Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baby Pages!

The newest Dear Lizzy Daydream collection was perfect for scrapping the photos I took on the day of my niece's baby's baptism. Ahhh...it was so nice to hold a little baby again, especially one that isn't keeping me up at night! Hahaha. It's been quite a while, but I've evidently not lost my touch. When the little guy began to fuss, I was able to lull him to sleep. 


Punched banner shapes from several papers from the 6" x 6" paper pad were used to embellish the large hot air balloon (totally inspired by the die-cut on its right). It was a bit labor intensive...but so worth it! 

  

My second page is a little bolder, with freeform scallop borders at the top and bottom.


A bit of penstitching along the paper edges gives definition to most of the elements.


Who would have thought I'd be scrapping baby pages? It was a nice change of pace! And I sure had the perfect paper collection for the task. 

Both of these layouts were featured on the American Crafts blog last week, along with directions for each of the pages. :)

15 comments:

Valerie Andrieux said...

That is so pretty. What a great idea to use banner for the hot balloon !

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are both so beautiful, Madeline! Love how you made the hot air balloon on the first page. So creative!

antenucci said...

Love your pages, both are wonderful. Love the free-style scallops on the second. And that balloon, wow!

Tanya Ham said...

WOWZERS!!! I just LOVE all the layers on the balloon! Sooooo cool! :)

lil gik said...

Both pages are darling, but your hot air balloon is phenomenal! So creative! :)

Nirupama said...

Fantastic pages! Love to see the new baby too, congrats :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great pages!
I love the banner balloon on the first and that is such a great photo of you! :)

S said...

Stunning pages.

Nancy Thomas said...

Madeline - that hot air balloon is simply amazing! Both pages are gorgeous.

Carlie Hamilton said...

WOW they are awesome :) My favourite one is the second one. Thanks for sharing :)

Leslie Webster said...

Great pages, love, love, love your hot air balloon!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

These are both such beautiful layouts!!

Fresh Delight said...

I love how you used you pen on these two layouts :)

Amanda said...

Love these layouts!! The balloon is amazing!

scrapper al said...

The hot air balloon is fantastic! As is the placement of the journaling. Great layouts!