My great nephew, Jackson, came for his first visit this weekend and I am utterly in love with him! But I don't have any photos of us together. Remiss of me, I know. But here he is with his mama & daddy :)
|My niece Amanda with her husband Fabian and almost 4 month old son Jackson! LOVE THEM!!!|
I haven't done any crafting in many months so I decided to make him a chipboard and fabric mini album for his newborn pictures. It might just be me but newborn boy conjures up pale blue, soft yellow, green and cream with some vintage brown thrown in for depth...soft & sweet because there is nothing as soft or sweet as a brand new baby. I mean, look at those precious cheeks!!!
Paper pack is Anna Griffin 'Hannah' Collection for Boys.
Ribbon is from Mighty Dollar which means frugal but no brand name.
Material scraps are just that.
This cream colored page is muslin fabric (I think) glued with Tombow onto some cardstock for stability. Scor tape was used to secure almost everything else. That stuff is awe. some.
I bought a couple of cute sticker sets from Hobby Lobby.
The french script stamp always makes a nice background on fabric. I made some journaling tags from embossed paper in the Hannah collection for the little flocked pockets and cut out the ducky from another piece of paper from the collection.
Doilies may not seem standard for a baby boy album but combined with inking it created more of the vintage feel I was trying to achieve. And the little wire heart for holding a photo adds a nice touch along with roughing up the paper edges :)
A few more journaling tags...and another fabric page, this time in a blue paisley. It's actually lighter than it appears. Most of the photos were taken out in the sun and it really ended up being too bright. I didn't have enough time to go back and re-photograph. I tried taking some inside on a black background but I was in a time crunch!
A little shabby flower made from the same material as the first fabric page with an adorable LOVE brad contributed by my daughter.
I found a whole package of these great little envelopes at Hobby Lobby. For a lock of Jackson's hair, I inked the envelope with the french script and a silhouette from a set I bought from Michael's ages and ages ago. Wrapped some twine around it and put a little silver blue pearl on it.
I love the pops of yellow on the blue. The silk flowers and ribbon make a nice compliment of color and style.
Journaling tags for mom and a key to her heart!