June 29, 2011

Baby On Board-Mini Album

I had been planning on making something super special for my co-worker who is expecting a baby.. She is going on maternity leave this Friday (day after tomorrow) and I was afraid I wouldnt get this done before then, but here it is.. All complete!!
She isn't due till November, but she manages the Produce department and those boxes are big and heavy, and so its best she didnt' strain herself and just stay at home and enjoy the rest of her pregnancy..
I have added lots of cute little things in here to keep a journal of her progress and so with that, here is the mini album I created for her:

It is a maternity shirt (cut from Everyday paperdolls cartridge) mini album.. it measures about 6x6!!

When you flip the first page, this is for her to write down when she found out she was expecting and then when she actually gives birth, I also added a photo mat for her to put a picture of her while is is pregnant..
I actually used my Cricut Imagine to create the clock.. white cardstock and colored in the clock with the color choices.. super fun and easy!!!

We all gain weight and evetually our feet disappear right?..LOL  I created this cute little cut with my cricut!! the clothes are from the Everyday Paperdolls cart and then tummy and belly button I created using George and Basic Shapes.. I also added two little journaling and photo tags that pull out from behind the dye cut..

Cravings anyone?  foods that make you ill?.. been there, done that...LOL  I thought it would be fun for her to write down all of the foods she really craved and then also all the foods that she didn't want to eat.. I have pull out tags and pockets on both pages..

I know she will be going in for her first Ultrasound next week and I can't wait for her to be able to put all of the information on this page.. I added a big photo mat for the ultrasound photo and then a pocket with tags for all of the journaling.. hopefully she will write down her ultrasound experience!!

I remember when I was pregnance that it felt like the baby was doing a boogy inside.. my boys were both over 8lbs, so I was running out of room..LOL  Amber was a preemie, but even her stretches took my breath away..
I thought she could add photos of her in here when the baby first starts moving and then if they get lucky enough to get a pic of a kick or something.. lets keep our fingers crossed.. I also added some pull out tags for journaling and photos..

for supplies used:

Cricut Expression
Deep cut blade housing

Everyday Paperdolls: prenancy shirt for the mini and the outfit(inside)
Nates' ABC's: Title font for all pages.
George and Basic Shapes: Stomach and belly button..
Pooh and Friends: Apple Basket
Graphically Speaking: Clock
Mother's Day Bougette: Flowers and leaves

Tags and pockets: hand made
Envelopes: blue and white
Circle punch: Fiskars (medium)
Small flower punch: Fiskars

Flowers : Prima
liquid Pearl: white
inks: Versa ink (brown and green)
white gel pen: faux stitching
large heart shaped brads
pearl halves: prima
white binder rings
fibers: Basic Grey
hand made charm
Tim Holtz Frangments
Tim Holtz Swivel clasp
lace and ribbon
baby onesy button

I'm thinking thats it.. hopefully I didn't leave anything out..
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my mini album.. 
Hope everyone has a great and creative rest of the week..


  1. Oh girl....what a treasure this is! What a treasure you are! What excites me is that she'll always remember you and surely will have this forever!
    The colors are awesome, like only you can put together. And the details are just like you...a mix of sweet and silly!

    Oh and the metal page below! Dude that's freakin' badazz! Love it beyond belief!!!!

  2. Super cute I'm sure you co worker is going to love it.

  3. OMG Nanne, you've done it again - this mini album is awesome. So much detail, all the wee embellishments, the titles, the fibres - love it, and so will your co-worker - Beautiful.... Hugs x

  4. Wow! This is one of the cutest albums I've seen! Everything about it is gorgeous. She will love it.

  5. Wow Nanne....you outdid yourself on this one..I love everything about it...especially the saying you added made me laugh. I too remember the craving I could not have or the smell of vension cooking really made me sick..but I love it. I too remember my Lilly doing the boogy...I know she will really love this. What a special mini too remember all those moments. TFS

  6. this is pure sweetness, Nane! I don't know why I have such a hard time with mini albums....

  7. I am ditto-ing everyone else's comments. YOU are amazing. This is the cutest Mini-album I've ever seen.
    Almost makes me want to get PG again (not!). LOL

    Honestly, this is truly an adorable keepsake. (A treasure, to be sure!)

    Thanks for sharing! I love it!

  8. Nanne, I am completely speechless! I LOVE LOVE mini albums! This book is not even mine, but I was so touched by it. I can tell it was made with so much love and care. I love the papers and colors of it so much. You put the most important memories of a pregnancy in here. Amazing gift that will be cherished forever by mom and child:)

  9. This is such a special mini! I can't wait to see more! I was positive I left a comment the other day, but I've been having problems with blogger!

  10. Oh Nan, I just love this it is SUPER Cute !!!!
    She is gonna LOVE IT !!!
    HUgs Wanda

  11. So so so adorable! I love that you didn't chose to use traditional baby colors! Congrats on being a Whimsical Wednesday Designer! I am excited to get started as well. Melanie

  12. Oh, Nanné, you co-worker is just going to love this mini! adorable and colorful!... I too have a co-worker whose daughter is pregnant and I promised to help her create enough layouts for an album, but I said one by one as the special moments happened during the next year!
    Thanks for leaving such sweet comment on my blog, can't wait to see your wreath, ha!!
    Hugs ~Gaby

  13. This turned out beautifully! It will definitely be treasured by the recipient! : )

  14. What a sweet mini! Love that you made it for the mom to be to documents all of those special moments in a pregnancy!! Love the mix of papers! You're such a sweetie to make this for her!!

  15. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love this mini-album and I look forward to working with you on the WWDT. Hugs- Glora

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