Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Treasure for the first Twelve Months....

My good friend's daughter is having her first baby in February. I wanted to make a special gift for the "New Mother to Be". What to make? After trying to come op with an idea, I had run across a blog that I really enjoy. Bloggin' With Bobbie. I saw a post about a Christmas book she made, The 25 Days of Christmas. I thought why not change the idea into "Baby's first 12 months". I went on Bobbie blog a few days after I finished my book, and she posted a baby's first year book. Boy, I wish she would have made that first, it would have really helped me out! Well let me share my creation with you.
The inside cover had a place to record the height and weight of the baby for the upcoming 1st year. Each page of the book was decorated and then a special photo from the month could be added by the parents.
I added a half page for each month, so that the new parents could journal about their bundle of joy.
The colors of paper I chose, matched the bedding and decorations that were in the nursery.

Little pockets were added to the pages so special things could be tucked away and cherished for years to come.

The new parents to be, do not know if their new arrival is a girl or boy. I didn't use a lot of blue or pink, just fun primary colors...

I love using silk flowers as embellishments. Go to Michaels Crafts and purchase an entire stem of a silk flower and then tear the petals apart. This is much cheaper than going to the scarpbooking store and buying individual petals to use. Try this idea next time you have a project.

Here's another tip....Try the dollar store for embellishments. Many of them have a wonderful selection of scarbooking embellishments.

Finally the back cover.... I hope this is a book that will hold CHERISHED memories.
When I finished this gift I was really happy with the outcome. The "New Mom to BE" was excited to get it at the shower. It truly was a "Creation From My Heart'. The next baby shower invitation you receive, think about making a book that will become a treasure to enjoy over the years.

Even before the STARS Lit up the sky, YOU had a place In the heart of GOD…

5 comments:

Stacey said...

That is an awesome gift!

tammy said...

That is so, so cute!

Bobbi-Jo said...

Oh, it turned out so cute! What a fabulous idea to use papers that coordinate with the nursery! Nice touch! She'll love it!

Stephie C said...

I saw this featured over on another site and fell in love! Not only will it be the perfect gift for my bestfriend's (who happens to be a scrapbooker so I KNOW she will cherish it) baby shower in January I also plan to make one for my own new bundle due in March 2010 :) THANKS for Sharing!!!

Stephie C said...

HI Sherry It was your project but they had featured it on another site that then linked me to your project here :) I will try and find what site it was..I am not on the same computer I usually use so hopefully I saved the link so I can share with you :)I am working on mine for my friend today so will make sure to let you know when I post pics of the finished project over on my blog.

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