First off, THANK YOU for stopping by today. I have been planning The Best in Baby Scrapbooking for about two months and I am so excited that the week has finally arrived and that you are here.
To those of you that are new, let me quickly introduce myself. My name is Jessica Turner. I am married to Matthew and we have a 5-month old named Elias. He rocks our world. I work full time at a fabulous marketing/pr firm in Nashville called Lovell Communications. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my sweet family and scrapbooking. My scrapbooking addiction has evolved since adding the title Mommy to my name. I now scrap simpler, but am more committed than ever to leaving a legacy for my son and his family through my scrapbooks. This week I hope to introduce you to some fabulous products that are enabling me to do this. (Disclaimer – none of these companies have paid me to feature them this week!)
A big part of baby’s first year is tracking his growth milestones. When I saw Elle’s Studios darling baby’s first year monthly tags, I knew they would make the perfect mini album. Elle’s tags are made of high-quality acid free cover-weight paper and have a contemporary design. They would also work well in a baby album, or regular scrapbook pages.
I covered all the pages using Die Cuts With a View’s Nana’s Nursery line. I LOVE the Nana’s Nursery line. Generally I am not a fan of tablet-style scrapbook paper. Usually the designs are a bit cheesy and predictable to me and I end up not using more than half of the tablet. This is definitely NOT the case with the Nana’s Nursery line. I used just about every sheet of it and could easily use another tablet. The papers are SO darling. DCWV offers both a boy and a girl line.
Here is how I combined these products into a simple album that showcases Elias’s growth every month. (You can click on the pictures to make them bigger). I need to write something in the chipboard on this first page, but am not sure what I am going to write yet… maybe the dates – July 2008-July 2009. We’ll see. I have time.
The Watch Me Grow album I designed using these featured products is a Rusty Pickle 4×12 tag album. In addition to using the tags and paper as unifying elements, you will notice that there is ric rack on every cover page for the month and a chipboard embellishment on the back of the page. It doesn’t take much to tie an album together, but little unifiers make a big difference.
Elle’s Studio and Die Cuts With a View have generously provided giveaways for today! I have a boy and a girl set (tags and Nana’s Nursery paper). Check ’em out.
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Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more great baby scrapbooking products and another giveaway.