Monday, June 25, 2012

Onesie Album ... DONE! :) Lots of Pictures

You read it right ... I am finally done! Yippee :)  Since these are pages I am adding to an album ... they are not themed so much towards things like diapers and bottles, but rather seasons and holidays.  You can see the original album Here.  Click on pictures to enlarge. 
This is the back cover of the original album.  I kept it very simple and simply added a couple of photo mats and a cute butterfly from the Cricut New Arrival cartridge.

Here is the first page of the new pages.  Since the paper stack used on the original album cover is no  longer available I used a soft pink that coordinates with the flowers in the original album cover.  Then I made matching photo mats and a matching butterfly to tie the pages together.

Easter themed pages for her first Easter.  Again, pretty simple pages with a few little extras such as sewing around the photo mats and cute little faces on the bunny and chicks.  Bunny, basket and eggs are from DoodleCharms and stack of chicks is from Stretch Your Imagination.    

Love how the little bunny is peeking out from behind the photo mat.

Glossy Accents used to give shine to the eyes, cheeks and wings.

Here is that adorable cardstock I previously posted from Bella Blvd.  It is so Cute and made the perfect background for a couple of fun summertime pages.
There simply was no room for any photo mats on the first page ... so this page is all about the die cuts and the 2nd page is for the photos.  The Adorable sun that I love so much and have used on many of my projects is from Doodlecharms.  The title is from Base Camp and the branch is from a Cricut cartridge, but I can't remember which one.  Anyone else know?  I am thinking possibly a Lite cartridge, but darn ... I can't remember.  The monkey and elephant are hand cut out of the Bella Blvd. cardstock and lightly inked along the edges.

Photo mats with machine stitching.  That simple little bit of stitching adds so much.  Worth the extra time it takes ... I think. 

Fall & Halloween ... I just love the color combination used for these pages.  That pop of plum pink mixed with traditional fall colors is perfect.  Cardstock is from a DCWV fall stack.

My niece was dressed up as a little piece of candy corn so it was only appropriate that I included a cute little candy corn character. Face is a Peachy Keen stamp.  Pink chalk was used to give it little rosy cheeks.  Candy corn from a Cricut cartridge, but it's not a main image.  It's in with a group of candy so you have to cut it really big or use the real dial size key.  Now ... which Cricut cartridge you ask?  I'm not sure, lol.  I am sorry it took me so long to get these pages done.  I should have written down the details as I was going along and I didn't.  I will try and get the name of the cartridge and update this post.  I want to say possibly the Paper Dolls cartridge as that is the cartridge I used for the not so scary ghost and  trick or treat bag.

Title and scarecrow are from Simply Charmed.  Fence is from My Community and pumpkin and leaves are from Everyday Paper Dolls.

Swiss Dots embossing folder and a little machine and faux stitching along with a jute bow complete the candy corn.

Another cute face using Peachy Keen face stamps.  Lots of ink on the leaves for that autumn look.

For the Christmas pages I wanted to keep with the color them of the album so I used pinks and reds rather than the traditional red and green.  I decided those colors called for a whimsical Christmas tree with lots of sparkle.

Simple page with photo mats and a chipboard monogram letter for her first name.  It was a glittery letter so all I did was add a few little gems to bling it up.

Tree is from Winter Frolic.  Bows on presents are premade felt stickers and I so wish I would have bought more of them.  I found them at Big Lots some time ago.  Stickles was used to give tree it's sparkle.  Machine stitching would have been nice on the photo mats, but I was getting tired. ;)

Finally the Grand Finally!! ;)  Her first birthday!  In doing her birthday pages I did the best I could to recreate and capture her birthday party on paper.  I wish I had a picture for you to see, but I don't so I will try to explain it with each picture.   

First ... she had a cupcake themed party done in pink & brown.  We made cupcake party invites that you can see Here.  The saying inside the invite said something about our little cupcake is turning one ... thus the tag and saying above.  Burlap was used in her party decor thus the burlap photo mats.

This page is a recreation of her party table.  There was a cute little white wooden fence as the backdrop.  It had an adorable burlap banner with cupcakes hanging from it.   In recreating this I found that to get the fence tall enough so it was taller than the cake it looked out of proportion.  To remedy this I added a cute little pocket out of pink polka dot paper and a brown scallop border to the bottom of the fence.  The little banner is out of burlap and I used Liquid Applique and glitter for the cupcake "frosting" and a little glass heart on the top of each cupcake.

Now, her birthday cake was ... well ... it was Fabulous!! :)  It was two tiers with a third layer that was a giant cupcake.  Oh did that have the ideas going in my head. ;)  This was the funnest little cake to make.  The cupcake is from My Kitchen and the two tier cake is from Simply Charmed ... I think.  I did tilt the cupcake on purpose ... one to give a little whimsy and two ... I thought that's how it was on her cake, but I think I must have been dizzy when I was looking at it as her mom say's no, I think it was straight, lol.

I couldn't stop with the cake table as she had this Adorable fluffy party hat and these cute balloons tied to her highchair so I had to add a couple more birthday pages to complete it.

Party hat is from the Celebrations cartridge and cut nice and big.  I think around 5"?  It is embellished with machine stitching and yarn fibers.  I just love how it turned out.  

The child in the high chair is from A Child's Year.  I embellished the little hat to look like her party hat... fluffy.  I didn't have a tiny brown button or I would have used it in the pompom of the hat.  I improvised with a light yellow button which doesn't stand out as much.

Added a few presents around the highchair to complete the page.

Balloons on the back of the highchair and another photo mat accented with burlap.

Finally the back of the album.  I can't say I'm thrilled with the back of the album and I so wish I could have found the original paper to match the front of the album.  I decided to be brave and try the DCWV fabric stack for the album back.  I made it work, but probably wouldn't do it again. It just doesn't cut nice and clean on the Cricut like cardstock.  However, a little lace or ribbon and no one will be the wiser. ;)

One thing to keep in mind ... the kind of embellishments you add to your album ... as it can get pretty thick and bulky.  There is nothing wrong with that unless you are going for the look of a nice flat little onesie album.

That was a lot of photos!!  I hope you have been inspired.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Baby Onesie Album - Sneak Peek

I promise I am ALMOST done with the onesie album pages I've been working on ... well, for months. ;)  I am working on the last two pages ... then I have to tie the original album (see it HERE ) and the additional pages together to make one album.  After that I do not even want to see a onesie album for a very long time, LOL!  For now I thought I would post a couple sneak peeks.  By this time next weekend I hope to have it done and will post lots of pictures.
Fall & Halloween pages ... for her first Halloween she was a little candy corn so I just had to incorporate that into the fall pages, somehow.  I was going to give the candy corn a trick or treat bag and add little  hands, but decided it looked better without. ;)

Isn't this the cutest paper, ever!  I found it at my LSS and it is by Bella Blvd.  When I saw it I knew I had to get it for the album.  It was so fun to work with and I really like how the pages turned out. I can't wait to post them.  How about a hint for now ... the pages are summer themed. :)  Keep your fingers crossed and I will try to get it done this week.