Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby Book - page 29

Playtime with Mommy

Pictures with Mommy ... believe me, it becomes a rarity.

The journaling reads: "Playtime - We loved to just play with Justin. Everyday he could do somethng new and something better. This day (September 7th, 2004), at 6 weeks old, was one of the first days that he started carrying weight on his own legs and bouncing up and down. So cute!"

The patterned and blue paper is from the Basic Grey Oh Baby! Boy PP
The green textured cardstock is Colorbok (Walmart)
All green and white polka dot ribbon and white sheer ribbon are from Walmart - I should really look up that brand...

Baby Book - Page 28

At the Park

Justin and his first trip to the park at just one month old.
My sister watched a two girls pretty much every day that summer and the oldest, Ali, just loved Justin. All my sisters (lovely aunties that they are) came to help out :)

It's funny how things work out ... the afore mentioned sister didn't get in one picture because she, being responsible, was watching her littlest charge. It's also funny how one of my sisters ended up in every picture.

The papers and alphabet stickers are all Miss Elizabeth (from the Dollar Store) Could've fooled you, huh?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Baby Book - page 27

Doctor's Visit

This page is the right hand side to the bath page below, so I did similar colors and some of the same papers.

The journaling reads:
"We loved going to the doctor's office with Justin because we got to see how much he'd grown. Our hearts swell with pride every time we hear that he's growing fast, doing well, and in excellent health. September 2004"

Miss Elizabeth and loose papers from Joanne's. Various ribbons and CTMH square pewter brads. The foot and hand print plaques are from Making Memories.

Baby Book - page 26

Bath Time!
Obviously, these are Justin's first bath pictures :) But, they're from the first few months and it was so much fun to wash the new baby :)

The paper is mixed and matched a few packs. Miss Elizabeth is the name brand I believe.
I used the K&Co ducky stickers, Provo Craft letters inked in yellow and Pressed Petals Scrap Metal letters in antique gold for the title.
The layout was inspired by a sketch from Chris Greiser at sketchmeifyoucan.

My friend Moniqua made the tub piecing and there's hidden journaling behind it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Baby Book - pages 24 and 25

Just Hangin' Out
I love these pictures of Justin with Kevin and I.
I also love this paper from Imagination Project and really wanted to use it. The solids are textured Close to my Heart cardstock - Winter collection.
The title inspiration came from the embellishment that I had (clothesline). I thought it was cute :)

Just for the record, somewhere along the way I got slightly out of order. For instance, the 'Hold me Close' layout would go after this one.
Oh, and be sure to check out the archives for all of the Baby Book posts!

Baby Book - page 23

The journaling reads:
After 14 years as an enlisted soldier in the Army National Guard, Daddy went through Officer Candidate School and graduated as 2nd Lieutenant Kevin S. Hornung on July 31st, 2004.
Justin (only 5 days old) slept through the whole ceremony.

I used an Army paper pack that I bought at Michael's. The medal is actually one of Kevin's many Army Achievement medals.

Baby Book - page 22

The Bassinet
The journaling reads:
This is a very special bassinet. Your great, great Grandma Judy used it for your Grandpa John and he and Grandma Jennie used it for Mommy and now Mommy's using it for YOU!

It really is an heirloom and so it deserved it's own special page.

The layout is similar to one on display at Michael's (craft store) and I really like it, so I bought the K&Co papers and stickers, some red buttons and did it up!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby Book - Pages 20 and 21

Hold Me Close
Don't Ever Let Me Go

Well, after my hubby expressed his desire to look at more pictures on a page, this was my attempt to fit lots on. I took inspiration for the layout from Sketches By Suzy.

I used Basic Grey Color Me Silly papers.
The letter stickers are from Basic Grey and sticker pad that I can't remember the name of ...
I use Maya Road chipboard on the right page and CTMH fiber to attach it.
I guess that's about it ... be proud honey, there's 15 pics!
(Wait for future layouts. I get really good at using a lot of pictures!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Baby Book - pages 18 and 19

I found some really beautiful papers in the individual sheet section at the craft store. I absolutely loved them, so I designed the pages around the paper. Who says boys can't have flowers :)

I covered the chipboard letters in paper and inked the edges (letters from Making Memories and Basic Grey)

The flowers are all miscellaneous from Prima, CTMH, etc. I connected them using Loopy brads and hemp string. The affect was quite nice.

The little silver frame on the left page and the metal word on the right are from Making Memories.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Baby Book - pages 16 and 17

Little Feet - Tiny Hands
My mom took most of these photos. They capture one of the cutest things about new babies - their tiny, little feet and hands and the adorable way that they hold and move them.

I used a layout sketch from Chris Greiser over at
I had just found the website and thought it was awesome (still a source of inspiration).

The paper is from the Basic Grey Sweet Pea Jack collection. It had distressed edges, so I made sure all of the edges were inked and distressed.
The ribbon is from Basic Grey as well. On the left page, I used a tiny safety pin to attach a baby washer.
I stamped the swirls myself with the Autumn Leaves Swirls stamp set and CTMH Chocolate Ink.

Love my hubby's comment ... "Couldn't you put more pictures on the page?"

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Baby Book - pages 14 and 15

Justin had a visit from his aunties and uncle when they got back from a sojourn to IOSF. He was a week old and the new baby was a big deal at the time ...

I did the right side first. I had seen a sketch that I really wanted to try and just did it on the first set of pictures I came across. The left side is a layout from CTMH's Cherish. I just needed something to fit the other pictures I had of the day.

The paper is from Creating Keepsakes (CK) that I got in a pad at Joanne's. It matches my sisters and brothers shirts, but not really my mom's ... but that's ok :)

The buckle and the ribbon is from Basic Grey - I absolutely LOVE the red velvet!

I stamped the texture and pattern for the non-patterned papers. It was a lot of fun!

Just a small note, there are enough posts that the first ones of this album have been bumped. Check out the archives, or the album in the gallery to see all the pages and my other projects :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Baby Book - pages 12 and 13

Sleeping BeautiesI love this layout - for so many reasons :)
When we came home from the hospital, all Justin seemed to do was sleep and he looked so cute sprawled out on Kevin ...

This paper is from the Basic Grey Oh Baby! Boy line (except for the teddy bear)
I used a layout from the CTMH Cherish idea book
There are a few K&Co stickers scattered around.
The ribbon is attached to a MM Square clip

Hope you enjoyed it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Baby Book - page 10 and 11

The Happy New Family :)I found this paper at a scrapbooking store and loved it.
I didn't want to cover it up too much, so I just used one photo (much to my hubby's dismay).
This is my favorite photo of us - my sister Beth took it at the hospital.

It's obviously incomplete. I am planning to print out some journaling on a sheet of vellum for the left hand side. Then, I'll use the fuzzy string (brown blob right now) to go across the page and hang the coaster.

I loved this paper, too :) Not very baby-like, but I loved it.
This is Justin in his 'coming home' outfit. We put him in his car seat for the first time and he looked so tiny! It was also the first time he really cried. I didn't know what to do! My mom and the nurses didn't seem to mind at all ... seasoned vets.

I don't know what the blue/brown dot paper is, but the brown scroll and the journaling background are from Basic Grey - Lilykate and SweetPea respectively.
The ribbon is from Joanne's, the chipboard ribbon slide matches the coaster on the other page and I'm not sure what brand they are.
The title is made up of Basic Grey stickers and Making Memories chipboard letters.
I inked the chipboard letters with CTMH chocolate brown and then covered all the letters with CTMH liquid glass.

Baby Book - pages 8 and 9

Friends at the hospitalMore people coming to visit Justin at the hospital. We really were blessed.

The left page has a pull-out tag with a photo on it that I photographed outside of it's pocket. It kind of obscures the text, but I thought it was ok ... for now :)

This is the same paper pack, chipboard letters, and matching ribbon from Walmart that I used for the Family page.
The ribbon slide is from Making Memories.
I used eyelets and brads (misc.) to attach tags with everybody's name (just in case I forget :) )
Once again, I stamped the background for the title with little hand and footprints.
The 'visitors' is from Moniqua's Cricut machine. We had fun experimenting.

I guess that's it. I think I came up with the layout by myself, but you never know ... I get inspiration from all sorts of different places :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Baby Book - pages 6 and 7

FamilyThis is the layout of the family visits at the hospital.
There's my family and Kevin's family.
I used a paper kit from Walmart and the matching chipboard letters.
The layout is from the CTMH Cherish idea book.
I hand stamped the green paper (background to title) with baby hand and foot prints.
Stamps are from Walmart.
The bubble stickers are probably from Walmart, too. It's what I had :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Baby Book - Page 4 and 5

This page is very simple. It's just to highlight a few things - like his baby footprints (he had very big feet), the hospital bracelet, and the cover for the chocolate bars we got.

Page 5:

These are the pictures of Justin at the hospital right after he was born. I did this page 2 years ago - the same time as page 3. You can definitely see how my style has changed since then ...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Baby Album - page 3

So where's the baby?

These are the pictures of us at the hospital before Justin was born. I actually did this page a few years ago ... I'm just that bad at this - but I will be better!

The papers and stickers are from a baby boy kit that I got at Walmart years ago. There's a pull-out tag behind the picture of me and my huge tummy with journaling.

Once again if anybody has any hints on how to get better picture's, please let me know!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Baby Book - Page 2

Time for a new page:

This one is for the ultrasound. The hinges actually open up to reveal journaling about it, but that's boring ...
I used Basic Grey Urban Couture papers and unknown cardstock. I got the hinges at Joanne's but forget the brand name. The blue ribbon between the ultrasound pics is from Walmart and the 'It's a Boy' ribbon slider is from Making Memories.

Stay tuned for page 3!