Throughout most of my pregnancy, I did little scrapbooking. It made me sad, but it was the season I was in. I had no energy, was busy at work and just couldn’t make the time for it. Now, despite just having a baby, I am totally in a crafting mood. I am wanting to craft incessantly – which leaves things like laundry and the dishes to be left for later.
Here is the first layout I did of Elias. I love this photo of him because he is so alert and just plain sweet. The paper is K & Company (you can get it at JoAnns) and the letters are thickers – my most favorite letters to use.
I also am working on some baby projects for Xyron’s website. My favorite is a shadow box featuring little mementos from Elias’s first days – like his Vanderbilt onesie and hospital bracelet. I will be sure to post a picture of the finished project. I also made some fun magnets using more of the K & Company paper. I am amazed at how easy it is to make magnets with the Xyron. I have turned pictures into magnets for the grandparents and can see making fun magnetic flash cards when Elias is older.
This week Hobby Lobby has 50% off all their scrapbook albums, so I am going to go get a few so I can get all my layouts that have been sitting in a box next to my desk in albums. I also need to start an Elias album. That will surely fill quickly. I use American Crafts D-Ring albums exclusively. I love how I can move layouts around easily and that they come in a variety of colors.
Angie and I used to have monthly crafting get togethers, but when we both got pregnant, these ceased. This week we are reinstating the tradition. I designed this fun album using mostly Scenic Route paper and a variety of stamps. I got most of the product from the SIS TV basement sale– great deals are available right now! Everyone will have the same papers, but will be able to do whatever theme they want – since Hello Elias is a pretty specific theme. I love how mine turned out. It is all pictures of the family that has come to Nashville to meet Elias.
If you craft, what have you been working on lately?