So… school is almost out. One more day. Kids get out at noon. That cannot come soon enough.
Anyway, I was recently asked to create 2 scrapbook albums (nearly identical) as gifts for a friend’s daughter-in-law and her mother. The books covered the grandchild’s first birthday. Little girl, so we got to do it up right. Very different creating things for a girl than a boy… I gotta say… a little more fun. There’s lots more ‘stuff’ to use and you can make it as foo-foo as you want. And, yes. It is a technical term.
The theme of the birthday party was cherry blossoms, so I tried to replicate that is best as possible. I had my friend group the pictures by subject/people and name everyone in them so I could create the pages in some form of order. The biggest difficulty I had was trying to write about all these people—people I have not met. But, I think we figured something out that would work. This is the result:
This is the cover page. I used Circle Circus to create a custom background “DSP” on whisper white for every page. And, every color of PINK ink Stampin’ UP has. I used melon mambo to back the pages. The pictures are matted, again, in every color pink we have…. Then, cut out TONS of flowers with the big shot and embossed, rhinestoned, dazzling detailed, buttoned and ribboned everything that I could….(gotta love girlie…)
Here are a couple of the inside sspreads:
This was a fun project… Everything came together very well. I was very happy with the results. And, so was my friend and her family. They were gifts for mother’s day….
So, a co-worker asked me if I had any baby cards to welcome a baby girl…for another co-worker who just welcomed her new daughter… I didn’t have anything on hand, so this is what I came up with…
You might be wondering what the title of this post has to do with this card. Glad you asked:
Something Old: The stamp set. Sorry. It’s called A Slice of Life. Was a hostess set last year. we have tons of current baby stuff (of which I do not own, yet..) that could easily be substituted. Or any image for that matter. Doesn’t have to be baby.
Something New: I used the new diagonal plate on the Simply Scored to make the AWESOME envelope….
Something Borrowed: The DSP. The Blushing Bride color (and in this case it is the dsp the envelope and the strip on the card). It is LIVING ON BORROWED TIME. This color will be retired at the end of May. So, if you want it you better get your hands on it!!
Something Blue: It’s a baby GIRL card… sorry no blue…
Anyway, speaking of retiring… My friend, Bronwyn, keeps wanting me to do BLOG candy. Well, not sure exactly how to do that, but this is my idea: The retiring list will be posted on SU on April 15. So, I propose a little contest…. Submit to me (by posting a comment to this post) 3 names of stamp sets you think will be retiring. For every correct guess you have, your name will go into a drawing. I will pull a name from all the ‘correctly identified’ entries and the winner will get a special prize. Make sure you have have posted your comments by 5pm (HST) and I will choose and notify a winner by SUNDAY…