Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Girl (Preemie) Album


It has been foreeeever since I have posted! I had surgery in August (on my neck) and am now finally on my feet and back to scrapping and card making! Yaaaay! It feels good to be connected once again : )

This is a project I had been working on in preparation for the birth of a baby girl (for someone in my extended family). We were all surprised by her "early bird" entrance into the world on Tuesday the 19th! She weighed in at a whopping 4.4 lbs. Little sweet pea!!!!
I'm almost finished with the book. She was not due until November so I have to now make
a "Baby's First Boo" or "Lil' Pumpkin" page and fit it in somewhere! Lil' Lady would be cute if her mom was going to dress her up as a ladybug! I have a thing for lady bugs!

So here are the pages I have already completed. Hope you enjoy them : )

PS: I have lots of Halloween cards to post after the baby book is done.

Have a great day!

Cover looks a bit bright here in the pic but it's softer in person.
"Little Girls are heaven's flowers." Stamp set from Cloud 9~ Simple thoughts-Girl set

Inside cover(left) I made a pocket out of paper to slip in the card for the parents. This paper is soo soft! It's pink houndstooth by me&my Big Ideas. It's "specialty cardstock" Sooo sweet for baby girls :) I added a strip of eyelet trim and a crocheted rattle to finish it off.
The first page has piece of patterned paper with assorted baby items I just couldn't cover up so I added a cute little saying (or poem) for the parents around the edge and used black ink to tie in the color on the pink satin ruler ribbon.

closer look

The nursery theme is farm animals so I thought it would be cute to announce her
by asking, "Have you 'herd' the news?!!" It came as one long strip so I cut it up and popped it on the cloud as if the butterfly were asking!
The little lamb (once a button) is one of my favorite details. The paper line is by October Afternoon,Farm Fresh and Ducks in a Row. It's so great because they all work so well together.
"Early Bird" how appropriate, right?! Pink stickers by Cosmo Cricket. Rub-on birdy by American Crafts-Dear Lizzy-Perch Accents (mini marks)

I cut the shank off the button and used it like a brad!

Double page view

Prima flowers, waxy flax and pearls to dress up the letters and Miss Duck!

Little Baby title cut from Nursery Rhymes cart (Cricut). Paper is Nana's Nursery -DCWV. Accents are American Crafts / Dear Lizzy

I had to embellish with a little Martha Stewart glitter! She is a girl, after all! ; )

The Stork and Lamb is cut from A Child's year (Cricut). I added glitter to the storks wings and I embossed the lamb with mini hearts cuttlebug folder.

It might be hard to see but I added pink flock to the baby that the stork is carrying! So delicate.

Here is where the whole inspiration started! The bedding from Babies R Us is this to a T! I fell in love and started decorating right away! I used my sewing machine to stitch the grass (meadow) to the background to give it the homespun feel. Gingham and roosters fresh! Organic all the way!

Pop dot all to add dimension. All animals are from Country Life cart (Cricut)

I made their legs brown and cranberry just like on the blanket-this is so super custom! I hope they love it!!!

It's all about dresses and daisies here!

The ribbon is velvety smooth and silky. Super soft like baby skin.

Sweet Pea was cut from New Arrival (Cricut) There is a clear transparency on the right they will lay a picture on top of it and the bottom will show through to say-sweet baby girl.

November Firsts

December Firsts


  1. Wow, this is awesome. What a fabulous & thoughtful gift. Where were you when I had my kids? LOL!!! It's amazing Jenn!

  2. The baby album is beautiful Jenn! You certainly haven't lost a bit of your artistry while you were under the weather - it's just been building up! What a great gift!


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