Wednesday, March 9, 2011

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY & Growing In Unity!

Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity week! Today is a VERY special day for me. My son was born 1 year ago today. :D He is seriously the best surprise I've ever had. I was not expecting to be pregnant when I found out I was and now our lives just wouldn't be complete without him! He is so sweet and so loving. He has 2 of the best big sisters, too! I wanted to step a little out of my card making comfort zone and create a scrapbook for him. So, I decided to create a paperbag album chronicling his first year. The pages I'm sharing are the last for his birthday. I plan to use all this gorgeous October Afternoon Ducks In A Row paper for the entire album. I just love it and have quite a bit of it so I'm not going to hoard it any longer! I know it has some pink in it but eh, it's for a baby, that's OK, right?! LOL

One of my favorite things about my ippity stamps are the journaling stamps that are perfect for scrapbooks as well as cards! I thought this would be cute to share 10 things I love about my son as he turns a year old. It's something I'm going to carry throughout the scrapbook so there will be 10 things I love for each month.

Here is the 2 page layout together. I love the paper bag idea because the middle short page is PERFECT for your journaling. Also, it has pockets *from the bag* to put keep sakes, or even create pull out pages for additional pictures/journaling.

There are just sample pictures - since it is his birthday today I don't have pictures yet! I just thought it would show better if I put pictures in it. I really love how it turned out and can't wait to finish the rest! I love how these papers also match perfectly with Week 2 of the Ippity Monthly Challenge!

Supplies:
Designer Paper: Ducks in a Row by October Afternoon
Stamps: Love In Return, Life's Little Moments, Moon Beam & Heart Strings, Dots for Sure - All by Ippity
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Canvas tag, Button & Twine from stash.

12 comments :

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to your baby boy! He will LOVE this book when he gets older and will certainly appreciate your hard work! My fav is the little squares that say "happy birthday"

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!! Happy Birthday Trey!!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous project! I love it!

Sanwanya said...

Happy Birthday Trey! I can not believe he is 1 already wow!! And still cute as ever!Love the scrapbook you did a fantastic job!
♥sanwanya

Gwen said...

LOVE this Carisa! So adorable and so is Trey! Happy Birthday to him and congrats on one year of parenting!!

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday to your little man! Your album is so beautiful! I have never made a paper bag album before but, from looing at yours, I do want to give it a try!

joanieg said...

Your paper bag album is so cute and your son is a real doll!! I like that your using October Afternoon paper!
Great job

Joanie

Izababy and KJ's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Trey! Just love your album!

sharon g said...

October Afternoon is THE BEST!!!! LOVE the designs, LOVE the company!!!!! Good job.

Angel said...

Awesome! And what a cute little guy!

Rachel B said...

Happy Birthday Little One and I love the little album! So cute!

lynn said...

he's beautiful! love his name, too!

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