store The Scrapbox.  Jen, the owner, is always so sweet and helpful that I had been wanting to go for a while and just finally did.  Everyone was so friendly, it was great.  I worked on my art journal cover and got this baby layout done of Amelia when she was 3 months old.

I wanted the main colour scheme scheme to be teal and that vibrant pink.  As you can see, it is the colour of her dress and my shirt.

All of the metal embellishments are from the Ambrosia Trinkets set that I believe was just released at CHA by Bo Bunny.  Jen had just gotten her order in and they hadn’t even been put out yet.

I took a paper distresser to the picture frames and title circle, then applied some brown ink so you could see it a little better.

I then went through my stash of leftover papers to find some in the colour scheme and used different sized punches to make the circle border that runs along the bottom of the photos.  Such a great way to use up scraps.

The adorable pink rosette trim is called bloomers and is from Webster’s Pages.  I have it in a few different colours and have been dying to use them.  You would think I was sponsored by Webster’s the amount I mention them, haha.

Another layout done for the baby book.  YEY!!!

Scrappy Sunday – Circus Themed Birthday

Circus Themed Birthday

Our little Amelia just turned a year old last week and I decided to do a circus theme.  My inspiration for the colours came from this Lion Coffee which was given to us by my sister in law.

I made a circus banner out of cardstock…

and some tissue paper balls (for which I have found a quick Youtube tutorial here for you).  I only used 5 sheets of tissue and then cut it in half once I had folded it all up.  I also just used fishing line to tie them up so they looked like they were floating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got some old school popcorn and hot dog containers from the dollar store.

Along with some plastic animals to decorate the cupcakes and cake with.

I used some scrapbook paper to create the cones for the home made sweet potatoe and regular fries.

Circus Themed Scrapbook Layout

As this was such a big event I decided to dedicate three pages to it instead of the usual two.  I printed my photos at home onto matte paper and they don’t seem as nice.  Maybe I need to try a new brand.

  I used the decor from the party for accents in the layouts.  I also tried to tone down the colour a bit with a little black scattered throughout.  I even took my new chicken wire stamp and applied it to the background in some areas and did a little doodling.

Boy, lots of pics today.  Have a great week!!!!

Scrappy Sunday

First off, the winner of the Websters Pages goodie bag is Tracey – “How about cutting your lovely paper into strips and place along the two pages”.  I will be sending that off to you tomorrow!!!

This week I decided to start getting caught up on Milah’s school pictures.  Here is what I came up with.

Now the pages separately so you can see them a little more close up.

I felt the background paper was a little too plain so I used a mask and took a sponge to my navy ink pad and applied it over the mask.  Then I removed the mask and voila!  Just a subtle detail that makes a huge difference.

Aren’t those antique brads to die for???  I got them from Stampin UP!

Scrappy Sunday and Giveaway!!

Hi there, I trust you all had a fabulous weekend.  I, unfortunately, am back to work tomorrow after being off for over a year on maternity leave.  I might not go to bed so I do not have to wake up in the morning to leave my wonderful home and baby girl :(

On to more positive and happy thoughts, the cottage.  Some of you may recognize some of the photos as I did a blog post about our week away here.  Thought it was about time I scrapbooked (is that even a word?) it.

I had this gorgeous nautical themed page that looked like a postage stamp (which is from Webster’s Pages) but I only had one and wanted to do a two page layout.  I really wanted to incorporate it so, I cut it into two pieces.  A third I put on the far left side and the rest on the right page.  YEY!  I love the way it brings out the yellow flowers in the picture of me holding Amelia.

Most of the accessories are from Webster’s except for the ribbon which is from Stampin Up! and the title which was done with my Cricut (man I love that machine).

Now for the giveaway part…all you have to do is leave a comment on how you incorporate a single page into a double page spread and I shall pick one at random and send you a little goodie bag of Webster’s Pages stuff.  They seem to be my favourite lately so I thought I would share them with you.  Don’t you just love free stuff???

Scrappy Sunday

It’s Scrappy Sunday time again!

This week I have continued on with Ava’s book and have done a layout of the two proud grandma’s holding their new granddaughter for the first time.  I tried to keep it fairly simple, but added a bit of bling with the glass and rhinestone baubles.

a close-up of the accessories…

A girl has got to have some bling.  The second one is of her first Christmas – she was so tiny…

and a close-up of the gorgeous flower…

Almost this entire layout was done with Webster’s Pages products.  Their products lend themselves well to little girl pages.  SOOO cute!!  As this scrapbook is only 8X8 I have been able to do a couple layouts at a time.  Not sure if I will be able to keep that up for the 12X12 ones.  Hopefully though, at this rate I shall be caught up in no time, haha.

Hopefully this inspires you to get cracking!  Have a great Monday tomorrow!

Introducing Scrappy Sundays!!

Welcome to my first Scrappy Sundays project!

So, I have three daughters for whom I am trying to document their lives through scrapbooks, just so they know how much they are loved and appreciated. However, I have been falling behind with this. So in order to keep myself on task, I am going to institute Scrappy Sundays which will force me to get at least one layout done a week that I will then post here on my blog.  This will hold me accountable and hopefully inspire you as well.  These are my firsts…

Scrappy Sundays - Childrens Layout

Scrappy Sundays - Childrens Layout

Scrappy Sundays - Childrens Layout

 

I have actually done a couple but they are 8X8 size pages.  It is a baby scrapbook I am doing for my step-daughter.  Unfortunately I did not know her as a baby.  I am hoping through her book I will get to see her personality developing and all the things I missed. 

Ultrasound Layout

 

I started Amelia’s first scrapbook.  Here is the first layout. It is the ultrasound where we found out she was a girl. I thought it was appropriate to make it pink and girly but with a touch of black to tone it down a little and to balance out the black in the picture.