Happy Monday! Just wanted to share a few scrapbook pages I recently finished. Hopefully I'll have time to post more next Monday.
Me & My Dog
The first is a page about my daughter's obsession with dogs. Every time she sees one or hears one, she says "ruff ruff". We're still trying to get her to say "dog", but that's taking a bit more time. ;) She especially loves her own dog, Dexter, and is always asking where he is when she doesn't see him. Every night she has to say goodnight to him. They're very sweet together.
The second are some older photos from last Thanksgiving. I used some specialty transparency paper with gold text, and placed it over some red striped paper to make it stand out. This was stitched to a piece of kraft paper with gold foil polka dots. I stitched some transparency paper onto the upper photo to carry it through the layout.
I used some brown woodgrain paper on the far right side, as well as a photo backdrop for the large photo in the center. I added some gold glitter and foil frames and alphabet, as well as some wood veneer diamonds and hearts.
Lastly, is a page I completed awhile ago but forgot to post. It's an electric design, with bits and embellishments added here and there. This typically isn't my style, but I tried to unify the design with common colors and a shabby chic theme.
For the text on the tag, I typed out the text in photoshop, made sure the overall size would fit on the tag, then first printed on white card stock. I then placed the tag over the printed text to make sure it would fit, aligned the tag where I wanted it, then used wash tape on two edges to hold it onto the card stock. Then I placed the card stock back in the printer, and re-printed the text. Once dry, carefully remove the tape to ensure no ripping, and voila, you have printed text on your tag.
The wood frame around the photo is actually made of fabric, made by Maggie Holmes. It adds some linen-type texture to the page which I love.
Hope these help provide some inspiration for your next layout! Until next time...
Good morning all! Hope you're having a wonderful start to the weekend! I wanted to share some new invitations available in my shop. They feature birds, birdcages, and flowers, all in gorgeous pastel colors.
These designs are a variation to a previous design shown below. You can find this version of the invitation in my Etsy shop here. You can also see the previous blog post for this invitation here.
A client requested the colors be altered to match a photo of some amazing pastel-colored french macaroons. This wasn't the exact photo, but thought I'd show an example of where the color inspiration originated.
Here are the designs I came up with. The first is the original request. The others are variations with pastel colors, including pink, blue, teal, free, lavender, and one with peach and mint.
I love the softness of the pastel colors. These are available for a baby shower, bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any other event you'd like. The text can be altered for an engagement party, anniversary party, rehearsal dinner, etc.
You can find these pastel bird and birdcage invitations in my Etsy shop here.
If you're planning a shower, see the coordinating items below from other Etsy shops. Hopefully they provide some inspiration for your event.
And to make your party favors that much cuter....place one of the hanging birds or bird soaps in one of these little birdhouses. So cute! It looks like they would both fit! You could even have a variety of both and let guests choose. I can just picture the little birds peaking out the window in the box. :)
For the baby girl, I am completely in love with this little bird onesie, and the matching headband. Look at the little nest on the headband!! So cute!
I'll leave you today with the image of that cute little headband and onesie! Hope this provided some inspiration for your bird-theme baby or bridal shower, or even bridesmaids luncheon. The pastel colors work well for both boys and girls. Again, you can find the invitations in my Etsy shop here. If you're interested in a variation of the design just let me know and I'm happy to help!
Hello there! It's been quite awhile since I've had a chance to post some new invitations, or anything for that matter! Things have been a bit rough here the past few months. I'm pregnant again...surprise! And unfortunately it exacerbated a chronic GI disease I wasn't aware I had, so I was sick the past few months. Luckily with medication things are improving, so....I'm back!!
I thought I'd do a quick post about a variation to an older design that I just posted in my shop. It is for the male in your life, whether for a birthday party, bachelor party, or a Diapers & Beers party for a daddy-to-be. It features white beer mugs overflowing with foam and bubbles, on a black chalkboard background. It has a typography look to the text as well. The leaves are reminiscent of hops.
You can find each of these designs in my Etsy shop here.
I love the chalkboard look, and it is all the rage right now. These beer mugs were the perfect addition, as I can imagine something similar drawn on a chalkboard outside of a local pub.
This invitation design is a variation from one of my older designs below. I originally created the beer glasses invitation for my husband's surprise 30th birthday. You can find the previous blog post regarding this invitation here. You can find the invitation here.
I had a request from a client to design something similar with beer mugs clinking together for the opening of a biergarten. This is what I came up with, and I love it so much that I've since added it to my shop. Remember, if you see something you like in my shop but want something tweaked, or have an idea for something completely different, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
If you're throwing a chalkboard beer-themed birthday party, bachelor party, or Diapers and Beers party, see the below coordinating items from other shops that would be perfect gifts for the guest of honor.
And with Father's Day just around the corner, these would also make great gifts for the beer enthusiast or home brewer in your life!
For carrying a case of beer to friend's, even home brew, this wooden six-pack caddy is perfect. It comes with the bottle opener and the chalkboard label on the side to label the type of beer. I bought a few of these for my husband a few years ago - they're great.
Last but not least, looking for something small to send the party-goers home with? How about these chalkboard beer buttons - you could even add magnets to the back.
Hope that gives you some inspiration for your man's next event. It's always difficult to decorate for a 'man party', but how can you go wrong with beer and chalkboard? Don't forget to check out the invitations in my shop, and let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Happy Monday everyone, and happy President's day! Hopefully you're all staying warm. :)
I have several pregnancy/maternity scrapbook pages to show you today that I'm really excited about. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for your maternity photos. I also used some original ultrasound photos - after scanning them of course, in order to make reprints.
Without any further ado...
I love how this one turned out. I knew I wanted to use the bird paper, and the rest fell into place. I added some journaling for Adelaide to read later in life, on the tag in the vellum envelope. For the ultrasound photos, I learned quickly that the glossy paper is very thin and flimsy. Even with adhesive all around the edges, the edges still curled up. I wanted a sleeker look, so I decided to sew around the edges, onto a piece of patterned paper behind. For the ultrasound photo to the right, the top portion was cut off a bit from where they made the cut at the doctor, so I simply trimmed the text down to make it a perfect square.
I wanted to include Addie's growth through the weeks on a page, so I used three different ultrasound photos that best represented her growth. From a little peanut, to a kicking baby in my tummy. :)
I tried to keep this one simple. Again, I used the sewing machine to sew around the edges of the ultrasound photos.
Our Journey Thus Far
This is a sentimental page for me. I typically don't add much journaling, but I wanted to write a note to our baby about what we had experienced together, even before she was born. She was with me when I travelled, my constant companion. She was with me when I took professional classes, and was the youngest member to graduate from one - even received their very own certificate of completion for "Baby McLeod". I wanted to document these moments, and the feeling that I was never alone. Our little one was always with me...my little sidekick.
This is actually one of the pre-made scrapbook pages I previously featured in my shop. I loved the page and the sentiment so much, I decided to use it for our maternity photos. The anticipation of waiting for our little one to arrive was almost unbearable.
Again, I hope this provides some inspiration for your pregnancy photos, and ultrasound photos of your little one.