Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Avery's First Year Mini Album

I wanted to make a first year mini album to showcase each month of my sons first year and then display it at his first birthday party for friends and family to see.  Unfortunately (or fortunately..considering there were some pretty rowdy kids there and it probably would have gotten ruined had I had it out on display) I didn't get it finished in time.  Anyway, I finally got it finished...and am planning to make copies of it for a few family members. But here it is. 

I fuzzed out the information on the first page for safety purposes. In this day and age you cant be too careful about what you put on the world wide web. Here is the page for his birth.
I had enough room to do a page for each month, holidays and a few random pages.  This is a random page.  It is of my son at a few weeks old.  Doesn't he look so cute in his little frog hat?
Here is Avery at one month.  He's holding up his finger saying "Buckeyes are #1"
Two months old.
Three months old.
A close up of the bear image.
And a close up of Avery with the bear.
Avery's first 4th of July.
Four months.  Doesn't he look so sweet?
The banner the bee is holding originally said something like "busy as a bee"  but that didn't work for my page.  So, I paper pieced a new banner over top of it.
Five months.
Six months.
A close up of my cool dude.
Avery's first Halloween.
He makes such an adorable dragon!
And a close up of the dragon image.
Seven months.
Avery's first Thanksgiving.
Eight months.
Avery's first Christmas.

A close up of the mouse and text. 
Avery and Santa sleeping.
Nine months.
I just love this picture!!
Ten months.
Another random.  Old time/western photos we had done on vacation.
Close up.
Eleven months.  You can see this page in progress on a previous woyww post.
Avery's first Easter.
And his first birthday party.
Close up of his cake face.  Does anyone else believe it's bad luck to cut hair before a first birthday?  I think we got his hair cut the very next day.
Well, I hope you enjoyed taking a look through my sons first year mini album.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cutest Gnome

I love the fantasy realm.  And so when I found out about FaerieCon a few years ago I just HAD to go.  And I have been back every year since.  Last year was my sons first year....well second if you count the year we went while he was in my belly.  A lot of the people who go to FaerieCon dress up and so I decided to dress my son up as a gnome. 

Here is a quick 8x8 page I made
And here is a close up of the big gnome and the beginning of the text
and the picture and the middle of the text
and finally the baby gnome and the rest of the text

I would like to enter the following challenges:
{Cupcake Inspirations} - photo inspiration   TOP FIVE
Crafting for all Seasons - Bright Colours
Dilly Beans Designs - Bright Colors
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Fantasy Theme

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Here is a pic of my work space for the WOYWW over at Stamping Ground.  I was able to finish the page I was working on last week.  I have one more page to go until my sons first year mini album is complete.  And then I will start posting pics of the pages in it.  But, in the meantime, I needed to get working on my cards for the card swap at Red Letter Journal.

The theme for this month is Birthday cards.  I am using an adorable cupcake mouse image from Sliekje Digi Stamps.  I just love her images.  They are so cute!  I will be posting the finished cards once I get them done.....sometime between now and the swap on Sunday.