Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Mini-Scrapbook

This mini-scrapbook was a gift for my DH’s first Father’s Day. I used 4x4 chipboard coasters as the backing for the pages and adhered my cardstock to the front and back of each one. I decided to use Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Basic Grey as my main colors so it wouldn’t be too overly girly, and then I was also able to incorporate some elements from the 2 Sweet Simply Scrappin’ kit.

The stamps are from various Verve Visual sets. I got Verve’s original Father Figure set several weeks ago to make the book, but then I had to have the others when I saw the new ones they recently released. Of course I really liked some of the stamps from each set, so I ended up with them all! And I know I’ll use them over and over for her other scrapbooks as well.

Since I was working with such a small space, I used limited embellishments on each page. I think they are all pretty self-explanatory so I won’t go into a lot of detail. The pictures are from her arrival in the hospital, some time at home with dad, and DH's recent master's graduation.

This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of them. I don't know if you can see it well in the picture or not, but she is holding his finger. I think she was just a little over a week or so old. The quote says "To her the name of father is another name for love." When I saw that quote, I knew I had to have that set!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Father Figure, Dad’s Day, World’s Best, Protector (all Verve Visual), So Many Sayings (SU!)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Basic Grey, Whisper White
DSP: 2 Sweet Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Basic Grey
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Large Star Punch, Star Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” & 1 ½” Circle Punches, Nestabilities, Chipboard

I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating Father's Day yesterday. We had a Father's Day "fiesta" at our house with DH's side of the family. We are taking our first road trip with our little one this week to see my parents and grandparents and will celebrate with them later in the week. My parents have been up to visit our little one twice, but it will be her first time meeting her great grandparents.

In case you're wondering about the scribbles on the last page - that's our little one's "signature".

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

4th Anniversary

Just a quick post with the anniversary card I made for DH. Today was our 4th anniversary. I didn’t have much time during one of my little one’s naps, so I’m glad my idea for the card came together as quickly as it did. I’ve had to buy some cards recently (I know – the horror of actually stopping in the card aisle at the store instead of just passing through), and I was glad to finally be able to make one.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Anniversary Birds (Verve Visual), Define Your Life, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, River Rock
Ink: Riding Hood Red, River Rock
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Linen Thread, Basic Grey Button

Our little one turned two months old today, so I’ve included a picture of her from today also. I can't believe it's been 2 months already! She is growing so fast!