(note to home party people: i don't do them well. and it is really tough for me to leave a home party and NOT buy anything. out of guilt. so now i rarely attend. back in the days when i still had a job....i was invited to a SU home party of a teacher i used to sub for frequently. it was so fun. so relaxing. and she made us supper. a yummy supper. it was one of the first parties i left not buying anything. and i still felt guilty! yes i have a problem. i got thinking about the good price of the chalk, considering i had a nice supper and fun time. so i ordered it the next day. and i did not feel guilty anymore. AND those chalks have been used A LOT. and they will be around long enough for my kids to used them, i'm sure. although it was a good experience....still not crazy about home parties! and this life changing, earth shattering confession you just wanted to know. lol.)
and now to Kiara.
i just finished it. her album has taken longer to complete than Aidan's. i'm still happy with that. managed to meet my original scrapbooking goal before they each turned two!
this one is also simple. no fancy hidden journalling. i've gotten lazy. lol!
i bought the last sheet of birthday paper by Three Bugs In A Rug. (seems to be a trend with a lot of product on this layout.) my first thought was to use white paper. then i changed my mind. found some basic grey pink paper that i thought went well. laid it out with the photos and everything else....and decided i liked white better. sometimes you just never know!
for more photos and journalling i tucked everything into a pocket. the patterned paper was double sided. added some ki memories die-cut sheet for some interest. and some gems! each photo was made on photoshop....kind of a photobooth technique. which i can't wait to try again. ( i got the idea from One Little Word...tutorial here.) two scraps of patterned paper have journalling on the back. each photo has ribbon and tulle stapled to it.
and a final close up of that amazing glitter! they just brought out some flocking too. i will definitely be getting it in a package with lots of colours. good value!
i used liquid glue. spread it over the surface of the letter. and sprinkled the glitter over. complicated! it's hard to see, but i also put some on the edges of the chipboard swirl on the first page.
so basically the baby albums are completed. they are both in a 12x12 album with sheet protectors. i don't doubt that i may see a class for a baby layout. or get a neat idea off the internet. or maybe dream about one myself. if the urge strikes...i can always add more pages to their baby albums. love that. my original goal was to have a page for first holidays. one for each month. and anything interesting along the way. there are some pages i have not shared from the albums. Aidan has a 'baby parts' page, and Kiara does not. Kiara has a layout of a neat photo i took of her, Aidan doesn't. so a few differences. i guess it will psychologically make them feel even more unique and special.....let's go with that!
i am not a baby album expert. but i guess you could say i am a baby album success story?! if there can be such a thing. if you have questions, please leave a comment or e-mail me.
and thanks for taking an interest in my pages. it has been fun to share.