The sweetness of this baby collection by Carta Bella Paper has me itching to pull out photos of my children when they were younger and get the photos scrapped that I have been neglecting for FAR too long.
When my kids were younger I would take a photo of them each month next to a favorite stuffed animal so that we could compare how they grew and changed each month. These photos of my daughter are from when she was three months old. (Awww, my cutie-Cam, with her sweet cheeks!)
I stitched together a few of the banner stickers
to adorn the corner of the design. I added the circular “Cute as a Button” sticker
on top of the striped pennant with a foam square for a bit more dimension. The stitching around the edges of the paper remind me of all the homemade quilts, burp pads, and gifts that always come along with having a sweet new baby in the house.
Across the page, I added the rocking horse trimmed from the 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper
along with a few stickers and the hearts from the new Enamel Shapes stickers
. Underneath you can see a few patterned paper strips layered up over the top of a strip of vellum paper embossed with the Petite Bows Embossing Folder
. Those sweet little bows are so perfect for a project about a sweet baby girl!
This page has so much fun texture! From the stitching, to the mini paper fans, to the popped up elements, shiny enamel shapes, and the embossed vellum … it was a lot of fun to put together!
Manual Die Cut Machine
Sewing Machine & White Thread
Edge Distressing Tool
I bought so many cute winter collections this year, but haven’t had the time to use them! Before it gets too warm outside and I am no longer in the mood to scrap my winter photos I’m going to work on getting some of them done.
Here’s one from a winter drive we took as a family last year using the Winter Wonderland collection by Simple Stories.
BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
One of my favorite places in Utah is the Heber/Midway valley. I can’t tell you how many times we have driven by this covered bridge … I have ALWAYS wanted to stop and take a stroll across it, but we were always on our way to something and didn’t have the time. On this day, we finally did it! And you can bet I took a photo! Ha!
I pulled this embossed woodgrain paper from my stash to use as the base of my layout. It’s a paper called Front Desk from the Pebbles Fresh Goods collection from several years ago. It is pink on the other side, but I always thought this cream would make the prettiest background! It works awesome here as it reminds me of the texture of the wood the covered bridge is made of.
I cut out the word “COLD” from the 4×12 and 6×12 Elements paper and then used the letter stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet to spell out my title. The snowshoes were just too cute to resist using on this page (even though I haven’t gone snowshoeing in YEARS! Hmmm … I remember having fun doing that … I definitely need to do that again sometime soon).
- Cardstock: Kraft
- Cream Woodgrain Background Paper (Front Desk from Pebbles Inc. Fresh Goods collection)
- Light Brown Distressing Ink
- Studio Calico Clay Spray Mist
- Foam Squares/Glue Dots/Adhesive
- Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling
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For the background, I punched several hexagon shapes from red and gray papers from the mat stacks. I then added a red flower buttons
I brought the black color to the right side of the page by accenting her photo with a few of the stars from the Magic Ears Epoxy Icons set
. I adhered the open star on the red Simple Stripes mat stack paper, and then cut around the sticker with scissors. The stars are accented by a sprinkling of white Petite Posies
I cut the title for the page out of black cardstock using an electronic die cutting machine and then accented it with more epoxy stars and petite posies.
Pretty Presents – 6×6 Mat Stack
Flirty Florals – 6×6 Mat Stack
Simple Stripes – 6×6 Mat Stack
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It’s been awhile since I have used my sewing machine on a layout, but I couldn’t help but add lots of zig zag stitching in between the patterns of the large heart of the Follow Your Heart paper
from Echo Park Paper’s Just Be You Collection
. I loved it so much I used it as the main design element on this page about my daughter.
Stitching is a great way to add lots of dimension to your page without a lot of work … and the printed patterns on this heart take all the work out piecing together a heart yourself!
I used all three sheets of the Just Be You Solids Paper Pack
on this page, too. It’s important to intersperse solid papers around your page when you are using a lot of different patterns on a project like I have done here. It will give your eye a place to rest as it takes in each element on your layout.
I could have used the lines on the background paper as a guide to write my journaling, but this time, I opted to use typed journaling strips for a cleaner look. Journaling strips are another great way to keep your design cohesive when using lots of pattern on a page.
The result is a cheerful page documenting the sparkling personality of my daughter!
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine & White Thread
Foam Squares & Adhesives
Trimmer & Scissors
Computer & Printer for Journaling Strips