F: Faces of Zach + a few a Zach’s First milestones

For the record, I have officially made 7 1-page layouts, 3 2-page LOs, 1 altered project and ½ mini-album (The other half is still put on hold until… I don’t know when. LOL) and I still have a few lined up before the month ends. WOW! That is a lot of output from me. 🙂 I must say I’m proud of myself for sticking with our 26-letters: 26-weekends challenge and I am truly “enjoying the process”. (ala Heidi Swapp) 🙂

I had a lot of projects planned for “F” week but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to finish it all because it was a very busy and tiring two weeks with 2 out of town trips.

Anyway here are my LOs…

Faces of Zach

My hubby, my sister and I have a lot of favorite photos of Zach and since I can’t scrap it all individually, I decided to make just one LO out of all our favorites. These photos were taken when Zach was less than a year old.

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Since this LO is loaded with a lot of photos I did not feel the need to add a lot of embellishments. I just added some gromlets, a few stars and circles, ribbons, buttons and of course the title and it’s done.

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I also added photo captions on each picture to illustrate Zach many expressions.

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My hubby loves this LO and it never failed to put a smile on his face every time he looks at it. 🙂

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Zach’s FIRST milestones

FIRST STEP: Baby Steps

Capturing and documenting Zach’s milestones is one of the many reasons why I started scrapping. I know I am a lucky Mom to be able to do this and I am so grateful.

I finished this LO in a short period of time. I didn’t really do much with this one. I love the paper so much that I did not have the heart to cut it up. LOL. So I just adhered it to a cardstock, added the photos, stripe paper, ribbons, buttons, title, journaling and tadah… it’s done.

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Up close:

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This is a simple and easy to make LO and the outcome is one fun and lively page.

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FIRST SOLID FOOD: Spoon FULL of… LOVE

This is one of my favorites. I just love the color combination and the layout of the whole page. When I started making this I really didn’t have an idea how it will look like.

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I would have used some chipboard and rub-on letters for the title but since I don’t have any, I decided to stamp the letters and added string and flowers.

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A little bit of flourishes and bling…

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My journaling tag... (I still have to write my journaling for this one).

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More details…

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FIRST HAIRCUT: The Mane Event

I have to admit that I made this LO late last year but since I consider any LO unfinished until I share it then technically this is still new. 🙂

This is one of those pages that took me a long time to finish because {one} I wanted to include a lot of photos, {two} I don’t know how to do it without over crowding the page and {three} I don’t normally do a two-page LO. After reading Ali Edwards’ A Designer’s Eye for scrapbooking book I got inspired to do this…

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I created balance on the 2 pages by {one} using one focal photo on the first page and a gathering of photos on the second and {two} the elements on both pages are visually equal.

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I included some of Zach’s hair and put it inside a vellum envelope I created.

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I printed the title (MANE) using free fonts from the net I just edited the colors to fit with the paper. I would love to acknowledge the designer of this font but honestly I forgot where I downloaded it. I’m sorry for not mentioning your name but I’m really thankful.

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Here is the second page.

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I solved my dilemma of not overcrowding the page with a lot of photos by hiding some of them. I created these flaps on the cardstock by using a craft knife and adhering the four photos under it. I then proceeded on embellishing the top with elements that matches with the first page.

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Even though it took me awhile to finish this LO, I am happy with the outcome.

I still have a lot of “Zach’s FIRST” to scrap like his first bath, his first swim and so on but since I don’t have the time to finish it all I am considering “F” week as an unfinished project like my “D” week. 🙂

That’s it for now. Thanks for dropping by and checking out our site. I hope you can find the time to drop by again. Anyway, if any of you are or were inspired to do our 26-letters: 26-weekends challenge, do leave a comment and include a link to your site so that we can check it out.

xoxoxo
Faith

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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

My “Kaya” challenge entry

U R My Sonshine

I forgot to share this layout with you… This is my first entry to Pinoy Scrapbookers’ monthly challenge.

The challenge for this month (Feb) is to:
1) Create a LO about a love one
2) Choose a song associated with your love
3) Use song title or a phrase from the song you chose
4) Journaling should be the entire song or part of the song that is meaningful to you
5) Use stitches… hand or machine made

Here is my take…

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This LO is inspired by the song “You Are My Sunshine”. I just played with the title a little bit and changed it to “U R My Sonshine”. There is one verse in the song that really conveys how I feel about my one and only son. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this song.

Up close:

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Some stitching…

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Journaling:

-You brighten my day with just a smile.
– You fill my heart with love and joy.
– You mean the world to me.
– You are my everything.
I wouldn’t ask for anything more coz’ I have you, my perfect little “SONSHINE”!

love,
Mommy

When I see the world through your young eyes, everything becomes new again.
The moon is brighter, the sun warmer, and the stars even more mysterious.
Yet nothing is as glorious as YOU. ~~~ Maya Angelou ~~~

This is the song lyric that I incorporated in my LO:

You are my sunshine, My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear, How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Materials Used:

K & Company Mira Golden Swirl Die-Cut Paper, DCWV Cardstock, MY Mind’s Eye, Magnolia Collection Paper, Computer Fonts, Buttons, Diamond Glaze, Colorbox Ink Pad, Tombow and Zots adhesives

You can check out my entry as well as the other beautiful entries here.

Thanks for dropping by. ‘Til next time. Have a safe and happy weekend you all.

D: December Daily

Yah, I know I’m two months behind in making this project…but I can explain! My very generous sister Hope made two sets of December Daily (DD) albums… one for her and one for me. She sent it to me last December, right before Christmas and I got it last month. I wasn’t able to work on this right away because I still have some projects to finish plus we started on our 26-letters: 26 weekends Challenge, so needless to say I had my hands full.

I have to admit that I almost did not push through with this project. I was thinking of using this for my 2009 DD but when I thought of how much my sister spent (money & time) so that I can document our holiday made me feel guilty. And I know she is going to be disappointed if I back out.

So for my “D” week I decided to work on this album. I know this is a big project to embark and I need more than 2 weeks to finish it but this is my opportunity and if I’m not going to work on it now then I may never find the time or the right motivation to do so.

Anyway, brace yourself to a pic-loaded post coz here comes the first batch. I finished days 1 to 14 and I’ll be working on the rest while also doing my take on “E” week. Good luck to me. 🙂

front-coverFront Cover (Holiday Memories)

It looks exactly like my sister’s but the content is very different…

cover-page1Cover page (2008 December to Remember)

cover-pageUp close (2008 December to Remember)

page-1-2Pages 1 & 2

page-11Up close: page 1 (The countdown begins…)

page-2Up close: page 2

Note: This tag I got from Jessica Sprague’s Stories in Hand on-line class. I just edited the color and the text. When you lift the page, you can find my journal for this particular day. It is attached to a sheer page.

page-3-4Pages 3 & 4 ( a gift of a family)

Note: For the 3rd page, I haven’t decided yet if I want to add something or just leave it as it is.

page-4Up close: page 4

page-5-61Pages 5 & 6

page-5Up close: page 5 (Jolly Young Fella)

page-6Up close: page 6 (1, 2, 3 Kiss)

page-7-8Pages 7 & 8

page-7Up close: page 7

page-8Up close: page 8 (moments)

Note: Journaling behind the photos.

page-9-10Pages 9 & 10

page-9Up close: page 9 (Sights & Sounds of Christmas)

page-10Up close: page 10

page-11-12Pages 11 & 12

page-111Up close: page 11 (silent night)

page-12Up close: page 12 (7)

page-13-14Pages 13 & 14

page-13Up close: page 13 (Notes from Today)

page-141Up close: page 14

page-15-16Pages 15 & 16

page-15Up close: page 15

page-16Up close: page 16 (fun memories)

page-17-18Pages 17 & 18

Note: For page 17, I still have to add my journaling.

page-18Up close: page 18 (Party)

page-19-20Pages 19 & 20

page-19Up close: page 19

page-20Up close: page 20

page-21-22Pages 21 & 22

page-21Up close: page 21

page-221Up close: page 22 (on the 12th day of Christmas)

page-23-24Pages 23 & 24

page-23Up close: page 23

page-24Up close: page 24 (Mommy, where’s Santa?)

page-25-26Pages 25 & 26

page-25Up close: pages 25 (all wrapped up)

page-26Up close: page 26 (Around the House)

Note: I had to edit each photo so that it will show through the overlay page). Hard work! 🙂

page-27-28Pages 27 & 28 (Trimmings)

albumThis is what it looks like from the side. I still have more room for the remaining pages but I have to be careful not to overdo this.

Whew, I’m finally done! Good thing I only finished days 1 to 14, if not, it would have taken me forever just to post this. LOL. Anyway, I’ll be sharing the rest of the pages when I’m done. As to when it will be, I still don’t know but do drop by to check it out.

Ok that’s it for now. Thanks for dropping by. See yah.

xoxoxo

Faith

A: Alike

Before anything else, I would like to say I love this idea my sister, Hope, thought of. It is a great motivation for me to scrap and make crafty projects. And also, the good thing about this is at the end of the year I will have 26 or more, finished projects. That is of course, if I can keep up with this challenge. 🙂

Enough about that, here is my take on “A” week. I’ve been meaning to document my husband and son’s likeness but I never got around to doing it until now. The timing of this project is perfect, because I have the pictures I want and I knew before this challenge came about that the title of this page would be “ALIKE”.

In this LO, I wanted to include a lot of pictures to show how alike they really are. Not just physically but also in their ways.

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I painted this wooden letters with Making Memories Emerald glaze and stamped it.

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I had a hard time balancing the two pages because most of the pictures on the right page are colorful compared to the left page. To solve this problem I just added orange, red & blue gromlets to tie in the two pages.

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When I finished adhering the photos, I felt it was too bare and so I added borders… (flowers + ribbon + bling)

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To connect the journaling and the photos I added a stamped image of a hand using Making Memories Magnetic stamps.

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To finish the project, I added my signature/date spot. I’m planning to incorporate this on all my LOs so that future generations will know who and when it was made.

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Journaling says:

It’s amazing to see how alike you both are, not only in your looks but also in your ways. I hope you will always find the time to discover your similarities while you embrace your differences.

Materials:

Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Gretel Collection – Fairy Tales
We R Memory Makers Gromlets
Prima Flowers
Rik-Rak ribbon
Bling
Making Memories Glaze paint
Stamps: Making Memories Magnetic Stamps & Passport Clear Stamp, EK Success Image Tree clear stamp
Wooden letters
Making Memories Tag Maker
StazOn & Colorbox Ink pads

So that’s it for my “A” week. Please do drop by again to check out our “B” week.

Have a good one!

xoxoxo
Faith

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