Monday, November 17, 2014

Sweet Christmas Babies

Two of my husbands cousins (one removed) are expecting in December.  One with twin girls and one with a surprise yet to be known.  The family had a bid baby shower last weekend and I resolved to give the two families scrapbook albums that I have made.  Unfortunately, I was still working on the Baby2Bride album so I had to present it unfinished at the shower.

This big album is finished now and ready to send back to the "mother to be".  I used the Graphic 45 Baby2Bride paper collection, leftovers of the Little Darlings collection, and a Paper Phenomenon My Design Mini tutorial.  Fortunately, both the Baby2Bride and the Little Darlings have similar tonal colors.

I added lots of lace (from Belgium), and Prima and Wild Orchid flowers to the cover - it is for girls after all!  The My Design Mini is a big book with six pages and lots of interactive elements.  Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon is an amazing designer!

There are lots of pictures so sit back with a cuppa and check out this amazing album.  The pages will look somewhat similar as I constructed two basic page designs and then decorated one set with the Baby2Bride and the other set with Little Darlings.

Believe it or not those first 4 pics are for the first page!  I didn't even take pictures of all the flaps open.  I have to say that this paper collection is brilliant!

So that set of 4 pics is for page 2.  You can see that I used Kraft and white paper with plenty of Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and the emphasize the beautiful Martha Stewart punch on the paper edges.

Ok, that set was page 3 and you can start to see the repeat in design.

And that set was page 4.  I think you get the idea so I will spare you the rest of the pictures.

I always add plenty of tags for added pictures and journaling.  I counted 66 places for photos just on the first page with all its flaps and tags!

Well, I am off to get this in the mail to the family.  Have a happy scrapin day!



coldwaters2 said...

Magnificent creation Nancy, I am afraid I have no words left to describe just how I feel when I see one of your albums I am just totally blown away by the content and the beauty of these awesome projects, it is out of this word amazing
lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your albums are amazing Nancy, and this is no exception. I love the beautiful papers that you've used and the colours.

Sue xx

Sue said...

WOW! Totally stunning Nancy. The design is wonderful and the papers are gorgeous.
Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift that is sure to be treasured forever.
Sue xx

akkina van steen said...

Beautiful album

brenda said...

Yet another lovely piece of artwork Nancy.

Apologies for lack of visits, been a bit under the weather.

B x

craftieodmae said...

Nancy this is absolutley gorgeous!!!! You did an amazing job!