Monday, November 3, 2014

Ho Ho Ho --- It's Finished!

Well, it took waaay longer than expected, but the infamous Baby Shower Album is officially finished. The baby shower was like in August, and I gave Mom-To-Be the album even though it was only a little more than half complete.  For whatever reason, about 2 weeks before the shower I decided to make the album as my gift.  I should have known it would not be completed because I just don't work that fast when it comes to scrapbooking.  I got the album back and had every intention on having it finished before the baby was born, but that didn't happen.  Well Baby Josie is now almost two weeks old and I can finally give her Mommy this beautiful keepsake.

This last week was a little hectic, but I was able to get more layouts finished and was down to needing just one more page.  I knew I wanted it to be a Christmas layout and was determined to get it done today...and I did...YAY!!!!!

So here it is, my grand finale page...

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The paper piecing files are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  The Santa and Reindeer are from, well, the "Santa and Reindeer" file.  This collection actually has three different reindeer; the one I made, one with a wreath around his head, and another one doing a handstand with a strand of Christmas lights tangled in his antlers (and it is adorable!).  The sign is the "North Pole" pattern.  I printed the words on the sign and cut them down to the pattern size.  The cute little penguin is actually a sticker from my stash, but I thought he looked so cute just hanging out at the base of the North Pole!

I used Thickers for "Josie &" and then used some super old K&Company sticker letters for the "Santa". I LOVE these sticker letters and don't know why I never used them before.  I will absolutely use them for some of my own Christmas layouts.

Here is a closer look at the paper piecings and title block:

I really like how this page turned out.  Now all that's left to do is to make sure I have photos of all the layouts, put them in order in the album, and deliver it back to the new Mom & Dad.  I hope they love how it turned out as much as I do.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my latest project.  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!


  1. What an epic undertaking this little book for the new baby.....crazy beautiful watching it come together.. Thanks for sharing each page filled with LOVE!

  2. Thanks Susan! It's almost like I hated to part with became my OWN "baby" LOL!