Thursday, December 11, 2008

Celebrate, Celebrate DAY 11

Welcome! THIS is DAY 11 and we are still celebrating! Check out SHARON JOHNSON'S Party Central! Challenges & Blog Candy galore in celebration of her 1,000,000 blog hits.

Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!

You DO NOT need to have a Blog to play — uploading your project to SCS (Splitcoaststampers.com) is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Use the KEYWORD SSC08 when uploading.

TODAY'S CHALLENGE HAPPENINGS AJ Otto - The Willow Garden - Wrapping gifts? Probably! If you are in need of some tags to tape on those packages,— check in on AJ's Featured Project. Play along with AJ's Challenge so you, too, can have some nice gift tags to use this season! AJ's designers: Heather, Janine, Dee, LeAnne, Jerri and Sharon Jerri Jimenez - A Touch of Grace - Jerri's Featured Project is a beautiful 6 x 6 Scrapbook she made. Jerri also has BLOG CANDY to offer today! Jerri's designers: Barb (that's me) and Jennifer TODAY'S BLOG CANDY OFFERINGS Deb Saaranen - Dream in Color - Deb has BLOG CANDY for us today! Jerri Jimenez - A Touch of Grace - Jerri also has BLOG CANDY! There is another reason for celebration in our family! We will welcome our first grandchild in 2009! And, of course I had to make his first 6x6 album, all ready for pictures! I decided to do an alphabet album. I will not show you all the pages, only a few! I LOVE to scrapbook and have completed many albums for our daughters. Sad to say though, they are in their twenty's and I have not completed their last box (big box) of pictures! This is a We R Memory Keepers 6x6 two ring binder album. I purchased it at my local scrap booking store. The pages are top loading and I cut PAPERTREYink white stampers select paper as my base for each page insert. Wanting to keep it very quick and simple, I used embellished stickers, Zoophabets 2 by Cathy Heck, C.R.Gibson. Building on that for my alphabet letter, I stamped with my JUST RITE lower case letters and used Copic markers to color in. Cuttlebug embossing throughout the book helps adds some texture to the layouts. Is this mini diaper pin the cutest? Attached with a brad and this time my stamped letter is on colored card stock. These stickers are so adorable and go along with the zoo theme of the nursery too! I did not do a lot stamping in the album, but I could not resist this image from GinaK Designs! Perfect for the blocks page. Some of the letters are not always the first letter, as you see in this example. This little guy is Copic colored. The stickers also included trim borders of stars and dots. Perfect for some of the page layouts. LOVE this page, I scallop punched a swiss dot cuttlebug embossed piece of card stock to create a frame. Close up of the letter G page! I adore this page too! So much fun. So easy to create using pre inked JUST RITE letters and stickers along with a bit of card stock. What a quick and simple way to get an entire alpha album completed. Our daughter loved it, she had tears of joy when she opened it! Can't wait to see our grandson's pictures on the pages! Take good care and hope you are having a great week so far! Thanks so much for stopping by, I am blessed by your visits! Tomorrow, I will have the Featured Project for Sharon's final day of her Stamp Simply Celebration! YOU don't want to miss it! I will see you then!

9 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHH CONGRATS Barb!!!!!!! And what a beautiful keepsake!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb your album is so adorable and you will certainly cherish that new grandbaby. They are the best!

Joan

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, Barb!!! HUGE Congrats on the new grandson soon-to-come!!! You must be SO excited!!! What a wonderful time, and I LOVE the gorgeous book you made for him! Those letters are just perfect. And I must say, I have never used that alpha set -- but you have inspired me to pull it out -- THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a cute little scrapbook!! Awesome layout ideas! What a treasured gift this would be!!!

Mary Sue said...

Being grandparents is the BEST thing in the world. Love the ABC album. Happy Holidays

Annapurna said...

Love the album and all the elements you put on it. Very cute! Congratulations on your upcoming grand baby!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the grandparents and the parents!! A new little life to treasure and guide--how precious. Your ABC scrapbook is adorable and I know will be treasured and dog-eared by your grandson. I'm adding the happy occasion to my prayer list for healthy and happy.
Gail S.

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Barb!! How exciting!! Your book is gorgeous and so wonderful!!!

Donna said...

are you kidding us?! Of course you're not!! that is FABULOUS news, yea!! what a sweet book, bet you're excited about a boy since you have 2 girls-fun!