Today I am taking part in a blog hop which includes the top ten winners from Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.
I'd like to say a big thank you, I wouldn't be featuring in this blog hop today without all of the amazing blog readers of all of the demonstrators who showcased their work in Kylie's International Blog Highlights and who took the time to cast a vote.
1) I have used some retired product for my project. The Sahara Sand Lace Trim (my most favourite ribbon ever) and Crumb Cake Stitched Stain Ribbon - this was purely for the colour coordination and the look I was trying to achieve.
2) I took these photos just over a month ago and I stupidly didn't check them on my laptop until it was too late to retake them. Unfortunately the colours I have used look really washed out and don't do it justice so I have adjusted them to the best I can. I hope you can forgive me!
I work full time as a Finance Manager and I have the best team of staff. I love to make things for them, when the occasion arises. One of my team had a baby boy last year and I made her a similar book (I will blog about it soon). When my team member Andrew announced his partner Lauren was expecting, I knew that I had an excuse to make another.
I have great fun designing these albums and I always feel quite sad parting with them when the time comes. Both versions I have made are completely unique and for this version I chose to use muted tones of beige to match the gifts we had bought for them and their baby boy Bailey.
The colours I have used are Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand.
I used various framelits and thinlit dies to decorate the album, I used the Hello You Thinlit dies for the die cut the Hello sentiment on the front cover. I used the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies, Layering Circle Framelit Dies and Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies throughout the album for all of the ovals and circles. I just love the look the stitching effect gives, just the right amount of interest and detail so your eye is still drawn to the stamped image. I also used the Up & Away Thinlit Dies for the hot air balloon, the Baby's First Framelits Dies for the baby grows and the Large Letters Framelit Dies for the centre where I spelled out Bailey's name. I was in die cutting heaven!
With this in mind, the idea to make a keepsake album came about. Instead of leaving spaces for photos, I included pockets where I could put note cards we wrote our congratulations messages on. Each card is double sided and can easily be taken out to read both sides. They can't fall out easily either, so no worrying they will be lost.
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