Saturday, September 10, 2011

A big day!... with an equally big post.

My friend is currently becoming an auntie! :) Her SIL was due today, and went into labour some time this afternoon/evening. They are just waiting on the call to say he's here. How exciting for her!!

As for me, I'm still waiting for little boy to make his appearance. But we won't talk about that... at least not directly...

When I was in labour for Hunter, my mom was by my side the whole time. She was responsible for my left leg, and my hubby was responsible for my right leg! They made an incredibly awesome support team. So much so that I knew I needed both of them with me again for this one.

As a "thank you", and a little token of appreciation for making my mother watch such an event, I made her a little brag book for the hospital pictures she's bound to take. While browsing around Dawn's Stamping Studio -one of my favourite places to browse!- I found this tutorial for an adorable mini album. I know it was perfect. Thanks to her amazing ability to make videos, creating it was a breeze!

"Welcome Baby" mini album

I had SO much fun making this... The image to the left is what it looks like when it's open. I added to "different" pages to the front and back.

The middle pages are Whisper White cardstock, and are for all the pictures themselves. There are 6 in total.

The last page (if you can tell from the photo on the left) is a piece of Pool Party cardstock, where I intend to write a quick "thank you for being there" note.
The page at the front says "welcome baby", and is where she can write the date, time, weight and height of Baby Boy when all that is know... She has impeccable handwriting, so I'll let her do that part herself ; ) 

It's a piece of DSP from the "Pocketful of Posies" series, with a Whisper White sheet for writing, and another piece of Pool Party where I stamped "Welcome Baby".

Materials used:
Cardstock :: Pool Party (SU), Whisper White (SU), Navy blue (Recollections)
Stamps :: "Memories" from Define Your Life set (SU), "Welcome Baby" and Diaper Pin from Short & Sweet set (SU)
Ink :: Blue Bayou (SU), Pool Party (SU)
Paper :: "Pcoketful of Posies" DSP (SU)
Tools :: 2-way gluepen (SU), Dimensionals (SU), Decorative Label punch (SU), Scallop Oval Punch (SU)

I have a little something for my husband as well, to give him in the hospital, but that will have to wait until the big day to be revealed. It's not homemade, but I think it's still pretty awesome.

While I was in my crafty corner of the basement, I also put together this card for this week's Less is More challenge! This week, we were challenged with a one-layer card (love doing these!), with the theme of "Seeing double"! Fun. Fun. (I know, I'm so clever). 
(LIM WK32)

No supplies were harmed in the making of these card!
Cardstock :: Crumb Cake (SU)
Stamp :: Have a Seat (SU), "Together" from Define Your Life set (SU)
Ink :: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Embellishments :: Embroidery Floss
Tools ::
Corner rounder (EK)

This card makes me really happy. I was so looking forward to owning this stamp set, and it didn't let me down. Much love goes out to the chairs.

Now, to wait on more news!...



  1. I think your mini album turned out awesome!

  2. Both projects are superb, your LIM card is perfect... great sentiment combined with super images and just the touch of colour with the twine.
    Those chairs are a little like my dining room chairs which I bought in France and had shipped over... I knew I liked your stamp!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Super card, love the simplicity.
    The twine adds a greta splash of colour
    Your baby project is superb too
    Thank you
    "Less is More"

  4. Super projects - love the LIM card

  5. Lovely card, and your mini album is fab, well done. You can view my card here .

  6. Love your LIM card, your mini album is fabulous
    Beryl x

  7. Super Lim card. Love the sentiment. I hope all goes well for you when the big day comes. x

  8. Lovely projects - fab card - great idea.