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1.20.2009

Welcome Jaison David









Today, I am celebrating the birth of a new baby and the birth of a new President!

My childhood best friend's sister (also my friend) had a baby boy last month. I'm just now finishing up the final touches of the baby book. Instead of the constricting scrapbook layouts, I designed a smaller book that can easily be toted around with open space for the mom to place whatever on the pages. I waited for Jaison to be born so I could customize it with his name for a special, personal touch.

I'm not going to post instructions because it would take forever, so I'll just describe what I did. The album is a Bo Bunny 6x6 bare naked binder with half canvas fabric and half chipboard. On the chipboard side, I covered it with a soft, striped, cotton fabric. I divided the two fabrics with brown grosgrain ribbon. On the inside of the covers, I painted the chipboard section with blue acrylic paint.

The are nine chipboard pages on the inside (times two for front and back, making a total of 18 pages) that are covered with Basic Grey paper and canvas. Some pages are lightly embellished with stamped dimensionals, buttons, tags, and ribbon. I distressed the pages and added loop trim on some of the edges.

So, how do you like it? It is different from a traditional scrapbook that I normally give new mothers, but I like it much better because it isn't as restrictive with what pictures match each page, such as 'baby's first bath'.

:: My Goodies {Jaison David baby book}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-bitty baby blessings; mixed messages; borders and corners-rectangles; Clearly Wordsworth-baby
Ink: Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip; ColorBox-chestnut roan
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-dark chocolate, vintage cream
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey-two scoops/non-fat yogurt, figgy pudding-glacier
Fabric: Ava Rose by Tanya Whelan Aqua Ticking Stripe; Canvas
Accessories: Bo Bunny-6x6 bare naked binder + refills; dimensionals; Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon; American Crafts-brown foam thickers; twine; tags; Making Memories-alphabet square charms 'antique copper', charmed 'baby', sea foam acrylic paint, sea foam loop trim, binder clip; Chatterbox-brads; Papertrey Ink-Aqua mist ribbon; corner rounder; We R Memory Keepers-family eyelet; Fancy Pants Designs-heart pin
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

3 comments:

Catherine said...

You have made a beautiful scrapbook for the new baby. All the effort you have made will surely be appreciated. Smiles Catherine

Angie Tieman said...

This is awesome! So classy, love it! I have a friend having a baby boy in May, so I may just copy this page for page! hee! hee! TFS!

Wendy said...

This is realy wicked, I bet your friend will love it. And we watched the New President Obama's welcome and we are excited too up here in Calgary. It is so exciting!

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