E: great EXPECTATIONS

For my “E” week I decided to make a page about me being pregnant with Zach. This has been on my “to scrap list” for the longest time and now he is already 1 year and 6 months old… so it’s about time I finally did it.

photo-1

The original title was actually “Expecting YOU” but in the middle of the project I decided o change it. I like this title better and anyway, the story I wanted to document is the feelings I had while I was EXPECTING Zach. I opted to document this stage in my life for the following reasons… {one} this is a first for me… {two} I want to remember how it feels like to be pregnant just in case I want to go through this again. LOL.

the DETAILS

Selecting the paper was hard… I knew beforehand that I was going to use the Provo Craft maternity themed paper my sister, Hope, gave me more than a year ago, but finding the coordinating paper that went with it was hard. The “wave” paper is actually part of DCWV’s Christmas collection but since the colors matches the CS and my PP I decided to use it and anyway it’s not really that “Christmasy”.

wave-pattern

I matted the photo with a plain pink paper that I tore and inked for a distress look and then embossed using my Cuttlebug. I adhered the photo using a double-sided foam tape for added dimension.

matting

I wanted to incorporate my Prenatal Record so I tucked it behind the photo and my journaling. You can actually pull it out for a closer look.

med-record

For my title, I made use of Heidi Swapp’s free digital elements and I just edited it to fit my needs. I printed it on a CS and cut along the image.

title

The paper flower I made using my Cuttlebug and I added Petaloo silk flowers with DCWV brad on top. I adhered it using pop dots.

flowers

To finish it off I added a burgundy lace ribbon behind the photo… I stitched and adhered buttons on the Prenatal Record to draw the viewer’s eyes on it and lastly I added black crystals/bling to outline the wave pattern of the paper.

That’s it for my “E” project. Stay tuned for our “F” week. I am planning to make more than one LO for this one. As for my December Daily… still no update but I haven’t forgotten it. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy weekend you all.

xoxoxo
Faith

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Tool-tally Scrappin’ Weekend: Provo Craft Cuttlebug

Over the coming weekends we will be featuring tools, tools, tools! These are the ones we find very useful and worth the investment. We will start off with Provo Craft’s Cuttlebug and why we love this product:

  • Not only for die cutting, it’s for embossing to! It can even emboss on transparencies so you can add texture to your project. Do look out for their tag teams. It has 1 die cut and 4 embossing folders in a set, so you can create different looks with your layout.
    Butterfly Tag Team
  • Its low maintenance: no changing of blades, inks and the cutting dies are cheaper compared to other die cutting machines. You can also use other manufacturer’s die cuts! (Go to product demos for Erin of Creating Keepsakes review of the product).
  • It’s portable. You can bring it to your crop sessions and because you don’t have to hook it up to a computer or a power source you have the freedom to use it wherever, whenever!
  • It takes up little storage space. That is valuable if you only have a scrap corner like us!

This tool is worth every cent so if you’re looking for a die cutting machine, this one takes the cake. Its the bug you must have!

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