Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Documenting Baby's First Year: 11 Months


I started scrapbooking in 2009 just prior to my son’s birth with the goal of making a baby book of his first year. Someone had given me an album, cardstock and stickers at a baby shower and that was my start.

As my son grew, I was dogged about one thing: taking a photo each month of my baby on his birthdate and writing down that month’s milestones. Recently, I was looking through his baby album and saw I had milestone layouts for months 1 – 9 and a birthday page for age 1. Hey, that’s pretty good. I was just missing milestones for months 10 and 11.


So, here we have it: the 11-month milestone page. I was grateful I had written these down. At the time, you think you’ll never forget. But trust me, new mommas, you will.  Here, I added the list of milestones to a cardstock pennant.


I used Echo Park Paper for this layout, primarily the Note To Self collection. The star paper is from EP’s Pride and Joy mini theme. The wood veneer heart is Studio Calico; stickers are October Afternoon. The Polaroid frame is a die cut from Paper Issues’ etsy shop.

And coming soon to a blog near you: the 10-month milestone page.

And speaking of Echo Park , I was so pleased to see this little beach ball card I made from EP scraps muscle its way into the week’s top 3 lists at Two Peas in a Bucket.  Two Peas just recently switched from daily top 3 lists to weekly ones. This shaped beach ball card topped the list for the week as the most liked project and came in 2nd as most bookmarked.


I originally blogged about this card here.  I had made the card for a publication call for shaped cards. It wasn't picked up, which is always a bit deflating, so it was extra sweet to find the card in the Two Peas rankings. :)  

26 comments:

  1. Loooove your layout!!! Congrats on being in the top three!! Your card is super cute!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. this layout is just too cute- that photo is just awesome!!

    congrats on the top 3 -- that card was just amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love love love that lo!!! ADORABLE photo and loveeeeee the pennants!! And CONGRATS on the shout out at 2 peas!! That's AWESOME!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a cute page! Love the banners!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your banner work on here, Izzy, and idea to do the journaling on one of them. The polaroid frame really helps put the focus on the photo and is a great place for the title too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love how you documented that Lizzy! Adorable layout and equally adorable photo!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, how sweet! The arrows are very striking and I LOVE the star paper. It so easy to forget all of those wonderful things they do! Congrats on the top3, that 2 Peas place sounds like fun.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the oversized banners paired with the scallops. What a cutie :) Wishing I'd written down milestones...my memory is toast!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great design - I have to agree with everyone about those banners :) LOVE how you journal on one of them...may need to lift from ya ;0) Have a great day!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great layout, I love how the arrows point to the photo! Love Penny

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great page! Congrats on 2Peas, but crazy that the mag didn't pick it up. It's adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This lo is sooooooooo CUTE!!! LOVE it!! Congrats on the 2Peas accomplishment!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a great accomplishment - especially when you're a new mom. Love the idea and the page is amazing. What an adorable kidlet.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the layout! I must go back and do that for my girls! Congrats on Two Peas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You were "deflated" about your beach ball?? Awwwww....now you know how awesome it is! Congrats on making it to the Top 3! Wonderful :) Love the big pennants on your layout....really cute how the last one has the journalling!

    ReplyDelete
  16. We have such similar scrapbooking stories! Love the layout and as a new mom I totally agree, it goes by way too fast!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cute layout! Love the design! Congrats on the card too! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. so cute!!! very simple but so darling~ love it:):) the banner is perfect!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. CUTE Layout!!! Love the penants :) I did a horrible job of keeping track of my kid's milestones, especially the 2nd one, OOPS!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What an adorable layout!! So wonderful that you wrote those milestones down. Congratulations on achieving the top rankings with your card at two peas!! We used to live in NC near Charlotte during the 80s and 90's and all of our children were born there. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I'm a new follower and if you like my work I invite you to follow me. ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. That is such a cute pic and the beach ball card has been my fav since I've seen it!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your son is adorable, I too planned on doing a similar page each month for my son's first year. He's just turned one! Managed to do some of the months but must get the others done asap!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hey Izzy. Just wanted to say well done on your beach ball card. It was great that it made top three in "most liked" and "most bookmarked". You can be really proud of yourself!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am in love with those papers!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I agree...more folks actually see it at 2ps...love what you've done with the EP collection; that one was actually one of my favorites that I am hoarding :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a sweet picture...he is so darn cute!
    Love this design!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...