Thursday, 22 May 2014

Expecting you

really wanted to document my baby bump and how I felt when I found out I was expecting. The journaling on this layout says "your dad and me were so excited when we found out we were having you. My tummy got really big when you were growing and you liked to kick your feet" I want Nathan to be able to look at his scrapbook in years to come and know how much he was wanted. 

I used a old Scrapagogo stamp from a past kit to create the clod emblishment with pins...

To emblish this page I used maya road chipboard clothes which I painted ble and used mini pegs to create a washing line with yellow twine as I sent a lot of time washing clothes ready for Nathan's arrival. 

Katie x

Welcome Nathan

I've been really busy with Nathan's album and I'm really enjoying project life the mix of using 12x12 with mixed sized pockets. It's a purfect way to document a new baby when you may not nessicarily have the time to 12x12 layout of every single photograph taken capturing the special moments! 

I'm planning to share lots of layouts from the album in the next coming weeks. 

For this layout which features at the beginning of the album as a introduction. I used Bella boulevard 'we're expecting' baby boy paper with a selection of yellow and blue papers I had in my stash I do believe the heart one is dear Lizzie range, I also incorporated a journaling card from the simple stories snap baby boy range. Emblished with a wooden baby grow and buttons. The alphas are AC chipboard Thickers in Roster grey. 

I really love this picture of Nathan he was 7days old and we had a photoshoot at my house he looks so peaceful. 

Enjoy Katie xxxx

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Your arrival

Well all I can say is I had really difficult  laybour with Nathan, I was induced three days early as I was suffering from all the signs of pre-eclampsia. My labour was very quick and I got to 8cm all on my own with gas and air for the last 10cm however things went down hill very quickly reasulting in a emergency forceps delivery in theater. So shocked was a understatement my body just went into overdrive.

However when it came to scrapbooking about Nathan's arrival I took a child friendly approach and my jouranaling on this layout really helped me to come to terms with how I felt about my labour. It's still a very touchy subject for me but I really wanted Nathan to have this documented in his album alongside the first picture I took of him.  

I used a grey cardsrock and used snap simple stories baby boy card for my journaling which says  "on the day you arrived, daddy arrived at the hospital at 7am mummy was in lots of pain very quickly and had to have some help to deliver you. So the doctors took mummy to theater where she had a special needle in her back and the doctors helped deliver you. You were born at 9.56am, weighing 8lb 3oz." 

I cut out the sentiment welcome little one from a diffrent journaling card and added hearts, foil Thickers saying Nathan and some glittery doddlebug boarders. Let me know what you think....

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Your New Room

I wanted to document Nathan's nursery as so much time is spent when your pregnant in "feathering the nest" and preparing for the arrival of your little one sometimes is easy to forget to record these special memories. 

We decorated the room in a nurtural way we chose Timbucktales range by mummas and puppas which featured a owl and the pussy cat emblished cover for the cot with multicoloured stars. It's such a beautiful set perfect for girl or boy as we didn't know what sex we were having. 

For this layout I used a project life page protector and used some foil chipboard Thickers to create a 4x6 title card as well as using my punches to make a little emblishment on a 2x3 pocket. I just love he colours used in Nathan's room they bend so well with the papers and the 'twinkle twinkle little star you don't know how loved you are" card by simple stories baby boy lends itself perfectly with the mix of photos.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

The brightest star in the sky

So I've been a little absent lately due to the birth of my little boy Nathan born 11th January 2014 at 9.56am weighing 8lb 3oz. But in this time I've been busy scrapbooking his first moments I've decided to do a project life style album as I thought it would be more manageable and it's been perfect. Just a little peak at the stash I've braught for this project :-)

So today I'm going to share a A4 sized layout I completed at my local scrapbook crop recently. I used the new pebbles special delivery boy papers. I also used my star embossing folder to add texture to the page.
I also used a big shot star die to cut out starts raised on foam pads and emblished with a sweet dreams sentiment and star pin.