Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Fun Day - Beautiful, Homemade Happiness Baby Album

Hi Lucky Girls! Thanks for joining us for the first March
Where imitation is the highest form of flattery!

This is your first chance of the month to enter to win the April Lucky Girls kit.*

To participate the FFD challenge, you must create your own project inspired by any of the following from the Friday Fun Day projects posted here on the Lucky Girls blog each week in March:

Overall Design
Color Combination
Title of the Project
Use of Embellies

Be sure to post your project to InLinkz gallery at the end of this post
no later than April 2nd!

Hello fellow Lucky ladies! Sabrina here with you today to share a little inspiration in the form of a mini album I created for my sister - a non-scrapbooker - and her soon-to-be baby boy. I wanted to create something like a brag book that she can carry around with her to show off all those sweet moments of baby's first few weeks but also something that won't require much effort for her to complete. She won't have time with a newborn and because scrapbooking isn't really her thing.

To make the cover I used 2 5x7 pieces cut from the Coordinations cardstock and decorated (everything in this mini came from our March kit, Homemade Happiness) and cut pages from a page protector that has the individual 4x6 pockets to house the inside pages.

The layout is similar on each page - a 4x6 cardstock or patterned paper with a border on the outside of the page. It's pretty simple but when you mix up the papers it adds a lot of extra fun. The first page has a spot for her ultrasound photo (I thought the lantern was appropriate here :)) and on the journaling card she can put her due date.

The next pages are for photos of mom, dad and mom's belly - whatever she wants to include. I glued some of the embellishments to the outside of the plastic so the book will have the layered effect when she inserts a photo in the pocket.

These pages are my favorite from the book! Love this color scheme! Here she can add photos from right after the birth and include height, weight, date, etc on the journaling card.

More photos of baby's first day can go here...

And attached to the back of the bicycle card is a little pocket that can hold baby's hospital bracelet.

Here are a few more pages she can add whatever photos she likes and more journaling cards to jot down notes and thoughts she has about baby.

One final page and a jumbo frame for a photo of the new family :). After I picked out all the pages, embellishments and journaling cards to go with, I bound the book with my often neglected Bind-it-All. Hole punches and rings or ribbon would work just as well.

Just had to use the horse head die-cut somewhere in this book - my sister adores horses! I added an envelope in the back made from the Dotted Swiss cardstock to tuck in extra memorabilia and photos.

On the inside of the back cover, I stapled a length of trim to loop around the brad on the front cover and secure the book closed.

The back uses the same Bo Bunny die cut paper as the front. I may add a little "handmade by" note here as well.

Are you drooling yet? There are still 3 of the March kits left in the store - filled with all the scrummy-ness Sabrina's used in her album. Go get yours today!

PS. If you have a new baby girl coming into your life, there is one more Forever Love kit left in the shop - it is very girl-centric.

Join us this Saturday, March 12 from 10-11 a.m. MST for our first SPECIAL SATURDAY FACEBOOK-ONLY SALE!
SAVE 20-30% on a limited number of bundles filled with scrappy awesomeness - nothing over $15!
But hurry, the first dibs on each bundle is the LUCKY GIRL who gets the deal!

Now - go get crafting! I can't wait to see what you create based on Emily's or Sabrina's Friday Fun Day projects!


  1. Mobile Charm/ Mini Photo Album inspired by Beautiful, Homemade Happiness Baby Album

  2. CUTE! I think this will be my inspiration as a friend is due with her first baby boy any day now!

  3. This is adorable!!! Love all of the vintage embellishments and the colors!!!



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